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Gizmodo:
Knight First Amendment Institute, Gizmodo, and others ask Facebook to amend its ToS, which prohibits the use of journalistic tools like web scrapers   —  Last year, we launched an investigation into how Facebook's People You May Know tool makes its creepily accurate recommendations.
Aug 8, 2018, 4:45 AMIn context
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Facebook is redesigning its mobile app's navigation bar to show people shortcuts for the products they use most frequently like Marketplace, Groups, or Watch   —  Facebook said Tuesday it's redesigning its mobile app's navigation bar — at the bottom of the screen for iPhones …
Jul 31, 2018, 1:50 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Divvy, a Utah-based real-time expense tracking startup, raises $35M Series B after $10.5M Series A in May; source: Divvy valuation nearly tripled to $150M-$200M   —  Divvy CEO Blake Murray raised two funding rounds in three months without leaving his office in Utah.
Jul 24, 2018, 7:05 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook confirms users can now sync their Instagram contacts to Messenger   —  Facebook wants to expand your Messenger contact list with a little help from Instagram.  The company has launched a feature in Messenger that pulls in your contacts from Instagram, if you opt to connect your account.
Jul 18, 2018, 5:45 PMIn context
Alfred Ng / CNET:
How Facebook, Google, and Twitter train and use AI to manage abuse on a massive scale with some human help as false positives remain a challenge for AI   —  From stamping out trolls to removing fake bot accounts, here's how social networks are waging war using AI weapons.
Jul 14, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Facebook:
Facebook is shutting down Android contacts app Hello, fitness tracking app Moves, and anonymous teen social media app tbh due to “low usage”   —  We wanted to let you know that we are shutting down three apps due to low usage: Moves, tbh and Hello.
Jul 2, 2018, 6:15 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook will require businesses using its Custom Audiences ad tool to declare whether contact information was gained with user consent starting July 2   —  Facebook is hoping to avoid another privacy scandal by adding new accountability and transparency requirements for businesses that use …
Jun 13, 2018, 11:25 AMIn context
Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
Some political ads slipped or bypassed Facebook's new restrictions for disclosure and authorization in California's Fourth Congressional District primary   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Regina Bateson had just finished an Easter egg hunt with her children on April 1 when her phone started buzzing.
Jun 4, 2018, 10:20 AMIn context
New York Times:
Facebook gave 60+ device makers, including Apple, Amazon, and Samsung, deeper access to users' personal info than previously known, through private APIs   —  The company formed data-sharing partnerships with Apple, Samsung and dozens of other device makers, raising new concerns about its privacy protections.
Jun 3, 2018, 10:28 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Facebook says users can now use dedicated hardware or code-generating apps for two-factor authentication without having to register their phone number   —  Facebook users who want extra account security but don't want to share their phone number with the company can now lock down their accounts …
May 23, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context

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