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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Facebook's news subscription tool is delayed on iOS over Apple's 30% App Store cut; the tool will roll out on Android phones over coming weeks   —  The problem: Apple's 30 percent tax.  —  Facebook's effort to help media companies sell subscriptions has hit a snag: Apple.
Oct 19, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Megha Rajagopalan / BuzzFeed:
Interviews reveal how Chinese authorities surveil citizens of its Xinjiang region using AI, iris scanning, and more developed by private firms   —  KASHGAR, China — This is a city where growing a beard can get you reported to the police.  So can inviting too many people to your wedding, or naming your child Muhammad or Medina.
Oct 19, 2017, 9:35 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Members of House and Senate intelligence committees shed light on what they will look for in Facebook's Russian ad buy data   —  Facebook is facing an unprecedented crisis in Washington.  And it's only just beginning.  —  Reporting From Washington, DC  —  The same week Mark Zuckerberg delivered …
Oct 8, 2017, 5:45 PMIn context
Reuters:
Saudi Arabia to lift ban it imposed in 2013 on VoIP calls, will make services that satisfy regulatory requirements, like Skype and WhatsApp, available today   —  RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on internet phone calls, a government spokesman said, part of efforts to attract more business to the country.
Sep 21, 2017, 7:55 AMIn context
Brad Frost:
The notifications Facebook uses to keep people coming back have gotten overt and aggressive   —  Several months ago, I turned off notifications from Facebook on my phone.  Last week, I went ahead and removed the Facebook app from my phone.  —  Now, I genuinely enjoy Facebook.
Sep 12, 2017, 7:40 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it's testing Instant Videos that can be downloaded and cached on Wi-Fi, watched later   —  Facebook doesn't want you to burn through your mobile data plan just to keep watching its videos.  That's why it's testing a new feature called Instant Videos that downloads …
Sep 12, 2017, 4:35 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Onavo Protect, VPN app bought in '13, gave Facebook app usage data that affected decisions like WhatsApp acquisition, adding Stories to Instagram, more   —  Information from data-security app shows company what people do on their phones beyond suite of firm's apps
Aug 13, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
David Lumb / Engadget:
Google brings its Trusted Contacts location sharing app to iOS and updates the Android app with new features   —  Google released Trusted Contacts for Android at the end of last year as an app version of Facebook's Safety Check that automatically shares your phone's status to close friends and family.
Jul 26, 2017, 11:50 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook plans to unveil a $200 standalone wireless Oculus VR headset for 2018, which will be more compact than the Rift and lighter than Gear VR   —  The new device will work without being tethered to phone or PC  —  Company bets gadget will popularize VR as Apple did smartphone
Jul 13, 2017, 10:05 AMIn context
Justin Duino / 9to5Google:
Facebook updates app on Play Store to run on Android TV, will only play videos, includes tabs for Suggested, Live, Games, and Your Videos   —  Without actually announcing anything, the Facebook application on the Google Play Store has been updated to also work on Android TV.
Jun 6, 2017, 11:30 PMIn context

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