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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook's internal R&D group, NPE Team, launches CatchUp, an audio-only calling app in the US that shows which users are currently available to chat   —  Facebook's internal R&D group, NPE Team, has today launched a new app called CatchUp that makes it easier for friends and family …
May 26, 2020, 1:20 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources and documents: research into Facebook's polarizing effect was shelved by Zuckerberg and others, weakening efforts to apply its conclusions to products   —  The social-media giant internally studied how it polarizes users, then largely shelved the research
May 26, 2020, 12:35 PMIn context
Sebastian Sinclair / CoinDesk:
Facebook's subsidiary Calibra, which is developing a wallet app to be used by Libra, gets rebranded as Novi   —  In the approach to the launch of Facebook's Libra payments ecosystem, a key subsidiary has been given a new name and a new look.  —  According to an announcement on Tuesday …
May 26, 2020, 11:17 AMIn context
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed News:
An in-depth look at the baseless conspiracies attempting to turn Bill Gates into the pandemic's villain, widely shared on Facebook and YouTube   —  After months of conspiracy-mongering, people around the world are demanding Gates be arrested for crimes against humanity.  Here's how things got so bad.
May 25, 2020, 12:05 PMIn context
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
Privacy advocate Max Schrems criticizes Irish data protection authority in an open letter for the slow pace of its probes into Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp   —  - Privacy activist Max Schrems criticizes Irish data authority  — Open letter urges EU action amid frustration over long probes
May 25, 2020, 8:30 AMIn context
Mark Scott / Politico:
With GDPR's two-year anniversary today, the Irish Data Protection Commission is under pressure to act, amid doubts about the agency's enforcement ability   —  Ireland's Data Protection Commission is under pressure to act, and act soon.  —  Facebook's European headquarters in Dublin.
May 25, 2020, 6:15 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News:
Facebook's removal of coronavirus misinfo will make its hands-off approach to removing anti-vaccine advocacy harder to defend when we get a coronavirus vaccine   —  The social media platform is siding with scientists to stop the spread of harmful misinformation about the pandemic.
May 23, 2020, 1:45 PMIn context
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Report: Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, and Google are among US tech companies providing web services to blacklisted Chinese surveillance firms like Hikvision   —  - Amazon, Microsoft and Google are among a number of American firms that are providing various web services to blacklisted Chinese surveillance firms, a new report claims.
May 23, 2020, 12:00 PMIn context
Jael Goldfine / PAPER:
Facebook has had a recent influx of millennial and Gen Z users, some of whom say certain Facebook groups offer unemployment support, job search help, and more   —  Facebook is for old people.  Everybody knows that!  Usage plummeted in 2019, most sharply among Gen-Z and millennials.
May 22, 2020, 11:45 PMIn context
George Avalos / Mercury News:
Facebook revises proposal for Willow Village, its 50+ acre development project in Menlo Park, to reduce square footage by 29%, from 1.75M to 1.25M square feet   —  Willow Village near Facebook's Menlo Park HQ undergoes sweeping changes for office space  —  MENLO PARK — Facebook …
May 22, 2020, 9:45 PMIn context

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