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Wired:
Inside Facebook's ambitious plan to make Libra accepted as a global currency, especially for those underserved by banks, despite Facebook's tarnished reputation   —  NEAR THE END of 2017, on a Dominican Republic beach with his family, Facebook executive David Marcus wrestled with a question …
Jun 18, 2019, 7:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
After shutting down its Research and Onavo programs, Facebook releases its similar Study From Facebook app for Android, saying it's more transparent than before   —  Facebook shut down its Research and Onavo programs after TechCrunch exposed how the company paid teenagers for root access …
Jun 11, 2019, 12:15 PMIn context
Katie Paul / Reuters:
Facebook is no longer allowing pre-installation of its Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram apps on new Huawei phones   —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, the latest blow for the Chinese tech giant as it struggles to keep …
Jun 7, 2019, 1:58 AMIn context
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Facebook document shows it courts carriers and phone makers, ~100 companies, with “aggregated and anonymized” personal data about its users and their histories   —  Among the mega-corporations that surveil you, your cellphone carrier has always been one of the keenest monitors …
May 20, 2019, 1:35 PMIn context
Reuters:
Facebook supports 111 languages, but translates content rules to just 41, and its moderation staff speaks ~50; deficit leaves it struggling to monitor content   —  NAIROBI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered …
Apr 24, 2019, 10:25 AMIn context
Alissa Greenberg / Pacific Standard:
A profile of PC4R, a crowdfunded charity that is helping refugees request funds for their pay-as-you-go mobile accounts via a Facebook group with 60K+ members   —  A Facebook-based refugee charity can be borderless and international in a way that other charities can't.  —  Musap Yhia was only 10 when he left Darfur.
Mar 23, 2019, 1:05 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Facebook has urged users to enable phone number-based 2FA, but the numbers are used in a user lookup feature with no opt out and to target ads, sparking outcry   —  Users are complaining that the phone number Facebook hassled them to use to secure their account with two-factor authentication …
Mar 3, 2019, 11:00 PMIn context
The Guardian:
Uganda says the number of subscriptions to ~60 apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, declined by 2.5M in the three months after social media tax was introduced   —  Economic fears raised as online subscriptions plummet in months following launch of levy created to curb ‘gossip’
Mar 2, 2019, 2:05 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Feb 6, 2019, 7:05 PMIn context
Sean Illing / Vox:
15 influencers, including Jonah Peretti, Ro Khanna, Brooke Binkowski, Malcolm Gladwell, Mark Warner, and Kara Swisher, weigh in on Facebook on its 15th birthday   —  15 influencers weigh in on the company's 15th birthday.  —  When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard in 2017 …
Feb 4, 2019, 3:45 PMIn context

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