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Facebook staff 'flagged Cambridge Analytica fears earlier than thought'

Facebook employees raised concerns about Cambridge Analytica’s data-scraping practices three months earlier than thought, according to US court documents. A US-based employee warned colleagues about the activity in September 2015. Facebook had said it previously discovered the improper sharing of data on 87 million people three months later, in December 2015. The firm said the […]

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Facebook sees realistic face-tracking avatars as key to VR’s future

Dozens of people are working at Facebook Reality Lab in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on research into ultra-realistic avatars that could redefine communication in the 21st century. I spoke by phone with Yaser Sheikh, a Carnegie Mellon University associate professor running VR research in the city for Facebook since 2015. Sheikh offered context on a technical blog post released this week […]

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Elizabeth Warren Proposes Breaking Up Tech Giants Like Amazon and Facebook

Advertisement Supported by Elizabeth Warren Proposes Breaking Up Tech Giants Like Amazon and Facebook ImageSenator Elizabeth Warren’s plan creates two tiers of companies that would fall under the new regulations.CreditCreditElizabeth Frantz for The New York Times By Astead W. Herndon March 8, 2019 Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat who is bidding to be the […]

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The New New World: Mark Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Emulate WeChat. Can It?

Advertisement Supported by The New New World Mark Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Emulate WeChat. Can It? ImageMark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, is facing questions on how a change toward private messaging would affect the social network’s business.CreditCreditMarcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press By Li Yuan March 7, 2019 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 SAN FRANCISCO — As Mark Zuckerberg begins shifting […]

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Zuckerberg outlines plan for 'privacy-focused' Facebook

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has said he believes secure, private messaging services will become more popular than open platforms. In a blog, Mr Zuckerberg outlined his vision to transform Facebook into a “privacy-focused platform.” Facebook owns Messenger and WhatsApp, but message encryption limits its ability to make money through targeted adverts. The social media giant […]