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  1. Jamie McKane

    Facebook to raise pay for moderators

    Facebook to raise pay for moderators Facebook Inc. said it will give raises to most of its U.S. contract workers, a group of people who have critical roles but aren’t paid or treated as full-time company employees. The world’s largest social-media company said Monday that the current...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Facebook responds to co-founder's call to break it up

    Facebook responds to co-founder's call to break it up Facebook VP for global affairs and communications Nick Clegg has penned an op-ed in the New York Times defending the company against former founder Chris Hughes' calls for it to be broken up. According to Clegg, the size of Facebook isn't...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Facebook needs to be broken up - Co-founder

    Facebook needs to be broken up - Co-founder Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has written an op-ed in the New York Times claiming that the social media giant needs to be broken up by regulators. According to Hughes, the biggest problem with Facebook's dominance is the resulting control they...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Facebook is allowing cryptocurrency ads again

    Facebook is allowing cryptocurrency ads again Facebook announced that it will allow certain cryptocurrency-related ads to be run without requiring pre-approval. Ads that Facebook will now allow to be run without pre-approval include those related to blockchain technology, industry news...
  5. Jamie McKane

    All the major changes coming to Facebook and WhatsApp

    All the major changes coming to Facebook and WhatsApp Speaking at Facebook's annual developer conference in California this week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a slew of new updates across their platforms. Zuckerberg said the company would make major changes to WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Facebook unveils major app redesign

    Facebook unveils major app redesign Facebook Inc. unveiled a redesign that focuses on the Groups feature of its main social network, doubling down on a successful but controversial part of its namesake app — and another sign that Facebook is moving toward more private, intimate communication...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Facebook Messenger rolls out dark mode

    Facebook Messenger rolls out dark mode Facebook has announced that it is making its dark mode feature for Messenger available to all users today. The feature was first tested last year, but was only available to certain users in a small selection of countries.
  8. Jamie McKane

    The UK wants to put an age restriction on Facebook's Like button

    The UK wants to put an age restriction on Facebook's Like button The United Kingdom's data watchdog - the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) - has published its code of practice for online services, detailing its expectations for age-appropriate design. The code of practice is aimed at...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are down

    Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are down Users around the world are taking to Twitter to report that Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all down. Attempting to log in to Facebook results in a message stating that the website "can't be reached", and both WhatsApp and Instagram are...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Millions of Facebook user records exposed on Amazon server

    Millions of Facebook user records exposed on Amazon server Facebook Inc. user data is still showing up in places it shouldn’t. Researchers at UpGuard, a cybersecurity firm, found troves of user information hiding in plain sight, inadvertently posted publicly on Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud...
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    Three Reasons Why Facebook's Zuckerberg Wants More Government Regulation

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants more government regulation of social media. In a March 30 op-ed for the Washington Post, Zuckerberg trots out the innocent-sounding pablum we've come to expect from him. But what sort of regulation will this be? Specifically, Zuckerberg concludes "we need...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Facebook considering building dedicated news tab

    Facebook considering building dedicated news tab Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg says the company is considering building a dedicated tab on the social network for news, and is willing to pay publishers for high-quality content. It’s a change from the priorities...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Facebook to block discriminatory adverts

    Facebook to block discriminatory adverts Facebook said it will make major changes to its rules for advertisers in order to settle a string of lawsuits alleging its platform enables discrimination in housing, credit and employment. “Getting this right is deeply important to me and all of us at...
  14. Jamie McKane

    Facebook's largest outage ever was caused by a server change

    Facebook's largest outage ever was caused by a server change Facebook Inc. said a shift in the setup of its computer servers caused a widespread outage described as the largest ever recorded to hit the social-media network and its other services. “As a result of a server configuration change...
  15. Jamie McKane

    Facebook to crack down on anti-vaccine content

    Facebook to crack down on anti-vaccine content Facebook Inc. has been criticized for allowing its platform to amplify anti-vaccine views, fueling a public health crisis. Now the company is taking steps to reduce the visibility of the information in search and the news feed. Facebook won’t...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Facebook to focus on private communication

    Facebook to focus on private communication Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said the future of his company’s product development will be focused on private, ephemeral and encrypted communication, a striking change for the social network that built its business on open...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Facebook sues Chinese companies for selling fake accounts

    Facebook sues Chinese companies for selling fake accounts Facebook Inc. and its Instagram unit sued four companies and three people based in China for promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers that the social network giant says can be used for nefarious purposes. The Chinese...
  18. Jamie McKane

    Facebook to launch Clear History privacy tool this year

    Facebook to launch Clear History privacy tool this year Facebook CFO David Wehner has announced that Facebook's delayed Clear History tool will launch later this year, CNBC reports. Facebook first mentioned the feature at the beginning in May 2018 at its F8 conference, but at the time there...
  19. Jamie McKane

    Facebook employees angry over outsourced moderators

    Facebook employees angry over outsourced moderators In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, Facebook Inc. rushed to expand efforts to police its platforms, trying to keep political misinformation, graphic violence, terrorist propaganda, and revenge porn off the products. This has...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Facebook sales beat estimates as advertisers ignore scandals

    Facebook sales beat estimates as advertisers ignore scandals Facebook Inc. reported revenue that beat Wall Street estimates as advertisers stuck with the social media company through a series of privacy scandals. The company said fourth-quarter sales were $16.91 billion, ahead of the $16.4...
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