29 07, 2019

Facebook Connected Her to a Tattooed Soldier in Iraq. Or So She Thought.

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Facebook Connected Her to a Tattooed Soldier in Iraq. Or So She Thought.

Renee Holland sent her Facebook friend thousands of dollars. She became entwined in a global fraud that the social network and the United States military appear helpless to stop.

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26 07, 2019

Facebook and Google Algorithms Are Secret—but Australia Plans to Change That

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The trick to getting more done is to have the freedom to roam around.

Tech giants Facebook and Alphabet’s Google could have their secretive algorithms policed by a beefed-up watchdog, under what Australia describes as world-first limits to the power that they wield over news and advertising markets.

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29 06, 2019

TikTok’s Videos Are Goofy. Its Strategy to Dominate Social Media Is Serious.

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China’s first big hit in the U.S. uses an advanced algorithm to personalize its addictive video-sharing app, and parent Bytedance’s enormous ad spending on Snap, Facebook and Instagram aims to hook their users. Privacy advocates and parents are taking notice.

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26 06, 2019

Regulators Have Doubts About Facebook Cryptocurrency. So Do Its Partners.

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Regulators Have Doubts About Facebook Cryptocurrency. So Do Its Partners.

The social media company said it had signed 27 partners to its Libra project. But executives at some of those companies said they were approaching it warily.

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25 06, 2019

Facebook’s Clegg Fires Back at Apple’s Cook

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A senior Facebook executive, Nick Clegg, took a veiled shot at Apple, continuing the sniping between the tech giants as their business models are under increasing scrutiny from global regulators.

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