July 2019

June 2019

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

June 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Backs Privacy Legislation

June 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive and co-founder of Facebook, endorsed federal privacy legislation and greater regulation of political advertising, even as he cast governments as too slow to address many of the internet’s thorniest problems.

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Facebook Says Libra Can Change the World. It Needs to Convince Users.

June 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Facebook has big plans to remake the financial system with its cryptocurrency-based payments network. But persuading people to adopt a brand-new technology could be tough.

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Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Gets Big Backers

June 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week.

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Weighing the Antitrust Case Against Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook

June 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tech shares sold off on sharply on last week’s reports about anti-trust investigations. Why investors need to take a deep breath.

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Tech Giants Google, Facebook and Amazon Intensify Antitrust Debate

June 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The backlash against Silicon Valley comes amid a broader movement to rethink antitrust in general and marks the scrambling of the old left-right divide over government intervention in the market.

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May 2019

Facebook Pledged Crackdown on Vaccine Misinformation. Then Not Much Happened.

May 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ten weeks after Facebook pledged to fight vaccine misinformation, such content remains widely available across its platforms as the social-media giant grapples with how to combat hoaxes and deceptions.

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Facebook, Under Pressure Over Terrorist Content, Restricts Live Streaming

May 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The move is the company’s most concrete response so far to pressure to dial back the feature after it was used to broadcast the attack on 51 people at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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