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Frances Haugen: ‘I never wanted to be a whistleblower. But lives were in danger’

The woman whose revelations have rocked Facebook tells how spending time with her mother, a priest, motivated her to speak outThis was not Frances Haugen’s plan A. The Facebook whistleblower says she does not like being the centre of attention, but what she saw while working at Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire compelled her into action – and made her famous.“When I look at what I did, this was not my plan A. It wasn’t my plan B, it wasn’t my plan C. It was like my plan J or something,” she ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Ofcom, Frances Haugen


Facebook executive says tech firms need stronger regulation

Vice-president of content policy believes government regulation can ‘establish standards all companies should meet’The tech industry “needs regulation” because it should not be left to make the rules on issues including harmful online content on its own, a Facebook executive has said.Monika Bickert, Facebook’s vice-president of content policy, believes that “government regulation can establish standards all companies should meet”. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Social Media, UK News, Ofcom, Nadine Dorries, Monika Bickert Facebook


Facebook Portal Unlocks Moments of Real Connection in New Campaign

Facebook Portal is today launching an integrated campaign to promote its two new video calling devices - Portal Go and Portal+. The campaign will focus on the important connection between grandparents and grandchildren across TV, digital, social and OOH encouraging families to take advantage of the many benefits that come with sharing experiences through video calling.   The campaign also marks the start of a partnership between Portal and YoungMinds, extending through 202...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Advertising, Bournemouth, AMV BBDO, Dooh, Jay Phillips, Facebook Portal, Neil Clarke, Joanna Nordahl, Ferne McCann Ashley Banjo


Facebook Accused of Tolerating Dangerous and Criminal Behavior to Preserve Profitability

A new whistleblower affidavit submitted by a former Facebook employee "alleges that the company prizes growth and profits over combating hate speech, misinformation and other threats to the public," reports the Washington Post: The SEC affidavit goes on to allege that Facebook officials routinely undermined efforts to fight misinformation, hate speech and other problematic content out of fear of angering then-President Donald Trump and his political allies, or out of concern about potentially d...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Washington, America, Tech, Bloomberg, SEC, Donald Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, Peters, Gretchen Peters, Messenger Zuckerberg, Frances Haugen


Maybe the metaverse can save Facebook. Maybe.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo Facebook is trying to emphasize its new name and its push into the so-called metaverse. People are speculating how much it will help the company's damaged reputation. Leaked materials have landed Facebook in a massive PR nightmare this month. Facebook is in the middle of a PR nightmare the likes of which it hasn't seen since the 2016 Cambridge Analytica scandal.Next week, the company is expected to announce a huge rebrand...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Trends, Social Media, University of Oxford, North America, Wall Street Journal, Vivaldi, Zuckerberg, Tech Companies, Tim Sweeney, Cambridge Analytica, Erin Scott, Tech Insider


Facebook Fined Record £50m By UK Competition Watchdog

"The BBC is reporting that Facebook has been fined a record £50 million by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority," writes long-time Slashdot reader Hope Thelps, "for deliberately failing to provide required information" (pertaining to Facebook's 2020 acquisition of Gif-sharing service Giphy). The BBC reports: The £50m fine the CMA handed Facebook is more than 150 times higher than the previous record handed down for similar offences, at £325,000. Speaking about its decision to fine t...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Tech, Bbc, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Giphy, Slashdot, UK Competition Watchdog


"The neighborhood’s camera opponents argued that the systems were a pointless, Orwellian annoyance they didn’t want greeting them every time they drove home."

"To them, the cameras felt like another step toward mass suburban paranoia, where every once-forgettable slight is now recorded by Ring doorbell cameras, shared on Facebook and discussed endlessly on Nextdoor. But the cameras’ supporters said... [g]oing soft on crime could put their families at risk... and no one on public roads should expect privacy, anyway.... 'You would think we were living in a war zone,' said [Michele] Lawrence, 55. 'We have neighbors who have fortressed their houses in Rin...
Tags: Facebook, Coco, Technology, Privacy, Law, Colorado, Relationships, Surveillance, Language, Emotion, Spelling, Mira, Ann Althouse, Michele -RSB- Lawrence, David Paul -RSB- Appell


Where to find Brighton vs. Man City on TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Brighton vs. Man City on US TV in the Premier League, you’ve come to the right place. For viewers in the US, Brighton vs. Man City will be shown on TV and streaming (more details below). Match: Brighton vs. Man City Kickoff: Saturday, 12:30pm ET Looking to watch Brighton vs. Man City online from your work, home or on the go? If you live in the USA, there are several options to catch all the action.   We Recommend: US Only.   He...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Usa, England, Nbc, Mexico, US, Samsung, Sport, Soccer, United States, Premier League, Brighton, Lg, Man City


Will Ireland’s corporation tax rise see tech companies leave Dublin?

Analysts question if Dublin’s reputation as a leading tech hub could be undermined by new 15% tax rate Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Business, Technology, Yahoo, Ebay, Linkedin, Tax and spending, Ireland, Corporate Governance, OECD, Dublin, Tax Havens, Tiktok


Facebook crisis grows as new whistleblower and leaked documents emerge

Company under fire as news reports detail spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories even as staff raised concernsFacebook faced mounting pressure on Friday after a new whistleblower accused it of knowingly hosting hate speech and illegal activity, even as leaked documents shed further light on how the company failed to heed internal concerns over election misinformation.Allegations by the new whistleblower, who spoke to the Washington Post, were reportedly contained in a complaint to the ...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Social Networking, Washington Post, US, Social Media, US news, Securities And Exchange Commission


New Facebook whistleblower says company knowingly allowed hate speech – report

Anonymous former employee tells Washington Post site let illegal activity occur on platformAnother Facebook whistleblower has come forward with allegations against the company, claiming it knowingly allowed hate speech and illegal activity on its platforms, according to a new report.An anonymous former Facebook employee told the Washington Post that they had submitted a complaint to the Securities and Exchange Commission, which handles regulation to protect investors in publicly traded companies...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Social Networking, Washington Post, Social Media, US news, Securities And Exchange Commission, New Facebook


John Carmack Pushes Out Unlocked OS For Defunct Oculus Go Headset

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Oculus may have officially discontinued its low-end Oculus Go headset last year, but the company has one more "official" update to help future-proof the hardware. On Thursday, Oculus released an unlocked build of the Oculus Go operating system, allowing for "full root access" on more than 2 million existing units. Oculus "Consulting CTO" (and former id Software co-founder) John Carmack announced his plans for this update last month, saying i...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Carmack, John Carmack, Oculus Consulting CTO


What is WooCommerce?

WooCommerce is a customizable, open-source eCommerce platform built for WordPress or as an eCommerce option by web hosting providers. With it, users can create and manage an eCommerce storefront without the need to do any coding. In addition, the WooCommerce store comes with hundreds of free and paid extensions that let you extend and customize your online store including features such as inventory, tax management, secure payments, and shipping integration. What is the WooCommerce WordPress Pl...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ebay, Wordpress, Sales, Google Analytics, Plugin, Usps, DHL, Google Shopping, Woocommerce, Small Business Operations, WooCommerce plugin, Stripe PayPal Square, Facebook Sage Zapier


Oh, Snap: Data Deprecation Cuts Into Revenue

Don’t say we didn’t warn you. While reporting Snapchat’s Q3 results yesterday, CEO Evan Spiegel conceded Apple’s App Tracking Transparency (ATT) framework “disrupted” Snap’s advertising business, as it reported lower-than-expected earnings. The earnings miss drove sharp declines in Facebook’s and Twitter’s stocks as well. ATT, which rolled out in April with iOS 14.5, requires users […]
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Privacy, Advertising, Marketing, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, Age Of The Customer, B2C Marketing, Marketing & Privacy


Social media company Snap falls as much as 23% after a blow to its Q3 earnings from Apple privacy changes and supply-chain disruption

Snapchat parent Snap fell as much as 23% on Friday. The company cited Apple's new data tracking rules, and supply-chain and labor shortages as impacting its Q3 earnings. Shares in Facebook and Google also declined as a result. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Snap's stock fell almost 22% to $58.75 at the market open Friday, after the social media company said changes to Apple's privacy tracking settings had hit its digital advertising busine...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Bloomberg, SPIEGEL, Evan Spiegel Snap, Camomile Shumba, July Spiegel, Opening Bell Snap


Social media company Snap falls as much as 21% after a blow to its Q3 earnings from Apple privacy changes and supply-chain disruption

Snapchat XanderSt Snapchat parent Snap fell as much as 21% on the market open on Friday. The company cited Apple's new data tracking rules, and supply-chain and labor shortages as impacting its Q3 earnings. Shares in Facebook and Google also declined as a result. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Snap's stock fell almost 22% to $58.75 at the market open Friday, after the social media company said changes to Apple's privacy tracking setti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Bloomberg, SPIEGEL, Evan Spiegel Snap, Camomile Shumba, July Spiegel, Opening Bell Snap


Social media company Snap falls as much as 22% after a blow to its Q3 earnings from Apple privacy changes and supply-chain disruption

Snapchat XanderSt Snapchat parent Snap fell as much as 20% in pre-market trading on Friday. The company cited Apple's new data tracking rules and supply-chain and labor shortages as impacting its Q3 earnings. Shares in Facebook and Google also declined as a result. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Snapchat parent Snap fell as much as 22% in premarket trading on Friday, after the social media company said changes to Apple's privacy tracking ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Bloomberg, Snap, SPIEGEL, Evan Spiegel Snap, Camomile Shumba, Things Before the Opening Bell Snapchat, July Spiegel


US stocks mixed, with Nasdaq dragged lower as tech shares jolted by dismal Snap earnings

Traders have been cheered by earnings but are still concerned about inflation. Brendan McDermid/Reuters US stocks were mixed on Friday, with the Nasdaq falling after lackluster earnings from Snap.Apple's recent iPhone privacy changes hurt Snap's advertising business, which led to a decline in other ad-reliant tech companies.Chinese property developer Evergrande made a key bond payment that prevented it from defaulting.US stocks were mixed on Friday, with the Nasdaq trading lower fol...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, US, Trends, Markets, Stock Market, Donald Trump, Nasdaq, Robinhood, S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, Snap, SPAC, Digital World, Evergrande, Matthew Fox


A Harvard freshman made a social networking app called 'The FaceTag.' It's sparked a debate about the ethics of facial recognition.

Harvard freshman Yuen Ler Chow on campus. Yuen Ler Chow The FaceTag lets users sign up, scan the face of another user, and exchange contact information. The app is only available to Harvard students, echoing Zuckerberg's initial creation, TheFacebook. TikTok videos Chow made about The FaceTag collectively have almost a million views. Harvard freshman Yuen Ler Chow created an app in his dorm room that lets students sign up, scan the face of another user, and exchange contact information...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Social Networking, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Harvard, Facial Recognition Technology, Zuckerberg, Chow, Tech Insider, Caroline Haskins, Tiktok, Facial Recoginition, FaceTag


US stock futures lag as relief over Evergrande bond payment fails to outweigh downbeat tech earnings

f Nasdaq and S&P futures dipped Friday as Snap and Intel earnings reports soured sentiment. Asian and European stocks rose after Chinese property giant Evergrande made an $83.5 million bond interest payment on time. "That should give a temporary reprieve to the China financial-system contagion fears," an analyst said. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. US stock futures dipped on Friday as disappointing tech earnings soured the mood, even as European ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, UK, London, Pinterest, China, Nikkei, US, Trends, Intel, Frankfurt, Ubs, American Express


10 Things in Politics: Dem donors snipe over 2024

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:Buttigieg's 2020 donors are talking 2024. They aren't happy with Kamala Harris' performance and think a contingency plan should be ready in case Biden backs out.​​Investigators say Democratic lawmaker's stock trades most likely viola...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Facebook, Florida, Obamacare, Obama, Washington Post, Cdc, Youtube, White House, China, Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc


Facebook’s smart glasses could lead to Black Mirror-style privacy concerns

Facebook’s smart glasses ambitions are in the news again. The company has launched a worldwide project dubbed Ego4D to research new uses for smart glasses. In September, Facebook unveiled its Ray-Ban Stories glasses, which have two cameras and three microphones built-in. The glasses capture audio and video so wearers can record their experiences and interactions. The research project aims to add augmented reality features to smart glasses using artificial intelligence technologies that could pro...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Tech, Next Featured


10 things in tech you need to know today

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Facebook's oversight board condemned the platform for withholding information. The board said Facebook withheld critical information about the way it shields high-profile users from its content-moderation rules, the Wall Street Journal first report...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Elon Musk, Youtube, Ebay, New York City, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Cisco, Alibaba, Tencent, WeWork, Susan Wojcicki, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times


Google in talks to invest in Facebook-backed Indian social commerce Meesho

Meesho – which counts Facebook, B Capital, SoftBank, Sequoia Capital India, Y Combinator and Elevation Capital among its earliest investors – operates a three-sided marketplace that connects suppliers and resellers with customers on social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram. Google, which has committed to invest $10 billion in 1India in the next couple of years, has also backed Indian startups Glance and DailyHunt. YouTube acquired social commerce startup SimSim in July th...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, News, Instagram Google, Elevation Capital, DailyHunt YouTube


14 Best Job Apps for Listing Your Open Positions

The best job search apps don’t just benefit job seekers. Businesses looking to fill job openings can post listings and attract top talent using these platforms. Once you determine the qualifications and relevant duties for your next job openings, here are some apps where you can post jobs and grow your team. How to Find the Best Job Search Apps for Your Business The best job search app may vary depending on your needs. For example, some businesses may benefit from the apps with the largest re...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Sales, DICE, Glassdoor, CareerBuilder, Technology Trends, Facebook Business Page, Facebook Jobs Available, LinkedIn Available, Facebook Jobs LinkedIn


UK Agrees to End Digital Services Tax After Global Tax Reform

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday that it would phase out its Digital Services Tax on U.S. tech giants such as Google and Facebook once a...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, London, Reuters Britain


How Neal Stephenson’s Sci-Fi Novel Snow Crash Invented the “Metaverse,” Which Facebook Now Plans to Build (1992)

Whatever the benefits and pleasures of our current internet-enriched world, one must admit that it’s not quite as exciting as the setting of Snow Crash. Originally published in 1992, that novel not only made the name of its author Neal Stephenson, it elevated him to the status of a technological Nostradamus. It did so, at least, among readers interested in the internet and its potential, which was much more of a niche subject 29 years ago. Of the many inventions with which Stephenson furnished ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Books, Technology, College, America, Sci Fi, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Seoul, Neal Stephenson, Zuckerberg, Keith Haring, Robinson, Stephenson


France hails victory as Facebook agrees to pay newspapers for content

Social media firm announces deal after long-running battle with national and regional newspapers France has hailed a victory in its long-running quest for fairer action from global tech companies after Facebook reached an agreement with a group of national and regional newspapers to pay for content shared by its users.Facebook on Thursday announced a licensing agreement with the APIG alliance of French national and regional newspapers, which includes Le Parisien and Ouest-France, as well as smal...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Media, Social Networking, France, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Le Parisien, Ouest France


Donald Trump To Launch Social Media Platform Called Truth Social

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Donald Trump has announced plans to launch a social media platform called TRUTH Social that will rolled be out early next year. The former president, who was banned from Facebook and Twitter earlier this year, says his goal is to rival the tech companies that have denied him the megaphone that was paramount to his rise. "I'm excited to soon begin sharing my thoughts on TRUTH social and to fight back against big tech," Trump said in a stateme...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Donald Trump, Trump, Digital World Acquisition Corp, Trump Media Technology Group, Launch Social Media Platform Called Truth Social


Users are more concerned about their data privacy, but many companies are still hesitant to invest in data protection

Users are becoming more aware of data collection and are picking companies based on their privacy policies. Isabel Pavia/Getty Images Customers are growing more concerned about the privacy of their data online. Companies are often unmotivated to protect data because leaks hurt consumers more than companies. But, businesses should know that not all privacy measures are costly and some will not impact revenue. As consumers in today's digital world, we're used to giving away huge a...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Security, Facebook, Microsoft, Privacy, Opinion, US, Trends, Data, Data Protection, Data Collection, Pew Research Center, London Business School, Nordic, McGill University



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