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This Week In Trailers: Bucket List, Stallone: Frank, That Is, Beginning, True Mothers

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, we wanna be popular, we try and figure out why our life is crumbling, get a surprise six years after we adopt a child, and we get t...
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WhatsApp Clarifies It's Not Giving All Your Data To Facebook

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: WhatsApp has published a new FAQ page to its website outlining its stances on user privacy in response to widespread backlash over an upcoming privacy policy update. The core issue relates to WhatsApp's data-sharing procedures with Facebook, with many users concerned an updated privacy policy going into effect on February 8th will mandate sharing of sensitive profile information with WhatsApp's parent company. That isn't true -- the update has ...
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Facebook Smart Glasses Coming 'Sooner Than Later' Without AR

Facebook's planned smart glasses will arrive "sooner than later" in 2021, but won't feature the kind of digital overlay technology that is associated with augmented reality, according to hardware chief Andrew Bosworth. From a report: The glasses, which are being built in partnership with Ray-Ban and parent Luxottica Group SpA, will connect to a device -- though users won't be able to overlay digital objects onto their real-world view, a foundational element of AR. "These are certainly connected ...
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2021 will bring more construction to Las Vegas; here’s what to expect

Even during the pandemic, Las Vegas continues to evolve. Sin City saw the completion of a variety of projects in 2020, even amid all the uncertainty of the novel coronavirus pandemic and more big projects are expected to take shape in 2021. Here are the properties that wrapped big updates just before the end of the year and the new resorts that are likely to open this year. Circa Resort & Casino opens hotel, rooftop lounge  Circa Resort & Casino, which opened its gaming floor and other amenities...
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Facebook employees with video camera glasses are prowling the streets to do research on privacy

A participant in Facebook's Project Aria research. Facebook Facebook is working on smartglasses that CEO Mark Zuckerberg says will launch in 2021. In the meantime, the social media giant is deploying employees and contractors into public spaces equipped with smartglasses that map the world by capturing photos. The initiative is known as "Project Aria." The research is intended to inform best practices for the future, including getting ahead of potential privacy concerns, Facebook said....
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Facebook is launching smart glasses in 2021, its ‘next step’ to an AR device

At Facebook’s first big event since moving away from the Oculus brand and rebranding its AR and VR efforts as “Facebook Reality Labs,” the company dove into the research it’s working on in its quest to develop consumer augmented reality glasses. Beginning this month, a handful of “specially trained” Facebook employees and contract workers will be sporting high tech glasses around campus to test wearable research devices in real world conditions. That effort is part of Project Aria, the compan...
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Facebook Begins Ghosting the 'Oculus' Moniker In Its VR Division

Sam Machkovech writes via Ars Technica: Our "Facebookening of Oculus" series continues today with the announcement of the Facebook Connect conference as a free, live-streamed event on September 16. You may remember years of "Oculus Connect" conferences, which focused on the company's efforts in virtual reality and other "mixed reality" mediums. That conference is dead. It's Facebook Connect now. In a Tuesday announcement, Facebook exec Andrew Bosworth cited the company's broader product portfoli...
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Facebook publicly tears itself apart over Mark Zuckerberg's decision to keep up Trump's posts about the George Floyd protests

Internal divisions at Facebook over moderating speech have, unusually, spilled out into the public. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday the company would leave up a post by President Trump which appeared to threaten US protesters. Twitter placed behind a block on the same post for "glorifying violence." Zuckerberg's decision appears to have enraged Facebook employees, many of whom publicly expressed their dismay on Twitter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Division at...
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Oculus Quest usage is 'up across the board' amid the pandemic, but barriers to long-term adoption remain

Andrew Bosworth, Facebook's VP of consumer hardware, said in an interview with Protocol that usage for the Oculus Quest VR headset was "up across the board," with fitness and social applications accounting for the biggest increase. Bosworth said his team was "very excited about the fact that some of the use cases that aren't strictly gaming are taking off." The pandemic presents a unique opportunity for VR to break into the mainstream, as homebound consumers look to substitute what would normal...
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One of Mark Zuckerberg's top lieutenants at Facebook gave 4 tips to maximize your career – here's how you can write a 'personal API'

Andrew "Boz" Bosworth, vice president of augmented and virtual reality at Facebook, has explained how employees from all walks of life can create their own "Application Programming Interfaces" (APIs). Using a simple analogy from computer science, Bosworth's idea is for employees to gain a greater understanding of themselves and thereby maximize their own usefulness. Writing on his personal blog Wednesday, he explained four simple ways in which employees can do this. These include explicitly de...
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$967 million startup DataStax laid off 15+ employees last week — its third round of job cuts since its new CEO joined in October

The $967 million data management startup DataStax laid off about 15 employees last week, two sources told Business Insider.  This is DataStax's fourth round of layoffs in the past year and third since Chet Kapoor replaced Bill Bosworth as CEO in October 2010.  DataStax was reportedly heading towards an IPO in spring 2019, but the year since has been marked by management shake-ups and job cuts.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. DataStax, an enterprise software startup valued...
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Actor Turned Biographer Patricia Bosworth Has Died At 86

Bosworth, who was part of the Actors Studio with Marlon Brando and Marilyn Monroes, gave up acting to write instead – and write she did, about Diane Arbus, Jane Fonda, Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, and herself. – The New York Times
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Patricia Bosworth, Actress-Turned-Author, Dies at 86

She gave up the stage for the writing life, publishing biographies of some famous friends and two powerful memoirs. She died of the coronavirus.
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New satellite-internet schemes by SpaceX and Amazon are a gamble that just might pay off — and transform where people live and work

New internet networking technologies have radically changed how the US and similarly developed nations work and live. However, planned fleets of thousands of internet-beaming satellites — including Starlink by SpaceX and Project Kuiper by Amazon — could provide the most pervasive high-speed broadband internet service yet. Experts say it remains to be seen if such businesses can survive both technical and market challenges and thrive alongside fiber-optic and wireless services. Rural communitie...
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Dozens of Facebook pages linked to Russian and Iranian propaganda efforts were shuttered in the company's latest effort to combat misinformation (FB)

Facebook removed dozens of accounts and Pages originating in Russia and Iran, the social media giant announced on Wednesday morning.  The accounts and Pages were engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behavior on behalf of a government or foreign actor," Facebook head of security policy Nathaniel Gleicher wrote in a blog post. In the case of the Russian accounts and Pages that were banned, Facebook found digital footprints tracing back to Russian military intelligence services.  Visit Business I...
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The $967 million startup DataStax, reported to be heading for IPO, laid off as many as 100 employees after a major management shakeup

In mid-December, the $967 million data management company DataStax faced a round of layoffs, impacting somewhere between 60 to 100 employees, three sources estimated. Late last year, DataStax hired former Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor, who took that company public and later sold it to Google, to replace Billy Bosworth as chief executive. Under Kapoor's leadership, DataStax will focus more on its cloud offerings and engaging with its developer community amid rising competition with tech titans like Am...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, NFL, Trends, Amazon Web Services, Ellis, Cassandra, Bosworth, Kapoor, Datastax, Apigee, Jonathan Ellis, Chet Kapoor, Don Dixon, Sam Ramji

Hypocrisy is at the heart of Facebook’s refusal to ban false political advertising | John Naughton

Executive Andrew Bosworth’s handwringing about the company’s stance should not blind us to the fact that doing nothing is extremely lucrative for itOn 20 December last, Andrew Bosworth, a long-time Facebook executive and buddy of the company’s supreme leader, Mark Zuckerberg, published a longish memo on the company’s internal network. The New York Times somehow obtained a copy and reported it on 7 January, which led Mr Bosworth then to publish it to the world on a Facebook page. In one of those ...
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Facebook Loves to Pass the Buck

Most of us fear that the company will continue to take a hands-off approach to policing its platform. And that’s exactly what it plans to do.
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In defense of targeting

In defending targeting, I am not defending  , I am attacking mass media and what its business model has done to democracy — including on Facebook. With targeting, a small business, a new candidate, a nascent movement can efficiently and inexpensively reach people who would be interested in their messages so they may transact or assemble and act. Targeted advertising delivers greater relevance at lower cost and democratizes advertising for those who could not previously afford it, whether...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Publishing, Media, Russia, Uncategorized, Advertising, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Andrew Bosworth, Trump, Facebook Advertising, Richard Nixon, Bosworth, Gutenberg

"Facebook won't change its policies on fact-checking ads promoted by politicians or limit political campaigns' microtargeting abilities, the company said Wednesday."

"Instead, Facebook announced that it will expand transparency around political ads and give its users more control over the ads they see. The decision comes after the company endured more than three months of criticism from Democratic politicians and activists over its decision not to fact-check ads from political campaigns. In that time, Twitter banned political ads altogether, while Google announced changes to how ads can be microtargeted to users.... Facebook's decision to keep its microtarge...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Law, Advertising, Donald Trump, Andrew Bosworth, Custom Audiences, Trump, Democratic, WaPo, Bosworth, Ann Althouse, Democratic Party in Trumpland, Brad Parscale

Facebook Says It Won’t Back Down From Allowing Lies in Political Ads

The company was under intense pressure to adjust its policies. But in this presidential election year, no big changes are planned.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, Social Media, Warren, Biden, Jack, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Online Advertising, Trump, Elizabeth, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Bosworth, Sandberg

Facebook is the reason Trump got elected, says Facebook exec who ran advertising during the 2016 election, 'but not for the reasons anyone thinks' (FB)

During the 2016 US presidential election, the Russian government used Facebook and other social networks to influence the election in favor of Donald Trump. Facebook and the Trump campaign have both downplayed that influence in the years since. However, in a Facebook internal memo that was leaked to the New York Times this week, Facebook exec Andrew Bosworth said, "Was Facebook responsible for Donald Trump getting elected? I think the answer is yes." Bosworth was in charge of Facebook advertis...
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Andrew Bosworth Urges Facebook Co-Workers to Avoid Temptations of Influencing Election

Facebook vice president of consumer hardware Andrew Bosworth found himself in the familiar position of defending something he wrote for internal consumption at the company that ended up being publicly leaked. Kevin Roose, Sheera Frenkel and Mike Isaac of The New York Times obtained a copy of a memo Bosworth shared on his internal Facebook...
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Facebook Guy Confused About Lord of the Rings, Many Other Subjects

Getting answers is, in part, what journalism is about, so it gives me no pleasure to state upfront that I have none where Facebook hardware czar and resident loudmouth Andrew “Boz” Bosworth’s recent staff memo is concerned.Read more...
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Don’t Tilt Scales Against Trump, Facebook Executive Warns

In an internal memo, Andrew Bosworth said he “desperately” wanted the president to lose. But, he said, the company should avoid hurting Mr. Trump’s campaign.
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Facebook exec Andrew Bosworth warns fellow employees against using their power to stop Trump's re-election (FB)

Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth has warned employees against trying to use the social network to prevent Trump's re-election. In an internal memo leaked to The New York Times, Bosworth said he "desperately" didn't want Trump to win in 2020 but that the company shouldn't try and stop him. Doing so would endanger democracy and turn Facebook into "the thing we fear," he wrote. Bosworth also compared Facebook to "sugar," arguing that it's fine in moderation but that users must take responsibili...
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Bosworth family sought after 1967 letters found in loft

British Army engineer John Bosworth wrote to his wife while posted in Yemen.
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$967 million DataStax is making it much easier for developers to use a popular Facebook-created database project as it heads towards a reported IPO

On Tuesday, $967 million data management startup DataStax launched DataStax Constellation, a new cloud platform. DataStax says this is the first cloud that's designed for Apache Cassandra —an open source database project that started at Facebook, and is used by companies like Instagram, Reddit, Netflix, and more. Business Insider recently reported that two top executives at DataStax will be leaving the company, amid a reorganization that comes ahead of a rumored IPO. Visit Business Insider's h...
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