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Facebook Doesn't Give a Fuck if Politicians Lie in Ads, But God Forbid They Misplace a Button

When it comes to campaign ads on Facebook, you can lie or —but don’t you dare cuss or stick a button in the ad. In the first half of October, Facebook has removed over 160 ads from the Biden, Warren, Sanders, Steyer, and Trump campaigns but for reasons that mostly pertain to design, according to a by…
Tags: Wake Me Up When 2020 Ends, Facebook, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, 2020 Election, Ads, Our Garbage Election, Our Garbage President, Our Garbage Facebook, Campaign Ads


LinkedIn gets physical, debuts Events hub for people to plan in-person networking events

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social network for the working world with around 650 million users, is known best as a place where people connect with each other online either to build work connections, for recruitment, or for professional development. Now, the company is taking a step to bring its networking features into the physical world: the company is launching a new feature called Events, a (currently free) tool for people to plan, announce and invite people to meetups and other get-togethe...
Tags: TC, Events, LinkedIn


Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoes bill to allow community dog blood donations despite opposition to closed colonies

Kansas, a greyhound at Hemopet, is held still as he donates blood at Hemopet in Garden Grove. (File photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG) Greyhounds in their kennels at Hemopet in Garden Grove. (File photo by Leonard Ortiz,Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Recused greyhounds in their kennels at Hemopet, an animal blood bank, greyhound rescue and adoption in Garden Grove on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz,Oran...
Tags: News, California-legislature, Legislation, Pets, SoCal Watchdog, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN


ATF Lower Receiver Dilemma Recalls Stalin-Era Axiom on ‘Crime’

Stalin (L) and Beria (R): Show me the man and I'll find you the crime. (USSR photo) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “A California man sold illegal AR-15s,” CNN Wire Service reported Saturday. “Feds agreed to let him go free to avoid hurting gun control efforts.” “For more than a year, Joseph Roh illegally manufactured AR-15-style rifles in a warehouse south of Los Angeles,” the report explains. “But five years after raiding his business and indicting him, federal authorities quietly cut a deal with...
Tags: Gun Rights News, Akins Accelerator, ATF, Bump Stock, California, David Codrea, Joseph Roe, Len Savage


Instagram Further Tightens Third-Party Access to User Data

Instagram is deprecating its Basic Permission, which enables applications to read users' profile information and media, on March 2, 2020, in favor of its new Basic Display API (application-programming interface). The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network said this marks the last update related to the Graph API migration it initially revealed in August 2017. The...
Tags: Social Pro Daily


Martin Sorrell airs his grievances with holding companies (again)

The problem with holding companies is their inability to change, said S4 Capital Chairman Martin Sorrell, and the former longtime chief executive of WPP Group. He spoke on a panel moderated by Ad Age Editor Brian Braiker at the DPAA Video Everywhere Summit in New York today. Sorrell described the state of holding companies, which he said are too focused on the declining traditional media sector, as “catastrophic.”  “You look at the industry and in the first six months of this year, the ind...


TikTok is Hiring a Large Number of Facebook and YouTube Employees

It seems like TikTok is hiring the best in the music industry from Facebook and YouTube. It was reported that over two dozen employees have left Facebook for TikTok since 2018, and sources are saying that the salaries it’s offering are sometimes 20% higher than those paid by Facebook. Additionally, it has also been reported that they are doing the same with YouTube employees. This is a great move for TikTok are they are bringing in expertise straight from leaders in the industry (es...
Tags: Digital Music News, Music News, Employees, Facebook, Hiring, Staff, Staffing, TikTok, Youtube


Facebook’s 2019 Holiday Marketing Guide is Full of Useful Shopping Insights via @MattGSouthern

Facebook released its 2019 holiday marketing guide, which is full of insights heading into the year’s busiest shopping season.The post Facebook’s 2019 Holiday Marketing Guide is Full of Useful Shopping Insights via @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Facebook, News


Facebook is acting like a broadcast station when it comes to running ads from politicans. What if the FCC regulated it like one? (FB)

Facebook said it agreed with the Federal Communications Commission's rules for broadcast stations — which are required to run all ads from political candidates — in a with Elizabeth Warren over from Donald Trump.  The FCC regulates broadcast stations in the public interest, and these networks have certain provisions against issuing false information.  Facebook is under no such regulations, and it is not liable for posted content, as protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Ac...


With Alibaba, Pivotal and Lightbend on board, Reactive flexes its ROI muscle in the microservices world

Mahendra Ramsinghani Contributor Mahendra Ramsinghani is the founder of Secure Octane, a Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity seed fund. More posts by this contributor Investors are waking up to the emotional struggle of startup founders Lessons from cybersecurity exits The Linux Foundation recently announced the launch of the Reactive Foundation. Its founding members are Alibaba, Lightbend, Pivotal and Netifi. So what exactly is t...
Tags: Column, Developer, Microservices


Facebook's Libra is the US's best shot at beating China to become the dominant digital currency for emerging economies, analyst says

Facebook's Libra might be the best chance the US has to beat China to become the dominant digital cryptocurrency for emerging markets, according to RBC Capital Markets. If US policymakers fail to draft legislation to encourage crypto innovation, China's upcoming digital token is well-positioned to expand through Alipay, WeChat, and other Chinese apps, RBC said. The social media giant's crypto initiative has been under a microscope in a recent weeks, and several of its early backers including V...
Tags: CBDC


Teens keep outsmarting Apple's features for limiting screen time, and parents are starting to get frustrated (AAPL)

Teens keep discovering ways to get around Apple's Screen Time parental control feature, the Washington Post reported. Apple introduced the feature in iOS 12, but it hasn't yet fixed bugs that parents have pointed out in the last year. Kids share tips for beating parental controls, organizations like Protect Young Eyes warn parents. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Kids are outsmarting parents and Silicon Valley engineers when it comes to using their phones. Children as you...


How IBM’s Technology Powered the Holocaust

According to a book by human rights journalist Edwin Black, Hitler needed logistical help in carrying out the genocide of Europe’s Jewish population. IBM, an American company whose leadership was obsessed with growth and profits, was happy to provide Hitler with their punch card machines and technology. From The Nazi Party: IBM & “Death’s Calculator” (excerpted from Black’s 2001 book IBM and the Holocaust): Solipsistic and dazzled by its own swirling universe of technical possibilities, IBM w...
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Lambda School is Silicon Valley's big bet on reinventing education and making student debt obsolete. But students say it's a 'cult' and they would have been better off learning on their own.

Erica Thompson has always had an interest in technology. Her father, a municipal transit operator, taught her the basics of programming, which she practiced while he built computers in his free time.   She initially studied music education, but after her father had a heart attack, she decided that it might be time to pursue a career in programming. She had just wrapped up a software development course at a local college in Los Angeles when she saw a Facebook ad for Lambda School — an online cod...
Tags: ISA


People are still debating the pink or grey sneaker, 2 years after it went viral. Here's the real color explained.

A photo of a Vans sneaker has made a comeback after taking the internet by storm in 2017.  Someone uploaded the picture to Facebook, then the internet hotly debated what color they saw, similar to 2015's #TheDress debate. The image resurfaced yesterday when musician Lizzo posted it on her Instagram.  Some people see a teal and grey sneaker, others see pink and white — but there's no evidence that what you see determines which side of your brain is most dominant. Visit Business Insider's homepa...


People are still debating over the pink or grey sneaker, 2 years after it went viral. Here's the real color explained.

A photo of a Vans sneaker has made a comeback after taking the internet by storm in 2017.  Someone uploaded the picture to Facebook, then the internet hotly debated what color they saw, similar to 2015's #TheDress debate. The image resurfaced yesterday when musician Lizzo posted it on her Instagram.  Some people see a teal and grey sneaker, others see pink and white — but there's no evidence that what you see determines which side of your brain is most dominant. Visit Business Insider's homepa...


Billionaire Marc Benioff is asking for higher taxes on America's wealthiest people — and he's just the latest in the chorus of ultra-wealthy people with the same demand

In an essay published in The New York Times on October 14, Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff asked for "higher taxes on the wealthiest among us" to fund education, health care, and climate change. Billionaires Bill Gates, financier George Soros, investor Warren Buffett, Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio, Kaufman & Broad cofounder Eli Broad, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban have all spoken out in favor of higher taxes for the 1%, according to Forbes. A ...


The most outrageous splurges of tech billionaires, from Richard Branson's private island to Jeff Bezos' $65 million private jet

Tech billionaires have been known to make extravagant purchases from time to time.  Amazon founder Jeff Bezos spent $65 million dollars on an eight-seater private jet, while Elon Musk splurged on the submarine car from the James Bond film "The Spy Who Loved Me."  Check out 23 of the most outrageous purchases made by tech billionaires.  The richest people in tech are some of the world's biggest billionaires — and have plenty of money to spare for extravagant purchases. While many of these tech...


How To Engage With Superfans Using Facebook, Instagram

As an increasing number of music fans head to social media channels like Instagram and Facebook, the platforms are offering an increasing number of services to artists to help them engage with their listeners. Here we provide some advice for how to utilize these features to the max. _____________________________ Guest post by Kevin Cornell of TuneCore The following is part of the TuneCore Live webinar series We’ve never been shy about reminding independent artists of the importanc...
Tags: D.I.Y, Marketing, Social Media, Guest Post


Elizabeth Warren says she won't accept major donations from tech executives after vowing to break up big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon

Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign won't accept major donations from executives in tech and finance, the senator announced Tuesday. Warren has campaigned on the argument that Facebook, Google, and Amazon are monopolies that should be more heavily regulated. She also urged other presidential candidates to disclose how much tech executives are donating to their campaigns. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will no longer accept large donations from e...


Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency In Doubt

Facebook's ambitions for digital currency are hitting roadblocks after several key partners abandoned the project.


Did Chick-fil-A Help Fund an Anti-LGBT Death Penalty Law in Uganda?

Viral tweets and Facebook posts drew a direct link between buying chicken sandwiches and killing LGBT people.


Facebook sued by Current bank over lookalike Calibra emblem amid Libra woes

A banking start-up that claimed Facebook "ripped off" its logo is now suing the social media behemoth over the alleged trademark infringement.The stoush is centred around the design for Calibra, which is overseeing Facebook's landmark... [Author: [email protected]]


Facebook Watch Updates Its Initiative of Partnering Publishers With Creators

Facebook provided an update on an initiative it is testing, in which it partnered up digital publishers with creators and public figures with established communities on the social network to create exclusive video content for its Facebook Watch video destination. The test began in the U.S. earlier this year, and it is being expanded to...
Tags: Social Pro Daily


TikTok taps corporate law firm K&L Gates to advise on its US content moderation policies

As TikTok continues its rapid U.S. growth, the company is being challenged to better explain its content moderation choices. Why, for example, is the short-form video app censoring the Hong Kong protests but not U.S. political content? Why is it banning political ads, but supports hashtags like #trump2020 and #maga, each with millions, or even hundreds of millions, of views? TikTok so far has struggled to answer these questions. Now, it’s hoping to change that with the formation of a new comm...
Tags: Apps, Policy, Social, TC, Tiktok


TikTok taps corporate law firm K&L Gates to advise on its U.S. content moderation policies

As TikTok continues its rapid U.S. growth, the company is being challenged to better explain its content moderation choices. Why, for example, is the short-form video app censoring the Hong Kong protests but not U.S. political content? Why is it banning political ads, but supports hashtags like #trump2020 and #maga, each with millions, or even hundreds of millions, of views? TikTok so far has struggled to answer these questions. Now, it’s hoping to change that with the formation of a new committ...
Tags: TC


An overview of Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ supporters — who’s in and who’s out

Facebook sent the world into a frenzy when it announced its intention to enter the payments space with the launch of its controversial ‘cryptocurrency‘ Libra earlier this year. Initially, Facebook said it had garnered support from 28 companies, including some of the world’s top financial and technology giants. But, as soon as regulators and central banks caught wind of Facebook‘s plans they began to issue warnings and air concerns about Libra‘s potential effect on the world’s financial system; s...
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How to go live on Facebook from your computer or mobile device

You can go live on Facebook to livestream video using your mobile device's camera or computer's webcam. To go live on Facebook, create a new post and tap "Live" or "Live Video." You can go live on Facebook at any time, as long as you have a cellular connection or Wi-Fi. You can also control who can watch your Facebook Live video, and whether to publish it to your Facebook page after recording is completed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook Live lets you livestream...


Monday was supposed to be a big day for Facebook's Libra. Instead, it lost another partner

Monday was supposed to be an exciting day for Libra. Its governance organization, the Libra Association, held an inaugural meeting to select members for its leadership team — a critical milestone for the Facebook-developed cryptocurrency project.


Harley-Davidson has stopped production of its LiveWire electric motorcycle due to a charging glitch (HOG)

Harley-Davidson ceased production of its $30,000 LiveWire electric motorcycle. The company said that it has encountered a quality-control problem with the bike. The LiveWire is a highly touted new motorcycle that Harley hoped will attract new riders the brand. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Harley-Davidson Inc. said on Monday it has stopped production of its LiveWire electric motorcycle after discovering a glitch in the final quality checks. The problem is reportedly rela...