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10 things in tech you need to know today

Hello! Quick programming note: There will be no newsletter this Thursday or Friday as we take a break for Thanksgiving. We'll be back in inboxes on Monday. Apologies for the slight delay this morning — we had a technical issue. But now, let's get started.If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. Tim CookApple 1. Apple is suing a company that makes iPhone-hacking software. The tech giant is also notifying a "small n...
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San Francisco Suburb Of Atherton Remains Nation’s Most Expensive Zip Code; Median Home Sale Price At $7,475,000

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Investor calls for criminal charges and prison for Facebook execs as tech world enters open revolt against social media

Former Facebook investor Roger McNamee (L) at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, in November 2021. Jim Edwards/Insider Longtime Facebook investor Roger McNamee called for criminal probes into the company at Web Summit. His call, echoed by others, shows the tech world is in open revolt against its leading platforms. Nick Clegg, vice‑president for global affairs at Meta, defended Facebook at the conference. When longtime Facebook investor Roger McNamee stood on stage and called for six differen...
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Facebook Working on Ways to Protect Users in the 'Metaverse' -Senior Exec Clegg

By Supantha Mukherjee(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's head of global affairs, Nick Clegg, said the company was working on ways to protect users in the...
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Facebook whistleblower Haugen says employees who raised concerns were less likely to get promoted than staff who were willing to 'look the other way'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) and former Facebook employee Frances Haugen. Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images/Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen says staff who raise concerns are less likely to be promoted. "Good people who are embedded in systems with bad incentives are led to bad actions," she said. Haugen claims Facebook places "profit over people," which it denies. Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told UK lawmakers Monday that the tech giant is full of good p...
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How Nick Clegg ended up putting out fires for Facebook

Nick Clegg shot to national fame as a cuddly liberal in 2010 in the UK. But many Brits are hardly surprised to see him now working for Facebook.
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Analysis: How Nick Clegg ended up putting out fires for Facebook

Nick Clegg shot to national fame as a cuddly liberal in 2010 in the UK. But many Brits are hardly surprised to see him now working as the presentable face for a company accused of turning a blind eye to hate speech, anti-democratic plotting, and even human trafficking on its platform. 
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Facebook employees tried to suppress conservative news outlets, report shows

Nick Clegg, the vice president of global affairs for Facebook, told workers that “we need to steel ourselves for more bad headlines in...
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Facebook to Create 10,000 EU Jobs Over 5 Years With the Metaverse in Mind

Facebook plans to create 10,000 new "high-skilled" jobs in the European Union over the next five years to help build out the metaverse. Vice president of global affairs Nick Clegg and vp of central products Javier Olivan said in a Newsroom post Sunday that reasons why the EU is a good region for investment include...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Eu, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Nick Clegg, Javier Olivan, Newsroom, Social Pro Daily


Facebook posts job ad for 10,000 'high-skilled' roles to 'build the metaverse' – and they'll all be based in the EU

Announcement uses the phrase 'world-leading' without referring to UK once Brit political has-been and Facebook global affairs veep Nick Clegg fired off a missive over the weekend announcing that the antisocial network would be hiring 10,000 people from across the European Union to help "BUILD THE METAVERSE" (VERSE-VERSE-VERSE-VERSE).…
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Facebook to create 10,000 jobs in EU to help build ‘metaverse’

Social network says it wants to ensure virtual world is built responsiblyFacebook is creating 10,000 jobs in the EU as part of its push to build a virtual world for its users.The company has trumpeted the “metaverse” as the next big phase of growth for large tech companies and recently announced a $50m (£36m) investment programme to ensure that this metaworld is built “responsibly”. Continue reading...
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‘Insufficient and very defensive’: how Nick Clegg became the fall guy for Facebook’s failures

After election humiliation and Brexit, the former UK deputy prime minister swapped Westminster for a £2.7m job in Silicon Valley. The catch? Serving as the public face of the crisis-hit companyOn Sunday, Nick Clegg did a succession of interviews with some of the US’s biggest TV news shows. In his role as Facebook’s vice-president for global affairs and communications, he was defending his company after weeks of headlines about its latest crisis – this time involving Frances Haugen, a Facebook st...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, Technology, Media, Social Networking, US, Social Media, UK News, Digital Media, Nick Clegg, US Senate, Silicon Valley, Brexit, Clegg, Haugen


Facebook: We agree it's long past time for Congress to set clear and fair rules for the internet

Facebook's vice president of global affairs, Nick Clegg: U.S. tech regulation efforts have stalled. Here are some areas where Congress could act.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook 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 will 'nudge' teens from harmful content, company executive Nick Clegg said. The company is also set to tell teens to 'take a break' from Instagram, following scrutiny of its platforms. More on the changes here.2. Blue Origin is send...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Eu, Nick Clegg, Mozilla, North Carolina, William Shatner, Elizabeth Holmes


Facebook VP Suggests a Fix: a Prompt Urging Teen Instagram Users to 'Take a Break' (slashdot)

"Facebook is trying to mend its reputation in the wake of whisleblower Frances Haugen's testimony," reports Engadget, "and that includes promises of features lessening the potential harm for teens." CNN and Reuters report that Facebook Global Affairs VP Nick Clegg promised Instagram would introduce a "take a break" feature that encouraged teens to simply stop using the social network for a while. Clegg didn't say when it would be ready, but this was clearly meant to reduce addiction and other...
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Facebook VP Suggests a Fix: a Prompt Urging Teen Instagram Users to 'Take a Break'

"Facebook is trying to mend its reputation in the wake of whisleblower Frances Haugen's testimony," reports Engadget, "and that includes promises of features lessening the potential harm for teens." CNN and Reuters report that Facebook Global Affairs VP Nick Clegg promised Instagram would introduce a "take a break" feature that encouraged teens to simply stop using the social network for a while. Clegg didn't say when it would be ready, but this was clearly meant to reduce addiction and other...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Cnn, Nick Clegg, Reuters, Engadget, Clegg, Facebook VP, Frances Haugen, Facebook Global Affairs VP, Reuters Clegg


Instagram to introduce “take a break” feature and “nudge” teens away from harmful content

Instagram to introduce new features to nudge teams away from harmful content | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Instagram will introduce new measures to nudge teenagers away from harmful content and encourage them to “take a break,” from the platform, Facebook vice president of global affairs Nick Clegg said on Sunday. Clegg made the remarks on CNN’s State of the Union show less than a week after whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress about internal research that showed ...
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Facebook exec Nick Clegg said he couldn't give a 'yes or no answer' on whether its algorithms boosted insurrection sentiments ahead of Jan. 6 riot

20 January 2020, Bavaria, Munich: Nick Clegg, Head of Policy at Facebook, speaks on stage during the DLD (Digital Life Design) innovation conference. Clegg has defended the decision to stick to advertising with political content, unlike Twitter and Google. Lino Mirgeler A Facebook executive told CNN he couldn't give "a yes or no answer" when asked whether its algorithms amplified pro-insurrection voices leading up to January 6. A Facebook whistleblower testified before Congress last we...
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Facebook: Nick Clegg avoids questions on whistleblower Haugen’s testimony

Facebook executive wouldn’t say if he believed platform bore responsibility for amplifying baseless claims of stolen electionFrances Haugen: Facebook whistleblower – and modern hero?The Facebook executive Nick Clegg took a damage-limitation tour of US political talkshows on Sunday, but remained evasive over questions about the social media giant’s contribution to the deadly attack on the US Capitol on 6 January this year.The former British deputy prime minister, now Facebook vice-president of gl...
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Facebook exec Nick Clegg called Big Tobacco comparisons 'extremely misleading' but said the company needs to be 'held to account' after whistleblower testimony

Facebook executive Nick Clegg defended Facebook amid mounting scrutiny during an appearance on ABC News' "This Week.". ABC News/This Week Facebook executive Nick Clegg on Sunday defended the company against comparisons to Big Tobacco. The social-media giant has been under intense scrutiny after a former employee publicly criticized the company. While he defended the company, Clegg admitted Facebook needed to be "held to account." Nick Clegg, who works as the vice president for global...
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Facebook executive confronted over whistleblower's claim

Nick Clegg, Vice President of global affairs at Facebook, tells CNN's Brian Stelter that blaming social media for the January 6 Capitol insurrection is too simplistic of an explanation to a complicated problem.
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Facebook executive: 'Ludicrous' to blame Capitol riot on social media

Nick Clegg, Vice President of global affairs at Facebook, tells CNN's Brian Stelter that blaming social media for the January 6 Capitol insurrection is too simplistic of an explanation to a complicated problem.
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Facebook executive confronted over whistleblower's January 6 claim

Nick Clegg, Vice President of global affairs at Facebook, tells CNN's Brian Stelter that blaming social media for the January 6 Capitol insurrection is too simplistic of an explanation to a complicated problem.
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Whistleblower says Facebook enabled misinformation by eliminating safeguards too soon after the 2020 election, helping to fuel the Capitol riot, report says

Christoph Dernbach/picture alliance via Getty Images Facebook is mounting a defense against new allegations from a whistleblower, the New York Times reported. The whistleblower says the company turned off crucial safety measures too soon after the 2020 US elections, like limits on live video. These actions caused misinformation to spread quickly and gave rioters easy ways to plan the insurrection, the whistleblower is expected to reveal. See more stories on Insider's business page. A ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Politics, News, US, Trends, Social Media, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Cbs, Times, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Whistleblower, Trump


Facebook's own research showed Instagram to be toxic for teens, which it denies - then it pulled Instagram Kids anyway

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Instagram makes teen girls feel worse about themselves, Facebook researchers reportedly found. Facebook repudiated the findings of its own research in a blog post published over the weekend. Then, Instagram announced it is pausing work on its Instagram Kids app. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook has spent the past week doing damage control after a series of Wall Street Journal reports revealed damning ev...
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Instagram says it's putting a hold on its 'Instagram Kids' project for under-13s, citing backlash

Instagram head Adam Mosseri. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED Instagram announced Monday it's pausing its project to build an Instagram for under-13s. Instagram head Adam Mosseri said the project, Instagram Kids, leaked too early. He also cited public backlash following a report on research into Instagram's effect on teenage girls. See more stories on Insider's business page. Instagram is putting a hold on its project to build a special version of its platform for under-...
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Is Facebook leading us on a journey to the metaverse?

Nick Clegg will on Monday set out the tech giant’s vision of a virtual world where you can work, shop and ‘live’. But the move is prompting new fears over privacyThe concept of the “metaverse” first came from the 1992 sci-fi novel Snow Crash as a place that people flee to escape a dangerous corporation-dominated world. It has since come to refer to a range of virtual experiences that have gained popularity during the pandemic – including video games such as Fortnite, non-fungible tokens or even ...
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Insider Advertising: Advertisers demand agencies prove their eco credentials

Hello and welcome back to Insider Advertising, your weekly look at the biggest stories and trends affecting Madison Avenue and beyond. I'm Lara O'Reilly, Insider's media and advertising editor. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.As we gear up for the big holiday quarter, Facebook advertisers are already experiencing their nightmare before Christmas as Apple's recent privacy changes take effect. In a blog post Wednesday, Facebook said some advertisers' post-iOS 14 diff...
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Advertisers demand agencies prove their eco credentials

Hello and welcome back to Insider Advertising, your weekly look at the biggest stories and trends affecting Madison Avenue and beyond. I'm Lara O'Reilly, Insider's media and advertising editor. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.As we gear up for the big holiday quarter, Facebook advertisers are already experiencing their nightmare before Christmas as Apple's recent privacy changes take effect. In a blog post Wednesday, Facebook said some advertisers' post-iOS 14 diff...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Washington Post, New York City, Advertising, US, Trends, Supply Chain, General Motors, CMO, Sustainability, Nick Clegg


Mark Zuckerberg reacts to a NYT report about Facebook promoting positive stories about itself by arguing that his surfboard isn't 'electric'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images The New York Times reported that Facebook promoted positive stories about itself on users' news feeds. Mark Zuckerberg refuted a line in the report that said he rode an "electric surfboard" in a July video. Zuckerberg said the surfboard was not electric, and that he was pumping it with his legs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reacted somewhat bizarrely to a report in The New York Tim...
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