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Libra project chief says Facebook will not have special rights or privileges
Jul04

Libra project chief says Facebook will not have special rights or privileges

  Two weeks after Facebook announced its plans for a cryptocurrency called Libra, the project’s top executive reiterated that it will operate autonomously from the tech firm. Libra head David Marcus blogged on Wednesday that “Facebook will not control the network, the currency, or the reserve backing it.” The Libra Association will have more than one hundred members, and Facebook will only be one of them. “We will not have any...

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Facebook updates its Terms of Service, focuses on IP and data usage
Jul03

Facebook updates its Terms of Service, focuses on IP and data usage

Facebook has updated  its terms of service to clarify how it uses your personal data, and what your ownership rights are re the uploaded content. The social network said its updates to the Terms of Service explains how it makes money, but that it will not affect its commitments or policies. The changes took effect on July 31. And it includes a new replacement section to address how Facebook generates revenue from user data. 2. How our...

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Facebook has started showing link and view count for expired stories
Jul02

Facebook has started showing link and view count for expired stories

Facebook has started sending updates on the number of people who viewed your stories before it expired. The update, which comes along with a link where you can actually view those who saw your stories before it expired, has been seen by a couple of people—and there is every reason to believe that it is not a limited launch. To further confirm this, popular social media expert Matt Navarra twitted a screenshot of the message being sent...

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Facebook to create Oversight Board for content decisions
Jul01

Facebook to create Oversight Board for content decisions

As Facebook gradually addresses concerns over its recent decisions, and as it seeks to continue as a tech firm, it has drawn plans for a new, independent oversight board. The board will provide an updated framework for regulations on published posts and other content, giving another avenue to appeal editing decisions. After months of gathering feedback worldwide, Facebook has released a framework document to govern the development of...

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WhatsApp would soon let you share your “Status” to Facebook, other apps
Jun28

WhatsApp would soon let you share your “Status” to Facebook, other apps

WhatsApp Status; a Stories-like feature launched by the Facebook-owned messaging app over two years ago will soon welcome a new function. Apparently, this is one of many ways the owners of the app think will make the feature more popular among users. According to WABetaInfo, a well-known and respected tech blogger, you will soon be able to share your Status to Facebook and other apps. The feature was spotted and reported by WABetaInfo...

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Facebook exec says Russia did not interfere in the 2016 Brexit vote
Jun25

Facebook exec says Russia did not interfere in the 2016 Brexit vote

  A Facebook exec said “absolutely no evidence” exists that the social network’s users were influenced by Russian hacktivists in the 2016 Brexit poll. “We have found no evidence of a significant attempt by outside forces” to sway votes, Nick Clegg told the BBC on Monday. He is the vice president of global affairs and communications at Facebook. Clegg said they ran two studies with data from the run-up to the withdrawal vote to...

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