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Kingdom Hearts 3 Leaked on Facebook Marketplace Six Weeks Before Release Date  Gadgets 360 · 5 hours
The Kingdom Hearts 3 release date is January 29 internationally and January 25 in Japan unless you're on the Facebook Marketplace where it was... more
Facebook's Lead EU Regulator Opens Probe Into Data Breach  Gadgets 360 · 8 hours
Facebook's lead regulator in the EU, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), began an investigation into a number of breach notifications. more
Facebook bug affects millions, year's worst passwords cause an eye roll video - CNET  CNET · 2 days
This week's most important stories include a glitch that allowed photos of Facebook users to be compromised. Meanwhile, SplashData lists... more
The 2018 year in tech, movies and Taylor Swift (CNET UK podcast 549) video - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The UK's best tech podcast looks back at 2018's hottest tech stories, including Apple's biggest launches,... more
CNET UK Podcast 549: The 2018 year in tech, movies and Taylor Swift - CNET  CNET · 2 days
We take a look back at 2018's most exciting tech stories from Apple's biggest launches to Zuckerberg's troubles... more
Facebook fractures its secretive hardware division  THE VERGE · 3 days
Roughly a year and a half ago, Regina Dugan, a former director for the US government’s Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, took the stage... more
Facebook restructures Building 8, separating projects into Reality Labs and Portal groups  TechCrunch · 3 days
Facebook is restructuring its experimental hardware efforts and giving its moonshot projects a home within its AR/VR research division. The restructuring, reported by Business... more
Bug may have exposed photos from 7M Facebook users  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Facebook says a software bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than users had granted permission for more
Facebook Says Bug May Have Exposed Photos on Nearly 7 Million Users  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Facebook says the bug potentially gave developers access to photos, such as those shared on Marketplace or on Facebook Stories. more
Check whether your photos were exposed in latest Facebook bug - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The social network announced that some users' unpublished photos were potentially exposed. Here's how to find out if you were affected. more
Facebook says bug may have exposed photos on 7M users  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Facebook says a software bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than users had granted permission for more
Facebook bug exposed photos that users never posted  Sky News · 3 days
Facebook has discovered a bug that gave third-party apps access to the photos of up to seven million users. more
Facebook open sources PyText NLP framework  TechCrunch · 3 days
Facebook AI Research is open sourcing some of the conversational AI tech it is using to power its Portal video chat display and M suggestions on Facebook Messenger. The company announced today that its PyTorch-based PyText... more
Facebook says bug may have exposed user photos to developers  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Facebook says a software bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than users had granted permission for more
Facebook bug exposed millions of users' photos  Sky News · 3 days
Facebook has discovered a bug that gave third-party apps access to the photos of up to seven million users. more
New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos  BBC · 3 days
Photos of up to 6.8 million Facebook users, including ones they never posted, could be found. more
Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users’ unposted photos to apps  TechCrunch · 3 days
Reset the “days since the last Facebook privacy scandal” counter, as a Facebook has just revealed a Photo API bug gave app developers too much access... more
Facebook Portal adds games and web browser amidst mediocre Amazon reviews  TechCrunch · 3 days
After receiving a flogging from privacy critics, Facebook is scrambling to make its smart display video chat screen Portal more attractive to buyers. Today Facebook is... more
Facebook’s New York privacy pop-up was small, weird, and filled with sugar  THE VERGE · 3 days
Facebook’s track record with privacy this year has been catastrophic. In March, the company announced that it had suspended political analytics company Cambridge Analytica... more
Why we can’t stop debating whether Facebook sells data  THE VERGE · 3 days
For some time now, the fact that Facebook doesn’t sell your personal data directly to advertisers has been... more
Facebook's Blockchain Team Wants to Disrupt Payments, but Ongoing Controversies Make Hiring Difficult: Report  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Facebook is reportedly working on blockchain technology to create its own virtual currency but it's running into hiring issues. more
Facebook wants you to pay to watch HBO shows on its own app - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Facebook is in talks to sell TV subscription services, to be watched on its "Watch" hub, Recode reports. more
Facebook is expanding its video platform while reportedly slashing news show funding  THE VERGE · 4 days
Facebook Watch is expanding, even as it’s failing to gain much traction amongst younger, digital-native audiences. Today, the platform announced it was expanding its... more
Some Facebook fact-checkers aren't sure if their efforts are working - CNET  CNET · 4 days
One former fact-checker told The Guardian that the tech firm used people in her position for "crisis PR." Facebook has pushed back against the... more
They scaled YouTube. Now they’ll shard everyone with PlanetScale  TechCrunch · 4 days
When the former CTOs of YouTube, Facebook, and Dropbox seed fund a database startup, you know there’s something special going on under the hood. Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane saved YouTube... more
Facebook Watch is finally growing as payouts get spread thin  TechCrunch · 4 days
Both Facebook Watch and Instagram’s IGTV have yet to become superstar video platforms, leaving Facebook at risk as more people seek streaming entertainment instead of status updates. So... more
What China searched for in 2018: World Cup, trade war, Apple  TechCrunch · 4 days
Soon after Google unveiled the top trends in what people searched for in 2018, Baidu published what captivated the Chinese in a parallel online universe, where... more
Woman Slams Social Media Firms for Baby Ads After Stillbirth  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
A woman whose child was stillborn has slammed the targeted advertising of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram after she kept getting baby-related sales pitches. more
Senators aim to give internet companies doctor-like duties to protect our data  TechCrunch · 5 days
Consumers are increasingly entrusting online services with all kinds of personal data — but that trust has been repeatedly abused or taken for granted.... more
Facebook and ZeniMax settle legal battle over Oculus VR and stolen secrets  THE VERGE · 5 days
ZeniMax Media and Facebook today settled a long-running legal dispute over the creation of the Oculus Rift VR headset, which ZeniMax claimed was the... more
What is RCS and why you might want it  THE VERGE · 5 days
A lot of people have become bored with SMS messaging, and the tech industry is very aware of... more
Facebook settles Oculus VR lawsuit with ZeniMax  TechCrunch · 5 days
Nearly five years after announcing its acquisition of Oculus VR, Facebook is finally ready to put behind it the drama surrounding its founding. Gaming giant ZeniMax Media’s lawsuit against Facebook over the misuse of... more
Facebook settles OculusVR lawsuit with ZeniMax  TechCrunch · 5 days
Nearly five years after announcing its acquisition of OculusVR, Facebook is finally ready to put the drama surrounding its founding behind it. Gaming giant ZeniMax Media’s lawsuit against Facebook over the misuse of intellectual property related... more
Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads  BBC · 5 days
The woman says if companies were able to spot she had been pregnant, they should also have realised she was bereaved. more
Online ads spoil Christmas surprises, raising privacy concerns  CBC · 5 days
Social media users say they're being burned by online advertisements spoiling "surprise" gifts by popping up in front of the... more
Zenimax wins settlement from Facebook over stolen VR code  Windows Central · 5 days
That's settled then. Back in 2017, ZeniMax Media — the parent company of Bethesda — filed a lawsuit against Oculus, owned by Facebook, for stealing trade secrets and infringing on... more
Facebook redesigns Life Events feature with animated photos, videos and more  TechCrunch · 5 days
Facebook today announced a redesign of its “Life Events” feature, which allows people to share significant milestones in their life, like an engagement, graduation, a new... more
Facebook CEO Reaches Out to Microsoft President for Help: Report  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
According to a report in The Information on Monday, Zuckerberg spoke directly to Smith on how to build trust at Facebook. more
Facebook's Menlo Park Headquarters Evacuated After Bomb Threat  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
The New York Police Department received an anonymous tip about a bomb threat regarding Facebook's campus in Menlo Park, California more
Building in Facebook’s Menlo Park campus evacuated after bomb threat  TechCrunch · 5 days
A building in Facebook’s Menlo Park campus was evacuated after a bomb threat early Tuesday evening. Around 5PM, the Menlo Park police department warned people to avoid the... more
Facebook building evacuated after reported bomb threat  THE VERGE · 6 days
A building on Facebook’s Menlo Park campus, which houses both Instagram and Facebook employees, has been evacuated Tuesday night after a reported... more
Facebook relaunches search ads to offset slowing revenue  TechCrunch · 6 days
It’s an ad duoply battle. Facebook is starting to test search ads in its search bar and Marketplace, directly competing with Google’s AdWords. Facebook first tried Sponsored Results back in 2012 but... more
The 10 best Facebook alternatives for Android and iOS - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Whether you're part of the #DeleteFacebook crowd or the 'Time Well Spent' movement, these are your best alternatives to the world's largest social network. more
Watch Google CEO Sundar Pichai testify in Congress — on bias, China and more  TechCrunch · 6 days
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has managed to avoid the public political grillings that have come for tech leaders at Facebook... more
Google accelerating demise of Plus after new security flaw affected 52 million  CBC · 6 days
Google is still having trouble protecting the personal information on its Plus service, prodding the company to accelerate its plans to shut down a... more
Facebook’s role in the French protests has polarized observers  THE VERGE · 6 days
A week ago, I looked at some of the early reporting around how the Yellow Vest protests in... more
Introducing the startups and agenda for Startup Battlefield Africa  TechCrunch · 6 days
At 9:30 AM local time, we kick off TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa, where 15 companies will take the stage, along with panels from industry investors, Main One, and speakers from Facebook... more
Instagram Direct adds new iMessage-like ‘walkie-talkie’ feature  9to5Mac · 7 days
Instagram today is rolling out a new walkie-talkie option to its Direct messaging features. As reported by TechCrunch, this feature was added... more
Instagram launches walkie-talkie voice messaging  TechCrunch · 7 days
You’d think Facebook would be faster at copying itself. Five years after Facebook Messenger took a cue from WhatsApp and Voxer to launch voice messaging, and four months after TechCrunch reported Instagram was testing its own walkie talkie... more
How Uber will become an ad company, starting with Eats Pool  TechCrunch · 7 days
Where there is discovery in an app, there is paid discovery. Google helped you choose between links, then sold ads that promote a few. Facebook helped... more
Facebook's hidden battle against ad-blockers  BBC · 1 week
The methods Facebook uses to thwart ad-blocking technology have been criticised by web developers. more
Google, Facebook Need a Regulator, Says Australian Watchdog  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Australia's competition watchdog on Monday recommended tougher scrutiny and a new regulatory body. more
How the star of Sheryl Sandberg dimmed  BBC · 1 week
Facebook is in crisis. And the firm's chief operating officer, once the golden girl, is taking the heat. more
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