Complaints that Facebook Avoided Questions at European Parliament

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Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg left European Union lawmakers fuming over unanswered questions at the end of a hearing that began with a mea culpa for the company’s recent privacy woes. At a meeting at the EU Parliament, Zuckerberg said what he’s been telling every audience recently: that his company didn’t take a broad enough […]

See Which Facebook Apps Access Your Data

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As the Facebook–Cambridge Analytic scandal enters its third week, the #DeleteFacebook campaign is gaining momentum. And now big brands are joining in. The Facebook–Cambridge Analytic scandal is complex, but the simplified version of it is Facebook allows third-party apps to harvest user data when a user subscribes to those apps. […]

Google is Trying to Do to Facebook What Facebook Did to Snap—by Aping Some of Its Features

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Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL) unit has begun trying to do to Facebook (FB) what Facebook has largely done already to Snap: stifle its user growth by aping its features. Just in the past two weeks, Google has: – Updated its mobile app with data and features that make part of it look […]

Facebook’s plan to tap into your brain

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Facebook will assemble an independent Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) panel to oversee its development of a direct brain-to-computer typing interface it previewed today at its F8 conference. Facebook’s R&D department Building 8’s head Regina Dugan tells TechCrunch, “It’s early days . . . we’re in the process of […]

Why Mark Zuckerberg Is Excited About an Augmented Reality Future

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Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – The Facebook founder laid out the tech the company is working on during his F8 keynote address. When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took the stage today to open F8, the social giant’s annual developer conference, he wanted to address the elephant in the room. Another big […]

Oculus Founder Leaves Facebook

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Palmer Luckey, a founder of the virtual-reality technology company Oculus, has left Facebook three years after the social network acquired his company for close to $3 billion. Oculus Founder, at center of legal battle over VR, departs Facebook. Luckey, co-founder of Oculus VR and creator of the Rift headset, is […]

Virtual Reality Experience, a New Dawn?

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The technology had its coming out with several new, consumer-oriented headsets. But VR’s future seems anything but certain. The current state and possible future of virtual reality. A quarter of a century after the original virtual reality (VR) craze swept the world, the technology looks like it’s finally going to make […]

Microsoft, Facebook, Google, other tech giants answer Obama’s refugee plea

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Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – President Obama says 51 US companies, including major tech players, will provide money, training and tech to help millions of refugees. Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Accenture are among 51 US companies responding to President Barack Obama’s call to address the global refugee crisis and aid refugees […]

Norway blasts Facebook

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Facebook is reinstating a famous Vietnam War-era photo of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack, after a public outcry over its removal of the image including harsh criticism from Norway’s prime minister. In a clash between a democratically elected leader and the social media giant over how to patrol […]

Mark Zuckerberg Shades SpaceX’s Elon Musk For Exploding His $85m Amos-6 Satellite

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Deniz Taşkın: deniz@dzgn.co – When the SpaceX rocket explosion yesterday, it took Facebook’s new satellite with it. Now Zuck is threatening to ditch Elon Musk’s space company in a very public billionaire spat. As tech billionaire feuds go, this one is shaping up to be priceless. Shortly after Elon Musk’s SpaceX […]

Facebook Messenger hits one billion users

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Facebook Messenger has reached one billion monthly users, making it one of the most popular apps in the world. Just two years after the app was separated from the main Facebook app, the Messenger app is catching up with its parent-app that has 1.5 billion active users a month. “We’re […]

Facebook Challenges Apple

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The news that Facebook is working on encrypting end-to-end communication in its chat client is another sign that messaging is the next major battleground online. Facebook also is also working for SnapChat style messages, and the rise of messaging bots allows third-party developers to deliver solutions inside the chat environment. […]