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Exxon, Ben & Jerry’s among buyers of $256 million in political ads on Facebook
on 23rd of Oct 2018 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s new searchable database of U.S. political ads reveals that companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp, Ben & Jerry’s and Penzeys Spices are cumulatively spending millions of dollars

Facebook’s top political ad spender is … Facebook
on 23rd of Oct 2018 The political advertiser spending the most money on Facebook ads is . Facebook? Just two weeks ahead of the midterm elections, the social network released a new “ad archive report” outlining which p

Facebook’s Messenger makeover focuses on simplicity
on 23rd of Oct 2018 Facebook’s messaging app is getting a new look and the tech firm wants to keep it simple. On Tuesday, the social media giant unveiled a new version of Messenger that the company said is easier for use

Facebook launches searchable database for U.S. political ad spending
on 23rd of Oct 2018 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc on Tuesday unveiled a searchable database that will provide information on spending by advertisers for political ads and issues of national importance in the run-up to the mid

Facebook is giving Messenger an overhaul to try and cut down on bloat — and adding a dark mode
on 23rd of Oct 2018 Messenger is getting an fresh coat of paint. The Facebook-owned messaging app is being redesigned, the company announced on Tuesday, in an effort to cut down on the bloat and confusing user interface

Facebook beyond Facebook? Instagram, Messenger step up
on 23rd of Oct 2018 NEW YORK — When Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in 2012, it seemed like a big gamble for an unproven little app. Six years later, that little app — along with Messenger and WhatsApp — are ser

Here’s What’s New in Facebook’s Revamped Messenger
on 23rd of Oct 2018 Facebook has overhauled its Messenger chat app to make it simpler to use. The social media giant said Tuesday that the new Messenger 4 app improves on the older version that became overloaded on

Don’t want Facebook up in your business? Here’s how to cut social networks from signons
on 23rd of Oct 2018 A few weeks after Facebook alerted the world that that millions of user accounts had been compromised by a hack of its systems, one thing should be clear: If you’ve been using the Facebook Login optio

Facebook And Drug Dealers Both Share This One Metric
on 23rd of Oct 2018 When Deep Mind was acquired by Google in 2014, it was reported that a condition of the deal was that Google would invest in the creation of an ‘ethics board’. The task of the ethic board was to ensure

Oxford researchers exposed the avalanche of data Google and Facebook can hoover up from apps on your phone
on 23rd of Oct 2018 Companies like Google and Facebook can hoover up vast quantities of data from third-party apps on people’s smartphones, according to a detailed new study by the University of Oxford. Researchers analy

Facebook and Google are run by today’s robber barons. Break them up
on 23rd of Oct 2018
The Guardian

The Guardian
Give any programmer access to the Facebook code base, and it would take less than an afternoon to remove such functionality from the system. In March 2018, fair housing groups filed a lawsuit in the federal courts to stop Facebook selling .

MPs accuse government of complacency over ‘fake news’ on Facebook
on 23rd of Oct 2018
BBC News

BBC News
The government is not taking the urgent action needed to protect democracy from “fake news” on Facebook and other social media, MPs have warned. The culture committee wants a crackdown on the manipulation of personal data, the spread of  .

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Beto O’Rourke has spent $5 million on Facebook ads
on 23rd of Oct 2018
CNN

CNN
Also, according to Facebook, almost $5 million has been spent running ads on President Donald Trump’s main Facebook page, “Donald J. Trump.” Since May, more than 100,000 ads have been run on Trump’s page, according to the company. Some of them  .
The Top Political Advertiser on Facebook Is . FacebookWIRED
Now it’s way easier to see who’s doing the most political spending on FacebookMashable
Facebook Ad Report Puts Beto O’Rourke as Top Spender, After FacebookBloomberg
 –  –Marketing Land
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Facebook, Google sued for ‘secretly’ slurping people’s whereabouts – while Feds lap it up
on 23rd of Oct 2018
The Register

The Register
Facebook and Google are being sued in two proposed class-action lawsuits for allegedly deceptively gathering location data on netizens who thought they had opted out of such cyber-stalking. The legal challenges stem from revelations earlier this year .

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Facebook redesigns ‘confusing’ Messenger app
on 23rd of Oct 2018
Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
It will also make it easier for users to access games and e-commerce chatbots, which are central to Facebook’s plan to make Messenger a hub for online shopping and customer service. “You know how the human brain works: when we give people too many  .
Here’s What’s New in Facebook’s Revamped MessengerFortune
Facebook beyond Facebook? Instagram, Messenger step upPhys.Org

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Facebook reportedly cancels its “next generation” Oculus Rift 2 headset for PC
on 23rd of Oct 2018
Eurogamer.net

Eurogamer.net
Facebook has reportedly cancelled its in-development “next generation” Oculus Rift 2 virtual reality headset for PC, despite the company’s assurances that it’s “planning for a future version of Rift”. The news coincides with the departure of Oculus co .
Oculus cofounder is leaving FacebookCNN
The Facebook Exodus Is Becoming an EpidemicVanity Fair
Oculus co-founder to leave FacebookFinancial Times
 –ExtremeTech –  –
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Facebook is rolling out a redesigned Messenger focused on simplicity
on 23rd of Oct 2018
The Verge

The Verge
Facebook is releasing a redesigned version of Messenger today that attempts to put the focus back on your chats. After years of revenue-focused expansion into bots, games, payments, and other distractions, the company is bringing Messenger back to .
How Facebook’s Messenger Got Its New Look in a New Jersey BasementWIRED
Facebook rolling out new Messenger 4 app update with simplified navigation, dark mode, customizable chat bubbles . 9to5Mac
Facebook begins rollout of new supposedly ‘simplified’ MessengerUSA TODAY

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