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Facebook is the latest major tech company to let people work from home forever

Facebook is the latest major tech company to let people work from home forever

As thousands of businesses across the United States are trying to figure out their office reopening plans, Facebook announced a drastic shift: A wide swath of its workforce can work from home forever. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a livestream on his personal page on Thursday that he guesses as much as 50 percent…
Facebook Messenger will now try to fight scammers without reading your messages

Facebook Messenger will now try to fight scammers without reading your messages

Facebook Messenger is rolling out a new tool to prevent scammers and imposters its platform. The company will use artificial intelligence to help identify these potential bad actors and provide safety notices to users about messages from shady accounts. This represents the latest example of Facebook employing automation to address its myriad content moderation problems.…
Here’s Facebook’s new plan to make you shop on Instagram

Here’s Facebook’s new plan to make you shop on Instagram

Facebook really wants you to go from “Like” to “Buy.” On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg announced a set of new features aimed at making Instagram and Facebook true shopping destinations, by offering struggling brick-and-mortar shops new options to sell to customers online. If successful, the initiatives would make it easier for Instagram and Facebook users to…
Facebook’s latest ripoff product is a Zoom clone called “Rooms”

Facebook’s latest ripoff product is a Zoom clone called “Rooms”

Facebook is rolling out its own video conferencing service called Messenger Rooms. The chat tool looks and works a lot like the popular (but troubled) video chat app Zoom. You might even say Facebook ripped off all of the good features that made Zoom so successful while dumping the ones that made it so controversial.…
Facebook is taking down some, but not all, quarantine protest event pages

Facebook is taking down some, but not all, quarantine protest event pages

Facebook is taking down some event pages promoting controversial anti-stay-at-home protests that are taking place across the US — but it’s only doing this in areas where the events violate local Covid-19 social distancing rules. Facebook’s selective response mirrors a larger fracture across the country as the Trump administration has given conflicting guidance about how…
Facebook will start nudging users who have “liked” coronavirus hoaxes

Facebook will start nudging users who have “liked” coronavirus hoaxes

Facebook just announced another step in trying to set the record straight about misleading information about the novel coronavirus on its platform. In the coming weeks, the company will start directing people who have previously “liked,” reacted, or commented on “harmful misinformation” about Covid-19 to information from more authoritative sources, such as a myth-busters website…
Facebook doubles down on removing coronavirus conspiracy theories

Facebook doubles down on removing coronavirus conspiracy theories

Social media companies are increasing their vigilance about removing coronavirus conspiracies. Facebook, in particular, continues to update its policies as the outbreak — and corresponding disinformation — spreads. On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg reiterated in a Facebook post that the platform was removing conspiracy theories related to the coronavirus that have been flagged by global health…
Facebook canceled a major annual tech conference because of coronavirus. It’s not alone.

Facebook canceled a major annual tech conference because of coronavirus. It’s not alone.

The Covid-19 coronavirus is prompting major tech conferences around the world to cancel their events — so far, at least three major ones have been called off entirely, including Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference. It’s an unprecedented disruption to the usual packed lineup of annual tech events every spring. The cancellations of some of the…
Facebook is suing a company that improperly harvested user data

Facebook is suing a company that improperly harvested user data

Facebook filed a federal lawsuit in California on Thursday against OneAudience, a marketing company that it says paid app developers to exploit the “login with Facebook” feature to improperly gain access to personal data without users’ permission. The social media company claims that OneAudience harvested users’ data by getting app developers to install a malicious…
Apple, Facebook, and Google stocks are falling after surge in coronavirus cases

Apple, Facebook, and Google stocks are falling after surge in coronavirus cases

The outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus disease has taken the lives of more than 2,770 people — with a vast majority of those deaths in China plus a growing number in countries like South Korea, Iran, and Italy — and infected more than 80,000 as of February 26. As the world scrambles to contain the…

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