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Italy Earthquake, Syria War, Facebook: Your Wednesday Briefing – New York Times


New York Times

Italy Earthquake, Syria War, Facebook: Your Wednesday Briefing
New York Times
Facebook has long been collecting information about its users, but it's now easier to see how it categorizes your political leanings. We show you how. The social network, and a new class of media outlets, is shaping discourse about the election. “Maybe …
Facebook has activated its 'Safety Check' feature after the earthquake in ItalyBusiness Insider

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Posted on 24 August 2016 | 10:25 am

Inside Facebook’s (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic, Hyperpartisan) Political-Media Machine – New York Times


New York Times

Inside Facebook's (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic, Hyperpartisan) Political-Media Machine
New York Times
Facebook, in the years leading up to this election, hasn't just become nearly ubiquitous among American internet users; it has centralized online news consumption in an unprecedented way. According to the company, its site is used by more than 200

Posted on 24 August 2016 | 9:00 am

Facebook forgot the web’s birthday and now it’s trying to pretend it remembered – The Guardian


The Guardian

Facebook forgot the web's birthday and now it's trying to pretend it remembered
The Guardian
In fact, if Facebook had asked Berners-Lee, he'd probably have told them what he's been telling people for years: the web's 25th birthday already happened, two years ago. “In 1989 I delivered a proposal to CERN for the system that went on to become the …

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Posted on 24 August 2016 | 8:38 am

Utah’s Facebook data center deal is off – Salt Lake Tribune


Salt Lake Tribune

Utah's Facebook data center deal is off
Salt Lake Tribune
West Jordan pulled the plug Tuesday on a deal to entice Facebook to build a massive data center in Utah with the promise of a hefty tax-incentive package worth up to $260 million over 20 years. The deal killer was a vote by the State Board of Education
West Jordan terminates discussions with Facebook over data centerfox13now.com
Utah city pulls out of competition for Facebook facilityAlbuquerque Journal
Utah city ends Facebook race against New MexicoKOB.com
KFDA
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Posted on 23 August 2016 | 11:49 pm

What it’s like to use Facebook’s new Snapchat competitor that’s only for high schoolers – Business Insider


Business Insider

What it's like to use Facebook's new Snapchat competitor that's only for high schoolers
Business Insider
Lifestage is designed for young people to "show others who they are and to find out more about the people in their school community as well as meet new people," according to Sayman, who joined Facebook immediately after graduating high school two …
Facebook's Lifestage app for teens labelled 'hugely concerning' by web safety expertsMirror.co.uk

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Posted on 23 August 2016 | 10:49 pm

Charted: How Facebook dominates the app economy – Quartz


Quartz

Charted: How Facebook dominates the app economy
Quartz
The top five most downloaded apps in the second quarter of 2015 (pdf) also comprised four Facebook properties and one interloper. In that case, it was Cheetah Mobile's Clean Master app, a utility for optimizing Android phones' performance, in fifth place.

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Posted on 23 August 2016 | 6:57 pm

Facebook is testing videos that autoplay with sound turned on – The Verge


The Verge

Facebook is testing videos that autoplay with sound turned on
The Verge
Facebook is testing a change to its main mobile apps that would have videos automatically start with the sound turned on, according to Mashable. The test, which appears to be active in Australia and may be ongoing in other countries, has Facebook video …
Facebook is testing a big change with how videos play in the News FeedBusiness Insider
Facebook is testing autoplaying videos with the sound already onRecode
Grab your headphones: Facebook is testing video with autoplay soundMashable
BGR –The Next Web –Engadget –Facebook
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Posted on 23 August 2016 | 5:14 pm

Former Facebook Live Manager Launches Live-Streaming App Alively – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Former Facebook Live Manager Launches Live-Streaming App Alively
Wall Street Journal
Vadim Lavrusik, the former product manager of Facebook Live, has co-founded Alively, an app meant for users who want to share live videos with a handful of people rather than their entire social network. It launched in the U.S. on Apple mobile devices …
Live video minus Facebook equals AlivelyTechCrunch
Former Facebook Live product manager launches Alively for private video livestreamingVentureBeat

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Posted on 23 August 2016 | 5:01 pm

Liberal, Moderate or Conservative? See How Facebook Labels You – New York Times


New York Times

Liberal, Moderate or Conservative? See How Facebook Labels You
New York Times
You may think you are discreet about your political views. But Facebook, the world's largest social media network, has come up with its own determination of your political leanings, based on your activity on the site. And now, it is easy to find out
Facebook really is keeping tabs on your political viewsMashable
Facebook has given you a political label — find out where (it thinks) you standDigital Trends
Facebook can guess your political preferences — here's how to see how it's categorized youBusiness Insider
GeekWire –WTOP –The Next Web
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Posted on 23 August 2016 | 3:46 pm

Zuckerberg Sold His Facebook Shares For Charity—But He’s No Hero Yet – WIRED


WIRED

Zuckerberg Sold His Facebook Shares For Charity—But He's No Hero Yet
WIRED
Here's how that will work: Facebook recently created a new class of non-voting shares, called “Class C.” Such shares would allow the company to issue more stock without taking away Zuckerberg's voting power. Zuckerberg owns many of the so-called “Class …
Zuckerberg starts making good on promise to donate 99% of his Facebook stock to charityThe Next Web
Mark Zuckerberg Sells $95 Million Worth Of Facebook Shares For CharityHuffington Post
Zuckerberg Sells $95 Million In Facebook Stock For Philanthropic OrganizationFortune
Forbes –CNNMoney –USA TODAY –Securities and Exchange Commission
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Posted on 23 August 2016 | 2:22 pm