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Tech’s shadow workforce sidelined, leaving social media to the machines

31/03/2020 (Tue)

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the sprawling networks of contract workers who keep social-media services running smoothly. Software is picking up the slack, but Facebook Inc and YouTube are already warning there’ll be less content moderation and slower customer support.

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Covid-19: Facebook reshapes product roadmap as the world hunkers down

30/03/2020 (Mon)

Facebook Inc is changing its product roadmap to rapidly adjust to changing user behaviour in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

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Facebook’s ads business is being hurt by coronavirus — even though the lockdown has caused unprecedented usage

25/03/2020 (Wed)

Usage of Facebook is booming. But its ads business isn’t seeing the benefit.

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Facebook expands its ad ban to include hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and COVID-19 test kits to discourage pandemic price-gouging

20/03/2020 (Fri)

Facebook has banned ads for hand sanitizer, surface disinfecting wipes, and COVID-19 testing kits on its plaftorm, the company announced in a blog post Thursday, as it attempts to crack down on sellers looking to exploit people’s fears surrounding the global pandemic.

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Facebook is making Workplace Advanced free to emergency services and governments

19/03/2020 (Thu)

In an effort to help emergency services and governments deal with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Facebook has announced that it will offer the premium version of its workplace chat service, Workplace Advanced, to them for free for 12 months.

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Mark Zuckerberg denied a report that Facebook is considering sharing smartphone location data with the US government to help track the coronavirus

19/03/2020 (Thu)

Facebook is not in talks with the US government about sharing users’ smartphone location data to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told reporters on a conference call Wednesday.

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Facebook is wrongly blocking news articles about the coronavirus pandemic

18/03/2020 (Wed)

Facebook is blocking users from posting some legitimate news articles about the coronavirus in what appears to be a bug in its spam filters.

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Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Reddit, and Twitter just said they’re working together to fight coronavirus misinformation

18/03/2020 (Wed)

Several of the world’s largest social media companies announced that they’re working together to fight misinformation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and the COVID-19 disease, according to a joint statement published to Facebook’s website on Monday.

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Spending less time on Facebook could boost your well-being and happiness, says new research

16/03/2020 (Mon)

New European research has found that spending just 20 minutes less time on Facebook each day could increase our happiness and healthy lifestyle habits.

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Firefox update blocks Facebook tracking

12/03/2020 (Thu)

SAN FRANCISCO, March 12 — The latest Firefox update (74) has a feature to prevent Facebook from tracking internet users on the web. The addition of the function comes at a time when there is a growing awareness of the need to protect personal data.

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Facebook can now transform any 2D photo into an interactive 3D image

03/03/2020 (Tue)

Facebook’s 3D photos are a real attention-grabber, changing perspective as you angle your phone, tap them or scroll past, and while previously you needed a phone with a few cameras to take them yourself, now you can make them even if you only have a basic phone with a single camera.

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Facebook’s Messenger app redesign makes chatting more streamlined

02/03/2020 (Mon)

If you use Facebook Messenger to keep in touch with family, friends, and random acquaintances you met on vacation six years ago, you’ll be seeing an update to the apps for Android and iOS appear over the next few weeks.

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Facebook cancels its annual F8 conference because of coronavirus concerns

28/02/2020 (Fri)

Facebook has canceled its annual F8 conference over coronavirus-outbreak concerns.

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Twitter says Facebook, Messenger accounts hacked

10/02/2020 (Mon)

NEW YORK, Feb 8 — Twitter confirmed on Friday that the official Twitter accounts of social media giant Facebook Inc and its Messenger platform were hacked.

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Facebook updates Messenger Kids to give parents even more control

05/02/2020 (Wed)

Facebook has announced a number of changes arriving to Messenger Kids that will help parents more closely track their child’s activity on the application.

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