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Highlights & transcript from Zuckerberg’s 20K-word ethics talk

socialweb - Feb 21, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg says it might be right for Facebook to let people pay to not see ads, but that it would feel wrong to charge users for…

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Facebook just made it a little easier to keep location data private

socialweb - Feb 20, 2019

Facebook just got a little more private.Image: LODI Franck/SIPA/REX/ShutterstockBy Keith Wagstaff2019-02-20 18:02:26 UTC It's been a tough week for Facebook — especially after UK lawmakers likened Mark…

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Facebook is bringing satellite Wi-Fi hotspots to rural communities, starting in Mexico

socialweb - Feb 20, 2019

Facebook is partnering with Viasat to help deploy high-speed satellite-powered connectivity to rural areas that have previously existed in internet not-spots. The social networking giant is no…

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5 most savage quotes from damning report on the ‘digital gangsters’ at Facebook

socialweb - Feb 20, 2019

The report had some hard words for Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesBy Karissa Bell2019-02-20 01:22:26 UTC The results of an 18-month investigation into Facebook…

What You Need To Know About The Current State Of Social Media
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What You Need To Know About The Current State Of Social Media

socialweb - Feb 19, 2019

What You Need To Know About The Current State Of Social MediaFor digital marketers, the annual “State of Social Media” report from Buffer has become an important…

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Facebook’s chief AI scientist: Deep learning may need a new programming language

socialweb - Feb 18, 2019

Deep learning may need a new programming language that’s more flexible and easier to work with than Python, Facebook AI Research director Yann LeCun said today. It’s…

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The UK government thinks it’s time for Facebook to be regulated

socialweb - Feb 18, 2019

Sorry doesn't quite cut it anymore for UK lawmakers.Image: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty ImagesBy Johnny Lieu2019-02-18 09:38:53 UTC For the last 18 months, UK lawmakers have investigated Facebook, and…

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U.K. says Facebook needs independent ethical oversight

socialweb - Feb 18, 2019

(Reuters) — Facebook and other big tech companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics to tackle the spread of fake news, the abuse of…

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UK parliament calls for antitrust, data abuse probe of Facebook

socialweb - Feb 18, 2019

A final report by a British parliamentary committee which spent months last year investigating online political disinformation makes very uncomfortable reading for Facebook — with the company…