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Facebook abandons its secretive research lab
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 17 December 2018 11:12

Facebook abandons its secretive research lab


Building 8 closed and its work is distributed

Facebook has disbanded its secretive research lab, where the company developed new hardware like its Portal speakers and researched moonshot projects like brain computer interfaces.

UK publishes more of Facebook’s secrets
Published in News
Thursday, 06 December 2018 10:40

UK publishes more of Facebook’s secrets


It doesn’t like it up them

A British MP has used privilege laws to publish more than 250 pages of Facebook’s secret internal documents and they cast the social networking site in a poor light.

Russians were pulling Facebook data
Published in News
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:21

Russians were pulling Facebook data


UK Commons committee has discovered

A UK Commons committee chair said that a seized trove of Facebook documents reveals that a company engineer flagged Russian "entities"  using a Pinterest API to pull billions of points of Facebook data every day in 2014.

Facebook admits encouraging conspiracy theories
Published in News


After conspiring to claim that it was fake news

Last week Facebook hotly denied that it had funded a Washington-based lobbying company to spread fake news about its critics, but now it has admitted that it did just that.

UK Parliament's Serjeant at Arms seizes Facebook documents
Published in News


Difficult to argue with a bloke with a mace


The UK Parliament dusted off some of its ancient powers to seize internal Facebook documents and make chief executive Mark Zuckerberg look jolly stupid for refusing to answer MPs’ questions.

Russian outfit claims to be legit news outlet
Published in News
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:57

Russian outfit claims to be legit news outlet


We are not Putin's mouthpiece, and we want its Facebook account back

A Russian company whose accountant was charged by federal prosecutors for attempting to meddle in US elections has sued Facebook claiming it is a legitimate news outlet and wants its account back.

Facebook hired PR company to write fake news
Published in News
Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:29

Facebook hired PR company to write fake news


Wanted to get at Google

Facebook hired a public relations firm last year that wrote fake news critical of Google and conspiracy theories which claimed that George Soros was behind a growing anti-Facebook movement.

Zuckerberg ignores UK and Canada
Published in News
Thursday, 08 November 2018 11:40

Zuckerberg ignores UK and Canada

Sorry I'm washing my hair

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a request to appear before an international parliamentary committee delving into the questions around fake news.

Three European countries want big tech to avoid tax
Published in News


Denmark, Ireland and Sweden block French moves

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire's efforts to get the European Union colleagues around a new tax on tech giants have stalled.

British MPs want a word with Zuckerberg
Published in News
Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:05

British MPs want a word with Zuckerberg


If he turns up it will be a rough ride

British MPs want a word with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and if he shows up he will have a harder time than he did when he spoke to the US Senate.