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Microsoft and Google join Facebook in fight against Israeli NSO
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It makes tools which are "powerful, and dangerous" 

Microsoft and Google, have joined Facebook's legal battle against hacking company NSO, filing an amicus brief in federal court that warned the Israeli firm's tools were "powerful, and dangerous".

Facebook takes on Apple
Published in News
Thursday, 17 December 2020 11:03

Facebook takes on Apple


Not sure who we want to win here

Facebook attacked Apple in a series of full-page newspaper ads claiming the iPhone maker's anticipated mobile software changes around data gathering and targeted advertising are bad for small businesses.

Facebook wants to read your mind
Published in IoT
Thursday, 17 December 2020 11:01

Facebook wants to read your mind


It really doesn't

Facebook told employees this week that it's developing a tool to summarise news articles so users won't have to read them. It laid out early plans for a neural sensor to detect people's thoughts and translate them into action.

Facebook investigated by Germans
Published in IoT
Friday, 11 December 2020 10:24

Facebook investigated by Germans


Watchdogs eye Oculus VR changes

Facebook is being investigated in Germany for linking usage of its Oculus VR headset to having a Facebook account.

Facebook could be forced to flog Instagram and WhatsApp
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Details of multi-state law suits emerge

Social notworking site Facebook could be forced to flog off Instagram and WhatsApp to make a flurry of US lawsuits go away.

FTC sues Facebook for playing monopoly
Published in News
Thursday, 10 December 2020 10:51

FTC sues Facebook for playing monopoly


Systematic strategy

The Federal Trade Commission sued Facebook, alleging that the company is illegally maintaining its personal social networking monopoly through a years-long course of anticompetitive conduct.

How Facebook protected Holocaust deniers
Published in News
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 12:08

How Facebook protected Holocaust deniers


And continued to recommend similar content

Social notworking site Facebook accidently is protecting Holocaust deniers and even recommends sites where they can be historically stupid while supporting the Nazis.

Bannon behind fake Facebook pages
Published in News
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 12:57

Bannon behind fake Facebook pages


Why didn't Facebook see this coming?

Steve Bannon has been outed for his involvement in running a network of misinformation pages on Facebook.

Splitting up tech giants will not be necessary
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Europe's antitrust watchdog barks

Splitting up large tech companies such as Google and Facebook will not be necessary, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Sunday.

Facebook demands a university research project shut down
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You must not research us

Social notworking site Facebook is demanding that a New York University research project cease collecting data about its political-ad targeting practices.