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Facebook makes weak excuses for database blunder
Published in News


Do people even bother paying for PR any more?

It would appear that Facebook has got so arrogant that it does not even have to bother with coming up with a decent excuse to explain its antics.

Apple tries to mine Facebook data
Published in News
Tuesday, 06 April 2021 10:57

Apple tries to mine Facebook data


Facebook says no

Apple is so desperate to win its antitrust case with Epic it is hitting up other big tech empires in the hope it can dig up some dirt.

Venezuela's Maduro claims that Facebook is bananas
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If I only had thyme

Venezuela's government accused Facebook of "digital totalitarianism" after it froze President Nicolas Maduro's page for 30 days for violating its policies against spreading misinformation about COVID-19.

Supremes snub Facebook’s tracking case
Published in News
Wednesday, 24 March 2021 10:12

Supremes snub Facebook’s tracking case



Stop in the name of...  wasting our time

The US Supreme Court rejected Facebook's bid to gut a $15 billion class-action lawsuit accusing the company of illegally tracking the activities of internet users even when they are logged out of the social media platform.

Facebook unfriended a Kurdish dissident group
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Nice to know who your friends are

Social notworking site Facebook banned a Kurdish YPG dissident group because its presence on the site was offending the Turkish government and it might cause problems for its business in the country.

Facebook comes the raw prawn on Aussie content
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Thursday, 18 February 2021 10:40

Facebook comes the raw prawn on Aussie content


No way are we paying for that

Facebook said it would no longer allow Australian publishers to share news on Facebook or allow Australian people to view or share international news sources.

Italian watchdog fines Facebook $8.5 million
Published in News
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 13:30

Italian watchdog fines Facebook $8.5 million


Miffed that the outfit ignored earlier fine

Italy’s competition watchdog has fined Facebook ($8.5 million) for not complying with a request to correct improper commercial practices in its treatment of user data.

Zuckerberg wants an end to computing, sorry commuting
Published in IoT


It is time for VR to do the job

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants commuting to work replaced with VR/AR telecommuting.

Zuckerberg might be forced into retirement
Published in News
Monday, 01 February 2021 11:10

Zuckerberg might be forced into retirement


This is going to be a bad year for Facebook

Facebook is going to have such a terrible year in 2021 that Mark Zuckerberg will be forced into retirement in the following year, according to tech pundit Robert Cringley.

Facebook will launch antitrust action against Apple
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This will run and run

A long-simmering public dispute between Facebook and Apple is going to result in the social notworking outfit suing the cargo cult for antitrust antics.