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Facebook releases Oculus Quest 2
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Thursday, 17 September 2020 12:24

Facebook releases Oculus Quest 2


Available October 13

Facebook has unveiled the Oculus Quest 2, including its release date and price, and it promises to be better than over the original.

Facebook ignores government manipulation
Published in News
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 10:42

Facebook ignores government manipulation


Whistleblower spills the beans

Facebook ignored or was slow to act on evidence that fake accounts on its platform have been undermining elections and political affairs around the world, according to an explosive memo sent by a recently fired Facebook employee and obtained by BuzzFeed News.

Facebook to stop transferring data to the US
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Thursday, 10 September 2020 12:18

Facebook to stop transferring data to the US

 
Irish say we don’t trust you

A European Union privacy regulator has sent Facebook a preliminary order to suspend data transfers to the US about its EU users.

Zuckerberg’s mentor claims he has become power-crazed
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Too interested in imposing his vision to see what is going on

Mark Zuckerberg mentor (and early investor) Roger McNamee has warned his protégé has got out of control when it comes to  “imposing his vision”.

Facebook pauses Oculus Quest headsets in Germany
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Privacy concerns

Facebook has "temporarily paused" sales of its Oculus Quest headsets to customers in Germany after regulators indicated they were jolly concerned about the insistence that users must have a Facebook account.

Big Tech does not pay much Apple tax
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Thursday, 03 September 2020 11:17

Big Tech does not pay much Apple tax


Apple has cosy deal with Facebook and others

Fruity cargo cult Apple has been called out on its tax being fair after it was revealed that the top ten apps sell digital goods and only two of the top ten apps pay Jobs' Mob.

Facebook censored pro-Biden advert
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Tuesday, 01 September 2020 11:22

Facebook censored pro-Biden advert


Video of Trump threatening to end Obamacare was apparently “inflamatory”

Facebook has admitted that it was wrong after blocking a pro-Biden ad submitted by Democratic political action committee Priorities USA, after initially telling the group the video violated its policy against “sensational” content.

Facebook ignored right wing call to arms post
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Admits "operational mistake" in allowing it

Social notworking site Facebook has admitted that it ignored complaints that a rightwing militia page was ordering its members to bring weapons to a demonstration.

Facebook surrenders to France
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Tuesday, 25 August 2020 09:52

Facebook surrenders to France


Zuckerberg agrees to actually pay back taxes

Facebook's French subsidiary has agreed to pay more than $118 million in back taxes, including a penalty, after a ten year audit of its accounts by French tax authorities.

Facebook lobbying might be behind the TikTok ban
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Behind the scenes "lobbying"

Social notworking site Facebook spent a fortune "lobbying" US politicans to close down its rival TikTok.