Zuckerberg Cut a Line About Monitoring ‘Private Channels’ From His Facebook Manifesto

On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg published an updated founder’s letter for Facebook, his first since the company went public in 2012. Largely summarising the CEO’s previous comments, the sweeping manifesto was newsworthy while containing little news. In at least one version of the text, however, Zuckerberg wrote about using artificial intelligence for online surveillance—a line stricken from the final draft. Read More >>

Facebook Will Now AutoPlay Newsfeed Videos With Sound

Bad news for anyone who likes their sanity: Facebook has announced plans to change up the way it handles video when it appears on your news feed, and will now start autoplaying videos with sound as you scroll past them. Read More >>

Report: Facebook Agrees to Independent Audit After Admitting It Screwed Up Its Metrics

Facebook has agreed to an audit by the Media Rating Council after a string of admissions by the company that some of the metrics it provided to advertisers weren’t accurate, the Wall Street Journal reports. Read More >>

Snap CEO’s Supermodel Fiancée Is Sick of Facebook Stealing Her Man’s Ideas

Facebook-owned Instagram recently got done shamelessly copying Snapchat’s most popular features—kneecapping the company before its IPO in the process—and Miranda Kerr, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel’s supermodel fiancée, is fucking pissed. Read More >>

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Oculus’s No Good Year Continues With Hundreds of Demo Stations Shutting Down

It’s been a rocky start for virtual reality manufacturers in general. But Oculus—the company that made people believe in VR again—may be having the hardest time of all. It’s been a year of sluggish sales, PR nightmares and one big time defeat in court. Now, US retailer Best Buy is pulling hundreds of demo stations from its sales floors. Read More >>

Facebook Makes Bullshit Claim It Would Take ‘Wonder Machine’ to Track Hate Speech

Facebook’s problems of late are legion: fake news, hate speech, trolls, and the hideous and unpredictable violent outbursts on its Live platform. Now, apparently, the German court system is in the mix. Read More >>

96 Companies Just Told Trump Where He Can Shove His Muslim Ban

Last night, 96 companies filed a legal briefing that objects to President Trump’s Muslim ban. But they’re not just doing it because it’s the right thing to do. The filing makes it clear that Trump is disrupting business. Read More >>

This Browser Extension Takes All The Numbers Out Of Facebook

We've been told time and again that social media impacts our happiness, that chasing likes and shares makes us less liked and less willing to share. But what can we realistically do about it? The usual advice, dispensed by a guy with slightly-too-wide-eyeballs in tones of desperation, is to "just delete Facebook" like he did, because he totally never looked back and definitely still gets invited to things. It's just that there have been no things lately. Probably. He doesn't have Facebook so he can't be sure. Read More >>

ZeniMax Awarded £400 Million in Lawsuit Against Facebook

ZeniMax, the owner of game studios Bethestha Softworks and id Software has been awarded $500 million (around £400 million) by a jury in its lawsuit against Oculus Virtual Reality and its parent company, Facebook, according to Polygon. Read More >>

UPDATED: Facebook Employee Says They’re “Excited” to be “Right Wing’s New Fox News”

Update: Facebook has now responded to the post, see our update at the end. Read More >>

MPs Launch “Fake News” Inquiry

Parliament is launching a serious inquiry into the world of fake news, with a Culture, Media and Sport Committee set to examine whether or not making stuff up for clicks and likes is really having any tangible effect on society. Read More >>

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Mark Zuckerberg Decides He Won’t Sue Hundreds of Hawaiians to Secure His Property

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided to backtrack on his decision to sue hundreds of native Hawaiians, which would have likely forced the families to sell their land at a public court auction to the highest bidder. Read More >>

Adverts Are Coming to Make Facebook Messenger Even More Irritating

It may be irritating that Facebook sliced off Messenger out of the main app, but one advantage was that it didn't then force more adverts onto you. Well that's just about to change, because the social media titan has announced that Messenger is now getting adverts. Read More >>

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How to Stop Social Media From Taking Over Your Life

In this day and age, it’s hard to live a full life without logging onto Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram every now and then. The problem is that they can become a huge waste of time. Read More >>

Some Guy Figured Out How to Delete Any Video on Facebook

Security researcher Dan Melamed figured out a clever way to delete any video on Facebook earlier this year, and the social network rewarded him with £8,000 for responsibly reporting his hack. Read More >>