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  1. the zucc
    Facebook Is Not Good at Protecting Your PrivacyThe site revealed this week that it stored millions of passwords insecurely and scraped users’ email contacts to use for ad targeting.
  2. not mueller time
    All the News That Was Buried by the Mueller ReportToday was a good day to hide bad news, if you had it. But we excavated it.
  3. old people
    The 2020 Election Will Take Place on Two Different InternetsTrump spending a lot of money to activate Facebook boomers while young people have been abandoning the platform almost entirely.
  4. what the zuck?
    Anecdotes Reveal Things Are Still Really Messed Up Inside FacebookWired has new details, from staff following reporters into the bathroom to fallout from the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.
  5. antitrust
    Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Stopped Using FacebookThe congresswoman said she thinks social media can be bad for your health, and agreed with Warren about antitrust action against large tech firms.
  6. privacy
    Can Snapchat Avoid Facebook’s Privacy Mistakes?Snapchat is letting third parties access its user data. That didn’t work out so well when Facebook did something similar.
  7. facebook
    Facebook’s Ad Algorithm Discriminates Even When It’s Not Told To, Study FindsResearchers found ad delivery was skewed by gender and race, though advertisers didn’t list demographic targets.
  8. what the zuck?
    Happy April Fools’ Day. Facebook Says It’s Going to Be More Transparent.Despite the timing, Facebook is serious: a new feature allows users to get more information about why specific posts appear in their feeds.
  9. discrimination
    Facebook Charged With Discrimination, Despite Ben Carson’s Fair Housing RollbackCarson stepped back the enforcement of fair housing laws, but Facebook allowing restrictions on housing ads still managed to catch HUD’s attention.
  10. facebook
    Facebook Finally Bans White Nationalism From Its PlatformThe policy change notes that there isn’t really a distinction between white supremacy, white nationalism, and white separatism.
  11. scams
    Scammers Phished More Than $100 Million From Facebook, GoogleAll you need is a misleading corporate name, some overseas bank accounts, and some legit-looking invoices.
  12. security
    Facebook Stored Passwords Insecurely for YearsFacebook employees could have easily accessed the login info for hundreds of millions of users.
  13. poke
    Mark Zuckerberg’s Presumed Successor Is Leaving FacebookChris Cox, the head of product at Facebook, is leaving the company. The head of WhatsApp is also out.
  14. facebook
    Facebook and Instagram Face Historic OutagesUsers in major cities reported multiple disruptions on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
  15. stand-up
    Dave Chappelle Helps a Promising New Stand-up Named Will SmithThis kid just might make it.
  16. elizabeth postin'
    That Facebook Accidentally Removed Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-FB Ads Is the PointEven when operating in good faith and striving for equal enforcement, Facebook’s scale makes doing so impossible, with significant consequences.
  17. technology
    Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Break Up Big Tech Is Extremely Aggressive. Good.Intelligencer tech writers Max Read and Brian Feldman react to Elizabeth Warren’s aggressive proposal to break up Silicon Valley megaplatforms
  18. facebook
    Facebook’s Anti-Vax Crackdown Is a Big Anti-Conspiracy MoveCutting anti-vaccination results from searches on Facebook and Instagram guts conspiracist info from the feeds of 2.32 billion monthly active users.
  19. the zucc
    Mark Zuckerberg Discovers the Problem With Facebook Is FacebookMark Zuckerberg’s solution for Facebook’s privacy issues doesn’t address the features that caused them in the first place.
  20. not a gouda idea
    Ranked: Best Cheeses to Throw at Your BabyA guide to this week’s viral challenge.
  21. good grief
    Facebook Still Wants Your Friends to Engage When You’re DeadThe platform is rolling out a new “memorial tributes” feature.
  22. life in pixels
    Who Pays for Silicon Valley’s Hidden Costs?Magically convenient services and devices are often subsidized by exploitative labor arrangements.
  23. moderation
    Facebook Can’t Solve Its Problems by Throwing Bodies at ThemThe social network’s fix for pervasive moderation issues is to bring on more and more people, rather than address structural issues.
  24. data
    Even When It Doesn’t Ask For It, Facebook Gets Tons of DataThe company’s many different collection methods reveal a tangled web of collection schemes.
  25. facebook
    Zuckerberg Will Finally Meet With UK OfficialAll it took was a blistering government report that called Facebook a corrupt company run by “digital gangsters.”
  26. dog in big fire: this is fines
    Facebook May Have Earned Itself a Billion-Dollar FineThe social network is reportedly in negotiations with the FTC.
  27. life in pixels
    With Social Media Disinformation, What — and Who — Should We Be Afraid Of?We may have more to fear from wealthy donors than from geopolitical adversaries like Russia.
  28. facebook
    ‘Mark Is an Authoritarian’: An Early Facebook Investor on the Company’s SinsTalking with venture capitalist and newfound Silicon Valley doomsayer Roger McNamee.
  29. zuck bucks
    Facebook Will No Longer Say How Healthy Facebook IsInstead, the company will report aggregated metrics for its overall “family” of services
  30. oops
    Apple Disables Facebook Apps Following News of Shady Research ProjectFacebook used its privileged iOS access to distribute a “research” app that could collect tons of sensitive data from consumers’ phones.
  31. life in pixels
    Facebook Is Going to Have a Supreme Court. Will It Work?Facebook’s new “oversight board” sounds a lot like a judiciary. So where are the other branches?
  32. friendly fraud
    Senators Look Into Facebook’s Predatory Game DesignChildren were inadvertently spending hundreds or thousands of dollars and Facebook saw no issue with it.
  33. wtf
    Mark Zuckerberg Once Served Jack Dorsey Goat That He Killed ‘With a Laser Gun’It’s not exactly #thestew.
  34. life in pixels
    Facebook Doesn’t Need to Fool YouIs the #10YearChallenge meme a conspiracy to steal your data?
  35. privacy
    Most Americans Don’t Know How Much Facebook Knows About ThemPer a new survey, odds are you haven’t seen the detailed psychographic profile Facebook has on you — and you’d be uncomfortable once you did.
  36. facebook
    Aaron Sorkin Says Producer Scott Rudin Bugging Him About Social Network SequelA lot’s gone down since 2010.
  37. life in pixels
    Zuckerberg’s 2019 Personal Challenge Is to Explain Why Facebook Is GoodMark Zuckerberg’s series of “public discussions about technology” is more likely to be a series of public defenses of his life’s work.
  38. facebook
    Fake News Is an Old-People ProblemA new study shows the most fake news is shared by people older than 65.
  39. facebook
    On Average, You’d Have to Pay Someone $1,000 to Stop Using Facebook for a YearYou can pay people to not use Facebook, but it isn’t cheap.
  40. friction
    Facebook Doesn’t Need to Fix Society. It Just Needs to Fix Facebook.The company’s struggle to create and enforce a single rule-set masks the larger issue.
  41. facebook follies
    Facebook’s Year of Scandal, Ranked By How Much You Should Actually CareIt’s tough to separate controversy from non-troversy when it comes to Facebook
  42. whatsapp
    With 1.5 Billion Users and Just 300 Employees, Can WhatsApp Ban Child Porn?As one of the world’s biggest messaging platforms faces down a child porn plague, its tiny head count comes back to haunt it.
  43. youth culture
    Netflix Swears It Didn’t Read Your Facebook Messages in Weird TweetThere’s a DM-sliding joke?
  44. facebook
    Facebook Promised Privacy Features That Still Haven’t MaterializedIn May, Mark Zuckerberg said “Clear History” would take a few months to build. That was nearly seven months ago.
  45. what the zuck?
    Facebook ‘Sorry’ About Bug That Exposed Unposted Photos From 6.8 Million UsersThe bug existed for 12 days in September.
  46. what the zuck?
    Facebook’s Math on Who Is Watching Videos Takes Some Serious LibertiesFacebook says 75 million people watch at least a minute of Facebook Watch content each day. That’s true, but not quite accurate.
  47. facebook
    Facebook HQ Evacuated Overnight Due to Bomb ThreatThankfully, things are now back to business as usual.
  48. life in pixels
    Did Facebook Cause Riots in France?If you’re blaming the gilets jaunes on Facebook, you might be missing the forest for the trees.
  49. what the zuck?
    Facebook Funded Pro–Conversion Therapy CandidatesThe platform gave thousands of dollars in the 2018 election cycle to two candidates who voted against banning the dangerous practice.
  50. the zucc
    Mark Zuckerberg: ‘That May Be Good for the World But It’s Not Good For Us’Information cannot just flow through the internet; it all has to flow through Facebook.
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