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Would you trust a Facebook OS? Reports say it’s building an operating system

Would you trust a Facebook OS? Reports say it’s building an operating system

Facebook is exploring creating its own operating system to power hardware like Occulus and Portal. The new OS could prevent upcoming hardware from being limited by OS restrictions.
Facebook researchers propose an AI assistant for Minecraft

Facebook researchers propose an AI assistant for Minecraft

Facebook researchers propose in a paper building an intelligent assistant for Minecraft, which they argue is an ideal training ground for NLU agents.

Facebook AI Pluribus defeats top poker professionals in 6-player Texas Hold ’em

Pluribus beat five other human players with an unconventional bet-sizing strategy.
Facebook will pay to spy on you, but you can make more money elsewhere

Facebook will pay to spy on you, but you can make more money elsewhere

Facebook's new Study app will track how you use your phone and provide that data to the social media giant. The company will even pay you for it — but likely not very much, especially compared to the
Facebook Debuts a New Tracking App Just Months After Controversy Over a Similar App

Facebook Debuts a New Tracking App Just Months After Controversy Over a Similar App

Facebook's Study app will track how people use their phones to help the company develop new products.
Facebook Debuts a New Tracking App Just Months After Controversy Over a Similar App

Facebook Debuts a New Tracking App Just Months After Controversy Over a Similar App

Facebook's Study app will track how people use their phones to help the company develop new products.
Facebook’s new Study app pays adults for data after teen scandal

Facebook’s new Study app pays adults for data after teen scandal

Facebook shut down its Research and Onavo programs after TechCrunch exposed how the company paid teenagers for root access to their phones to gain market data on competitors. Now Facebook is
Facebook admits 18% of Research spyware users were teens, not

Facebook admits 18% of Research spyware users were teens, not

Facebook has changed its story after initially trying to downplay how it targeted teens with its Research program that a TechCrunch investigation revealed was paying them gift cards to monitor all

Installing a root certificate should be MUCH scarier

The news that Facebook had spent years paying teens to install a surveillance kit called "Facebook Research" had a key detail: as part of the program, Facebook had its users install a new "root
We dismantle Facebook’s memo defending its ‘Research’

We dismantle Facebook’s memo defending its ‘Research’

Facebook published an internal memo today trying to minimize the morale damage of TechCrunch’s investigation that revealed it’d been paying people to suck in all their phone data. Attained by Business
Apple reactivates Facebook’s employee apps after punishment for Research spying

Apple reactivates Facebook’s employee apps after punishment for Research spying

After TechCrunch caught Facebook violating Apple’s employee-only app distribution policy to pay people for all their phone data, Apple invalidated the social network’s Enterprise Certificate as
Sheryl Sandberg: The Teens 'Consented' to Putting Facebook Spyware on Their Phones

Sheryl Sandberg: The Teens 'Consented' to Putting Facebook Spyware on Their Phones

On Tuesday, news broke that Facebook ran a involving paid participants who downloaded an app onto their phones that was capable of monitoring virtually everything that they did—including in some cases
Apple revokes Facebook’s developer certificate over data-snooping app—Google could be next

Apple revokes Facebook’s developer certificate over data-snooping app—Google could be next

Both bypassed the App Store to distribute their data-collection apps to users.
Apple revokes Facebook’s developer certificate over data-snooping app—Google could be next

Apple revokes Facebook’s developer certificate over data-snooping app—Google could be next

Both bypassed the App Store to distribute their data-collection apps to users.

Senator Warner calls on Zuckerberg to support market research consent rules

In response to TechCrunch’s investigation of Facebook paying teens and adults to install a VPN that lets it analyze all their phone’s traffic, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has sent a letter to Mark
Facebook Broke Apple's Rules and Now Its Employee-Only iOS Apps Are Busted

Facebook Broke Apple's Rules and Now Its Employee-Only iOS Apps Are Busted

Following news yesterday that via an unsettling “research” app, Apple has pulled Facebook’s Enterprise Certificate. As a result, Facebook can no longer access its internal iOS apps, such as
Apple bans Facebook’s Research app that paid users for data

Apple bans Facebook’s Research app that paid users for data

In the wake of TechCrunch’s investigation yesterday, Apple blocked Facebook’s Research VPN app before the social network could voluntarily shut it down. The Research app asked users for root network

Facebook cancels its all-spying, secret "research" program, Apple cancels Facebook's developer account

Yesterday, Techcruch published a deeply reported account of Facebook's "Project Atlas,", a "research" app whose users were paid up to $20/month (plus affiliate fees) to install on Ios devices, which
Facebook Is Paying Teens to Install a 'Research' App That Lets It Monitor Their Phones [Updated]

Facebook Is Paying Teens to Install a 'Research' App That Lets It Monitor Their Phones [Updated]

Facebook has stealthily launched a service similar to Onavo Protect, that claims to protect users’ privacy but actually collects and analyzes their data. This time it’s worse—Facebook is targeting
Facebook Is Paying Teens to Install a 'Research' App That Lets It Monitor Their Phones [Updated]

Facebook Is Paying Teens to Install a 'Research' App That Lets It Monitor Their Phones [Updated]

Facebook has stealthily launched a service similar to Onavo Protect, that claims to protect users’ privacy but actually collects and analyzes their data. This time it’s worse—Facebook is targeting