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Coronavirus fears lead Facebook to cancel San Francisco conference

Coronavirus fears lead Facebook to cancel San Francisco conference

Facebook said Friday it is has cancelled its annual global marketing summit, which had been scheduled for next month in San Francisco, due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus.
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner to step down after 11 years

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner to step down after 11 years

LinkedIn Chief Executive Jeff Weiner said Wednesday he will step down from his position at the business and professional-services online network on June 1 and become the company's executive chairman.
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg says she’s engaged to Tom Bernthal

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg says she’s engaged to Tom Bernthal

Facebook Chief Operating Office Sheryl Sandberg said Monday that she is engaged to businessman Tom Bernthal after being set up with the Los Angeles-based consultant by her late-husband's brother.
Facebook debuts new privacy feature to manage being tracked online

Facebook debuts new privacy feature to manage being tracked online

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg used Data Privacy Day on Tuesday to give details about a new feature designed to give people more control over how they are tracked by the social networker
Six of the 10 brands Indians loved most in 2019 were American

Six of the 10 brands Indians loved most in 2019 were American

Swiggy and Zomato were the top Indian names.
Change These Facebook Settings to Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition Software

Change These Facebook Settings to Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition Software

It should come as little surprise that any content you offer to the web for public consumption has the potential to be scraped and misused by anyone clever enough to do it. And while that doesn’t make
Change These Facebook Settings to Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition Software

Change These Facebook Settings to Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition Software

It should come as little surprise that any content you offer to the web for public consumption has the potential to be scraped and misused by anyone clever enough to do it. And while that doesn’t make
Joe Biden slams Mark Zuckerberg as ‘a real problem’

Joe Biden slams Mark Zuckerberg as ‘a real problem’

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg woke up Friday morning to critical words from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who suggested that Zuckerberg could be held legally liable for his
How to Find Instagram's New Boomerang Effects

How to Find Instagram's New Boomerang Effects

Earlier this week Instagram started rolling out a few new effects to the Boomerang feature within the app.
Block Misleading Political Ads on Facebook With This Browser Extension

Block Misleading Political Ads on Facebook With This Browser Extension

2020 is going to be a bonkers year for US politics, but while the presidential debates and President Trump’s lingering impeachment might be the biggest topics of conversation (so far), we all know
Facebook says politicians can still tell lies in their online ads

Facebook says politicians can still tell lies in their online ads

Facebook said Thursday that it intends to make no major changes in its policies toward political ads, a decision that will still allow candidates to include lies about their rivals in such
Top Facebook executive: Trump won in 2016 due to ‘best digital ad campaign’ ever

Top Facebook executive: Trump won in 2016 due to ‘best digital ad campaign’ ever

Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth, who oversaw the company's advertising business during the 2016 presidential election cycle, said Tuesday he believes Facebook is responsible for President Donald
Facebook bans most ‘deepfake’ videos as election season heats up

Facebook bans most ‘deepfake’ videos as election season heats up

Facebook is taking new steps to crack down on so-called "deepfake" videos, but won't ban some forms of the videos entirely from its social-media platform.
Remember to Delete and Unlink Your Accounts Before Deleting an App

Remember to Delete and Unlink Your Accounts Before Deleting an App

Deleting an app from your smartphone takes mere seconds, but you need to do more than just uninstall the app if you’re trying to remove your data or stop it from accessing other accounts—which some
It’s the network, stupid: Study offers fresh insight into why we’re so divided

It’s the network, stupid: Study offers fresh insight into why we’re so divided

Social perception bias might simply be an emergent property of our social networks.
How to Wipe Your Existence from the Internet

How to Wipe Your Existence from the Internet

With near-daily news about data breaches, hacks, and privacy problems, it’s not unreasonable to want to disappear from the internet. Maybe you’re sick of horribly embarrassing things showing up when
Wikipedia co-founder created an ad-free social network that wants to be a better Facebook[citation needed]

Wikipedia co-founder created an ad-free social network that wants to be a better Facebook[citation needed]

All major social networks are financed by advertising and thus free to users who trade access to their data for cat videos and sometimes questionable news content. Wikipedia co-founder and internet
How to Use Instagram's New Layouts Mode

How to Use Instagram's New Layouts Mode

A brand-new Instagram update has finally added a much-requested feature to the app: Users can upload a collage of multiple photos in a single Instagram story and use a new “Layout” mode to create more
Facebook, Instagram to ban influencers from promoting vaping and guns

Facebook, Instagram to ban influencers from promoting vaping and guns

Facebook and Instagram said that so-called influencers will no longer be allowed to run "branded content" that promotes vaping, or e-cigarettes, any kind of tobacco product, or firearms.

How startups close their first big sales

Your chances of closing your first big sale are going to be directly related to how well you’re targeting prospective customers.