Technology and Social Media

Facebook, Twitter are designed to act like 'behavioural cocaine'     – CNET
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Silicon Valley insiders tell the BBC about social media’s deliberate addictive qualities.

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Amazon Studios moves ahead with film on inventor of the high five
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Amazon Studios has lined up some potentially heart-wrenching dramas, but nothing may be as compelling as the creation of the high five. The media company has ordered a script rewrite for a film about Glenn Burke, a Major League Baseball player who's…

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Facebook's F8 gives Zuckerberg another chance to move beyond Cambridge Analytica     – CNET
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The social network is holding its annual developer confab just weeks after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Can CEO Mark Zuckerberg calm people’s nerves?

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Facebook now tells you exactly why it takes down posts     – CNET
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The social network is also expanding its appeals process around objectionable posts — as Facebook tries to purge toxic content.

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Citizen Zuck: The making of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg     – CNET
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The world’s largest social network needs fixing. Facebook’s frontman needs to show he can do it — fast.

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Facebook suspends data analytics firm CubeYou amid scandal     – CNET
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The social networking giant makes its third high-profile move against a data analytics company, just weeks after cutting off Cambridge Analytica.

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Zuckerberg: Nobody has been fired over Cambridge Analytica
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Facebook has been ramping up its damage control as outrage continues over the Cambridge Analytica mess. But it seems nobody at the social media company has been let go as a consequence. On a media conference call, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that no em…

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Facebook is building a tool to fight advertising without consent     – CNET
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The social network plans to require advertisers to certify that users agreed to have their data used for marketing campaigns on the social network.

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Facebook bans Trump-linked campaign data firm     – CNET
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The world’s largest social network said it’s banning a data analytics firm, called Cambridge Analytica, after reports it lied about how it treated user data.

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