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Facebook Messenger Promises Speedy Delivery of 4K Pics
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Facebook on Tuesday raised the ante for messaging apps photo quality with the announcement of 4K support for Messenger. Starting Tuesday, “people can send and receive photos in Messenger at 4K resolution — or up to 4,096 x 4,096 pixels per image — the highest quality many smartphones support,” wrote Facebook Messenger product managers Sean […]

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ProPublica: Facebook advertisers can still discriminate by race
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A year ago, ProPublica discovered that Facebook let advertisers select who would see ads based on 'ethnic affinity.' Because the social network doesn't ask users to disclose their racial identity, Facebook collects data and assigns each a preference…

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Facebook teen-in-residence defects to Google and launches “Lies”
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 At age 17, Michael Sayman was Facebook’s youngest employee ever. Having already launched 5 apps, he wowed Mark Zuckerberg, earned a demo spot on stage at Facebook F8 conference, and scored a full-time engineering gig as the social network’s go-to teen. Over the past three years, he helped Facebook try to crack the middle school […]

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Ads May Soon Stalk You on TV Like They Do on Your Facebook Feed
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Targeted ads that seem to follow us everywhere online may soon be doing the same on our TV. From a report: The Federal Communications Commission is poised to approve a new broadcast standard that will let broadcasters do something cable TV companies already do: harvest data about what you watch so advertisers can customize pitches. […]

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Facebook, Google: We're committed to fighting Russian meddling     – CNET
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Facebook, Google and Twitter tell lawmakers what they’re doing to ensure foreign entities don’t use their sites to influence future US elections.

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Mark Warner: Facebook, Twitter need to sack propaganda     – CNET
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The head Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee wants tech giants to work with Congress to stifle Russian interference in US elections.

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Facebook working on adding state, local election ads to archive     – CNET
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The world’s largest social network is building an archive of federal election ads that have run on Facebook. But the database will go further than that.

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Facebook test splits news feed to highlight posts from friends     – CNET
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The change could have big ramifications for publishers. The social network emphasized, though, that it’s only a test.

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Senators aim to halt bogus political ads on Facebook     – CNET
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In response to reports Russians attempted to influence the election by buying online ads, Sen. John McCain joins two Democratic senators in backing The Honest Ads Act.

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