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Facebook also wants to show you how much time you spend in its app

It looks like Facebook may soon be able to nudge you to spend less time in its app.  The company appears to be testing a new feature that shows statistics about "your time on Facebook," which could help remind users to take breaks from the app
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Juju Shutting Down Glidepath, Launches Text Messaging Platform Emissary.ai

Juju, a poor man’s Indeed, quietly launched Glidepath in 2016. It was designed to be a recruiting platform for small businesses. Not necessarily a bad idea, but the timing was most definitely bad. Shortly after going to market, Google Hire...
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Facebook shuts down actual news under the cover of 'political ads' policy

Having missed the boat completely on fake news, Facebook appears to now be dropping the hammer on the real stuff.  The nonprofit investigative journalism outlet Reveal published a major story this week regarding immigrant children allegedly
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Facebook lets some group admins charge members for access

You already give Facebook your data, so why not throw a little cold, hard cash into the mix as well.  Just bear with me here. So, you're following your favorite creator on the social network created in a dorm room, but because of that pesky
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Barack Obama finally breaks his silence on immigration controversy, and it's kind of a let down

Former President Barack Obama finally weighed in on the ongoing debate over the separation of migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, and it left a little to be desired for a few reasons.  SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama joins
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Autoplaying video ads are about to invade your Facebook Messenger inbox

Somehow, Facebook is still finding ways to make Facebook Messenger more annoying. Now, the company plans to bring autoplaying video ads to users Messenger inboxes as soon as Monday, according to a report from Recode. SEE ALSO: Facebook fires shots
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Facebook fires shots at YouTube with new poll and gaming creator tools

Move over, Instagram vs. Snapchat. The fight is on between Facebook and YouTube. Facebook announced Tuesday that it's bringing new poll and game features to Live and on demand video for Facebook creators. With this new emphasis on interactivity, and
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Couple raises $5 million to help immigrant families in record-setting Facebook fundraiser

A Texas nonprofit working to help reunite immigrant families who have been separated at the U.S. border with Mexico will soon get millions in donations to help their work. A California couple's Facebook fundraiser has raised more than $5 million in
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Facebook AI is now capable of 'opening' eyes in photos where they're closed

Facebook wants to open your eyes in photos where they're closed — and now it can. A pair of Facebook engineers have come up with an artificial intelligence tool that fixes people's closed eyes in photos, a research paper published this week by
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Facebook tightens its policies on gun-related advertising

Facebook is tightening up its rules on advertising gun accessories to minors. The social media giant announced it would restrict the advertising of weapon accessories, such as optics, belt accessories and holsters, to those over the age of 18. It is

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