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Facebook disbands secretive research lab amid reorganization

Facebook's secretive research lab, where the company developed new hardware like its Portal speakers and researched moonshot projects like brain computer interfaces, is no more. Building 8, the division Facebook created in 2016 to house some of its
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Get ready for brands to be much more pushy on Instagram

Instagram is starting to look more and more like Facebook. The app is testing a new feature that would let brands add prominent buttons linking back to their business inside the app. The feature, which an Instagram spokesperson confirmed is being
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Facebook bug gave developers access to photos you never meant to share

It's a Friday, people, which means there's more bad news from Facebook. Facebook disclosed a data breach on Friday that affected 6.8 million users. The trouble once again came from the connectivity of third party apps. Facebook says it is "sorry
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Facebook sets up holiday pop-up shop in New York to inform users about privacy concerns

From the Cambridge Analytica scandal to countless other privacy issues, 2018 hasn’t been such a banner year for Facebook when it comes to its users’ private data. Facebook undoubtedly realizes this and would like to get back in its users
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Facebook pushes back on claims that outside fact-checking is a PR stunt

Facebook is pushing back on claims that its work with third-party fact-checkers amounts to little more than "crisis PR." That's how one former employee of Snopes, one of the fact-checking websites that works directly with Facebook to debunk
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Internet gatekeepers block sex ed content because algorithms think they're porn

The internet has changed how kids learn about sex, but sex ed in the classroom still sucks. In Sex Ed 2.0, Mashable explores the state of sex ed and imagines a future where digital innovations are used to teach consent, sex positivity, respect, and
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Facebook is still trying to find new places to put ads

It might seem like there's already tons of ads on Facebook, but the company is still searching for new places to put more of them.  The latest method that's materializing is in search results, where Facebook is now experimenting with ads, the
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Guy responds to his own wanted mugshot on Facebook and hilarious romance ensues

Ugh, don't you hate it when the police rush you into turning yourself in? A Facebook post led to an unexpectedly hilarious exchange between the Richland Police Department and a wanted criminal who was taking his sweet time. SEE ALSO: Puppy detained
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'Subtle asian traits' is a place for second gen bonding, but it's not all fun and memes

Is there anything more real than bonding over shared trauma through Pikachu memes?  When a friend added me about a month ago, subtle asian traits had about 300,000 members. Every Asian person I know — from middle school classmates to
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Facebook built Portal for friends to connect, but it has more to offer businesses

Facebook Portal and Portal+ $199 ($349 for Portal+) View Product The Good Smart camera frees you up to move around • Great in the office The Bad App support is limited • Doesn't work with Messenger.com • Facebook hasn't

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