The Morning After: Facebook’s latest data leak

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! We regret to report there’s more bad news to share about Facebook and how it’s protecting your privacy. Some of the highlights from earlier this week include an incredible tech demo, tech gift ideas that cost less than $ 50 and hands-on with Tesla’s latest […]

‘More BLM posters than actual black people’: Former employee calls out Facebook’s ‘workplace racism’

A black Facebook employee’s post alleging racial discrimination at the social media giant has gone viral, depicting a racially tone-deaf company and challenging the “progressive” Silicon Valley company’s public image. Mark Luckie shared the message with Facebook management and employees earlier this month after leaving his post as Strategic Partner Manager for Global Influencers focused […]

Facebook’s Portal video chat displays go on sale in the US

Facebook’s Portal and Portal+ smart displays are now available in the US via Amazon, Best Buy and their own, ahem, portal. The social network created the devices with video chats in mind, giving them AI-powered cameras that can track you as you move around while talking to friends and family. It can call anyone on […]

Facebook’s Level Up is available for game streamers in 21 countries

Facebook is still continuing its assault against Twitch, as the social media giant has expanded its Level Up Program to game streamers around the world, totalling 21 countries. The Level Up Program helps streamers build a community on Facebook. Streamers that are eligible can earn some extra cash through Facebook Stars — similar to Twitch […]

Inside Facebook’s ‘war room’ is a battle for public trust

The internet has a misinformation problem. Symptoms include fake news, election interference, hate speech, trolling — it goes by many names. It’s become increasingly clear over the past few years that social media platforms should bear some responsibility for policing what’s shared on them. None more so than Facebook. For many, it’s the front page […]