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Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Sheryl Sandberg: there is concern in US “with the size and power of Chinese companies, and the realization that those companies are not going to be broken up”   —  KEY POINTS  — Sandberg said breaking up Facebook does not address the underlying issues people have with tech companies.
May 17, 2019, 11:25 AMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
New York State Attorney General announces investigation into Facebook's unauthorized collection of more than 1.5M users' email address books   —  SAN FRANCISCO — The New York State attorney general's office plans to open an investigation into Facebook's unauthorized collection …
Apr 25, 2019, 4:27 PMIn context
Facebook:
Facebook reports Q1 revenue of $15.08B, up 26% YoY, as advertising revenue hits $14.91B, up 26% YoY; sets aside $3B related to a forthcoming FTC settlement   —  Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.
Apr 24, 2019, 4:08 PMIn context
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
When DEA got a warrant for LogMeIn to divulge a user's passwords, LastPass' encryption scheme meant it couldn't produce them, but other customer info was given   —  The government makes very few demands for data from password managers, but when it does it expects a lot, including login information, Forbes has learned.
Apr 14, 2019, 9:30 PMIn context
Ina Fried / Axios:
Facebook says it will stop asking for email passwords to verify new accounts; previously, it used them to verify accounts whose email addresses didn't use OAuth   —  Responding to criticism, Facebook says it will stop asking users for their email passwords as a means of verifying some new accounts.
Apr 2, 2019, 8:50 PMIn context
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook is exploring restrictions on who can go Live depending on factors such as prior Community Standard violations after Christchurch   —  Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg outlined three steps that the company is taking
Mar 30, 2019, 12:55 PMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Senator Warren's proposal would create massive new problems, have significant unintended consequences, and not address the issues she is concerned about   —  Senator Elizabeth Warren deserves credit: I have been writing about antitrust, particularly in the context of Aggregation Theory …
Mar 12, 2019, 9:55 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Senator Warren's plan to curb the power of big tech, while addressing valid concerns, feels like a grandstanding populism without enough substance behind it   —  This isn't necessarily a big surprise, given that she's suggested this many times over the past few years, but 2020 Presidential …
Mar 8, 2019, 8:50 PMIn context
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking   —  My focus for the last couple of years has been understanding and addressing the biggest challenges facing Facebook.  This means taking positions on important issues concerning the future of the internet.  In this note, I'll outline our vision …
Mar 6, 2019, 9:40 PMIn context
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Facebook says it is exploring ways to address anti-vaccine misinformation including reducing or removing it from recommendations and demotion in search results   —  Facebook Inc., under pressure to reduce harmful, misleading and fake content, said it is exploring removing anti-vaccine information …
Feb 14, 2019, 2:25 PMIn context

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