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Facebook Introduces New Social Audio Features to Compete With Clubhouse

Email The platform is diving headfirst into audio, and has unveiled a number of new audio-based experiences. Facebook is rolling out an array of new features that it dubs “social audio experiences.” These audio-based features are clearly meant to compete with Clubhouse, an invite-only app that lets you host audio-only chatrooms. Facebook’s Clubhouse Competitor Is Coming Soon…

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Facebook Is Testing a Business Recommendation Tool on Your News Feed

Email The new feature will help you find new businesses on the platform. Facebook is testing a new business discovery tool that will appear under posts and ads in your News Feed. The feature will prompt you to select topics you’re interested in, and will then present you with recommended content from businesses based on your…

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Facebook reaches its target of using 100 percent renewable energy

Facebook says it has reached its target to power its global operations entirely on renewable energy, though it fell shy of its end of 2020 deadline. The company is now focusing its efforts on the broader goal of reaching net-zero emissions across its entire “value chain” by 2030, including suppliers and business activities like travel…

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Facebook hits renewable energy goal ahead of Earth Day

James Martin/CNET Facebook said Thursday that since 2020, all its operations have been fully supported by renewable energy, hitting a goal the social media giant set in 2018 to combat climate change.The social network made the announcement ahead of Earth Day, an annual event on April 22 that focuses on environmental protection. The milestone shows…

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Facebook Had Years to Fix Flaw That Leaked 500M Users’ Data

The profile names, email addresses, and phone numbers of over 500 million Facebook users have been circulating publicly online for nearly a week. It took days for Facebook to finally acknowledge the root cause, an issue the company says it fixed in 2019. But now researchers are saying Facebook knew about similar vulnerabilities for years…

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Facebook Allow a fake, malware-filled’Clubhouse’ app run ads on its site

As persistent and savvy as hackers can be, the last thing any of us need is for the most popular sites and services on the planet to give those hackers a platform to trick people into having their data stolen. Unfortunately, that is precisely what appears to have happened, as TechCrunch reports that cybercriminals have…

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Facebook ducks calls to apologise over huge data leak

Facebook gives its side of the story as data on millions of its users leaks, but is yet to apologise for security lapses that put half a billion people at risk of compromise By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 07 Apr 2021 17:00 Facebook has attempted to deflect criticism of its data security practices while…

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Facebook test adds contextual ‘labels’ to popular pages

Facebook has gradually started applying labels to pages in order to provide more context about their nature as part of a new experiment. Politicians’ pages will be marked as “public official,” for instance, while fan and satire pages will be labeled as such. You’ll see the new labels when their posts appear on your News…

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YouTube and Facebook dominate the social media landscape in the US

In brief: YouTube and Facebook remain among the most popular online platforms in the US. According to the latest survey from Pew Research Center, usage of YouTube has grown to 81 percent among adults in the US. That’s up from 73 percent of adults that said they ever used the video-sharing site in 2019. Reddit,…

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Facebook won’t replenish Oculus Rift S stock, will focus on the Oculus Quest 2

What just happened? Facebook has stated that once the current stock of Oculus Rift S headsets dries up, the company won’t be replenishing it with new units, therefore announcing its discontinuation. Moving forward, Facebook will focus on making the Oculus Quest 2 the first “mainstream” VR headset. When Facebook launched the Lenovo-made Oculus Rift S…