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Palmer Luckey Says He’s Sorry, Sort Of

Surrounded by a swirl of controversy after published reports connected him to an alt-right political organization , the 24-year-old Oculus exec has issued a statement saying he’s sorry his actions “are negatively impacting the perception of Oculus and his partners.”

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Evan Narcisse

September 24th

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Facebook apologizes for video viewing-time error

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Facebook apologized on Friday for what it described as a “miscalculation” in the way it reported how long, on average, videos on the site were viewed— an error that caused the metric to be exaggerated. The error stemmed from how the company did the math on video viewing length, taking into account only people who watched a video for three seconds or more, the social media giant said. If the company had taken into account views that were less than three seconds, the average duration of video viewed would be shorter.

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September 23rd

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George H.W. Bush Is Voting for Clinton, Facebook Overshare Reveals

Earlier this year, a spokesperson for George H.W. Bush said the 91-year-old was “retired from politics” and did not plan on endorsing a candidate in the upcoming election. Thanks to the unparalleled outing capabilities of everyone’s favorite social network, however, the former president’s preference was revealed anyway this week.

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Hudson Hongo

September 20th

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Facebook acquires modular consumer hardware maker Nascent Objects

cmf-b-nologo Facebook has acquired Nascent Objects, a small California startup founded in 2014 that focuses on creating a modular electronics system that consumers could use to build their gadgets, using reconfigurable components including batteries, camera, sensors and more. The startup worked with design firm Ammunition (also responsible for the design of Beats products pre-Apple acquisition) to create… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 19th

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Mark Zuckerberg gives Pope Francis model drone during Vatican meeting

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave Pope Francis a model drone during a meeting at the Vatican Monday. Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan met Pope Francis in the Santa Marta residence, the guest house in Vatican City where the pope lives.

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August 30th

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WhatsApp lied, of course it will share user data with Facebook

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WhatsApp users were rattled more than two years ago when they heard Facebook was ready to pay $19 billion to buy the popular messaging app. The worry was that WhatsApp will share data with Facebook, which would learn even more details about you. At the time, WhatsApp made it clear that something like that won’t happen. But as it turns out, WhatsApp lied.

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Chris Smith

August 25th

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Facebook knows if you’re a Trump or Clinton supporter, and you can see which

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One of the reasons why Facebook is so beloved by advertisers is because the social networking giant has access to all sorts of granular data about your background and interests. All the more interesting is that Facebook even has a good idea as to your political leanings, even if you rarely, if ever, “like” or express an interest in a particular candidate or political cause. Interestingly enough, there’s an extremely simple way to see what side of the political spectrum Facebook thinks you fall on. It all goes back to advertising dollars, after all, so you better believe that Facebook has a good inclination as to whether or not you’re on the Trump bandwagon or if your heart still beats proudly for Bernie Sanders. Even if you think you’ve done a good job when it comes to keeping your political views hidden from public view, it’s hard to escape the all-knowing Facebook algorithm.

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Yoni Heisler

August 24th

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Autoplaying videos with sound are about to ruin Facebook

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According to a post I once saw on Facebook, idly scrolling through the News Feed accounts for two-thirds of all wasted time for American office workers. Well, Facebooking at work is about to get a little more dangerous, as the social network is starting to trial autoplaying videos with sound. Better grab those headphones! As Mashable notes, some Australian mobile users will start seeing the autoplaying audio today on the Facebook app. In case you were looking for another reason to delete the main Facebook app, this is probably it.

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Chris Mills

August 23rd

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Facebook Messenger’s advertising bots are here, but it’s not as bad as you think

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Imagine this: you’re having a steamy conversation on Facebook Messenger and just as things are about to heat up you get interrupted by ads. Okay, maybe you’re just chatting with friends or family and not having racy conversations, when an ad bot decides to chime in. That's right, Facebook is bringing ads to its wildly popular messaging app. But before you cry in despair, you should know you’ll be able to kill them and the scenarios I mentioned above won’t ever happen. At least, that's what Facebook says.

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Chris Smith

August 17th

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Oculus opens pre-orders for Rift VR headset in Europe, Canada

1 Oculus Touch After getting on top of some teething problems with shipping to domestic buyers, Facebook-owned Oculus Rift has opened up pre-orders for its VR headset outside the U.S., announcing today that the kit is available to buyers in Europe (UK, France and Germany) and Canada, with a ship date of September 20. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

August 16th

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