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This Chrome extension fixes Facebook’s worst problem

Disable autoplay

Spending time on your Facebook News Feed is always dangerous. Doing so now that Facebook auto-plays videos with sound makes browsing at work about as safe as clicking on the link in an email chain from your 67-year-old aunt.

However, for every evil engineer who forces autoplay down your throat, there's another unpaid developer out there with a Chrome extension.

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Chris Mills

February 21st

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Zuckerberg Cut a Line About Monitoring ‘Private Channels’ From His Facebook Manifesto

On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg published an updated founder’s letter for Facebook, his first since the company went public in 2012. Largely summarizing the CEO’s previous comments, the sweeping manifesto was newsworthy while containing little news. In at least one version of the text, however, Zuckerberg wrote about…

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Hudson Hongo

February 17th

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Facebook’s new Oculus gloves let you type in VR

Mark Zuckerberg Oculus VR Gloves

You need special controllers to manage virtual reality environments, but Facebook is already working on a different kind of accessory that would give you a lot more freedom in VR. Mark Zuckerberg revealed in a post that the Oculus gloves would let you interact with VR and AR (augmented reality) without having to hold any physical controllers. The gloves would even let you type in VR, something that’s not possible right now.

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Chris Smith

February 10th

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Facebook just made your weather app obsolete

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In its ongoing quest to become the only service you need in your life, Facebook is giving mobile and desktop users the ability to check their local weather forecast at any time. The feature began rolling out on Wednesday, and you can find it in the News Feed on your computer or in the section of the mobile app where you can find "Friends," "Groups," "Events," and "Pages."

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Jacob Siegal

February 10th

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Even without the lawsuit, the Oculus Rift appears to be collapsing

Oculus Rift vs HTC Vive

When Oculus first hit the scene back in 2012, everyone assumed that the Rift was going to be the king of the virtual reality revolution. Facebook buying Oculus to the tune of $2.3 billion in 2014 only reinforced that theory, but five years later, now that the Rift is finally available to consumers, it sits firmly at the bottom of the pack in terms of sales and Oculus is being sued into oblivion by gaming company ZeniMax.

But according to a report from Business Insider on Wednesday, the bad news doesn't end there.

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Jacob Siegal

February 8th

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Microsoft Kicked in $250,000 for Trump’s Big Party Before Speaking Out Against Muslim Ban

Microsoft, along with a slew of other major tech companies who opposed Trump’s immigration ban, donated lots of cash and free services to the president on inauguration day, according to new POLITICO report. After donating a reported $250,000 in cash, and the same amount in technical services, to the Trump’s…

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Eve Peyser

February 8th

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Microsoft Kicked in $250,000 for Trump’s Big Party Before Speaking Out Against Muslim Ban

Microsoft, along with a slew of other major tech companies who opposed Trump’s immigration ban, donated lots of cash and free services to the president on inauguration day, according to new POLITICO report. After donating a reported $250,000 in cash, and the same amount in technical services, to the Trump’s…

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Eve Peyser

February 8th

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How Snapchat and Facebook’s billionaires are changing rules to keep power forever

Snapchat IPO vs Facebook

As part of the papers filed for its IPO yesterday, Snpachat's parent company Snap revealed the ownership and power structure that the company will use moving forwards. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and CTO Robert Murphy will have the majority of the company's voting shares, while regular investors will have no voting rights at all.

The move is described as "highly unusual," which it is for a regular company. But for a Silicon Valley behemoth run by evangelical founders who want to change the world, it's becoming increasingly common.

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Chris Mills

February 3rd

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Apple, Google, Facebook, Uber, and others write letter opposing Trump’s immigration ban

President Trump's Muslim Ban

It’s no secret that the tech sector isn’t too happy about Donald Trump’s immigration ban. Many companies made it clear that they don’t agree with Trump’s Muslim ban, with some of them even considering legal options to challenge the executive order. On top of that, tech companies including Alphabet (Google), Apple, Facebook, Uber, Stripe, and others are working on a letter opposing the travel ban.

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Chris Smith

February 2nd

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You won’t believe this one weird trick Facebook is using to fight clickbait and spam

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Like any social network, Facebook has its fair share of problems, but its historic inability to accurately manage, filter, and verify the content being shared by its users is most certainly at the top of the list. Now, months after being called out as a peddler of fake news and with years of clickbait and spam problems under its belt, the company is announcing that it might have a fix.

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Mike Wehner

January 31st

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