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Why Parents Should Worry About Kids Using Facebook

Parenting in the internet age is tough. And Facebook's track record with how it treats younger users should be enough to concern any parent. This week alone, Facebook was found to be paying teenage users for access to their data, and its track record is little better.

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Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe – Review

Zucked is partly a story of Roger McNamee’s realization of Facebook’s ills, and partly a manifesto for a better internet. The book charts McNamee’s journey from Facebook optimist and investor, to concerned citizen and finally to privacy activist calling for Facebook's ...

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How Big Tech Is (and Isn’t) Tackling Anti-Vaxxers

Last week, Facebook announced plans to deprioritize anti-vaccination content on its platform. It's just the latest tech giant to address the misinformation that can spread easily across social networks including YouTube, Amazon, and Pinterest.

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Apple Revokes Facebook’s Employee-Only iOS Apps

Apple has revoked Facebook's permissions to create and operate employee-only internal applications. The social media giant's employees are working to reinstate its “most critical internal apps immediately.” They're also "pissed."

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Four Ways to Fix the Internet

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making a new push for regulation across Europe and the US, and it's the biggest evolution in his public views on the matter we've seen yet. Zuckerberg explained it all in a Washington Post op-ed over the weekend. Here's the rundown on his thoughts.

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ICYMI: Last Week on the Web | Jan 25 2019

From blocking your most hated artist on Spotify to robots delivering your groceries, Donald Trump losing pounds overnight and making thousands of dollars from virtual farming, a lot has happened in the last seven days. We take a look at what you might have missed.

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French Muslim Group to Sue Facebook and YouTube

The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) has announced that it is suing both Facebook and YouTube, arguing that the social media platforms have incited violence by hosting streaming video footage of the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand.