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After Cambridge Analytica scandal, publishers see Apple News as a solid alternative to being burned by Facebook, Google

03/21/2018, 07:03 am

For years, Facebook and Google have been bleeding the publishing industry dry, appropriating the work of its reporters while replacing the ads that traditionally supported the news business with their own targeted surveillance advertising that does little to support actual journalism. It took a major scandal to wake the industry up, but it's increasing warming to Apple News and its unique model of privacy.

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FTC probes Facebook over personal data use following Cambridge Analytica revelations

03/20/2018, 11:03 am

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has allegedly started investigating Facebook concerning the use of user data by analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, including whether the social network violated the terms of a 2011 settlement by providing the data without the user's consent.

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Facebook plans to bring news to its Watch video platform across 2018

03/13/2018, 09:03 am

Facebook is working on launching a news section within its Watch video platform, which could potentially ramp up the challenge to Apple News, or even Apple's upcoming TV slate.

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Facebook testing tracker-based AR effects in app, plans to add feature to AR Studio toolkit

03/09/2018, 10:03 pm

Facebook is evaluating a new marker-based augmented reality feature in its app that provides users with AR experiences tied to specially marked physical objects, like mapping digital graphics over a movie poster.

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BlackBerry sues Facebook over alleged messaging patent infringement

03/06/2018, 04:03 pm

BlackBerry on Tuesday launched a lawsuit against Facebook, arguing that services like WhatsApp and Instagram deliberately copy features from BlackBerry Messenger, one of the draws of BlackBerry's once-dominant smartphones.

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Facebook rumored to take on Apple HomePod with first two smartspeakers

02/15/2018, 11:02 am

Facebook is reportedly planning to launch not one but two smartspeakers by the end of July at the latest, joining the fray against Apple, Amazon, Google, and others.

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Facebook to launch subscription tool in iOS app after resolving dispute with Apple

02/12/2018, 09:02 pm

Facebook has resolved a revenue sharing issue with Apple, it was announced on Monday, allowing the social media giant to launch a subscription tool for publishers looking to enable paywall access on Facebook's iOS app.

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iOS 11 News app adds curated reporting of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

02/08/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple has added a new feature within iOS 11 News to supply human-curated updates on the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The special coverage, in collaboration with NBC, is designed to not overwhelm iOS users' existing News feeds while at the same time providing timely, accurate and high-quality reporting for everyone interested in the Olympic events.

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Facebook Messenger bug causing iPhone freezes when typing

01/18/2018, 10:01 am

Some people using Facebook Messenger on iOS devices are finding themselves unable to type more than a few words in a single line before the app freezes, according to reports.

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'Intentional' event redirects cloud traffic from Apple, Google & others through Russia

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

Internet traffic coming into and out of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other companies was briefly redirected through a Russian provider on Wednesday, in what appears to have been a deliberate move.

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Facebook's attempted 'revenge porn' solution: Trust us with your nude pics

11/08/2017, 10:11 am

Social networking giant Facebook is trialing a unique and likely controversial solution for the internet's "revenge porn" problem -- asking some users to send themselves their own naked images via Facebook Messenger, so the company's algorithms can anonymously scan and block sharing of those pics in the future.

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Tim Cook to appear on NBC News to discuss division and manipulation of people by social media

11/01/2017, 04:11 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, and will discuss the alleged Russian manipulation of the U.S. populace with social media.

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Apple's Cook & Facebook's Zuckerberg meet with Chinese President Xi

10/30/2017, 02:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg both spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, meeting in Beijing while attending an annual summit of advisers to Tsinghua University's business school.

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Facebook not launching media and news subscription tool on iPhone because of Apple's 30% take

10/19/2017, 03:10 pm

Facebook is on the verge of launching a way to allow companies to sell subscriptions through the social media venue -- but a dispute over Apple's mandated 30 percent of revenue derived through apps distributed on its store appears to have scuttled the launch on the iPhone.

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Oculus reveals $199 standalone 'Go' VR headset, drops Rift price to $399

10/11/2017, 04:10 pm

Presenting at an event in San Jose on Wednesday, Facebook's Oculus introduced the Go, a new headset capable of operating without a connected phone, Mac, or Windows PC.

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Facebook testing Workplace Chat apps app for Mac and PC

10/05/2017, 08:10 pm

Social networking monolith Facebook quietly launched beta versions of dedicated Facebook Workplace Chat apps for Mac and PC that incorporate screen sharing, as well as the usual list of basic chat client features.

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Apple, Facebook, Google & others sign brief concerned about warrantless location tracking

08/15/2017, 12:08 pm

Several high-profile technology companies, including Apple, have submitted a amicus brief in a key case at the U.S. Supreme Court, expressing concerns about warrantless police access to cellphone location data.

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Facebook unveils 'Watch' platform with live video and exclusive shows

08/09/2017, 09:08 pm

Social networking giant Facebook on Wednesday announced its first step into digital video with the forthcoming launch of Watch, a new cross-platform service that provides users access to live and recorded episodic content.

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Facebook developing separate video chat and smartspeaker devices, custom voice assistant - report

08/02/2017, 09:08 am

Facebook is reportedly working on not one but two smartspeaker-style devices, and building its own Siri-like voice assistant with the help of former Apple employees.

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Apple's services business alone now the size of a Fortune 100 company, beats out Facebook

08/01/2017, 05:08 pm

With Tuesday's earnings report, Apple has officially met its projections of its services alone being the equivalent to a Fortune 100 company.

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