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Facebook really doesn’t want you to read these emails – TechCrunch

Facebook really doesn’t want you to read these emails – TechCrunch

Oh hey y’all, it’s Friday! It’s August! Which means it’s a great day for Facebook to drop a little news it would prefer you don’t notice. News that you won’t find a link to on the homepage of Facebook’s Newsroom — which is replete with colorfully illustrated items it does want you to read (like […]

Twitter picks up team from narrative app Lightwell in its latest effort to improve conversations – TechCrunch

Twitter picks up team from narrative app Lightwell in its latest effort to improve conversations – TechCrunch

Twitter’s ongoing, long-term efforts to make conversations easier to follow and engage with on its platform is getting a boost with the company’s latest acquihire. The company has picked up the team behind Lightwell, a startup that had built a set of developer tools to build interactive, narrative apps, for an undisclosed sum. Lightwell’s founder and […]

Facebook unveils new tools to control how websites share your data for ad-targeting – TechCrunch

Facebook unveils new tools to control how websites share your data for ad-targeting – TechCrunch

Last year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would be creating a “Clear History” feature that deletes the data that third-party websites and apps share with Facebook. Today, the company is actually launching feature in select geographies. It’s gotten a new name in the meantime: Off-Facebook Activity. David Baser, the director of product […]

Twitter leads $100M round in top Indian regional social media platform ShareChat – TechCrunch

Twitter leads $100M round in top Indian regional social media platform ShareChat – TechCrunch

Is there room for another social media platform? ShareChat, a four-year-old social network in India that serves tens of million of people in regional languages, just answered that question with a $100 million financing round led by global giant Twitter . Other than Twitter, TrustBridge Partners, and existing investors Shunwei Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, SAIF […]

US legislator, David Cicilline, joins international push to interrogate platform power – TechCrunch

US legislator, David Cicilline, joins international push to interrogate platform power – TechCrunch

US legislator David Cicilline will be joining the next meeting of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’, it has been announced. The meeting will be held in Dublin on November 7. Chair of the committee, the Irish Fine Gael politician Hildegarde Naughton, announced Cicilline’s inclusion today. The congressman — who is chairman […]

‘Private’ and ‘hidden’ mean different things to Facebook – TechCrunch

‘Private’ and ‘hidden’ mean different things to Facebook – TechCrunch

Facebook’s leadership made a pretty heavy-handed indication this year that it believes Facebook Groups are the future of the app. They announced all of this alongside their odd declaration that “The future is private.” Now, Facebook is changing the language describing the visibility of privacy of groups. As the Groups feature has come front-and-center in […]

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