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One of Mark Zuckerberg’s top lieutenants at Facebook gave 4 tips to maximise your career – here’s how you can write a ‘personal API’

Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, vice president of augmented and virtual reality at Facebook, has explained how employees from all walks of life can create their own “Application Programming Interfaces” (APIs). Using a simple analogy from computer science, Bosworth’s idea is for employees to gain a greater understanding of themselves and thereby […]
One of Mark Zuckerberg’s top lieutenants at Facebook gave 4 tips to maximise your career – here’s how you can write a ‘personal API’
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Facebook reportedly spent more than $500 million to buy a mind-reading technology startup — and people are calling the move ‘gross’ and ‘scary’

On Monday evening, Facebook announced the acquisition of a mind-reading tech startup named CTRL-Labs. Facebook reportedly paid as much as $US1 billion for the company. Reactions from the public to the acquisition were largely negative – the latest example of Facebook’s public perception following years of privacy scandals involving user […]
Facebook reportedly spent more than $500 million to buy a mind-reading technology startup — and people are calling the move ‘gross’ and ‘scary’
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Facebook plans to launch new Portal video-chat devices in the fall

Facebook is going to launch new Portal video-chat devices in Fall 2019. The first Portal, available in two sizes, was released in October 2018. It’s not clear what the new form factors will be; previously, there have been rumours of a TV top box. Facebook will release new Portal devices […]
Facebook plans to launch new Portal video-chat devices in the fall
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Facebook says its new Portal device is not a ‘data-gathering operation’ despite previously acknowledging it might use your call info to target ads

Facebook’s new video-chat and smart-speaker device, Portal, goes on sale in the US on Thursday. But Facebook can’t shake privacy concerns over its always-on microphones and camera. The company’s consumer-hardware boss, Andrew Bosworth, said Portal was not a “data-gathering operation.” This is despite Facebook previously acknowledging that it would collect […]
Facebook says its new Portal device is not a ‘data-gathering operation’ despite previously acknowledging it might use your call info to target ads
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Facebook employees are in disbelief that a bombshell memo justifying questionable practices to grow at all costs was leaked — and some think spies might be to blame

An explosive memo detailing Facebook’s cutthroat growth mentality was leaked to BuzzFeed and published on Thursday night. But some Facebook employees think the real problem is leakers, according to posts leaked to The Verge. Facebook is reeling after BuzzFeed on Thursday published an explosive memo from the senior Facebook leader […]
Facebook employees are in disbelief that a bombshell memo justifying questionable practices to grow at all costs was leaked  —  and some think spies might be to blame