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Facebook hires former UK Lib Dem leader, Nick Clegg, as global policy chief

Facebook hires former UK Lib Dem leader, Nick Clegg, as global policy chief

Facebook has confirmed it has hired the former leader of the UK’s former third largest political party — Nick Clegg of the middle ground Liberal Democ ...
Facebook is building a camera TV set-top box codenamed Ripley

Facebook is building a camera TV set-top box codenamed Ripley

A mysterious product called “Ripley” appeared hidden besides Facebook’s new Portal smart displays in Facebook for Android’s code. Dug up by frequent T ...
Facebook prototypes Unsend 6 months after Zuckerberg retracted messages

Facebook prototypes Unsend 6 months after Zuckerberg retracted messages

In April, TechCrunch broke the news that some of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook messages were deleted from recipients’ inboxes in what some saw as a viola ...
Former Facebook Chief Security Officer: We Are Still Vulnerable To Election Hacking From Russia

Former Facebook Chief Security Officer: We Are Still Vulnerable To Election Hacking From Russia

"If there is no foreign interference in the midterm elections it’s not because we did a great job," Stamos said at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference i ...
Stealthy wants to become the WeChat of blockchain apps

Stealthy wants to become the WeChat of blockchain apps

Meet Stealthy a new messaging app that leverages Blockstack’s decentralized application platform to build a messaging app. On the surface, Stealthy w ...
Wikimedia warns EU copyright reform threatens the ‘vibrant free web’

Wikimedia warns EU copyright reform threatens the ‘vibrant free web’

The Wikimedia Foundation has sounded a stark warning against a copyright reform proposal in Europe that’s due to be voted on by the European Parliamen ...
Diver attacked by Elon Musk as “pedo guy” is prepping a libel suit

Diver attacked by Elon Musk as “pedo guy” is prepping a libel suit

The background here is that in a highly offensive and extremely bizarre episode last month — even for the famously ‘loose cannon online’ Musk — the Te ...
Snapchat will shut down Snapcash, forfeiting to Venmo

Snapchat will shut down Snapcash, forfeiting to Venmo

Snapcash ended up as a way to pay adult performers for private content over Snapchat, not just a way to split bills with friends. But Snapchat will ab ...
Facebook and Instagram change to crack down on underage children

Facebook and Instagram change to crack down on underage children

Its former policy was to only investigate accounts if they were reported specifically for being potentially underage. But Facebook confirmed to TechCr ...
Instagram is building non-SMS 2-factor auth to thwart SIM hackers

Instagram is building non-SMS 2-factor auth to thwart SIM hackers

Hackers can steal your phone number by reassigning it to a different SIM card, use it to reset your passwords, steal your Instagram and other accounts ...
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