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IT Pro News in Review: MacBook refresh, Facebook creating jobs and facial recognition in schools
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IT Pro News in Review: MacBook refresh, Facebook creating jobs and facial recognition in schools

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
22 Oct 2021
Facebook's Oversight Board demands more transparency
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Facebook's Oversight Board demands more transparency

Board bashed the social media giant for its preferential treatment of certain high-profile accounts
21 Oct 2021
Facebook claims AI managed to reduce hate speech by 50%
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Facebook claims AI managed to reduce hate speech by 50%

The social media platform has hit back at claims the tech it uses to fight hate speech is inadequate
18 Oct 2021
Facebook to hire 10,000 workers across the EU
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Facebook to hire 10,000 workers across the EU

The high-skilled jobs drive is a “vote of confidence” in the European tech industry
18 Oct 2021
The worst hacks of all time
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The worst hacks of all time

Yahoo, LinkedIn, Facebook, here is a quick guide to some of the biggest data breaches in history
30 Sep 2021
Facebook pauses work on Instagram Kids
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Facebook pauses work on Instagram Kids

The social media giant has halted work on child-focused app days before testifying before Congress
27 Sep 2021
Andrew Bosworth to replace Mike Schroepfer as Facebook CTO
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Careers & training

Andrew Bosworth to replace Mike Schroepfer as Facebook CTO

Zuckerberg calls move "foundational" as it seeks to broaden hardware efforts and build its 'metaverse'
23 Sep 2021
Four traits of leaders at connected companies
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Four traits of leaders at connected companies

Creating more meaningful work experiences for employees
8 Sep 2021
FTC scolds Facebook for citing it in researcher ban
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FTC scolds Facebook for citing it in researcher ban

FTC warns that consent decree doesn't justify banning academics' accounts
6 Aug 2021
Senator wants social media companies held liable for spreading anti-vax lies
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Senator wants social media companies held liable for spreading anti-vax lies

Amy Klobuchar calls for some Section 230 protections to be stripped from social media
23 Jul 2021
Facebook asks FTC chair to recuse herself from antitrust case
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Facebook asks FTC chair to recuse herself from antitrust case

Petition takes a leaf from Amazon's playbook
14 Jul 2021
Social media companies vow to reduce abuse of women online
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Security

Social media companies vow to reduce abuse of women online

Tech giants announce move at equality forum
1 Jul 2021
FCC commissioner calls for big tech to help bridge digital divide
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FCC commissioner calls for big tech to help bridge digital divide

FCC’s senior Republican wants the likes of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google to help pay for broadband expansion
2 Jun 2021
Facebook bans Signal's crafty anti-tracking ad campaign
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Facebook bans Signal's crafty anti-tracking ad campaign

Signal exposed Facebook’s data collection practices
5 May 2021
Facebook Workplace hits 7 million paid subscribers
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Facebook Workplace hits 7 million paid subscribers

The social network's enterprise comms platform still lags behind the likes of Microsoft Teams and Slack
5 May 2021
Facebook achieves its goal of 100% green energy
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Facebook achieves its goal of 100% green energy

Now it’s focusing on a net-zero supply chain by 2030
15 Apr 2021
Facebook and Google plan new undersea cable to Asia
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Network & Internet

Facebook and Google plan new undersea cable to Asia

The proposed cable would connect North America, Indonesia, and Singapore
30 Mar 2021
Facebook Workplace review: Are you ready for Facebook’s social office?
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Facebook Workplace review: Are you ready for Facebook’s social office?

The corporate version of Facebook does a lot, much of it well, but its comms and events need more polish
18 Mar 2021
Facebook may have overpaid privacy fine by $4.9B
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Facebook may have overpaid privacy fine by $4.9B

The overpayment may have been to protect Mark Zuckerberg
11 Feb 2021
Big tech companies put political donations on hold following Capitol riots
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Big tech companies put political donations on hold following Capitol riots

Microsoft, Amazon, and Google among tech giants suspending political contributions
12 Jan 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: The power of disinformation
The IT Pro Podcast: The power of disinformation
social media

The IT Pro Podcast: The power of disinformation

Social media is a great innovation - but falsehoods and manipulation are rife
11 Dec 2020
Justice Department sues Facebook for discriminating against US workers
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Policy & legislation

Justice Department sues Facebook for discriminating against US workers

Social media giant is also in hot water over its virtual reality business
7 Dec 2020
CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google face Senate hearing
Policy & legislation

CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google face Senate hearing

Big tech seeks to retain 230 protections and defend content moderation
28 Oct 2020