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Al Jazeera is feuding with Facebook over a plan to label some outlets 'state controlled'

  • According to the language used in the announcement, Facebook's initiative defines these organizations as those which are "wholly or partially under the editorial control of their government." Al Jazeera Media Network — along with other news organizations like Russia Today — is facing the possibility of this label.
  • The social network says media companies that fall into this category need to be held to a higher standard of transparency as "they combine the opinion-making influence of a media organization with the strategic backing of a state." But the companies feel they've received no transparency from Facebook as it builds out this list of state-controlled media organizations.
  • A late-November letter from AJMN to Facebook outlines how detrimental the network feels this label would be to its reputation as a news source.

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Al Jazeera is feuding with Facebook over a plan to label some outlets 'state controlled' - Business Insider

  • According to the language used in the announcement, Facebook's initiative defines these organizations as those which are "wholly or partially under the editorial control of their government." Al Jazeera Media Network — along with other news organizations like Russia Today — is facing the possibility of this label.
  • The social network says media companies that fall into this category need to be held to a higher standard of transparency as "they combine the opinion-making influence of a media organization with the strategic backing of a state." But the companies feel they've received no transparency from Facebook as it builds out this list of state-controlled media organizations.
  • A late-November letter from AJMN to Facebook outlines how detrimental the network feels this label would be to its reputation as a news source.

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Al Jazeera is feuding with Facebook over a plan to label some outlets 'state controlled' - Business Insider

  • According to the language used in the announcement, Facebook's initiative defines these organizations as those which are "wholly or partially under the editorial control of their government." Al Jazeera Media Network — along with other news organizations like Russia Today — is facing the possibility of this label.
  • The social network says media companies that fall into this category need to be held to a higher standard of transparency as "they combine the opinion-making influence of a media organization with the strategic backing of a state." But the companies feel they've received no transparency from Facebook as it builds out this list of state-controlled media organizations.
  • A late-November letter from AJMN to Facebook outlines how detrimental the network feels this label would be to its reputation as a news source.

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Automated ads will soon claim 80% of digital display ad spending in Germany

  • Spending on programmatic digital display ads in Germany is growing – it rose by 25% in 2018 and another 18.5% in 2019, accounting for 80% of all digital display ad spend.
  • The continued increase is largely due to the overwhelming dominance of social media giants.
  • Facebook in particular accounts for a massive amount of digital ad spend.
  • With programmatic direct being the default method for placing ads on Facebook, eMarketer estimates that Facebook alone will account for more than 90% of programmatic direct ad spending in Germany this year.
  • Meanwhile, smaller advertisers with limited technological and financial resources are reluctant toward automated ad buying for fear that their processes aren't GDPR-compliant – which, for firms hoping to remain reputable, isn't an option..
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Twitter is disturbingly right and alarmingly wrong about what you’re interested in

  • Users can see what Twitter thinks they’re interested in as well as what Twitter’s partners — i.e., advertisers — think they like.
  • Seeing what Twitter thinks you like can be a fun activity — but it can also be an odd experience to see what the company infers about you from your online moves.
  • And what can be an even weirder experience is when we see an ad that doesn’t feel quite right but that isn’t unfathomably wrong, either — like a man in his 20s suddenly getting ads for hair loss products, or a woman in her 30s seeing ads to freeze her eggs.
  • By now you’ve probably gathered that Facebook uses things like your interest, age and other demographic and geographic information to help advertisers reach you.

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Facebook lost some hard drives in a car break-in, but former employees probably shouldn't worry — here's why

  • In fact the announcement is possibly a testament to Facebook's improved transparency on data protection issues, and the heightened regulatory obligations for telling affected people when there data could possibly be viewed by an outside party.
  • It follows that the Facebook equipment will probably have had the same fate, it's contents wiped, any identifying stickers removed and then propped up for sale on eBay. They may have simply ended up in a massive Bay Area warehouse, like in this case from 2018, where hundreds of laptops and other equipment that had been stolen in cars were recovered, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
  • This has meant that Facebook in particular -- under the microscope as it is -- will probably continue to report every, single arcane and non-impactful security and privacy incident that it experiences as a company.

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29,000 Facebook employees' payroll data stolen in car theft - Business Insider

  • A thief reportedly broke into a Facebook worker's car last month and stole several corporate hard drives containing the banking information of 29,000 current and former Facebook employees, first reported by Bloomberg.
  • The stolen data reportedly included employee names, bank account numbers, and last four digits of social security numbers.
  • Information about salaries and bonus amounts was also included on the drives.
  • "This theft impacts current and former Facebook employees only and no Facebook user data was involved," a company spokesperson told Business Insider.
  • Facebook alerted employees to the stolen data in an email Friday morning.
  • According to Bloomberg, the employee whose car was broken into worked in Facebook's payroll department and broke protocol by taking the hard drives outside the office.

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29,000 Facebook employees' payroll data stolen in car theft - Business Insider

  • A thief reportedly broke into a Facebook worker's car last month and stole several corporate hard drives containing the banking information of 29,000 current and former Facebook employees, first reported by Bloomberg.
  • The stolen data reportedly included employee names, bank account numbers, and last four digits of social security numbers.
  • Information about salaries and bonus amounts was also included on the drives.
  • "This theft impacts current and former Facebook employees only and no Facebook user data was involved," a company spokesperson told Business Insider.
  • Facebook alerted employees to the stolen data in an email Friday morning.
  • According to Bloomberg, the employee whose car was broken into worked in Facebook's payroll department and broke protocol by taking the hard drives outside the office.

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Facebook's new Oculus VR features may help it stand out among competitors

  • Facebook launched two features for its Oculus VR platform in a bid to distinguish itself within a crowded field of competitors in the growing space.
  • By encouraging Oculus users to connect to their social profiles, Facebook can leverage its advertising tools to grow the Oculus platform.
  • If Facebook can convince users to spend more time in virtual worlds, it will gain access to troves of data and command user attention, which can further fuel its core advertising business.
  • Mark Zuckerberg conceded that VR adoption has been slower than anticipated, but by building the Oculus brand and products, the company will be ready for when VR becomes "a completely mainstream thing." No other VR headset company can match the expansive array of social services that Facebook envisions as integral to the mainstream adoption of VR.

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29,000 Facebook employees' banking information compromised after thief stole hard drives from an employee's car

  • A thief reportedly broke into a Facebook worker's car last month and stole several corporate hard drives containing the banking information of 29,000 current and former Facebook employees, first reported by Bloomberg.
  • The stolen data reportedly included employee names, bank account numbers, and last four digits of social security numbers.
  • Information about salaries and bonus amounts was also included on the drives.
  • "This theft impacts current and former Facebook employees only and no Facebook user data was involved," a company spokesperson told Business Insider.
  • Facebook alerted employees to the stolen data in an email Friday morning.
  • According to Bloomberg, the employee whose car was broken into worked in Facebook's payroll department and broke protocol by taking the hard drives outside the office.

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