As the controversy mounts, Facebook still seems to click

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Damage limitation: concerned at controversies, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched a set of podcasts on free speech, democracy and the law. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters Facebook is expected to report its second most profitable quarter ever on Wednesday, even in the wake of a $5bn (£4bn) fine and an unprecedented level of scrutiny over its plans to launch
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Facebook’s Libra Is Already Ahead Of Ethereum, Litecoin, And Ripple’s XRP–But Not Bitcoin

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Bitcoin has been around for a little over a decade, while its biggest competitors ethereum, litecoin, and Ripple’s XRP have been knocking around for between seven and four years—but all save bitcoin are already being eclipsed by Facebook’s yet-to-launch libra cryptocurrency. The bitcoin price has surged over recent months as interest surrounding social media giant Facebook’s planned libra project reached
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Realme X Hate-to-Wait Sale Today on Flipkart, Realme Online Store at 8pm: Price, Sale Offers, Specifications

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Realme X was launched in India just a couple of days ago, and the phone comes with attractive specifications like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, a pop-up selfie camera, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and a decent 3,765mAh battery. The phone is slated to go on sale in India starting July 24, but the company is
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Facebook launches UK reporting tool to clamp down on scam ads

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Martin Lewis: ‘The UK faces an epidemic of online scam ads – they’re everywhere.’ Photograph: Ken McKay/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock Fresh efforts to tackle scam adverts across Facebook are being introduced in the UK following action taken by the consumer champion Martin Lewis. The social media company is releasing a scam ads reporting tool, with a specially trained team investigating
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Facebook Embeds ‘Hidden Codes’ To Track Who Sees And Shares Your Photos, Report

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Facebook has become synonymous with privacy violations in the year since Cambridge Analytica came to light. Now in the same week that details of the record $5 billion FTC fine emerged, an Australian cyber researcher has reopened a years-old debate as to whether the social media giant is embedding “hidden codes” in photos uploaded by users onto
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Facebook ‘to be fined $5bn over Cambridge Analytica scandal’

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US regulators have approved a record $5bn (£4bn) fine on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations, reports in US media say. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been investigating allegations that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained the data of up to 87 million Facebook users. The settlement was approved by the
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Vergecast: new hardware from Nintendo and Apple

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Nintendo announced a new Switch! This week on The Verge’s flagship podcast, The Vergecast, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss what’s different about the new model and how the company is updating the original one. But first, like most Vergecasts, there are more updates on Foxconn’s factory in Wisconsin — this time via a cryptic email. Continuing with the theme of
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Tinder CEO says he’s not worried about competition from Facebook

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Dating app Tinder’s position as an influential brand among young adults can help it withstand competition from Facebook, the firm’s CEO said Thursday. About a decade ago, when various social networks competed for users, there was a view that one digital community would emerge victorious, and Facebook was considered the favorite, Tinder chief Elie Seidman told
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Facebook is trying to entice creators with more monetization options

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Ahead of VidCon, Facebook has announced a slew of monetization options for its creators, which include more paid groups, ad placement options, and packs of Stars that viewers can buy and send as tips during live streams. Facebook has been trying to lure video creators away from competitors like YouTube and Patreon with monetization features
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Facebook may let you turn off obnoxious in-app notification badges

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Facebook is making an effort to make its countless eyeball-grabbing elements less distracting with a new test of notification customization. According to app researcher and reverse-engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook is currently testing the ability to turn on and off the red notification dots, known as badges, that you get for individual tabs of the
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