Facebook says the Christchurch attack live stream was viewed by fewer than 200 people

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Facebook says footage of the Christchurch shooting was viewed just 200 times during its live broadcast, and 4,000 times in total before it was removed. The company also says it didn’t receive any reports from users about the shooting live stream until 12 minutes after the video had ended. Over the 24 hours following the initial broadcast,
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Facebook Had a Very Bad Week Last Week, and Things Did Not Improve Today

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Between executive departures, network outages and the live broadcast of a New Zealand terrorist attack on its network, it’s no wonder that Needham analyst Laura Martin downgraded Facebook to a hold this morning, citing the recent departures of eleven senior managers at the company as an ominous sign for the social media giant. The stock fell 3.32 percent,
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AirAsia CEO quits Facebook over Christchurch videos

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KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes has deleted his Facebook account over the circulation of a video of the Christchurch mosques carnage that claimed the lives of 50 people, saying the social media giant needed to “clean up and not just think of financials”. Fernandes, who had 670,000 followers, announced his decision in a series of tweets on Sunday, reports CNN. “The amount of
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Global shutdown, live-streaming of New Zealand shooting: Facebook had the worst week

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Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg has had a very bad week, even in the context of a very bad year. The week of bad news actually started March 8 with a proposal from US senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren to break up the company. Then there was the longest-ever outage of Facebook’s social network and services,
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Instagram founders say selling to Facebook didn’t reduce competition among social networks

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Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED25 Talk of regulating Silicon Valley has dominated this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) pledge to break up Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebookbecoming a topic of conversation in almost every high-profile, tech-focused panel here. A sit-down with Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger this
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Facebook’s Pivot Confirms Our ‘High-Touch’ Future

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Human beings want attention, almost as much as we want food. Facebook has exploited that for years, turning most of us into aggressive personal broadcasters, competing for likes and loves for our witty memes, fake news and, naturally, photos of food. But the party couldn’t go on forever. When everyone is broadcasting via Facebook or
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Ukrainian hackers used quizzes to leak over 60K Facebook users’ data

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Two Ukrainian men used online quizzes to lure more than 60,000 Facebook users into installing malicious browser extensions that leaked their profile data and friends lists to offshore servers, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the company. Andrey Gorbachov and Gleb Sluchevsky allegedly used the browser extensions to overlay their own advertisements onto Facebook’s news feed
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Meizu Zero Launch Was a Marketing Stunt, No Mass Production Intended: CEO

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Meizu grabbed headlines when it unveiled its Zero smartphone, and its big highlight was its unique design as it comes without any physical buttons, ports, or even the SIM-tray slot. The phone was spotted later on Indiegogo, and now CEO Jack Wong says that the Meizu Zero was just a marketing gimmick, and that the
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Facebook knows Facebook isn’t the future

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Five paragraphs into the monster blog post that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg published yesterday afternoon, he makes a damning, strangely understated admission: “frankly we don’t currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services.” That one line is the context for the rest of Zuckerberg’s 3,500-word post in which
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Twitter Reminds Us That We Still Care About Our Location Privacy

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Twitter logo. (Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)GETTY In a world in which even our cellular companies now freely sell our realtime locations for profit and Facebook stalks selected users to see if they come near its facilities, it seems our physical location privacy is doomed to follow the rest of our privacy to the digital dustbin. The evolution
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