Facebook's Move to Dial Back News Ratchets Up Drama

Facebook once again has found itself at the center of a media storm, following Mark Zuckerberg’s recent announcement of plans to shift its focus away from promoting news and business content and more toward emphasizing interactions from friends and family. The shift follows more than a year of heavy criticism directed against Facebook. It has been blamed for failing to combat fake news during the 2016 presidential election. In addition, concerns have been growing over mental health issues linked to spending too much time on social media.

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Mark Zuckerberg says DACA situation is 'a basic question of whether our government works'

On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed optimism that resolving the situation surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would be resolved, but also noted it is “a basic question of whether our government works.”

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Mark Zuckerberg's 2018 goal to fix Facebook is widely mocked

Amid a myriad of controversies that surrounded the company in 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s goal for 2018 is fixing Facebook.

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Amazon 'Digital Day' to offer deals on apps, games, comics

Mark your calendars, deal hunters: Amazon is bringing back a one-day, post-Christmas promotion it started last year offering steep discounts on all kinds of digital content.

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Zuckerberg 'dead serious' on stopping Russian Facebook abuse

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was conspicuously absent at Wednesday’s congressional hearing on how Russia exploited US social media to disrupt American society.

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Zuckerberg blasted for VR tour of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for what many perceived as a tone-deaf move, demonstrating virtual reality (VR) features on Facebook while virtually visiting the devastated island of Puerto Rico.

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President Obama warned Mark Zuckerberg about fake news on Facebook, report says

President Barack Obama reportedly warned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the threat posed by fake news on the social network during a private meeting last year.

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Facebook will release Russia-linked ads to Congress, Mark Zuckerberg says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network would hand over the political ads that were purchased by Russian operatives to Congress.

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Is BabyX the Future of Silicon-Based Life Forms?


Mark Sagar, the creator of BabyX, has chosen no less a goal than simulating the neural machinery of an infant human in silico.

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Tech execs slam Trump administration's decision to end DACA

Tech executives ranging from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Google CEO Sundar Pichai have slammed the White House’s decision to end DACA, an immigration policy founded by the Obama administration in 2012.

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Mark Zuckerberg and his wife just unveiled their new baby girl to the world

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, just showed off their new baby girl, August, in a post to his Facebook page.

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Cellular Apple Watch is coming soon, massive report claims

A late Friday scoop from Bloomberg and its star Apple reporter, Mark Gurman, suggests that Apple is going to release a cellular version of the Apple Watch before the end of the year.

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Trump's transgender military ban slammed by tech execs

Technology executives, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai took to social media to voice their displeasure over the President’s latest stance on transgendered people in the military.

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In lengthy post, Zuckerberg details new ways Facebook is combating fake news

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just shared a lengthy post that reads like a mission statement. The 6,000-word note covers everything from fake news to civicengagement, as well as how Facebook can play a role in fixing these (and other) global issues.

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The Zuckerberg manifesto: How he plans to debug the world

Mark Zuckerberg’s long-term vision for Facebook, laid out in a sweeping manifesto, sometimes sounds more like a utopian social guide than a business plan.

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Zuckerberg files lawsuit against native Hawaiians to force land sales

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has filed a lawsuit against Hawaiian families in an effort to sell their land in order for the billionaire and his family to have more privacy.

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Does Zuckerberg's 2017 personal challenge suggest political plans?

Mark Zuckerberg sets a personal challenge for himself every year, and the one for 2017 sounds more suited to a political candidate than a tech CEO: In a Facebook post Tuesday, Zuckerberg said he wants to have visited all 50 states by the end of the year.

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Bitcoin Rides the Uncertainty Wave

The price of bitcoin soared to a new three-year high on Monday, surpassing the $1,000 mark for the first time, in response to economic and geopolitical uncertainty in China following the U.S. presidential election. The price of bitcoin stood at more than $1,025 in late trading on Tuesday, after rising to nearly $1,030. The market cap was $16.49 billion, according to CoinDesk. The price of bitcoin last reached an all-time high in November 2013, when it traded at $1,163. The price of bitcoin is closely linked to events in the Chinese market.

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