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Facebook still has a lot of explaining to do

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The conventional wisdom is Apple’s limits on third-party tracking will damage Facebook’s ad business. But whether it actually does is far from certain.

Facebook Data Portability Is a False Promise

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Big Technology

Some call it a scam. Others say it’s the best available option. Either way, the Facebook Oversight Board is about to decide whether Trump can use Facebook.

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Big Technology

The two join Big Technology to discuss tech criticism, Cambridge Analytica, and how Facebook can begin to right its wrongs

Carole Cadwalladr and Yael Eisenstat

Pattern Matching

The company’s campaign to encourage vaccination is fighting against the dynamics of its own platform.

Promotional art showing the Covid-19 Information Center on Facebook.

‘Oh, your algorithm update lowers revenue and decreases usage? Ship it!’

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They’re bogus, for starters

Torn medical mask.
Torn medical mask.
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Pattern Matching

Why the search giant can afford to kill the cookie

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The Pattern

General Intelligence

The team purposely excluded Instagram images from the European Union, likely because of GDPR

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