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Zuckerberg speaks on Facebook scandal: How he’ll fix it

Zuckerberg speaks on Facebook scandal: How he’ll fix it

Mark Zuckerberg has broken his silence on the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal, admitting that the social site "made mistakes" but insisting that it is working to address them. The much-anticipated comments come after Facebook was accused of poorly handling personal information, after a researcher taking advantage of an official Facebook API was able to collect the data of 50 million users.

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These 2 questions are Facebook’s plan to fix fake news

These 2 questions are Facebook’s plan to fix fake news

Facebook's much vaunted attempt to oust fake news from the News Feed and restore trustworthiness consists of just two questions, it's been confirmed. The social network surprised many - not least investors - when it announced earlier this month that it would rework its algorithms to prioritize personal news from friends over content from brands and news sources.

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Facebook news articles could soon get their own paywall

Facebook news articles could soon get their own paywall

Facebook is set to launch a subscription service for publishers, allowing news organizations sharing their stories through the social network to charge for content. The move comes as Facebook tries to address both rising news media concerns that the site's algorithm has too much control over their long-term fate, and issues around the propagation of "fake news" in the timeline. According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, moves are underway to address both of these things.

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Billionaire AI battle: Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg just can’t agree

Billionaire AI battle: Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg just can’t agree

It's not quite the "battle of the billionaires" we were hoping for - that would involve more lasers - but Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are sparring over artificial intelligence. The Facebook founder started the spat by criticizing naysayers on AI, and though he didn't mention Musk by name, the Tesla founder has become one of the most vocal advocates for caution on the topic. That, unsurprisingly, didn't go down so well.

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Zuckerberg promises 3,000 more reviewers after Cleveland Facebook shooting video

Zuckerberg promises 3,000 more reviewers after Cleveland Facebook shooting video

Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out on the recent spate of violence and self-harm shared on Facebook, promising to add more human reviewers to flag, remove, and report such videos. The social network has made headlines over the past weeks for a number of violent incidents that had been posted by Facebook users, either as videos or as Facebook Live streams in real-time. The controversy had prompted concerns about what Facebook would - or indeed could - do to prevent such sharing.

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The big Facebook Augmented Reality play is starting

The big Facebook Augmented Reality play is starting

Facebook is no longer willing to hang around and wait for augmented reality glasses, it's pushing the technology into its smartphone apps today with a new platform. "I used to think that glasses would be the first mainstream AR platform, and we'd get them maybe five or ten years from now," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on stage at the opening keynote for F8 2017, the company's annual developer conference. "But over the last couple of years we've seen primitive versions of these things on our phones."

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Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Oculus-ZeniMax lawsuit in a suit

Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Oculus-ZeniMax lawsuit in a suit

There's always a first time for everything. For VR company Oculus, it's probably the first time it has been dragged in a high-profile public trial. For Mark Zuckerberg, it's his first time testifying in a courtroom and one of the extremely rare times you'd see the Facebook CEO out of his now iconic hoodie and jeans attire. Instead, he wears a suit that solemnly declares serious business, because that is exactly the position that game publisher ZeniMax has forced Oculus and Facebook into in its lawsuit over stolen VR technology and intellectual property.

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Mark Zuckerberg shows off Jarvis, sounds like Morgan Freeman

Mark Zuckerberg shows off Jarvis, sounds like Morgan Freeman

Just recently, Mark Zuckerberg went into some depth to explain how he made his personal AI project possible. Now he's showing off just what "Jarvis", or "Jeffrey" to his parents, can really do. More than just Cortana, Siri, or Alexa, Jarvis can truly anticipate what the user, in this case Mark, needs or wants or even feels, a truly emotional AI. And he/it does so in the smooth, suave voice of Morgan Freeman, which makes it feel like God is talking to you.

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Mark Zuckerberg explains how he built his Jarvis AI system

Mark Zuckerberg explains how he built his Jarvis AI system

At the beginning of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg set out to build an AI system for his home, likening such a system to Jarvis from the Iron Man movies and comic books. Now that we're just two weeks out from the end of the year, Zuckerberg has delivered another update on his system, announcing that it's been almost fully realized. In a lengthy Facebook note, Zuckerberg walks us through everything he needed to do and what his AI system is capable of after a year of work.

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How I left the Echo Chamber: Part I – Disabling Facebook News

How I left the Echo Chamber: Part I – Disabling Facebook News

Earlier this year I disabled Facebook's News section because of its highly filtered way of doing business. As a writer it's important that I see the internet in as pure a fashion as possible. I don't often visit Facebook for much other than to share photos of my family and friends and to converse with my family and friends. But this news section drew my eye and showed me how terrible the viral nature of "News" sharing was today - so I shut it off completely.

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It’s not paranoia to cover your laptop’s webcam

It’s not paranoia to cover your laptop’s webcam

Mark Zuckerberg may cover his laptop's webcam and microphone with sticky tape, but you don't have to be the billionaire founder of a massively-popular social network to be sensibly cautious about privacy. A photo shared by the Facebook founder this week - celebrating 500 million Instagram users - piqued the attention of eagle-eyed privacy advocates, who spotted a low-tech solution to helping secure Zuckerberg's laptop.

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VR will be the most “anti-social” social platform

VR will be the most “anti-social” social platform

Thanks to the wonders of technology and the Internet, we are able to connect with friends and family, share with them our experiences and interests, wherever they are in the world. However, most of the time, we can only do so if they happen to be on the same service as we are. Sounds familiar? That's basically the structure behind every social network walled garden. And that is going to be the case with VR as well. At Samsung's UNPACKED event at MWC 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prophesied that VR will be the next platform, meaning the next social platform. Problem is, VR, as it is today, is inherently anti-social.

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