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Making Groups Privacy Settings Easier to Understand

Facebook Newsroom – 8.14.19

As Mark Zuckerberg laid out earlier this year, social networks can serve as the digital equivalent of a town square or a living room. We know people have needs for both public spaces where you can share with a wide audience and private ones where you can share more intimately. For Facebook Groups, people have historically been able to choose between being public, closed or secret settings for their group. To better match people’s expectations and help provide more clarity, we’re rolling out a new simplified privacy model for Groups — public and private.

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Introducing Study from Facebook

Facebook Newsroom – 6.12.19 (6.11.19)

Market research helps companies build better products for people. We believe this work is important to help us improve our products for the people who use Facebook. We also know that this kind of research must be clear about what people are signing up for, how their information will be collected and used, and how to opt out of the research at any time.

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Removing More Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior From Russia

Facebook Newsroom – 5.8.19 (5.6.19)

Today we removed multiple Pages, Groups and accounts that were involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram. We found two separate, unconnected operations that originated in Russia and used similar tactics, creating networks of accounts to mislead others about who they were and what they were doing.

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A Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg and Yuval Noah Harari

Facebook Newsroom – 5.1.19 (4.26.19)

Today, Mark Zuckerberg shared the third conversation of his 2019 personal challenge. He sat down with Yuval Noah Harari, historian and author of Sapiens, Homo Deus, and 21 Lessons For the 21st Century. They discussed things like whether the internet is connecting or fragmenting society, the different ways artificial intelligence could be developed, how algorithms will continue to impact people’s lives, and why it is so important that we don’t store sensitive data in countries with weak rule of law or where governments can forcibly get access to that data.

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