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Here’s Facebook’s cowardly attempt to smear the whistleblower

Here’s Facebook’s cowardly attempt to smear the whistleblower

Facebook has chosen to respond to whistleblower Frances Haugen in the most cowardly way possible: by hiding Mark Zuckerberg, the man ultimately responsible for Facebook’s decisions, and beginning the process of trying to smear and discredit Haugen. This is some Big Tobacco bullshit — precisely what sleazeball PR guru John Scanlon was hired to do …

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Facebook is down, along with Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus VR

Facebook is down, along with Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus VR

Just as Facebook’s Antigone Davis was live on CNBC defending the company over a whistleblower’s accusations and its handling of research data suggesting Instagram is harmful to teens, the company’s entire network of services suddenly went offline. On Twitter, Facebook communications exec Andy Stone says, “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our …

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Windows 11 seems okay

Windows 11 seems okay

Microsoft’s next version of Windows, Windows 11, is coming October 5th. In many ways, it’s already here — the free update has been available for Windows Insiders to download and test for months, and recent versions like the Release Preview will likely be indistinguishable from the final operating system. We’ll have a full review from …

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Delaying Elizabeth Holmes’ Theranos fraud trial is paying off for the defense

Delaying Elizabeth Holmes’ Theranos fraud trial is paying off for the defense

Human memory is fallible. That’s why defense lawyers like to age their cases — and why prosecutors were so frustrated with the multiple delays in trying Elizabeth Holmes for her role at the failed blood-testing company Theranos. Given enough time, people forget things. That can open the door for reasonable doubt. Several times on Friday, …

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We bought gadgets from Amazon’s banned brands and it was a piece of cake

We bought gadgets from Amazon’s banned brands and it was a piece of cake

If you’re a reputable Chinese gadget manufacturer with millions of dollars at stake because Amazon banned your ass for inflating user reviews… do you roll over? File a lawsuit? Or change a single letter in your name and try to sneak back onto Amazon anyhow? It sure seems like Sunvalley, parent company of the popular …

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Blumenthal’s “finsta” quote wasn’t as bad as you think

Blumenthal’s “finsta” quote wasn’t as bad as you think

When video of a congressional hearing goes viral, it’s often for all of the wrong reasons. Thursday’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing into the mental health effects of Instagram on teenagers was no different. A clip of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) went viral on Twitter Thursday, contextless, asking Facebook Head of Global Safety Antigone Davis if …

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