Management guru Sonnenfeld slams Facebook COO Sandberg, saying she 'probably should be replaced'

“Sandberg is completely dispensable,” and should “probably should be replaced,” Yale’s Sonnenfeld says. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg “should no longer be chairman,” he adds. Sonnenfeld’s criticism comes after Sandberg’s denial of a New York Times report that she ignored Russian activity on social network. Management guru Jeffrey Sonnenfeld on Friday called for a…

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Facebook says it's creating an independent body to help it decide which content to remove

The comments came one day after a bombshell report by the New York Times that outlined Facebook’s efforts to avoid and deflected blame in the public conversation around its handling of Russian interference and other misuses of its social network. Facebook will start to pilot this independent body in the first half of 2019 with…

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Ethereum’s Joe Lubin: Blockchain Will ‘Take a Little Longer’ to Develop Than the Web

Blockchain will “probably take a little longer” to develop than the internet, because it is “much more complicated,” ConsenSys creator Joseph Lubin told German media outlet t3n in an interview, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported Nov. 9. Lubin, who is also the co-founder of Ethereum (ETH), told reporters that blockchain technology is developing in a similar…

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Facebook is reportedly planning a big new facility right in Microsoft's backyard

Facebook has drafted plans for plans for a 650,000-square-foot office project in Redmond, Washington, the longtime home of Microsoft. The company could demolish existing buildings on the allotted land as soon as May. Facebook has not yet applied for building permits. Redmond, Washington, has been the home of Microsoft for decades, but the maker of…

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Here are the major Facebook execs who have left in 2018 so far

Facebook has seen 10 of its top executives leave in 2018. The departures come after a tough year filled with user privacy, data security and misinformation scandals. Facebook has had a rough year, plagued by scandals involving data security, user privacy and the spread of misinformation. The company’s stock lost nearly one-quarter of its value…

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Facebook exodus continues as Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe leaves

Brendan Iribe, the former CEO and co-founder of Oculus, announced on Monday that he is leaving Facebook. Iribe’s departure comes a month after the exits of Instagram Co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Earlier this year, WhatsApp Co-founder Jan Koum also left the company. Brendan Iribe, the former CEO and co-founder of Oculus, announced on…

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A first look at Facebook's Portal smart speakers: Entertaining video calling, weak streaming content

Facebook’s smart speakers stand out with video calls over Messenger. The Portal and Portal+ bring augmented-reality capabilities to video calls similar to those on Instagram and Snapchat. The exclusion of Netflix, HBO Now, YouTube and others hurts the useful of the Portal devices. Facebook is the latest tech company to enter the smart-speaker market, offering…

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It’s Time Facebook Protected User Security with Blockchain Tech

On September 25th, Facebook reported a security issue that affected almost 50 million users. Hopefully, this security breach will drive Facebook management to accelerate its efforts to improve data privacy by incorporating blockchain technology. 50 Million Facebook Accounts Were Vulnerable A Facebook vulnerability affecting almost 50 million user accounts has been the most significant security…

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Facebook's head of policy was sitting front and center at Thursday's Kavanaugh hearings

Kaplan attended as a friend of Kavanaugh’s. It’s a sensitive time for a Facebook executive to be spotted at such a contentious affair. Facebook’s head of policy, Joel Kaplan, was sitting in the U.S. Senate gallery Thursday behind Judge Brett Kavanaugh as he responded to allegations of sexual misbehavior when he was in high school….

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Gemalto And R3 To Develop Digital Identity Platform

Gemalto and R3 teamed up to create a self-sovereign identity platform. We explain why that matters. According to a September 18 press release, digital security firm Gemalto and blockchain solutions firm R3 have combined forces to create a self-sovereign digital ID called the Trust ID Network, to be stored on the R3 Corda blockchain. The…

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Amazon sets its sights on the $88 billion online ad market

Amazon, which has already reshaped and dominated the online retail landscape, is quickly gathering momentum in the new, highly profitable arena of online advertising. The push by the retail giant means consumers, even those that pay for its premium service, are likely to be confronted by ads in places where they didn’t exist before. It…

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Chinese Crypto Bans on WeChat Accounts, Events, and Exchanges: What Happened and Why

This week, the government of China has cracked down on crypto-related WeChat accounts, blockchain events and digital asset exchanges, solidifying its negative stance on cryptocurrency trading and the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market. WeChat ban and PBoC’s warning against ICOs On Aug. 22, Cointelegraph reported that WeChat, China’s biggest messaging app that has over 1 billion active monthly users,…

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Facebook makes communities more prone to racial violence, new research says

ALTENA, Germany — When you ask locals why Dirk Denkhaus, a young firefighter trainee who had been considered neither dangerous nor political, broke into the attic of a refugee group house and tried to set it on fire, they will list the familiar issues. This small riverside town is shrinking and its economy declining, they…

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Genesis-Mining Finally Hacked! | 7 Days Without Payouts! Ponzi Scheme?

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Not to Be Outdone by Facebook, Google Displays Coinbase Adverts Again

Big news in the cryptocurrency world – Google is now allowing cryptocurrency advertising again. Or at least, it is displaying the advertisements of Coinbase. Time to buy the dip? This development comes two days after the company’s adverts re-appeared on Facebook. Blanket bans Earlier in 2018, cryptocurrency businesses suffered a blow when all of the…

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Baidu To Launch A Blockchain Reward System

While Google might still be making up its mind on whether to launch their own cryptocurrency, their rival search engine from across the sea; China, is already making strides with the technology underpinning cryptos. Baidu has announced they will be rewarding their customers through ‘Totem‘, a blockchain-based platform that helps its users protect and manage…

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Facebook Lifts Its Cryptocurrency Ad Ban – Sort Of

AdChoices Facebook has made changes to its policies concerning cryptocurrency. Rob Leathern, Product Management Director for the popular social media site, recently noted, “In January we announced a new policy to prohibit ads that promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices such as binary options, initial coin…

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As Tech Giants Pursue Blockchain Projects, Facebook Loosens Cryptocurrency Ad Ban

Advertisements for initial coin offerings (ICOs) and binary options are still prohibited. Facebook has rolled out an application process for advertising cryptocurrency products or services on the social media platform. The approach is a mild reversal from its previous ban on crypto ads, which was implemented in January amid consumer protection concerns. “In the last…

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Facebook backtracks on ban and will again allow Cryptocurrency Ads ⋆ ZyCrypto

In January, Facebook banned cryptocurrency ads from its platform.  The ban was part of an attempt to stomp out the use of the social media giant to aid fraudulent behaviors in not only the cryptosphere, but the entire financial sector.  Facebook described the effort as a way to protect its users from “financial products and…

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