Friday, 19 April, 2019


Here's Why Facebook Just Hired One of Its Biggest Critics

Facebook Privacy Updates and Interest Based Ad Model Here's Why Facebook Just Hired One of Its Biggest Critics
Conrad Doyle | 01 February, 2019, 14:30

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) shares are surging after reporting a big fourth-quarter earnings beat. "Advertisers are clearly still very reliant on Facebook". Monthly users jumped 2.2 percent from the previous quarter to 2.32 billion, while daily active users hit 1.52 billion, a 2 percent QoQ lift. "This is going to be a long-term project that I think will probably be to whatever extent we end up doing it in - a 2020 thing or beyond", said the Facebook CEO.

"We put most of our energy into security over the past 19 months", Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on a call with investors.

The company faces demographic challenges as younger users shift to other platforms, seeing Facebook as less cool than it once was.

Facebook has pledged to hire thousands of employees and invest in new technologies to respond to concerns about manipulation and abuse, and to take data protection more seriously. Visual social network Instagram has been a bright spot for Facebook, with use and revenue rising.

Facebook today announced that there are a combined 2.5 billion people on their 3 messaging platforms, and on the earnings call suggested this would enough to create an iMessage-type layer which could replace SMS messages completely.

"We need to make it so that people can communicate across the different networks and graphs that they have or be able to do that integration better in order to facilitate more transactions and connections there", said Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg also noted that there would be practical benefits to allowing people to send messages between apps.

Analysts are watching to see how well Facebook's other services, including Instagram, messaging services WhatsApp and Messenger and its Oculus virtual reality division, play into its fortunes.

"There's a lot of natural activity happening here, and this year I expect us to deliver some qualitatively new experiences around that", said Zuckerberg.

"We think it's important to bring in new perspectives to the privacy team at Facebook, including people who can look at our products, policies and processes with a critical eye", Rob Sherman, Facebook's deputy chief privacy officer, told Ars Technica.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • United Nations  expert to probe Khashoggis murder

    United Nations expert to probe Khashoggis murder

    Turkish officials accuse Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of having orchestrated the killing, which Riyadh denies. Ankara accused Riyadh of failure to cooperate in the investigation and called for an worldwide probe.
    Tusshar Kapoor over the moon after Ekta Kapoor welcomes son Ravie

    Tusshar Kapoor over the moon after Ekta Kapoor welcomes son Ravie

    Before Ekta Kapoor, it was her brother Tusshar Kapoor who became a father to son Laksshya through surrogacy in 2016. As soon as the news of Ekta embracing motherhood surfaced, she was inundated with congratulatory messages.
    Samsung Galaxy Buds swing by the FCC, likely launching soon

    Samsung Galaxy Buds swing by the FCC, likely launching soon

    Evidently, the screen protector will cover the phone's side edges, and it could come pre-installed. The transformable smartphone will reportedly be priced at more than 2 million won (US$1,789).
  • Prince William And Kate Middleton Will Attend The 2019 BAFTAs

    Prince William And Kate Middleton Will Attend The 2019 BAFTAs

    " Meghan and I did musicals together as kids", she captioned the photo Prince Harry while also fulfilling her duties as Duchess. She paired the sleek hairdo with a floaty black midi dress, a chic Givenchy cape coat and a pair of nude stiletto heels.
    Warnings upgraded as heavy snow forecast

    Warnings upgraded as heavy snow forecast

    The wintery conditions show no sign of stopping as a Met Office severe warning remains in place until tomorrow afternoon. Wintry weather could hit during the evening commute as sleet and snow are set to fall across the city this evening.
    Michy Batshuayi wages hold up West Ham and Real Betis loan deals

    Michy Batshuayi wages hold up West Ham and Real Betis loan deals

    Batshuayi is now on loan at Valencia, where he has scored just three goals in 23 goals across all competitions this season. Any deal may still depend on whether they can agree a fee with Paris Saint-Germain for midfielder Idrissa Gueye, however.
  • Simmons becomes Australia's first NBA All-Star

    Simmons becomes Australia's first NBA All-Star

    VideoGreg Hire talks to Chris Robinson about "the fun bus" on the road, and living vicariously through the younger players. The historic achievement is a glowing endorsement for the Melbourne-born guard's consistent form this season.
    New Zealand vs India - Highlights & Stats

    New Zealand vs India - Highlights & Stats

    India were all out for 92 with 19.1 overs to spare as the dominant form that swept them to a 3-0 series victory disappeared. And sometimes, it's embarrassing losses like this one which are a blessing in disguise in the long run.

    'Record' fentanyl drug bust made at US-Mexico border

    Mexican traffickers also smuggle drugs using vehicles crossing north through the San Diego port of entry, the AP said. It gained notoriety after an overdose of the painkiller was deemed to have killed pop singer Prince in 2016.
  • Champion trainer Darren Weir charged over jiggers

    Champion trainer Darren Weir charged over jiggers

    Trainer Jarrod McLean, 38, and licensed foreperson Tyson Kermond, 26, were quizzed at Racing Victoria's offices yesterday. Racing Victoria's minimum penalty for the use of illegal devices during training is a two-year ban from the sport.
    Rand Paul awarded more than $580K after neighbor's attack

    Rand Paul awarded more than $580K after neighbor's attack

    When he saw Paul raking another pile of leaves the next day, he confronted Paul, tackled him to the ground and fought with him. Officially, Paul was awarded $7,834.82 for medical costs, $200,000 for pain and suffering and $375,000 in punitive damages.
    Michigan Gov. Whitmer addresses public health, safety during cold weather

    Michigan Gov. Whitmer addresses public health, safety during cold weather

    Meanwhile, utility company DTE Energy issued a similar request to customers. "It's making a difference on our system", he says. Consumers Energy is activating natural gas peaking storage fields in Northville and St.

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Piranha Plant DLC Appears To Chomp Save Data Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Piranha Plant DLC Appears To Chomp Save Data The following spirits will now appear in the Shop. ・Adjusted the calculation method for Global Smash Power. Finally, there are some new spirits themed around recent games Pokémon: Let's Go and Super Mario Party.

Interim budget 2019-20 Interim budget 2019-20 In 2018-19, the largest downside to revenues has been from the GST mop up with the shortfall likely at around Rs 1.4 lakh crore. Goyal was appointed interim Finance Minister on January 23 with Arun Jaitley undergoing treatment in the United States.

Priyanka Chopra reveals why mother Madhu Chopra was upset at her wedding Priyanka Chopra reveals why mother Madhu Chopra was upset at her wedding There were several reports in the past that the reason behind her hasty decision to get married is because she was pregnant. She stated that they used to chat on a regular basis and got to know each other pretty well from then on.

Breakfast might not help weight-loss - but you shouldn't skip meals Breakfast might not help weight-loss - but you shouldn't skip meals She said that around 80% of people in Ireland don't eat enough fibre and she said she would have "a huge concern if people suddenly cut it out".

Katharine McPhee Shares Throwback Photo of Her & Meghan Markle Doing Musicals Together! Katharine McPhee Shares Throwback Photo of Her & Meghan Markle Doing Musicals Together! On Friday she will travel to Bristol for a joint engagement alongside her husband Prince Harry , her third engagement of the week. Meghan Markle has officially returned to her acting routes - however, it wasn't to Suits as some recent rumours have suggested.

Senate GOP Rebukes Trump Over Syria, Afghanistan Withdrawals Senate GOP Rebukes Trump Over Syria, Afghanistan Withdrawals The moves received considerable blowback from his defense and foreign policy establishment, as well as many Republican lawmakers. The measure would be an amendment to a broader Middle East security bill being debated in the Senate.

NBA Shocker: Mavericks Finalizing Deal to Acquire Kristaps Porzingis NBA Shocker: Mavericks Finalizing Deal to Acquire Kristaps Porzingis The Knicks would acquire guard Dennis Smith Jr . and center DeAndre Jordan while also sending Tim Hardaway Jr .to Dallas. That conversation left the team with the impression he wanted to be traded , per an earlier Wojnarowski report .

Waterloo Region police join Bell Let's Talk conversation Waterloo Region police join Bell Let's Talk conversation How will you support your employees' mental health today? There are significant consequences to the public misconceptions and fears.

Pelosi and Trump harden positions on border wall Pelosi and Trump harden positions on border wall Is there a place for enhanced fencing? "Lets just call them WALLS from now on and stop playing political games!" he tweeted. Pelosi, however, left a small door open to expanding the fencing that now exists along portions of the southern border .

Iran Iran calls new European special payment mechanism 'first step' Iran Iran calls new European special payment mechanism 'first step' An embassy spokesperson repeated Trump's threat that all who continued to do business with Iran would be subject to USA sanctions. Iran has threatened to pull out of the deal unless the European powers make it possible for it to receive economic benefits.

Nintendo cuts Switch sales forecasts as Smash Bros. breaks new records Nintendo cuts Switch sales forecasts as Smash Bros. breaks new records If the latest report from Japanese publication Nikkei is true, Nintendo will be taking a big step in that direction in 2019. Ultimate is also on track to become the best-selling entry in the series.

Kyrie Irving open to reunion with LeBron James Kyrie Irving open to reunion with LeBron James He's now in his second season with the Celtics and learning just how hard it is to lead a team to a championship. The Hornets played without Frenchman Tony Parker who sat out with a right ankle problem.

Facebook to monitor India elections from Singapore hub | newkerala.com #95438 Facebook to monitor India elections from Singapore hub | newkerala.com #95438 However, in response, Facebook said it was part of a routine crackdown on data privacy. Global expansion is set before the end of June.

Facebook to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger Facebook to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger However, according to some sources, people need to understand that using all of them in already like using one single app. The Facebook founder may knit together the technology behind communication tools including WhatsApp and Instagram.

Ariana Grande makes second error trying to fix misspelled tattoo Ariana Grande makes second error trying to fix misspelled tattoo It now apparently means " Japanese BBQ finger ". [Screenshot via Instagram]"S$3 lightly better", the text of Ariana's Story reads. Ariana Grande and her tutor thought that adding an additional character would clear things up; they were dead wrong.