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With remote work plan, Facebook dashes hopes of paycheck arbitrage

With remote work plan, Facebook dashes hopes of paycheck arbitrage

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - With Facebook’s adoption of permanent remote work on Thursday, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has untethered one of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies from the place that incubated it. But he also dashed a Silicon Valley dream: that tech workers would be able to take their generous salaries with them as they flee…
There’s No Telling What Data Facebook Will Collect If You Use Its Zoom Clone

There’s No Telling What Data Facebook Will Collect If You Use...

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Earlier this month, Facebook debuted its group video chat offering, Messenger Rooms, to a world under widespread pandemic lockdown, one that’s in large part replaced face-to-face meetings with streamed conversations. The chief beneficiary of this shift, Zoom, has spent months as a punching bag for privacy advocates, so Facebook was quick to assure users that…
White Supremacist Groups Are Thriving on Facebook

White Supremacist Groups Are Thriving on Facebook

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Facebook says hate groups aren’t allowed on the platform. But white supremacists are using the social network to build their movement. Click here to download the full report » Click here to download data on the hate group websites » Dozens of white supremacist groups are operating freely on Facebook, allowing them to spread their message…
Young People Are Returning to Facebook

Young People Are Returning to Facebook

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Facebook is for old people. Everybody knows that! Usage plummeted in 2019, most sharply among Gen-Z and millennials. While Facebook reported growth by some measures, evidence of everyday scrolling — "likes, shares and posts" — dropped by almost 20%. In 2018, only half of teens said they were using Facebook, despite 45% reporting being "online…
Facebook didn’t mark ads as ads for blind people for almost 2 years

Facebook didn’t mark ads as ads for blind people for almost...

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For nearly two years, Facebook didn’t include a legible “Sponsored” label on ads for Facebook users who are blind or who have low vision.That meant that anyone using a screen reader—software which reads the words on webpages out loud—couldn’t tell the difference between their friends’ posts and paid ads, which are visually indicated with a…
Facebook employees may face pay cut if they move to cheaper areas to remote work

Facebook employees may face pay cut if they move to cheaper...

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Published: May 21, 2020 at 8:35 p.m. ET Zuckerberg says he expects half of Facebook employees to work remotely in the future Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Bloomberg News Mark Zuckerberg says he expects about half of Facebook Inc.’s employees to work from home five to 10 years from now, but there’s a catch for those…
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Grandmother ordered to delete Facebook photos under GDPR

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Image copyright Getty Images A woman must delete photographs of her grandchildren that she posted on Facebook and Pinterest without their parents' permission, a court in the Netherlands has ruled.It ended up in court after a falling-out between the woman and her daughter.The judge ruled the matter was within the scope of the EU's General…
Facebook to Shift Permanently Toward More Remote Work After Coronavirus

Facebook to Shift Permanently Toward More Remote Work After Coronavirus

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Mark Zuckerberg plans to shift Facebook Inc. toward a substantially remote workforce over the next decade, permanently reconfiguring the tech giant’s operations around the dispersed structure that the coronavirus pandemic forced on it. The plan, which the Facebook chief executive outlined to employees on Thursday, is one of the highest-profile examples of business leaders committing…