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Facebook’s new Rights Manager tool lets creators protect their photos, including those embedded elsewhere
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Facebook’s new Rights Manager tool lets creators protect their photos, including those embedded elsewhere

Facebook today is introducing a new tool that will allow rights holders to protect and manage their photos across both Facebook and Instagram. With the newly launched “Rights Manager for Images,” Facebook is offering creators and publishers access to content matching technology similar to what it introduced in 2016 to combat stolen videos. The new…

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Facebook’s former PR chief explains why no one is paying attention to your startup
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Facebook’s former PR chief explains why no one is paying attention to your startup

At TechCrunch Early Stage, I spoke with Coatue Management GP Caryn Marooney about startup branding and how founders can get people to pay attention to what they’re building. Marooney recently made the jump into venture capital; previously she was co-founder and CEO of The Outcast Agency, one of Silicon Valley’s best-regarded public relations firms, which…

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Too little, too late: Facebook’s Oversight Board won’t launch until ‘late fall’
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Too little, too late: Facebook’s Oversight Board won’t launch until ‘late fall’

Facebook has announced that the limp “Oversight Board” intended to help make difficult content and policy decisions will not launch until “late fall,” which is to say, almost certainly after the election. You know, the election everyone is worried Facebook’s inability to police itself will serious affect. On Twitter, the board explained that as much…

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Facebook’s Messenger Kids will launch in more than 70 additional countries, roll out new features
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Facebook’s Messenger Kids will launch in more than 70 additional countries, roll out new features

Facebook announced the launch of Messenger Kids in more than 70 new countries and new features that will gradually roll out in different markets. As schools around the world remain closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new features are designed to let kids increase their contacts on the app under parental supervision. The first…

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Facebook’s $1,000 bonus only applies to full-time employees working from home, not contractors
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Facebook’s $1,000 bonus only applies to full-time employees working from home, not contractors

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in an internal memo earlier this week that the company will give employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic a $1,000 cash bonus. But, as the Intercept first reported, contractors will not receive the bonus. When TechCrunch asked Facebook why contractors won’t get the bonus, a company spokesperson sent…

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Facebook’s spam filter is blocking some coronavirus links
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Facebook’s spam filter is blocking some coronavirus links

Facebook suffered from a massive bug in its News Feed spam filter, causing URLs to legitimate websites including Medium, Buzzfeed, and USA Today to be blocked from being shared as posts or comments. The issue blocked shares of some but not all coronavirus-related content, while some unrelated links are allowed through and others are not.…

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Facebook’s board is its most gender-balanced yet with two new additions
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Facebook’s board is its most gender-balanced yet with two new additions

On Monday, Facebook announced the addition of two new names to its board of directors, Nancy Killefer and Tracey T. Travis. Killefer brings potentially valuable government insight to Facebook, as she served in the U.S. Department of the Treasury during the Obama administration. With last year’s departure of former Clinton administration chief of staff Erskine…

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