Jul 29, 8:49 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Adam Levy 07/29/19 AT 8:38 PM Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) management has a history of erring on the side of caution when it comes to its financial outlook. CFO Dave Wehner warned of a deceleration in revenue growth during the company's first-quarter earnings call, and then the company reported an acceleration in growth during the second quarter. It's no surprise, then, that when Wehner said during the company's second-quarter earnings call that he still expects a deceleration in revenue growth in the back half of the year and into next year, analysts were curious if anything had actually changed.To be sure, Facebook has already seen its revenue growth rate fall from the mid-to-high 40% range to the mid-to-high 20% range over the last year and a half. Facebook was facing various challenges during that period, including data privacy and election … [Read more...] about Is Facebook Headed For Another Revenue Growth Slowdown?
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday launched a “Sign In With Apple” function to rival Facebook and Google web login accounts, drawing a contrast with rivals by stressing protection of users’ information. Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, U.S. June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Mason Trinca Apple will also tighten controls on location tracking. When users sign in with their Google or Facebook Inc profiles to third-party apps, the apps often share valuable data with Google and Facebook, a practice that Apple is looking to stop. Apple said it created a system to let users generate a random, unique email to use with each app so that users do not have to reveal their real email address. The company, meanwhile, retired the iTunes app for the Mac. Originally introduced in 2001 by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as a way to load songs onto the then-new iPod, iTunes became sprawling over the years, … [Read more...] about Apple challenges Google, Facebook for web login, touts privacy
The BBC, Facebook and Google face new curbs on their power over news online following a landmark review to safeguard quality journalism. The economist Dame Frances Cairncross suggested limits on the BBC website to stop it competing with commercial outlets on “soft” stories which are not clearly in the public interest. She also said Facebook and Google should be regulated with a “news quality obligation” to ensure they “give more prominence to public interest news”, to improve trust in the media and public engagement in democracy. Dame Frances’ review was commissioned by Theresa May, the Prime Minister, amid concerns about the future of quality journalism in the face of declining newspaper sales... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article … [Read more...] about BBC, Facebook and Google face new curbs on their power over news to safeguard quality journalism
Inaccurate information could be deadly. Yoav Vilner Published 7:00 am CST, Monday, January 14, 2019 Photo: Ivanko_Brnjakovic | Getty Images Photo: Ivanko_Brnjakovic | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Ivanko_Brnjakovic | Getty Images Why Googling Yourself Is Not Just for Fun Anymore 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When we consider risks to our online presence, there’s no such thing as low stakes. Untoward information floating around online could cost you your dream job at minimum or compromise your personal safety in the worst case scenario. But how do you know if any of this damaging information is out there? A good place to start is with a Google … [Read more...] about Why Googling Yourself Is Not Just for Fun Anymore
A growing number of people are talking about deleting their Facebook accounts after all the company’s scandals. Here’s how to delete your Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp accounts, thus wiping your data from the Facebook empire entirely. And if you can’t or don’t want to leave Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp wholesale, we’ve pulled together advice on how to reduce the amount of data it collects about you. Facebook has had a bad year. From successive privacy scandals, to outrage over the social network’s role in spreading hate speech that fuelled genocide in Myanmar, the negative headlines about Facebook have been relentless. And that’s not to mention the backlash to a possible Instagram redesign that would replace the traditional vertical feed with a horizontal one, which Facebook mistakenly rolled out to some users on Thursday morning. Combined with growing awareness of tech addiction and “digital well-being,” some people … [Read more...] about How to delete your Facebook and Instagram accounts — or, at least, lock them down as tightly as possible