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Facebook has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram's user data.
Facebook suspends app tied to researcher running election study
Facebook said it has no information about the private contracts of its developers, but it’s against policy for those developers to build surveillance tools using information gleaned from Facebook.
The revised policy comes a few weeks after Facebook started its own blockchain division, to explore ways for the technology to be used in its products.
Facebook goes soft on cryptocurrency ads, revises policy for approved vendors
Even during the ban, some cryptocurrency ads found their way onto Facebook’s sites by using workarounds to get through the company’s filters.
Snap says that it will not limit the user outside developers can take from Snapchat.
Snapchat opens its platform to outside developers with Snap Kit
Snapchat will now allow outside developers to use Snapchat display names and Bitmoji as login options for other apps.
Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg says that Stories -- a feature invented by Facebook’s smaller competitor, Snap -- will be an increasingly important part of the company’s future.
Instagram will now let users share info from apps like Spotify
In 2012, Facebook announced Open Graph, a feature that automatically posted songs you’re listening to, stories you’re reading and other activity, directly to your Facebook feed.
Facebook said that it removed ISIS-related content by actively looking for it.
Facebook removes 1.9 million pieces of ISIS-related content
Facebook said that it removed more content in the first three months this year which is about twice as it did the previous quarter. 99% of the content is said to have been flagged by the company’s internal systems and not users.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data.
Facebook answers some questions Mark Zuckerberg didn’t in testimony
Facebook said it needs the information in order to keep tabs on who saw which ads, to understand what promotions they might be interested in seeing next -- on Facebook or elsewhere.
Facebook scans content on Messenger to make sure it abides by the company’s rules.
Facebook scans the photos and links you send on Messenger
Facebook had detected people trying to send sensational messages through the Messenger app, Zuckerberg said.
Leaders from Facebook addressed the media  to review the company’s ongoing election efforts.
Facebook begins fact-checking photos, videos to protect election security
Facebook is working on key election security areas like removing fake accounts, increasing ads transparency, and curbing spread of fake news.
Facebook faced a number of crises last year including fake news, terrorist attacks, sensitive content, and more.
Facebook believed negative consequences of its grow-at-all-costs culture was worth it: Executive’s 2016 memo
The memo explains that Facebook understood the risks involved with its platform but focused on the larger goal – connecting people to one another.
The cuts total around 100 workers, according to people familiar with the matter, and represent the final step in a restructuring process set in motion in the fourth quarter.
Snap lays off 100 employees in latest round of downsizing
The new round of downsizing is said to be focused on the advertising side of the business. This is also believed to be the final step in the ongoing restructuring process.

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