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Facebook to block ad blockers

baxterbulletin.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Even Facebook users deploying ad-blocking software will begin seeing ads on the desktop version of the social network. Starting Tuesday, Facebook will make it tough for ad-blocking software to distinguish between a status update and a sponsored ad on the desktop version of the social network.

Apple's iPads open up new worlds for Oakland youth

usatoday.com — OAKLAND, Calif. - On a sunny summer morning, kids bounce in their chairs and rock their heads rhythmically to infectious beats their classmates are mixing on GarageBand software. "Give her a thumbs up for her beat," exhorts instructor Jeffrei Pettaway and an enthusiastic sea of hands juts into the air.

Facebook to give 'informative' posts more weight

wtsp.com — Facebook is altering the formula that determines what its 1.71 billion users see when they log into the social network to give priority to posts that make them feel informed, the Silicon Valley tech giant said Thursday.

Ad-blocker says it can still block Facebook ads

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Popular ad-blocking software says it can override Facebook's measures to force people using ad blockers to view Facebook ads on desktop computers. Adblock Plus gave users instructions to outwit Facebook and peruse an ad-free version of the social network on Thursday. The steps require users to change code in the software's settings.

Did ex-Twitter CEO censor abuse of President Obama?

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter CEO Dick Costolo filtered out abusive replies to President Obama during a Q&A session in May 2015, anonymous sources told BuzzFeed. Costolo denied the report. "Total nonsense and laughably false as anybody who would speak on the record would tell you. Absurd," he said in a Twitter post.

Facebook to give 'informative' posts more weight

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is altering the formula that determines what its 1.71 billion users see when they log into the social network to give priority to posts that make them feel informed, the Silicon Valley tech giant said Thursday.

Google Fiber seeks to expand wireless tests

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Google Fiber plans to test wireless broadband technology in a bid to bring super-speedy Internet to more places faster. The division of Google parent Alphabet wants to test the technology in as many as 24 locations over the next 24 months, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission, spotted by Business Insider.

Facebook tries to impede ad-blocking software on desktops

thestar.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Even Facebook users deploying ad-blocking software will begin seeing ads on the desktop version of the social network. Starting Tuesday, Facebook will make it tough for ad-blocking software to distinguish between a status update and a sponsored ad on the desktop version of the social network.

Facebook to block ad blockers on desktop

wtsp.com — Even Facebook users deploying ad-blocking software will begin seeing ads on the desktop version of the social network. Starting Tuesday, Facebook will make it tough for ad-blocking software to distinguish between a status update and a sponsored ad on the desktop version of the social network.

Facebook to block ad blockers on desktop

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is joining the advertising industry's fight against ad-blocking software. Starting Tuesday, Facebook will make it tough for ad-blocking software to distinguish between a status update and a sponsored ad on the desktop version of the social network.
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Aug 23, 2016

RT @shaft: Thank you @tristanwalker It's a problem in your culture if you can't find what's in front of you.  http://on.recode.net/2b9NC0e  #diversityintech

Aug 22, 2016

Found in a church in the south of France: tronc's new moneymaking scheme https://t.co/vbICNzGi1L

Aug 18, 2016

RT @ekp: Thanks, @twitter. I guess I'll just keep filing reports that you ignore. https://t.co/bOpD3JNkno

Aug 16, 2016

RT @CapitalCatalyst: Food-sharing startup Josephine doesn’t want to be like the rest of the gig economy  http://tcrn.ch/2bbivPa  via @techcrunch #GigEconomy

Aug 16, 2016

RT @_charleyw: 🙌 Feels good to try and walk the walk, or at least take a first step. 🚶Feedback welcome.  https://twitter.com/josephinemeals/status/765652999456698368 


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