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Facebook Is Recycling Your Likes To Promote Stories You've Never Seen To All Your Friends

Anthony Wing Kosner | Forbes | January 21, 2013

If Facebook‘s new Graph Search feature has you thinking a little harder about what you’ve “liked” for fear that an ironic dalliance in years past could come back to embarrass you, here’s one more thing to worry about... Read More »

Facebook Loses Its Open-Source-Hardware Chief To The Startup Life

J. O'Dell | VB News | March 25, 2014

Facebook’s open-source-hardware champion, Frank Frankovsky, has left the building.  In a personal Facebook post, Frankovsky, who headed up the ambitious Open Compute Project and ran Facebook’s own hardware design, announced that he’s leaving to start his own company.

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Facebook Open Sources Thrift Protocol ... Again

Thor Olavsrud | CIO | February 20, 2014

After more than six years of internal development of its branch of the cross-language framework that powers its internal services, Facebook has released that branch to open source and hopes to work with the Apache Thrift community to incorporate the work. Read More »

Facebook Puts Some Brains In Open Vault JBOD Storage

Timonthy Prickett Morgam | The Register | January 22, 2013

At last week's Open Compute Summit 2013, the people behind the open source hardware project were showing off some enhancements for the Open Vault JBOD storage array that Facebook has cooked up for its own use in its two newest data centers and presumably will be added to its existing data center. Read More »

Facebook Rebooting Their Open Source Contributions

Jason Hibbets | OpenSource.com | April 7, 2014

Facebook is on a new open source journey. They're managing hundreds of active open source projects across the company and over the last nine months, have rebooted how they run those projects.

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Facebook Shatters The Computer Server Into Tiny Pieces

Cade Metz | Wired | January 16, 2013

As the man at the center of Facebook’s Open Compute Project, Frankovsky spent the last two years rethinking the very essence of the computer hardware that runs the company’s massive social network — and sharing his ever-evolving data center ideology with the rest of the tech world. He’s a kind of hardware philosopher. And now he looks like one too. Read More »

Facebook's Former Security Chief Now Works For The NSA

Rebecca Greenfield | The Atlantic Wire | June 20, 2013

About a year after Facebook reportedly joined PRISM, Max Kelly, the social network's chief security officer left for a job at the National Security Agency, either a curious career move or one that makes complete sense... Read More »

Facebook, Intel, And AMD Bring More Resources To Open Compute Project

Rachel King | ZDNet | January 16, 2013

Facebook, Intel, and AMD are just a few of the Silicon Valley heavyweights bringing more to the open hardware table for the Open Compute Project. Read More »

Facebook-Backed Nonprofit Brings Free Internet To Zambia

Mat Honan | WIRED | July 31, 2014

...In an effort to help those left behind join the digital age, Internet.org—the Facebook-backed nonprofit organization—is releasing an app providing free internet data access to a handful of core services to people in Zambia.  The freely available services are mostly focused on health, employment and local information. It’s a great step—if just a step—to getting the rest of the world online...

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Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research Lab Releases Open Source FastText on GitHub

John Mannes | Tech Crunch | June 18, 2016

Every day, billions of pieces of content are shared on Facebook. To keep up with the data, Facebook has been using a variety of tools to classify text. Traditional methods of classification, like deep neural networks are accurate, but have serious training requirements. Read More »

Facebook’s Drones Could Bring Internet To The Developing World—And Stick It To Mobile Carriers

Adam Pasick | Quartz | March 4, 2014

Facebook is in talks to buy a drone company called Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to TechCrunch. The New Mexico-based start-up is is developing autonomous solar-powered aircraft that can stay aloft for up to five years at near-orbital heights, which could make them ideal for beaming internet access to remote areas. Read More »

Facebook’s Open-sourcing of AI Hardware Is the Start of the Deep-learning Revolution

Steven Max Patersson | Ars Technica | December 15, 2015

A few days ago, Facebook open-sourced its artificial intelligence (AI) hardware computing design. Most people don’t know that large companies such as Facebook, Google, and Amazon don’t buy hardware from the usual large computer suppliers like Dell, HP, and IBM but instead design their own hardware based on commodity components...

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FBI Agent to CHIME Attendees: The Cybersecurity Environment Is Becoming More Dangerous

Mark Hagland | Healthcare Informatics | August 15, 2016

The level of cybersecurity threat is growing exponentially in healthcare right now, but there are some very clear strategies that the leaders of patient care organizations can and should do in order to fight back. That was the core of the message that Timothy J. Wallach, a supervisory special agent in the Cyber Task Force in the Seattle Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) told attendees Monday morning at the CHIME/AEHIS LEAD Forum Event, being held at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront in Seattle...

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FDA Targets Essentials Oils: Sees EOs As Threat To New Ebola

Staff Writer | Health Impact News | October 2, 2014

The FDA issued warning letters this week to the two largest distributors of essentials oils in the United Sates, Young Living and dōTERRA. The FDA is claiming that their products are being marketed as unapproved drugs...

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Feds Put Heat On Web Firms For Master Encryption Keys

Declan McCullagh | CNET | July 24, 2013

Whether the FBI and NSA have the legal authority to obtain the master keys that companies use for Web encryption remains an open question, but it hasn't stopped the U.S. government from trying. Read More »