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Facebook launches a photo portability tool, starting in Ireland – TechCrunch

Facebook launches a photo portability tool, starting in Ireland – TechCrunch

It’s not friend portability, but Facebook has announced the launch today of a photo transfer tool to enable users of its social network to port their photos directly to Google’s photo storage service, via encrypted transfer. The photo portability feature is initially being offered to Facebook users in Ireland, where the company’s international HQ is […]

Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger are down for many around the world – TechCrunch

Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger are down for many around the world – TechCrunch

If you’re having issues with various Facebook -owned services this morning, you’re very much not alone. There appears to be a major outage impacting Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook itself. Many users are reporting that the apps appear to work but aren’t actually pulling anything new, instead just showing whatever they’ve got cached from before the […]

European parliament’s NationBuilder contract under investigation by data regulator – TechCrunch

European parliament’s NationBuilder contract under investigation by data regulator – TechCrunch

Europe’s lead data regulator has issued its first ever sanction of an EU institution — taking enforcement action against the European parliament over its use of US-based digital campaign company, NationBuilder, to process citizens’ voter data ahead of the spring elections. NationBuilder is a veteran of the digital campaign space — indeed, we first covered […]

Louis Bacon’s sunset ride may foretell ‘mechanized future’ of data-driven investing – TechCrunch

Louis Bacon’s sunset ride may foretell ‘mechanized future’ of data-driven investing – TechCrunch

The legendary Moore Capital is closing. Its founder, Louis Bacon, is reported to be riding off into the sunset. His name was often mentioned in the same breath as George Soros, Stan Druckenmiller and Paul Tudor Jones. Like them, over his three-decade career he helped build hedge funds’ reputation for placing big bets on big […]

Facebook Viewpoints pays users for well-being surveys & tasks – TechCrunch

Facebook Viewpoints pays users for well-being surveys & tasks – TechCrunch

Facebook is launching a new market research, task, and product testing program that lets users earn money. Starting today, people in the US who are over 18 can download Viewpoints and participate in a well-being survey so Facebook can learn to “limit the negative impacts of social media and enhance the benefits.” Other opportunities include completing […]