Meet 16 of Facebook’s most important engineers, working on its biggest products and guiding its future

Meet 16 of Facebook’s most important engineers, working on its biggest products and guiding its future

Engineers: They make the (digital) world go round. CNET/YouTube; Brad Barket/Getty Images; Jeff Spicer/Getty Images; Facebook/YouTube; Jenny Cheng/Business Insider Facebook can be heaven for software engineers. The Silicon Valley tech giant provides the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and pressing issues in computer science today, and has nurtured a culture that…

Facebook is shaking up its efforts to connect a billion new users to the internet

Facebook is shaking up its efforts to connect a billion new users to the internet

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg holds a propeller pod of the solar-powered Aquila drone on stage during a keynote at the Facebook F8 conference in San Francisco, California April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam There’s changes afoot at Facebook’s wildly ambitious efforts to connect the so-called „next billion” internet users, who are expected to mostly come from…

5 years after Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg’s famous book told women to ‚lean in,’ it appears that advice might do more harm than good

5 years after Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg’s famous book told women to ‚lean in,’ it appears that advice might do more harm than good

Is it time to discard „lean in”? Or is the mantra still helpful to women in the workplace? Thibault Camus/AP Images Facebook ‚s Sheryl Sandberg changed the whole conversation around women in the workplace with just two words: ” Lean in .” The Facebook COO’s famous 2013 book encouraged women to hone their negotiation tactics,…

It looks like Facebook is working on a singing talent show feature for its app

It looks like Facebook is working on a singing talent show feature for its app

Engineer Jane Manchun Wong said the feature reminded her of a „Black Mirror” episode. Netflix Facebook has been developing a feature for its app which allows people to compete in a singing talent-show format. Engineer Jane Manchun Wong, who has a track record of uncovering upcoming features by reverse-engineering code , spotted the in-development feature,…

Facebook accused of undermining international aid efforts in Burma because it spreads fake news

Facebook accused of undermining international aid efforts in Burma because it spreads fake news

Rohingya refugee women cry while crossing the Naf River with an improvised raft to reach to Bangladesh in Teknaf, Bangladesh, November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain LONDON— Facebook has been accused of undermining international aid efforts in Burma (sometimes also called Myanmar), because of its role in spreading hate speech and misinformation. A report from…

Facebook could spend over $10 million this year to protect Mark Zuckerberg — that’s over $27,000 per day

Facebook could spend over $10 million this year to protect Mark Zuckerberg — that’s over $27,000 per day

Protecting Mark Zuckerberg isn’t cheap. Facebook recently approved $10 million in annual security costs for its CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his family. The social networking giant announced the increase in the pre-tax allowance security in an SEC filing on Thursday . Zuckerberg can spend the money on bodyguards, security measures for Zuckerberg’s houses, and private…

Facebook shares slump on growth warning

Facebook shares slump on growth warning

Image copyright Reuters Facebook shares fell sharply on Thursday, after the social media network warned investors of slowing revenue gains and increased spending. The firm’s shares closed nearly 19% lower, wiping more than $120bn (£92bn) off Facebook’s market value. The fall also dragged down the tech-rich Nasdaq share index, which closed 1% lower. Facebook’s forecast…

Facebook investigates another data firm

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook said it had found no evidence data was improperly obtained – but would suspend Crimson Hexagon while it investigated Facebook has suspended a US-based analytics firm while it investigates concerns about the collection and sharing of user data. Crimson Hexagon, based in Boston, describes itself as offering “consumer…