Openbook is the latest dream of a digital life beyond Facebook

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As tech’s social giants wrestle with antisocial demons that appear to be both an emergent property of their platform power, and a consequence of specific leadership and values failures (evident as they publicly fail to enforce even the standards they claim to have), there are still people dreaming of a better way. Of social networking beyond outrage-fuelled adtech giants like Facebook and Twitter.

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In battle against fake news, politicians put too much trust in Big Tech

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When it comes to tackling fake news and hate speech, politicians from Brussels to Washington are relying on the “have your cake it and eat it” style of rulemaking.

As the world gears up for a new round of elections (from the U.S. midterms to the Swedish and European Parliament votes), lawmakers want the likes of Facebook and Google to take greater ownership of policing what’s posted on their social networks, while also warning that these tech giants are gaining too much sway over every aspect of people’s online lives.

Facebook DOWN: Social networking site not working as newsfeed crashing and not loading

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FACEBOOK DOWN - UPDATE ONE: The issues affecting Facebook today appear to have been resolved.

The number of reports of Facebook down on Down Detector has plummeted from tens of thousands to a few hundred.

While on social networking sites users have reported seeing Facebook working for them once again.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, a Facebook spokesperson said: “Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble connecting to Facebook and it has since been resolved.”

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Facebook begins testing dating project internally

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SAN FRANCISCO: In a bid to take on mobile dating apps like Tinder and Bumble, Facebook has begun testing its dating project internally with employees.

According to a report in The Verge on Friday, an independent app researcher Jane Manchun Wong found evidence of the dating feature testing and posted it on Twitter.

"This product is for US Facebook employees who have opted-in to dogfooding Facebook's new dating product.

"The purpose for this dogfooding is to test the end ..

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