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[Updated] FIFA Mobile, Oculus Facing Issues Due to Facebook Outage

Update (10/04/21, 7:54 PM ET) - Facebook and Oculus have both announced that their services have been restored, likely meaning an end to the FIFA Mobile login troubles in short order. "To the huge…

October 4, 2021 | 03:30 EDT

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Facebook Leaks Oculus Quest 2 Announcement Days Before Facebook Connect

Facebook's upcoming Oculus Quest 2 VR headset has been leaked just days before the Facebook Connect presentation. According to the leak, Quest 2 will feature a Snapdragon XR2 platform and an "almost…

September 14, 2020 | 08:31 EDT

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Facebook Horizon Will Always Be Invisibly Watching You

Some slightly unsettling details have emerged regarding the new Facebook Horizon social VR outing. According to a new "safety video" uploaded to the official Oculus YouTube account, Facebook Horizon…

August 28, 2020 | 09:45 EDT

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Mixer Plans to Move Creators to Facebook Gaming

A few years ago, Microsoft set itself up as a potential competitor to Twitch. After signing some big-name streamers and investing a lot of time and energy into its game-streaming service, Mixer has…

June 22, 2020 | 03:06 EDT

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Facebook Announces Facebook Horizon, A Social VR World That May or May Not Be The Matrix

I guess this means we're in the future now. Today, at the Oculus Connect 6 event in San Jose, social media juggernaut Facebook announced Facebook Horizon, a virtual reality massively-multiplayer…

September 25, 2019 | 03:49 EDT

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Facebook Announces Release Date For Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S

Last year at the Oculus Connect 5, Facebook announced their first standalone Oculus VR headset, the Oculus Quest, which will not require a PC or mobile device, running on its own hardware as an "all-…

April 30, 2019 | 08:19 EDT

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Valve Teases Index VR Headset

Valve has made a teaser site for its much anticipated virtual reality headset. The teaser site has an image of the headset, with the name Valve Index prominently featured. It also features a tagline…

March 29, 2019 | 09:30 EDT


Oculus Rift S Revealed With Improved Resolution And Head Strap

Facebook, owners of VR tech company Oculus, have announced a new version of the Oculus Rift headset which will replace the original. The Oculus Rift S features a brand new 'halo' head strap which is…

March 20, 2019 | 12:44 EDT

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Oculus VR No Longer Autonomous, Now A Part Of Facebook Technologies

The days of Oculus VR being an independent entity are over - the virtual reality company has been made a subsidiary of Facebook Technologies LLC, reports UploadVR. For those of you not into the whole…

November 20, 2018 | 11:00 EST


Facebook Vulnerability Allowed Theft of Almost 50 Million Access Tokens

Guy Rosen, VP of Product Management at Facebook, has just issued a statement on a severe security issue that affected almost 50 million Facebook accounts. On every Facebook profile, there was an…

September 29, 2018 | 10:00 EDT

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Democracy Dev's Facebook Ads Blocked As "Political Ads"

Positech Games has been unable to promote the Democracy franchise (soon to be expanded with Democracy 4) on Facebook thanks to a block on international political advertising according to a tweet from…

September 17, 2018 | 11:10 EDT

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Oculus Changes System Requirements, Windows 10 Now (Partially) Required

Oculus has announced changes to its required and recommended specifications to run the Oculus Rift. The hardware hasn't changed, but Windows 10 is now the only OS that will meet minimum…

June 28, 2018 | 10:13 EDT

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Skyfront VR Preview - Shooting In All Dimensions

Skyfront VR is an arena shooter developed by Levity Play. Described as a “zero-gravity” shooter by the developers, players have complete freedom of movement across the sky and around obstacles. Since…

November 18, 2017 | 09:00 EST

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Paladins Premier League To Be Streamed Exclusively On Facebook

Hi-Rez and the World Esports Association (WESA) announced today that the Paladins Premier League will be streamed exclusively on Facebook Live. The Paladins Premier League is a new esports league…

September 7, 2017 | 10:00 EDT

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Facebook Details Plans To Stop Fake News

Facebook has announced steps to curtail the spread of fake news. In a press release, Facebook detailed that it will deny ads for “repeat offenders” of fake news stories. Facebook founder and CEO Mark…

August 28, 2017 | 11:43 EDT

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Facebook Changing News Feed to Prioritize Faster-Loading Sites

Facebook is working on a new Facebook news feed change yet again, this time to prioritize faster-loading websites. The changes will be rolled out over the next few months following internal research…

August 4, 2017 | 11:42 EDT


ESA Announces E3 2017 Main Stage, E3 Coliseum

The ESA has announced that E3 2017 will be teaming up with producer Geoff Keighley to bring the E3 Coliseum to The Novo at L.A Live on the 13th and 14th of June. The E3 Coliseum will act as a main…

May 15, 2017 | 12:30 EDT

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Oculus Rift Price Drop to $499, $599 for Touch Bundle

The Oculus Rift has had a price drop to $499. Additionally, the Oculus Touch has had a price drop to $99, and the bundle of the Rift and Touch is now $598. The price is now around $200 cheaper as…

March 4, 2017 | 09:47 EST

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Zenimax Awarded $500 Million In Case Against Oculus

Zenimax has been awarded $500 million by a Dallas, Texas jury today in a court case versus Oculus as reported by Polygon. The lawsuit initially began in May of 2014 with allegations that the Rift…

February 1, 2017 | 08:12 EST

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Khronos Group Announces Open Source VR API

The Khronos Group has announced it will be working to form standard API's for VR. They expressed their desire to “define a cross-vendor, royalty-free, open standard for access to modern virtual…

December 7, 2016 | 02:28 EST

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Facebook Investigated in Germany Over Hate Speech

Facebook has come under tremendous pressure in Germany to remove hate speech from its platform. In September, German Justice Minister Heiko Maas stated the German government is conducting a study to…

November 4, 2016 | 07:41 EDT

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Merkel Wants Online Platforms to Reveal Algorithms

Speaking at a conference Munich earlier this week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on large Internet platforms to disclose their algorithms to the public. Although she did not specify any…

October 28, 2016 | 05:11 EDT

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Facebook Moderators Wanted Hateful Trump Post Removed

Inside sources have told that Wall Street Journal that the Facebook moderation team wanted to remove a post by presidential candidate Donald Trump. However, leadership at Facebook, including CEO Mark…

October 24, 2016 | 06:47 EDT

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Social Media Platforms Provided Data for Police Surveillance of Activists

A report by the ACLU reveals that major social media platforms provided data access to a third-party called Geofeedia, which then made that data available to law enforcement. The ACLU is particularly…

October 12, 2016 | 06:32 EDT

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Facebook Reverses Course After Censoring Iconic Vietnam Photo

Facebook has become the target of criticism after it removed an iconic Vietnam war image that was posted by a Norwegian author, and later a Norwegian newspaper. The photo of a naked girl running from…

September 9, 2016 | 09:47 EDT


Blizzard Games now Streamable on Facebook

If you're one of those people who loves social media and sharing every single one of your achievements on your wall/feed, you're gonna love this news. Blizzard, the mastermind company behind …

August 27, 2016 | 10:15 EDT

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[Rumor] YouTube Backstage to Add Photo Sharing, Polls, and Links

It's all about the fans. Or at least that's what a lot of YouTubers like to say now a days, as subscriber and fan interaction is one of the best ways to supposedly grow your audience and your…

August 25, 2016 | 07:37 EDT

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Facebook is Teaming Up with Unity to Create a Desktop Gaming Platform

Facebook announced a partnership today with game engine company Unity that lets developers port their games using that engine onto Facebook, as well as a new desktop gaming platform that is still in…

August 18, 2016 | 09:30 EDT

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Facebook Plans to Remove Clickbait From Its News Feed

Facebook has recently announced an upcoming change to its news feed which it hopes will weed out clickbait. This change has been brought about by users of the platform who have complained about…

August 5, 2016 | 09:42 EDT

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IRS Delivers $3-$5 Billion Notice of Deficiency To Facebook

The Internal Revenue Service has delivered a Notice of Deficiency to Facebook for $3-5 billion as reported by Bloomberg.A Notice of Deficiency (or CP3219A Notice) is a document from the IRS stating…

July 30, 2016 | 10:41 EDT


Facebook Shares Reach Record High As Revenue Soars

Earlier in the week we reported that Twitter stock had fallen following a lackluster Q2 report, but another social media platform is doing much better. Facebook shares hit an all-time high following…

July 28, 2016 | 05:50 EDT

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Brazil's Highest Court Overturns Third WhatsApp Block

For the third time in the last eight months, a Brazilian judge has ordered wireless service providers to block WhatsApp. The encrypted messaging app is once again being targeted because it will not…

July 19, 2016 | 08:37 EDT


Germany Conducts Nationwide Raids Over Facebook Hate Speech

BKA, The German federal police force, has conducted raids across the country in order to combat hate speech on Facebook. Homes were raided in 14 of Germany's 16 states, but the operation was…

July 18, 2016 | 09:32 EDT


IRS Investigates Facebook Over Asset Transfer

The US Internal Revenue Service(IRS) is investigating Facebook over a transfer of assets to an Irish subsidiary. In 2010, Facebook Inc sold the rights to exploit the social media platform outside of…

July 8, 2016 | 10:18 EDT


Israeli Ministers Plan to Introduce Legislation to Combat Terrorism on Facebook

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has announced his intention to introduce legislation that would regulate the removal and blocking of social media posts which incite terrorism. This plan…

July 4, 2016 | 06:30 EDT


Report: Companies Implement Systems to Remove Extremist Videos

Reuters reports that Google and Facebook have quietly begun using automated systems to take down extremist videos. The systems are similar to Google's Content ID system to take down copyright…

June 27, 2016 | 10:27 EDT


Blizzard Teams Up with Facebook for Streaming

With Blizzard's games becoming increasingly more like a living and evolving service, the software giant has teamed up with social media website Facebook to augment their games with some additional…

June 6, 2016 | 03:49 EDT

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft Agree to Follow EU Hate Speech Rules

The European Commission announced a new code of conduct which is intended to combat hate speech online. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft have agreed to abide by the code. The agreement…

May 31, 2016 | 09:54 EDT


Facebook and Microsoft to Lay Cable Across the Atlantic Ocean

Facebook and Microsoft have announced a joint project to lay an undersea cable across the Atlantic Ocean. Both companies are transferring larger and larger amounts of data between their data centers…

May 26, 2016 | 10:24 EDT


Facebook Updates Trending Topics Guidelines

Representatives from Facebook recently sent a letter to Senator Thune concerning the recent allegations that the company is suppressing conservative news from its trending topics. The letter claims…

May 23, 2016 | 10:19 EDT

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[Updated] Oculus VR Now Preventing Users from Using Other Headsets

Update: we got an official response back from Oculus. See below:Last week we issued an update design to improve several features, and it happened to break the Revive hack. The update was not released…

May 21, 2016 | 03:01 EDT

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Facing Hate Speech Complaints in France

Three French activist organizations stated that they plan to file legal complaints against popular social media sites that they believe are in violation of the country's hate speech laws. They claim…

May 16, 2016 | 09:43 EDT


Facebook Releases Trending Topics Guidelines After Accusations of Bias

After accusations that Facebook's trending topics curation team was deliberately suppressing conservative news, the company has decided to publicly release the guidelines that govern the trending…

May 12, 2016 | 11:10 EDT

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Conservative Comedian Files Legal Motion Against Facebook

Steven Crowder, a conservative comedian and former contributor to Fox News, has filed a legal motion against Facebook. Crowder states that this legal action has been in the works for a long time, and…

May 10, 2016 | 08:24 EDT


Former Employees Accuse Facebook of Manipulating Trending Topics

Facebook's trending topics is now coming under criticism. Although Facebook claims that trending topics simply shows what has recently become popular on the site based on mathematical algorithms,…

May 10, 2016 | 04:08 EDT


Legislators in Brazil Propose Bill to Protect WhatsApp

In the past few months, WhatsApp has been the target of multiple court orders which attempted to force the company to turn over encrypted messages to law enforcement in Brazil. In December, a judge…

May 4, 2016 | 08:35 EDT


Shareholder Sues Facebook Over Plan to Split Stock

A Facebook shareholder has decided to sue the company over its plan to issue new stock. Its claimed in the lawsuit that the company's plan would allow Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to make a fortune…

April 30, 2016 | 11:45 EDT

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Oculus Rift Post-Launch Plagued with Problems

The Oculus Rift finally launched less than a week ago, but the virtual reality headset has been plagued with post-launch complications.The biggest hurdles seem to stem from shipping issues by Oculus…

April 2, 2016 | 07:27 EDT