Ronnie McNutt
A man has live-streamed his own death on Facebook with TikTok now scrambling to remove the clip which is being reshared by-users. Ronnie McNutt, 33, killed himself in his Mississippi home on August 31, by blowing his own face off with a shotgun, while he was live streaming from his computer.
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Australia is drafting a new regulation that Facebook says misunderstands the dynamics of the internet and will do damage to the very news organisations the government is trying to protect. In response, Facebook has said Australian users will no longer be able to post news stories on its platforms in protest of proposed media bargaining legislation.
Facebook Messenger Rooms
Due to the current lockdown, video calling software is hugely popular at the moment, with Zoom the main beneficiary. Now Facebook wants a piece of the video calling market, and has introduced a new service called Messenger Rooms.
Facebook
Facebook has started rolling out a faster, smaller and simpler Messenger on iOS. The roll will take place over the the next few weeks and the company says that Messenger will load twice as fast and will be one-fourth its original size.
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Facebook may have been hit by another data scandal this month but that hasn't stopped the company's aspirations, or delusion. In a bid to end dependency on Google’s Android operating system, Facebook is now reportedly working on building its own OS from scratch to power its hardware dreams.
Cybersecutity
Huawei is more trusted by the UK public than Facebook, according to the results of a UK consumer survey conducted by Censuswide. The survey examined attitudes towards the big messaging platform providers (i.e. Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp), as well as wider consumer trust in the technology sector.
PayPal announced Friday that it will no longer be part of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project. The company said that while it is quitting the Libra Association it remains "supportive of Libra's aspirations," and that the firm will continue to work with Facebook in the future.

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