Facebook Debates What to Do With Its Like and Share Buttons

SAN FRANCISCO — In 2019, Facebook researchers began a new study of one of the social network’s foundational features: the Like button. They examined what people would do if Facebook removed the distinct thumbs-up icon and other emoji reactions from posts on its photo-sharing app Instagram, according to company documents. The buttons had sometimes caused …

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Inside Amazon’s Worst Human Resources Problem

In internal correspondence, company administrators warned of “inadequate service levels,” “deficient processes” and systems that are “prone to delay and error.” The extent of the problem puts in stark relief how Amazon’s workers routinely took a back seat to customers during the company’s meteoric rise to retail dominance. Amazon built cutting-edge package processing facilities to …

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A Rare Win in the Cat-and-Mouse Game of Ransomware

While Emsisoft would not identify the victims, it said they had included key manufacturers, transportation companies and food suppliers across continental Europe, Britain and the United States. The timeline of Emsisoft’s effort overlaps with BlackMatter’s ransomware assaults last month on two American agriculture organizations: NEW Cooperative, an Iowa grain cooperative, and Crystal Valley, a Minnesota …

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Key takeaways from Week 7 of the Elizabeth Holmes trial.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — In the seventh week of the fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the failed blood-testing start-up Theranos, testimony moved away from science and into discussions of faked demonstrations and misleading marketing. In previous weeks, jurors heard from former Theranos lab employees who detailed the blood-testing technology and retail partners …

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