Facebook Is Getting Into the Dating Game

And more from the F8 developer conference
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2018 6:27 PM CDT

(Newser) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave the keynote address at F8, Facebook's annual developer conference, in San Jose Tuesday, and pledged the social network will fix its privacy problems—though he did not apologize for the recent Cambridge Analytica data-mining scandal. He did, however, poke fun at himself while unveiling a new "Watch Party" feature that allows users to watch videos together, the AP reports. Zuck suggested users could watch, for example, "your friend testifying before Congress" as video of his own recent testimony on Capitol Hill flashed onscreen. "Let's not do that again soon," he said. Here are the headlines coming out of the event, including a (gulp) dating service:

  • Zuckerberg announced ahead of his speech that Facebook will soon be rolling out a "Clear History" feature in its ongoing quest to improve privacy controls. The Verge has more on how it will work.
  • Speaking to Wired before F8, Zuck said he believes it will take about two more years to fix Facebook's issues with catching harmful content. Read the full interview here.
  • The Los Angeles Times says a "shadow" was cast over F8 by the fact that some developers are unhappy with Facebook's privacy changes.

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