Tech & Science Facebook staffs up in China despite being blocked

14:50  11 september  2017
14:50  11 september  2017 Source:   AFP

VW, China JVs to recall 1.8 million vehicles over fuel pump issue: China quality watchdog

  VW, China JVs to recall 1.8 million vehicles over fuel pump issue: China quality watchdog Germany's Volkswagen AG and China joint ventures FAW-Volkswagen and SAIC Volkswagen will recall 1,818,340 vehicles due to a fuel pump issue.The recall will be effective Dec. 25, said the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) in an online statement.

Despite its massive popularity among the users all over the world, Facebook has had its share of controversies. It has been banned and blocked in With a China VPN, you cannot only bypass the restrictions set by the Great Firewall of China on Facebook , but you can also set up your account for

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Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg during a visit to China, where the social networking site in blocked© Provided by AFP Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg during a visit to China, where the social networking site in blocked Facebook has hired a Chinese government-relations point man and is seeking other staff in signs that it harbours ambitions for a China presence despite its main social media platform being blocked.

William Shuai was named senior manager of Facebook's government relations in Beijing, similar to positions he held previously with Chinese search engine Baidu and the LinkedIn social network, according to Shuai’s own LinkedIn page.

He was also previously an official with China's powerful economic planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

VW, China JVs to recall 1.8 million vehicles over fuel pump issue: China quality watchdog

  VW, China JVs to recall 1.8 million vehicles over fuel pump issue: China quality watchdog Germany's Volkswagen AG and China joint ventures FAW-Volkswagen and SAIC Volkswagen will recall 1,818,340 vehicles due to a fuel pump issue.The recall will be effective Dec. 25, said the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) in an online statement.

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While Facebook has pushed efforts to help more Indians get access to the Internet in India, the company’s service has been blocked in China for years. Wired Staff . We Can’t Stop Checking the News Either. Welcome to the New FOMO.

Facebook sparked speculation about its intentions last month when it announced it was behind a photo-sharing app launched in China called Colorful Balloons and bearing icons and features similar to Facebook's Moments application.

Facebook's hardware unit Building 8 also has been advertising engineering positions in Shanghai, and the New York Times last week cited sources saying a hunt was on for office space in the city to house Building 8 staff.

Facebook's China representative Wang-Li Moser also met in May with the director of Shanghai's commerce commission to discuss setting up a Facebook subsidiary, according to the commission's website.

Facebook is among several major global internet companies blocked years ago by China, which tightly monitors and censors online content.

Facebook’s Messenger is testing a Tinder-like meet-up feature

  Facebook’s Messenger is testing a Tinder-like meet-up feature Facebook is testing out a new system to help you connect with your Friends by agreeing or refusing to meet up with them, Tinder-style. Jacob Dubé of Motherboard tested the feature and compared it explicitly with dating app Tinder. It shows you a variety of Friends in Messenger who might want to meet up with you. You can respond with a Yes or a No Thanks, and you’ll be notified only if both parties answer positively.

Chinese authorities blocked access to Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) in July 2009, and the world’s biggest social network has remained behind the Great Firewall ever since. The number of customers for Facebook ’s advertising and distribution services are growing in China , despite the fact that the

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But Facebook is believed to be seeking some sort of presence in China, and chief executive and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has made high-profile visits to meet political leaders and is even studying Mandarin.

The success of Facebook's hardware efforts are believed to rest heavily on access to China, whose supply chain of electronics components is critical to the production of Apple's iPhones and other major world tech products and brands.

Facebook to add more human review to ad system: COO Sandberg .
<p>Facebook Inc (FB.O) will add "more human review and oversight" to its ad-buying system, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Wednesday, responding to rising criticism that automated processes have allowed people to buy discriminatory ads.</p>Sandberg said in a post on her Facebook page the company would have more manual review of the targeting options it gives advertisers, a change that she said would strengthen the system after a report Facebook had allowed advertisers to market to self-described "Jew haters.

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