Facebook adds new tool to help you delete your cringey posts easily

Bye bye, emo teenage years!



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As we fight to make our Facebook accounts professional enough for work, we are all, in fact, harboring a dark secret. Back in the early days of Facebook, we’ve all had that phase. You know, that cringey, emo, random, pretending-to-be-deep, hugot-loving teenage phase. If you search deep enough into Facebook, you’ll see an endless string of meaningless quotes aimed at “the world” or that cute crush you had back in grade school whom you’ve never even talked to. Don’t you just wish you can magic them away in one swing?

Today, Facebook is rolling out a helpful tool to finally deal with our social media posts en masse. The new Manage Posts feature will allow users to filter through every item on their timeline including personal uploads and tagged posts. Further, users can select multiple posts in one go. After which, they can do a trio of options: hide the posts from their timeline, remove their tags on tagged posts, or delete the posts entirely (if they were the ones who posted them originally).

Additionally, users can also customize filters to find posts of a certain time period, those posted on your timeline by other people, or other tagged posts.

Facebook is now in an unprecedented era in its life cycle. Almost fifteen years after going public in 2006, the social media platform has enjoyed massive unrivaled growth around the world. With everyone gathering years and years of Facebook data, we all need a new tool to manage every aspect of our online presence.

On the enterprise front, the company is also facing a huge upheaval in the wake of the George Floyd protests happening all over America. Dissatisfied by Mark Zuckerberg’s response to President Donald Trump’s inflammatory tweets, Facebook employees are virtually walking out from work and threatening resignation in a sign of protest.

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God of War Ragnarok is Sony’s best-selling exclusive

Based only on its first week



November is a great month for gamers. Because of a few major titles coming out, there are a lot of ways to scratch that gaming itch. A lot of players are happy. None more so than Sony right now. Only a few weeks since its release, God of War Ragnarok has broken Sony’s record for fastest-selling first-party title launch.

Officially confirmed by Sony through its Twitter account, God of War Ragnarok has sold 5.1 million copies only through its first week. With such an impressive showing, the title rushes past Sony’s acclaimed gallery of heavy hitters like Marvel’s Spider-Man, The Last of Us Part II, and even the title’s 2018 predecessor. That’s not a list of who’s who to shrug off.

Additionally, the sequel is now the best-selling title in its franchise. The series has come a long way since its roots in Greek mythology. Mere weeks since the release, it is already in the conversation for several Game of the Year awards alongside other heavy hitters like Elden Ring.

Not without reason, of course. From our review of the title, the sequel to 2018’s classic is a narrative masterpiece in its own right, deserving of its spot in the oeuvre of Sony’s greatest hits.

SEE ALSO: God of War Ragnarok Review

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Netflix is working on its first PC game

It’s a AAA title



Though off to a relatively slow start, Netflix is now a gaming company as well. As of late, the platform included a variety of mobile games in its catalog of content. Every Netflix subscriber can play any of the games. Now, Netflix is working on something else entirely: a game for the PC.

Spotted by, Netflix has recently posted new job openings for a game director, an art director, and a technical director. All three listings describe a “brand-new AAA PC game” as a project. One listing even describes “one of Netflix’s first generation of internally developed original games.”

Currently, Netflix taps into other game studios to produce titles for them. Aside from a few independent developers, the platform even partnered with Ubisoft for mobile titles. (One of which will be based on the Assassin’s Creed franchise.)

With the listings in place, the company is expanding its efforts to developing its own titles. Right now, the unnamed project doesn’t feature a lot of details. While the project is still looking for a creative director, it’s likely that the plot isn’t finalized either.

Throughout the past year, the company has bled for subscribers. Since then, they have tried various strategies, including potential punishments for account sharing and cheaper subscription tiers.

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TikTok is now under investigation by the European Union

For transferring data to China



TikTok has now found its way under the microscope of the European Union. The collective is now investigating the platform for allegedly shipping off its citizens’ data to Chinese servers.

In a letter shared by FCC commissioner Brendan Carr (via Engadget), the current president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has confirmed ongoing investigations concerning TikTok in several countries in the European Union.

For one, Ireland is currently investigating how the platform transfers data to China and how it processes the data of minors. The Netherlands is also investigating the same data transfers and TikTok’s advertising towards minors.

For a while now, the European Union has persistently investigated various tech companies to review their compliance with the continent’s General Data Protection Regulation, which presents a stricter view on data privacy. Various companies have already found themselves on the receiving end of penalties brought down by EU courts.

An investigation on TikTok has been a long time coming. For years, the United States has doggedly hounded TikTok for the same violation of shipping user data to Chinese servers. The company continues to face threats of a ban on foreign soil.

Though an investigation in Europe is just another fight the company must face, it’s nothing to shrug off. Lately, the European Union’s ruling on charging standards is forcing Apple to finally ship their devices with USB-C, instead of the proprietary Lightning cable. The Union, especially when completely united across all the included countries, can very well make an impact on the tech industry.

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