It's finally Friday, Austin! We've got the most buzzed-about tech news to get you ready for the weekend:
Facebook overestimated how long people spent watching video ads
For two years Facebook has overestimated "average viewing time" for its video ads, reports the Wall Street Journal. Several week sago, Facebook disclosed that the metric it used for average time users spent watching videos was inflated because it only factored in video views of more than 3 seconds.
The company says it has a new metric to fix the problem. The Journal specifically cites ad agency Publicis Media being told by Facebook that their earlier counting method "likely overestimated average time spent watching videos by between 60 percent and 80 percent.
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey invests in anti-Hillary Clinton group
Not everyone in Silicon Valley is lining up behind Hillary Clintion. Oculus founder Palmer Lucky, who sold his company to Facebook for $2 billion, has invested in a group that is behind Republican Donald Trump.
The organization, called Nimble America, is "dedicated to 'shitposting' and circulating Internet memes maligning Hillary Clinton," according to the Daily Beast, which broke the story.
Nimble America has taken credit for a billboard posted outside of Pittsburgh with a large image of Clinton's face and the words 'Too Big to Jail.' The group also boasts about "conquering Reddit" and driving the narrative on social media, according to the Daily Beast.
The story does not disclose how much Luckey has invested, though it does say he is listed as the group's vice president, with Luckey telling the Daily Beast he's just 'the money man.'
Yahoo's email accounts were breached. So what should Yahoo users do about it?
By now we know that Yahoo's email accounts were hacked, affecting an estimated 500 million users.
Recode has a pretty handy advice article on what Yahoo email users should do after learning their email logins and passwords have been hacked.
The main points: update your passwords, not just on Yahoo, but on all of your accounts. Consider using a password management service and consider a switch to Gmail, Recode says.
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