The Cambridge Analytica scandal has been consuming Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg for weeks. So it's no surprise that the company is looking to get back to basics with its F8 developers conference, which starts today in San Jose, California.


The two-day event will bring together more than 5,000 developers for the social network in more than 50 separate sessions. But the main events are the daily keynote sessions.

Last year, the company used the F8 keynotes to go deep on augmented reality and virtual reality, and offer a glimpse at the future of its Oculus VR division. This year, we expect more news on the Oculus Go portable VR system, last seen at the Game Developers Conference in March.

But the spotlight will also allow CEO Mark Zuckerberg the first opportunity since his two days of Congressional testimony to offer his vision for a Facebook that's more cognizant of the new post-Cambridge Analytica privacy environment.

We'll be streaming the whole thing right here, including a pre- and post-show analysis from CNET's own Iyaz Akhtar, Bridget Carey, Ben Fox Rubin and — on-location in San Jose — Lexy Savvides.

What: Facebook F8 2018 Day 1 keynote

When: Today. Preshow starts 9:30 a.m. PT, 12:30 p.m. PT. Keynote starts 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET

Where to watch: Right here, in the livestream embedded above, or on YouTube

Alternate viewing options: On Facebook or on YouTube

F8 news so far

  • Instagram wants to keep bullies out of it comments
  • CEO Mark Zuckerberg says it'll take three years to 'fix' Facebook
  • Facebook announces a new dating app feature to take on Tinder
  • Facebook wants people to make more realistic AR experiences
  • GoPro app now lets you share straight to Instagram Stories
  • Facebook Messenger wants to lure shoppers with augmented reality
  • Facebook Marketplace is used in 70 countries, by 800 million people monthly
  • Zuckerberg talks privacy efforts at Facebook conference
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at F8: 'This has been an intense year'
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg unveils privacy tool 'clear history' ahead of F8
  • Earlier: WhatsApp founder to depart after reported spat with Facebook over security

Oculus Go: $199 VR has arrived

  • Oculus Go review: Portable VR for just $199, no strings attached
  • Oculus Go has arrived: Facebook's portable VR system breaks the $200 barrier

This is a developing story. We'll add additional coverage above as it posts.

Facebook F8 2018: What to expect: Zuckerberg gets another chance to move beyond Cambridge Analytica

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