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Facebook will soon depend on Instagram for the majority of its ad revenue growth

When Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger announced last month they were stepping away from Facebook, there was a collective gasp: Instagram’s future was suddenly at risk. So is Facebook’s. So far, Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram has been a complete success — one of the most important of the internet era. The app, which… Read more »

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Facebook to reveal News Feed algorithmic program secrets

Facebook is launching a brand new feature that explains how its algorithms decide what to show in your News Feed. A new “Why am I seeing this post?” button will indicate what activity influenced Facebook’s algorithms. It is the first time the corporate has given individuals access to this insight directly in its app and on the website. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others have been criticized… Read more »

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Facebook, on Mueller Day, drops bad Instagram news in a month-old blog post

While America was consumed with the partial unleash of an explosive report that has shaken the presidency and divided the nation, Facebook whispered some bad news: millions of Instagram users’ passwords were compromised in a data-security lapse. This followed an enormous security failure the company announced march 17, in which the passwords of hundreds of… Read more »

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Technology is ‘a crime scene’ and Facebook ‘broke democracy,’ journalist who exposed Cambridge Analytica says

A journalist whose work helped prompt the massive tech backlash roiling Silicon Valley excoriated Facebook, labeled technology a ‘crime scene’ and blamed tech platforms for precipitating a crisis in Western democracy. During a ted talk on Monday, Carole Cadwalladr, a British journalist who helped expose the Cambridge Analytica information scandal and how 87 million Facebook… Read more »

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Facebook confirms it’s working on an AI voice assistant for Portal and oculus products

It may not really be a true Alexa or Google Assistant competitor. Facebook has confirmed a report from earlier these days saying it’s working on an artificial intelligence-based digital voice assistant within the vein of Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant. The news, first reported by CNBC, indicates Facebook isn’t giving up on a vision it first put out years ago, once it began developing an AI assistant for its messenger platform simply called M. This time around, however, Facebook says… Read more »

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Facebook and Instagram may be forced to remove Likes for users under 18

Social networks may have to stop users under the age of eighteen from liking posts, according to new privacy rules. The Information Commissioner’s office (ICO) within the United Kingdom has drafted a code of practice to protect children’s safety online. One of the rules within the code would prevent tech corporations from using “nudge” techniques. Nudge techniques are defined as anything that would encourage youngsters to provide unnecessary personal information, weaken or turn off… Read more »

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by second outage within a month

Just as the U.S.A. was waking up to a lovely Sunday, Facebook was sadly tackling yet another huge outage — it’s second within a month. In line with downdetector.com, soon after 6AM ET these days, users across the world started experiencing issues with Facebook and its various platforms, together with messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. At… Read more »

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Facebook to use AI to respect the dead

Facebook has said it’s working on using AI to prevent a common and upsetting problem: receiving notifications concerning deceased friends and beloved ones. The company said it hoped to prevent the “painful” experience of getting suggestions to invite dead people to events, or to wish them a happy birthday. On profiles, tributes to a person will currently appear separately, keeping… Read more »

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Facebook new features against fake and harmful data

Facing criticism that it spreads extremism and misinformation, Facebook is taking new steps to respond. It’ll more closely monitor groups that unfold fake info and limit links that are more prominent on Facebook than across the net. It’s additionally adding more professional fact checkers from outside the corporate. Facebook says it’s rolling out a large… Read more »

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Facebook stops asking new users for email passwords

Facebook has halted a sketchy practice of asking some new users for their outside email credentials in order to verify their accounts. After a Twitter user on Sunday shared a screenshot of Facebook asking them for the password to their email, the social media large faced intense criticism from security professionals. A spokesman for Facebook… Read more »