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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 »

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Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook after Christchurch terror attacks were livestreamed

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has defended the company’s actions after terror attacks, including the mosque attacks in Christchurch, were livestreamed on the social media site. Zuckerberg stressed the company has to work harder to “amplify the good things that people do and to mitigate and remove as much of the negative as possible”, he said in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News. Facebook was extremely criticized after the shooting in Christchurch was… Read more »

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Facebook and Instagram suffer most severe outage ever

Facebook appears to be recovering from a more than 14-hour disruption to all of its products that left them mostly inaccessible across the globe. The company’s main social network, its two messaging apps and image-sharing site Instagram were all affected. Facebook has yet to offer an explanation for the outage. The last time Facebook had a disruption of this magnitude was in… Read more »

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Data on 540 million Facebook users exposed

Detailed info concerning more than 540 million Facebook users was left publicly visible for months, a security firm has found. UpGuard found the large cache of information on unsecured Amazon servers used by a Mexican social media firm. The information came from visitors to Cultura Colectiva’s Facebook pages and included account names, ID numbers, comments and reactions. Facebook said the data had currently been removed from the servers…. Read more »

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Facebook demanding Some New Users’ Email Passwords

Mark Zuckerberg admitted recently that Facebook doesn’t have a ‘strong reputation’ for privacy. An odd new request for personal information probably won’t help with that rep. Just two weeks after admitting it stored hundreds of millions of its users’ own passwords insecurely, Facebook is demanding some users to fork over the password for their outside… Read more »