But make no mistake: Facebook’s parent company, Meta, is not out of the facial recognition game. Big announcement that Facebook is ending Facial Recognition and deleting the data they have. That doesn’t mean they won’t be starting it right back up when they move to 3D worlds with Meta! Duh! Besides, TikTok … Continue reading Facebook makes big show of kinda ending facial recognition
A slew of major companies have withdrawn their presence and advertising spend across Facebook amid a growing concern over unregulated hate speech, racism and possible data breaches. Good for Unilever, Tesla and Space X. Source: Every Major Company to Leave Facebook So Far Continue reading Every Major Company to Leave Facebook So Far
The political ads control will roll out in the U.S. “early this summer” before expanding to new locations. But not fewer corporate ads. Is this really good for democracy? Source: Facebook and Instagram will allow users to ‘see fewer’ political ads i Continue reading Facebook and Instagram will allow users to ‘see fewer’ political ads
Add “a phone number I never gave Facebook for targeted advertising” to the list of deceptive and invasive ways Facebook makes money off your personal information. Contrary to user expectations and Facebook … Continue reading You Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They Used It For Ads.
Hot off the news of a massive user-data breach, today Facebook is entering the smart display wars with Portal, a connected gadget with speakers and a screen, built-in Alexa integration, and even … Continue reading Facebook Launches a Camera for Your Home—What Could Possibly Go Wrong
The social networking giant confirmed Friday that sites you use Facebook to login to could have been accessed as a result of its massive breach. Great, another example of why making Facebook … Continue reading The Facebook Security Meltdown Exposes Way More Sites Than Facebook
Facebook has asked large U.S. banks to share detailed financial information about customers, including card transactions and checking-account balances, as it seeks to boost user engagement. I’m sure we’re all cool with this. Source: Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users – WSJ Continue reading Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users
Facebook’s advertising tools algorithmically labelled 65,000 Russians as interested in treason, potentially putting them at risk from the repressive state, until the company removed the category, following inquiries from journalists. Just another … Continue reading Facebook labels Russian users as ‘interested in treason’ putting them at risk from the government
It was being shared by a newspaper ahead of the Fourth of July. Of course it did.. this is an example of why creating algorithms to control news and posts is a … Continue reading Facebook labeled part of the Declaration of Independence as ‘hate speech’
Every August, British 16-year-olds get their marks from the GCSE exams, a high-stakes test that has an enormous impact on their future educational and earnings prospects; on results day 2015, the British … Continue reading British army targeted “stressed” 16-year-olds on exam-results day with Facebook army recruitment ads
The State Department wants to require all US visa applicants, both immigrant and non, disclose their social media handles to the US government, CNN reports. In documents that the department will file to the Federal Register tomorrow, it proposes that nearly every individual applying for a US visa be required to hand … Continue reading US visa applications may soon require five years of social media info
Oh they totally regret it. Totally. They totally regret threatening to sue the journalist breaking the story. Yep. Source: Facebook regrets lawsuit threat against Cambridge Analytica reporters Continue reading Facebook regrets lawsuit threat against Cambridge Analytica reporters
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