On Friday, Gizmodo uncovered shocking new evidence that Facebook is using its platform to suppress stories about CEO Mark Zuckerberg... or maybe his janky, busted-ass website is just bugging out again for no reason. It’s hard to say, really. That’s sort of the problem.#technology #internet #Facebook
If you want to get a glimpse of Mark Zuckerberg's "privacy-focused" vision for Facebook, then look no further than Instagram's new social app: Threads. This new standalone, camera-first messaging app is an extension of Instagram's Close Friends feature on Stories, which lets you share pictures, videos and more only with groups of people you've carefully selected.#technology #photography #Instagram #Facebook #privacy
Bloomberg reports:#technology #internet #Facebook #security #privacy
Social media platforms based in the U.S. including Facebook and WhatsApp will be forced to share users’ encrypted messages with British police under a new treaty between the two countries, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The accord, which is set to be signed by next month, will compel social media firms to share information to support investigations into individuals suspected of serious criminal offenses including terrorism and pedophilia, the person said
Facebook is creating an immersive environment called Horizon to tempt people into spending more time in virtual reality.So, it's a sort of cartoon Second Life, then. And, presumably, you can't move vertically.
The VR app will be a mix of social places where users can mingle and chat, and other areas where they can play games against each other.
People will inhabit and explore the virtual spaces via a cartoon avatar.
A group formed by Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube to combat terrorist abuse and online extremism on social media is becoming a separate organization. The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism has announced today that it plans on hiring an executive director and separate staff to lead the initiative, which was formed a little more than two years ago. Also joining the initiative will be Amazon, Whatsapp and Linkedin.#technology #SocialMedia #security #extremism #GIFCT #Facebook #Microsoft #Twitter #YouTube #Amazon #WhatsApp #LinkedIn
Facebook has bought a startup specializing in neural interface technology, suggesting it might be interested in building the technology into a future Oculus virtual reality headset.So, it's neural control then, not 'mind control'. If you're looking for an article on Facebook's social manipulation, this ain't the one.
Facebook revealed Friday that it had suspended “tens of thousands” of apps that may have mishandled users' personal data, part of an investigation sparked by the social giant's entanglement with Cambridge Analytica.#technology #Facebook #privacy #security
The suspensions — far more than the hundreds against which Facebook has taken action against in the past — occurred for a “variety of reasons,” the company said in a blog post, without elaborating. They were associated with about 400 developers.
The private emails of many top technology CEOs may be called in for investigation as part of a major US government antitrust investigation.#technology #Facebook #Apple #Amazon #antitrust #anticompetition
The likes of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple chief Tim Cook and Amazon founder and world's richest man Jeff Bezos could all be scrutinised by officials concerned about anti-competition practices.
iOS 13, which will be generally released later this week, has already been spotted catching Facebook’s app trying to use Bluetooth to track nearby users.Apple definitely takes privacy and security far more seriously than Facebook does.
Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts have been found online.Oops! Again...
The exposed server contained more than 419 million records over several databases on users across geographies, including 133 million records on U.S.-based Facebook users, 18 million records of users in the U.K., and another with more than 50 million records on users in Vietnam.
Facebook is rolling out facial recognition to all of its 360 million users, making it easier than ever for your friends and family to tag you in embarrassing photos.The good news is that the article links to another article that explains how to delete your Facebook account.
Facial recognition first arrived on Facebook in 2017 under the name 'Tag Suggestions', but was only available to a small sample of users. It's now accessible worldwide under the more logical name 'Face Recognition'.
Facebook has introduced a tool that lets you see which third-party websites and apps are sending it your browsing history, and stop them doing so in future.Oh, really? And what if you haven't got a Facebook account?
The feature, which is currently available in Ireland, Spain and South Korea, is found in the mobile app's settings under the heading 'Off-Facebook Activity'. It allows you to see which companies have shared data about your browsing habits using tracking tools like The Facebook Pixel and Facebook Login.
NEARLY 1,500 MILES from the Menlo Park headquarters of Facebook, at a company outpost in Austin, Texas, moderators toil around the clock to screen and scrub some the most gruesome, hateful, and heinous posts that make their way onto the social network and its photo-sharing subsidiary, Instagram. They are required to view as many as 800 pieces of disturbing content in a single shift, and routinely turn to on-site counselors to help cope with the procession of stomach-turning images, videos, and text. But some members of this invisible army have complained, in a statement widely circulated within Facebook, that the outsourcing giant that officially employs them, Accenture, has repeatedly attempted to violate the confidentiality of these therapy sessions.#technology #facebook #psychology #counselling
The sad reality of the encryption debate is that after 30 years it is finally over: dead at the hands of Facebook.- - - - - -
selon le chercheur australien, « Facebook intègre des données de suivi dans les photos que vous téléchargez », et ce, à un « niveau choquant ».Article complet ici...
Pourquoi ? Parce qu’avec ce code secret, Facebook peut « suivre les photos en dehors de sa propre plate-forme avec un niveau de précision dérangeant ».
À quoi peut servir un tel code ? Selon Forbes, à retrouver le propriétaire légal d’une image, résoudre des violations du droit d’ #auteur, fournir de meilleurs services aux utilisateurs. Mais aussi… à mieux cibler les #publicités proposées à l’utilisateur et tracer des liens entre plusieurs #internautes.
Selon Edin #Jusupovic, « ceci n’est probablement que la pointe visible de l’iceberg, car ce code caché était finalement facile à trouver. Mais la #stéganographie va devenir de plus en plus sophistiquée […], donc beaucoup plus difficile, voire impossible, à repérer. »
There has been plenty of fear-mongering and misinformation surrounding the Huawei trade ban. One of the biggest concerns from consumers is whether Google apps and services will run on their current Huawei devices.#technology #mobile #Android #Google #Facebook #Huawei
Now, a group of 30 Huawei phone retailers and dealers in the Philippines have reportedly announced that they will offer refunds if Huawei devices sold by them can’t run Google or Facebook-owned apps down the road.