Tag: Facebook

How AR and VR are driving return on investment in the Enterprise Reality Ecosystem

While consumer AR/VR is proving itself, enterprise AR/VR is already delivering strong return on investment for major corporations like Walmart, Lockheed Martin, and Verizon. But the market remains a series of connected point solutions, not a fully functioning ecosystem (yet). As major players like Microsoft build toward an end-to-end stack and win half-billion dollar contracts […]

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We Got ‘Zucked’: Facebook Censors Speech That Calls Out Racism, Black Activists Charge

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg Photo: Getty Facebook has a problem in “black” and “white,” black activists charge, where even pointing out racism or racist posts or mentioning the word “black” as in “black-owned business” can get the post taken down for violating “hate speech” standards and a suspension of the user’s account. Activists […]

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Facebook Is Anticipating A $5 Billion Fine For Privacy Violations

Getty Image Facebook and privacy do not exactly go hand-in-hand. The social media company has consistently been criticized by individuals, advocates, and government officials for its inability or unwillingness to protect the private data of its users, and now that may cost them. According to the New York Times, Facebook will likely pay a $5 […]

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Facebook beats Q1 2019 profit estimates, sets aside $3 billion for privacy penalty

(Reuters) — Facebook on Wednesday blew away Wall Street profit estimates in the first quarter as it kept a lid on the costs of making its social networks safer, and set aside $3 billion to cover a settlement with U.S. regulators, calming investors who had worried about the outcome of a months-long federal probe. Shares […]

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Facebook Sets Aside $3 Billion Ahead of FTC Fine Over Privacy Violations

Facebook isn’t typically described in a positive way when it comes to security or privacy. And the company has taken some big hits recently. In today’s quarterly earnings report, the social network has revealed it’s preparing for a huge fine for violations related to privacy. Facebook today officially announced its latest quarterly earnings for the […]

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WhatsApp is failing to stop the spread of child abuse videos

Facebook-owned WhatsApp continues to be a hotbed for sharing sexual abuse videos in India, according to fresh findings from Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF), a New Delhi-based cyber security and policy think tank that fights against online crimes and warfare. Despite Facebook’s attempts to clamp down on inappropriate content, the two-week long investigation conducted in March […]

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Mozilla highlights AI bias and ‘addiction by design’ tech in internet health report

Mozilla today released the 2019 Internet Health Report, an analysis that brings together insights from 200 experts to examine issues central to the future of the internet. This year’s report chose to focus primarily on injustice perpetuated by artificial intelligence, what NYU’s Natasha Dow Schüll calls “addiction by design” tech like social media apps and […]

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What’s the Best Way to Keep Incendiary, Violent Content Offline?

In early April, in the anxious days of mourning after the massacres at two New Zealand mosques, the Australian government passed what it called the Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material bill. The hastily drafted law called for fines of up to 10 percent of annual revenue or three years of jail time for technology executives […]

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Facebook’s new general counsel is U.S. State Department lawyer Jennifer Newstead

(Reuters) — Facebook on Monday named the legal adviser to the U.S. State Department as its general counsel, as the social media giant faces growing regulatory hurdles and privacy concerns. Jennifer Newstead, who brings government and private sector experience to the role, will succeed Colin Stretch, who decided to quit the company in July 2018, […]

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International Network Involved In Deadly Sri Lanka Attacks; Social Media Blocked Amid National Emergency: Report

Photo: Stringer/Getty Citing the deadly dangers of lies and the noise of false rumor, Sri Lanka has instated an emergency lockdown as they begin to track down the international network responsible for a deadly Easter morning attack. Huffington Post has reported that over 290 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded when suicide bombers and […]

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‘International Network’ Involved In Deadly Sri Lanka Attacks; Social Media Blocked Amid National Emergency

Photo: Stringer/Getty Citing the deadly dangers of lies and the noise of false rumor, Sri Lanka has instated an emergency lockdown as they begin to track down the international network responsible for a deadly Easter morning attack. Huffington Post has reported that over 290 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded when suicide bombers and […]

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Facebook Confirms Millions of Instagram Passwords Were Stored in Plain Text

Another day, another Facebook security-related revelation. This time it has to deal with an owned product, Instagram, and millions of passwords being stored in plain text. On Thursday, the social networking giant, Facebook, confirmed that it had stored millions of Instagram account passwords in plain text. This is actually a new revelation on top of […]

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Facebook uploaded 1.5 million people’s email contacts without permission

Welcome to the latest episode of “Facebook’s Daily Screw-up.” Following a report from Business Insider yesterday, the company confirmed it had uploaded more 1.5 million users’ contact lists without their permission when they signed up for the service starting in May 2016. According to BI, a security researcher noticed that Facebook was asking some users […]

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Facebook Wants To Challenge Amazon, Apple, Google With Their Own Voice Assistant

At the moment, most of the major tech companies have their own digital voice assistants. Amazon has Alexa, Apple has Siri, Google has Google Assistant, Microsoft has Cortana, and Samsung has Bixby. Unsurprisingly, Facebook now wants in on the action and according to a report from CNBC, they have heard from their sources that the […]

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