Tag: Facebook

Facebook Officially Announces Its ‘Libra’ Cryptocurrency

According to a report the other day, it was suggested that Facebook was in the process of getting ready to launch its own cryptocurrency. It shouldn’t be too surprising that Facebook is interested in getting into cryptocurrency due to the popularity technology, and sure enough they have. Advertising Dubbed “Libra”, this is Facebook’s attempt at […]

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Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency and Calibra digital wallet

Facebook announced its cryptocurrency Libra and a global association of organizations that will govern it. And Facebook also announced Calibra, a new subsidiary that will build a digital wallet for Messenger, WhatsApp, and a standalone app on iOS and Android. The move has been expected for a while and it represents a big endorsement for […]

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Facebook’s Jason Rubin: The state of Oculus Quest, Rift, and Go at E3 2019

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this week in Los Angeles I played an early demo version of official 360-degree songs from Beat Saber and learned to steer a kayak in VR. Afterward, I went to get lunch with UploadVR senior editor David Jagneaux ,and we found Jason Rubin “VP of Special Gaming Strategies” at Facebook […]

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Facebook: Oculus Quest content sales hit $5 million in 2 weeks

Facebook probably isn’t going to tell us how many Oculus Quest standalone headsets it’s sold any time soon, if ever. But it did recently offer one curious metric to measure the kit’s impact. Speaking at the recent Code conference (as reported by TechCrunch), Facebook’s VP of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth reportedly said that Quest had seen $5 […]

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The Mark Zuckerberg Deepfakes Are Forcing Facebook to Fact Check Art

On Tuesday, Motherboard reported that a group of artists and machine learning engineers posted a deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg to Instagram, making it look like he gave an ominous speech about the power the social network gets from collecting user data. According to Facebook, the video was flagged by two of its fact checking partners, […]

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Facebook open-sources AI Habitat to help robots navigate realistic environments

Facebook AI Research is today making available AI Habitat, a simulator that can train AI agents that embody things like a home robot to operate in environments meant to mimic typical real-world settings like an apartment or office. For a home robot to understand what to do when you say “Can you check if laptop […]

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Facebook’s New App Will Pay You To Give Up Some Of Your Privacy

Earlier this year, it was discovered that Facebook was running an app that paid users to collect data on them. This generated a lot of controversy because Facebook had used their Apple certificate, which was meant to only distribute apps internally, to distribute it to the public. This resulted in Apple temporarily revoking Facebook’s access. […]

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Facebook finally faces GDPR lawsuit after getting shot down in Austrian court

A GDPR case against Facebook, launched by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems, has been deemed legal under EU law after the Austrian Supreme Court’s ruling, ComputerWeekly reports. Why is this a big deal? Because Facebook has been trying to block this case for five years, and winning a ruling against one of the richest companies […]

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Facebook to open third London office with 100 new AI roles

Facebook has announced that it’s opening a third office in London that will house 500 new technology jobs — 20% of which will focus on artificial intelligence (AI). Speaking at AI Summit, a two-day event within London’s annual Tech Week, Nicola Mendelsohn, vice president of Facebook for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), revealed that […]

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doctored video of mark zuckerberg demonstrates the dangerous power of deepfake content

a deepfake video of mark zuckerberg that was uploaded to instagram earlier this week is raising concerns over content of this nature. the video is meant to appear as a legitimate news program and shows the facebook founder delivering a sinister speech about the social network. deepfake is a technique for creating digitally altered content […]

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The U.S. Government Is Utterly Inept at Keeping Your Data Secure

The National Security Agency calls itself “the world leader in cryptology,” deploying its tens of thousands of employees (the exact number is classified, as is its number of unfilled positions) and estimated 11-figure budget (again, classified) to “outmaneuver those who would do us harm in cyberspace.” But the United States’ premier electronic-spying agency hasn’t been […]

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A ‘Deepfake’ Of Mark Zuckerberg May Force Facebook To Question Its Non-Removal Policy

The other week Facebook came under fire when they refused to remove a doctored video of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, which made her appear drunk and out-of-it, that had been shared by many right-wing figures, including the president of the United States. It was only a matter of time before some jokester tested […]

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