Tag: Facebook

5 real AI threats that make The Terminator look like Kindergarten Cop

It. Never. Fails. Every time an AI article finds its way to social media there’s hundreds of people invoking the terrifying specter of “SKYNET.” SKYNET is a fictional artificial general intelligence that’s responsible for the creation of the killer robots from the Terminator film franchise. It was a scary vision of AI‘s future until deep […]

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Rickia Young, Who Was Beaten By Philadelphia Cops, Sues National Police Union Over Misleading Photo

NewsOne Featured Video Source: MinceyFitzRoss YouTube Rickia Young is suing the National Fraternal Order of Police after the organization used her son in an offensive and misleading social media. Lawyers for Young settled a lawsuit with Philadelphia for injuries she sustained after being beaten by police last October.   Moments after making a wrong turn […]

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Facebook’s vision of the metaverse has a critical flaw

A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.  The “metaverse” is back in the headlines. Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that Facebook “will effectively transition from … being a social media company to being a metaverse company.” Facebook plans to create “an embodied internet” — powered by its Oculus headsets […]

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Australian publishers will be held liable for comments on their posts — how will that change social media?

A publisher can be held responsible for defamatory comments readers leave on its Facebook pages, the High Court ruled today, in a decision that could have far-reaching consequences for social media users throughout Australia. This decision may mean anyone who runs a social media page can theoretically be sued over disparaging comments posted by readers […]

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Facebook is very sorry that we keep noticing its racist AI

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your ticket now! Facebook’s issuing apologies for its AI‘s bigotry again. This time, users watching a video of a Black man were asked it they were interested in […]

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Amazon releases S3 plugin for PyTorch

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Let the OSS Enterprise newsletter guide your open source journey! Sign up here. Amazon today launched a plugin for Facebook’s PyTorch machine learning framework that’s designed to help data scientists access datasets stored in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3) buckets. Designed for low […]

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Big Tech’s Attacks on Biden’s Anti-Monopoly Regulators Are a Joke

That tech companies are reaching for these thin straws becomes even more apparent when looking at Facebook and Amazon’s “cases” for FTC Chair Lina Khan’s recusal. Their argument—that Khan’s decade of work reporting on, theorizing, and investigating modern-day monopolies creates a legally impermissible bias—depends on a mix of (likely willful) misapplications of precedent, misunderstandings of […]

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‘AntiVaxMomma’ Allegedly Sold Fake COVID Vaccine Cards on Instagram

A nurse marks a coronavirus vaccination card with a third “booster” dose of Pfizer, at a vaccine clinic in Pasadena, Calif. on August 19, 2021. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images) A woman who goes by AntiVaxMomma on Instagram has been charged with selling fake vaccine cards—and her co-conspirator, an employee at a medical […]

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Facebook contributes Ent project to the Linux Foundation

Let the OSS Enterprise newsletter guide your open source journey! Sign up here. In 2019, Facebook open-sourced Ent, an entity framework for the programming language Go that’s designed to make it easier to build apps with large data models. After roughly two years of development, Ent will move under the governance of the Linux Foundation, it was announced today, with […]

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The “Metaverse” Is Facebook’s Soulless Virtual Vision for the Future of Life and Work

While virtual meetings may hold little charm, the metaverse, in its potentially all-encompassing nature, clearly offers some unusual possibilities. Maybe it could be fun to attend a concert with millions of people, or to go to a theme park and then continue the experience at home. (And think about the advertising and upselling opportunities if […]

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These Companies Say They Support Voting Rights Reform. So Will They Stop Donating to Mitch McConnell Now?

McConnell’s stance all but assures that H.R. 4 will die in the chamber he once led. And yet, new research shared exclusively with The New Republic by Accountable.US, a left-leaning advocacy group, shows that the political arms of 16 of the letter’s signatories—including Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft—have donated a total of $536,750 to McConnell’s […]

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Facebook Gaming takes new applications for Black Gaming Creator Program

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Facebook Gaming said it’s reopening applications for the Black Gaming Creator Program, an initiative announced in December that supports the Black gaming community through $10 million in funding. This is for the second wave of applicants. The two-year program aims […]

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The metaverse’s appeal hinges on its designers and hosts

A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.  For decades, science fiction predicted we would be cruising around in hovercrafts and experiencing the bulk of our lives through virtual reality by the 21st century, yet we are still a far cry from a digital world to spend our days […]

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Facebook Admitted That Vaccine Misinformation Has Been Some Of Its Most Popular Content For Months

Facebook has attempted to change the narrative about its reputation as a place where misinformation runs rampant among its users, but it’s finally had to admit that anti-vaccine and coronavirus misinformation has been some of the most popular pieces of content on the site in recent months. The Washington Post reported Saturday that Facebook acknowledged […]

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‘Pure and Beautiful’: LeBron James Showers Edmonton Community With Praise After It Surprises Teen With Basketball Hoop

LeBron James Showers Community With Praise After It Surprises Teen With Basketball Hoop It truly takes a village, and thankfully Anthony is surrounded by the type of love that so many of us crave. We at The Root wish Anthony all the best as he pursues his hoop dreams and hopefully, I have the privilege […]

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Facebook’s metaverse for work draws hope, but mostly skepticism

A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.  Mark Zuckerberg let the public in on his “metaverse” ambitions just a few weeks ago, setting off a firestorm of discourse around the kinds of virtual worlds found in Snow Crash and Ready Player One — and what it would look […]

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Is Wale One of the Greatest Rappers of All Time? A Discussion

There’s a lot to unpack here. On Instagram and Facebook, I put forth the challenge to get a person—other than Wale—to make the case that supports this statement. A pretty lively and, honestly, enlightening at times, conversation spawned from it; several people made cases. So let’s start at the top: What makes a person the […]

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Don’t Call It a Pandemic of the Stupid

Add to this the fact that the pandemic struck under Donald Trump, a president who mocked scientific expertise, tried to interfere with the vaccine approval process, and sowed health misinformation and doubt. Jaiswal, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama, has researched health-related mistrust, particularly in communities of color and LGBTQ communities, for years. […]

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Facebook unveils Horizon Workrooms for remote co-working in VR

Facebook is launching its open beta for Horizon Workrooms, a way for people to work together remotely in groups with Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headsets or other ways of connecting. Workers can use the avatar creation system (built for the Facebook Horizon virtual play platform) to create cartoon-like characters in 3D-animated work spaces and […]

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Facebook: We Show People Completely Random Garbage, Not Nazi Stuff

In an apparent attempt to brutally own New York Times columnist Kevin Roose—with whom I previously worked—for having set up a Twitter account that shows the most-engaged with content on Facebook is, per its own metrics, brain-rotting right-wing garbage, Facebook released a report on Wednesday showing instead that the most widely-viewed content on the platform […]

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