Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Tag Archives: Facebook

Instagram restricts offensive captions to curb hate speech, abusive conduct

LONDON: Facebook-owned Instagram, after giving its users power to restrict bullies on its platform, has now announced to extend its anti-bullying tool to hurtful captions on photos and videos. Instagram is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect bullying and other types of harmful content in comments, photos and videos, and ...

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Facebook to allow transfer of photos, videos to Google Photos

LONDON: Facebook Inc said it has introduced an option to transfer photos and videos from the social media network directly to other services, starting with Google Photos. The option will be available to users in Ireland, with a worldwide roll-out planned for the first half of 2020. All data transfers ...

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Amnesty International calls Facebook, Google rights abusers

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – The data-collection business model fueling Facebook and Google represents a threat to human rights around the world, Amnesty International said in a report. The organization argued that offering people free online services and then using information about them to target money-making ads imperils a gamut of ...

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TikTok crossed Facebook and Instagram

LONDON: Social media app TikTok has just crossed 1.5 billion downloads worldwide, becoming the third most downloaded non-gaming app in 2019. The report comes from SensorTower’s latest analysis, which shows that TikTok has overthrown Facebook and is now behind WhatsApp and Messenger in terms of total downloads. However, this only ...

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Facebook removes billions of fake accounts, child abuse posts

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said it has taken down about 5.4 billion fake accounts this year,along with millions of posts depicting child abuse and suicide, in a sign of the persistent battle on social media against manipulation and misinformation. Between April and September, Facebook said it took down 3.2 billion fake accounts. ...

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Facebook admits 100 developers accessed private user information

LONDON: Facebook has revealed that it unintentionally gave software developers access to user date including the names and profile pictures of people in specific groups on the social networking site. Facebook has been restricting software developer access to its user data following reports in March 2018 that political consulting firm ...

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Libra key to America’s financial leadership: Mark Zuckerberg

WASHINGTON: Facebook’s proposed digital coin Libra would “extend America’s financial leadership” in the world, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in remarks for delivery to lawmakers released. In the testimony released a day ahead of Zuckerberg’s appearance before a House of Representatives committee, the head of the world’s biggest social network ...

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4 dead in Bangladesh riot over offensive Facebook post

DHAKA: Four people were killed Sunday when Bangladesh police fired on a crowd after clashes erupted over a Facebook post that angered Muslims. Thousands of people took to the streets in the town of Borhanuddin, in Bangladesh’s southern Bhola district, to protest the post that allegedly criticized the Prophet Muhammad. ...

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TikTok surpasses Facebook, Instagram in app downloads

LONDON: Video creating and sharing app, TikTok, has surpassed top social networking apps including Instagram, Snapchat, Helo, and Twitter, in terms of downloads on the Google Play Store. The Sensor Tower Report 2019 ranked TikTok as the most downloaded social media app worldwide for September 2019 with close to 60 ...

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Marcus says Libra won’t be controlled by a single company

WASHINGTON: Facebook executive David Marcus tried to calm the fears of officials threatening to block its proposed digital currency, saying Libra won’t be controlled by a single company. The head of Facebook’s Libra currency project sought to address the main issue raised by France’s Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire: the ...

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