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News highlights – 3 August 2017

News highlights – 3 August 2017

Written by on August 4, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 3 August 2017 Facebook to step up fact-checking in fight against fake news BERLIN (Reuters) – Facebook is to send more potential hoax articles to third-party fact checkers and show their findings below the original post, the world’s largest online social network said on Thursday as it tries to fight so-called fake […]

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Facebook’s new smart speaker is actually pretty dumb

Facebook’s new smart speaker is actually pretty dumb

Written by on July 31, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Another smart speaker that badly needs a brain. It looks like Facebook is joining the ever more crowded smart speaker bandwagon, but without a decent brain inside the box, it may as well be a paperweight. One possibility is for the device to use Cortana as it comes from one of the few companies that doe […]

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Facebook advertising business grew by more than 50 percent

Facebook advertising business grew by more than 50 percent

Written by on July 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s mobile advertising business grew by more than 50 percent in the second quarter, the company said in its earnings report on Wednesday, as the social network continued to establish itself as the venue of choice for an ever-growing array of online advertisers. Shares in Facebook, owner of four of the most […]

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Did russian intelligence use Facebook to spy on Macron campaign?

Did russian intelligence use Facebook to spy on Macron campaign?

Written by on July 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a U.S. congressman and two other people briefed on the effort. About two dozen Facebook accounts were created to conduct surveillance on Macron campaign officials and others close to […]

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CEOs of AT&T, Alphabet, others to testify on net neutrality

CEOs of AT&T, Alphabet, others to testify on net neutrality

Written by on July 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday asked the chief executives of Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and other companies to testify at a Sept. 7 hearing on the future of net neutrality rules. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering […]

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Pressure mounting on Facebook, others, to amend user terms

Pressure mounting on Facebook, others, to amend user terms

Written by on July 25, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union authorities have increased pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter to amend their user terms to bring them in line with EU law after proposals submitted by the tech giants were considered insufficient. The European Commission and consumer protection authorities in the bloc wrote to the three companies in June, asking […]

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Privacy: Schrems closer to class action suit against Facebook

Privacy: Schrems closer to class action suit against Facebook

Written by on July 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) heard arguments on Wednesday over whether to allow a class action suit against Facebook, brought by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems – and about 25,000 other users across the globe. Schrems is claiming 500 euros ($576) in damages for each signatory to his […]

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Facebook fighting gag order stating threat to freedom of speech

Facebook fighting gag order stating threat to freedom of speech

Written by on July 4, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is challenging a gag order from a U.S. court that is preventing the company from talking about three government search warrants that it said pose a threat to freedom of speech, according to court documents. Facebook said it wants to notify three users about the search warrants seeking their […]

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Are Facebook and Microsoft actually the perfect partners?

Are Facebook and Microsoft actually the perfect partners?

Written by on June 27, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I see Microsoft and Facebook creeping quietly together. I continue to think that Facebook and Microsoft make very good partners and I see them doing more and more together over the long-term. In addition to building an undersea cable together (see here), the companies have a long history of collaboration and when I look at their […]

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Facebook offers insights into how it will remove terrorism content

Facebook offers insights into how it will remove terrorism content

Written by on June 16, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc on Thursday offered additional insight on its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting. Facebook has ramped up use of artificial intelligence such as image matching and language understanding to identify and remove content quickly, […]

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