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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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Facebook wants to become a hostile environment for terrorists

Facebook wants to become a hostile environment for terrorists

Written by on June 5, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a “hostile environment” for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London and prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to demand action from internet firms. Three attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others […]

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News highlights – 31 May

News highlights – 31 May

Written by on June 1, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 31 May German court rules that parents have no rights over dead children’s Facebook account FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A German court rejected a mother’s demand on Wednesday that Facebook grant her access to her deceased daughter’s account. Read more… Nokia 3310 in Africa? They already have the originals LAGOS (Reuters) – For […]

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Facebook targets millennials with news from Vox, others

Facebook targets millennials with news from Vox, others

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

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks, according to several sources familiar with the situation. Facebook is planning two tiers […]

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News highlights – 18 May

News highlights – 18 May

Written by on May 19, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 18 May America Movil plans 4.5G launch this year MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Billionaire Carlos Slim’s telecommunications giant America Movil plans to roll out a 4.5G network in Mexico by the end of the year, and gear up for 5G by 2020, CEO Daniel Hajj said at a news conference in Mexico […]

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Facebook is now almost entirely dependent on advertising

Facebook is now almost entirely dependent on advertising

Written by on May 5, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s growth into a digital advertising power is showing a flip side: The social network is more dependent than ever on the cyclical ad market, even as its rival Google finds new revenue streams in hardware and software. The company reported on Wednesday that 98 percent of its quarterly revenue came […]

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Will Apple and Facebook results justify stock market rally?

Will Apple and Facebook results justify stock market rally?

Written by on May 3, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple and Facebook may expand their already outsized share of U.S. technology revenue when they report their earnings this week, as investors look for evidence to justify this year’s U.S. stock market rally. The two are the last of the top five U.S. tech companies by market value to release their […]

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Facebook to fight false amplification by Governments

Facebook to fight false amplification by Governments

Written by on April 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc acknowledged on Thursday that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries and outlined new measures it is taking to combat what it calls “information operations” that go well beyond the phenomenon known as fake news. In a report and summary of […]

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News highlights – 26 April

News highlights – 26 April

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

News highlights for 26 April Pai to reverse net neutrality rules, trouble ahead WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed overturning the landmark 2015 Obama-era net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from giving or selling access to certain internet services over others. Read more… Nokia reports slowing […]

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Facebook launches group payments via Messenger

Facebook launches group payments via Messenger

Written by on April 24, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Facebook group payments are now available through the company’s flagship Messenger application for users in the US. Last week, Facebook group payments in Messenger launched as the company continues its quest to offer its users comprehensive payment options. Partha Sundaram, Product Manager for Consumer Payments at Facebook, stated that “starting today for Android and desktop, you […]

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