Category: Social Networking

Facebook reveals new Portal, Portal Mini, and Portal TV devices as it admits to collecting voice recordings

Facebook reveals new Portal, Portal Mini, and Portal TV devices as it admits to collecting voice recordings

Ben Patterson | TechHive | Source URL Facebook announces an array of new in-home Portal devices on the same day it’s revealed that people listened in on audio captured by prior models. Looks like Facebook decided to come clean about how it’s been handling—or mishandling—audio recordings from its Portal devices […]

Facebook says it is ‘tightening’ its policy on content relating to self-harm and suicide in an effort to protect users’ mental health

Facebook says it is ‘tightening’ its policy on content relating to self-harm and suicide in an effort to protect users’ mental health

Daily Mail | Source URL Facebook said it will tighten its grip on content relating to suicide and self-harm in an effort to make the platform and its sister-site, Instagram, safer. In a blog post, Facebook announced several policy changes that will affect how content relating to self-harm and suicide […]

YouTube BANS supremacist and hoax content from its platform as it unveils new rules on hate speech and ‘harmful misinformation’

YouTube BANS supremacist and hoax content from its platform as it unveils new rules on hate speech and ‘harmful misinformation’

Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL YouTube has unveiled a more rigorous plan to curb hate speech, extremist views, and false content on its platform amid mounting criticism over its handling of potentially harmful videos. In a blog post published Wednesday, the firm said it will be […]

Twitter Admits To ‘Inadvertently’ Collecting, Sharing Location Data Due To “Bug”

Twitter Admits To ‘Inadvertently’ Collecting, Sharing Location Data Due To “Bug”

Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge | Source URL Twitter announced on Monday that it ‘inadvertently” collected and shared iOS location data due to a software bug. In a blog post, the company admitted: “We have discovered that we were inadvertently collecting and sharing iOS location data with one of our trusted […]

Facebook ‘directed massive lobbying campaign at politicians around the world and called Irish PM a ‘great friend’ in battle against new data privacy laws’

Facebook ‘directed massive lobbying campaign at politicians around the world and called Irish PM a ‘great friend’ in battle against new data privacy laws’

Bryony Jewel | The Daily Mail | Source URL Facebook tried to influence politicians including George Osborne during a lobbying campaign against new data privacy laws. Documents seen by the Observer and Computer Weekly reveal that the social media giant tried to influence countries including Canada, Brazil and all 28 EU […]