Tag: Facebook

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 and Microsoft team up on $10 million Deepfake Detection Challenge to fight the growing threat of deceptive AI-altered videos

Facebook and Microsoft team up on $10 million Deepfake Detection Challenge to fight the growing threat of deceptive AI-altered videos

The Daily Mail | Source URL As concerns grow over the threat of AI-generated ‘deepfakes’ videos, some of the top names in tech have revealed a plan to fight fire with fire. Deepfakes can, quite literally, put words in a person’s mouth; in recent examples, footage of celebrities and politicians […]

Ninth Circuit Rejects Facial Recognition Claim Against Facebook

Ninth Circuit Rejects Facial Recognition Claim Against Facebook

Hunton Privacy Blog | Source URL On June 14, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of Facebook, holding that the company did not violate the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) (740 ICLS ¶¶ 15, 20). The appeal concerned a photograph […]

Facebook bans Natural News; Health Ranger responds with message for humanity

Facebook bans Natural News; Health Ranger responds with message for humanity

Mike Adams | Natural News | Source URL In response to a coordinated, heavily-funded smear campaign against Natural News and myself, the Health Ranger, Facebook has now permanently banned Natural News from posting content. The channel name that has been banned is Facebook.com/healthranger, which was our primary channel reaching over […]

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 […]

Facebook is ‘actively suppressing posts from conservative media sources’, whistle-blower claims

Facebook is ‘actively suppressing posts from conservative media sources’, whistle-blower claims

Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL An ex-Facebook employee claims the social media platform is censoring content from some conservative publishers and commentators. The California-based social media giant has been accused of using software manipulation or ‘special features’ to ‘deboost’ traffic to certain sites and individuals, especially […]

How Facebook tracks you on Android

https://mirrors.dotsrc.org/cdn.media.ccc.de/congress/2018/h264-hd/35c3-9941-eng-deu-How_Facebook_tracks_you_on_Android_hd.mp4 https://cdn.media.ccc.de/congress/2018/mp3/35c3-9941-eng-How_Facebook_tracks_you_on_Android_mp3.mp3 In this talk, we’re looking at third party tracking on Android. We’ve captured and decrypted data in transit between our own devices and Facebook servers. It turns out that some apps routinely send Facebook information about your device and usage patterns – the second the app is opened. […]

Supreme Court agrees to hear a case that could determine whether Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies can censor their users

Tucker Higgins | CNBC | Source URL The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could determine whether users can challenge social media companies on free speech grounds. The case, Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, No. 17-702, centers on whether a private operator of a public access television network […]