DC attorney adds Mark Zuckerberg in lawsuit over the Cambridge Analytica scandal

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine is adding Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to a lawsuit over the Cambridge Analytica data-mining scandal. Racine wrote on Twitter this morning, saying his investigation had revealed that Zuckerberg was personally involved in decisions related to Cambridge Analytica and Facebook’s failure to protect user data. Racine says he added […]

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Senator calls Mark Zuckerberg to testify following Instagram reports

Sen. Richard Blumenthal has called Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg or Instagram chief Adam Mosseri testify before the Senate to explain how the company plans to protect kids. In a letter on Wednesday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), chair of the Senate Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on consumer protection, called on the Facebook executives to testify following a […]

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Facebook to ban content that sexually harasses celebrities

Facebook has recently announced that it would start removing severe sexualizing content targeting public figures as part of a new update to its bullying and harassment policies. The new policy changes also include coordinated harassment attacks against users. In a blog post, Facebook’s global head of safety Antigone Davis wrote: “Public figures — whether they’re […]

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Facebook denies report that its AI can’t detect hate speech or violence

Facebook has reportedly denied report that claimed its AI technology used to detect hate speech or violence has little impact. In a blog post, Facebook vice president of integrity Guy Rosen wrote that: “the prevalence of hate speech on the platform had dropped by 50 percent over the past three years, and that a narrative […]

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Telegram gains 70M new users after Facebook outage

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov has recently announced that the messaging app has gained 70 million new users on Monday, after Facebook 6 hours outage across its services. Messaging app Signal also reported gained millions of new users on the same day. Although Durov claimed that Telegram continued to work flawlessly in the face of its unprecedented growth, […]

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Facebook confirms Configuration Changes as the reason of 6 hours Outage

In a blog post on Monday, Facebook said that the six-hour outage that took it offline along with Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp, and OculusVR was the result of a configuration change to its routers — not of a hack or attempt to get at user data. Facebook says that this disruption to network traffic had a […]

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Facebook launches cross app chats across Instagram and Messenger

On Thursday, Facebook announced that it will now allow users to start cross-app group chats between Messenger and Instagram. To be able to use the cross-app communications, you’ll have to opt in. Facebook says that over 70% of eligible people on Instagram have updated to the new Messenger experience. Facebook is bringing many other new […]

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Facebook is spending $50 million to build the metaverse

Facebook will reportedly invest $50 million to developed the metaverse more responsibly. Facebook said that the new XR Programs and Research Fund will invest the money globally over two years to ensure metaverse technologies are built in a way that’s inclusive and empowering. Facebook calls the metaverse the next computing platform and says that it […]

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Court orders Facebook to share Myanmar officials hate posts for genocide case

U.S court ordered Facebook to give Gambia government access to deleted posts where Myanmar officials promoted hate against the Rohingya people. The order comes more than a year after Facebook rejected a request for the data — which Gambia seeks to use in a genocide case before the International Court of Justice. Facebook has acknowledged that Myanmar’s military […]

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Facebook is reportedly working on a Dark Mode for its android app

Facebook is reportedly working on Dark Mode in its Android mobile app. According to app leaker Jane Manchun Wong, she came across an unreleased Dark Mode in Facebook’s mobile app for Android by looking into the code underneath. In a blog she wrote “This Dark Mode appears to be in an early stage of development, […]

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