Facebook hires UK politician, who destroyed his party’s popularity, to help fix its own image

October 23, 2018

Former Lib-Dem president, Nick Clegg has been hired as is chairman of global affairs and communications Image: Getty Images Facebook has hired the former UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg as its is chairman of global affairs and communications. The former Liberal Democrat politician will be relocating to Silicon Valley in the brand-new time, but starts is currently working on Monday, according to the FT. SEE ALSO: Facebook customers in…


Facebook’s data breach and what it means for you Technically Speaking

October 21, 2018

Facebook wants to fight filter bubbles in your News Feed.Image: Getty Images/sean gallup Facebook wants to burst your filter bubble. A new patent — filed last March but just made public — details one way Facebook may push back on political echo chambers in its News Feed. Titled “Systems and Methods for Providing Diverse Content,” the patent explains how Facebook could use its News Feed to surface alternative viewpoints about…


Facebook removes hundreds of US political pages for ‘inauthentic activity’

October 20, 2018

Some accounts were fake or ad farms pretending to be forums for political debate, company says With less than one month left before the midterm elections, Facebook has English language website, it claims to have collected data on 147 million users taken from open sources, blogs, forums and mass media, RSS and ads as well as mobile apps. It also claims it has the ability to capture new information within…


How an artist is making acoustic electronic music using robots

October 18, 2018

Facebook removed hundreds of pages and accounts that spread fake news.Image: Boston Globe via Getty Images Facebook just took a rare step in its fight against fake news. The company removed hundreds of pages and accounts that intentionally spammed users with fake news and misleading information in a “coordinated” effort, Facebook reported. SEE ALSO: Facebook is finally making progress against fake news In a statement Thursday, Facebook said the removed…


Tim Berners-Lee is on a mission to decentralize the web

October 16, 2018

” I’ve ever believed the web is for everyone ,” wrote Tim Berners-Lee, the well-known( and knighted) developer of the World Wide Web. How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches The timing couldn’t be better. The last year has been beset with scandals, from Cambridge Analytica, a data analysis firm that used Facebook data to target voters for President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, to most recently a data-exposing…


Zuckerberg must face public scrutiny over latest data breach, say UK MPs

October 16, 2018

UK members of parliament have once again called for Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, to travel to the country to face questions about how his business operates. They’re renewing calls for facetime with the Facebook CEO in light of the massive data breach it disclosed on Friday — which the company said could affect as many as 90 million users, with 50M confirmed to have been compromised. It’s not clear exactly how…


Tech and ad giants sign up to Europes first weak bite at fake news

October 14, 2018

The European Union’s executive body has signed up tech platforms and ad industry players to a voluntary  Code of Practice aimed at trying to do something about the spread of disinformation online. Something, just not anything too specifically quantifiable. According to the Commission, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Mozilla, some additional members of the EDIMA trade association, plus unnamed advertising groups are among those that have signed up to the self-regulatory code,…


Tech employees can make up for executives

October 13, 2018

Jared Moore Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey — representing Facebook and Twitter, respectively — recently testified before Congress, this time sidestepping questions about bias on their platforms. We often turn to tech executives to answer for such issues because they have the agency to make changes. But they are not alone. Not simply does the reach of employees recommend force, so do their actions. In the autumn of 2017, Mark…


Exposing Cambridge Analytica: ‘It’s been exhausting, exhilarating, and slightly terrifying’

October 9, 2018

Observer reporter Carole Cadwalladr on her investigation into the firm at the centre of a data breach that shamed Facebook and exposed foul play in the EU referendum campaign and US presidential election Earlier this year, The Observer and The Guardian broke the story that became the Mark Zuckerberg who was forced to testify before congress. Facebook has since lost $120 billion from its share price. She won the British…


Sheryl Sandberg shares why she embraces embarrassment at work

September 30, 2018

When a Facebook breach happens, you should be able to quickly and easily share that report on Facebook . Image: Getty Images This afternoon, Facebook comprised situations of emergency press conference to disclose a startling security transgres. The company said 50 million Facebook accounts were affected in a hacker that allowed intruders to control an account as if they were the report holders. “Since we’ve only just started our investigation,…


Facebook and Twitter’s Biggest Problems Follow Them to Congress

September 27, 2018

Bloviating conspiracy theorist Alex Jones whispered loudly in the front row with far-right media personality Jack Posobiec. Banned Twitter troll Chuck Johnson sat a few seats down giggling intermittently at who knows what. A man in a black shirt with the words “FBI used toddler for SEX" printed in red block print meandered in and out of the room. The internet’s biggest problems quite literally took a front-row seat at…


Facebook rolls out photo/video fact checking so partners can train its AI

September 24, 2018

Sometimes fake news lives inside of Facebook as photographs and videos designed to propel misinformation campaigns, instead of off-site on news articles that can make their own ad revenue. To combat these politically rather than financially motivated meddlers, Facebook has to be able to detect fake report inside of images and the audio that accompanies video clips. Today its expanding its photo and video fact checking program from four countries…


NewsGuard Wants to Fight Fake News With Humans, Not Algorithms

September 23, 2018

Say you’re scrolling through Facebook, find an clause that seems a little hinky, and pennant it. If Facebook’s algorithm has decided you’re trustworthy, such reports then might go to the social network’s third-party fact checkers. If they mark the narrative as false, Facebook will make sure fewer people see it in the News Feed. For those who see it anyway, Facebook will surface related articles with alternative solutions standpoint only…


Highlights from the Senate Intelligence hearing with Facebook and Twitter

September 21, 2018

Another day, another political grilling for social media platform giants. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s fourth hearing took place this morning, with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey present to take questions as bearded wiseman CEO Jack Dorsey (whose experimental word of the month appears to be “cadence” — as in he frequently said he would like a greater “cadence” of meetings with intelligence tips from law enforcement). But…


After losing users’ trust, Facebook gives them trustworthiness score

September 20, 2018

TRUST . Image: Chip Somodevilla/ getty Facebook known to has a trust trouble. In an effort to better manage how its customers pennant content they object to, the social media giant would be prepared to rate the trustworthiness of its consumers on an individual basis. Nonetheless, its own initiative comes at a time when Facebook has lost the confidence of the American people on numerous fronts ranging from its ability…


Mark Zuckerberg explains how Facebook is fighting election interference

September 19, 2018

The Facebook CEO is facing up to some tough questions . Image: Chesnot/ Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday made good on his Rosh Hashana promise to tell the public how he is approaching the toughest issues facing Facebook. Zuckerberg published a very thorough 3, 300 word post on Facebook detailing the company’s multi-pronged approaching to combating election interference. “These are fantastically complex and significant problems, and this has been…


Yes, Silicon Valley needs regulation. But Trumps reason why is misguided | Dipayan Ghosh

September 17, 2018

Trump claimed that Google and Facebook suppress conservative content. The reason why is simple: we realise what they think we want to, because its in their business interest In a head-turning move that has pitted him squarely against Silicon Valley’s most revered companies, Donald Trump searches for” Trump news “ on Google will see links to report stories that are produced and published by what Trump regards as ” fake…


Instagram enables support for third party authenticator security apps

September 15, 2018

Multiple ways and means to authenticate . Image: LightRocket via Getty Images About time, Instagram. On Tuesday, Instagram announced several changes intended to improve security for its 1 billion customers. Among the changes is the ability to use third party authenticator apps to log in to Instagram, including DUO Mobile and Google Authenticator. Instagram did not previously aid these capacities, although it did allows users 2-factor authentication( 2FA) with text…