Tag: Facebook

An inside look at Facebook’s mobile app development process

Recently, I visited the Facebook Headquarters in London to learn about the process of developing and maintaining its mobile Facebook app. Much more goes on here than you probably realize: some of Facebook’s apps are handled here in their entirety, like WhatsApp for desktop and the business-oriented Workplace app. The offices are just what you’d expect […]

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Secret emails show Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica earlier than they’ve said, DC AG claims

“The general public itself has little or no interest in this Document that could warrant exposing Facebook to the risks that would inevitably accompany disclosure.” — Facebook “Private emails could contradict Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s sworn testimony about when Facebook learned about the Cambridge Analytica data breach,” hacker-turned-reporter Kevin Poulsen writes at the Daily Beast, […]

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Facebook’s reportedly been storing millions of user passwords in plain text since 2012

Last night, Facebook revealed that it found a flaw in January in its systems that stored user passwords in plain text, which meant that anyone who had access to them could read those passwords without having to decrypt them. The vulnerability impacts “hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook […]

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Facebook apps logged users’ passwords in plaintext, because why not

Enlarge / Facebook Lite users made up the majority of Facebook accounts exposed internally by plaintext password logging, according to a Facebook spokesperson. reader comments 10 with 10 posters participating Share this story Facebook has mined a lot of data about its users over the years—relationships, political leanings, and even phone call logs. And now […]

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Facebook reportedly stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plaintext – for years

Today, Krebs on Security has revealed that Facebook was storing between 200 and 600 million Facebook users passwords in plain text, going back to as early as 2012. While Facebook claims to have found no indication that the passwords were abused, an insider speaking to Krebs on Security claims around 2,000 developers made around 9 […]

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Facebook Messenger is getting swipe-to-quote replies

Back in October, Facebook finally granted WhatsApp users on Android the ability to swipe on a message to reply to it. Although this let us enjoy something iOS users had for a while, the company’s Messenger platform still didn’t allow users to quote a particular message to reply to it. However, the social media giant is […]

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After Christchurch, Facebook concedes AI alone can’t stop violent livestreams

“Many people have asked why artificial intelligence (AI) didn’t detect the video from last week’s attack automatically,” said Guy Rosen, Facebook VP of integrity, in a blog post published today. “AI has made massive progress over the years and in many areas, which has enabled us to proactively detect the vast majority of the content […]

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Facebook Messenger now has message threads

Facebook Messenger aficionados, good news: It just got easier to respond to your best buds’ messages with hot takes. Facebook today announced that message replies — threaded messaging, basically — are launching globally for the more than 1.3 billion people who use Messenger. Long-pressing on the text to which you want to reply and tapping […]

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The Problem With Trying to Be Like China

For decades, the Republican economic creed has revolved around low taxes and free markets. The sacred dual directives had to be vigorously defended and market regulations of any kind aggressively parried. Free-market prophets such as Milton Friedman suggested a society’s “belief in freedom itself” might be measured by its commitment to deregulation. But quietly, in […]

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Instagram trials a new shopping feature for U.S. users

(Reuters) — Facebook’s Instagram is trialing a feature that lets U.S. users shop from the photo-sharing app by using a “checkout” option on items tagged for sale, the company said on Tuesday. The move is in line with Facebook’s plan to monetize higher-growth units like Instagram, as its centerpiece News Feed product struggles to generate […]

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Jeff Landry: All Options Are on the Table to Break Big Tech Monopolies

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry told Breitbart News that attorneys general across America — both Democrat and Republican — are considering “all actions,” including the use of existing antitrust law, to curb the growing power held by technology firms such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter.  Landry offered his remarks in a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM’s […]

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Rep. Steve King Posts Racist Meme On Facebook. No One Is Shocked 

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) If a masked intruder grabbed Iowa Republican Steve King’s favorite stuffed Hitler doll and told King that he would either have to stop being a racist asshole or never see his stuffed doll again, Steve King would look at his baby Hitler and mouth “I’m sorry” before watching the robber […]

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Facebook: No one reported NZ shooting video during 17-minute livestream

Enlarge / CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND—MARCH 19: People look on as men pray in a park near Al Noor mosque after a terrorist attack that killed 50 people. Getty Images | Carl Court reader comments 4 with 4 posters participating Share this story Facebook says a livestream of last week’s New Zealand mass shooting was viewed […]

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Donald Trump: Social Media and Old Media Side with Radical Left

President Donald Trump warned supporters that both the establishment media and social media were biased against them as he faced re-election in 2020. “Facebook, Google, and Twitter, not to mention the Corrupt Media, are sooo on the side of the Radical Left Democrats,” he wrote. “But fear not, we will win anyway, just like we […]

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Instagram Checkout lets you buy stuff without having to leave the app

Since the app is increasingly used by influencers and fashion brands to showcase clothing, footwear, and other hot products, it’s no surprise that Instagram has worked to build out its shopping features. Purchase links appear in Stories, you can save collections of potential buys for later, and there’s even been talk of a standalone shopping […]

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How Facebook plans to use machine learning to wipe out revenge porn

Facebook’s used its machine learning prowess to filter hate speech and fake accounts— but now it’s turning its focus on fighting revenge porn. In an announcement last week, the company said that it’s introducing new technology to remove non-consensual intimate photos and videos off its platform. The social network claims that the new AI will help the […]

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Bokhari: Don’t Regulate Google, Says Google-Funded National Review Editor

National Review editor-in-chief Rich Lowry wrote a searing attack on the “right-left pincer” attacking big tech for Politico. The piece fails to mention Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s recent acknowledgment that the National Review Institute, of which National Review is a wholly owned subsidiary, received money from his company. Last month, the Google CEO confirmed that his company donated […]

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Facebook says it now uses machine learning to proactively detect revenge porn

Facebook has revealed its latest efforts to curb the spread of so-called “revenge porn” across the social network. Revenge porn, which is when intimate photos or videos are shared to the public without the subject’s consent, has become a whole lot easier in the age of camera phones, messaging apps, and an always-on society — […]

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