Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook Removes Burmese Translation Feature After Reuters Report

HIGHLIGHTS Reuters article showed that the translation feature was flawed Facebook a useful instrument for those spreading hate: UN investigators Some 7 lakh Rohingya have fled Myanmar Facebook has removed a feature that allowed users to translate Burmese posts and comments after a Reuters report showed the tool was producing bizarre results. A Reuters investigation published on August 15 documented how Facebook was ... Read More »

Facebook Researcher Tied to Cambridge Analytica Quits

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook declined to explain why Joseph Chancellor left the company He worked as quantitative researcher on its User Experience Research team Facebook has been under the scanner of lawmakers after the data scandal After becoming infamous for helping the controversial British political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica harvest tens of millions of Facebook users’ profiles, a psychology researcher with the social networking ... Read More »

Facebook Does Away With Over 5,000 Ad-Targetting Options to Thwart Discrimination

Facebook said Tuesday is cutting more than 5,000 ad-targeting options to prevent advertisers from discriminating based on traits such as religion or race. The shift eliminates the ability to direct Facebook ads at people based on ethnicity, beliefs, political affinity or other data that could be considered sensitive or personal. “While these options have been used in legitimate ways to reach ... Read More »

Facebook Users Seeking Cambridge Analytica Information Must Wait, US Judge Says

Facebook users who say their personal data was misused, potentially to distort the last US election, must wait to see if they can wring more information from Cambridge Analytica, the disappearing company that played a key role in the drama. The political consulting firm is winding down in both Britain, its home country, and in a New York Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Gets AR Games Feature in Video Chats

Facebook Messenger gets new ,multiplayer video AR Games feature HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has now launched AR Games in Messenger It allows users to play games while video chatting Up to six people can play these multiplayer games Facebook has copied another one of Snapchat’s features, and this time it brings augmented reality games to Messenger video chats. Facebook Messenger now has two AR games ... Read More »

Facebook Moves to Stop Sharing of 3D Gun Blueprints

Facebook on Thursday said it was moving to prevent the sharing of blueprints for 3D-printed guns on the social network, which violates its rules on regulated goods. “Sharing instructions on how to manufacture firearms using 3D printers or CNC milling machines is not allowed under our Community Standards,” a Facebook spokesman said in response to an AFP inquiry. “In line with ... Read More »

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter Join Data Transfer Project

To help billions of users manage their data and help them transfer that into and out of online services without privacy issues, four tech giants – Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter – on Friday announced to join the open source initiative called Data Transfer Project (DTP). In the early stages at the moment, the Data Transfer Project will help users of one service to use ... Read More »

Facebook Removes ‘Treason’ as Tag to Identify Users’ Interests

Facebook has removed “treason” as a keyword to identify its users’ interests for advertisers, it said on Wednesday, after Danish state broadcaster DR revealed its existence. In an article published on Wednesday, DR cited experts expressing concerns that the tag – that Facebook called an “interest category” – could be used by intelligence services in authoritarian regimes to identify people considered ... Read More »

Facebook Fails to Stop Users From Sharing Pirated Movies

Several Facebook groups are sharing pirated Hollywood movies to hundred of thousands of users and the social media giant’s automated software are unable to stop copyright infringements, the media reported. According to the Business Insider, these Facebook groups make no attempt to conceal catalogs brimming with the latest blockbusters like Ant Man and the Wasp and A Quiet Place. “These groups, some of ... Read More »

Facebook Unveils ‘Keyword Snooze’ Feature in Its News Feed, Enabling Users to Hide Specific Content

Facebook on Thursday introduced it is testing a new feature called ‘Keyword Snooze’ in News Feed that will allow users to hide certain keywords that they don’t want to see for 30 days. The new Keyword Snooze feature is a variant of another option to snooze people and pages you do not want to see which was introduced 2017. Located in ... Read More »