Facebook Launches Pilot To Novi Wallet With Coinbase As Custodian

Facebook has launched the pilot to its Novi digital assets wallet and will use Coinbase as the custodian for assets held with the wallet. Novi allows users to send and receive money instantly with no fees.  Learn how smart money is playing the crypto game. Subscribe to our premium newsletter – Crypto Investor. The waitlist for… Continue reading Facebook Launches Pilot To Novi Wallet With Coinbase As Custodian

Facebook claims hate speech visibility dropped 50 percent in nine months

Facebook is responding to whistleblower Frances Haugen’s testimony by attempting to shift the narrative on hate speech. Integrity VP Guy Rosen has posted a defense of the social network’s anti-hate measures where he argued the declining visibility of hate speech mattered more than the mere existence of that content. The “prevalence” (aka visibility) of hate… Continue reading Facebook claims hate speech visibility dropped 50 percent in nine months

Still using Facebook? 3 ways to make sure it’s not listening

I have lost count of how many times I’ve been asked, “Are my devices listening?”  I will tell you this: They are always listening for the wake word, and tech companies admit smart assistants mishear commands more often than any of us would like. Tap or click to stop your smart assistants from hearing what… Continue reading Still using Facebook? 3 ways to make sure it’s not listening

Researchers show Facebook’s ad tools can target a single user – TechCrunch

A new research paper written by a team of academics and computer scientists from Spain and Austria has demonstrated that it’s possible to use Facebook’s targeting tools to deliver an ad exclusively to a single individual if you know enough about the interests Facebook’s platform assigns them. The paper — entitled Unique on Facebook: Formulation… Continue reading Researchers show Facebook’s ad tools can target a single user – TechCrunch

Facebook Appeals Handing Over Internal Records in Genocide Case

Facebook is appealing a request for internal records linked to a Myanmar genocide case, filings show.  It’s the latest development in a legal battle regarding Facebook’s role in genocidal violence.  The company said sharing users’ private content would create “grave human rights concerns of its own.”  Loading Something is loading. Facebook on Wednesday challenged part… Continue reading Facebook Appeals Handing Over Internal Records in Genocide Case

Facebook Says It Will Start Removing ‘Sexualized Attacks’ on Celebrities as Part of Anti-Harassment Policy Update

Facebook said it will remove “severe sexualizing content” targeting public figures — including celebrities, politicians, creators and people who have “involuntarily” become famous — that is posted on Facebook or Instagram, as part of an update to its bullying and harassment policies. The social media giant said it already removes attacks on public figures that… Continue reading Facebook Says It Will Start Removing ‘Sexualized Attacks’ on Celebrities as Part of Anti-Harassment Policy Update

‘SNL’ cold open: Facebook unites Republicans and Democrats — in befuddlement

“Saturday Night Live” in this weekend’s cold open found one thing that could unite both Democratic and Republican senators  – they’re all too old to understand Facebook. In the show’s opening sketch, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Mikey Day), chair of the subcommittee that heard testimony last week from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, thanked her for appearing… Continue reading ‘SNL’ cold open: Facebook unites Republicans and Democrats — in befuddlement

Facebook Whistle-Blower Frances Haugen Will Speak With The Company’s Oversight Board

Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies during a Senate Committee on … [+] Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing entitled ‘Protecting Kids Online: Testimony from a Facebook Whistleblower’ on Capitol Hill on Capitol Hill, October 05, 2021 in Washington, DC. Getty Images The Facebook whistle-blower’s speaking tour will soon make another important stop: a… Continue reading Facebook Whistle-Blower Frances Haugen Will Speak With The Company’s Oversight Board

Facebook’s success was built on algorithms. Can they also fix it?

Now, hours of testimony and thousands of pages of documents from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen have renewed scrutiny of the impact Facebook and its algorithms have on teens, democracy and society at large. The fallout has raised the question of just how much Facebook, and perhaps platforms like it, can or should rethink using a… Continue reading Facebook’s success was built on algorithms. Can they also fix it?

In light of Facebook studies, how can parents protect their teens?

For many parents, revelations this week from whistleblower Frances Haugen showing internal Facebook studies of the harms of Instagram for teenagers only intensified concerns about the popular photo-sharing app. “The patterns that children establish as teenagers stay with them for the rest of their lives,” Haugen said in Senate testimony Tuesday. “The kids who are bullied on… Continue reading In light of Facebook studies, how can parents protect their teens?

Grand Blanc Parks warns of fake events and scams shared on Facebook

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, MI — Officials with Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation are warning the community of fake events circulating on social media. Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation officials say to make sure that the events are hosted by them or Grand Blanc Township, according to a Thursday, Oct. 7 press release. For example, one… Continue reading Grand Blanc Parks warns of fake events and scams shared on Facebook

Facebook is investing millions into a user-created metaverse, but it’s not here yet

Facebook has plans to reinvent itself into a social network of metaverses, or 3D social playspaces. That still hasn’t happened yet, although the company’s created a new metaverse business group and an in-beta work environment for its Oculus Quest 2 VR headset. What are the next steps? It looks like more funding and an attempt… Continue reading Facebook is investing millions into a user-created metaverse, but it’s not here yet

Whistle-Blower to Accuse Facebook of Contributing to Jan. 6 Riot, Memo Says

“We will continue to face scrutiny — some of it fair and some of it unfair,” he said in the memo. “But we should also continue to hold our heads up high.” Here is Mr. Clegg’s memo in full: OUR POSITION ON POLARIZATION AND ELECTIONS You will have seen the series of articles about us… Continue reading Whistle-Blower to Accuse Facebook of Contributing to Jan. 6 Riot, Memo Says

Facebook Gaming creators can now stream together

If you turn to Facebook Gaming to watch other people play your favorite games, you’ll now see creators collaborate on joint streams. Facebook is introducing support for co-streaming. The feature allows up to four accounts to stream together concurrently. With today’s rollout, co-streaming is available to all content creators, not just those enrolled in Facebook’s… Continue reading Facebook Gaming creators can now stream together

Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp apps crash throughout the world

Facebook Inc’s suite of apps, including popular photo-sharing platform Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp, were down for tens of thousands of users, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com. Shortly after the crash, user reports indicated that Amazon Web, Google and Twitter were experiencing issues as well. The Facebook and Instagram websites are still working in… Continue reading Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp apps crash throughout the world