Tag Archives: Facebook

You Don’t Want Facebook Involved With Your Health Care

Could your Netflix viewing habits predict that you will develop inflammatory bowel disease? Might your use of religious language in Facebook posts signal that you have diabetes? Could Amazon’s Alexa start telling you when you are getting sick and offer to sell you medicines? All of the big technology companies have been moving into health care recently, making investments that mobilize their vast troves of consumer ... Read More »

Facebook Says Not Moderating Content Based on ‘Inaccurate’ Information

Facebook has dismissed media reports claiming that thousands of its content moderators rely on inaccurate and disorganised information to determine what content to allow or remove from its platform. Reacting to a report in The New York Times that accused Facebook of being “ad hoc”, “disorganised”, “secretive”, and doing things “on the cheap”, the social media network on Saturday said ... Read More »

Facebook ‘Better Prepared’ for Election Meddling, Zuckerberg Says

HIGHLIGHTS We have recently thwarted foreign influence campaigns: Zuckerberg Zuckerberg outlined a series of steps Facebook has taken Facebook was ill-prepared for the 2016 US election, he said Facebook is better prepared to defend against efforts to manipulate the platform to influence elections and has recently thwarted foreign influence campaigns targeting several countries, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday. Zuckerberg, posting on his Facebook ... Read More »

Facebook Says Will Not Remove Fake News, Will Demote It Instead

Facebook has said that it will not remove fake news from its platform because it does not violate its community standards. Instead, it says posts that it deems to be fake news will be “demoted” in the news feed. The social network is currently running an advertising campaign in Britain that declares “fake news is not our friend”. But it said ... Read More »

World Emoji Day 2018: Twitter, Facebook Reveal Usage Statistics, Apple Releases 70 New Emoji Characters

Apple unveils 70 new emoji characters coming later this year. HIGHLIGHTS Cake emoji is the most used by Indians on Facebook ‘Crying while laughing’ emoji is used frequently on Twitter in India Apple has released custom emojis of its top management World Emoji Day 2018, similar to each iteration since 2014, is on Tuesday, July 17. World Emoji Day was ... Read More »

Facebook Joins Skill India Mission to Empower Youth

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook entered into partnership with NSDC MSDE will incorporate training on digital marketing skills in its courses Facebook’s training programmes have upskilled more than 200,000 youth Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower youth and entrepreneurs with digital skills in India. The partnership, signed in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, will ... Read More »

Facebook Reportedly Buying UK-Based AI Startup to Fight Fake News

Facebook is reportedly acquiring London-based startup Bloomsbury AI that has developed natural language processing (NLP) technology to help machines answer questions. According to a report in TechCrunch on Monday, “multiple sources say Facebook is paying between $23 million and $30 million (roughly Rs. 157 crores and Rs. 205 crores) to acquire Bloomsbury AI”. The social media giant aims to deploy the ... Read More »

Facebook Says Facing Multiple Inquiries From US, UK Regulators on Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

Facebook acknowledged Tuesday it was facing multiple inquiries from US and British regulators about the major Cambridge Analytica user data scandal. The leading social network offered no details but its admission confirmed reports of a widening investigation into the misuse of private data by Facebook and its partners. “We are cooperating with officials in the US, UK and beyond,” a Facebook spokesman said ... Read More »

Facebook Said to Have Given Phone Makers, Including Apple and Samsung, Access to User Data

Raising fresh concerns about Facebook’s privacy protection policies, a New York Times report has exposed how the social network allowed about 60 device makers, including Apple and Samsung, to access personal information of users and their friends. Even before Facebook apps were widely available on smartphones, Facebook had data-sharing partnerships with the device makers, the report said citing company officials, adding that most of ... Read More »

Facebook Signs Deal With Universal Music Group, Promises Personalised Music Features

HIGHLIGHTS Universal Music Group (UMG) tied up with YouTube recently UMG called the Facebook deal its latest success Facebook promised more personalised music features alongside Facebook announced a licensing deal Thursday with Universal Music Group, its first with a major label, as the social media giant promised more personalized, interactive music features for its two billion users. The move marks a new ... Read More »