Facebook wins appeal to stop BC class-action lawsuit over privacy – CBC.ca

CBC.caFacebook wins appeal to stop BC class-action lawsuit over privacyCBC.caBut in a unanimous decision Friday, the Appeal Court didn't rule on the heart of the matter: whether Facebook broke B.C. privacy law. Instead, the court decided B.C. law doesn't apply to the California company, due to a clause in Facebook's terms of ...Facebook class-action lawsuit over privacy concerns is unfriended by BC courtVancouver Sunall 12 news … [Read more...]

Facebook’s New AI Can Paint, But Google’s Knows How to Party – Wired

WiredFacebook's New AI Can Paint, But Google's Knows How to PartyWiredAs it revealed on Friday, Facebook is teaching its neural networks to automatically create small images of things like airplanes, automobiles, and animals, and about 40 percent of the time, these images can fool us humans into believing we're looking ...and more » … [Read more...]

College freshmen are using Facebook to post the most bizarre messages to their … – Business Insider

College freshmen are using Facebook to post the most bizarre messages to their ...Business InsiderSo what do they do in the meantime? They connect with their future classmates on Facebook — and they post some pretty embarrassing introductions, requests, and personal information. Meeting your future college classmates on Facebook is a tradition ...and more » … [Read more...]

Facebook’s new photo app won’t launch in Europe because of facial recognition – The Verge

TIMEFacebook's new photo app won't launch in Europe because of facial recognitionThe VergeEarlier this week, Facebook launched Moments, a new photo-sharing app that uses facial recognition technology to dig up forgotten snaps of friends from your camera roll. It's a neat trick, but not one that Facebook's European users will be able to try ...Why Facebook's New Photo App Isn't Coming Out in EuropeTIMEHere's why you … [Read more...]

If Facebook wants our trust, it needs to explain when and why it censors things – Fortune

FortuneIf Facebook wants our trust, it needs to explain when and why it censors thingsFortuneFor example, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the giant social network doesn't say anything at all about certain kinds of content takedowns—a lack of transparency that is especially disturbing now that Facebook wants to be a platform ...and more » … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders dominate on Facebook – Politico

PoliticoHillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders dominate on FacebookPoliticoIn Iowa, Clinton had 66,000 Iowans make 289,000 interactions (which Facebook defines as likes, comments, posts, and shares) about her. Sanders had 30,000 Iowans make 153,000 interactions about him for the same time period. Paul had 24,000 people ...Hillary Clinton's holds Facebook lead in Iowa, New Hampshire, South CarolinaMSNBCWhos Winning the Facebook Primary?Daily … [Read more...]

Help, I’m Trapped in Facebook’s Absurd Pseudonym Purgatory – Wired

WiredHelp, I'm Trapped in Facebook's Absurd Pseudonym PurgatoryWiredI am one of many casualties of Facebook's recently rejiggered “authentic name” policy, wherein anonymous users can report a name as fake and trigger a verification process. Part of the motivation is stopping the proliferation of celebrity imposter ... … [Read more...]

Facial-Recognition Concerns Keep Facebook ‘Moments’ From Europe – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wall Street Journal (blog)Facial-Recognition Concerns Keep Facebook 'Moments' From EuropeWall Street Journal (blog)Facebook FB +1.36% is not offering its new photo-sharing app Moments in Europe because of regulators' concerns about its facial-recognition technology, the company's European policy chief said Thursday. The Moments app, which launched earlier this ...Who owns your face? Weak laws give power to … [Read more...]

Facebook Tries Yet Again to Un-Screw-Up the News Feed – Wired

WiredFacebook Tries Yet Again to Un-Screw-Up the News FeedWiredPeople have too many complaints about Facebook's News Feed to count, but they all come back to the same problem: The stream isn't showing people what they want to see. Facebook has attempted to improve this, of course. The “unfollow” toggle allows ...Facebook's News Feed Algorithm Relinquishes Control Of What We “See First”TechCrunchFacebook 'See First' News … [Read more...]

Why Facebook Failed Our Censorship Test – EFF

GizmodoWhy Facebook Failed Our Censorship TestEFFIf you click around Facebook's “Government Request Report,” you'll notice that, for many countries, Facebook enumerates the number of “content restrictions” the company has fulfilled. This is a sanitized term for censorship. For example, Facebook ...How Facebook Is Censoring Content in the United StatesGizmodoall 7 news articles » … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton is crushing Jeb Bush on Facebook – Vox

VoxHillary Clinton is crushing Jeb Bush on FacebookVoxIt's presidential campaign launch season, and Facebook has tracked reactions to each candidate's official announcement since Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) became the first major candidate to jump into the race in March. The figures include all interactions ...Clinton, Cruz top Facebook interactions for 2016 launchesPoliticoall 3 news articles » … [Read more...]

Montel Williams Rachel Dolezal Facebook Response: Rejects Caitlyn Jenner … – International Business Times

International Business TimesMontel Williams Rachel Dolezal Facebook Response: Rejects Caitlyn Jenner ...International Business Times... Monday amid accusations she had been masquerading as a black woman for about a decade. On Tuesday morning, after Dolezal spoke with "Today" host Matt Lauer about "identifying as black," the former talk-show host posted a Facebook response: "This ...and more » … [Read more...]

Kroger warns of bogus $100 Facebook coupon – Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.comKroger warns of bogus $100 Facebook couponCincinnati.comIt turns out not everything on Facebook is true. A coupon being shared on Facebook won't allow you to get free groceries worth $100 at Kroger if you spend $110 in one purchase. It's fake, a post on Kroger's Facebook page stated. Kroger is working with ...Fake Kroger coupon making rounds on FacebookWLWT CincinnatiFacebook scam promises free groceriesKomandoall … [Read more...]

Everyone on Facebook is obsessed with the ‘Soulmate Quiz’ even though tons of … – Business Insider

Business InsiderEveryone on Facebook is obsessed with the 'Soulmate Quiz' even though tons of ...Business InsiderYou've probably noticed that your Facebook newsfeed has been invaded by something called the "Soulmate Quiz" but if you take it yourself, you may find the results are a little...strange. The quiz promises to match you with a soulmate — chosen from ...'Soulmate Quiz' is matching people with their siblings … [Read more...]