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...]

Facebook Data Shows Clinton and Sanders Most Discussed

Facebook data reveals Hillary Clinton and fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders top Facebook users interaction, which included likes, shares, posts, and comments. The data was composed in three of the early voting states: Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. … [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...]

Rapist jailed for Facebook plot to lure 14 year-old girl

Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. A RESTAURANT boss who brutally raped a 14 year-old girl after a warped Facebook plot to lure her into sex has been jailed for 10 years. … [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...]

How Facebook helped in return of ‘stolen’ ring

ON what should have been Luke Batty's 13th birthday Australian of the Year Rosie Batty is launching a new campaign to fight domestic violence. A FLY-IN fly-out worker accused of murdering a man who had a threesome with his girlfriend threatened to kill him before repeatedly stabbing him, a court has heard. … [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...]

Facebook billionaire donates $5 million to help undocumented immigrants pay for college

In this July 6, 2011 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles during an announcement at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, had donated $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants. … [Read more...]

Facebook user Dylan Roof mistaken for Charleston shooting suspect

A West Columbia resident named Dylan Roof wants to make one thing clear: he is not the suspect accused of shooting and killing nine people in a Charleston church Wednesday. "The guy responsible for the shooting is named 'Dylann Roof' my name is 'Dylan Roof' note the difference in the double 'n,'" Roof stated on his Facebook page early Thursday. … [Read more...]

Facebook turns in Calif. child porn suspect

A California man is behind bars after Facebook contacted authorities about some illegal activity found on the social media site, reports Roseville Police say they usually have to do most of the digging when it comes to crimes on social media. "It's great to know they are monitoring their absolutely enormous site looking for this kind of thing and protecting kids," police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther told the station. … [Read more...]

YouTube service to showcase news video fed by eyewitnesses

" YouTube has started a video news service to showcase the most interesting clips recorded and posted by eyewitnesses at events unfolding around the world. The service, called "YouTube Newswire," is being compiled by Storyful, an Internet service owned by News Corp. that also recently started to package interesting stories posted on social networking leader Facebook. … [Read more...]