Check now to see if you liked any Russian troll accounts on Facebook

This fall saw ever-rising estimates of the number of people reached by Russian-backed troll accounts — just shy of 150 million at last count . Now the social network has at...

The tech industry needs to move towards responsible innovation in 2018

Hemant Taneja Contributor More posts by this contributor: Why pulling out of Paris Accord damages America’s economic future The need for algorithmic accountability For over a decade now, Silicon Valley ideology has been to simultaneously: Move fast...

Facebook and Universal Music Group’s new partnership will allow for user-gen videos with licensed...

Facebook today announced a first-of-its-kind licensing deal with Universal Music Group that will allow users across its properties – including Facebook, Instagram and Oculus – to use Universal Music in the...

Facebook will ditch Disputed Flags on fake news and display links to trustworthy articles...

Facebook announced two changes today that it hopes will make it easier to staunch the spread of fake news. The first change is to the News Feed, where users will no...

Facebook opens its social VR Spaces platform to HTC Vive

As Facebook looks to keep its VR dream moving, the company is opening its nascent social VR platform to run on headsets that the company doesn’t build. Today, a VR exec at...

Instagram launches an alpha testing program on iOS and Android

Are you an early adopter? Okay, but are you a really early adopter who likes to test new, experimental things even if it means you’ll experience crashes and bugs? Then you...

YouTube: More AI can fix AI-generated “bubbles of hate”

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter faced another online hate crime grilling today by UK parliamentarians visibly frustrated at their continued failures to apply their own community guidelines and take down reported hate...

Facebook has new tools to prevent unwanted friend requests and messages

Facebook, like every social media platform, has issues with harassment and bullying. In order to prevent certain types of harassment, Facebook is introducing some new features to help prevent unwanted friend...

Facebook’s facial recognition now finds photos you’re untagged in

Facebook wants to make sure you know about and control the photos of you people upload, even if they don’t tag you. So today, Facebook launched a new facial recognition feature...

France puts Facebook on notice over WhatsApp data transfers

Facebook and WhatsApp have been issued with formal notices by France’s data protection watchdog warning that data transfers being carried out for ‘business intelligence’ purposes currently lack a legal basis —...

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