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Facebook is working on an AI voice assistant similar to Alexa, Google Assistant
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Enlarge / Along with video chatting through Facebook Messenger, both Portal devices have built-in Amazon Alexa. (credit: Facebook) Facebook is working on developing an AI voice assistant similar in functionality to Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri, according to a report from CNBC and a later statement from a Facebook representative. The CNBC report, which […]

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In new gaffe, Facebook improperly collects email contacts for 1.5 million
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Facebook’s privacy gaffes keep coming. On Wednesday, the social media company said it collected the stored email address lists of as many as 1.5 million users without permission. On Thursday, the company said the number of Instagram users affected by a previously reported password storage error was in the “millions,” not […]

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Facebook 'Unintentionally Uploaded' Email Contacts From 1.5M Users
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Facebook “unintentionally” harvested the email contacts of about 1.5 million of its users during the past three years. From a report: The activity came to light when a security researcher noticed that Facebook was asking users to enter their email passwords to verify their identities when signing up for an account, according to Business Insider, […]

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Facebook spent $20 million on Mark Zuckerberg's security last year     – CNET
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The social network also spent $2.6 million on the CEO’s private plane costs.

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Facebook mistakenly prints Oculus Touch controllers with cryptic messages     – CNET
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The VR controllers will come with phrases like “This Space For Rent” and “The Masons were here” printed on them.

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How to delete your Facebook account so the social network stops tracking your data     – CNET
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CNET discovered that simply deactivating your account doesn’t go far enough.

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Facebook, Instagram ban Faith Goldy as they purge white nationalist groups     – CNET
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The social network said Goldy and other groups violated its rules against “organized hate.”

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Facebook, Google, Twitter To Face US Lawmakers About Tech 'Censorship'
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Facebook, Google and Twitter are headed back to Washington next week to testify at a congressional hearing about alleged tech censorship. From a report: Tech companies have faced accusations that they’re censoring conservative speech on their platforms. The companies have denied the allegations in the past. The hearing before the Senate Judiciary’s subcommittee on the […]

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Cybercrime groups continue to flourish on Facebook
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You might be surprised what you can buy on Facebook, if you know where to look. Researchers with Cisco’s Talos security research team have uncovered a wave of Facebook groups dedicated to making money from a variety of illicit and otherwise sketchy online behaviors, including phishing schemes, trading hacked credentials and spamming. The 74 groups […]

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