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Facebook Won't Let US, UK, Australia Get Toe in Backdoor
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Facebook has rejected a request from the U.S., the UK and Australia for a “backdoor” in its encrypted messenger apps to help law enforcement agencies combat crime and terrorism. “Cybersecurity experts have repeatedly proven that when you weaken any part of an encrypted system, you weaken it for everyone, everywhere,” WhatsApp head Will Cathcart and […]

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Facebook, Instagram filled with misinformation about HIV prevention drugs, advocates allege     – CNET
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LGBTQ advocates want the social media sites to remove “inaccurate” ads.

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Facebook tells US, UK and Australia it won't weaken chat encryption
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If officials were hoping that Facebook would stop end-to-end encryption in its messaging apps just because they sent a strongly-worded letter, they had another thing coming. Facebook has sent its own letter to US Attorney General Bill Barr, acting Ho…

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Facebook taught an AI the 'theory of mind'
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When it comes to competitive games, AI systems have already shown they can easily mop the floor with the best humanity has to offer. But life in the real world isn't a zero sum game like poker or Starcraft and we need AI to work with us, not against…

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Facebook launches a photo portability tool, starting in Ireland
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It’s not friend portability, but Facebook has announced the launch today of a photo transfer tool to enable users of its social network to port their photos directly to Google’s photo storage service, via encrypted transfer. The photo portability feature is initially being offered to Facebook users in Ireland, where the company’s international HQ is […]

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Facebook Acquires VR Game Studio Beat Games
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When Facebook announced its virtual reality sandbox called Horizon a month and some more, it became quite clear that the company was going back to its Farmville days. Now, the company has announced that it would be acquiring Beat Games, the studio behind Beat Saber, the rhythm game that’s caught the attention of the world […]

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Facebook Was Mystery Firm Bidding Against Google To Buy Fitbit, Report Says
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Facebook is the mystery “Party A” revealed in an SEC filing that bid several times to acquire health wearables maker Fitbit, including a best and final offer of $7.30 per share, according CNBC citing people familiar with the matter. From the report: Google announced its intentions to acquire Fitbit on Nov. 1 for about $2.1 […]

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Facebook just lost its last fact-checker in the Netherlands
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Facebook is all about the fact-checking, except of course when it allows politicians to lie and, you know, affect the course of democracy. That was made clear in the Netherlands, where a newspaper called Nu.nl just quit as Facebook's fact-checking pa…

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Now, Facebook Experiments with Market Research
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When you have billions of users scrambling to get on to a platform, it makes best business sense to put them to best use. Having served up targeted ads, promoted brands and converted users into influencers in the past, Facebook is now all set to launch a market research and product-testing program that also pays […]

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