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Facebook promises “comprehensive audit” of Cambridge Analytica

Facebook on Monday said it’s hired the digital forensics firm Stroz Friedberg to conduct a “comprehensive audit” of Cambridge Analytica, the analytics firm that used information from 50 million Facebook profiles — without permission — to help Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Facebook said it first learned of the misused data in 2015, and by August 2016 the company had ...

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Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica harvested data on 50 million Facebook profiles to help target voters

(Image: file photo) A data analytics company that helped propel Donald Trump to election victory harvested private information from 50 million Facebook profiles without their permission. The story exploded over the weekend after Facebook announced late Friday that the data firm had been suspended from the social network for using the data to determine who voters might choose at the ...

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Facebook publishes new 360 video standards

Video: Fearing scams, Facebook bans cryptocurrency ads Facebook on Friday published two new standards for 360 video, designed to resolve the quality assessment challenges presented by 360 content. Specifically, the new standards, called SSIM360 and 360QVM, address the warping and field-of-view (FOV) problems that arise when trying to assess 360 content. SSIM360 is used to assess the quality of individual ...

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Manoj Bajpayee urges people to not speculate about Irrfan Khan’s health; posts heartfelt note on Facebook

New Delhi: Ever since classic actor Irrfan Khan disclosed about his health condition on Twitter, there have been numerous rumours doing the rounds. The actor in his post requested people to not speculate about the disease as he will reveal more once the doctors draw any conclusion. However, there has been no stopping the wagging tongues. Another talented find from ...

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Biggest Brazilian newspaper quits Facebook

Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo has announced it will no longer post news stories to its Facebook page as a response to the company’s changes to the News Feed algorithm. According to the Brazilian company, Facebook’s policy changes to emphasize posts from connections rather than brands will reinforce users’ tendency to share content they agree with, thus facilitating the ...

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Facebook will promote more local news in your News Feed

CNET/CBS Interactive Facebook announced updates to promote news from local sources in users’ News Feeds, now showing more trusted information and connect people to their local communities. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that if a user follows a local publisher or if someone shares a local story, it may show up higher in News Feed. The local news update began ...

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Facebook will find your untagged photos using facial recognition

(Image: Facebook) Facebook announced Tuesday new face recognition features to help users find photos they’re not tagged in and help them detect when others might be attempting to use their image as a profile picture, in another use of machine learning on the world’s most popular social network. The new facial recognition features are optional, and they can be enabled ...

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