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10.10.19

Facebook Removed Hundreds of Accounts for Allegedly Spreading Propaganda in Indonesia

Accounts that shared content in favour of independence in the Papua region were linked to an Indonesian media firm.

10.8.19

India’s #MeToo Moment Was Groundbreaking, but What Has Changed a Year After?

Prominent actors, journalists, and artists accused of sexual harassment are back in the mainstream after intimidation tactics were thrown at survivors. Is this how it ends?

9.24.19

Here's How Google Sends Advertising Dollars to Fake News Sites

New research shows Google’s online ad tech places ads on 70% of 1,700 sites purveying misinformation.

9.18.19

Facebook and Twitter Aren’t Even Pretending to Take the FEC Seriously Anymore

Representatives for both companies all but ghosted an FEC-hosted discussion about what the platforms are doing to fight misinformation and foreign interference in 2020.

9.10.19

Study Finds Period Tracking Apps May Be Sharing Intimate Details with Facebook

Facebook also wants to know “if you are feeling happy, anxious or excited." And knowing when you are in a vulnerable state of mind means advertisers can strategically target you.

9.8.19

Facebook Dating Will Disrupt the Dating App Space (But Not For You)

Unless you have an Instagram crush you’ve been dying to talk to.

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9.6.19

Thieves Used Audio Deepfake of a CEO to Steal $243,000

The heist is just a preview of how unprepared we are for AI-powered cybercrime.

9.6.19

Facebook Just Announced $10 Million ‘Deepfakes Detection Challenge’

A dataset will be released as part of a public contest launched by Facebook and its partners to develop technology for detecting fake, algorithmically-generated videos.

9.1.19

Instagram Is Creating a New ‘Safe Space’ for Your Close Friends

And it all sounds a bit dystopian.

8.5.19

Facebook's New Chatbot Is Unsure if Mark Zuckerberg Is a Murderer

Facebook has rolled out a new chatbot game it wants to use to help it create bots that are indistinguishable from humans.

8.1.19

Facebook Just Paid a $5 Billion Fine for Privacy Breaches. Now it Wants Access to Your Brain.

Facebook is building a headset that can monitor, read, and translate your brainwaves and allow users to type just by thinking.

7.31.19

Instagram Apologizes for Blocking Caribbean Carnival Content

The popular platform says a “mistake” was made by hiding posts made by festival goers.

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