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France Took One Look at Facebook's Cryptocurrency and Said, 'Hell, Non'

France has blocked Libra over concerns it could destabilize the French economy by privatizing money and undermining the euro.
David Gilbert
2 days ago
Dating

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.
John Paul Brammer
9.9.19
deepfakes

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.
Edward Ongweso Jr
9.6.19
deepfakes

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.
Samantha Cole
9.6.19
Hong Kong

How China Used Facebook and Twitter to Bombard Hong Kong With Propaganda

The platforms suspended hundreds of accounts they say were used in a state-run campaign to discredit pro-democracy protests.
Tim Hume
8.21.19
Hacking

Instagram Launches Bug Bounty for Apps that Steal User Data

On Wednesday, Facebook expanded beyond its bounties for third party apps stealing user data to also apply to Instagram.
Joseph Cox
8.20.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Facebook Said It Wasn't Listening to Your Conversations. It Was.

Facebook's excuse? All the other tech companies were doing it, too.
David Gilbert
8.15.19
In Moderation

Facebook and YouTube Are Failing to Detect Terrorist Content in Arabic

"Jihadists are aware that Arabic, in addition to considering it a sacred language, provides a linguistic firewall which their adversaries find difficult to penetrate."
Moustafa Ayad
8.12.19
Internet

Inside the Weird Facebook Group Where People Roleplay as Baby Boomers

"A group where we all pretend to be boomers" is just the tip of the iceberg for the increasingly unhinged trend where people post as anyone but themselves.
Dominique Sisley
8.6.19
Facebook

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.
Jason Koebler
8.2.19
Facebook

This Tool Lets You See Facebook’s Targeted Political Ads All Over the World

Facebook has failed to be fully transparent with data concerning political advertising, so two researchers collected the data themselves.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.2.19
privacy

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.
David Gilbert
7.31.19
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