Facebook taps London police to track terror livestreams

Business / Tech Sep 18, 2019

Facebook taps London police to track terror livestreams

Facebook on Tuesday teamed up with the London police to help its artificial intelligence tools track livestreams of terror attacks such as the New Zealand mosque massacre. A self-professed white supremacist used a head-mounted camera in March to broadcast live footage on Facebook of him ...

Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink 'news deserts'

Business Sep 13, 2019

Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink 'news deserts'

Facebook is trying to coax "news deserts" into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said Thursday ...

France warns it will block development of Facebook Libra in Europe

World Sep 12, 2019

France warns it will block development of Facebook Libra in Europe

France warned Thursday it will block development of Facebook Inc.'s planned Libra cryptocurrency in Europe because it threatens the "monetary sovereignty" of governments. "I want to be absolutely clear: In these conditions, we cannot authorize the development of Libra on European soil," Bruno Le Maire ...

Business Sep 11, 2019

Facebook bans self-harm images in fight against suicide

Facebook Inc. will no longer allow graphic images of self-harm on its platform as it tightens its policies on suicide content amid growing criticism of how social media companies moderate violent and potentially dangerous content. The social network also said on Tuesday self-injury related content ...

Big Tech backlash kicks into gear with antitrust moves

Business Sep 10, 2019

Big Tech backlash kicks into gear with antitrust moves

The backlash against Big Tech moved into a new phase Monday as officials from nearly all U.S. states announced an antitrust investigation into the dominance of internet giant Google LLC. The announcement from 50 attorneys general calls for a probe into whether Google abused its ...

Russia says Facebook and Google distributed political ads on election day

Business Sep 9, 2019

Russia says Facebook and Google distributed political ads on election day

Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said tech giants Google and Facebook had allowed political advertising during Sunday's regional elections despite being asked to ban such publicity. "Such actions can be seen as interference in Russia's sovereign affairs and hindering the conduct of democratic elections in ...

Facial recognition becomes opt-in feature at Facebook

Business / Tech Sep 4, 2019

Facial recognition becomes opt-in feature at Facebook

Facebook on Tuesday said facial recognition technology applied to photos at the social network will be an opt-in feature. The change that began rolling out to users around the world came as the leading social network remains under pressure to better protect privacy and user ...