Facebook bans ads tied to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

/ Jan 31, 2018

Facebook bans ads tied to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Facebook Inc. is banning ads on its social network that promote cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings and binary options, saying they're "frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices." The announcement came after about ¥58 billion ($532 million) in cryptocurrency was stolen from Tokyo-based virtual currency ...

Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

/ Jan 20, 2018

Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

Facebook announced Friday it will ask its 2 billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network. The change comes as the online giant seeks to address charges that it has ...

/ Jan 3, 2018

Facebook can be used stop disease outbreaks: researchers

Facebook accounts and telephone records can be used to pinpoint the best individuals to vaccinate to stop a disease outbreak in its tracks, researchers said Wednesday. Such people would be "central" in their social networks, and thus likelier to spread disease-causing germs from one group ...

Facebook improves how blind can 'see' images via AI

/ Dec 20, 2017

Facebook improves how blind can 'see' images via AI

When Matt King first got on Facebook eight years ago, the blind engineer had to weigh whether it was worth spending an entire Saturday morning checking whether a friend of his was actually in his friend list. Such were the tools at the time ...