Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Are ‘10-Year Challenge’ Photos a Boon to Facebook’s Facial Recognition Technology? Supported by ByJacey Fortin Jan. 19, 2019 The #10YearChallenge was all fun and memes until last week, when a tweet moved thousands of people to worry: Are we unknowingly helping giant corporations to improve their algorithms for biometric identification and age progression? The #10YearChallenge gained widespread traction on social media this month. It calls for posting two photos of yourself side by side — one from today and one from a decade ago — to show how you’ve changed. People are participating mostly on Facebook and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. Some made jokes, paid tribute to old hairstyles or drew attention to issues like global warming. Celebrities posted … [Read more...] about Are ‘10-Year Challenge’ Photos a Boon to Facebook’s Facial Recognition Technology?
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The Wall Street Journal revealed that CAIR lobbied social media giant Twitter to blacklist outspoken conservative activist Laura Loomer from the platform over her remarks about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). In a recent article titled “Facebook, Twitter Solicit Outside Groups, Often on the Right, to Referee Political Speech,” the Wall Street Journal notes that social media firms such as Facebook and Twitter consult with outside groups in order to develop their policies surrounding political speech on their platforms. Although it appears the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe have begun reaching out to some conservative groups for at least some semblance of ideological balance, the articles most illuminating revelation is about Twitter’s blacklisting of Laura Loomer.The Journal Reports: Conservative Jewish activist Laura Loomer says she didn’t know until recently that outside groups and individuals had privately lobbied Twitter executives to remove her from the … [Read more...] about WSJ: CAIR Lobbied Twitter to Blacklist Laura Loomer
Europe Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image German Green party co-chief Robert Habeck has said goodbye to Twitter and Facebook. Dennis Williamson/Robert Habeck hide caption toggle caption Dennis Williamson/Robert Habeck German Green party co-chief Robert Habeck has said goodbye to Twitter and Facebook. Dennis Williamson/Robert Habeck The co-chairman of Germany's Green party says he is quitting Twitter and Facebook after a cyberattack exposed his personal communications and because he committed several gaffes via tweet. "Twitter rubs off on me," Robert Habeck writes, announcing his departure from both platforms. "There is no medium with so much hate, malice, and incitement." Habeck was one of the primary victims of a sweeping data breach that saw private chats from his family published online. Prominent members of nearly every German political party had their cellphone numbers, credit card data and private communications exposed, … [Read more...] about ‘Bye Bye Twitter Und Facebook’: German Green Party Chief Quits Social Media
Tipped off by threat intelligence company Graphika, Facebook determined that the accounts in question were designed to resemble those of legitimate news outlets, such as BBC's Bangla news service and Bangladesh's bdnews24.com, but were focused on posting anti-opposition content. "This kind of behavior is not allowed on Facebook under our misrepresentation policy because we don't want people or organizations creating networks of accounts to mislead others about who they are, or what they're doing," Facebook's cybersecurity policy head Nathaniel Gleicher wrote in a blog post.Twitter said that its investigations are ongoing and further action could be taken. Both companies noted that some of the accounts appeared to be linked to the Bangladesh government.Since it was revealed that foreign groups had used platforms like Facebook and Twitter to try to stoke political tensions ahead of the 2016 US election, social networks have had to monitor their platforms for that sort of behavior going … [Read more...] about Twitter and Facebook target fake accounts ahead of Bangladesh election
By Sapna Maheshwari Updated 12:33 pm PST, Saturday, November 17, 2018 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, shown in cardboard cutouts in front of the U.S. Capitol in April, has angered marketers. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, shown in cardboard cutouts in front of the U.S. Capitol in April, has angered marketers. Photo: Lawrence Jackson / New York Times Photo: Lawrence Jackson / New York Times Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, shown in cardboard cutouts in front of the U.S. Capitol in April, has angered marketers. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, shown in cardboard cutouts in front of the U.S. Capitol in April, has angered marketers. Photo: Lawrence Jackson / New York Times ‘No … [Read more...] about ‘No morals’: Advertisers react to Facebook report