Facebook suspends analytics firm over data collection

Facebook says it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram’s user data. Facebook has been facing increased scrutiny over how third-party firms use its data since news broke in March that data firm Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed user data. The Wall Street Journal first reported that Facebook had suspended […]

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AMC Theatres Teams With Facebook for Movie Ticket Purchases

AMC Theatres is teaming with Facebook to allow users to buy tickets to any AMC showtime in the United States directly on the social media platform. The two companies said Thursday that the service has been rolled for a handful of AMC locations nationwide, and it will be available at all AMC locations in the coming days. Facebook recently launched […]

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Facebook will refuse to delete posts by Holocaust deniers, Zuckerbeg says

Mark Zuckerberg has backtracked on controversial comments he made that suggested Holocaust deniers were making an ‘honest mistake.’ Facebook will not automatically delete posts that deny the Holocaust because people who hold those views are not trying to mislead people intentionally, he claimed in an interview. The Silicon Valley guru said that he found Holocaust deniers ‘deeply offensive’ but said […]

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Zuckerberg attempts to clarify Holocaust denial comments

Mark Zuckerberg denied that he defended the rights of Holocaust deniers on Wednesday — in an attempt to clarify earlier comments he made on a podcast. Zuckerberg gave the explanation to Recode after the site aired audio of the Facebook founder claiming “abhorrent” content has a right to spread across his massive social media network. His response called the issue […]

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'Not going fast enough': Facebook accelerates AI research

Facebook will dramatically accelerate its research into artificial intelligence, its chief AI scientist has said, in hopes of ensuring the social network doesn't fall behind with the technology it will need to contend with internet rivals and police its gargantuan audience. The world's biggest social network said it would recruit high-profile engineers and expand its AI-research division to roughly 170 […]

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Family says Facebook failed to remove photo woman posted of suicide

Family outraged after Facebook failed to remove disturbing photo of mom-of-two preparing to commit suicide – even though they made more than 200 complaints about it The family of Pamela Elarabi said Facebook did not remove a photo she posted of herself moments before she took her life  Elarabi died on June 23 in a New Jersey hospital, hours after […]

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Caught in the spider's web of Facebook

It was Generation X: the children of Nirvana, Super Mario Brothers and warehouse rave parties that were the first to let Facebook into the centre of our lives. After all, the youth of the 1990s were the first to dance all-night to entirely computer-generated music, the first with mobile phones, the first to download stuff illegally (albeit slowly) and the […]

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Facebook’s First Wave of Funded News Shows Will Debut July 16, With More on the Way

The first fruits of Facebook’s multimillion-dollar investment in news programming from brand-name TV networks and digital media companies will go live next week — and the social giant has announced another half-dozen news shows that it’s funding. Starting on Monday, July 16, programming from CNN, Fox News Channel, Univision, ABC News and others will be featured in a dedicated news […]

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