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Karissa Bell / Mashable:
Facebook adds an AR lip syncing feature to its Portal video chat devices, and Portal TV gets support for Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV, FandangoNOW, and Deezer   —  By most accounts, sales of Facebook's Portal devices have been pretty dismal.  Now, the company is turning to a familiar source …
Dec 10, 2019, 11:35 AMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
Facebook says it will not weaken end-to-end encryption, build backdoors into its messaging apps, in response to a letter from US AG and UK, Australian officials   —  Facebook said it would not weaken end-to-end encryption across its messaging apps, despite pressure from world governments …
Dec 10, 2019, 10:43 AMIn context
Gregory Barber / Wired:
Analysis shows five cities, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, San Diego, and Boston, gained the lion's share of “innovation industry” US jobs from 2005 to 2017   —  Five coastal cities—San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, San Diego, and Boston—gained the lion's share of lucrative “innovation industry” jobs from 2005 to 2017.
Dec 9, 2019, 8:00 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Facebook ads with millions of views have pushed misinfo about HIV prevention drugs; LGBT advocates say Facebook's refusal to take them down harms public health   —  Fifty-two top LGBT advocates say the company has ignored their calls to action, creating a major public-health concern that puts patients at risk.
Dec 9, 2019, 5:05 PMIn context
Ariana Mirian / Communications of the ACM:
Report on the hack-for-hire market: attacks that phish 2FA to access email accounts cost $100-$400; such attacks can be prevented with physical security keys   —  Communications of the ACM, December 2019, Vol. 62 No. 12, Pages 32-37 … A single email address often underpins one's entire online identity …
Dec 8, 2019, 7:25 PMIn context
Cameron Wilson / BuzzFeed:
Admins of local Facebook groups, which are often a town square, neighborhood watch, and an emergency info service rolled into one, on what it's like to run them   —  Untrained volunteers are running communities that are a town square, Neighbourhood Watch and emergency information service all rolled into one.
Dec 8, 2019, 5:35 PMIn context
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Adobe is acquiring Oculus Medium, a virtual reality sculpting tool launched in 2015, from Facebook   —  New updates will be coming in 2020  —  Adobe is acquiring Oculus Medium, a virtual reality sculpting tool originally revealed by the Facebook-owned VR company in 2015.
Dec 6, 2019, 3:50 PMIn context
Queenie Wong / CNET:
Facebook says its AI bot achieved high scores playing Hanabi, a card game requiring teamwork, showing how AI can work with other bots or people to reach a goal   —  The bot got a nearly perfect average score playing the card game Hanabi.  —  Facebook has already built artificial intelligence-powered bots …
Dec 6, 2019, 2:55 PMIn context
Marton Eder / Bloomberg:
Hungary's regulator fines Facebook $4M, arguing that it misled users by claiming its services are free, while earning money from ads based on user activity   —  Hungary's competition watchdog handed Facebook Inc. a 1.2 billion forint ($4 million) fine for claiming its services were free.
Dec 6, 2019, 12:55 PMIn context
Brian Feldman / New York Magazine:
Facebook's tactic of announcing features for a small minority of its users often garners positive press coverage, even if the features aren't live for most   —  Yesterday, Facebook announced an uncharacteristically useful tool, one that would transfer photos from a user's Facebook account to their Google Photos account.
Dec 6, 2019, 9:00 AMIn context

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