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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook's internal R&D group, NPE Team, launches CatchUp, an audio-only calling app in the US that shows which users are currently available to chat   —  Facebook's internal R&D group, NPE Team, has today launched a new app called CatchUp that makes it easier for friends and family …
May 26, 2020, 1:20 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / VICE:
NSO Group made a site appearing to belong to Facebook's security team to entice targets into installing malware; FB got ownership of the domain to shut it down   —  Infamous Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group created a web domain that looked as if it belonged to Facebook's security team …
May 20, 2020, 2:40 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Lawyers involved in the settlement between Facebook and its content moderation contractors say around half of all moderators may develop mental health issues   —  That's according to lawyers involved in a settlement announced this week  —  In November 2018 I received a message that changed my life.
May 13, 2020, 12:00 PMIn context
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Security firm buys a database, first seen last month, with info on 267M+ mostly US Facebook users, including full names and phone numbers, for £500 on dark web   —  Threat actors are selling over 267 million Facebook profiles for £500 ($623) on dark web sites and hacker forums.
Apr 21, 2020, 10:50 AMIn context
Harriet Sherwood / The Guardian:
After some UK cell towers were set on fire, the government will meet Facebook, YouTube, Twitter to stop the spread of a conspiracy theory linking 5G to COVID-19   —  After a spate of fires, the government is stepping in to halt the spread of linking coronavirus to the mobile network
Apr 5, 2020, 11:50 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / VICE:
In a court filing, CEO of NSO Group says Facebook representatives approached NSO in 2017 to buy parts of Pegasus to monitor phones of users who installed Onavo   —  Facebook representatives approached controversial surveillance vendor NSO Group to try and buy a tool that could help Facebook better monitor …
Apr 3, 2020, 10:43 AMIn context
New York Times:
While traffic surges on Facebook, with messaging up 50% from last month in many countries, their now-remote workforce struggles to handle its own IT snafus   —  The social network is straining to deal with skyrocketing usage as its 45,000 employees work from home for the first time.
Mar 24, 2020, 5:40 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Sources: the US government is in active talks with Facebook, Google, and others to use location data from Americans' smartphones to stem COVID-19's spread   —  The U.S. government is in active talks with Facebook, Google and a wide array of tech companies and health experts …
Mar 17, 2020, 2:42 PMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Behind Facebook's rewrite of Messenger, going live today, that has shrunk the iOS app's size from 130MB to 30MB and its codebase from 1.7M to 360K lines of code   —  To make its iPhone messaging app run better—especially on older phones—Facebook rewrote it from the ground up.  The new version is going live now.
Mar 2, 2020, 12:21 PMIn context
DL Cade / PetaPixel:
Facebook says its 3D Photos feature, which retroactively converts 2D photos to 3D using neural nets, now works on photos taken with single-lens cameras   —  Facebook just expanded 3D photo posting to phones that don't actually capture depth data.  Using the magic of machine learning …
Feb 28, 2020, 8:35 PMIn context

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