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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook says it's sunsetting M as a standalone concierge bot, but its context-based suggestions will live on inside Messenger conversations   —  Facebook's standalone concierge bot M will soon be no more.  —  On Jan. 19, Facebook is sunsetting the initial version of M, which has been available in closed beta since fall 2015.
Jan 8, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed:
Reports suggest India's Aadhaar national ID database was breached, exposing information of ~1.2B Indians and allowing creation of admin accounts by other admins   —  In 2010 India started scanning personal details like names, addresses, dates of birth, mobile numbers, and more …
Jan 4, 2018, 8:30 AMIn context
Davey Alba / BuzzFeed:
Logan Paul debacle highlights YouTube's content moderation problem, as experts say Paul's video isn't something AI moderation could catch on its own   —  Logan Paul attends The Thinning Meet & Greet during the 2016 New York Comic Con.  —  YouTube has a content crisis — again.
Jan 2, 2018, 10:55 PMIn context
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Analysis finds that the 50 most viral fake news stories on Facebook in 2017 generated more shares, reactions, and comments than those of 2016   —  Viral fake news generated more engagement in Facebook in 2017 than last year, according to a BuzzFeed News analysis.
Dec 28, 2017, 7:00 PMIn context
Chris Hamby / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Safran, which sells fingerprint-analysis software used by FBI, 18K+ US law enforcement agencies, didn't disclose some code was from Kremlin-linked firm   —  In a secret deal, a French company purchased code from a Kremlin-connected firm, incorporated it into its own software …
Dec 26, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed:
A look at why WhatsApp has become the de facto social network for older users in India, where the app has more than 200M users   —  My mother became addicted to WhatsApp when her mother passed away in the winter of 2013.  She used it, she said, to “fill up a vacuum,” numbing her grief …
Dec 23, 2017, 8:05 AMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
A look at the “Coinbase effect”, the popular trading platform's power in influencing the nascent cryptocurrency markets with its 10M+ users   —  On Tuesday, Justin Blau, a well-known DJ and amateur bitcoin trader, was fixed to his computer monitor, caught up in what he thought would be the latest cryptocurrency gold rush.
Dec 22, 2017, 11:55 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
A look at the complications Facebook faces as it increases its content moderation efforts to fight misinformation, much of which happens opaquely   —  Earlier this year, a simple Facebook search for Mark Zuckerberg's name returned an unexpected result: an image of the Facebook founder …
Dec 20, 2017, 6:00 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Prompted by the “de-badging” of Milo Yiannopoulos, internal emails show confusion among Twitter execs over user verification policies and meaning of the badge   —  Emails suggest that verification was never quite what Twitter said it was and that the company was aware it served …
Dec 19, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Jacobs' letter alleges corporate espionage, unlawful surveillance, wiretapping, bribery, and illicit hacking by Uber; Jacobs walked back some claims under oath   —  The judge in the $1.9 billion civil suit between Waymo and Uber released the letter of a disgruntled former employee on Friday …
Dec 15, 2017, 9:50 PMIn context

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