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Marie Mawad / Bloomberg:
Facebook's chief AI scientist Yann LeCun says company is designing its own energy-efficient chips to help with analyzing and filtering live video content   —  - Company is working on more energy-efficient semiconductors  — AI scientist LeCun says more software cos working on hardware
May 25, 2018, 10:25 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
At Facebook's anti-sex trafficking hackathon, Uber, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, and Pinterest competed, the winners developed tools to track traffickers online   —  Tech giants put their rivalries aside for two days this week to code for a common cause: protecting children on the internet.
May 25, 2018, 9:40 AMIn context
David Meyer / Fortune:
Digital privacy activist Max Schrems files official GDPR complaints against Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram over forced consent   —  Europe's sweeping new data privacy regime came into effect this morning, and privacy activists are not wasting time in flexing their muscles.
May 25, 2018, 8:00 AMIn context
Adam Satariano / New York Times:
As Europe enacts GDPR, EU officials are encouraging countries like Brazil, Japan, and South Korea to adopt similar laws by tying data protection to trade deals   —  LONDON — The notices are flooding people's inboxes en masse, from large technology companies, including Facebook and Uber …
May 25, 2018, 5:20 AMIn context
Facebook:
Facebook will check images and text, who is being targeted, and any linked websites in issue ads as it begins to apply new policies   —  Political advertising serves an important purpose.  It helps candidates share their views with the public more broadly, and it can help encourage people to get involved in the political process.
May 24, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context
Anna Hensel / VentureBeat:
Facebook launches archive of political ads, containing ads for political candidates and issue ads starting in May 2018; ads kept in archive for seven years   —  Facebook's new archive for U.S. political ads — created to give users more information about who is advertising on Facebook …
May 24, 2018, 3:50 PMIn context
Rob Leathern / Facebook:
Facebook rolls out “Paid for by” disclosure labels on Facebook and Instagram for political ads in US, including issues ads that deal with 20 specific subjects   —  As we announced last month, we're making big changes to the way ads with political content work on Facebook to help prevent abuse, especially during elections.
May 24, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Facebook users worldwide are being asked to review their privacy settings, including political and religious affiliations, as GDPR goes into effect in Europe   —  - Facebook is telling all users to review their privacy settings, including information they share on their profiles and facial recognition preferences.
May 24, 2018, 7:10 AMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Facebook says users can now use dedicated hardware or code-generating apps for two-factor authentication without having to register their phone number   —  Facebook users who want extra account security but don't want to share their phone number with the company can now lock down their accounts …
May 23, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
Facebook outlines new steps to combat false news: request for academic proposals to study it on Facebook, release of a 12-minute film, and news literacy program   —  NEWS FEED, THE algorithm that powers the core of Facebook, resembles a giant irrigation system for the world's information.
May 23, 2018, 1:15 PMIn context

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