You Can Finally Flag Bad Takes Directly to Facebook's Oversight Board

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If you have problems with any hate speech, harassment, or generally bad takes that appear on your Facebook feed, good news!
 

How to Check if Your Phone Number Is in the Huge Facebook Data Leak

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Hacked data on over 553 million Facebook users was leaked online over the weekend, including names, birthdates, a Facebook user’s relationship status, the city where they live, their workplace, and sometimes even email addresses.

Personal data for 533 million Facebook users leaks on the web

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Hackers were reportedly sharing a massive amount of personal Facebook data in January, and now that data appears to have escaped into the wild.

Health Official in Papua New Guinea Explains How Facebook Spreads Misinformation

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Papua New Guinea’s health minister, Jelta Wong, spoke with an Australian think tank over videochat on Thursday about challenges PNG faces in combatting the covid-19 pandemic.

Facebook Lets Users Restrict Commenting to a Small Circle of Friends

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Facebook users will soon get more control over who can comment on their public posts, according to an announcement by the social media giant on Wednesday.

Facebook is making it easier to turn off algorithmic ranking in your News Feed

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Facebook is introducing a handful of new features that will give users greater control over their News Feed, including an easier way to turn off the feed’s algorithmic ranking and display content in the order it was posted instead.

Facebook temporarily freezes Venezuela president’s page for spreading coronavirus misinformation

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Facebook froze the page of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro for violating its policy against spreading COVID-19 misinformation, the company confirmed Saturday.

Facebook Working on Instagram Product for Children Under 13 Years Old

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Facebook, the social media behemoth that owns Instagram, is developing a new Instagram product for children under 13 years of age, according to leaked documents obtained by BuzzFeed.

Facebook Teases Futuristic Wrist-Based Wearable That Will Let You Control AR With Your Mind

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We have a number of headsets and glasses, but no AR equivalent to a mouse and keyboard.So instead of trying to make existing devices work in AR, Facebook is looking to create new types of human-computer interfaces that are easy to use, reliable, and still provide some level of privacy.

Zuck Slowly Shrinks and Transforms Into a Corncob Ahead of Apple's Looming Privacy Updates

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With Apple’s planned privacy updates for iOS 14, which are scheduled to roll out sometime this spring, the company aims to give iOS users more transparency and control over their data by requesting permission before apps can track their activity across other apps and the web.

Facebook research reportedly finds small number of users responsible for spreading vaccine doubt

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Facebook banned false and misleading ads about vaccines back in October, weeks before the first coronavirus vaccines were even available.

Facebook’s next big AI project is training its machines on users’ public videos

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Teaching AI systems to understand what’s happening in videos as completely as a human can is one of the hardest challenges — and biggest potential breakthroughs — in the world of machine learning.

Almost a fifth of Facebook employees are now working on VR and AR: report

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Facebook has nearly 10,000 employees in its division working on augmented reality and virtual reality devices, according to a report in The Information based on internal organizational data.

Facebook's Dream of Running a Giant Cable From California to Hong Kong Once Again Dashed

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If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again, the old maxim goes, and apparently, that advice counts double if you’re Facebook, a company that has at this point tried a cartoonish number of times to install a high-capacity internet conduit between California and Hong Kong only to be continually thwarted by the U.S. government.

Facebook adds a path to partnership for its Level Up creators

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Facebook Gaming has announced a path to partnership for streamers in its Level Up creators program, which is the site’s equivalent of Twitch’s affiliates.

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