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Social Networking Safety: How to Protect your Information and Identity

April 4th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News, Industry News No Comments »
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Social Networking Safety: How to Protect your Information and Identity   In light of Facebook’s recent privacy incident, there’s even more reason than ever to check what information you are sharing. Here are some tips to help ensure you and your colleagues are at your safest online. There are a few questions you can ask [...]

14 Years of Facebook: How the Security of Social Media has Changed

February 16th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in Industry News No Comments »
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14 Years of Facebook: How the Security of Social Media has Changed After being around for 14 years, Facebook has now obtained over 2 billion active monthly users. Every 60 seconds 510,000 comments are posted, 293,000 statuses are updated, and 136,000 photos are uploaded. Do you know who can see what you share? A concern [...]

Millions duped by Facebook Live video

November 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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In the same vein as the “live” space walk that wasn’t live – broadcast on 26 October on the social network – a video of a sky-high maintenance job has racked up over six million views. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37865920

Google, Facebook, Amazon join forces on future of AI

September 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Amazon, Google’s DeepMind, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft will work together on issues such as privacy, safety and the collaboration between people and AI. Dubbed the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, it will include external experts. One said he hoped the group would address “legitimate concerns”. “We’ve seen a very fast development in AI over a very […]

Facebook told to stop collecting German WhatsApp data

September 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook has been ordered by a German privacy regulator to stop collecting and storing the data of German users of its messaging app WhatsApp. The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information said that the social network had not obtained effective approval from WhatsApp’s 35 million German users. Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19bn […]

Facial recognition can be tricked with Facebook photos

August 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Here’s a bit of irony: the vast array of photos collected on Facebook and crunched by its powerful facial recognition technology can be used to trick facial recognition. It’s done by creating 3D facial models using just a handful of publicly available photos, such as those that people post to Facebook and other social media […]

Facebook launches Lifestage app for school teens

August 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook has launched a new social media app aimed at school teenagers. Members of Lifestage, currently only available on Apple devices in the US, upload pictures and videos based around feelings, likes and dislikes. These are then turned into video profiles. All posts are public and there are no options to restrict viewing. The idea […]

Facebook to suppress clickbait stories

August 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook has intensified its crackdown on so-called clickbait news that appears on the social network. Clickbait articles tend to carry intriguing headlines which suggest there is more to the story than there actually is. They are famous for employing alluring phrases such as “you’ll never guess what happened next” in order to drive web traffic. […]

How to Make All Your Past Facebook Posts More Private

July 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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When you post on Facebook, you can choose who will see that post, as well as all future posts. However, what if you want to limit who can see all the posts you’ve made in the past? Facebook has a setting to do just that. You can limit the audience for any of the posts […]

Facebook tests ‘secret message’ service

July 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Private messages that can disappear are being trialled by Facebook as it experiments with a new option for those using its Messenger app. They become hidden after a certain period of time chosen by the author, the firm said. It is part of a new “secret message” service having a limited trial, Facebook announced. Senders […]

Facebook launches OpenCellular platform

July 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook has launched an open-sourced communications platform, as part of the social network’s continuing attempts to bring internet connectivity to underserved parts of the world. Mark Zuckerberg shared images on his profile of a shoebox-sized device that contained the hardware needed to set up a local, wireless network. “OpenCellular is the next step on our […]

Israel angered by Facebook hatred rules

July 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Government ministers in Israel have accused Facebook of failing to tackle “inciteful” posts against the country on the social network. Public security minister Gilad Erdan said Facebook had set “a very high bar for removing inciteful content”. Justice minister Ayelet Shaked wants social media companies to pre-emptively remove content which Israel considers to be a […]

Facebook ‘hack’ victim exposes passport scam

June 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook user Aaron Thompson has exposed an online thief who gained access to his account simply by sending the support team a fake passport to unlock the account. It granted the “hacker” access to Mr Thompson’s personal and business Facebook pages. Mr Thompson shared his experience on news site Reddit when he realised he was […]

Facebook gives friends higher priority in News Feeds

June 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook is to give posts by users’ friends and family greater prominence in their News Feeds. The social network said its members had expressed concerns that they were missing “important updates” from the people they cared about. The move reverses a trend towards giving more space to content posted by the news media and brands. […]

How to Disable “Facebook Live” Notifications

June 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook recently introduced “Facebook Live”, a live video streaming function that allows Facebook users to broadcast events in real time to their friends and followers. It seems innocuous enough, but by default, it sends notifications to all of someone’s friends whenever they start a stream–which means you end up with a bunch of notifications you don’t […]

Facebook scraps in-video links to other sites

June 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook has withdrawn the ability for video creators to embed links into their clips. The call to action [CTA] feature had been popular with broadcasters, who used it as a way to steer users to their own sites. The change in policy was made earlier this month without warning. Experts say the decision is another […]

Chicago man shot dead during Facebook live-stream

June 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A Chicago man was shot dead while live-streaming a video of himself on Facebook, police said on Friday. Antonio Perkins, 28, was shot in the head and neck on the city’s west side. The video is still available on Facebook and has been watched nearly 700,000 times. It is the second time in less than […]

Twitter, Facebook and Google ‘aided Paris attacks’

June 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Tech companies are facing legal action from the father of a woman killed in the Paris attacks last November. Reynaldo Gonzalez is accusing Google, Facebook and Twitter of providing “material support” to extremists. He alleges they “knowingly permitted” the so-called Islamic State group – referred to as “ISIS” in his legal action – to recruit, […]

Facebook sticks by Gawker attack funder Peter Thiel

June 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook has chosen to keep the billionaire who helped fund a sex tape legal case against Gawker Media on its board of directors. The social network’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg confirmed the decision to retain Peter Thiel during her appearance at the Code Conference. Mr Thiel has said he wants to challenge Gawker’s “bullying” […]

Facebook uses AI to understand text-based posts

June 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook has developed AI software to help understand what people are talking about in posts to the social network. The Deep Text engine can understand text with “near-human accuracy”, a Facebook blogpost explained. It said the AI system was developed to help people get more out of the site and to help catch spam and […]

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