Facebook leak becomes first big test for GDPR
The recent Facebook leak affects three million EU citizens. That's what the Irish Data Protection Commission said last Tuesday. CEO Mark Zuckberberg's social network may face a fine of more than one billion dollars if the company does not meet GDPR's requirements.
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Facebook deletes hundreds of pages because they break the rules
The U.S. midterm elections are coming up soon. In the run-up to this, Facebook decided to remove several hundred pages related to political spam and coordinated fake behaviour. In this way, the social network is responding to the call for more action when it comes to fake news and attempts at politi... Read more
Facebook Workplace gets algorithmic feed and security check
Facebook Workplace, a version of Facebook for enterprises, will be given several new functions. In this way Facebook hopes to compete with Slack and Microsoft Teams. This includes an improved chat function, an algorithmic feed and a security check, reports TechCrunch.
With the new chat feature, user... Read more
Facebook makes preview PyTorch AI framework available
Facebook has launched a developer preview of its PyTorch Artificial Intelligence (AI) framework. The framework helps accelerate the deployment of AI-based applications, reports Silicon Angle.
PyTorch was announced in May. The framework was developed by the Facebook AI research group as a machine le... Read more
Facebook may be fined billions for data breach
It looks like Facebook is going to get a hefty fine for the data breach earlier this week. Possibly the social network would have to pay a fine of $1.63 billion for the leak that may have hacked fifty million accounts.
Earlier this week Facebook reported that the accounts of up to fifty million peop... Read more
Hackers capture data from 50 million Facebook users
Last weekend, Facebook announced that, in the event of a security problem, the data of almost fifty million users had been captured. It is not yet entirely clear how the hack exactly took place, but it has to do with a vulnerability in the way the View as function works.
In a blog, Guy Rosen, vice p... Read more
WhatsApp founder Brian Acton was working externally at Facebook
Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, left parent company Facebook ten months ago. A reason for his departure was not given. Now, for the first time, Acton is giving Forbes an insight into his reasons for leaving the company.
WhatsApp was founded in 2009 by Acton and Jan Koum. In 2014, Facebook acqu... Read more
The two ways Facebook wants to make money with WhatsApp
After Facebook took over WhatsApp, it was immediately questionable how CEO Mark Zuckerberg intended to make money with the app. Until then, the latter had always been free of advertising and Zuckerberg stated that money could be earned in other ways. Now it appears that advertisements are being look... Read more
“Founders Instagram get out because of a fight with Mark Zuckerberg.
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the two founders of Instagram, have announced their retirement. Insiders argue against Bloomberg that this is because of tensions between them and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. They wouldn't agree on the direction the social medium is heading in.
"We plan to take some... Read more
Google is going to allow certain crypto-foreign trade show advertisements again
Google announced yesterday that it is reversing an earlier decision to completely ban advertisements around cryptic currency. From now on, certain regulated crypto-foreign exchanges will be able to advertise in the United States and Japan. This means that the policy is loosened up a little.
That rep... Read more