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Image-rec startup for cops, Feds can probably identify you from 3 billion pics it's scraped from Facebook, YouTube etc

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/20/ai_roundup_clearview/

4 days ago

Roundup Plus other 'fun' news from the world of AI

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Five years in the clink for super-crook who scammed Google, Facebook out of $120m with fake tech invoices

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/20/facebook_google_hacker_five_years/

a month ago

Lithuanian bloke locked up for mother of all phishing capers

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Valuable personal info leaks from Facebook – not Zuck selling it, unencrypted hard drives of staff data stolen

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/13/facebook_data_loss/

a month ago

Car smash-and-grab ends with loss of payroll details for 20,000 employees

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BBC tells Conservative Party to remove edited Facebook ad featuring its reporters

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/29/bbc_objects_to_conservative_facebook_ad/

2 months ago

Clip 'could damage perceptions of our impartiality', says Auntie

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Stop us if you've heard this one: Facebook and Twitter profiles silently slurped by shady code

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/26/facebook_twitter_data_loss/

2 months ago

Rogue SDKs covertly harvested personal info, it is claimed

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PSA: You are now in the timeline where Facebook and pals are torn a new one by, er, Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/22/cohen_slams_facebook/

2 months ago

Updated The Dictator leading man says web giants would run 'Final Solution' ads for Hitler

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Amnesty slams Facebook, Google over 'pervasive surveillance' business model

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/21/amnesty_facebook_google/

2 months ago

Rights warriors want governments to actually, y'know, do something – anything

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Facebook iOS app silently turns on your phone camera. Ah, relax – it's just a bug, lol!?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/12/facebook_camera_bug/

2 months ago

Plus Facebook Pay has launched: Why not give them access to your financial data?

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War on deepfakes: Amazon backs Microsoft and Facebook with $1m in cloud credits

https://www.zdnet.com/article/war-on-deepfakes-amazon-backs-microsoft-and-facebook-with-1m-in-cloud-credits/

3 months ago

AWS offers computing power to researchers in the Facebook-backed deepfake detection competition.

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Here we go again: US govt tells Facebook to kill end-to-end encryption for the sake of the children

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/04/us_government_encryption/

4 months ago

Uncle Sam calls on tech giants to open up platforms for government snooping

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Imagine if Facebook could read your mind: Er, I have some bad news for you...

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/20/imagine_if_facebook_could_read_your_mind_er_i_have_some_bad_news_for_you/

4 months ago

Something for the Weekend, Sir? These things can mess with your brain

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You can trust us to run a digital currency – we're Facebook: Exec begs Europe not to ban Libra

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/18/libra_exec_explanation/

4 months ago

His persuasive argument? You’re wrong – we know better about this money stuff

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Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google told: If you could cough up a decade of your internal emails, that'd be great

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/16/antitrust_probe_facebook_amazon_apple_google/

4 months ago

Oh, and you have four weeks to comply, says US antitrust probe

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Facebook: Remember how we promised we weren’t tracking your location? Psych! Can't believe you fell for that

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/10/facebook_location_tracking/

4 months ago

Analysis Super-harvester of private info forced to confront new iOS, Android safeguards

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Time to check Face Recognition settings on Facebook

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/09/04/time-to-check-face-recognition-settings-on-facebook/

5 months ago

Facebook announced the global roll out of the Face Recognition setting for new users and existing users who had access to the tag suggestions feature today. The company launched a feature called […]

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Oh there it is, Facebook shrugs as Free Basics private key found to be signing unrelated apps

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/02/facebook_basics_app_key_compromised/

5 months ago

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Facebook rolls out Off-Facebook Activity controls

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/21/facebook-rolls-out-off-facebook-activity-controls/

5 months ago

Facebook started to roll out a new privacy tool called Off-Facebook Activity to users from Ireland, Spain, and South Korea earlier today. Designed to give users of the site better control over […]

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Facebook told by FTC that it can't do these privacy invasive things anymore

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/24/facebook-told-by-ftc-that-it-cant-to-these-privacy-invasive-things-anymore/

6 months ago

Facebook was fined $5 Billion USD today, July 24, 2019, by the FTC. More important from the perspective of Facebook users is that the company agreed to "new restrictions and a modified […]

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