I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Heres What It Did to Me

August 20, 2017

There’s this great Andy Warhol excerpt you’ve perhaps interpreted before:” I think everybody should like everybody .” You can buy signs and dishes with photographs of Warhol, looking like the blanket of a Belle& Sebastian album, with that motto plastered across his face in Helvetica. But the full mention, taken from a 1963 interrogation in Art News , is a great description of how we interact on social media today….

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The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

August 18, 2017

A shadowy operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign heavily influenced the result of the EU referendum. Is our electoral process still fit for purpose? The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to further their aims.[] The risks at stake are profound and represent a fundamental threat to our sovereignty. Alex Younger,…

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How Facebook Is Transforming Disaster Response

August 17, 2017

David Moran was all set to go out that Saturday night. He thought he might thump Parliament House, Orlandos oldest homosexual nightclub, or perhaps make it over to Pulse, another mainstay. But after he and a acquaintance pointed their change at the restaurants sector where they both succeeded, vehicle hurt remained them marooned in the parking lots for the purposes of an hour. So Moran go back home and fell…

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Crunch Report | Benchmark Sues Travis Kalanick

August 13, 2017

Benchmark sues former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Facebook buys computer vision startup focused on adding objects to video Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Tito hamzeEdited by: Tito Hamze Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and…

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Facebook is testing a secret photo sharing app in China, report says

August 12, 2017

Image: Schiefelbein/AP/REX/Shutterstock Facebook is even more desperate to have a presence in China than we thought. The social network has been secretly testing a photo sharing app in the country, according to a new report in The New York Times. SEE ALSO: Facebook is dangerous for Democracyhere’s why The app, reportedly called “Colorful Balloons” is apparently a Chinese version of Facebook’s photo-sharing app, Moments. The app, first released in the…

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Facebook Watch is gunning for the 23 hours a day you don’t spend on Facebook

August 12, 2017

Image: vicky leta/mashable Facebook’s 2 billions users spend about 50 minutes a day on Facebook, which begs the question: what does Facebook want you to do with the other 23 hours and 10 minutes of your day? On Wednesday, the company’s plans for that remaining time became clearer. Yep, it’s here: meet Facebook Watch. Facebook Watch marks the social network’s entry into the high-end video scene. It’s an arms race…

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Facebook now has technology for manipulating live videos

August 12, 2017

Fake it.Image: facebook Fake news, it’s a big deal on Facebook, and we might just be getting more of it in the form of videos. Facebook recently bought a startup with an expertise in video manipulation, Deutsche Startups reported. The German-based startup Fayteq has software that is able to remove or add objects in videos, even live ones, and add effects to them. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s dumbest feature is coming…

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Facebook buys computer vision startup focused on adding objects to video

August 12, 2017

Facebook has acquired a German company called Fayteq that builds software add-ons for video editing that can remove and add whole objects from captured video using computer vision. The acquisition was first reported by a German startup publication (via Variety) and confirmed to TechCrunch, and could be useful as Facebook pursues additional video filter creation technology, both for its live streaming efforts, and for platforms like Instagram Stories. Of course,…

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Facebook password stealing software comes packed with a trojan that steals your passwords

August 11, 2017

Facebook malware is nothing new, but an emerging threat offers some unique karmic retribution. In an unpublished report, security researchers at Sydney-based LMNTRIX Labs have identified software advertising itself as a Facebook password stealer that injects malicious code in the background once downloaded, making the user vulnerable to having their own credentials stolen. This appears very widespread and growing, the research team told TechCrunch. We classified this as an ongoing…

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