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Culture & Gaming

Judge tells ZeniMax and Oculus to end their legal battle

One of the biggest stories of 2017 for the VR industry is also one of its longest. The year started out with ZeniMax Media taking Facebook-owned Oculus to court over an alleged theft of technology. A jury eventually ruled that Oculus must pay ZeniMax $500 million , but that wasn’t the end of things —…

Tech

Instagram is actively ruining my life with its inhumane algorithm

As a rule, social networks are terrible at understanding their human users — no matter the ooey-gooey platitudes about bringing us “closer together ” their executives piece together.  Never has this been more clear than over the past few days, when Instagram’s algorithm continually shoved well-meaning but emotionally ruinous “happy Father’s Day!” garbage down my…

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Facebook counters online extremism with new U.K. training program for NGOs

(Reuters) — Facebook is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services. Facebook, which outlined new efforts to remove extremist and terrorism content from its social media platform last week, will launch…

Start Ups

Crunch Report | Apple Rolls Out Early Version Of Its Safe Driving Feature

 Today’s Stories  Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Apple’s newest iOS 11 beta Sean Parker has left Spotify’s board; Padmasree Warrior, Thomas Staggs join in lead up to IPO Trump might kill next month’s new startup visa before it takes effect Facebook is testing a feature to prevent profile pictures being abused…

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Facebook has new safeguards for profile pictures, but it's just a first step

Facebook is revamping profile pictures to make them safer, starting with India. The company has launched two new features in India to reduce misuse of profile photos, announced on Thursday. Though the issue is not limited to that region of the world, the problem is prevalent in the country, according to Facebook. SEE ALSO: Facebook…

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Facebook gives up on making the world more open and connected, now wants to bring the world closer together

Facebook announced a massive change today. CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared the company with nearly 2 billion monthly active users has a new mission statement: Give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. The old mission  was “give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.” Facebook…

Mobile

Facebook equips admins to protect and analyze their Groups

 Facebook sees Groups as the core of its push to “build community,” as Mark Zuckerberg detailed in his 6,000-word humanitarian manifesto. So today at its Communities Summit in Chicago, where it assembled 300 admins of top Groups, Facebook is making good on Zuckerberg’s promise to give admins more tools to manage their flocks. Read More…

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Facebook refuses to share political ad data with researchers

(Reuters) — Facebook said it would not disclose information about political campaign advertising or related data such as how many users click on ads and if advertising messages are consistent across demographics, despite arguments from political scientists who want the data for research. Details such as the frequency of ads, how much money was spent…

Mobile

Facebook’s piloting tools to protect your profile picture from being misused

If you’re ever concerned that your Facebook profile photo could be downloaded and misused by other users, the social networking giant has revealed that it’s piloting new features that prevent profile photos from being accessed. The pilot is kicking off in India today, with a view toward a broader rollout, depending on the outcome of…