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Facebook and Twitter Will Both Stream WNBA Games This Season

Email The new season will commence May 14—and you can watch some of the games on social media. The WNBA’s 25th season isn’t exactly going to be tough to find online—with the Women’s National Basketball Association announcing that its games will stream on a plethora of platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and the streaming service Paramount+.…

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Facebook board upholds Trump’s suspension

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former President Donald Trump won’t return to Facebook — for now. The social network’s quasi-independent Oversight Board voted to uphold his ban from the platform after his account was suspended four months ago for inciting violence that led to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot. While upholding the suspension, the board…

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Facebook reportedly rejects Signal ads on Social Networking giant’s Information collection

Signal says it was only trying to make ads that showed Instagram users what data of theirs is used to target ads to them. Getty Images Facebook rejected ads that Signal tried to buy on Instagram that sought to highlight the types of data it collects from users, the encrypted messaging service said in a…

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Facebook Allows Drug Ads to Target Teens, Activists Say

Teenagers on Facebook can be targeted by ads endorsing alcohol, drugs, gambling, smoking, and eating disorders, according to a report by a watchdog group. The Tech Transparency Project created six test ads and submitted them to Facebook, saying it wanted to reach users ages 13 to 17. Facebook approved all the ads within hours, including…

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Facebook Messenger and Instagram encryption aren’t coming anytime soon

Facebook announced a couple of years ago plans to merge all its instant messenger apps into a unified chat system that will allow any user to find and talk to anyone else without requiring an account on the other platforms. In practice, this means Facebook Messenger users could talk to Instagram and WhatsApp users. This…

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Twitter, Facebook and Paramount+ will stream WNBA games this summer

When the WNBA kicks off its historic 25th season on May 14th, fans will have plenty of chances to watch it unfold online. The league announced its broadcast schedule on Monday, in the process detailing all the games that will make their way to streaming platforms. To start, Twitter will air 12 games, with the…

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Facebook and Instagram use iOS notices to sell you on app tracking

Facebook has been determined to promote app tracking before Apple made it optional with iOS 14.5, and it’s now using pressure tactics to encourage adoption. Technologist Ashkan Soltani and The Verge have found that Facebook and Instagram are displaying notices to iOS users that pitch the app tracking concept. The option not only shows more…

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Facebook details self-supervised AI that May segment Pictures and videos

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Facebook today announced that it developed an algorithm in collaboration with Inria called DINO that enables the training of transformers, a type of machine learning model, without labeled training data. The company claims it sets a new state-of-the-art among unlabeled data…

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Facebook advertisers target children interested in smoking, alcohol, weight loss

Facebook is allowing businesses to advertise to children as young as 13 who express an interest in smoking, extreme weight loss and gambling for as little as $3, research by the lobby group Reset Australia has found.The organisation, which is critical of digital platforms, set up a Facebook page and advertising account under the name…

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Facebook says it removed the internet’s 12 most prominent anti-vaxxers. 10 are still on the social network.

The Disinformation Dozen is still spreading dangerous falsehoods about the COVID-19 vaccine on social media. Image: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images By Matt Binder2021-04-27 23:37:52 UTC One month ago, a report came out detailing how the majority of the anti-vaccination disinformation spreading online originated from just 12 individuals. During a hearing at the time, CEOs…