Facebook’s AI Can Tell Where Deepfakes Come From
AI is an amazing piece of technology, but it seems that as useful as it is, it can also be harmful. A good example would be using it to create deepfakes, where AI is “abused” to create fake photos or videos of people that are highly convincing to the untrained eye. This is why companies like Adobe have developed tools that can detect these sorts of fakes.
Facebook Could Be Developing A Smartwatch With A Detachable Display
Facebook has mostly been a software and services kind of company, but it seems that they aren’t quite done with their hardware ambitions just yet because according to a report from The Verge, Facebook is apparently working on a smartwatch that could debut next summer and it could sport an interesting design.
Instagram And Facebook Launch Feature To Hide Like Counts
Likes on a Facebook or Instagram post can be a useful metric to gauge roughly how many people might have seen it or interacted with it. However, some argue that chasing likes can be distracting and takes away from the original point of posting, although some might also argue that chasing likes is one of the main reasons why people post in the first place.
Instagram Could Use WhatsApp To Send 2FA Codes
One of the better methods of security for logging in would be to use 2FA. This basically adds an additional layer of security so that in the event a hacker guesses your password, they won’t be able to get in without the 2FA code. For the most part, 2FAs are sent over SMS, but Instagram is exploring something else.
New Oculus Update Lets You See Yourself In VR
One of the problems with VR is that it’s so immersive that sometimes you can forget your surroundings. It’s also almost impossible to see yourself from the inside, at least until now where a recent update to the Oculus mobile app will give VR users the ability to see themselves in a VR setting.
Facebook Wants You To Read Articles Before Sharing Them
Headlines and titles of articles are important. From a publishing standpoint, a catchy headline can draw in readers, but sometimes a headline that’s too inflammatory might cause people to get upset and share it or make comments without actually reading it. This in turn can cause problems with misinformation.
Facebook Begins Testing Its ‘Neighborhoods’ Feature
Facebook is a good place to connect with friends, family members, colleagues, and more, especially if they live thousands of miles away from you. But what about connecting with the people around you? We’ve seen how some neighborhoods have created their own Facebook groups and pages, but Facebook is hoping to make it a bit more official.
Facebook Messenger And Instagram Direct Won’t Be Getting End-To-End Encryption So Soon
A lot of messaging apps these days are getting end-to-end encryption or already have it. It seems like a very standard feature that most people can expect, but it turns out that Facebook Messenger and Instagram Direct won’t be getting that feature anytime soon, according to a post by Facebook.
Facebook And Instagram Are Encouraging iOS Users To Enable App Tracking
With the release of iOS 14.5, Apple has introduced its App Tracking Transparency feature that basically gives users the option of whether or not they want an app to be able to track them. It doesn’t kill tracking completely, but rather it puts the choice in the hands of users, which is a good thing as far as privacy is concerned.
Spotify Launches A Mini Player Within Facebook App
If you’re a Spotify subscriber, there’s a chance you might have shared tunes to Facebook every now and then. The downside is that listening to Spotify will require you to leave the Facebook app, but that has changed as Spotify has since announced that they are launching a mini player within the Facebook app.
How To Delete Your WhatsApp Account
Are you no longer interested in using WhatsApp? Maybe you want to migrate to a different service, but before you do, maybe you should delete your WhatsApp account. If you’re not sure how to delete your WhatsApp account, then read on to find out.
Facebook Introduces New Tool That Lets You Export Posts And Notes
Obviously Facebook would love it if you stuck around using its network, but in case you do decide to leave the social network and want to save all your posts and notes for posterity, then you might be pleased to learn that Facebook has since introduced a new tool that makes it easier for you to export your notes and posts to a third-party service like Google Docs.
Facebook’s Global Operations Are Now 100% Supported By Renewable Energy
Huge tech companies like Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and so on have huge environmental impacts. This is because not only do they produce physical products that consume natural resources, but because they run massive data centers, these data centers also consume natural resources.
Facebook Testing A Speed Dating Video App
Facebook is a social media platform that wears many hats. It tries to be a platform for friends and family members to connect with each other. It also tries to be a platform for video creators looking for an alternative to YouTube. It also tries to be a gaming platform where it hopes to steal audiences away from Twitch.
Facebook Testing Applying Contextual Labels To Pages
There are so many Pages created on Facebook and it’s not surprising given how easy it is. However, do you know anything about the Pages you’ve joined or followed? Do you see people sharing posts from certain Pages? It might be a bit confusing sometimes, which is why Facebook wants to clear things up with labels.
Over 500 Million Facebook Users’ Personal Data Have Leaked Online
Facebook already has a pretty bad reputation when it comes to protecting the privacy of its users, and the latest reports are certainly not helping. According to security researcher Alon Gal, it appears that the personal data of over 500 million Facebook users have managed to make their way online.
More Evidence That Facebook Is Building Its Own Version Of Clubhouse
A report from last month seemed to suggest that Facebook is looking to take on Clubhouse with something of their own. Now thanks to mobile developer and reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi, he has shared screenshots of what appears to be part of the UI for Facebook’s version of Clubhouse.
Facebook Might Build A Kid-Friendly Version Of Instagram
Recently, Instagram updated itself where the social media platform introduced some features designed to help protect its younger users. However, what better way to keep kids away from the unwanted advances of adults by creating a social network that’s just kids only, right? Turns out Facebook could be thinking about it.