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Facebook’s Filters Tried To Censor The Mac G4 For Being ‘Overtly Sexual’
Thanks to algorithms and filters, companies such as Facebook can manage content uploaded to its platform without necessarily needing human intervention. However, as with all things, it is not 100% accurate or reliable. In fact, recently there was a hilarious report of how Facebook’s filters had attempted to censor the photo of a Mac G4 computer for apparently being “overtly sexual”.

Facebook Has A Chatbot That Helps Employees Discuss The Company’s Scandals
Being employed in a huge tech firm like Facebook sounds like it would be the dream of many, and we imagine that is still somewhat true. However, the company has been embroiled in numerous scandals in the recent months and years, meaning that without doubt should you ever mention you work at Facebook, you might be asked for your thoughts on these scandals.

Here’s How Instagram Uses AI To Help You Explore Content
How do you get the perfect recommendations while you try to explore new content on Instagram?It looks like Instagram wants to share how it uses AI to help you explore the best content while keeping you safe from unwanted posts.It discusses the technical details on its latest Facebook blog post about Machine Learning applications. Here, we just give you an overview of what’s mentioned.Specifically, it talks about the “Explore” content […]

Facebook Built (But Never Released) A Facial Recognition App
Given how much Facebook knows about us, partly due to many of us willingly handing that information over, a lot of us have become a bit more wary about Facebook’s intentions these days. Now according to a recent report from Business Insider, it seems that Facebook had at one point in time created a facial recognition app.

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Facebook Is Testing An Instagram-Like Feature For Its Platform
While Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are very different platforms from each other, over the years, we’ve seen how Facebook has attempted to try and introduce similar features to each of its products. For example, Stories is one of those features where we’ve seen it applied across all three apps.

Facebook Patches iOS Bug That Activated Camera Without User Knowledge
Earlier this week it was revealed that Facebook for iOS had a bug in which for some reason, activated the user’s camera behind the scenes without their knowledge. Given the various conspiracy theories about Facebook spying on users and listening to them through their microphones, it certainly did not do the company any favors.

Facebook Gets In On Mobile Payments With ‘Facebook Pay’
The concept of mobile payments isn’t new and we’re seeing a lot of competition in the market today. In fact, several years ago, Facebook attempted to get in on mobile payments in the form of Facebook Messenger Payments, where users could send money to each other over the Messenger platform.

Facebook For iOS Secretly Uses The iPhone’s Camera While You’re Using The App
There has been a longstanding conspiracy theory that suggests that Facebook is somehow listening and spying on its users through the microphone and/or camera of the smartphone that it is installed on. After all, how would one otherwise explain how uncannily accurate the ads are, especially since we just talked about it with our friends, right?

Facebook AI Can Now ‘Hide’ You From Facial Recognition Systems
Facebook has come under fire in recent times over various privacy-related scandals, leading to some to call upon other users to delete their Facebook accounts. However, in a pretty strange twist, it seems that researchers at Facebook have managed to develop an AI system that is capable of “hiding” people from facial recognition systems.

Facebook Is Testing A Dedicated News Feed
At the moment, Facebook’s News Feed consists of posts from everything. This includes posts from friends, colleagues, family members, and pages and groups that you have joined or Liked. Facebook has attempted to use algorithms to try and make it as relevant as possible, but given that it contains just about everything, it can get messy.

Facebook And Instagram Get New Features To Fight Fake News
Fake news can be a huge problem these days in this day and age of social media. This is because of how fast social media posts can spread where they can be shared and reshared hundreds, if not thousands of times in very little time. Of course, not everyone sharing fake news is doing it on purpose.

Facebook’s Libra In Trouble As More Companies Withdraw Their Support
Last week, it was reported that Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency lost one of the companies that initially supported it. This came in the form of PayPal who decided to back out of the cryptocurrency. However, it seems that Libra could be in serious trouble because it looks like more founding companies are withdrawing their support as well.

How To Stop Facebook From Tracking Your Location In The Background
If you’re not comfortable with Facebook knowing your location even when the app is closed, here’s how you can turn off background location tracking for that added bit of privacy.

Sony No Longer Allow PS4 Gamers To Share Screenshots, Videos On Facebook
For a while now, Sony PS4 gamers could integrate with Facebook where they will be able to directly share screenshots and videos they have taken in a game onto the social media platform. This is useful for gamers who want to let their friends and followers know what they’re doing, and could also be used as a promotional tool of sorts for streamers.