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Fb knowledge reportedly is helping firms wager your credit score rating

Facebook may know even more about your personal life than you think. Some advertisers are able to use Facebook-provided data to target ads based on a user’s credit score. This is all according to a new report in The Intercept, which raises fresh questions about the company’s data sharing deals. The tool in question is...CONTINUE READING
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Twitter joins the struggle towards anti-vaccine incorrect information

Twitter has become the latest social media company to address misinformation about vaccines on its platform.  The company announced that it will redirect users to a “credible public health resource” when they search for specific terms associated with vaccines.  “At Twitter, we understand the importance of vaccines in preventing illness and disease and recognize the...CONTINUE READING
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Fb warns advertisers: It’s possible you’ll no longer like ‘transparent historical past’

Facebook is about to let us in on one of its darkest secrets: how many companies can track us outside of its service, thanks to its ad targeting tools. Though it’s been well known within the tech and advertising industry, it’s not something the typical Facebook user has been given much visibility into. But that...CONTINUE READING
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Whistleblower says Fb’s algorithms generate extremist movies

Facebook has an automation problem.  A confidential whistleblower complaint filed to the SEC and obtained by the Associated Press claims that the social network has been generating extremist videos, pages, and content by default. The content in question, which reportedly was manufactured entirely by Facebook independent of any specific human, ranges from white supremacist pages...CONTINUE READING
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Instagram cracks down on anti-vaccine hashtags

Instagram is cracking down on anti-vaccine conspiracy theories. The company announced Thursday that it will block hashtags that surface false information about vaccines.  With the change, which is beginning to take effect now, Instagram will prevent the hashtags it’s identified from appearing in search results and hashtag pages. Instagram has previously done this to address...CONTINUE READING
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Twitter in spite of everything permits you to upload response GIFs to retweets

Hey, would you look at that. A change to Twitter that won’t immediately be universally reviled. The social media platform announced Monday that, starting immediately on mobile, users can add GIFs to retweets. That’s right, you no longer have to just slap a downward pointing finger emoji on your retweets and call it a day. ...CONTINUE READING
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Fb’s cryptocurrency plans could also be extra formidable than we idea

Facebook is building something related to cryptocurrencies — that much we know. But a new report by the Wall Street Journal claims the company is talking to financial giants in order to launch a crypto-based payment system that could turn the global payments space on its head.  SEE ALSO: Bitfinex and Tether accused of $850...CONTINUE READING
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Fb controlled to make a screw up its ban on ‘bad’ folks

Facebook finally did it. After months and months of criticism, the social network finally decided to enforce its own rules and ban several far-right provocateurs and other public figures it considers “dangerous.” The move affected InfoWars host Alex Jones (who was previously barred from Facebook, but had remained on Instagram), Milo Yiannopoulos, and Laura Loomer...CONTINUE READING
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