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Facebook, Microsoft join hands to fight ‘deepfakes’

San Francisco, Sep 6 (IANS) Facebook has partnered with Microsoft, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other institutions to fight 'deepfakes' and has committed $10 million towards creating open source tools that can better detect if a video has been...

Facebook full of fake online review groups, warns Which?

London, Aug 7 (IANS) Facebook has failed to stop fake product review factories that are increasingly being used to mislead consumers, an investigation by consumer association Which? has found. Facebook remains flooded with fake review groups, despite being ordered to take...

Websites using Facebook’s ‘Like’ button liable for data: EU court

London, July 29 (IANS) Europe's top court on Monday said websites using Facebook "Like" button are liable for data as "Like" button plugins can transmit data back to Facebook even if they don't click on those buttons. The operator of a...

Facebook shifting Instant Games from Messenger to main app

San Francisco, July 28 (IANS) Social networking giant Facebook is removing its feature Instant Games out of Messenger and adding it to the Facebook Gaming tab on the main app. "With our focus on creating a central Instant Games experience on...

Slapped with $5bn fine, FB to appoint chief privacy officer

San Francisco, July 24 (IANS) After reaching a $5 billion settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Facebook on Wednesday said it will set up a new privacy committee of its board that will oversee its privacy programme, besides...

Facebook to pay $5 billion fine for privacy violations

Washington, July 13 (IANS) The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a settlement involving about $5 billion with Facebook over its probe into the tech giant's privacy violations, a media report said on Friday. FTC commissioners voted by 3-2 with Republicans...

Germany fines Facebook $2.3mn for under-reporting content complaints

London, July 2 (IANS) Germany on Tuesday slapped $2.3 million fine on Facebook's Irish subsidiary for under-reporting illegal content complaints it received last year. According to BT.com, the country's Federal Office of Justice also complained about the lack of transparency in...

Facebook faces trial over data breach affecting 30mn users

San Francisco, June 24 (IANS) In a setback, a US court has rejected Facebook's claims to block a lawsuit against it in a data breach that affected nearly 30 million users in September last year. According to a report in Seeking...

Would you shun Facebook if given lifetime data protection?

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Would you give up your digital life if all your personal information - passwords, posts, pictures, videos, jokes, memes, GIFs etc - remain private for the rest of your life or given back to you,...

Facebook to rank comments to make conversations meaningful

In a move to make conversations on public posts more meaningful, Facebook has rolled out an update where it will rank comments to promote those that are most relevant to users. Facebook will now start showing comments on public posts...

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Bond yields unleash bears, equity indices trade in red

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) India's key equity indices traded in the red during Friday's mid-afternoon session on the back...