Facebook confirms it is working on mind-reading technology

If you thought your thoughts were safe, think again: social media giant Facebook has confirmed it is developing technology to read your mind and send what’s inside directly through to the internet. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced during the company’s F8 developer conference in San Jose this week that it is working on a “direct brain interface” that will allow […]

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Snapchat just launched an attack on a key source of Facebook’s ad revenue

Snapchat’s popularity with younger users has helped it eat into an important segment of Facebook’s audience. Now Snapchat is stepping up its attack on another major pillar of Facebook’s business: advertisers. Snapchat is rolling out two new tools to bolster its ad offerings, one of which is aimed squarely at a key source of Facebook’s mobile ad revenue. Advertisers on Snapchat will now have access […]

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Facebook is coming to your TV

Facebook wants to be a bigger part of your living room. On Tuesday, the social network said it’s launching an app for set-top boxes, including Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV. The app will let you watch all the videos you’d normally watch on Facebook on a bigger screen. That includes Facebook Live videos, as well as […]

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Facebook just made a key move in its quest to crush Snapchat

After successfully copying Snapchat with Instagram Stories, Facebook is at it again in its big blue app. The same interface, which Facebook is aptly calling Facebook Stories, is currently being tested in the Facebook mobile app, a company spokesperson told Business Insider on Wednesday. While the test is beginning only in Ireland, the spokesperson said Facebook plans to bring the […]

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Facebook Accused of Misleading EU in WhatsApp Takeover Probe

Facebook Inc. risks a multimillion-euro fine for allegedly misleading European Union merger watchdogs when it won approval to buy the WhatsApp messaging service in 2014. The EU’s antitrust authority said Tuesday it suspects Facebook supplied “incorrect or misleading information” on linking data with WhatsApp as officials investigated the tie-up two years ago. Approval for the $22 billion deal isn’t under threat, […]

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How US police used Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to spy on ‘activists of color’

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have all revoked access to a social media monitoring platform that was being marketed to police departments in the US as a method of conducting real-time web surveillance on activists and protesters. The Chicago-based start-up offering the service, called Geofeedia, describes the system as a location-based analytics tool that gives customers the ability to “predict, analyse […]

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