In an incredible feat, Microsoft, Facebook and the telecom infrastructure company Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable across the Atlantic Ocean that is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per second.
According to a report in The Washington Post late on Sunday, in November last year, Barack Obama made a personal appeal to Mark Zuckerberg to take the threat of fake news and political disinformation seriously.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he wants to sell 35-75 million Facebook shares in the next 18 months to fund the company’s work in education, science and advocacy.
Like other Silicon Valley giants, Facebook in 2015 decided to open a new share class, that would help maintain Mark Zuckerberg’s hold on the company, even if he lost all his shares. Shareholders sued the company. Facebook has now retracted its lawsuit before the start of the trial.
The U.S. Federal Election Commission is considering bringing in Facebook and other tech firms for a public hearing
Notably, the WhatsApp button appears to be similar to the Instagram button that’s already available for users in the Facebook app.
A plea seeking a stay on the operations of social media platforms Facebook and WhatsApp till a decision is taken whether to regulate their call services has prompted the Delhi High Court to seek the government’s response on the issue.
Facebook has initiated an offline campaign in India to create awareness on the menace of ‘fake news’ that is rampant on social media these days, offering tips to users on how to spot such stories. The campaign’s ad contained the message: “Together, we can limit the spread of false news”.
Many Facebook ads are bought through a self-service system that doesn’t require interaction with a salesperson, making it harder to know who’s behind a purchase. Zuckerberg said Facebook can make it much more difficult for bad actors to be effective.
Facebook has added three new automatic suggestions using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the Messenger app’s virtual assistant ‘M’. ‘M’ will now suggest users several animated GIF options, pegged to common expressions like ‘thank you’, Fortune reported late on Thursday.
Sandberg said in a post on her Facebook page the company would have more manual review of the targeting options it gives advertisers, a change that she said would strengthen the system after a report Facebook had allowed advertisers to market to self-described “Jew haters.”
The company that nudges its users to reveal intimate details about their lives, it turns out, isn’t comfortable doing the same. That’s true for everything from the secret algorithms that recommend “people you might know” to data on its attempts to clamp down on the spread of false news.
The Myanmar government does not use the term “Rohingya” and does not recognise the people as an official ethnicity, which means they are denied citizenship and effectively rendered stateless. Both Myanmar and Bangladesh consider the Rohingyas the other country’s citizens.
May will demand tougher action to combat online radicalisation at a showdown to the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, The Mirror reported late Sunday.
The lab will be Facebook’s fourth, after sites in Palo Alto, New York, and Paris, and joins similar AI research efforts in the city from Microsoft Corp and Alphabet’s Google. The company will also invest $7 million to support AI research at academic institutions in Montreal.