The Off-Facebook Activity tool lets you take control of your shared data

Facebook is hoping to be more transparent about your data and activity by expanding a new privacy feature to the U.S. and the rest of the world.  The new feature is called the Off-Facebook...

Clearview AI’s facial-recognition app is a nightmare for stalking victims

izusek/Getty ImagesThe latest example of Silicon Valley’s hubris is the facial-recognition app Clearview AI. The small startup’s app is so powerful that someone could walk up to you on the street, snap your...

Mark Zuckerberg drops annual personal challenges for longer-term goals

(Reuters) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday that this year he is dropping his annual challenges to take a longer-term focus on the decade ahead. Zuckerberg said he plans to work on a...

Facebook’s AI detects fake accounts with fewer than 20 friend requests

In a paper highlighted today in a Facebook blog post, engineers describe an algorithm — SybilEdge — to detect fake accounts that evade Facebook’s anti-abuse filters at registration time but that haven’t friended...

Facebook hires Reuters to fact-check posts, but politicians can still lie in ads

Facebook is trying to fight fake news and misinformation on its platform by hiring Reuters to fact-check, but it’s still not verifying political ads.   The new fact-checking unit at Reuters, which launched on...

Facebook apps now used monthly by more than 3 billion people

Facebook today reported earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2020, including revenue of $17.74 billion, and net income of $4.9 billion, compared to revenue of $15.1 billion, and net income of $2.43...

How to get Snapchat filters in Zoom

If you’re looking to add a little spice to your seemingly endless stream of Zoom meetings, or you just like to stand out from the crowd, you can add Snapchat filters, backgrounds, and...

TikTok’s popularity with teens has a side effect: Parental controls

In an effort to curb how much time younger people spend on TikTok, the popular app just rolled out new parental controls that allow adults to set how long their kids can use...

What is Reddit?

If you spend a lot of time online, chances are you’ve heard of Reddit. The site bills itself as the “front page of the internet,” and that’s not an empty boast: As of...

Secret Oops makes its AR debut on Apple Arcade

Game studio MixedBag is unveiling its Secret Oops augmented reality game today on Apple Arcade. The AR title is the fourth AR game on...

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