Over 600,000 Facebook users have taken part in a psychological experiment organised by the social media company, without their knowledge. Facebook altered the tone of the users’ news feed to highlight either positive or negative posts from their friends, which were seen on their news feed.
This facial learning software that Facebook calls DeepFace uses a 3-D model to rotate faces and learn patterns.
Facebook will probably pay zero federal and state taxes—and even receive a federal tax refund of about $429 million—according to a Feb. 14 statement from Citizens for Tax Justice.
The proposal by the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association could force websites like Google, Facebook and Netflix to pay fees to network operators around the world.
An openly gay marine has caused a stir online after sharing the traditional home-coming first kiss with his boyfriend in Hawaii. Sgt Brandon Morgan of Oakdale, California, was captured as he jumped into the arms of boyfriend, reported by International Business Times to be called Dalan Wells.
Facebook has eroded the online privacy of millions of its users byswitching on facial recognition technology without telling them, a technology expert said today. The leading social networking website has ‘enabled’ a function that automatically identifies people in photos without their knowledge. The feature has been expanded from the United States to ‘most countries’, Facebook said on its official blog yesterday.
A Facebook page calling on Palestinians to take up arms against Israel has been removed from the social-networking site after a high-profile Israeli appeal. Entitled “Third Palestinian Intifada,” the page had more than 350,000 fans before it was taken down. Facebook didn’t comment the removal on Tuesday.
Because this is sensitive information, we have created the new user_address and user_mobile_phone permissions,” Facebook wrote in a blog post. “These permissions must be explicitly granted to your application by the user via our standard permissions dialogs.” Facebook said the permissions only provide access to a user’s address and mobile phone number, not their friend’s addresses or mobile phone numbers.