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Now Facebook is opening an AI research lab in Canada

By : CIOL Writers

Canada is rapidly becoming the hot bed for AI talent and research. Joining the likes of Google and Microsoft, Social networking giant Facebook is now opening a new AI research office in Montreal, Canada. Joelle Pineau, the co-director of McGill University’s Reasoning and Learning

Facebook is testing a feature to temporarily hide friends in your feed

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook is always at work to improve the overall user experience on its platform. Now, the social media giant is testing a feature that allows users to temporarily mute their friends or in other words hide them from appearing in

Facebook testing a group video chat app named Bonfire

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Facebook is secretly testing a standalone group video chat app called Bonfire, that allows you to chat with up to 8 friends as well as use Snapchat like effects inside the app. The app which is very similar to HouseParty

Facebook is testing an ‘Instant Videos’ feature that allows video download over Wi-Fi

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Facebook is testing a new feature that allows users to download all the videos over Wi-fi so that it starts playing immediately once inside the app. The new feature was spotted by The Next Web’s Matt Navarra. The new feature

Spanish regulators impose $1.4mn fine on Facebook

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Facebook and its data-privacy troubles never seem to end. In a recent such case, Spanish regulators have issued a $1.4 million fine against Facebook for collecting potentially sensitive personal information from users. The Hill reports, the fine was handed down

Facebook to invest $1bn to produce original video content

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Doubling down on its video efforts, Facebook is looking to spend around $1 billion to produce original content for its platform. The investment figure could fluctuate based on the success of the content’s popularity, as reported by The Wall Street

Facebook sold over $100K in political ads to fake Russian accounts during 2016 US elections

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A huge network of some 470 fake Russian Facebook accounts and Pages spent over $100,000 on Facebook ads meant to “amplify divisive social and political messages” in the run-up to the 2016 US presidential election, the social network said on

Now post your Stories to Facebook from the Instagram app itself

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In order to popularize the Facebook stories feature, the company has started allowing users to post their Instagram Stories on Facebook as well from the Instagram app itself. Mashable reported that some users already saw the option to add their

Indian SC wants details of all the data WhatsApp shared with third parties

By : CIOL Writers

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra has directed Facebook owned WhatsApp to file affidavits stating what user data they have shared with “third parties.” On its part, the messaging platform told SC that it did not share any

Facebook creates a data map of human population of 23 countries

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A data map of the human population of 23 countries has been created by social networking giant, Facebook by combining the government census numbers with information obtained from satellites. Citing Janna Lewis the  Facebook’s head of strategic innovation partnerships and sourcing, CNBC reported

Uber hires Firefox founder Blake Ross to work on product strategy

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Blake Ross, the founder of Firefox and former Facebook executive will join Uber to work with them on product strategy, Uber confirmed. Ross announced it on Facebook, where he once worked as director of product. “I’m joining Uber to help develop

Facebook to use AI to correct your 360 degree photos

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Earlier this week, Facebook announced the ability to upload 360-degree photos and set them as cover photos right in the app. The social network is now working on a way to use AI to automatically fix 360-degree photos. If someone taking

Facebook and Google are leaders in the US mobile app space

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Facebook and Google dominate the app ecosystem in the US sharing between them the top eight apps and also the top six apps with the highest reach. Citing comScore’s 2017 US Mobile App Report, a Business Insider report said that Facebook and Google have a considerable influence

Facebook blocks ads from pages that spread fake news

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In a yet another attempt to curb fake news, Facebook has added a new feature that will block Pages that spread fake news from advertising on the platform. The company said in a blog post, “If Pages repeatedly share stories marked

Facebook now lets users take 360 degree photos and use them as cover photos

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Facebook already allows uploading and viewing of 360-degree photos on its platform but from today you can start capturing them too. From today, both the iOS and Android apps will allow users to create 360-degree photos without using any third-party

Home Ministry issues advisory to Police across India over Blue Whale Game

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In the wake of the increasing number of deaths due to the Internet-based suicide game- Blue Whale Challenge, the Home Ministry on Tuesday issued an advisory to Police across India to take strict against concerned websites that provide links to download

Facebook’s Safety Check feature gets its own tab

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Facebook‘s Safety Check feature which lets people know you’re safe during crisis situations is going to get its own dedicated tab. A promotional photo of the same shows the Safety Check page displaying what’s essentially a news feed of catastrophes

Facebook AR glasses patent reveal transparent display design

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Thanks to a patent application filed by the members of Oculus advanced research division, it is revealed that Facebook is working on developing augmented reality (AR) glasses that could blend digital objects with the real world. The application obtained by

Now video clickbait stories on Facebook News Feed will be demoted

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Facebook which was often criticized for not doing enough to combat fake news on its platform, has launched two new updates that will limit video clickbait posts from appearing in the News Feed. The posts being targeted are those that

Indian Govt asks Google, Facebook and others to remove Blue Whale Challenge links

By : CIOL Writers

In the wake of the recent incidents of suicides involving teens in India and other countries, the Indian government has issued a directive for the Internet majors like Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft, and Yahoo to immediately delete the links of dangerous