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Facebook to expose Russian fake news pages

The social network has previously said as many as 126 million Americans may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based agents over the past two years.

It is building a tool to let people see whether they had followed now-deleted pages made by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency.

The tool will be launched in December.

The Internet Research Agency was behind hundreds of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts and posted thousands of politically-charged messages.

Facebook teen-in-residence defects to Google and launches Lies

Over the past three years, he helped Facebook try to crack the middle school market with apps like the now defunct Lifestage.

But in August he switched sides, leaving to go work for Google. Yet his arrangement hasn’t stopped the now-21-year-old Sayman from tinkering with apps during his off-hours.

Facebook wants your nudes for their new anti-revenge porn tool

Facebook, being the most prominent social network on the web, has developed tools to prevent such content from spreading and get removed as soon as possible.

Earlier this year, Facebook implemented a photo-matching tool in the US to stop sharing of content tagged as revenge porn in the past. Now, the blue network has come up with a new tool that would prevent a person from uploading revenge porn in the first place, according to an ABC report.

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Spoofing links on Facebook

Facebook timeline and Messenger display title, description, thumbnail image and URL of every shared-link, and this information are enough to decide if the content is of your interest or not.

Since Facebook is full of spam, clickbait and fake news articles these days, most users do not click every second link served to them.

But yes, the possibility of opening an article is much higher when the content of your interest comes from a legitimate and authoritative website, like YouTube or Instagram.

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WhatsApp and Facebook to face EU data taskforce

The regulators took issue with the messaging app's plan to share user data with parent company Facebook.

A group of watchdogs and regulators from EU nations, known as the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, said WhatsApp had not fixed issues raised.

WhatsApp and Facebook have yet to reply to the BBC's request for comment.

Facebook bought the messaging app in 2014 and pledged to keep it independent from its social network.

Attempted hold up captured and shared online

If not for the quick reaction of the father, the family including two children aged 6 and 8, could have fallen victim to the group of men that attempted to hold them up.

The whole ordeal had been captured with a dash board camera.

Roxy Steljic and her husband are administration workers at Pacific Adventist University. They were on a tour trip to Sogeri with her father in-law who had just flown in from Australia for the first time, and despite PNG’s bad reputation, were determined to have a good time when they were nearly attacked.

Facebook launches its ‘Food Ordering Service’

Now, you’ll be able to order food through the Facebook app itself. The company announced the recent development, which they have been testing for a year, in a blog post.

Contrary to what we initially assumed the services is actually a platform combining leading food delivery services like EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, and Olo, as well as, popular restaurants like Jack in the Box, Five Guys, Papa John’s, and Panera.

Facebook: We want a billion people in VR

Mark Zuckerberg said the device, priced at $199, would be the “most accessible VR experience ever”.

Sales of the company’s VR hardware have been slow since launching the first Oculus Rift headset in March 2016.

"If VR doesn't go mass market at this price point, I think we can conclude that it never will,” said John Delaney, an analyst with IDC.

The existing budget way to get Facebook's VR is the Samsung Gear VR at $129 - but that requires a high-end Samsung smartphone in order to work.

How to Change Your Facebook Profile Picture for International Day of the Girl today

So here's how to change your Facebook profile picture for International Day of the Girl, because if we should be celebrating anything, we should celebrating resilience. And let's be real — girls and women are nothing if not resilient, particularly in the face of every hurdle we're still up against today.

Facebook can't hide behind algorithms

First, the company admitted a “fail” when its advertising algorithm allowed for the targeting of anti-Semitic users.

Then on Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg said he was handing over details of more than 3,000 advertisements bought by groups with links to the Kremlin, a move made possible by the advertising algorithms that have made Mr Zuckerberg a multi-billionaire.

Gross misconduct, you might say - but of course you can’t sack the algorithm. And besides, it was only doing what it was told.