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Facebook facial recognition – will you opt in?

Facebook has begun asking users in the UK to allow the platform to use facial recognition technology to identify them in photos and videos. Facebook facial recognition technology has been used...
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How to find out if your Facebook data was shared with Cambridge Analytica

Facebook users do not have to wait to be notified that their data was shared with Cambridge Analytica – a tool on the social network enables users to quickly find out...
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Facebook scraping inevitable

A security expert has said the value of the data made attempts at Facebook scraping and profile harvesting inevitable. Terrific. In that case maybe someone should have done something about it...
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You and your Facebook data

What sort of data does Facebook have on its users and what does it share? Every interaction on Facebook generates data. Users volunteer some information in their profile like their hometown and...
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Facebook news feed experiment ends

The Facebook news feed experiment has ended after negative feedback from users. Facebook had tested splitting its news feed into two parts but have now abandoned the experiment. In October last year,...
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Facebook turns to snail mail

Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in future US (and presumably UK) elections. That's right. In the age of electronic communication Facebook turns to...
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Is Facebook becoming the social network for the older generation?

Research for eMarketer found that those under 24 were using the site less. But no worries the older generation are picking up the slack. Younger social media users are leaving Facebook, with...

Kids positive about social media

A survey for Safer Internet Day found that 68% of youngsters aged eight to 17 said chatting to friends online cheers them up. Children are more likely to have a positive than...
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Facebook bans crypto-currency ads

Politicians around the world are considering options to force Facebook and other networks to protect users from scams and fraudulent advertising. The social media giant has already taken steps by removing...
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Facebook hiring 10,000 more staff in fake news crusade

Facebook has admitted it was “far too slow to recognise” Russian election interference and the spread of fake news on the social networking site. In a blog post on social networks and...
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How the Facebook Messenger app will change in 2018

The head of Facebook Messenger app has revealed the company’s plans for the communications app over the coming year, including an aim to make it less “cluttered”. In a blog post, Messenger...
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Facebook Messenger Kids

Facebook Messenger Kids is being trialled in the US. We take a look at what Facebook are doing and some of the reaction to the news. Facebook has launched a new version...
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Facebook fake news icon bites the dust

Social network say the Facebook fake news icon is having a negative effect. The Facebook fake news icon will no longer be displayed next to suspected fake news stories after research...
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Fake news: 7 reasons why it goes viral

Why does fake news go viral? Apparently it’s all about algorithms, human psychology and money. Now experts have come up with seven reasons why fake news goes viral. Whether we like it...