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Facebook Challenges Google in Local Search

Facebook Challenges Google in Local Search

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A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or …

A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or …

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HONG KONG — Wei Dilong, 18, who lives in the southern Chinese city of Liuzhou, likes basketball, hip-hop music and Hollywood superhero movies. He plans to study chemistry in Canada when he goes to college in 2020.Mr. Wei is typical of Chinese teenagers in another way, too: He has never heard of Google or Twitter. He once heard of Facebook, though. It is “maybe like Baidu?” he asked one recent afternoon, referring to China’s dominant search engine.A generation of Chinese is coming of age with an internet that is distinctively different from the rest of the web. Over the past decade, China has blocked Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as thousands of other foreign websites, including The New York Times and Chinese Wikipedia. A plethora of Chinese websites emerged to serve t
SC slams Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Yahoo for promoting ‘o…

SC slams Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Yahoo for promoting ‘o…

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The Supreme Court on Friday raised concern over irresponsible behaviour of search engines and social networking sites like Google, Facebook, WhatsApp and Yahoo in promoting objectionable material leading to lynching of people, and warned imposing Rs 5 lakh per day on them if they fail to develop a foolproof mechanism to prevent uploading of such material. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta granted one month to the social media sites to ensure a foolproof mechanism to prevent uploading of objectionable materials including child pornography, gangrapes, and so on, on the social media sites. It said it will impose a fine of Rs 5 lakh per day on Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook and WhatsApp till they come up with mechanism to prevent such materials, and gav...
Google Translate spews doomsday messages, Facebook snatches…

Google Translate spews doomsday messages, Facebook snatches…

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Roundup Hello, welcome to this week's roundup in AI. The machines have been sending us spooky messages on Google Translate, Facebook is hiring more academics to start new labs and some prat decided to step on a self-driving car in California. AI sends us secret apocalyptic messages: What’s that Google? Jesus is going to return when the Doomsday clock strikes twelve, you say? Hmm. This week, folks spotted weird ominous messages when trying to translate seemingly innocuous words on Google Translate. If you type, for example, in "dog" 18 times and set it to translate from Yoruba to English, Google gives you this back: “Doomsday Clock is three minutes at twelve We are experiencing characters and a dramatic dev
Facebook, Google privacy settings trick consumers into givi…

Facebook, Google privacy settings trick consumers into givi…

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Facebook has promised to give users more control over what they share, but consumer advocates say the company has yet to deliver. In fact, companies like Facebook and Google purposely design their apps’ interfaces to confuse users into giving up personal information, more than 30 consumer groups alleged in letters to the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday. In the letters, the groups encouraged the FTC to inves
How to reclaim your data from Google, Facebook, Microsoft, …

How to reclaim your data from Google, Facebook, Microsoft, …

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You've probably received several emails from companies over the last few weeks, asking if you're happy for them to keep sending you marketing messages. Or perhaps you've been notified by a website or app to "changes to our privacy policy", and asked to agree to the updated terms. The reason for this sudden obsession with small print is GDPR, which has been described as "the most important change in data-privacy regulation in 20 years". Given how eager companies have taken to their new responsibilities, we thought we'd look at exactly how web companies have responded to the new rules and reveal how you can now view, manage and reclaim the personal data that's been collected about you. Facebook Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declared his intention to uphold "the spirit" o...
Facebook picks Huntsville for $750 million data center

Facebook picks Huntsville for $750 million data center

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Updated at 5:48 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018. More Info TO SEE MOREGo to Facebook.com/HuntsvilleDataCenter Facebook will invest $750 million to build a data center in Huntsville, Ala., creating 100 jobs, according to officials. "Every day, millions of people around the world use Facebook's products, and this new Alabama data center will soon play a role in keeping the company's popular platforms running flawlessly," said Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey. The average annual salary of the jobs will be $80,000, officials said. Facebook will receive an investment credit under the Alabama Jobs Act with an estimated value of $86.25 million over 10 years, according to the governor's office. Total new revenue over 30 years from the data center is estimated to be $297.3 million t...
Facebook Tells Congress It Hasn’t Used Eye Tracking Patents

Facebook Tells Congress It Hasn’t Used Eye Tracking Patents

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Facebook recently responded to Congressional questioning with a 452-page document which turns out to have also covered the company’s use of its two eye-tracking patents filed last year. According to the company, neither of those patents have been used yet, as both were associated with possible security features for its subsidiary Oculus. More directly, the Facebook’s report states that one of the patents was part of the company’s search for viable security options for the Oculus Rift VR platform. That likely means the social media giant had planned to use the eye tracking software detailed in the patents as a way to read a wearers eye and secure log-in. The second patent, which gauges the emotional response of users was intended to “reduce consumer friction.” There’s been no repo