Facebook Image Recognition Technology

Facebook’s future advanced AI will stop you from uploading drunken selfies

By on December 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Facebook’s future advanced AI will stop you from uploading drunken selfies

At some point in the future when your drunken self will think it’s perfectly fine to upload certain embarrassing selfies to Facebook, the social network will be so smart that it will be able to prevent it. The company is currently working on such advanced artificial intelligence that’ll be able to determine the content of pictures beyond simply recognizing your face or the face of your friends, and tell whether you’re intoxicated or not before offering an automated advice against uploading a picture that the entire world could see. More →

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Facebook Advertising Business Model

Mark Zuckerberg is totally fine with you being the product

By on December 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Mark Zuckerberg is totally fine with you being the product

In an extensive look at how Facebook wants to help people in emerging markets access the Internet (and turn them into Facebook users) with help of its Internet.org initiative, Time has also spoken to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the social network’s business model. This is particularly topical given the rise of the Ello anti-Facebook social network, and also Tim Cook’s comments about customers being “the product” for certain companies that make money from targeted advertising. More →

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How To Stop Trolls On Facebook

The single best way to deal with awful Facebook trolls we’ve ever seen

By on December 2, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

The single best way to deal with awful Facebook trolls we’ve ever seen

Dealing with trolls is just a something you have to deal with when you’re online but there are times when they go far beyond the bounds of tolerance by making rape threats or death threats. The Guardian reports that 21-year-old YouTube gamer Alanah Pearce got completely tired of receiving rape threats from teenagers and young boys on Facebook and she figured out the best way possible to get back at them: She figured out who their mothers were and sent them pictures of messages their sons had left. More →

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Google Halloween Trick Photos

Here’s an awesome new Google trick you’ll want to try on Halloween

By on October 28, 2014 at 4:27 PM.

Here’s an awesome new Google trick you’ll want to try on Halloween

Halloween is coming up and you might not feel up to slathering your face with makeup, fake blood, and whatever else comes with Halloween costumes these days. Now you don’t have to because Google has a new trick that will take your photos and “Halloweenify” them.

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Facebook Advanced Privacy Settings

A 14-step guide on going ‘invisible’ on Facebook and living to share the tale

By on October 4, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

A 14-step guide on going ‘invisible’ on Facebook and living to share the tale

Those Facebook users looking to make their social networking experience more private without ditching Zuckerberg’s empire in favor of something else should know there’s a way to do this, at least according to Business Insider. More →

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Anti-Facebook Ello

This social network wants to kill Facebook by putting your privacy first

By on September 30, 2014 at 4:50 PM.

This social network wants to kill Facebook by putting your privacy first

Ever since MySpace fell off and Facebook took control of social media, people have waited for the next big social media empire to rise and give them a new reason to keep their eyes glued to their gadgets. That day may have finally arrived with a new social network called Ello. More →

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Apple iPhone 6, Watch and Pay

This map shows you how huge Apple’s iPhone 6 and Apple Watch announcements were

By on September 11, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

This map shows you how huge Apple’s iPhone 6 and Apple Watch announcements were

Apple on Tuesday unveiled two new iPhone models and two brand new Apple products, including Apple Pay and Apple Watch, generating a huge reaction on every major social network on the planet. Zeroing in on one in particular, Twitter recently shared some very interesting data from its @TwitterData account. Just like the company did with other major events, the reaction can be easily observed on a map of the world that analyzes the locations of all tweets mentioning Apple’s new products. More →

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Facebook Privacy Checkup Tool

Facebook’s new privacy tool makes sure you share your naughty selfies only with the right people

By on September 4, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

Facebook’s new privacy tool makes sure you share your naughty selfies only with the right people

It’s been a busy week for privacy and security related to personal data, obviously caused by a certain celebrities’ nudes hack, so it’s not entirely surprising to see Facebook double down on privacy at this time. The company on Thursday announced that its Privacy Checkup tool – which was first mentioned a few months ago – is finally rolling out to users in order to help them make sure they’re sharing status updates, posts and other things only with the people they want. More →

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Facebook Internet.org Internet Expansion

The hidden cost of Facebook’s Internet.org project

By on August 4, 2014 at 5:55 PM.

The hidden cost of Facebook’s Internet.org project

Facebook has joined forces with other tech companies to create Internet.org, an organization that wants to bring the Internet to developing markets. The social network believes that it’s doing the world a great service by trying to bring more people online, but the move will also help out with its quarterly bottom line, as the company would force more people to create Facebook accounts to enjoy Internet services in these markets. Author and New York Times journalist Evgeny Morozov doesn’t think that Internet.org is necessarily the best solution, as it ultimately comes with certain terms and conditions that may not be as obvious as first. More →

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Indiegogo Jibo Social Robot

Meet Jibo, the incredible (and cute) personal robot assistant

By on July 16, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

Meet Jibo, the incredible (and cute) personal robot assistant

Jibo is a very cute, and apparently very intelligent, family friendly robot that will ship to your door at some point in late 2015 to become your home-based personal assistant, assuming you’re ready to pre-order one from Indiegogo right now. The project, led by MIT Robotics pioneer Cynthia Breazeal, is quite interesting, offering users a device that’s able to understand their requests and help out with daily activities and chores. More →

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Brazil vs Germany Twitter Record

Brazil’s horrific World Cup humiliation is now the most tweeted sports event ever

By on July 9, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Brazil’s horrific World Cup humiliation is now the most tweeted sports event ever

Germany on Tuesday crushed Brazil in a World Cup semi-final game that will remain in the history of the sport for breaking numerous records – the European team scored five goals in the first half, with the game ending 7-1 – but also in Twitter’s history. The Next Web reports the Brazil vs Germany semi-final match registered 35.6 million tweets, becoming the most tweeted sports event ever. More →

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Facebook at Work FB@Work

Facebook wants you using its apps at work even more than you already do

By on June 25, 2014 at 6:10 PM.

Facebook wants you using its apps at work even more than you already do

Facebook is interested in users relying more on its services while they work, TechCrunch reports, although not for time-wasting activities. Instead, Facebook’s London division is working on a “FB@Work” initiative that would turn some of Facebook’s existing assets into productivity tools meant to improve daily activities at work. More →

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