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Facebook team working on brain-powered technology

Facebook says it is working on technology to allow us to control computers directly with our brains. It is developing “silent speech” software to allow people to type at a rate of 100 words per minute, it says. The project, in its early stages, will require new technology to detect brainwaves without needing invasive surgery. “We are not talking about ... Read More »

Facebook looking at behavior to weed out fake accounts

Facebook said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behavior such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages. The security improvement was described as being part of a broader effort to rid the leading social network of hoaxes, misinformation, and fake news by making sure people are who they claim to be. “We’ve found that when ... Read More »

Facebook disrupts suspected spam operation

Facebook on Friday said it disrupted an international fake account operation that was firing off inauthentic “likes” and bogus comments to win friends it would then pound with spam. Facebook’s security team spent six months fighting to neutralize what they saw as a coordinated campaign, according to Shabnam Shaik, a company security manager. “Our systems were able to identify a ... Read More »

Facebook chief Zuckerberg posts manifesto defending social media

Treatise seeks to counter concerns about fake news and terrorism recruitment Read next Rise of refugee ‘fake news’ rattles German politics WEDNESDAY, 15 FEBRUARY, 2017 Mark Zuckerberg © AFP Share on Twitter (opens new window) Share on Facebook (opens new window) Share on LinkedIn (opens new window) Save FEBRUARY 17, 2017 by: Richard Waters in San Francisco Facebook co-founder Mark ... Read More »

Facebook and Google Begin to Police Fake News

The 2016 U.S. Presidential election cycle won’t be soon forgotten. It shattered old conventions and introduced a completely new way of running a campaign, including fake news. No doubt some of that content was generated for political purposes. But, for better worse, some fake news was created simply for profit. For social media giants Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL), this ... Read More »

MailChimp Gives Users the Ability to Create Facebook Ad Campaigns

A company known for more than a decade as a email marketing platform is launching into social media advertising as well.  Email provider Mail Chimp has announced the introduction of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) Ad Campaigns, which according to the company will help users engage with existing customers and reach out to new ones. The platform for Facebook Ad Campaigns can be ... Read More »

How to Use Facebook Live for Your Small Business

Should you be using Facebook Live for your business? Is it worth your time and effort? According to Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), videos (live and otherwise) are viewed more than four billion times per day. And with Facebook giving priority to live videos in the news feed, you certainly may want to consider this service for getting your business message out. So ... Read More »

Business Users Trial New Facebook Live Streaming Video – We Have Examples

Since Facebook announced its new live streaming feature last year, and then opened it up to all users in December, the feature hasn’t exactly caught fire as some expected it would. But Facebook Live does have some potential benefits for business users. And a few business users have been able to try out the new feature and use it to interact with ... Read More »

Control Your Email Inbox: Stop Email Notifications From Twitter, Facebook

Social media is one of the greatest inventions of the modern world. It allows us to connect with people we lost touch with, keep up with the daily lives of people we care about but don’t see often in real life, and share content that can be truly rewarding. Not to mention the ability to find others from around the ... Read More »

Facebook Reportedly Developing App for Television Set-Top Boxes

Facebook Inc is creating an app for television set-top boxes, including Apple Inc’s Apple TV, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The world’s biggest online social network is also in discussions with media companies to license long-form, TV-quality programming, the Journal reported on Tuesday. Facebook declined to comment. An app for set-top boxes would bring ... Read More »