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Judge says class action suit against Facebook over facial recognition can go forward – TechCrunch

Whenever a company may be guilty of something, from petty neglect to grand deception, there’s usually a class action lawsuit filed. But until a judge rules that lawsuit legitimate, the threat remains fairly empty. Unfortunately for Facebook, one major suit from 2015 has just been given that critical go-ahead. The case concerns an

By | 2018-04-17T02:38:47+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments

The problems with Facebook are inherent in its design, but that can change – TechCrunch

More posts by this contributor How Facebook Can Better Fight Fake News: Make Money Off the People Who Promote It Why The Internet Needs IPFS Before It’s Too Late The latest controversies of social networks Facebook and Twitter are easily the most heated in their entire 12-14 year history — not just because

By | 2018-04-16T22:00:28+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments

Bumble drops Facebook login requirement – TechCrunch

The week after Mark Zuckerberg testified in front Congress, Bumble is announcing that it will no longer require that users have a Facebook account to log in. The popular women-first dating app is set to institute the change to its registration process tomorrow. Facebook has long been a prerequisite for signing up for

By | 2018-04-16T17:55:41+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments

Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem? – TechCrunch

Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security at the Atlantic Council. More posts by this contributor Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species-wide conversation about the future of human genetic enhancement Eleonore Pauwels Contributor Eleonore Pauwels is Director of the Anticipatory Intelligence Lab at the Wilson Center, an international

By | 2018-04-16T02:09:01+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments

The psychological impact of an $11 Facebook subscription – TechCrunch

Would being asked to pay Facebook to remove ads make you appreciate their value or resent them even more? As Facebook considers offering an ad-free subscription option, there are deeper questions than how much money it could earn. Facebook has the opportunity to let us decide how we compensate it for social networking.

By | 2018-04-15T20:50:42+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments

Facebook’s Bookmarks menu gets a facelift that makes its settings easier to find – TechCrunch

Facebook is rolling out a redesigned bookmarks section in its app that will make it easier to navigate and access various Facebook settings – including Account Settings, Privacy Shortcuts, News Feed Preferences, Activity Log, Payments Settings, access to Help & Support, and more. None of the options in the updated menu are new

By | 2018-04-14T16:35:53+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments

Facebook shouldn’t block you from finding friends on competitors – TechCrunch

Twitter, Vine, Voxer, MessageMe. Facebook has repeatedly cut off competitors from its feature for finding your Facebook friends on their apps… after jumpstarting its own social graph by convincing people to upload their Gmail contacts. Meanwhile, Facebook’s Download Your Information tool merely exports a text list of friends’ names you can’t use elsewhere.

By | 2018-04-13T20:54:53+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments

Users and advertisers are mostly unfazed by Facebook scandal – TechCrunch

Facebook’s downfall has, it seems, been greatly exaggerated — at least according to Facebook . Even with the Cambridge Analytica fallout and subsequent #DeleteFacebook campaigns, the site appears to be largely unfazed. An executive confirmed as much in a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal. A majority of users haven’t altered their

By | 2018-04-13T17:51:11+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments

Facebook Stories adds funky AR drawing and Instagram’s Boomerang – TechCrunch

You’ll soon be able to draw on the world around you and shoot back-and-forth Instagram Boomerang GIFs with the Facebook Camera. Bringing additional creative tools to the Facebook Camera could make it a more popular place to shoot content and help the company compete with Snapchat. “We wanted to give people an easy

By | 2018-04-12T23:16:30+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments

Instagram will let you download your content after criticism about portability – TechCrunch

Yesterday we reported that Instagram lacked data portability, knocking the app for the absence of an equivalent to Facebook’s Download Your Information too. Now an Instagram spokesperson tells me “We are building a new data portability tool. You’ll soon be able to download a copy of what you’ve shared on Instagram, including your

By | 2018-04-11T20:25:00+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|0 Comments