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Facebook helped advertisers target teens who feel “worthless”

Leaked 2017 document reveals FB Australia's intent to exploit teens' words, images.

Lawyers win again in latest privacy class-action settlement

iOS address book deal, if split evenly among class members, pays 53 cents each.

Gizmodo found what looks to be FBI Director James Comey’s Twitter...

Either way, this shows how difficult it is to maintain bulletproof operational security.

Instagram Adds Two-Factor Authentication

Instagram became the latest in a long line of services over the years to offer users two-factor authentication.

It may sound like Alien and follow Arrival, but Life is...

Some fun, but this film won't fill sci-fi's newly emerging "Best Picture nominee" niche.

Clips is the Apple-made video sharing app that’s not a social...

Can Apple convince video sharers to move their filmmaking to its app?

Facebook bars developers from using data feeds for spying tools

Law enforcement officials are interested in software tools that can scan social media feeds for information that could be used to track and monitor potential criminals.

To deter developers from building such tools, Facebook and Instagram have updated their policies explicitly banning developers from using user data from their platforms.“Developers cannot ‘use data obtained from us to provide tools that are used for surveillance.’ Our goal is to make our policy explicit,” Facebook’s deputy chief privacy officer Rob Sherman wrote in a post announcing the company’s latest update to terms and conditions.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

IDG Contributor Network: Seeing the world through the lens of possibility

I'm an avid listener of podcasts, and one of my favorite is "How I Built This" on NPR. On the show, entrepreneurs are interviewed about the ideas and creations they've brought to life.
Several entrepreneurs in the tech space have been interviewed, including the people behind Warby Parker and Airbnb, as well as Angie's List and Instagram.  I've had the great privilege to work among and spend time with a great many entrepreneurs in my role at The Iron Yard. Just last week, I had a conversation with a coworker about what makes an entrepreneur great, and ultimately, it led me to reexamine how we define who is an entrepreneur.The way I see it, the textbook definition of entrepreneur -- "one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise" -- is far too narrow.
I prefer to broaden the definition of entrepreneur to "a person who sees the world through the lens of what's possible."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Facebook, Instagram: No, you can’t auto-slurp our profiles (cough, cough, border...

Mining social media accounts is our job, Uncle Sam Facebook and its snap-sharing app Instagram have updated their terms and conditions to bar developers from scanning profiles for surveillance purposes.…

IDG Contributor Network: 3 things to consider when hiring a Python...

Created in the 1980s, Python is still one of the most dynamic and flexible programming languages around today.

Designed to be clear and simple, Python’s versatility has made it suitable for both advanced and general programming assignments, and it can be found everywhere from Reddit to Youtube and even Instagram.Companies that are looking to hire a Python developer but don’t know exactly what they should be looking for in a candidate can easily familiarize themselves with the basic traits a skilled programmer should possess. You don’t need to be an expert in Python, and most likely you’re not so that’s why you’re hiring one, to find a developer that fits your needs.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Instagram phishing apps pulled from Google Play

But not before they were downloaded 1.5 million times Security researchers have discovered 13 new Instagram credential-stealing apps on Google Play.…

Facebook, Microsoft target faster services with new AI server designs

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out some staggering statistics related to its social networks.

Each day, users watch 100 million hours of video, 400 million people use Messenger, and more than 95 million photos and videos are posted on Instagram.That puts a heavy load on Facebook’s servers in data centers, which help orchestrate all these services to ensure timely responses.
In addition, Facebook’s servers use machine learning technologies to improve services, with one visible example being image recognition.[ Roundup: TensorFlow, Spark MLlib, Scikit-learn, MXNet, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, and Caffe machine learning and deep learning frameworks. | Get a digest of the day's top tech stories in the InfoWorld Daily newsletter. ]The story is similar for Microsoft, which is continually looking to balance the load on its servers.

For example, Microsoft’s data centers apply machine learning for natural language services like Cortana.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here