Facebook will soon disconnect its “Nearby Friends” function

Facebook will soon disconnect its “Nearby Friends” function

Facebook has embarked on an amazing spring cleaning and will soon remove a few features related to user location tracking. This is for example the case of “Friends nearby”, which allows you to see the location of your contacts and share yours. The function will be permanently disconnected on May 31. Privacy on Facebook continues … Read more

A computer bug highlighted problematic content on Facebook

A computer bug highlighted problematic content on Facebook

Posts classified as misleading by fact-checkers were promoted on newsfeeds instead of having their visibility reduced. Content identified as misleading or problematic was mistakenly put forward on Facebook users’ feeds because of a computer problem that took six months to be repaired, according to the specialized site The Verge. The article published on Thursdaygreatly exaggerates … Read more

“Psychological torture”, “modern slavery” … A former Facebook moderator in Kenya files a complaint – Liberation

“Psychological torture”, “modern slavery” … A former Facebook moderator in Kenya files a complaint – Liberation

digital torment Article reserved for subscribers Daniel Motaung sued Meta and Sama, a Kenyan company subcontracting part of the moderation of the network. Suffering from post-traumatic stress, he denounces a structure with misleading and discriminatory methods, close to human trafficking. The first time he opened his PC, a beheading scene unfolded live before his eyes. … Read more

Facebook strengthens its fight against cyberattacks with Facebook Protect

Facebook strengthens its fight against cyberattacks with Facebook Protect

In recent years, social technology has taken an important place in the lives of many people. Indeed, social networks are part of everyone’s daily life in several areas. The case of Facebook confirms this because people have fun, learn, shop and work on this social network. But Facebook is also the target of many cyberattacks. … Read more

Facebook stock rebounds after its dizzying fall the day before

Facebook stock rebounds after its dizzying fall the day before

AA / Paris / Ümit DonmezFacebook’s share price rebounded 2.5% on Tuesday midday on the New York Stock Exchange while the day before, the American company lost about $50 billion in value (4.9%) in one session. , in the context of a widespread blackout of social networks and mobile applications “Facebook”, “WhatsApp” and “Instagram”, combined … Read more

Facebook will end facial recognition on its platform

Facebook will end facial recognition on its platform

The group also removes required facial recognition data on more than a billion users. Facebook, which is going through one of its worst reputational crises, has decided to do without facial recognition, a technology that has been used since 2010 to identify people present in photos or videos posted on the social network. Read alsoFacebook: … Read more

Facebook retires politics, health and religion from ad targeting

Facebook retires politics, health and religion from ad targeting

Advertisers love the ability to target consumers very finely and on a very large scale. Starting January 19, thousands of categories, such as sexual orientation, will be removed. Facebook and Instagram users could soon no longer be targeted with ads based on their interest in certain sensitive topics, such as sexual orientation and political affiliation, … Read more

Facebook suspends development of ‘Instagram Kids’

Facebook suspends development of ‘Instagram Kids’

The announcement comes as Facebook will be heard in the Senate on Thursday following a press inquiry. The political pressure had become too strong. This Monday, Facebook announced its decision to “pause» the development of a children’s version of its famous Instagram application. The project, revealed in the spring by the American press, had provoked … Read more

Instagram Reels are coming to Facebook

Instagram Reels are coming to Facebook

The subsidiary of the Meta group seeks to counter Tiktok, which is gradually eating away at its market, by pushing its own short videos. Many social networks want to invest in the vein of ultra-short videos dominated by the Chinese application TikTok. Facebook is the latest network to enter the race. Its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, … Read more