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MPs call for a clampdown on alternative news

MPs call for a clampdown on alternative news

An influential parliamentary committee has pushed for new laws to ban alternative news sites, it has been revealed. The interim report from the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has recommended that British regulators should be given more control over Facebook and Google to stop the spread of whatever they consider to be “fake news”. In the[Read More…]

Facebook face recognition technology prompts privacy concerns

Facebook face recognition technology prompts privacy concerns

Facebook’s push for facial recognition technology has prompted privacy concerns, it has been reported. Facebook has been using face recognition for years to make suggestions of who should be tagged in photos you share. Indeed, it released a statement that said: “Our technology analyzes the pixels in photos you’re already tagged in and generates a string of numbers we call[Read More…]

Facebook under fire after data leaks

Facebook under fire after data leaks

Facebook has come under fire after it was revealed that it had harvested personally identifiable information from up to 87 million Facebook users. The data was then collected by Trump-affiliated firm Cambridge Analytica to influence voter opinion on behalf of politicians who hire them. The revelations come after the Guardian’s Observer issued a series of explosive reports to expose the[Read More…]

Cambridge Analytica has been implicated in a number of different election scandals across the world

Head of European Parliament vows action over Facebook data scandal

The head of European Parliament has vowed to investigate Facebook to see if it had misused data, following the recent scandal over the data leaks. Antonio Tajani who has served as President of the European Parliament since January last year urged the social media giant to take more responsibility, saying on Twitter that “allegations of misuse of Facebook user data[Read More…]

Facebook encourages users to send in nude pictures of themselves

Facebook encourages users to send in nude pictures of themselves

Facebook has introduced a new feature that aims to combat revenge porn by…getting its users to send in nude pictures of themselves. The trial scheme will use image recognition technology to identify the photos that people send in and prevent those same images being uploaded by a vindictive lover. It has been confirmed that a group of ‘specially trained’ employees[Read More…]