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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 for refusing to remove child porn content

Facebook under fire for refusing to remove child porn content

There has been much in the news lately about Facebook taking steps to remove fake news from its website. Back in March, the social media giant flagged prominent warnings on its site advising users not to trust news stories that could not be confirmed by an official or well-known source. When users logged into their Facebook account, it would display[Read More…]

Facebook photos to be used in surveillance database

Facebook photos to be used in surveillance database

Australia said it will allow Facebook and Instagram photos to be used as part of its national surveillance database. Senior officials from the attorney general’s office have confirmed that the government are also monitoring Facebook photos. Some AUS$18.5 million (£8.62 million) will be spent on the National Facial Biometric Matching Capability database, which would retain still images that authorities could[Read More…]

Govt to monitor opinions on social media forums

Govt to monitor opinions on social media forums

The government has officially announced plans to monitor Facebook accounts more closely. The Cabinet Office said that it will start monitoring social media feeds on Facebook, Twitter and blogs in an attempt to oversee public opinion. It will partner with several companies including Gorkana Group Ltd, LexisNexis, Meltwater (UK) Ltd, Precise Media Monitoring LTD, Press Data Ltd, PRIME Research Ltd,[Read More…]