Facebook bans deepfakes but not all altered content

Footage defined as parody or satire will be permitted, as the social network isn’t slamming the door on all types of manipulated media. Facebook is rolling out a new set of rules aimed at curbing the spread of manipulated media as the specter of highly convincing deepfake videos looms large over not only the US … More Facebook bans deepfakes but not all altered content

Facebook bug turns on iPhone camera in the background

A recent update to the Facebook’s iOS app introduced a bug that had some users worried. Earlier in November, several iPhone users started experiencing a mysterious glitch while using the Facebook app. The issue got wider traction once some of them, including Joshua Maddux, went to Twitter to share their experience, CNET reports. The glitch is triggered when … More Facebook bug turns on iPhone camera in the background

Facebook builds tool to confound facial recognition

However, the social network harbors no plans to deploy the technology in any of its services any time soon. Facebook has developed a machine-learning method that aims to help with face de-identification in video content. In its paper, the Facebook AI research team explains it has developed the technology in response to ethical concerns that arise … More Facebook builds tool to confound facial recognition

A vulnerability in Instagram exposes personal information of users

The bug, which has already been fixed by Facebook, allowed access to private user information that could be abused by malicious actors. A security flaw that allowed an attacker to access account information, such as a user’s full phone number and real name of Instagram users was found. Facebook, who previously confirmed the existence of … More A vulnerability in Instagram exposes personal information of users

Facebook hits two app developers with lawsuit

The legal action, brought over alleged click injection fraud, is said to be among the first of its kind. Facebook announced this week that it is suing two Asia-based Android app developers over alleged ad fraud. The social network alleges that LionMobi, based in Hong Kong, and JediMobi, based in Singapore, made apps available on the Google … More Facebook hits two app developers with lawsuit

540 million records on Facebook users exposed by third-party apps

The databases, sitting unprotected on cloud servers, contained reams of information amassed by two apps integrated with the social network. Two caches of data on millions of Facebook users were recently discovered sitting unprotected on cloud-computing servers. In one security lapse, no fewer than 540 million records on Facebook users were found lying around in … More 540 million records on Facebook users exposed by third-party apps

Look who’s stalking

Aren’t we just making it too easy for online followers to become real-life trackers with the amount of open data we are posting online? Cyber-stalking has never been so widespread: it’s increasingly easy for stalkers to watch, analyze and even physically follow their victims. In extreme cases, we have seen murders as a result after … More Look who’s stalking