iOS 14 privacy settings will tank ad targeting business, Facebook warns | Ars Technica

cache hit 1167:single/related:d5f16d9fcf20b60755becc1a3f964ce4 empThe imminent changes of the privacy settings of the iOS 14 will severely limit Facebook’s ability to track users’ activity across their app ecosystem and the Internet as a whole using the IDFA. Ultimately, this will prevent Facebook from showing targeted ads to users inside other, non-Facebook apps on iPhones. In a […]

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Subscription or no subscription?

Subscription or no subscription? Companies selling Apps face a tough decision. One one hand, customers don’t like to add another monthly subscription, because they already have so many. They question if an App subscription is really worth it, even if it’s only a few dollars. On the other hand, App developers simply need to finance […]

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Facebook begins merging Instagram and Messenger chats in new update

Facebook has started the “big merge” of their messaging platforms. It has rolled out a new feature on Instagram that allows users to chat with their friends on Facebook. The overall goal is to unify the messaging platforms of its hugely popular apps to allow cross-messaging among Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. It remains to be […]

AI Ethics Reading | AI Truth.org

If you want to take a deep dive into AI and ethics, go to AI Ethics Reading | AI Truth.org for an overview of critical surveys, papers, books from AI experts. It’s definitely worth checking out :-). Photo by h heyerlein on Unsplash

Deepfakes aren’t very good—nor are the tools to detect them | Ars Technica

Facebook led an effort to combat deepfakes and announced the Deepfake Detection Challenge However, the best deepfake detector to emerge from this challenge manages only to catch about two-thirds of deepfakes. According to Henry Farid of UC Berkeley, creating a really useful deepfake detector might be even harder than we think, because it’s basically a […]

WhatsApp Phone Numbers Pop Up in Google Search Results — But is it a Bug? | Threatpost

The WhatsApp feature “Click to Chat” exposes mobile phone numbers on the web and Google’s search engine is able to index them. You can try it using the search string site:wa.me “+43” The phone numbers are simply as part of an URL string (https://wa.me/<phone_number>) and available in plaintext. Facebook claims that this not a bug: […]

Mark Zuckerberg on taking his massive workforce remote – The Verge

COVID-19 has changed the way we work – for some maybe even for good. Facebook was among the first big tech companies that canceled all physical meetings, not only for this year, but until 2021. Now, Mark Zuckerberg is contemplating that Facebook might become a largely remote working company within a decade or so. Their […]