Who is Karim Baratov, the alleged Canadian Yahoo hacker?

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The FBI alleges that 22-year-old Karim Baratov, from Ancaster, Ont., was one of four men connected with a series of cyberattacks carried out on Yahoo that began in early 2014. But you wouldn’t know it from Baratov’s online persona. On Instagram, Baratov presents himself as a high-end car enthusiast. He has frequently posted pictures of Aston Martins, Audis, Mercedes and BMWs, among other… Read more »

Facebook uses AI to spot suicidal users

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Facebook has begun using artificial intelligence to identify members that may be at risk of killing themselves.  The social network has developed algorithms that spot warning signs in users’ posts and the comments their friends leave in response.  After confirmation by Facebook’s human review team, the company contacts those thought to be at risk of… Read more »

Facebook ‘to launch ads within videos’

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Facebook is to test “mid-roll” video advertising – in which ads are played after a video has already started.  The ads would probably first appear in Facebook videos by professional publishers, said one analyst.  To date, the social network has resisted allowing “pre-roll” ads that play before a video starts.  Publishers would receive 55% of… Read more »

Facebook Is Recycling Your Likes To Promote Stories You’ve Never Seen To All Your Friends

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Facebook is now recycling users’ Likes and using them to promote “Related Posts” in the news feeds of the user’s friends. And one more thing, the users themselves have possibly never seen the story, liked the story or even know that it is being promoted in their name. Source: Fortune Magazine Date: January 3rd, 2017 Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosner/2013/01/21/facebook-is-recycling-your-likes-to-promote-stories-youve-never-seen-to-all-your-friends/#2b6cc6e05777 Discussion… Read more »

Changing Minds Where It Mattered

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MARK ZUCKERBERG, CEO and founder of Facebook is trying hard to convince everyone that Facebook had no nefarious role in the 2016 US Presidential election. But according to President-elect Donald Trump’s digital director Brad Parscale, the social media giant was massively influential—not because it was tipping the scales with fake news, but because it helped generate the… Read more »

Messenger Chatbots Likely To Top The Agenda At Facebook’s F8 This Week

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Description: Other big topics will include Instant Articles, Live Video, 360 Video, and much more. Source: Fast Company Date: April 11, 2016 When more than 2,000 people descend on San Francisco this week for Facebook’s annual two-day F8 developers conference, their discussions and decisions will have a huge impact on how you and 1.59 billion other… Read more »

You can now like, love, and frown at posts on Facebook

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Description: Facebook has introduced ‘reactions’ which allow you to show emotions beyond ‘like’ such as ‘angry,’ ‘sad,’ or ‘love.’ Source: CNN Money Date: February 24, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. What is the point or advantage of adding multiple “reactions” to Facebook? 2. is it possible that this added feature might have a negative impact on… Read more »

Facebook Plans To Put Ads In Messenger

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Description: Foursquare just announced a partnership with Delivery.com to enable Foursquare users to order food, alcohol and groceries for delivery right from the Foursquare app. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 18, 2016 A leaked document Facebook sent to some of its biggest advertisers reveals that Facebook will launch ads within Messenger in Q2 2016. The document, obtained… Read more »

Facebook is Looking into Rideshare Possibilities

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Description: A patent application published Thursday reveals that Facebook (FB, Tech30) is looking to get into ridesharing. Source: CNN Money Date: January 28, 2016 People are already accustomed to creating, discovering and RSVPing to events on the social network. But Facebook’s event feature could soon get even more useful: The company is looking to help users… Read more »