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Facebook Exposed 6.8 Million Users' Photos to Cap Off a Terrible 2018
In the latest in its long string of 2018 incidents, Facebook let developers access the private photos of millions of users.
2 hours ago
Wired
Facebook Exposed 6.8 Million Users' Photos to Cap Off a Terrible 2018
At a New York Privacy Pop-Up, Facebook Sells Itself
The one-day pop-up kiosk is meant to show that Facebook takes users? privacy concerns seriously. It also was an opportunity to gather more data.
18 hours ago
Wired
At a New York Privacy Pop-Up, Facebook Sells Itself
Facebook Bug Bounty Program Makes Biggest Reward Payout Yet
Despite Cambridge Analytica and a damaging hack, Facebook's bug bounty program offers a bright spot.
22 hours ago
Wired
Facebook Bug Bounty Program Makes Biggest Reward Payout Yet
Facebook open sources PyText NLP framework
Facebook AI Research is open sourcing some of the conversational AI tech it is using to power its Portal video chat display and M suggestions on Facebook Messenger. The company announced today that its PyTorch-based PyText NLP framework is now available to developers. Natural language processing deals ...
2 hours ago
Techcrunch
Facebook open sources PyText NLP framework
Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users? unposted photos to apps
Reset the “days since the last Facebook privacy scandal” counter, as Facebook has just revealed a Photo API bug gave app developers too much access to the photos of up to 5.6 million users. The bug allowed apps users had approved to pull their timeline photos to also receive their Facebook ...
4 hours ago
Techcrunch
Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users? unposted photos to apps
Facebook Portal adds games and web browser amidst mediocre Amazon reviews
After receiving a flogging from privacy critics, Facebook is scrambling to make its smart display video chat screen Portal more attractive to buyers. Today Facebook is announcing the addition of a web browser, plus some of Messenger’s Instant Games like Battleship, Draw Something, Sudoku and Words ...
5 hours ago
Techcrunch
Facebook Portal adds games and web browser amidst mediocre Amazon reviews
Another day, another Facebook scandal: Bug gave access to unposted photos
Facebook today tried to quietly announce a bug it discovered on its platform. Essentially, between September 13 to September 25, 2018, certain third-party apps were given access to users’ photos beyond what they were supposed have. In fact, the screw-up gave the developers access to users’ ...
7 hours ago
Fast Company
Another day, another Facebook scandal: Bug gave access to unposted photos
Facebook bug let apps access unposted photos for millions of users
Facebook has disclosed yet another privacy flub. This time around, it says a bug in the Photo API led to third-party apps being able to access not only timeline photos (which users had permitted them to do), but Stories, Marketplace images and photos...
3 hours ago
Engadget
Facebook bug let apps access unposted photos for millions of users
Facebook's Portal video hub gains major news channels and recipes
Facebook's Portal and Portal+ smart calling devices have only been available for a month, but they're already getting significant updates. The latest version will bring news content from ABC and CNN, and via a new web browser, offer access to Monday...
5 hours ago
Engadget
Facebook's Portal video hub gains major news channels and recipes
Facebook might cut funding for some Watch news shows
Facebook plans to cut the funding for some news shows on the Watch platform, according to The Information. The social media just renewed four Watch originals and recently brought the tab to desktop and its stripped-down Lite app, signifying that it's...
5 hours ago
Engadget
Facebook might cut funding for some Watch news shows
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Facebook reveals API bug that exposed extra photos to third-party apps
Facebook has revealed yet another privacy-related bug that may have exposed photos from as many as 7 million users to third-party apps without consent.
4 hours ago
Venturebeat
Facebook reveals API bug that exposed extra photos to third-party apps
'We're sorry,' Facebook says, again'new photo bug affects millions
"This may have affected up to 6.8 million users and up to 1,500 apps?"
1 hour ago
Ars Technica
'We're sorry,' Facebook says, again'new photo bug affects millions
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Nvidia's limited China connections
Another round of followups on Nvidia, and then some short news analysis. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms. This is a rough draft of something new – provide your feedback directly to the author (Danny at danny@techcrunch.com) if you like or hate something here. Nvidia / TSMC questions ...
1 hour ago
Techcrunch
Nvidia's limited China connections
China's BYD further drives into Chile with 100 electric buses
Over the past few years, Chinese automaker giant BYD has been on a partnership spree with cities across China to electrify their public transportation systems, and now it’s extending its footprint across the globe. On Thursday, BYD announced that it has shipped 100 electric buses to Santiago, the ...
8 hours ago
Techcrunch
China's BYD further drives into Chile with 100 electric buses
Apple will update iPhones in China due to Qualcomm's patent claim
Now that a Chinese court has granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple that could block the sales of several older iPhone models (6S through X), Apple says it can fix things with a software update. When the ruling came down Apple said only devices...
13 hours ago
Engadget
Apple will update iPhones in China due to Qualcomm's patent claim
Apple may alter iPhone production and iOS to dodge China's patent ban
A Chinese court's decision to ban iPhone sales over a Qualcomm patent dispute has forced Apple to mull solutions to keep its devices in stores.
5 hours ago
Venturebeat
Apple may alter iPhone production and iOS to dodge China's patent ban
Apple says iOS update will avoid Qualcomm patents, China iPhone ban
Apple is appealing Qualcomm's China-wide ban on older iPhone models.
4 hours ago
Ars Technica
Apple says iOS update will avoid Qualcomm patents, China iPhone ban
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GE's digital future looking murkier with move to spin off Industrial IoT biz
When I visited the GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York in April 2017, I thought I saw a company that was working hard to avoid disruption, but perhaps the leafy campus, the labs and experimental projects hid much larger problems inside the company. Yesterday GE announced that it is spinning ...
3 hours ago
Techcrunch
GE's digital future looking murkier with move to spin off Industrial IoT biz
What are the IoT Applications in the Transportation Industry?
The internet of things (IoT) is a popular term these days that are used to interrelate computing devices, digital machines, and mechanical objects. IoT technology is used to transfer data over a network without any human interaction. A plenty of organizations are using IoT to improve their efficiency ...
1 day ago
Readwrite
What are the IoT Applications in the Transportation Industry?
IoT in Action: Experts Weigh in on Current & Future IoT Trends
Visit the IoT in Action event site to learn more and to register for an upcoming event Near you. Can't make it in person" Register for our upcoming IoT in Action Virtual Bootcamp. Want to know what experts see as the biggest Internet of Things (IoT) trends that you need to pay attention to" We […] The ...
2 days ago
Readwrite
IoT in Action: Experts Weigh in on Current & Future IoT Trends
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Last call for Polish pitch-offs
I"m heading back to Europe to hang out in Wroclaw and Warsaw so it’s last call for pitch-off applications. I"ll be at a Wroclaw event, called In-Ference, which is happening on December 17; you can submit to pitch here. The team will notify you if you have been chosen. The winner will receive a ...
3 hours ago
Techcrunch
Last call for Polish pitch-offs
Gift cards and subscriptions to give as last-minute gifts
Sometimes it's better to pick out a gift for someone yourself and other times it's a good idea to let that picky loved one choose their own. (And if you've waited this long to buy gifts, that might be your easiest course of action.) This is where gif...
24 minutes ago
Engadget
Gift cards and subscriptions to give as last-minute gifts
Prominent artists banned last-minute by Chinese art and tech show
Several contemporary artists tackling the social implications of technology have been banned by censors from China's upcoming Guangzhou Triennial. One of them was Heather Dewey-Hagborg, whose works often critique biotechnology, notably including por...
7 hours ago
Engadget
Prominent artists banned last-minute by Chinese art and tech show
IMAX drops VR, will close its last three locations next year
Two years ago, IMAX had big plans for VR experiences, with its CEO anticipating 10-minute movie tie-ins that people would pay up to $10 to try at one of its locations. Now that dream is dead, as Variety points out an SEC filing from the company revea...
8 hours ago
Engadget
IMAX drops VR, will close its last three locations next year
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Signal says it can't allow government access to users' chats
Last week, the Australian government passed the country's controversial Access and Assistance Bill 2018 into law, legislation that allows government agencies to demand access to encrypted communications. Companies that don't comply with the new law c...
2 hours ago
Engadget
Signal says it can't allow government access to users' chats
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