Share Tweet Email facebook Share: Share Tweet Email EMBED <> More Videos <iframe width="476" height="267" src="https://abc7news.com/video/embed/?pid=5278078" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the company's annual F8 developer conference with more details about his new "privacy-focused" vision for the social network. Share: Share Tweet Email KGO By SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Mark Zuckerberg walked into rockstar-like applause as he gave the keynote address at F8, the annual Facebook developers conference. And then, he got right to the issue of privacy. "Today we are going to talk about a privacy-focused social platform," Zuckerberg told the capacity crowd at the San Jose McEmery Convention Center in his opening line. RELATED: Facebook will block white nationalist, white separatist posts The billionaire CEO says he is not talking about new … [Read more...] about Zuckerberg promises ‘complete overhaul’ of Facebook geared towards user privacy at F8
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Facebook on Tuesday announced changes to how it handles the profiles of users who have died, including using artificial intelligence to help keep the profiles of deceased people from showing up in places that might cause distress. Facebook is also creating a separate section on profiles of the deceased that will be dedicated to tributes. By clicking on different tabs, users will be able to switch between the deceased person's preserved, original timeline and a second feed where others have left memories, photos or other posts in remembrance. The automated changes will prevent recommendations that a person who has passed away be invited to events or sending reminders that it is the person's birthday. The changes are based on the feedback the company has gotten from users, discussions with experts in grieving and people from various religious and cultural backgrounds, as well as the personal experience of Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg. Sandberg's husband, Dave … [Read more...] about Facebook launches new tool to help users memorialize loved ones
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: October 8, 2018 at 10:26 am | UPDATED: October 8, 2018 at 10:30 am By Abby Ohlheiser | Washington Post Over the weekend, you might have seen a wave of panicked friends in your Facebook news feeds posting warnings: Their accounts were hacked, don’t accept friend requests from their accounts. Or maybe, even more alarming, you received a private message warning you that your account had been compromised. The warning spread in the form of a message, sent from a friend or “friend.” The message claims that the sender received a suspicious friend request from you, and that the proper way to address this disturbing news is to immediately share the message they sent to you with all your friends. It reads something like this: “Hi….I actually got another friend request from you which I ignored so you may want to check your account. Hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears…then hit forward and all … [Read more...] about Beware the viral Facebook ‘you got hacked’ hoax
HTV National Desk Published 5:15 am PDT, Sunday, October 7, 2018 Here's what information of yours Facebook keeps and tracks Facebook has come under heavy scrutiny after it was revealed that the company gave the personal information of 87 million users to Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm with ties to the Trump campaign. Many angry Facebook users saw the move as an invasion of privacy, leading a large number of people to delete their accounts. So what type of information does Facebook keep on its users? Click through the slideshow to find out. less Here's what information of yours Facebook keeps and tracks Facebook has come under heavy scrutiny after it was revealed that the company gave the personal information of 87 million users to Cambridge Analytica, ... more Photo: Richard Drew, Associated Press Basic information: Of course, Facebook has all of the basic information that you provide to … [Read more...] about No, your Facebook account hasn’t been cloned
Tony Romm, The Washington Post Published 1:19 pm PDT, Thursday, October 4, 2018 The Facebook logo is displayed for a photograph on an Apple iPhone. The Facebook logo is displayed for a photograph on an Apple iPhone. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The Facebook logo is displayed for a photograph on an Apple iPhone. The Facebook logo is displayed for a photograph on an Apple iPhone. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer That Facebook group you joined years ago? It might now be supporting Brett Kavanaugh. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON - To the naked eye, thousands of users on Facebook are backing Supreme Court nominee Brett … [Read more...] about That Facebook group you joined years ago? It might now be supporting Brett Kavanaugh.