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Facebook’s Automatic Alt Text (AAT) system can now detect and identify 10 times more objects and concepts than it could when it was first launched, announced the company. Descriptions will also be more detailed, and AAT will be able to identify activities, landmarks, types of animals, and more. Facebook announced improvements to AAT, a system
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Australia’s competition regulator has warned that planned laws to make the country the first in the world to force Google and Facebook to pay for news content were likely just the start of more regulation for digital platforms. The Australian government announced legislation last month after an investigation it said showed the tech giants held
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Signal is seeing a huge influx of users who are switching from WhatsApp, as users want to protest about WhatsApp’s new privacy policies, a movement that also got a significant boost when Tesla boss Elon Musk tweeted “Use Signal”. But if you’ve just started using the privacy-focused messaging application then there are quite a few features
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WhatsApp recently updated its privacy policy and terms of service. The move has caused quite a stir, with reports claiming that it makes sharing data with Facebook mandatory. However, WhatsApp has issued an official statement clarifying that its data-sharing practices with Facebook have not changed. The changes that will go into effect next month look
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Twitter on Wednesday began limiting the reach of tweets stoking an assault on the US Capitol by a mob intent on overturning the election results.  ”We have been significantly restricting engagement with tweets labeled under our Civic Integrity Policy due to the risk of violence,” the Twitter support team said. “This means these labeled tweets
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The Trump administration on Monday appealed a federal judge’s order blocking restrictions that would have effectively barred the use of Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok in the United States. The government has cited national security concerns in its targeting of TikTok, arguing that the personal data of US users could be obtained by China’s government.
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Facebook recently hosted the Facebook Fuel for India 2020 virtual event where CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed interest in pushing payments through WhatsApp deeper in the country. The social media giant also hosted a special session at the two-day event to highlight different use cases of the instant messaging app. However, while naming banking partners behind
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Facebook said on Thursday it has removed the page of Australian celebrity chef turned conspiracy theorist Pete Evans for spreading misinformation about COVID-19, the tech giant’s latest move to police false content about the pandemic. Evans, a former judge on prime time Australian cooking shows with a large catalogue of cookbooks, has become one of
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WhatsApp will be thronged with greetings and wishes in groups and chats, wishing each other on the merry occasion of Christmas. The instant-messaging platform is a popular choice for such exchanges, and with stickers now being supported on WhatsApp, users can get creative with their wishes and greetings. WhatsApp also recently introduced animated stickers and
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Twitter has added new endpoints to the API v2 bringing more features for the developer community. The first expansion of API v2 involves conversation and reply controls. Developers will be able to support Twitter’s newer conversation controls, like the feature that allows users to specifically choose who can reply to their tweets. Other endpoints in
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