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December 19, 2017

Managing Your Identity on Facebook with Face Recognition Technology

By Joaquin Quiñonero Candela, Director, Applied Machine Learning Today we’re announcing new, optional tools to help people better manage their identity on Facebook using face recognition. Powered by the same technology we’ve used to suggest friends you may want to tag in photos or videos, these new features help…

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December 19, 2017

Hard Questions: Should I Be Afraid of Face Recognition Technology?

The words “face recognition” can make some people feel uneasy, conjuring dystopian scenes from science fiction. Can someone use it to identify strangers on the street? Are institutions gathering mass databases of images that can be used to invade someone’s privacy or rights?

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December 18, 2017

Reinforcing Our Commitment to Transparency

Today we are releasing our Transparency Report, previously called the Government Requests Report, for the first half of 2017.

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December 18, 2017

News Feed FYI: Fighting Engagement Bait on Facebook

By Henry Silverman, Operations Integrity Specialist and Lin Huang, Engineer People have told us that they dislike spammy posts on Facebook that goad them into interacting with likes, shares, comments, and other actions. For example, “LIKE this if you’re an Aries!” This tactic, known as “engagement bait,” seeks to…

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December 15, 2017

Hard Questions: Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us?

With people spending more time on social media, many rightly wonder whether that time is good for us. Do people connect in meaningful ways online? Or are they simply consuming trivial updates and polarizing memes at the expense of time with loved ones?

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December 15, 2017

News Feed FYI: Introducing Snooze to Give You More Control Of Your News Feed

Snooze is an option to temporarily unfollow a person, Page or group for 30 days.

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December 14, 2017

News Feed FYI: For Video, Intent and Repeat Viewership Matter

We’re making an update to News Feed ranking that will help surface videos people are proactively seeking out and coming back to on Facebook.

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