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Facebook says government demands for user data are at a record high – TechCrunch

Facebook says government demands for user data are at a record high – TechCrunch

Facebook’s latest transparency report is out. The social media giant said the number of government demands for user data increased by 16% to 128,617 demands during the first-half of this year compared to the second-half of last year. That’s the highest number of government demands its received in any reporting period since it published its […]

Facebook pilloried over iPhone ‘secret camera access’ bug – TechCrunch

Facebook pilloried over iPhone ‘secret camera access’ bug – TechCrunch

Facebook has faced a barrage of concern over an apparent bug that resulted in the social media giant’s iPhone app exposing the camera as users scroll through their feed. A tweet over the weekend blew up after Joshua Maddux tweeted a screen recording of the Facebook app on his iPhone. He noticed that the camera […]

Snapchat Spectacles 3 review: Pretty, pricey – TechCrunch

Snapchat Spectacles 3 review: Pretty, pricey – TechCrunch

No one’s going to pay $380 for decent point-of-view video glasses and some trippy filters. But that’s kind of the point of Snapchat Spectacles 3. They’re merely a stepping stone towards true augmented reality eyewear — a public hardware beta for the Snap Lab R&D team that Apple and Facebook aren’t getting as they tinker […]

Facebook finally lets you banish nav bar tabs & red dots – TechCrunch

Facebook finally lets you banish nav bar tabs & red dots – TechCrunch

Are those red notification dots on your Facebook home screen driving you crazy? Sick of Facebook Marketplace wasting your screen space? Now you can control what appears in the Facebook app’s navigation bar thanks to a new option called Shortcuts Bar Settings. Over the weekend TechCrunch spotted the option to remove certain tabs like Marketplace, […]

Twitter drafts a deepfake policy that would label and warn, but not always remove, manipulated media – TechCrunch

Twitter drafts a deepfake policy that would label and warn, but not always remove, manipulated media – TechCrunch

Twitter last month said it was introducing a new policy to help fight deepfakes and other “manipulated media” that involve photos, videos or audio that’s been significantly altered to change its original meaning or purpose, or those that make it seem like something happened that actually did not. Today, Twitter is sharing a draft of […]

Ex-Facebook CPO Chris Cox now advises on climate & campaign tech – TechCrunch

Ex-Facebook CPO Chris Cox now advises on climate & campaign tech – TechCrunch

Chris Cox’s motivational speeches were at the heart of Facebook’s new employee orientation. But after 14 years at the social network, the Chief Product Officer left in March amidst an executive shake-up and Facebook’s new plan to prioritize privacy by moving to encrypt its messaging apps. No details on his next projects were revealed. Now […]