Facebook AI spots deep fakes and their sources

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The system was developed by the company with a team from Michigan State university. Facebook and a team from Michigan State University have announced that they have developed a new software system that can identified deep fakes as well as where they came from. Deep fakes are videos that have been edited using AI in some way, appearing increasingly realistic. Deep fakes are becoming increasingly difficult for humans to tell what is real when they are viewed online, such as when they are shared on Facebook. According to the researchers…

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New Facebook Pay QR codes make it easier for users to send money

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The quick response codes have been introduced to simplify person-to-person payments. Facebook Pay QR codes are now rolling out to add a new way for users to be able to send money person-to-person. The quick response codes can be scanned by friends or family members to instantly transfer money from one person’s account to another. The social network’s mobile payment service was first launched back in 2019. The idea behind the Facebook Pay QR codes is to expand on the current convenience of the service and make it easier for…

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Facebook uses social media ads to criticize Apple privacy changes

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The social media platform claims the iPhone maker will hurt small businesses relying on targeted ads. Facebook recently ran social media ads in addition to publishing a new website in an outcry against Apple’s privacy changes. It claims that those changes will “[threaten] the personalized ads that millions of small businesses rely on to find and reach customers.” The social network also ran print ads with the same message in major American Newspapers. In addition to the website and social media ads, Facebook ran print ads in the Washington Post,…

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Facebook ad ban lifted on Canadian company’s “overtly sexual” onions

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The social media giant also reversed its decision on peas flagged as promoting alcohol consumption. A seed company from Newfoundland, Canada has had a Facebook ad ban lifted after the social media platform labeled its picture of a wicker basket of onions as being “overtly sexual.” The Gaze Seed Company has found itself having to have more than one ban reviewed by the platform. According to the company’s manager, Jackson McLean, he was required to request a manual review of the Facebook ad ban in order to have it lifted.…

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Facebook unveils the Infinite Office VR platform

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The social media company is trying to sell the idea of productivity through a virtual experience. Facebook has unveiled a new VR platform in its lineup called Infinite Office. The concept may be well timed, considering the number of companies that have their employees working from home due to the pandemic. Moreover, many are now wondering if they can reduce or even eliminate their need for physical office space. Virtual reality has been strongly linked to entertainment and highly technical experiences. Facebook is aiming to use Infinite Office to help…

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