Facebook creates most thin VR glasses in the world

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The social media giant says it developed the thinnest virtual reality headset ever made. Facebook recently announced that it has created ultra thin VR glasses unlike anything else currently available. The virtual reality headset is still in its prototype form, but it moves away from much larger gadgets. The company claims that these thin VR glasses are the slimmest in the world. They appear nothing like the large, box-like headgear that is the current standard image of the technology. Images of the device show that it looks like a pair…

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Facebook boycott slashes $72 billion from the social media giant’s earnings

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Zuckerberg’s company earned more than $100 billion in digital ad sales in 2019. A huge list of major multinational companies has joined a Facebook boycott due to the social media giant’s policies on hate speech. The companies have stated that the platform’s efforts to remove hate speech are inadequate. Among the companies that have joined the Stop Hate for Profit campaign including a Facebook boycott include Unilever, Coca-Cola, Verizon and Starbucks. All the companies on the rapidly growing list have vowed that they would put their social media ads on…

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New Facebook Messenger security feature to minimize fake friends and scam risk

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The social media company announced the new machine learning strategy to stop scammers. The leading social media company recently announced a new Facebook Messenger security feature designed to stand in the way of malicious parties seeking to scam the app’s users. The company has turned to machine learning to spot anomalies that suggest scam activity. Facebook Messenger security already conducts scans for suspicious activities. Now, machine learning will be included in those scans to help identify anomalies such as accounts issuing large quantities of requests within a short span of…

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WhatsApp users now total over 2 billion, active monthly

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This figure is around half a billion short of parent company Facebook’s own monthly figures. The number of WhatsApp users has now risen above the 2 billion mark, for those who are active on a monthly basis, said C.E.O. Will Cathcart in a Wall Street Journal interview. This is the first time the Facebook owned app has revealed its user numbers in about two years. Facebook took to its blog to share the new WhatsApp users milestone. It’s only half a billion short of Facebook’s own active monthly user figures.…

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Clearview AI receives data scraping cessation demand from Venmo and Facebook

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The facial recognition has been strengthening its database by scouring the internet’s pictures. Controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI can add two more tech giants to the list taking legal action against it. Google and Twitter have already filed legal actions against the facial recognition firm. Now, Facebook and Venmo have added their own demands, requiring that Clearview AI cease the use of their members’ images to build its database. A Buzzfeed News report showed that Facebook issued a cease-and-desist letter to the company last week. It required that the…

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