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Facebook says it made an A.I. tool can detect revenge porn before it's reported

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Facebook said Friday it's launching a new AI tool to detect revenge porn before it's reported. The company has recently come under fire for the working conditions of contracted content reviewers who moderate posts on the site, so a successful AI detection tool could be a step in the right direction. "Finding these images goes beyond detecting nudity on our platforms. By using machine learning and artificial intelligence, we can now proactively detect near nude images or videos that are shared without permission on Facebook and Instagram," Facebook's Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis said in a blog post. The company is launching a support hub for victims of revenge porn, called "Not Without My Consent," developed with experts and victims organizations.

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Facebook readies AI tech to combat 'revenge porn'

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(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Friday it would use artificial intelligence to combat the spread of intimate photos shared without people's permission, sometimes called "revenge porn," on its social networks. The new technology is in addition to a pilot program https://newsroom.fb.com/news/h/non-consensual-intimate-image-pilot-the-facts that required trained representatives to review offending images. "By using machine learning and artificial intelligence, we can now proactively detect near nude images or videos that are shared without permission," the social networking giant said in a blog post https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/03/detecting-non-consensual-intimate-images. A member of Facebook's community operations team would review the content found by the new technology, and if found to be an offending image, remove it or disable the account responsible for spreading it, the company added.

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Facebook debuts AI tool to tackle revenge porn

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Revenge porn, otherwise known as the sharing of intimate and often sexual images without consent, is a problem which has exploded in severity with the growth of the Internet. Before the web, images taken for the benefit of a partner, if shared, would only reach a small audience if exposed. However, images now taken and uploaded online can expand to reach a global audience in moments, leading to devastating and long-term consequences for victims. While these images can be reported across social media, it can take time to hunt them down and delete them -- and there is always the possibility these graphic images have been saved and can be re-published at will. The tech giant, which ironically has been blasted again and again for its own lackluster privacy and data protection practices, says that photo recognition technology has been used in recent years to record revenge porn and to prevent these images from being shared across the social network. "To date, use of the program has been relatively low in part because many victims don't know the program exists. And understandably, many victims are concerned about sending images to people they don't know, so we are also working to better explain and clarify the process and safeguards in place." If you believe you may become a victim of revenge porn, or already have become so, the social networking giant has also launched "Not Without My Consent," a victim support hub which includes advice and steps to take if these situations occur.

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Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Facebook, Oracle, Tesla, Volkswagen & more

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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Facebook FB — Facebook announced the departure of Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and WhatsApp division head Chris Daniels. Cox said a shift in Facebook's focus would benefit from new leadership, although he did not explicitly mention CEO Mark Zuckerberg's move to emphasize private messaging.

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Facebook takes steps against 'revenge porn'

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Facebook takes steps against 'revenge porn'. ReutersMarch 15, 2019, 11:34 AM GMT. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is introducing a new detection technology to stop the spread of intimate photos posted on Facebook or Instagram without people's permission, sometimes called "revenge porn," the company said on Friday. "By using machine learning and artificial intelligence, we can now proactively detect near nude images or videos that are shared without permission on Facebook and Instagram," the social networking giant said in a blog post https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/03/detecting-non-consensual-intimate-images. Facebook will also launch a support hub called "Not Without My Consent" on its safety center page. What to read next.

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Facebook blames a server configuration change for yesterday’s outage – Q Costa Rica

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March 14, 2019 will be a day that will be remembered what it was like to live without Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Whatsapp whenthey began to register faults on Wednesday afternoon, which caused a cataract of complaints on the site downdetector.com, which monitors problems to access websites, as well as the rival Twitter. Facebook’s final assessment of what was responsible for yesterday’s massive outage, and contrary to the thesis circulating yesterday that it was a route leak, the company said that a server configuration change was to blame. The absence of Facebook, meanwhile, was beneficial for competitors of the social network such as Twitter or the Telegram messaging service, which according to its founder Pavel Durov won 3 million users in the last 24 hours. Not related to Wednesday’s outage, according to Buzzfeednews.com, Facebook is under criminal investigation by U.S. federal prosecutors over the social media giant’s partnerships with other tech companies that gave them access to its users’ data.

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Facebook shares drop as two more senior execs depart

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Chief product officer Chris Cox and Whatsapp boss Chris Daniels have left the company, with reports claiming neither were happy with Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to integrate the messaging apps. In the past year, several of Facebook’s top brass have left their positions. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) shares headed lower in pre-market trading in New York on Friday after the social media giant announced the departures of two senior executives. The changes come a week after Zuckerberg promised to make Facebook, and its sister apps Instagram and Whatsapp, into more of a “privacy-focused platform”. Although no official reason has been given for their exits, Cox, who was one of Facebook’s earliest employees and tipped to succeed Zuckerberg should he ever step down, reportedly disagreed with the billionaire over the integration of the firm’s messaging apps.

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Facebook launches AI to find and remove 'revenge porn'

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Rachel Lerman, AP Technology WriterAssociated PressMarch 15, 2019, 11:15 AM GMT. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook says it is launching new artificial intelligence technology to find intimate pictures that may have been uploaded without the consent of the photo's subject. Facebook says it will be able to spot the photos and videos known as 'revenge porn' and send them to be reviewed. Currently Facebook users have to report such photos before the company's moderators will review them.

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Time to Add to these Two Techs- Facebook and NVIDIA

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Time to Add to these Two Techs- Facebook and NVIDIA. In my nearly 50 years in this industry, I have learned that the best place to look for promising situations is with stocks that we already own, asserts Jim Powell, editor of Global Changes & Opportunities Report. Those stocks were investigated before they were purchased, and we have been following them closely, putting us in an excellent position to recognize when it is time to sell or buy more. Apparently, may investors agreed because the stock jumped 11.5% the day the numbers were announced. Although Facebook appears to be in much better health than the media would like us to believe, the stock is likely to remain volatile. For investors who are willing to ride the rapids, I think Facebook will be very profitable.

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Facebook Blames 'Server Configuration Change' for Massive Outage

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Facebook blamed a "server configuration change" Thursday for a massive outage affecting its applications around the world and brought fresh attention to the embattled social networking leader. The outage affected users for at least 12 hours in most areas of the world, with the biggest impact in North America and Europe, according to the tracking website downdetector.com. The outage was believed to be the worst ever for the internet giant that reaches an estimated 2.7 billion people with its core social network, Instagram and messaging applications. As with previous disruptions, #FacebookDown quickly became a popular hashtag on rival platform Twitter. Cox made his announcement on his Facebook page, saying he was leaving "with great sadness" after 13 years. While Cox gave no specific reason for his move, he noted that Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled a new direction away from being the "digital town square" to focus on smaller-scale, private interactions.

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