Topic: facebook

Mark Zuckerberg sets long-term goals for 2030

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer looking to set short term New Year’s resolutions. Instead, he has a vision for 2030, as explained in a lengthy Facebook post, that spans augmented reality glasses, a large investment in small businesses, and a generational change in how social media is used. For a company that has … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Facebook fined again for Cambridge Analytica scandal, Google’s privacy commitment and Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.4 preview 4

Brazil fined Facebook $1.6 million for their role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The country’s justice ministry said that the fines are tied to unlawful sharing of data from its users in Brazil. “It’s evident that the data of about 443,000 users of the platform were made available by the developers of the app ‘thisisyourdigitallife’ … continue reading

Facebook’s tumultuous times: new OS in the works amid another breach

In a year where data breaches at Facebook have seen no signs of slowing down, another blow has been dealt.  A reported 267 million Facebook user IDs and phone numbers were exposed online for anyone to access without a password or any authentication. Most of the records affected users from the United States.  The UK … continue reading

Facebook and Microsoft partner up on remote development

Facebook announced that Visual Studio Code is now the default development environment used at the company. It’s also teaming up with Microsoft to enhance their remote development extensions to do remote development at scale.  “Given the scale of development at Facebook, supporting the efficiency and productivity of our engineers is key. Constant work is being … continue reading

Facebook’s Groups API causes data privacy concerns

Facebook wants to avoid another data privacy blunder. The company is quickly trying to address a problem it found with its Groups API access.  Last year, in an effort to better protect users privacy, Facebook removed and restricted a number of developer APIs — Groups API was one of these restricted APIs. Before restrictions were … continue reading

Facebook and top law enforcement officials battle over end-to-end encryption

Top law enforcement officials are urging Facebook to stop its privacy initiative. In an open letter to Facebook, government officials from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia told Facebook it should not proceed with its plans without “including a means for lawful access to the content of communications to protect our citizens.” It also … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Progress announces new .NET capabilities, WhiteSource integrates with GitLab Core and Eclipse IDE, and PayPal leaves Libra

Progress announced a new release of Progress Telerik tools for .NET developers, adding full day-zero support for .NET Core 3.0 RC across the entire Telerik product line.  New capabilities and features include over 25 native UI components for Blazor; new components and accessibility improvements in ASP.NET Core and ASP.NET MVC; as well as a new … continue reading

Facebook’s quest to the VR Horizon

Each year, the promised land for VR seems to be just on the horizon — always visible, yet too far to reach. However, Facebook is determined not to give up on VR with the launch of the aptly named Facebook Horizon. The company announced the virtual reality playground at this year’s Oculus Connect event in … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sencha announces ExtWebComponents, Facebook’s Deepfake Detection Challenge, and ML.NET 1.4 preview

Sencha announced the launch of ExtWebComponents, a new solution that features tested and supported UI components designed to work with any or with no development framework, while reducing application delivery time and costs. The solution includes more than 140 components, and is included as part of Sencha’s Ext JS Enterprise Package. The Sencha private npm … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Facebook’s Libra Association opens bug bounty program, Airship acquires Apptimize, and Actian’s new embedded database

Facebook announced that it is launching a bug bounty program, opening the platform up to the public following its beta bug bounty program. “With the launch of the Libra Bug Bounty, we are excited to build an open and vibrant network of security and privacy researchers around the globe. We know it will take a … continue reading

Facebook makes progress on brain-computer interface research

It’s been two years since Facebook announced its brain-computer interface (BCI) program, and the company finally has an update it is ready to share. Through a sponsored research initiative with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), researchers have been able to decode spoken words and phrases in real time from the brain signals that … continue reading

SD Times news digest: EPIC challenges Facebook’s FTC settlement, Khronos OpenXR 1.0 specification released, and OpenPDF 1.3

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is challenging the Facebook’s $5 billion settlement with the FTC in court, stating that the settlement is “insufficient to address the concerns originally identified by EPIC and the consumer coalition, as well as those findings established by the Commission.” “The proposed order wipes Facebook’s slate clean without Facebook even … continue reading

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