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Is the 10-year challenge a boon to Facebook's facial recognition tech?

Is the 10-year challenge a boon to Facebook's facial recognition tech?

The meme encourages people to post a photo of themselves from 10 years and one from today. Perfect data for studying the effect of age.

  • by Jacey Fortin

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Popular Sydney fast food outlet closes after video of rats emerges
Eating out

Popular Sydney fast food outlet closes after video of rats emerges

The Oporto store in Broadway has closed after video surfaces showing rats scurrying on the floor.

  • by Laura Chung
Facebook's WhatsApp limits text forwards in bid to curb rumours, fake news
Harassment

Facebook's WhatsApp limits text forwards in bid to curb rumours, fake news

Whatsapp is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight "misinformation and rumours".

  • by Fanny Potkin & Jessica Damiana
Seven chief calls for more 'far-reaching' probe into tech giants
Seven West Media

Seven chief calls for more 'far-reaching' probe into tech giants

Seven West Media chief executive Tim Worner is urging the competition regulator to do more with its inquiry into digital platforms, including broadening the focus on entertainment content he believes is damaged by social media behemoths.

  • by Jennifer Duke
US regulators meet to discuss record-setting fine against Facebook
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US regulators meet to discuss record-setting fine against Facebook

The penalty against the social media behemoth is expected to be much larger than the fine the security agency imposed on Google in 2012.

  • by Tony Romm & Elizabeth Dwoskin
Footballers, phones and Facebook: a dangerous combination
Opinion
Opinion

Footballers, phones and Facebook: a dangerous combination

The sex tape scandal that has rocked rugby league this summer offers a striking example of how information spreads uncontrollably in the age of Facebook 

  • by John McDuling
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Social media scandal: Facebook removes lewd NRL videos
Bulldogs

Social media scandal: Facebook removes lewd NRL videos

Filming or distributing intimate images without consent is an offence under federal and state law.

  • by Nick Bonyhady & Sally Rawsthorne
Samsung phone users get a shock: They can't delete Facebook
Samsung

Samsung phone users get a shock: They can't delete Facebook

The social media giant says whether its app is deletable or not depends on pre-install deals it has made with phone makers and providers around the world.

  • by Sarah Frier
Be happy! Working at Facebook is like being a cult, former workers say
Mark Zuckerberg

Be happy! Working at Facebook is like being a cult, former workers say

Former Facebook employees say they felt pressure to remain positive and to not speak up while working for the social media giant, according to a US news report.

  • by Nick Bastone
Facebook's biggest bear says problems 'likely to worsen' in 2019
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Facebook's biggest bear says problems 'likely to worsen' in 2019

Analysts are expecting another tough year for the social media giant, predicting their share price to keep falling.

  • by Ryan Vlastelica
Facebook pulls down St Kilda Beach rally page due to 'hate speech'
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Facebook pulls down St Kilda Beach rally page due to 'hate speech'

Facebook has pulled down an event page for the weekend's far right rally after it found posts with hate speech.

  • by Jennifer Duke