Facebook can now transform any 2D photo into an interactive 3D image

Facebook can now transform any 2D photo into an interactive 3D image

Facebook’s 3D photos are a real attention-grabber, changing perspective as you angle your phone, tap them or scroll past, and while previously you needed a phone with a few cameras to take them yourself, now you can make them even if you only have a basic phone with a single camera. To give……

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Mark Zuckerberg abandons annual challenges in favor of longer-term goals

Mark Zuckerberg abandons annual challenges in favor of longer-term goals

Facebook’s chief also believes that the 2020s will see the emergence of breakthrough augmented reality glasses that’ll redefine our relationship with technology, just as the desktop computer did in the 1990s, the web did in the 2000s and the mobile phone did in the 2010s. Facebook co-founder and ……

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Facebook wants to eliminate its reliance on Android by developing its own OS

Facebook wants to eliminate its reliance on Android by developing its own OS

What’s better than an Oculus Quest that runs on the Android operating system? An Oculus Quest that doesn’t run on Android OS. At least that is what Facebook thinks. It is planning to build an operating system from scratch and has employed a former Windows NT author to do it. Facebook ……

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  • 5 months ago (12-22)
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Facebook hard disks containing company’s payroll information stolen

Facebook hard disks containing company’s payroll information stolen

Usually when we hear the words “Facebook” and “data leak,” it’s about user data being mishandled or exposed. But the latest data theft for the company is a little closer to home, as hard disks containing payroll information for thousands of employees have been stolen during a smash-and-grab car ro……

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Facebook submits to Singapore government, labels post ‘fake news’

Facebook submits to Singapore government, labels post ‘fake news’

Under orders from the Singapore government, Facebook has labeled a post by alternate news website States Times Review as containing lies. The post in question, which remains available, contained “scurrilous accusations against the elections department, the prime minister, and the election process ……

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  • 6 months ago (12-02)
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Facebook Buys Beat Saber Developer to Join Oculus Studios

Facebook Buys Beat Saber Developer to Join Oculus Studios

Facebook has just announced a new acquisition for its VR department – Beat Game, the studio behind the critically-acclaimed Beat Saber game. Beat Games will join Facebook’s Oculus Studios, but it will continue to work independently, the social network said in a statement earlier this week. ……

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Facebook is moving to Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code for internal development

Facebook is moving to Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code for internal development

Facebook is adopting Visual Studio Code for all of its software engineers, and is currently in the process of finishing the migration from its mix of Nuclide and Emacs for internal development. As part of the partnership with Microsoft, the company will also help improve remote development extensi……

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Facebook’s new look and Dark Mode are beginning to roll out

Facebook’s new look and Dark Mode are beginning to roll out

For all of the privacy-related changes it has received in recent years, Facebook hasn’t been tweaked much from a visual standpoint. For better or worse, that’s finally beginning to change now, though: Facebook’s new look — first revealed in April — is now rolling out ……

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Facebook is reportedly working on its own augmented reality glasses

Facebook is reportedly working on its own augmented reality glasses

Augmented reality is proving to be one of the more interesting and practical industries to emerge over the past several years. Unlike full-dive virtual reality, which typically requires a bulky headset of some sort, augmented reality tech can typically be implemented in existing smartphones, table……

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French Strike Blow to Facebook’s Libra

French Strike Blow to Facebook’s Libra

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire while speaking at the OECD conference being held in Paris, France put forth the argument that Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB 187.19 -0.15%) cryptocurrency Libra would be a threat to the sovereignty of nations around the world. “In these conditions, we cannot authoriz……

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Facebook details location tracking permissions ahead of iOS 13 launch

Facebook details location tracking permissions ahead of iOS 13 launch

Facebook has published a detailed look at how its app funnels and uses background location data from your smartphone. This comes just before Apple is set to release the latest version of its mobile OS, which is going to warn users about apps that use their location data in the background and ask ……

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  • 9 months ago (09-11)
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Facebook security breach exposed the phone numbers of over 400 million users

Facebook security breach exposed the phone numbers of over 400 million users

A researcher has found several databases stored on an unprotected server that held personal information — mostly phone numbers — of hundreds of millions of Facebook users. While the company argues the data is over a year old, it doesn’t change the fact that it is a big privacy br……

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