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The Head of Instagram Agrees To Testify as Congress Probes the App's Effects on Young People

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has agreed for the first time to testify before Congress, as bipartisan anger mounts over harms to young people from the app. From a report: Mr. Mosseri is expected to appear before a Senate panel during the week of Dec. 6 as part of a series of hearings on protecting children online, said Senator Richard Blumenthal, who will lead the hearing. Mr. Mosseri's appearance follows hearings this year with Antigone Davis, the global head of safety for Meta, the pare...
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Meta Delays Encrypted Messages on Facebook and Instagram To 2023

The owner of Facebook and Instagram is delaying plans to encrypt users' messages until 2023 amid warnings from child safety campaigners that its proposals would shield abusers from detection. From a report: Mark Zuckerberg's social media empire has been under pressure to abandon its encryption plans, which the UK home secretary, Priti Patel, has described as "simply not acceptable." The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has said private messaging is the "frontlin...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Instagram, Tech, Meta, Sunday Telegraph, Zuckerberg, Facebook And Instagram, Priti Patel, Antigone Davis


Facebook Delays Plans to Use End-to-End Encryption As Default for Messenger and Instagram Messages Until at Least 2023

Facebook, now rebranded to "Meta," is delaying plans to use end-to-end encryption for Messenger and Instagram messages until at least 2023, a year later than the previous deadline promised by the social media behemoth. Writing in The Telegraph, Meta's head of global safety, Antigone Davis, said that the company is pushing back its deadline to roll out end-to-end encryption as the default for billions of Messenger and Instagram users until "sometime in 2023." Meta claims this delay is meant t...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Davis, Meta, Antigone Davis, Facebook Messenger Instagram, Signal Telegram, Facebook Delays Plans, Telegraph Meta


Your Instagram and Facebook Messenger chats aren't going to be encrypted like WhatsApp until 2023, Meta says

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.REUTERS/Yuri Gripas Facebook, now Meta, announced in 2019 it would end-to-end encrypt messages on all its platforms. But it won't now finish doing this until 2023, its global safety chief told The Sunday Telegraph. Meta has faced political pressure to provide law enforcement with ways to evade encryption. Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, won't finish making your chats on Facebook Messenger and Instagram end-to-end encrypted until 2023, according t...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, News, Instagram, Privacy, Trends, Whatsapp, End-to-end Encryption, Facebook Messenger, Davis, Meta, The Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Priti Patel, Tech Insider


Facebook Adds to Policies on Bullying, Harassment

Facebook marked National Bullying Prevention and Awareness Day in the U.S. Wednesday (Oct. 13) with updates to its global policies on bullying and harassment. Global head of safety Antigone Davis said in a Newsroom post Wednesday that Facebook will now remove coordinated efforts of mass harassment that target individuals at heightened risk of offline harm--such...
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Top Stories this AM: How China's housing industry let Evergrande happen; Sen. schools Facebook on 'finstas'; employees say Bezos' Blue Origin unsafe

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What's going on today: All your Evergrande questions answered: The Evergrande crisis: 4 questions that explain why China's property market, which is twice as big as America's and where 20% of homes are empty, matters. "Over past decades, the price of Chinese real estate has gone up. This has generated a popular belief that ...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, London, News, Instagram, China, America, Newsletter, Trends, Fox, Jeff Bezos, North Carolina, Blue Origin, Sean Hannity, Riley, King s College


A Democratic senator mistook the slang word 'finsta' for one of Facebook's products in a hearing with the company

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation held a hearing on Thursday regarding Facebook's, Instagram, and mental health, spurred on by a Wall Street Journal investigation about what Facebook knows about the impact of Instagram on young users. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images The Senate Commerce Committee held a Thursday hearing about Facebook, Instagram, and mental health. Sen. Blumental of Connecticut asked if Facebook would "commit to banning Finsta....
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, News, Media, Instagram, Teens, Congress, Trends, Creators, Connecticut, Davis, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Facebook Instagram, Blumenthal


Facebook grilled over mental-health impact on kids

Facebook's global head of safety, Antigone Davis, testifies to the US Senate, about child protection.
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Ozy draws advertiser scrutiny

Hello and welcome back to Insider Advertising, your weekly look at the biggest stories and trends affecting Madison Avenue and beyond. I'm Lara O'Reilly, Insider's media and advertising editor. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Facebook is set for another busy week of headlines as it returns to the hot seat Thursday, with its security chief, Antigone Davis, due to testify before a Senate subcommittee about whether its products are harmful to children. Adding further fuel to ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, UK, Climate Change, Youtube, Ebay, Senate, Advertising, US, NFL, Trends, Walmart, Paypal, Fbi, New York Times, Peru


Insider Advertising: Ozy draws advertiser scrutiny

Hello and welcome back to Insider Advertising, your weekly look at the biggest stories and trends affecting Madison Avenue and beyond. I'm Lara O'Reilly, Insider's media and advertising editor. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Facebook is set for another busy week of headlines as it returns to the hot seat Thursday, with its security chief, Antigone Davis, due to testify before a Senate subcommittee about whether its products are harmful to children. Adding further fuel to ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, UK, Climate Change, Youtube, Ebay, Senate, Advertising, US, NFL, Trends, Walmart, Paypal, Fbi, New York Times, Peru


Facebook Reacts to National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

Facebook is marking National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month with two initiatives: limiting the distribution of content that does not violate its rules but trivializes themes around death, depression or suicide; and releasing a new toolkit to guide conversations about viral suicide challenges. Global head of safety Antigone Davis wrote in a Newsroom post, "September...
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The new Florida law that fines tech platforms for removing politicians has a huge loophole for companies that own theme parks in the state

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Bill Clark/Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new law targeting big social-media companies. Private citizens will be able to sue tech platforms for up to $100,000 if they've been treated unfairly. The rules protecting free speech do not apply to companies that own theme parks in the state. See more stories on Insider's business page. A specific exemption included in a new law signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to draw fire from crit...
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EU Privacy Rule Would Rein In the Hunt for Online Child Sexual Abuse

An anonymous reader shares a report: Privacy concerns in Europe have led to some of the world's toughest restrictions on companies like Facebook and Google and the ways they monitor people online. The crackdown has been widely popular, but the regulatory push is now entangled in the global fight against child exploitation, setting off a fierce debate about how far internet companies should be allowed to go when collecting evidence on their platforms of possible crimes against minors. A rule sche...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Tech, Eu, European Union, European Parliament, Antigone Davis, Birgit Sippel


An inside look at Stanford's one-of-a-kind course on mental health innovation, where students mingle with industry experts and develop business plans to revolutionize the healthcare industry

"PSYC 240: Designing for the 2 Billion Leading Innovation in Mental Health" and its follow-up course "PSYC 242: Mental Health Innovation Studio: Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Policy" are the first university courses on mental health innovation.  The courses, led by the Stanford Brainstorm Lab in the School of Medicine, were designed to empower students to tackle contemporary challenges related to the US mental health crisis with innovative solutions through curiosity, creativity, and strat...
Tags: Facebook, Stanford, US, Trends, United States, Stanford University, Bay Area, Boyle, Stanford s School of Medicine, Kaiser Family Foundation, Tom Insel, School of Medicine, Chaudhary, Antigone Davis, Vasan, Steven Chan


Messenger Kids Rolls Out in 74 More Countries

Facebook's stand-alone Messenger Kids application is now available in 74 more countries, and three new opt-in features were added to help parents connect their kids with their friends. Global head of safety Antigone Davis said in a Newsroom post, "With schools closed and people physically distancing, parents are turning to technology more than ever to...
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Messenger Kids Rolls Out in 75 More Countries

Facebook's stand-alone Messenger Kids application is now available in 75 more countries, and three new opt-in features were added to help parents connect their kids with their friends. Global head of safety Antigone Davis said in a Newsroom post, "With schools closed and people physically distancing, parents are turning to technology more than ever to...
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Facebook says it removed 8.7M child exploitation posts with new machine learning tech

Facebook announced today that it has removed 8.7 million pieces of content last quarter that violated its rules against child exploitation, thanks to new technology. The new AI and machine learning tech, which was developed and implemented over the past year by the company, removed 99 percent of those posts before anyone reported them, said Antigone Davis, Facebook’s global head of safety, in a blog post. The new technology examines posts for child nudity and other exploitative content when t...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Safety, Social Media, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United Kingdom, Davis, Machine Learning, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook Live, Child Exploitation, Phan Thi Kim Phuc, Antigone Davis, Moderation, Selena Scola


Facebook Is Using New AI Tools to Detect Child Porn and Catch Predators

Facebook is using new machine learning tech to flag child exploitation and nudity on the service, the company’s global safety head Antigone Davis announced today. In the last quarter alone, Davis says the new tools helped the company delete “8.7 million pieces of content” that “violated our child nudity or sexual…Read more...
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Facebook Pulled 8.7 Million Pieces of Content in Q2 for Violating Child Nudity, Exploitation Policies

Facebook provided some details about how it has been using artificial intelligence and machine learning in its efforts to prevent child exploitation and keep children safe on its platform. Global head of safety Antigone Davis wrote in a Newsroom post that the social network is using AI, machine learning and other technology to "proactively detect...
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Facebook Introduced New Comment Moderation Features to Help Combat Bullying, Harassment

Facebook introduced new tools and programs to help combat cyberbullying and harassment on the social network, including an easier way to deal with multiple comments simultaneously. Global head of safety Antigone Davis detailed the social network's new comment moderation process in a Newsroom post, saying that people can now hide or delete multiple comments at...
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Facebook Just Introduced a Youth Portal for Teens

Facebook doesn't seem to be buying in to all of the studies saying that teens are leaving Facebook. The social network Tuesday introduced its Youth Portal, which it described as "a central place for teens." Facebook's Youth Portal is available in 60 languages, and global head of safety Antigone Davis and global policy programs manager...
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Facebook Announces Pilot Program To Block Revenge Porn — But You'll Have To Send Your Nudes

Facebook is trying an interesting new tactic to put an end to revenge porn on their social media platform. The company announced in a recent press release that they're launching a pilot program for users to submit their nude or intimate images so Facebook can make sure it never gets uploaded. As of now, the program is only going to be available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Related: Former Hinder Singer Threatened to Send Ex's Family "Revenge Porn" Apparently how it wo...
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Facebook defends revenge porn pilot that has people upload nude images of themselves

 Facebook Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis has clarified some things about how Facebook’s test pilot to combat revenge porn in Australia works. The strategy entails uploading your nude photos or videos to Messenger in order to help Facebook tag it as non-consensual explicit media. Read More
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Privacy, Australia, Tech, Revenge Porn, Antigone Davis, Facebook Global Head of Safety


Facebook Releases New Tools To Combat Revenge Porn

On Wednesday, Facebook unveiled a handful of new tools aimed at reducing the spread of so-called “revenge porn” on the site, a category Mark Zuckerberg defined as “any intimate photo shared without permission.” To be clear, Facebook has never permitted this type of content, and generally restricts nudity of all sorts. These new tools simply enable Facebook to remove a photo faster when a user reports it.  Critically, they will also automatically flag the photo if it’s uploaded again elsewhere,...
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Need help guiding your kids on social media? New Facebook page does the job

Parents, get ready to get some advice from a rather unexpected source. On Tuesday, the social network's Head of Global Safety, Antigone Davis, published a blog post announcing the debut of Facebook Parents Portal. The post Need help guiding your kids on social media? New Facebook page does the job appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, Parents, Trends, Social Media, Antigone Davis


Women Everywhere Can Benefit From This Facebook Change

Photo: Courtesy Facebook. Last week, we praised Instagram for its new support tools, which let you take action when you see a friend post something concerning. This week, Facebook, Instagram's parent company, is launching something similarly important: A new Safety Center and expanded Bullying Prevention Hub.Now, in Facebook's revamped Safety Center, you'll find tips on how to report abusive and harmful posts, tools to help you understand and control who is seeing what you post, and advice o...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Davis, Facebook Instagram, Safety Center, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Antigone Davis


Facebook’s Suicide-Prevention Tools Now Available Globally

The suicide-prevention tools Facebook began introducing last year are now available worldwide. The tools allow users to report posts from friends and loved ones that raise red flags about potential suicidal thoughts, as well as giving users a way to seek help if they are the ones in trouble. Facebook global head of safety Antigone Davis and researcher Jennifer Guadagno announced the rollout in a Facebook Safety post (also embedded below): Today we’re updating the resources we offer to people aro...
Tags: Facebook, Safety, Suicide, Seo, New York Times, Reporting, The New York Times, Languages, Help Center, Guadagno, Forefront, Suicide Prevention, Lifeline, Antigone Davis


Facebook has a new tool for detecting if anyone is trying to impersonate you (FB)

Facebook is cracking down on fake accounts. One form that harassment sometimes takes on the social network is impersonations — people create doppelganger accounts pretending to be their victim to attack or smear them. But Facebook is now taking action, Mashable reports — and has created a tool that can automatically detect these impersonating accounts. The feature, currently available in 75% of countries, will notice if someone is using your photos and name, and then flag them up to the potentia...
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Facebook Tests New Safety Features

Facebook is testing three new safety features: a tool to alert users if other users are impersonating their accounts; new ways of reporting nonconsensual intimate images; and a photo checkup feature. Mashable reported that the impersonation alerts tool is live in three-quarters of the world, while the photo checkup feature is live in India and select countries in South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. The impersonation alerts tool works as follows, according to Mashable: If Facebook detects t...
Tags: Images, Photos, Facebook, Resources, Nudity, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Davis, South America, Reporting, Notifications, Mashable, Privacy/security, South America Africa, Antigone Davis