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WTF, People Are Combating Facebook’s Rainbow Avatars With American Flags

If your Facebook friend suddenly debuts an especially patriotic avatar this week, it might not be because they’re extra excited about the 4th of July. To combat all that gay in their timelines, some conservatives are calling for true Americans cover their profile photos with American flags instead. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Facebook Is Probably Tracking All Those Rainbow Profile Pictures

Friday’s Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage was a historic moment for civil rights in America, and for the first time ever, Facebook released a tool that encouraged people express solidarity with a rainbow profile picture. Naturally, Facebook is also keeping track of who’s using it. [Update: Facebook didn’t deny it.] Read more… Continue Reading [...]

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Facebook Says It Can Now Recognize You from the Back of Your Head

Well, this is scary. The head of artificial intelligence at Facebook now says the social network’s experimental facial recognition technology is so advanced that it can read other clues in photos to recognize individuals. In other words, Facebook’s technology no longer needs to see your face to know you’re you. Read more… Continue Reading from [...]

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Twitter reveals autoplay videos that won’t screw over its users

After a preliminary test period, Twitter announced today that the company will launch auto-playing videos on a wider scale. The videos work a lot like the ones shown on Facebook and Instagram. They’ll play whenever a person scrolls past them — muted, of course — and if they pique that person’s interest they can then be expanded [...]

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Belgian privacy watchdog to complain about Facebook’s tracking practices in Brussels court

Belgium’s privacy watchdog is taking Facebook to court. Reports indicate that the Commission for the Protection of Privacy is presenting its concerns to a Brussels judge on Thursday. This will be but the latest in the commission’s efforts to prevent Facebook from violating European privacy laws. First came a report claiming that Facebook breaks laws requiring it [...]

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