Facebook has been granted a patent that it could use to detect the people who you spend time with on a regular basis. The idea is that the person you sit next to on the bus and flirt with could be suggested as a Facebook friend by the social network. The company wants to use the sensors in your phone to detect people near you in various situations. That might be data from your phone's Bluetooth, Near Field Communications or other hardware. The signal strength can also be measured. So standing very close and talking is discernible from just being in the same nightclub. Perhaps Facebook will even be able to tell if you're dancing with each other - thanks to gyroscope data from the phones. In the patent application the firm says "Under conventional approaches, when a first user wants to find a second user within a social networking service, the first user usually has the second user's name, username, or contact information. " It continues "However, in some cases, the first user may have … [Read more...] about Facebook is looking at how to suggest friends by tracking who you meet in person
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Technology By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 10 February 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42705881 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Rangan Chatterjee is a GP and says he has seen plenty of evidence of the link between mental ill-health in youngsters and their use of social media. One 16 year-old boy was referred … [Read more...] about Is social media making your child sad?
As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepared for his appearance before Congress this week, he is unlikely to have anticipated facing so many questions about Diamond and Silk. The Silicon Valley giant - quizzed by members of the House Commerce Committee over his company's role in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal and the social network's vulnerability to exploitation - was asked repeatedly about the Republican commentators and accused of banning their videos for political ends. "Why is Facebook censoring conservative bloggers such as Diamond and Silk? Facebook called them 'unsafe' to the community. That is ludicrous. They hold conservative views. That isn’t unsafe," said Representative Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, reading aloud a message from a constituent. Read more Fact-checking some of Zuckerberg's strangest claims to US politicians Mr Zuckerberg responded by explaining that, "in that specific case, our team made an … [Read more...] about Diamond and Silk: Who are the Donald Trump super-fans and why are they angry with Facebook?
Zuckerberg in second day of Congress testimony Facebook chief's body language revealed What we learnt from the first day of testimony Photo reveals answers to questions he wasn't asked Mark Zuckerberg has indicated Facebook is considering investigating researchers at the University of Cambridge, where the researcher at the centre of a data breach affecting 87m users was based. Speaking on day two of his testimony to US lawmakers, the Facebook founder and chief said his company had found "a whole programme associated with Cambridge University". He said: "There were a number of other researchers [there] building similar apps. So, we do need to understand whether there was something bad going on at Cambridge University overall that will require a stronger reaction from us." A spokeswoman for the university said: "We would be surprised if Mr Zuckerberg was only now aware of research at the University of Cambridge looking at what an individual’s Facebook data … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook investigating Cambridge University researchers
THE vigilante who tore down a sick shrine to a dead burglar told Sun Online: "We wont stop until it's gone." The man was today filmed ripping down flowers laid by the family of dead burglar Henry Vincent, killed by pensioner Richard Osborn-Brooks in a botched burglary. 'Travellers' in Hither Green put shrine to Henry Vincent, burglar killed by Richard Osborn-Brooks, back up as cousin of dead raider hits out The angry neighbour told Sun Online: “Every time they put the flowers up, they will be taken down. “Someone will remove them as soon as they go up. They are riling the neighbours here and doing it on purpose." He added that while he would not go out again to pull down the flowers a second time, others in the area would. He said: “There is a lot of people who want to take them down. “I heard about the flowers on Nick Ferrari’s radio show. I went past in the morning and saw they had been taken down but when I came back later I saw they had gone up … [Read more...] about Vigilante who tore down sick shrine to dead burglar says ‘we won’t stop until it’s gone’