Étiquette : facebook (Page 1 of 31)

Android password-stealing malware infects 100,000 Google Play users

App requesting the user to login on Facebook

“A malicious Android app that steals Facebook credentials has been installed over 100,000 times via the Google Play Store, with the app still available to download. The Android malware is disguised as a cartoonifier app called ‘Craftsart Cartoon Photo Tools,’ allowing users to upload an image and convert it into a cartoon rendering. Over the past week, security researchers and mobile security firm Pradeo discovered that the Android app includes a trojan called ‘FaceStealer,’ which displays a Facebook login screen that requires users to log in before using the app. ”

Source : Android password-stealing malware infects 100,000 Google Play users

Expanding Our Bug Bounty Program to Address Scraping | Meta


“We know that automated activity designed to scrape people’s public and private data targets every website or service. We also know that it is a highly adversarial space where scrapers — be it malicious apps, websites or scripts — constantly adapt their tactics to evade detection in response to the defenses we build and improve. As part of our larger security strategy to make scraping harder and more costly for the attackers, today we are beginning to reward valid reports of scraping bugs in our platform.
Starting today, our data bounty program will also cover scraped datasets found online. We will reward reports of unprotected or openly public databases containing at least 100,000 unique Facebook user records with PII or sensitive data (e.g. email, phone number, physical address, religious or political affiliation). The reported dataset must be unique and not previously known or reported to Meta. We aim to learn from this effort so we can expand the scope to smaller datasets over time.”

Source : Expanding Our Bug Bounty Program to Address Scraping | Meta

Facebook AI moderator confused videos of mass shootings and car washes | Ars Technica

A frowning man in a business suit.

“Facebook’s internal documents reveal just how far its AI moderation tools are from identifying what human moderators were easily catching. Cockfights, for example, were mistakenly flagged by the AI as a car crash. “These are clearly cockfighting videos,” the report said. In another instance, videos livestreamed by perpetrators of mass shootings were labeled by AI tools as paintball games or a trip through a carwash. If the situation sounds grim in the US or among English-speaking countries, it appears far worse elsewhere. In Afghanistan, for example, the company said in reports that it lacks a dictionary of slurs in the country’s various languages. As a result, Facebook estimates that it identified just 0.23 percent of hate speech posted on the platform in Afghanistan.”

Source : Facebook AI moderator confused videos of mass shootings and car washes | Ars Technica

Facebook’s facial recognition announcement doesn’t apply to the metaverse

Multiple screens showing a human avatar with lines and dots indicating movement vectors.

“Several of Meta’s current projects show that the company has no plans to stop collecting data about peoples’ bodies. Meta is developing hyper-realistic avatars that people will operate as they travel through the metaverse, which requires tracking someone’s facial movements in real time so they can be recreated by their avatar. A new virtual reality headset that Meta plans to release next year will include sensors that track peoples’ eye and facial movements. The company also weighed incorporating facial recognition into its new Ray-Ban smart glasses, which allow the wearer to record their surroundings as they walk around, and Reality Labs, Meta’s hub for studying virtual and augmented reality, is conducting ongoing research into biometrics, according to postings on Facebook’s careers website.”

Source : Facebook’s facial recognition announcement doesn’t apply to the metaverse – Vox

We’re shutting down the Face Recognition system on Facebook | Meta

“We’re shutting down the Face Recognition system on Facebook. People who’ve opted in will no longer be automatically recognized in photos and videos and we will delete more than a billion people’s individual facial recognition templates.This change will also impact Automatic Alt Text (AAT), which creates image descriptions for blind and visually-impaired people. After this change, AAT descriptions will no longer include the names of people recognized in photos but will function normally otherwise. We need to weigh the positive use cases for facial recognition against growing societal concerns, especially as regulators have yet to provide clear rules.”

Source : An Update On Our Use of Face Recognition | Meta

The Metaverse Was Lame Even Before Facebook, By Ethan Zuckerman

An image of a person wearing VR headset in 1995

“Neal Stephenson’s metaverse has been a lasting creation because it’s fictional. It doesn’t have to solve all the intricate problems of content moderation and extremism and interpersonal interaction to raise questions about what virtual worlds can give us and what our real world lacks. Today’s metaverse creators are missing the point, just like I missed the point back at Ted’s Fish Fry in 1994. The metaverse isn’t about building perfect virtual escape hatches—it’s about holding a mirror to our own broken, shared world. Facebook’s promised metaverse is about distracting us from the world it’s helped break.”

Source : The Metaverse Was Lame Even Before Facebook – The Atlantic

Facebook files – Le Monde


Facebook : reprendre le contrôle

Ces documents ont levé le voile sur la face sombre de l’entreprise, accusée de privilégier le profit au détriment de sa responsabilité sociétale et démocratique.

Comment l’algorithme de Facebook échappe au contrôle de ses créateurs

Dans des documents internes de l’entreprise, ses ingénieurs avouent leur incompréhension face à un code informatique aux effets imprévus, qui fait du réseau social une machine complexe, difficile à maîtriser.

Sur Facebook, le succès inouï des « fermes à trolls »

« Ce type de pages spécialisées dans la republication de contenus viraux de piètre qualité, pilotées depuis des pays comme l’Albanie ou le Kosovo, touchait plus de 360 millions d’utilisateurs par semaine à la fin de 2019, selon un document interne à l’entreprise ».

Sur Facebook, l’autocensure des utilisateurs les plus modérés en politique

« De multiples études menées par le réseau social montrent que les personnes aux convictions tempérées, de droite comme de gauche, craignent de s’y exprimer sur les sujets politiques, laissant le champ libre aux messages les plus extrêmes ».

Facebook Files : hors des Etats-Unis, les failles de la modération dans des dizaines de langues

« Dans des pays à haut risque, les systèmes de modération du réseau social face aux discours de haine et aux manipulations ne sont pas suffisants, révèlent des documents internes de l’entreprise. »

Sur Facebook, le fiasco de la modération en langue arabe

« Les documents internes de l’entreprise montrent son inertie face aux dysfonctionnements occasionnés par son défaut de maîtrise de la troisième langue du réseau social ».

Des pro-anorexie aux pro-QAnon : Facebook face aux effets pervers de ses recommandations automatiques

« Plusieurs documents internes à l’entreprise pointent les dangers des algorithmes chargés de proposer aux utilisateurs des pages ou groupes qu’ils ne suivent pas ».

La réponse de Facebook au flot de messages antivaccination a été mal ciblée

« D’après des documents internes, le réseau social a vite réagi contre les messages antivaccination. Mais les outils mis en place n’ont pas suffi à endiguer les nombreux messages problématiques ».

Au cœur de Facebook, déprime et frustration dans les équipes chargées de rendre le site plus « sain »

« Les services baptisés « Integrity » détaillent, dans des documents internes, leur manque de moyens et les arbitrages perdus en interne ».

Source : Facebook files – Actualités, vidéos et infos en direct

Founder’s Letter, 2021 | Meta


“I’m proud of what we’ve built so far, and I’m excited about what comes next — as we move beyond what’s possible today, beyond the constraints of screens, beyond the limits of distance and physics, and towards a future where everyone can be present with each other, create new opportunities and experience new things. It is a future that is beyond any one company and that will be made by all of us. We have built things that have brought people together in new ways. We’ve learned from struggling with difficult social issues and living under closed platforms. Now it is time to take everything we’ve learned and help build the next chapter. I’m dedicating our energy to this — more than any other company in the world. If this is the future you want to see, I hope you’ll join us. The future is going to be beyond anything we can imagine”. — Mark Zuckerberg

Source : Founder’s Letter, 2021 | Meta

Connect 2021 : notre vision pour le métavers

Facebook to Meta logo transformation animation

“Aujourd’hui, lors de l’événement Connect 2021, Mark Zuckerberg a exposé notre vision du métavers comme successeur de l’Internet mobile : un ensemble d’espaces digitaux interconnectés qui dépasse les limites du monde physique. Sa caractéristique principale sera la présence sociale : le sentiment que vous êtes proche de la personne avec laquelle vous interagissez, peu importe l’endroit où vous vous trouvez physiquement. Il s’agit là d’un nouveau chapitre passionnant pour notre entreprise et nous avons hâte de donner vie au métavers.”

Source : Connect 2021 : notre vision pour le métavers | À propos de Meta

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