It let users alter photos turn faces into stereotypical Asian caricatures. That led to protests from Asian-American activists and a Twitter campaign — #makemeracist — to convince Google to take down the app.
What began as a company's suspicion that its infrastructure was being hacked turned into a case of a worker outsourcing his own job to a Chinese consulting firm, according to reports that cite an investigation by Verizon's security team. The man was earning a six-figure salary.
The "graph search" feature, which will let userscomb their friends' pages for everything from travel tips to restaurants they like, gives the company a path to grow its revenue but could also add to privacy concerns. Most analysts don't see the new feature as a direct threat to Google — for now.
Facebook has added a new feature that allows users to search their friends and posts. It also allows users to easily search and discover information about people who they might not have run into otherwise. It's the first big product announcement since Facebook went public.
Criticism is raining down on prosecutors in Massachusetts after the suicide of computer genius Aaron Swartz. His family says Swartz, who was facing trial on wire and computer fraud charges, was the victim of Justice Department overreach. But legal experts say the case is more complicated than that.
Users of Facebook will soon have a new search tool at their disposal, the leaders of the company announced Tuesday during a live event. The new Graph Search feature will let people on Facebook sift through photos, people, places and business pages.
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