6 Major Tech Updates: Facebook Facial Recognition, Amazon Streaming Service and More

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Facebook has announced a new optional tool for protecting the identity of social network users, Amazon might please us with a new streaming service and many more updates.

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Facebook facial recognition

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Source: mirror.co.uk

This feature works on the basis of face recognition technology. Now Facebook users will be notified about each published photo with them.

The system will allow receiving notifications even about those photos on which the user has not been tagged.

You can freely disable the face recognition function in your profile settings.

Amazon is to release its own streaming service

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Source: snagajob.com

It’s more of a prediction, but, recently, Amazon registered trademarks for the name AmazonTube and OpenTube.

Actually, trademarks isn’t really a proof that Amazon is going to release its own “YouTube”.

Nevertheless, Amazon is a retail giant that has a very strong position on the marker and launching of their own streaming service might be a huge step – unpleasant to the competitors.

Mark Zuckerberg is ‘Misinformer of the Year’

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Source: c.o0bg.com

Mark Zuckerberg was awarded ‘Misinformer of the Year’ – an annual honor, presented by Media Matters in US. The mission of this organization is to reduce the amount of misinformation in US media.

Not surprised? Sure. Facebook has been constantly letting fake and bizarre news to appear in the user’s feed.

The president of Media Matters, Angelo Carusone, stated, “Mark Zuckerberg’s inaction and half-measures illustrate either his lack of recognition of the scope and scale of the crisis or his refusal to accept responsibility.”

Apple new regulations on “loot boxes”

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Source: slingshotesports.com

“Loot boxes” are special random rewards in the game. They are designed to provide the players with various benefits and power-ups.

The truth is that people often pay a lot of money for nothing. That’s why Apple decided to change the regulation on “loot boxes” in AppStore.

Apple stated new updates should include the list of virtual items the player can get when buying a “loot box”.

Facebook to work with Universal Music Group

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Source: billboard.com

Facebook is going musical! Finally, such a popular social network has made an agreement with an American record company – Universal Music Group (UMG).

The deal will allow users of social networks to freely upload the with music tracks.

Also, users will soon be able to share music videos on Facebook and in other services such as Instagram.

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