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Facebook has already removed more than 2 billion fake accounts this year

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Facebook’s fake account problem keeps getting bigger.

The company is removing more fake accounts than ever, taking down more than 2 billion accounts so far in 2019 alone, Facebook disclosed in a new transparency report.

Company executives said there’s been a sharp uptick in the number of fake accounts created this year. There were 2.19 billion accounts removed during the first quarter of 2019, nearly double the 1.2 billion removed during the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Facebook has already removed more than 2 billion fake accounts this year

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Facebook’s fake account problem keeps getting bigger.

The company is removing more fake accounts than ever, taking down more than 2 billion accounts so far in 2019 alone, Facebook disclosed in a new transparency report.

Company executives said there’s been a sharp uptick in the number of fake accounts created this year. There were 2.19 billion accounts removed during the first quarter of 2019, nearly double the 1.2 billion removed during the fourth quarter of 2018.

SEE ALSO: Every Facebook…

Facebook has already removed more than 2 billion fake accounts this year

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Facebook’s fake account problem keeps getting bigger.

The company is removing more fake accounts than ever, taking down more than 2 billion accounts so far in 2019 alone, Facebook disclosed in a new transparency report.

Company executives said there’s been a sharp uptick in the number of fake accounts created this year. There were 2.19 billion accounts removed during the first quarter of 2019, nearly double the 1.2 billion removed during the fourth quarter of 2018.

SEE ALSO: Every Facebook…

The new Instagram Stories camera is broken and needs to be fixed ASAP

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Instagram Stories is broken… again.

In April, Facebook gave Instagram Stories a makeover that makes it more like Facebook. With the new update, Stories no longer need to be photo- or video-based. Instead, you can do things like ask questions, and create polls, quizzes, countdowns, and text-based posts.

I’m all for these new additions. I like the tweaks to the Instagram Stories camera that make it easier to quickly swipe to create things like Boomerangs, Superzooms, and apply camera…

They Put Celebs in the Baby Filter

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They Put Celebs in the Baby Filter

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Gmail freaks out users by saying a ‘new device signed into’ their account

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Don’t freak out. 

On Monday afternoon, Gmail mistakenly sent multiple users a security alert, notifying them that an unknown device had signed into their account. 

The number of affected users is currently unknown. However, according to a G Suite admin who chose to remain anonymous, the issue was widespread enough for Google to issue a notification about it in its Admin Panel. As of this writing, and according to the admin, Google was investigating the matter and said it had identified a…

Facebook data reportedly helps companies guess your credit score

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Facebook may know even more about your personal life than you think.

Some advertisers are able to use Facebook-provided data to target ads based on a user’s credit score. This is all according to a new report in The Intercept, which raises fresh questions about the company’s data sharing deals.

The tool in question is called “Actionable Insights,”, which Facebook uses to share data about its users’ mobile devices with telecom companies. Facebook stated the tool’s goal is to help carriers…