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Facebook Researcher Tied to Cambridge Analytica Quits

After becoming infamous for helping the controversial British political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica harvest tens of millions of Facebook users’ profiles, a psychology researcher with the social networking giant has left the company, the media reported. A Facebook spokesperson declined to explain when or why the researcher, Joseph Chancellor, had left the company, or to detail the […]

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Facebook Accuses BlackBerry of Stealing Voice-Messaging Tech

Facebook is suing BlackBerry for patent infringement, escalating the legal battle between the two companies over protected technology. In a 118-page complaint filed Tuesday in San Francisco federal court, Facebook accused BlackBerry of stealing its voice messaging technology, among other patented processes. Facebook is seeking unspecified damages for infringement of six patents. BlackBerry didn’t immediately respond to messages […]

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Facebook’s Aloha AI Voice Assistant, Portal Smart Speaker Mention Spotted in Messenger App

Facebook has already been quite late in joining the voice computing revolution, but it might just be ready to announce its long-rumoured smart speaker. The social media giant would have brought a smart speaker to the market earlier, but it had reportedly delayed the launchbecause of the infamous Cambridge Analytica scandal. However, latest reports suggest that Facebook’s ‘Aloha’project is […]