Victim of gang rape on Facebook Live has been relocated to a ‘safe place’
A 15-year-old girl whose gangrape was streamed live on Facebook, and her family have been relocated to a “safe space”, a media report said. After the video of the attack was published, the authorities offered relocation services to the victim and her family as they started receiving threats and were being harassed, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Saturday. On Monday, five to six men allegedly gangraped a teenager and streamed the assault live on Facebook. What was more horrifying w...
Victim of gang rape on Facebook Live has been relocated to a ‘safe place’
A 15-year-old girl whose gangrape was streamed live on Facebook, and her family have been relocated to a “safe space”, a media report said. After the video of the attack was published, the authorities offered relocation services to the victim and her family as they started receiving threats and were being harassed, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Saturday. On Monday, five to six men allegedly gangraped a teenager and streamed the assault live on Facebook. What was more horrifying w...
Victim of gang rape on Facebook Live has been relocated to a ‘safe place’
A 15-year-old girl whose gangrape was streamed live on Facebook, and her family have been relocated to a “safe space”, a media report said. After the video of the attack was published, the authorities offered relocation services to the victim and her family as they started receiving threats and were being harassed, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Saturday. On Monday, five to six men allegedly gangraped a teenager and streamed the assault live on Facebook. What was more horrifying w...
Twitter launching Live video API tomorrow
 Twitter is about to make it much easier for media publishers to post live video broadcasts with the launch of a live video API tomorrow morning. The API will let companies hook up professional broadcasting and video editing equipment to Twitter with more powerful integrations than Twitter’s existing Periscope Producer feature. The forthcoming API was first reported last week by The… Read More ...
Facebook reportedly in talks to bring MLB live-streams to its upcoming TV app
Facebook is reportedly in talks with Major League Baseball (MLB) to license live games from the upcoming season. The deal could provide a major boost for Facebook's recently announced video app for set-top boxes. The post Facebook reportedly in talks to bring MLB live-streams to its upcoming TV app appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook is building a new app to help Smart TV owners consume its video content
Facebook has mentioned that the social media giant is currently working on a separate app focused on the video content on the Smart TV platform. This app will run on set-top boxes like the Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV and Amazon Fire TV. This new app will only focus and push out video content to the TV so that you don’t get lost in other media formats like text and photos that are not meant to be consumed on larger screens. The company detailed that this move is to target all the Smart ...
Facebook scores Mexican soccer league live-streams courtesy of Univision deal
Sports live-streams on Facebook just received a huge boost thanks to the site's latest deal with Univision to stream soccer games from the most-watched soccer league in the United States: Liga MX. The post Facebook scores Mexican soccer league live-streams courtesy of Univision deal appeared first on Digital Trends.
Facebook is reportedly shifting its focus from Live Video to original shows
Facebook is reportedly not planning on renewing its Live Video deals with publishers. Instead the company is chasing longer, premium video content in the vein of Netflix — which could see it fork out billions for original shows. The post Facebook is reportedly shifting its focus from Live Video to original shows appeared first on Digital Trends....
An NFL player went on Facebook Live from the locker room and nothing good happened
 Yesterday after the Steelers upset the Chiefs in an AFC playoff game, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown decided to go on Facebook Live from the locker room to celebrate with his fans. And the fans loved it – he went live for 17 minutes and had almost 900,000 views within just a few hours, before the video was deleted. A player using technology to celebrate directly with his fans… Read More ...
Facebook now lets Pages go Live from desktop, adds more Live Video tools
Facebook is giving Pages the option to live-stream from their desktop or laptop. The feature, which the social network began testing in September, is now rolling out more widely — although it is still not available to general users. The post Facebook now lets Pages go Live from desktop, adds more Live Video tools appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook plans to show ads in the middle of videos; share revenue with publishers
Social media giant Facebook is planning to show ads in the middle of videos and share the revenue generated with the publishers — giving them 55 per cent of the sales — media reported. “The company is testing a new ‘mid-roll’ ad format which will give video publishers a chance to insert ads into their clips after people have watched them for at least 20 seconds,” Re/Code reported on Tuesday. The ads can also pop up on videos that run for atleast 90 seconds. Th...
Facebook needs to crack down on fake “Live” videos
 Was that space walk or climb of a massive antenna tower really shot on Facebook Live? No. Is the point of Facebook Live to show a virtual clock counting down to the New Year? No. Yet these are some of the videos that have crookedly taken advantage of the notifications and extra News Feed visibility of Facebook Live posts. Facebook’s fake news problem isn’t isolated to text articles. Read More ...
Facebook gives celebs more Live Video features via its Mentions app
Before Facebook made its Live Video tool available to general users, it handed it over to celebs via its Mentions app. Now, Facebook is updating Mentions with even more features that enable its users to schedule, moderate, and edit broadcasts. The post Facebook gives celebs more Live Video features via its Mentions app appeared first on Digital Trends....
DxO One’s latest update adds multicam Facebook Live streaming
DxO announced today that it will soon bring Facebook Live streaming capabilities to the DxO One camera for iOS, along with updates to the app that allow users to play the role of director during live broadcasts. The post DxO One’s latest update adds multicam Facebook Live streaming appeared first on Digital Trends.
Facebook can’t get ad metrics right, reveals more measurement errors
Facebook has revealed yet more errors in regards to its ad metrics calculations. The latest set of miscalculations marks the third time in three months the company has admitted to getting its analytics wrong. The post Facebook can’t get ad metrics right, reveals more measurement errors appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook now lets you fundraise using Facebook Live, offer aid during crises
Facebook kicked off its inaugural Social Good Forum in New York on Thursday by announcing a range of fundraising, and community support updates, including a new donate button for Facebook Live broadcasts. The post Facebook now lets you fundraise using Facebook Live, offer aid during crises appeared first on Digital Trends.
Facebook now lets you fundraise using Facebook Live, offer aid during crises
Facebook kicked off its inaugural Social Good Forum in New York on Thursday by announcing a range of fundraising, and community support updates, including a new donate button for Facebook Live broadcasts. The post Facebook now lets you fundraise using Facebook Live, offer aid during crises appeared first on Digital Trends.
Prisma now lets you apply its artistic style transfers to Facebook Live broadcasts
Prisma, a photo and video retouching app, now lets iOS users apply its artistic style transfers to Facebook Live broadcasts in real-time. The move sees the platform beat Facebook, which is planning a similar feature of its own. The post Prisma now lets you apply its artistic style transfers to Facebook Live broadcasts appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook touts groundbreaking mobile app AI that powers its artistic Live video filters
Facebook is betting on artistic video filters, in the vein of the Prisma app, to get more users hooked on its live-streaming tool. A prototype for the real-time graphics was unveiled today by Facebook CPO Chris Cox. The post Facebook touts groundbreaking mobile app AI that powers its artistic Live video filters appeared first on Digital Trends....
Civil rights groups urge Facebook for transparency over its censorship policy
More than 70 advocacy groups, including the ACLU and the Center for Media Justice, have signed a letter addressed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging transparency over his company’s content removal policy. The post Civil rights groups urge Facebook for transparency over its censorship policy appeared first on Digital Trends....