Facebook Gives Away This PyTorch Library For Differential Privacy

Recently, Facebook AI open-sourced a new high-speed library for training PyTorch models with differential privacy (DP) known as Opacus. The library is claimed to be more scalable than existing state-of-the-art methods.

According to the developers at the social media giant, differential privacy is a mathematically rigorous framework for quantifying the anonymisation of sensitive data. With the growing interest in the machine learning (ML) community, this framework is often used in analytics and computations.

Differential privacy constitutes a strong standard for privacy guarantees for algorithms on aggregate databases. It is usually defined in terms of the application-specific concept of adjacent databases. The framework has several properties that make it particularly useful in applications, such as group privacy, robustness to auxiliary information, among others.

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Facebook Gives Away This PyTorch Library For Differential Privacy

Facebook Gives Away This PyTorch Library For Differential Privacy

Recently, Facebook AI open-sourced a new high-speed library for training PyTorch models with differential privacy (DP) known as Opacus. The library is claimed to be more scalable than existing state-of-the-art methods.

According to the developers at the social media giant, differential privacy is a mathematically rigorous framework for quantifying the anonymisation of sensitive data. With the growing interest in the machine learning (ML) community, this framework is often used in analytics and computations.

Differential privacy constitutes a strong standard for privacy guarantees for algorithms on aggregate databases. It is usually defined in terms of the application-specific concept of adjacent databases. The framework has several properties that make it particularly useful in applications, such as group privacy, robustness to auxiliary information, among others.

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How can I create a Poll on Facebook?

How do I start or create or post a Poll on Facebook? Know the ways to add options or make a poll on Facebook Page or Messenger.

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Vern  Greenholt

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Facebook's FTC-Mandated Privacy Committee Now in Effect

Facebook will report its privacy practices to both the committee, the FTC, and to a third-party assessor.

Facebook on Thursday said it has started to report its privacy practices to a newly formed, independent Privacy Committee.

The creation of the independent committee was part of the company’s settlement a year ago with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over data privacy violations, which came in addition to a $5 billion fine (which was derided as “chump change” by lawmakers and privacy analysts).

Facebook officers and employees are disqualified from the committee. According to the FTC, the committee will be briefed about “all material privacy risks and issues at the company,” and will have approval-and-removal authority “over a new cadre of designated compliance officers and a third-party assessor that will not answer to Facebook.”

As part of this, an independent, third-party assessor will also review Facebook’s privacy practices and report on them to the Privacy Committee and the FTC, both quarterly and annually. The Privacy Committee will be comprised solely of independent directors, according to Facebook.

“An important part of the changes we’re making to our privacy approach is communicating more transparently about our work,” said Michel Protti, chief privacy officer, product, Facebook, in a Thursday post. “Over the past year we’ve written about how we build privacy into our products and how we use data. Now we’re expanding on this.”

Protti said, Facebook will be improving its onboarding process for new employees to better incorporate privacy and requiring an annual privacy training course for employees. The company will also use a Privacy Review process for new products or updates, to “look closely at how we use data, assess risks, and put safeguards in place to address them.”

Security and privacy experts hope that the third-party review, and committee, will help hold Facebook accountable to maintaining an appropriate amount of user privacy.

“Since Facebook plans to implement a third-party to review and report their practices to the Privacy Committee and FTC, it appears that they are prioritizing their goals by creating a quality management system to hold them accountable to maintain their objectives.” Kacey Clark, threat researcher at Digital Shadows, told Threatpost. “While privacy is fleeting, this gives the impression that Facebook is making an effort to improve their platform and take the privacy of its users seriously.”

Facebook’s privacy troubles began in 2018 after its Cambridge Analytica privacy snafu. After that, the company said it suspended tens of thousands of apps as part of its ongoing investigation into how third-party apps on its platform collect, handle and utilize users’ personal data.

Regardless, the company has still struggled with privacy, in 2019 saying that 100 third-party app developers improperly accessed the names and profile pictures of members in various Facebook groups.

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Facebook Gives Away This PyTorch Library For Differential Privacy For Free

Recently, Facebook AI open-sourced a new high-speed library for training PyTorch models with differential privacy (DP) known as Opacus. The library is claimed to be more scalable than existing state-of-the-art methods.

Read more: https://analyticsindiamag.com/facebook-gives-away-this-pytorch-library-for-differential-privacy-for-free/

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Erwin  Boyer

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1​5 Reasons For Business To Get Facebook Chatbot

Introduction

The line between the phrases “Taking your business online” and “Setting up a business on Facebook” is getting blurred.

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With more than 30% of the world’s population (approximately 2.41 billion people) active every month on Facebook, there is no reason why your brand should not have a Facebook page of its own. To further support this claim, Americans alone spend approximately 20% of their day on Facebook or other platforms that Facebook owns.

So, sit back and think of the enormity of the market you would be able to reach with just a few clicks on the keyboard. But therein lie a few problems:

  • How can you cater to the massive audience when queries start to arise?
  • How can you leverage Facebook for marketing without denting your cash reserves?
  • How can you ensure that all your fans and followers get a personalized experience when interacting with your brand?

By now, you already know the answer from the title – get a Facebook Chatbot!

In this article, you will learn how a Messenger bot will help your business in 15 different ways, supported with rich examples, statistics, and use cases.

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