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Facebook keeps aside $3 bn ahead of US FTC fine

San Francisco: Battling several privacy violations, Facebook has kept aside $3 billion, anticipating a record fine coming from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) related to the Cambridge Analytica data scandal that involved 87 million users. “In the first quarter of 2019, we reasonably estimated a probable loss and recorded[Read More…]

FB slammed for banning breast cancer non-profit's ads

Facebook announces first browser API for Google Chrome

San Francisco: Social networking giant Facebook has announced its first major API contribution to Googles Chrome browser that is focused on making user experience smoother and faster shortening the time between a click or keystroke and the browser reacting to that. In computer programming, API is a set of functions[Read More…]

Facebook exposed millions of Instagram passwords

Facebook exposed millions of Instagram passwords

San Francisco: A day after admitting it “unintentionally” uploaded emails of nearly 1.5 million of new users, Facebook has now revealed that millions of Instagram passwords were stored on its servers in a readable format. Last month, Facebook said that it fixed a security issue wherein millions of its users’[Read More…]

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings departs from Facebook Board

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings departs from Facebook Board

San Francisco: Facebook, which is reportedly spending $1 billion on producing original content, has announced that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings will not rejoin the company’s board as a director. Peggy Alford, currently senior vice president of Core Markets for PayPal, will be nominated to join the board of directors, Facebook[Read More…]

Facebook exploring new ways to fight fake news fast

Facebook exploring new ways to fight fake news fast

San Francisco: With elections happening around the world month after month, Facebook is kicking off a new collaborative process with outside experts to reduce the distribution of greater quantities of misinformation in a short span of time. “One promising idea we’ve been exploring would involve relying on groups of people[Read More…]

Facebook brings back 'View as Public' feature

US officials made ‘fake’ Facebook profiles to nab Indians

London: Facebook has said that the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) violated its guidelines by creating fake profiles on its platform tied to the University of Farmington — a sham institution that left over 600 students, 90 per cent of them Indians, in detention. The Facebook profiles were allegedly[Read More…]

PM Modi most popular world leader on Facebook: Report

PM Modi most popular world leader on Facebook: Report

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with over 43.5 million likes on his personal Page and 13.7 million likes on his official Page on Facebook, is the most popular world leader on the social network as more world leaders are now paying to promote their posts, a new report said[Read More…]

Facebook to punish Groups for spreading fake news

Facebook to punish Groups for spreading fake news

San Francisco: In yet another bid to tame fake news, Facebook will crack down on Groups that repeatedly share misinformation by reducing that Group’s overall News Feed distribution. The social media platform will also hold admins of the Facebook Groups more accountable for the Community Standards violations. “When people in[Read More…]

Facebook shutting down group video chat app Bonfire

Facebook AI to stop notifications about deceased ones

San Francisco: Facebook will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to determine if a user is dead but his or her contacts keep receiving notifications like a birthday reminder. In 2015, Facebook introduced a feature that lets people choose a legacy contact – a family member or friend entrusted to care for[Read More…]

FB slammed for banning breast cancer non-profit's ads

Facebook bans Canadian white nationalism accounts

San Francisco: In its first crackdown against white nationalism and separatism on its platform, Facebook has banned far-right political commentator Faith Goldy and Canadian white nationalist groups including from Instagram. Facebook last month abandoned a long-standing policy of allowing white supremacy to thrive on its platforms as nations criticised it[Read More…]

Facebook ‘morally bankrupt pathological liars’, says John Edwards

Wellington: New Zealand’s privacy commissioner John Edwards has labelled Facebook as “morally bankrupt pathological liars” after the social media platform’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to play down the Facebook livestreaming of Christchurch shooting that killed 50 people. “Facebook cannot be trusted. They are morally bankrupt pathological liars who enable genocide[Read More…]

Facebook exposed millions of Instagram passwords

Facebook app developers exposed users’ data: Report

San Francisco: In yet another shocking revelation, US-based cyber security firm UpGuard has found that Facebook app developers left millions of user records, including comments, likes and reactions, exposed on the Amazon Cloud servers. The third-party Facebook app developers exposed data in the public domain in two large datasets that[Read More…]

Facebook, WhatsApp become fake news factories in India

Facebook, WhatsApp become fake news factories in India

By Nishant Arora New Delhi: Barely a week away from when the world’s largest democracy goes to polls, the fake news factories on Facebook and its owned WhatsApp have become active like never before as the social media giant scramble for solutions which are few and far between. The game[Read More…]

Facebook to punish Groups for spreading fake news

Facebook asking users for passwords for their email accounts

San Francisco: Facebook is asking users to disclose passwords to their personal email accounts in order to access the social networking platform, the media reported. A message has been flashing on some Facebook users’ log-in screen, demanding them to enter the password of the email ID they built their Facebook[Read More…]

Facebook likely to hire journalists to tackle fake news

Facebook likely to hire journalists to tackle fake news

San Francisco: In order to better tackle fake news and improve the quality of content on its platform, Facebook might hire a new generation of digital-era journalists and news publishers. In a discussion with Mathias Dopfner, CEO of Europe’s largest publisher Axel Springer, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday talked[Read More…]

For Facebook, Kashmir is separate entity from India

For Facebook, Kashmir is separate entity from India

New Delhi: As Facebook announced it has removed thousands of fake Pages and accounts, the social media giant mentioned Kashmir separately along with India and a few other countries, giving an impression that Kashmir is independent of India. Jammu and Kashmir is an Indian state and New Delhi views delinking[Read More…]

Facebook exploring new ways to fight fake news fast

Facebook shuts down thousands of fake Pages, accounts

San Francisco:  Facebook has removed 2,632 Pages, Groups and accounts that were engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior from Iran, Russia, Macedonia and Kosovo on its platform, as well as on Instagram. The social media platform said it did not find any links between these sets of activities but they used[Read More…]

Youth held for objectionable Facebook post about Andhra Home Minister

Facebook launches tools to boost election engagement

New Delhi: Social-networking site Facebook on Tuesday launched two new India-specific tools — “Candidate Connect” and “Share You Voted” — to boost civic engagement on its platform during the general elections that commence in April. While “Candidate Connect” will help people learn more about candidates, the “Share You Voted” will[Read More…]

Youth held for objectionable Facebook post about Andhra Home Minister

Facebook brings quoted message replies to Messenger

San Francisco: To help people not lose the threads of conversations on Messenger, Facebook has introduced the quoted message reply feature on its messaging platform, the media reported. The feature works just like it does on WhatsApp. So with the roll out of the feature, the 1.3 billion users of[Read More…]

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