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Facebook likely to hire journalists to tackle fake news

Facebook under lens for ‘covering up’ data scandal

London: Federal prosecutors in the US are now probing whether top executives of Facebook, mired in data breaches, were aware of data harvesting by the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. According to a report in The Guardian on Sunday, federal prosecutors’ investigation claims that the social media giant has[Read More…]

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

Facebook initiates roll-out of gaming tab on app

San Francisco: Social networking giant Facebook has begun the initial roll-out of a dedicated gaming tab as part of the app’s main navigation. Facebook claims that over 700 million people play games, watch gaming videos or engage in gaming groups on the platform and the gaming tab will help them[Read More…]

Top Facebook, WhatsApp executives quit: Mark Zuckerberg

Top Facebook, WhatsApp executives quit: Mark Zuckerberg

San Francisco: As Facebook pushes for a more private and encrypted communication across its apps, two of its top executives — Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and WhatsApp Vice President Chris Daniels — have quit the company, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced. Embroiled in data privacy scandals amid the unabated[Read More…]

WhatsApp co-founder urges deleting Facebook accounts

WhatsApp co-founder urges deleting Facebook accounts

San Francisco: Speaking publicly about his differences with Facebook, WhatsApp’s co-founder Brian Acton urged Stanford University students to delete their Facebook accounts, as he explained his reasons for selling the app to Mark Zuckerberg in the first place. Acton made statements on Facebook while addressing a panel that also involved[Read More…]

Facebook “unintentionally” uploaded email IDs of up to 1.5 million users

Facebook partners top Indian music labels

Mumbai: Facebook on Thursday announced partnerships with top music labels like T-Series Music, Zee Music Company and Yash Raj Films in India that will let users express themselves with music in their posts on its platform as well as on Instagram. With the partnerships with T-Series Music, Zee Music Company and[Read More…]

Facebook exploring new ways to fight fake news fast

Facebook denies cyber attack as Whatsapp, Instagram, Messenger suffer outage

New Delhi: Facebook ruled out a cyber attack on its products Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger, which suffered service outage for hours on Wednesday. Users across the globe experienced problems sending messages on Facebook’s messaging apps Messenger and Whatsapp. The social networking giant’s image-sharing website Instagram also suffered service disruptions. After[Read More…]

Facebook shutting down group video chat app Bonfire

Facebook to impart digital training to 1 mn in Asia Pacific

Singapore: In a bid to train one million people across eight countries in the Asia-Pacific region by 2020, Facebook has introduced an online education portal called “We Think Digital”. The portal with interactive tutorials is aimed at helping people think critically and share thoughtfully online. The initiative would cover topics[Read More…]

Facebook, Apple, Twitter face EU probes for violating GDPR

Facebook, Apple, Twitter face EU probes for violating GDPR

San Francisco: Facebook is facing 10 probes for violating the European Union’s (EU) new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) over data breaches and users’ privacy across its platforms. In its first annual report after GDPR came into practice on May 25, 2018, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) opened 15[Read More…]

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

Facebook sues China-based companies over fake accounts

San Francisco: Facebook has sued four companies and three people based in China for promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers on its platform as well as its photo-sharing service, Instagram. According to the Facebook lawsuit filed in a US federal court, these firms and people did the[Read More…]

Facebook, Telegram working on their own cryptocurrencies

Facebook, Telegram working on their own cryptocurrencies

New York: More than 50 engineers at Facebook are reportedly busy giving shape to the social media giant’s own cryptocurrency and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is quite bullish on the project. Not only Facebook, highly-encrypted mobile communications apps Telegram and Signal are also on the job to roll out new cryptocurrencies[Read More…]

Facebook to punish Groups for spreading fake news

Facebook not sharing key disinformation data with EU: Report

London: As the European Parliament election inch closer, the European Commission has claimed Facebook is withholding key data on its efforts towards how the platform is rooting out the spread of poll-related disinformation. According to a report in The Guardian on Thursday, the European Commission has complained that Facebook has[Read More…]

Facebook to punish Groups for spreading fake news

Facebook’s internal conversations, memos leaked online

San Francisco: Internal conversation between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other company executives were leaked online that contained a highly confidential 2012 memo detailing several policy matters. “About 60 pages of un-redacted exhibits from a lawsuit between Facebook and Six4Three, an app developer, were posted anonymously on GitHub,” the Guardian[Read More…]

US lawmakers question Facebook on privacy of health groups

US lawmakers question Facebook on privacy of health groups

San Francisco: A day after Facebook was accused of exposing sensitive health data of its users in “closed” groups, US lawmakers have written a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him to brief them about the latest privacy concerns. A complaint filed by a security researcher and others with the[Read More…]

Facebook intends to develop its own AI chips: Report

Facebook intends to develop its own AI chips: Report

San Francisco: Facebook intends to develop its own Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips to facilitate faster computing needed to achieve new AI breakthroughs like digital assistants with common sense, said a media report. In an interview with The Financial Times, Facebook’s chief AI scientist, Yann LeCun indicated that the social networking[Read More…]

Facebook exploring new ways to fight fake news fast

Facebook tracking users who threaten its workers: Report

San Francisco: Facebook has been monitoring and tracking locations of those users who can pose threat to its employees or physical properties, the media reported. According to a report in CNBC on Thursday, the tracking of users begins when the Facebook security team finds they are making “credible threats on[Read More…]

Facebook junks ‘LOL’ app for children

San Francisco: Facing the flak from lawmakers and experts, Facebook has decided not to build a new app called “LOL” to let children share and post humorous meme content. Instead, the social media giant said it would focus more on its “Messenger Kids” aimed at those under 13 years of[Read More…]

WhatsApp removing 2 mn suspicious accounts a month

New Delhi, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is removing at least two million accounts each month for bulk or automated behaviour and over 75 per cent of those without recent user reports. According to the company, these efforts are particularly important during elections where certain groups may attempt to send messages at scale.[Read More…]

Facebook “unintentionally” uploaded email IDs of up to 1.5 million users

Facebook rolls out ‘unsend’ feature on Messenger

San Francisco, Social networking giant Facebook has released the “unsend” feature on its messaging app Messenger that would allow users to delete messages from the chat-thread within 10 minutes of sending it. “Facebook tells the new feature will be available today on the latest versions of Messenger for iOS and[Read More…]

Angela Merkel shutting down her Facebook page

London, Giving another clue Angela Merkel is in the final phase of her political career, the German Chancellor has announced she is closing down her Facebook page which has more than 2.5 million followers. Merkel, who handed the leadership of Germany’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in December,[Read More…]

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