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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…]

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