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  1. Chris

    Facebook to announce the launch of new audio apps

    Facebook to announce the launch of new audio apps Facebook Inc. will announce on Monday a suite of new audio products, including its own take on Clubhouse, as well as a push into podcasts aided by Spotify Technology S.A., Recode reported, citing sources it didn’t identify. Some products won’t...
  2. Chris

    Fraudsters using social media platforms to steal money from South Africans

    Fraudsters using social media platforms to steal money from South Africans Fraudsters are using social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, to target South African telecoms clients looking for support and steal money from them. Consumer activist Wendy Knowler told The Money Show’s...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    You can now check if your phone number was exposed in Facebook data leak

    You can now check if your phone number was exposed in Facebook data leak Online security platform Have I Been Pwned has added the ability for users to check if their mobile number has been compromised in the recent Facebook data leak. The personal data of 533 million Facebook users who formed...
  4. Chris

    Facebook shares reach new record as tech stocks soar

    Facebook shares reach new record as tech stocks soar Facebook Inc. shares surged to a record Monday, with megacap Internet and technology stocks rallying amid optimism about the strong pace of economic growth. Shares of Facebook gained 3.4% to close at an all-time high of $308.91 as robust...
  5. Chris

    Facebook relies too much on AI content regulation

    Facebook relies too much on AI content regulation Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg pushed his idea this week that Big Tech can self-police content by publishing reports and data on how well the industry removes objectionable posts. The problem is Facebook has a system in...
  6. Chris

    Big Tech CEOs grilled for "Stop the Steal" disinformation

    Big Tech CEOs grilled for "Stop the Steal" disinformation Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said he takes some responsibility for online organizing that led to the Jan. 6 riot at Capitol Hill, while the leaders of Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc. deflected blame during a...
  7. Hanno Labuschagne

    New Facebook tool will tell users when and where to get a COVID-19 vaccine

    New Facebook tool will tell users when and where to get a COVID-19 vaccine Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that the company would launch a campaign to bring 50 million people closer to getting the COVID-19 vaccine. As part of this, Facebook has developed a tool that will show...
  8. Hanno Labuschagne

    Facebook launches new Instagram Lite app

    Facebook launches new Instagram Lite app Instagram parent company Facebook has launched a new version of its Instagram Lite app for Android users in 170 countries. Similar to what has been done on its lightweight apps like Facebook Lite and Messenger Lite, Instagram Lite cuts down on certain...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Facebook will be asked to face questions in South African parliament

    Facebook will be asked to face questions in South African parliament The Parliamentary Committee of Communications and Digital Technologies has agreed to invite Facebook to answer questions around misinformation surrounding the 2021 elections. This follows after the Democratic Alliance...
  10. Hanno Labuschagne

    Facebook working on its own smartwatch

    Facebook working on its own smartwatch Facebook is developing its own smartwatch to take on devices from manufacturers like Apple and Samsung. This is according to a report by The Information, which cited sources familiar with the development of the smart wearable. The report stated that the...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Dark mode for Facebook mobile begins rolling out

    Dark mode for Facebook mobile begins rolling out Facebook is publicly testing a dark mode for its mobile app, and it is seemingly rolling out to public users, reports Engadget. This new mode is available on both Android and iOS, and can be accessed by navigating to Settings and Privacy under...
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    Facebook accuses Netflix of sensationalism in social media documentary

    Facebook accuses Netflix of sensationalism in social media documentary Facebook has hit back at Netflix, accusing the ‘The Social Dilemma’ documentary released earlier this year on the streaming platform of sensationalism. “It gives a distorted view of how social media platforms work to create...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Facebook weighs in on conflict over Apple App Store fees

    Facebook weighs in on conflict over Apple App Store fees Facebook Inc. joined a growing list of developers to publicly criticize Apple Inc. over its revenue-sharing policy for in-app purchases, suggesting the iPhone maker’s fee structure is hurting small businesses during a global pandemic...
  14. Anthro

    CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos & Sundar Pichai testify before House Judiciary

    CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos & Sundar Pichai testify before House Judiciary Commitee https://www.cnet.com/news/historic-antitrust-hearing-kicks-off-with-big-tech-on-the-hot-seat/ A historic antitrust hearing kicked off early Wednesday afternoon, with the CEOs of Facebook, Amazon...
  15. Vorastra

    Anonymously threatened with gang rape and murder, SA teenager takes Facebook Inc to court to disclose perpetrator

    https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-07-24-anonymously-threatened-with-gang-rape-and-murder-sa-teenager-takes-facebook-inc-to-court-to-disclose-perpetrator/
  16. Jamie McKane

    Facebook and Instagram now remind users to wear a mask

    Facebook and Instagram now remind users to wear a mask Facebook and Instagram will begin showing reminders to mobile users to wear a cloth face mask in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. "With the rise in COVID-19 cases in the United States, we’re putting an alert at the top of...
  17. Pavan

    WhatsApp launches payments in Brazil

    https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/15/whatsapp-finally-launches-payments-starting-in-brazil/ Brazil is the first country where Facebook is widely rolling out payments in WhatsApp. The feature comes as a build up on Facebook Pay
  18. Jamie McKane

    Facebook to launch mobile gaming app

    Facebook to launch mobile gaming app Facebook is working on a standalone gaming application for mobile devices, according to a report by The New York Times. The Facebook Gaming app is expected to launch on 20 April and will initially only be available for Android devices, with support for iOS...
  19. Jamie McKane

    Facebook building a hidden social media platform for bots

    Facebook is building a hidden social media platform for bots Researchers from Facebook have released a paper detailing a new "Web Enabled Simulation" (WES) of the company's social media platform which is populated entirely by bots. The simulation, named WW, aims to help Facebook learn about...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Facebook is not telling you everything - Report

    Facebook is not telling you everything - Report Facebook has taken a number of steps to improve its data transparency, giving users more insight into how it stores and uses customer data. The "Download Your Information" feature was launched in 2018 after the Cambridge Analytica scandal...
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