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  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Look out for these Facebook hoaxes

    Look out for these Facebook hoaxes An old Facebook hoax message that claims a hacker can gain access to users' accounts has recently resurfaced, adding to the fake stories and chain messages that often appear on the platform. The hoax in question warns that a person named "Andrea Wilson" can...
  7. Jamie McKane

    New Facebook tool lets you transfer photos to Google cloud

    New Facebook tool lets you transfer photos to Google cloud Facebook has announced a new feature that will let users seamlessly export their Facebook photos and videos to other online platforms. Initially, the functionality will support the bulk transferral of user content to Google Photos.
  8. Jamie McKane

    Facebook user data exposed due to Google Play Store permissions breach

    Facebook user data exposed due to Google Play Store permissions breach Personal information from "hundreds" of Facebook and Twitter accounts may have been exposed to unauthorised access, CNBC reports. Security researches provided a report to the companies in which it revealed that the software...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Facebook staff fought against unethical activity but were shut down

    Facebook staff fought against unethical activity but were shut down Facebook Inc. employees repeatedly chafed at what they viewed as anti-competitive or unethical practices by the company, internal chats show. But their concerns, voiced in 2012 and 2013, were overruled by senior managers...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Facebook to launch dedicated news tab

    Facebook to launch dedicated news tab Facebook will unveil a dedicated news section on Friday, according to The Washington Post. The tab will provide users with access to stories from around 200 news organizations, including the Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed News, and The Washington Post.
  11. Jamie McKane

    Facebook open to dollar-pegged cryptocurrencies for Libra

    Facebook open to dollar-pegged cryptocurrencies for Libra The head of Facebook Inc.’s Libra project said that it could use cryptocurrencies based on national currencies like the dollar, rather than the synthetic one it initially proposed, Reuters reported. David Marcus, who oversees the Libra...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Apple CEO attacks Facebook's cryptocurrency

    Apple CEO attacks Facebook's cryptocurrency Apple CEO Tim Cook has condemned Facebook's cryptocurrency in an interview with French publication Les Echos. When asked whether Apple would be launching its own currency, Cook stated that the company would not launch a similar product to Libra, as...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Facebook says it is not responsible for policing the Internet

    Facebook says it is not responsible for policing the Internet Facebook Inc. has made mistakes in controlling the use of its data and has improved its monitoring of fake news but can’t be expected to police the global internet, spokesman Nick Clegg said in an interview in El Pais. Facebook’s...
  14. Jamie McKane

    US pushes Facebook for access to encrypted messages

    US pushes Facebook for access to encrypted messages The US Department of Justice has asked Facebook to delay its plans to implement end-to-end encryption across all its messaging services. Facebook announced in March that it was enhancing privacy on its platforms. The company is also...
  15. Jamie McKane

    Facebook could be forced to censor hate speech

    Facebook could be forced to censor hate speech Facebook Inc. could be forced to patrol its platform across the world to remove offensive and hateful posts by users in the European Union, in another potential landmark privacy ruling from the bloc’s top court. Days after the EU Court of Justice...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Facebook and WhatsApp required to share messages with UK police

    Facebook and WhatsApp required to share messages with UK police Social media platforms based in the U.S. including Facebook and WhatsApp will be forced to share users’ encrypted messages with British police under a new treaty between the two countries, according to a person familiar with the...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Facebook tests hiding likes

    Facebook tests hiding likes Facebook has started a test which removes the public visibility of likes, reactions, and view counts for posts across its platform, Engadget reports. The company's initial test for this change will be exclusive to Australian users, and Facebook told Engadget that it...
  18. Jamie McKane

    Facebook hits back against data breach lawsuit

    Facebook hits back against data breach lawsuit Facebook Inc. says a lawsuit over a data breach that affected almost 30 million users should be tossed because the lawyers who filed it have provided no evidence that anyone was injured by the attack. The suit was filed last year on behalf of 18...
  19. Jamie McKane

    Facebook is struggling to maintain its cryptocurrency

    Facebook is struggling to maintain its cryptocurrency Mark Zuckerberg’s cryptocurrency project, Libra, has become the regulatory equivalent of a pinata: Everyone is lining up to hit it with a stick. France’s finance minister Bruno Le Maire calls it an assault on sovereignty and a risk to...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Facebook unveils rules for its independent content board

    Facebook unveils rules for its independent content board Facebook Inc., ahead of a congressional hearing on violent content, revealed the charter for an independent oversight board that will make irreversible decisions about what posts stay up and come down, even if the company disagrees. The...
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