BBC Teams Up With Tech Giants To Fight Fake News Before It Spreads

While fake news and misinformation isn’t new, in this day and age of social media, it can spread a lot faster than back in the day. This has created a problem and it looks like the BBC will be working with several tech giants to help fight this problem before it spreads too far and impacts too many people.

Facebook Dating Has Been Officially Launched In The US

Last year, we caught wind that Facebook was working on a new feature for its website called Facebook Dating. The feature was launched in a handful of markets outside of the US but if for whatever reason you really wanted to take part in this feature, you’re in luck because Facebook Dating has officially launched stateside.

Facebook Introduces New Notifications To Fight Against Vaccine Misinformation

These days with social media, it’s easy to spread misinformation at a click of a button. Sometimes people do it unknowingly, but sometimes people do it on purpose, but the fact of the matter is that we need to be more careful and maybe slightly distrustful of what we read online until we can do further digging of our own.

Facebook Could Also Start Testing Hiding ‘Like’ Counts

One of the allures of social media is the validation that it gives users. “Likes” given to a post shows how many people might have seen it and given it their “approval”. It also serves as a metric of sorts where companies or individuals can use it as a way to show how big their reach is and command more money from sponsors and advertisers.


Screen Sharing Could Soon Be Coming To Facebook Messenger

When it comes to video conferencing calls, screen sharing is a feature that most would expect to see. This is because video conference would typically be used by companies where they might need to collaborate on a document or a presentation remotely, and sharing a screen is how they can go about sharing information with each other.

Facebook’s Libra Association Is Already Being Investigated By Antitrust Regulators

Following all the privacy and data-related scandals of Facebook, we’re sure that there were many who were surprised that the company was still bold enough to announce its Libra cryptocurrency which probably involves giving the social networking platform a fair amount of your trust.

Facebook Will Soon Let Users Wipe Their Web History And Stop Ad Tracking

One of the creepy features of Facebook is how it seems to be able to display ads based on things you’ve browsed for in the past. As Facebook has acknowledged, this is due to data sharing between retail websites and Facebook, where the former can share information with Facebook which would allow them to display similar and relevant ads.

Facebook Found To Have Paid Contractors To Transcribe Audio Chats Of Its Users

Facebook just can’t seem to keep themselves out of privacy scandals. In the latest report from Bloomberg, it has been revealed that Facebook has actually been paying third-party contractors to transcribe the audio chats on its users, a move which the company has confirmed and stated that they have since put on pause.

Facebook Cautions Investors That Its Libra Cryptocurrency Might Not Launch

Back in June, Facebook announced their plans for their own cryptocurrency called Libra. However, given the apprehension surrounding cryptocurrency and also Facebook’s recent data and privacy related scandals, there were some who called on Facebook not to proceed with its launch.

Scientists Have Managed To Decode Our Brain Signals Into Written Text

There are many secrets of the brain that we have yet to unlock and we imagine that we’ve probably only scratched the surface, although we are making good progress where thanks to the technology, we’re seeing more brain-controlled devices. However, it seems that in the future, we may no longer need to type out our sentences and we only need to think them.

Facebook’s TV Video Chat Camera May Also Bring Major Streaming Services

It was first reported last year that Facebook is working on a new Portal-like device which will hook up to a TV and allow you to make video calls using its platform. The reports had also mentioned that this device may enable users to access Facebook Watch on their TV as well. A new report mentions that this device may serve as a set-top box of sorts by enabling users […]

Facebook Fined $5 Billion Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal has ended up costing Facebook $5 billion. The Federal Trade Commission formally announced a $5 billion settlement with Facebook today, ending the years-long investigation into the scandal and other privacy issues. This is the second largest fine ever imposed by the FTC.

Facebook Messenger Kids Has A Bug That Cancels The Point Of The Whole App

One of the features of Facebook’s Messenger for Kids is that it prevents the user from chatting with unapproved contacts. This means that kids who use the app will only get to chat with people that they know and approved by their parents, thus preventing strangers from getting in touch with your kids.

Cat Filter Strikes Again During Double Homicide Press Conference

Social media has made it easier to get information out to more people faster than ever before. You could start streaming video to Facebook instantly and people who follow you will be able to see it. No surprise that many government agencies use social media to get their message out. Sometimes, these live streams can have unintended consequences.