As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, many governments around the world have issued lockdown orders where they are asking people who are not in essential services to stay home. The idea behind these orders is to lessen the burden on healthcare systems which are currently overwhelmed by infected persons.
Facebook and Google have a bit of a delicate relationship with publishers of media content. This is because while these tech companies provide a platform to allow publishers to gain exposure to their content, at the same time Facebook and Google also benefit from it through advertisements.
Now with the coronavirus spreading around the world, many are no doubt eager to share whatever news that they might find about the virus, such as its spread, potential cures, and so on. However, sometimes this information can be false or misleading, and sharing them will only spread this misinformation and cause undue panic or lead to people making wrong decisions.
If you own a smartwatch, you know that it’s better for receiving messages than it is to send it. This is due to the small screen which makes it quite difficult and troublesome to type out messages, but this doesn’t mean that Facebook isn’t going to stop trying. The company has since debuted a new app designed for messaging on the Apple Watch.
If you have a significant other that you like to share photos and messages with on Facebook but don’t want to spam the feed of your friends with mushy topics, you’re in luck because Facebook has since announced the launch of a new app called Tuned that has been designed specifically for couples in mind.
We’ve all encountered instances where we talk about something, only for an ad to appear for that product later on Facebook. The social media giant has long denied that they are spying on its users, but according to a recent report from Motherboard, it doesn’t mean that they haven’t tried.
With all the heat that Zoom is facing these days over its privacy and security practices, if you’re uncomfortable using the company’s video conferencing services, we totally get it. If you’re after an alternative, it seems that Facebook Messenger could be worth checking out (although Facebook is no stranger to privacy controversies).
With the rise in popularity of the Zoom video conferencing app, it has been discovered that the app has been secretly sending user data to Facebook without the user’s consent. For those who are uncomfortable with this, the good news is that following Motherboard’s report, the company has since removed the offending code.
If you don’t have a Facebook account and think that you’re safe from Facebook keeping information on you, think again, especially if you use Zoom’s iOS app. This is because according to a report from Motherboard, they have discovered that the iOS version of Zoom is sending data to Facebook, even if the user does not own a Facebook account to begin with.
Trying to keep your Facebook activities as private as possible? Want to learn how to clear your Facebook history? If you do, then be sure to check out our guide as we show you tips and tricks and how to clear your Facebook history.
Messengers like WhatsApp make for a great tool to help send messages and keep in communication with loved ones. Unfortunately, due to the ease of use, a lot of misinformation can be knowingly and unknowingly shared through the platform. With the world facing a crisis with the coronavirus outbreak, getting accurate information is more important than ever.
When a person with an infectious disease is identified, one of the things that health officials need to do is try and determine where that person has been, where they might have caught the disease, and who they might have come into contact with. This will allow them to prevent further spread of the disease.
The vast majority of us use Facebook on a daily basis despite the fact that we know that the platform tracks us. However, if you do like to use Facebook but would rather it not track your activities across the web, then you might want to check out the latest version of Mozilla’s Firefox browser.
Facebook and Instagram both have the Stories feature, and for a while now, users on Instagram who post Stories have the option to also share it onto Facebook. However, for whatever odd reason, the reverse isn’t possible. This means that if you post Stories onto Facebook, you can’t share it onto Instagram.