Countries across the globe have been looking into the spread of disinformation on Facebook and how it can undermine the democratic process. The United Kingdom and Canada have been doing this too. The former has called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before a parliamentary committee multiple times to answer their questions but Zuckerberg has never appeared before it. The parliaments of the two countries have now issued an […]
There are always times when one simply wants his or her peace, and constant notifications from social networking apps render such thing impossible. In this tutorial, we are going to be guiding you through the ridiculously easy process of hiding your active status on Facebook’s Messenger app for Android and iOS.Hiding active status on Messenger: Step-by-stepBefore jumping into the few steps that this process entails, let us clarify what hiding […]
Over the years we have seen how technology has evolved and improved, where thanks to those improvements the way we do certain things has changed. Take for example how faster internet speeds and the rise in digital distribution platforms has resulted in gamers starting to purchase more digital games versus buying physical copies.
These days there seems to be a trend these days amongst teens where they create dancing and singing videos using the TikTok app. For those unfamiliar, TikTok is an app that lets users create fun and funny videos with effects while they sing and dance along to songs in the background.
When software has been around for a long time, what happens is that it eventually starts getting a bit bloated with features and tools that the app has accumulated over the years. This can result in an app that feels slow to use and has a UI that’s cluttered. Facebook’s Messenger was such an app, but the company has changed that with the release of Messenger 4.
Not too long after Instagram co-founders announced their departure from Facebook, Brendan Iribe has now confirmed that he’s leaving Facebook. He’s the former CEO and co-founder of Oculus, the virtual reality company that Facebook acquired a few years back. Iribe’s departure comes after some changes in the VR company which resulted in the cancelation of its Rift 2 headset.
Facebook’s multiple data lapses this year have affected millions of people across the globe and this hasn’t gone down well with Japan. The country’s government today called on the world’s largest social network to do more in order to protect the personal data of its users. It also wants Facebook to inform regulators of any future changes in security measures.
The recent hack which revealed information of millions of users may have compelled Facebook to take more concrete measures to improve the security of its platform. To that end, the company might be thinking about acquiring a cybersecurity firm. That’s what a new report has claimed.
Several years ago, Facebook had an issue with fake news where it was found that people were spreading and sharing “news” from outlets that were known to spread misinformation. The company has since taken active steps to reduce fake news from appearing on its platform, and it looks like they might be succeeding in doing that.
Everyone probably knows companies such as Facebook and Google, but did you know that these companies actually own a fair number of popular services and software that you might be using on a daily basis? For those who follow the tech news, chances are you might be familiar with this, but a recent survey found that a good many people don’t.
Facebook recently disclosed a hack in which unauthorized persons had managed to access 30 million accounts. The initial reports suggested that these hackers could be working for a foreign state to influence voters ahead of the midterm elections in the United States. According to a new report, the hackers only wanted to sell deceptive ads using the accounts that they had accessed. Their motive wasn’t influencing voters on Facebook.
Facebook regularly makes changes to the News Feed so that it only surfaces content that’s relevant to the user and what they’re interested in seeing. It also makes changes to ensure that low-quality content and spam doesn’t surface in News Feed. The company has now said that News Feed will automatically downrank posts from sites that have stolen content.
Facebook has been investing considerably in original video content recently and it’s now going the nostalgia route to get more people to watch its content. The world’s largest social network has teamed up with MTV to bring The Real World back to life. The once popular reality TV show will have a second coming. The company says that viewers will experience a “reimagined” version of the show on Facebook Watch.
With all the backlash Facebook has faced with regards to how the company handles user data and also the privacy scandals, the company’s decision to launch the Portal home video device seemed really questionable. However Facebook attempted to playdown concerns by saying that the device doesn’t listen to, view, or keep the contents of your video calls.