Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will soon be heading to the European Parliament for a meeting which is likely going to touch on similar subjects that came up during his recent hearing before the United States Congress. The meeting was initially going to be conducted behind closed doors but after pressure from members of parliament and the public, Zuckerberg has agreed to having the meeting live-streamed online.
It has been widely reported that Facebook was the preferred medium of choice for foreign actors who wanted to influence the 2016 presidential election in the United States. Facebook has since promised to do more to ensure that something like that doesn’t happen again. It has already taken some concrete steps to prevent the flow of fake news on the world’s largest social network. Facebook has now teamed up with […]
One of the more successfully borrowed features from Snapchat by Instagram is Stories. The feature has proven to be a huge hit amongst Instagram users, so much so that Facebook decided that it should be brought over to Facebook and WhatsApp as well. So much so that it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that ads will now be displayed.
Facebook today announced that it’s adding three new features to its main app which will help users “create and save memories” more effectively. The new features include Voice Posts, Stories archive, and a slate of new cloud storage features.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently testified before Congress after the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal broke. A parliamentary committee in the United Kingdom had also invited the CEO to appear before it and answer questions however, Zuckerberg declined that invitation and offered to send other high-level executives in his place. The committee members weren’t impressed and they issued a threat of a formal summons if he declined to appear before […]
After publishing its internal community enforcement guidelines last month, the world’s largest social network today revealed the extent to which its enforcement guidelines are really stretched. The company will break down its enforcement efforts in a new report which will be published quarterly. The efforts are sorted into six main categories which include adult nudity and sexual activity, graphic violence, terrorist propaganda, hate speech, and fake accounts. Facebook has revealed […]
Kids and teens can often have a pretty rough time on social media networks as issues such as bullying are still prevalent. Countless studies have also shown that unchecked exposure to social media at an early age can even deepen young users’ feelings of inferiority. Facebook wants to be a part of the solution which is why it has now launched a new Youth Portal to provide tips to teens.
Bitcoin might be the most popular cryptocurrency at the moment, but it is definitely not the only one. There are plenty of different cryptocurrencies out there and now it looks like Facebook plans on launching their own. This is according to a report from Cheddar who claims that they have heard from sources regarding Facebook’s plans.
According to a new report, Facebook has gone ahead with its biggest executive shakeup in the company’s 15-year history this week and has appointed new heads for WhatsApp, Messenger, and the main Facebook app. Other longtime executives have been given additional responsibilities one of which includes heading a new blockchain division that the company has quietly set up.
In recent weeks we have heard not just once, but twice, that Facebook could be considering the idea of a paid-version of its service, where users who are willing to pay a monthly subscription fee will not be shown ads. It seemed like comments made in passing, but according to a report from Bloomberg, it seems to be something Facebook is taking seriously.
Sometimes looking at a photo or watching a video as it was filmed doesn’t really provide the viewer with context, like where was the photo or video taken? Was it inside the house? What does the house look like? However it seems that Facebook has created an AI that can create a 3D world just based on photos and videos.
If you have been following the news, you might have heard that Facebook was recently embroiled in a data privacy scandal, where a company called Cambridge Analytica was accused of misusing the data that they had gotten from Facebook, resulting in Facebook pulling their access to their data.
It has long been rumored that Facebook is developing its very own smart speaker and while the company was reportedly going to release it in the first half of this year, the data privacy scandal may have caused it to delay the product’s release. According to a new report, Facebook might go for an international launch of its smart speaker first before launching it in the United States to avoid […]
Augmented reality seems to be pretty popular at the moment where we’ve seen companies like Apple, Google, and Snap take advantage of it to boost their offerings. This is also why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that Facebook is also looking to leverage the technology as well for its Messenger platform.