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.
One of the ways phishing scams work is that it attempts to trick the user into thinking that an email or a website belongs to the person or organization that they are trying to impersonate. For example.recently there was a report of how a Shark Tank host got scammed out of $400,000 due to an email that was made to seem like it came from her secretary, except that it […]
Back in 2019, Facebook announced their plans to release a Messenger desktop client for Mac computers. The goal was to release it by the end of the year, but that clearly did not happen. However, the good news for those looking for a native desktop experience is that it looks like it is finally happening.
Just last week, Facebook started to crack down on ads that were spreading false information about the cure for the coronavirus (there is none, the closest thing we’ve got is a vaccine which has been sent for human trials). Now it looks like Facebook will be taking things one step further by running free ads for the WHO to help counter this misinformation.
A lot of times, apps are typically designed with a main function in mind. However, over the years, developers tend to add to it where they increase the number of features to it. While sometimes it can be a good thing, other times it can detract from the app’s main purpose and bog it down with unwanted features.
Over the years, apps get updated with new features and UI changes and improvements. However, this isn’t always necessarily for the better because what was once a simple app can eventually get too bloated for its intended purpose. Thankfully, Facebook is looking to trim the fat on its Messenger app.
It seems that this year a lot of major events could be in trouble due to the coronavirus outbreak. For example, Sony pulled out of PAX East, MWC 2020 was cancelled, and more recently, an Olympics official has hinted that there is a chance that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games could potentially be cancelled if things do not improve.
At the moment there is no known cure for the coronavirus. While there have been some methods that have been used that seem to show some promise, there is no official cure just yet. The best progress we’ve seen so far is a vaccine that has been sent for human trials, although whether or not it will be approved or work remains to be seen.
Remember that time Facebook tried to pay users to give up some of their privacy? It seems that Facebook has no qualms about that approach because the company has since announced a new program called “Pronunciations”. With this new program, Facebook is offering to pay users for their voice recordings.
If you’re looking for a way to gather ideas or store some of your favorite findings on the internet, Pinterest is probably a good place to start. However, it seems that Facebook could be trying to take a run at Pinterest with something of their own, as the company has recently launched a new app called Hobbi.
Facebook has been planning to launch its dating service across the world. However, the Facebook dating service’s launch was blocked by the EU’s lead data regulator.As per the reports, Facebook failed to give enough advanced warning before the launch.In addition to that, it also failed to comply with the legally required assessment of privacy risks.As far as we know, Ireland’s Independent.ie newspaper reported that Facebook failed to provide the documents […]
Over the years, Facebook has been embroiled in all kinds of scandals and controversies, but yet no matter what the company has done to try and mitigate or correct those mistakes, the public perception of them is definitely not where it used to be. However, moving forwards, it seems that Facebook will have a new approach.
When it comes to privacy laws, Illinois has the strictest biometric privacy laws in the states.In case you’re curious, biometric information includes the data from facial, fingerprint, and iris scans.A federal lawsuit against Facebook explained that Facebook was using its facial tagging feature in the photos to identify users without their consent.Even though that’s an active feature for most of the people using Facebook, Illinois users complained that it violated […]
Facebook already collects a lot of data for what you do on Facebook along with your interests to display personalized advertisements or tailor the news feed accordingly.However, it has been often criticized that the apps/websites that you use out of Facebook (with Facebook connected to them in some way) also gets recorded by Facebook. And, that is what happens.But, to let you control your off-site activity, Facebook has come up […]