Facebook users often find that the videos they upload are removed for copyright violation if they include a song. If they don’t own the rights to that song, Facebook will eventually remove their videos. That will no longer happen, as long as the rights to that song are held by Universal Music Group. Facebook has inked a multi-year licensing agreement with the massive music label which allows its users to […]
While satire and fake news aren’t exactly new, the rise of social media means that spreading misinformation around can be a lot quicker and could to complications, especially if people start believing everything they read. Facebook has done things to help combat fake news, such as flagging articles as being disputed.
Phishing is perhaps the most common way that hackers trick people into divulging their private information online. A person with unauthorized access to your Facebook account can do a lot of damage in this day and age. Facebook has now decided to list all of the security emails it sends users in a bid to combat phishing. Users will be able to see the security emails that they’ve received from […]
Facebook’s AI and image recognition technology has improved greatly over the years, where nowadays it is smart enough to be able to detect your friends in photos and offering tag recommendations. Now it seems that Facebook will be leveraging that technology in order to better help its visually impaired users to “see”.
It is no secret that Facebook knows a ton about us given that we seem to be more than happy with sharing our personal information with the social network, such as our names, age, birth date, job, school, photos, and so on. Also given how much Facebook is part of our lives, it’s hard to separate ourselves from it, despite some being unhappy with the data it collects.
At the moment when someone uploads a photo of you onto Facebook, the only way you will know about it is if they tag you or if someone else tells you about it. However that could change in the future as Facebook has announced that they will begin using facial recognition to notify users when photos of them are uploaded onto the social network.
Facebook launched its social virtual reality experience dubbed Spaces earlier this year. Given that it owns Oculus, it wasn’t surprising to see that Spaces was launched as an Oculus Rift-exclusive. The company today confirmed that it has added cross-platform functionality to Spaces. What this means is that HTC Vive owners can finally access Spaces and hang out with their friends who own a Rift in a virtual reality environment.
As part of its ongoing efforts to build a safe community, Facebook today announced that it’s now offering new tools to prevent harassment on Facebook and Messenger. The features have been developed based on feedback from users as well as organizations and groups that represent groups who disproportionately experience harassment like women and journalists.
CNIL, France’s privacy watchdog, has ordered WhatsApp to cease its data sharing with Facebook. It does that because Facebook is its parent company. WhatsApp has been given a month to comply with CNIL’s order, according to a notice posted on the watchdog’s website. It started looking into the data sharing practice after WhatsApp confirmed that it had updated its terms of service to notify users that it will share data […]
Facebook’s primary apps have been downloaded countless times despite the fact that they take up a lot of resources on the device and require a lot of data. Facebook released Messenger Lite in October last year. The lightweight app required less data and resources than its full-fledged counterparts. Facebook initially launched the app in emerging markets where it proved to be really useful. The company later expanded it globally and […]
Clickbait articles was a problem that Facebook had not too long ago, and the company was working on ways to try and clamp down on them. However it looks like they’ve got a new “bait” problem in the form of “engagement bait”, which is where posts are created in a way to get people to engage with it.
Facebook has gradually positioned video as a big part of the social network’s user experience and the company has now said that it’s going to promote videos more prominently inside News Feed. This means that it’s going to use the core Facebook feature to push its video offerings in order to compete more effectively with the likes of YouTube.
If you’ve ever taken a look at a comments section on Facebook, you know that sometimes especially when it comes to hotly contested topics, that people can get rather abusive and attack others who do not share their opinion. While having a healthy debate can be conducive, sometimes these comments are anything but.
When you post something on Facebook, it will show up in your profile and also your News Feed, where people who follow you or who are friends with you on Facebook can see it in their News Feed as well. However it appears that Facebook is testing out a way to allow users to better control where their posts show up.