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Facebook Says More Than 140 Million Businesses Use Its Apps Every Month

Facebook has announced that more than 140 million businesses use its apps every month to find new customers, hire employees or engage with their communities.

11 Oct 2019 6:12 pm
Twitter for Mac Returns to the Mac App Store, Thanks to Apple's Project Catalyst

Twitter is finally back on macOS after killing its native app back in 2018. The new Twitter for Mac app is based on the Project Catalyst framework in macOS 10.15 Catalina.

11 Oct 2019 2:09 pm
Facebook Policy on Political Speech Lets Politicians Lie in Ads

This means Facebook posts and campaign ads by politicians operate in an alternative system.

11 Oct 2019 1:50 pm
Facebook Extends Fact-Checking Programme to 10 New African States

Facebook on Tuesday announced the expansion of its third-party fact-checking programme to 10 new African countries in partnership with Agence France-Presse and other media.

9 Oct 2019 1:32 pm
Facebook Said to Be Focus of US Justice Department, State AGs Meeting

Facebook, which owns one-time rivals Instagram and WhatsApp and has 2.4 billion monthly users, agreed in July to pay a $5-billion FTC settlement for various privacy violations.

8 Oct 2019 4:28 pm
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Defends Being a Billionaire, Encryption in Live Q&A

The hour-long session touched on topics ranging from the impact of end-to-end encryption and cracking down on child exploitation.

4 Oct 2019 10:59 am
Facebook's New Legal Team Scores Early Victory in War Against Fraud

For Facebook, safeguarding its social network remains one of its most fundamental challenge.

3 Oct 2019 4:31 pm
Facebook Now Blocks Pirate Bay Links in Posts, Private Chats: Report

Facebook started blocking several torrent sites a few weeks ago, and now it has added The Pirate Bay to the list.

1 Oct 2019 5:44 pm
Facebook to Exempt Opinion & Satire From Fact-Checking: Report

Facebook is reportedly planning to exempt opinion pieces and satire write-ups from its third-party fact-checking programme which it uses to flag misinformation and fake news on its platform.

1 Oct 2019 5:27 pm
Twitter Lets Users Sideline Unwanted Direct Messages

Twitter on Monday said it is rolling out a filter that will hide away unwanted direct messages, providing a new tool to stymie abuse.

1 Oct 2019 9:50 am
Facebook Wins Dismissal of Investor Lawsuit Over Privacy Breach

Facebook and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday won dismissal of an investor lawsuit accusing them of deceiving investors about the likely impact of a privacy breach on its stock price.

27 Sep 2019 5:30 pm
Facebook to Invest in Technology Startups in India

Ajit Mohan, the company's India vice-president and managing director, said Facebook is willing to make direct investments in technology startups in India.

27 Sep 2019 5:01 pm
Facebook Buys Exclusive Digital Content Rights to ICC Cricket Events

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced a partnership with social media giant Facebook for carrying out a range of digital content across four years.

26 Sep 2019 3:43 pm
Facebook Takes Down Pro-Trump Pages With Reported Ukraine Links

Facebook has removed a group of pages on its platform reportedly linked to Ukraine which featured US patriotic messages and praise for President Donald Trump, with posts seen by millions of users.

25 Sep 2019 4:14 pm
Facebook Will Not Label or Remove Politicians' Rule-Breaking Posts

Facebook will take down posts if a politician's content has the potential to incite violence or pose a safety risk that outweighs the public interest value.

25 Sep 2019 10:21 am
Social Media Should Be Regulated, Supreme Court Says as It Asks Centre for Draft Rules Timeline

Supreme Court on Tuesday emphasised that social media should be regulated.

24 Sep 2019 5:34 pm
Facebook to Buy Brain Science Startup CTRL-labs, Deal Said to Be Worth $1 Billion

Facebook Vice President of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth announced the deal in a Facebook post.

24 Sep 2019 10:52 am
Facebook Says Groups to Lose Stories Feature, Picks 6 Projects From India for AI Ethics Research

Facebook is shutting down this feature on September 26. Soon, the existing group stories will be deleted and users won't be able to post new stories.

21 Sep 2019 9:10 pm
Twitter Closes Thousands of Fake News Accounts Worldwide

Twitter said Friday it has closed down thousands of accounts across the world for spreading fake news as well as pro-government propaganda.

20 Sep 2019 7:06 pm
Twitter Tests Letting Users Hide Replies to Their Tweets

Twitter has rolled out a test for its users in the US and Japan where they can now hide hurtful or irrelevant replies to their tweets and fuel more positive conversations.

20 Sep 2019 12:30 pm
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Meets Trump, Seeks to Mend Fences in Washington

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg met with President Donald Trump on Thursday during a fence-mending visit to Washington.

20 Sep 2019 10:00 am
Facebook Found to Still Be Auto-Generating Islamic State, Al-Qaida Pages

The new details come from an update of a complaint to the US SEC that the National Whistleblower Center plans to file this week.

19 Sep 2019 5:42 pm
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Heads to Washington to Talk About Internet Regulation

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in Washington Thursday to meet with lawmakers and talk about internet regulation.

19 Sep 2019 4:26 pm
Facebook Isn't Giving Up on Its Dream of Putting a Camera in Your Home

Facebook on Wednesday announced two Portal displays designed to look like picture frames, and an entirely new kind of product called Portal TV.

19 Sep 2019 10:37 am
Facebook Oversight Board Won’t Have Mandate to Change Policy

Facebook will allow a new outside oversight board to make final decisions on whether individual pieces of content can be displayed on the social media site.

18 Sep 2019 5:54 pm
Facebook to Name First Oversight Panel Members by Year-End

Facebook said Tuesday that it expects to name the first members of a new quasi-independent oversight board by year-end.

18 Sep 2019 5:42 pm
Facebook, London Police Partner to Track Terror Livestreams

Facebook on Tuesday teamed up with the London police as part of a ramped-up effort to thwart live-streams of terror attacks such as the New Zealand mosque massacre.

18 Sep 2019 10:26 am
Facebook to Stop News Headline Changes From Advertisers

Facebook said Monday it is working to stop advertisers from changing headlines in links to news stories after concerns raised by a British political party's altering of one such link.

17 Sep 2019 12:46 pm
Facebook to Launch Portal-Branded TV Streaming Device: Report

Facebook is reportedly working on a streaming device, like Amazons Fire Stick that would plug into a TV to offer access to online content.

14 Sep 2019 3:56 pm
IT Ministry Said to Not Favour Aadhaar-Social Media Linkage, No Official Position Yet

The Information Technology Ministry may not be in favour of linking Aadhaar with social media profiles under the reasoning that it clashes with earlier judgements on privacy and use of the biometric identification card.

14 Sep 2019 11:20 am
Facebook May Limit Posts Lacking Authenticity

Facebook said that besides authenticity, it focuses on upholding three other values while limiting expressions - safety, dignity, and privacy.

13 Sep 2019 6:56 pm
Facebook Expands Availability of a Tool That Exposes Users to More Local News

The tool lets Facebook users opt into local information, including news articles, missing-person alerts, local election results, road closures, and crime report.

13 Sep 2019 4:15 pm
Chandrayaan-2: NASA Reportedly Joins ISRO’s Attempts to Contact Vikram

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is continuing its attempt to reach out to India's moon lander sending communication signals with its Deep Space Network (DSN), said officials.

12 Sep 2019 6:15 pm
Facebook Bans Self-Harm Images in Fight Against Suicide

Facebook's statement comes on World Suicide Prevention Day and follows Twitter's remarks that content related to self-harm will no longer be reported as abusive.

11 Sep 2019 11:05 am
Facebook Dating Launched in the US, Coming to Europe in 2020

Facebook's dating feature made its US debut on Thursday, after appearing in several other countries in the year since it was announced.

6 Sep 2019 10:44 am
Twitter Vows to Tackle Online Racist Abuse of Players in Britain

Manchester United's Paul Pogba was a target of racist abuse online after missing a penalty in a Premier game last month.

5 Sep 2019 2:01 pm
Facebook Users' Phone Numbers Exposed in Online Database, Nearly Half a Billion of Them: Report

This latest data breach exposed millions of users' phone numbers just from their Facebook IDs.

5 Sep 2019 12:15 pm
Facebook Plans to Hide 'Like' Counts in New Test

After Instagram, Facebook is also considering a test where 'Like' counts would be publicly hidden.

3 Sep 2019 11:11 am
US to Use Fake Social Media to Check People Entering Country

US Citizenship and Immigration Services officers can now create fictitious social media accounts to monitor social media information on foreigners seeking visas, green cards and citizenship.

31 Aug 2019 11:32 am
Telegram Moves to Protect Identity of Hong Kong Protesters

Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, will allow users to cloak their telephone numbers to safeguard Hong Kong protesters against monitoring by Chinese authorities, according to a person with direct knowledge of the effort.

31 Aug 2019 10:52 am
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Account Hacked, Offensive and Racist Tweets Posted

The account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was hacked on Friday afternoon, sending public tweets and retweets including racial slurs and curse words to 4 million followers before Twitter secured the account.

31 Aug 2019 9:54 am
Facebook Acknowledges Flaw in Messenger Kids App

Facebook acknowledged a flaw in its Messenger Kids app, weeks after two US senators raised privacy concerns about the application.

29 Aug 2019 10:15 am
Researchers Studying Facebook's Impact on Democracy Threaten to Quit

A group of philanthropies working with Facebook to study the social network's impact on democracy threatened on Tuesday to quit.

28 Aug 2019 6:44 pm
Tech Firms Struggle to Police Content While Avoiding Bias

For Facebook, Google, Twitter and others, it's a no-win whipsaw, amplified by a drumbeat of accusations.

28 Aug 2019 6:32 pm
Digital Tax Deal in Works but Key Questions 'Outstanding': OECD

For Pascal Saint-Amans, progress is being made but several key issues still need to be hammered out.

28 Aug 2019 6:02 pm
Facebook Tightens Rules for US Political Advertisers Ahead of 2020 Election

Facebook is tightening its political ad rules in the United States, it said on Wednesday.

28 Aug 2019 5:28 pm
Facebook Rolls Out Local Emergency Alerts Feature in the US

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it was rolling out a tool that aims to provide users with potentially life-saving information in emergencies.

28 Aug 2019 10:12 am
Facebook Working on New App to Rival Snapchat, Called Threads: Report

In a fresh assault on Snapchat, Facebook is reportedly developing a new messaging app called Threads.

27 Aug 2019 11:58 am
India Driving More Revenue per User for Social Media Firms, Research Firm Claims

As user growth on various social media platforms in the key global markets slows down, India is helping social media players clock more revenue per user in the Asia-Pacific region.

26 Aug 2019 5:44 pm
Indian Bug Hunter Finds Flaw in Instagram Again, Wins $10,000

Barely a month after winning $30,000 from Facebook for spotting a flaw in Instagram, Chennai-based security researcher Laxman Muthiyah on Monday said he again discovered a new account takeover vulnerability.

26 Aug 2019 4:36 pm