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Facebook Acknowledges Propaganda Is Spreading On Its Platform, Outlines Plan To Stop It

Fake news and propaganda have been plaguing the internet, especially Facebook. But the biggest social media company is actively working to put an end to these so-called 'information operations.'

Internet

Can You Type With Your Brain And Hear With Your Skin? Facebook Says These Are Possible

Facebook is working on a technology that will let people type with their brain by tapping into brain signals. It is also researching for a way to allow people to hear with their skin.

Internet April 20, 2017

Facebook Spaces Unveiled: Here's What You Can Do With The Virtual Reality Social Network

Facebook unveiled Facebook Spaces at the annual F8 developer conference. The new app for the Oculus Rift looks to bridge the gap between virtual reality and social networks and expand the use of the technology beyond gaming.

Apps/Software April 20, 2017

Facebook Unveils 2nd-Generation Surround 360 Cameras With ‘Six Degrees Of Freedom’ Technology, Also Records 8K Video

Facebook has now unveiled the second-generation Surround 360 cameras, capable of recording 8K video and stitching scenes with Six Degrees of Freedom technology. The company also has grand plans to make this kind of platform more mainstream.

Gadgets April 19, 2017

Facebook Messenger Adds Chat Extensions, Bot Store, ‘M’ Suggestions, And More

Facebook is rallying for expanded bot presence on its own Messenger platform, pushing users to try and make chatbots a staple feature of the app. Here are all the new bot-related features you should know about.

Apps/Software April 19, 2017

No Wi-Fi Or Mobile Data? Don’t Worry, Instagram For Android Now Works Even When You’re Offline

Instagram has good news for its users who might not have reliable internet speeds. The app will now work in offline mode, and here’s how it works.

Apps/Software April 19, 2017

Facebook Launches Camera Effects Platform: Zuckerberg Believes The Future Will Rely On Augmented Reality

Facebook launched the Camera Effects platform at its annual F8 developer conference. The platform will allow developers to showcase their work on augmented reality, which is technology that Mark Zuckerberg believes will be a big part of the future.

Apps/Software April 19, 2017

Facebook Favoring User Engagement Over App Installs: New Metrics To Gauge Success

Facebook has been driving billions of app installs, but is that enough? It's not, and that's why the company wants to focus more on user engagement rather than app installs - quality over quantity, if you may.

Internet April 18, 2017

F8 2017: What To Expect At Facebook’s Developer Conference

Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference will be held on April 18 in San Jose, California. Expect a myriad of developments from AR to VR tand from false news to Messenger.

Internet April 18, 2017

Facebook Admits Need To Do Better After 'Facebook Killer' Incident, Disputes Criticisms

Facebook has released a new statement regarding the man now known as the Facebook Killer and the videos that he uploaded to the social network. Facebook admitted its shortcomings, but also disputed criticisms on how it handled the situation.

Internet April 18, 2017

Murder In Cleveland Streamed Via Facebook Live: Facebook Calls It ‘Horrific’

Police are still hunting down a man who murdered a civilian on the street and published it on Facebook. The murderer had made broadcasts claiming that he killed up to 15 people as part of a slaughter.

Internet April 17, 2017

Facebook Cracks Down On Spam With Improved Tools Against Fake Accounts, But It's An Ongoing Struggle

Facebook has announced new changes to clean up its network and crack down on fake accounts. The company already killed 30,000 spam profiles in France ahead of the elections, but it's a never-ending struggle.

Internet April 16, 2017

Instagram Rolls Out New Sticker Features As Stories Beats Snapchat, Reaching 200 Million Users Daily

Instagram has released new sticker features and tools for Stories and Direct. The latest update comes as the company beats Snapchat’s 160 million daily users with their 200 million.

Apps/Software April 14, 2017

Facebook Outs Group Payments Support On Messenger: Here’s How It Works

You can now send or receive payments within group conversations on Facebook Messenger, a much-needed expansion of the previously person-to-person feature. Here’s how group payments on Messenger work.

Apps/Software April 11, 2017

Facebook Strengthens Efforts To Combat False News By Teaching Users How To Spot It

Facebook announces a new educational tool teaching users how to spot false news and help stop the spread of misinformation. Here are 10 tips from the popular social media platform.

Internet April 7, 2017

Facebook Messenger Gets Smarter: Context-Aware ‘M’ Assistant Rolls Out, Gives Helpful Suggestions Based On Conversations

Facebook has announced that it’s now rolling out M, a smart virtual assistant for Messenger, to U.S. users on both Android and iOS. Here’s what you can do with it.

Apps/Software April 6, 2017

Facebook's New Weapon Against Revenge Porn Has Flaws, But A Step In The Right Direction

Facebook recently revealed new tools that it will use to fight against revenge porn. The weapon, while powerful, still has certain flaws, but it is a step in the right direction in the fight against the damaging practice.

Apps/Software April 6, 2017

Facebook Battles Revenge Porn With New Tools To Prevent Spreading: Here's How It Works

Revenge porn is one of the nastiest plagues of the mobile era, but companies are taking steps to counter it. Facebook just announced new tools to curb the spread of revenge porn, so here's what you need to know.

Internet April 5, 2017

Anonymous No More: Facebook Stories Shows Who’s Reading

Facebook rolled out its new Snapchat-like feature Stories on March 28. Anonymous snoopers better be careful because this feature displays the people who viewed posts.

Internet April 3, 2017

Chicago Police On The Hunt For Other Suspects In Rape Case Streamed Live On Facebook

Chicago police are already looking for other suspects in a sexual assault case that was streamed over Facebook Live. One offender, a 14-year-old boy, has already been charged and arrested, reports say.

Internet April 3, 2017

Oculus Cofounder Palmer Luckey Is Officially Leaving Facebook, Just A Year After The Rift Launched

It’s official: Palmer Luckey is leaving Facebook, three years after Facebook acquired the company he cofounded. The exit follows Luckey’s thinning public appearances, high-profile lawsuits, and a recent corporate shakeup.

Business Tech March 31, 2017

Facebook Launches Personal Fundraiser Tools To Help Users Raise Money, But It's Pretty Limited For Now

Facebook has announced the launch of personal fundraisers on its platform, allowing users to raise money for a number of personal causes. Things are pretty limited for now, however, so here's the deal.

Internet March 30, 2017

Facebook Launches Stories, Camera Effects And New Direct Inbox To Be More Like Snapchat

Facebook has officially launched Stories on its core app as well, along with some other new tricks borrowed from Snapchat. The Facebook mobile app is also getting a new camera experience and a special Direct inbox.

Internet March 28, 2017

Facebook Messenger Rolls Out Live Location Feature: Here's What It Does And How To Use It

Facebook Messenger rolled out the Live Location feature, allowing users to share their real-time location to friends and family members. Here is how to use the tool, which is now available on the iOS and Android versions of the app.

Apps/Software March 28, 2017

Facebook Launches Town Hall Feature To Make It Easier To Reach Out To Elected Officials

Facebook has launched a new Town Hall feature that will make it easier for users to follow and reach out to their elected representatives. According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the social network is increasing its focus on civic-minded tools.

Apps/Software March 28, 2017

Facebook Ending Messenger Support For Select Phones: Are You Affected?

Facebook announced that it would discontinue support for older versions of Messenger by March end. The Facebook Messenger app will no longer be supported on devices that run on Windows Phone 8.1 or lower.

Apps/Software March 28, 2017

Facebook Adds Individual Message Reactions, Mentions To Messenger: Here’s How They Work

Facebook has introduced two new features to Messenger that make chats more dynamic and easier to navigate: reactions and mentions. The updates are rolling out now and will be available globally in the coming days.

Apps/Software March 23, 2017

Reddit To Get Profile Pages Soon: Doomed To Become A Facebook, Twitter Clone?

Reddit is changing in a big but familiar way with the new profile pages, making it reminiscent of social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Internet March 22, 2017

Thinking Of Covering Ed Sheeran Songs On Facebook? Don't, Your Account Could Get Suspended

An Ed Sheeran fan recently got her Facebook account suspended after she posted a cover version of one of Sheeran’s song on Facebook. The singer apologized for the incident and blamed his music label for the problem.

Internet March 21, 2017

Tennessee Nail Salon Courts Controversy Over Rude Pedicure Sign

A nail salon in Tennessee has courted controversy as it put up a sign noting it will charge fat customers more money for a pedicure. The news went viral after a picture of the offending sign was uploaded by a woman on Facebook.

Life & Style March 20, 2017

WhatsApp Brings Back Text-Only Status Message After 'Status' Backlash

WhatsApp is bringing back its text status message after it faced user backlash when the functionality was removed in favor of new 'Status' feature. WhatsApp rolled out the new feature in February this year.

Apps/Software March 17, 2017

Facebook Updates Policy To Ban Devs From Using Data For Surveillance

Facebook has updated its platform policy to ban developers from accessing its data for surveillance purposes, which is a result of working with the ACLU for the past several months.

Internet March 13, 2017

Servicemen From Different US Military Departments Shared Nude Photos Of Female Colleagues

The U.S. Marine Department is being questioned for distributing obscene and explicit images of female colleagues. The images have reportedly been shared on another public website called Anon-IB.

Internet March 11, 2017

Samsung Gear VR Owners Can Live Stream Gaming Sessions Directly To Facebook

Oculus announced an update for the Samsung Gear VR which would allow players to live stream their gaming sessions directly to Facebook. This move was taken by the company as a way of encouraging VR gaming among friends.

Video Games March 11, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan Are Having Another Baby Girl

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are expecting baby no. 2. Just like any other expecting parent these days, Zuckerberg made the announcement via a Facebook post.

Life & Style March 9, 2017

How To Use Messenger Day, Facebook’s Copycat Feature Like Snapchat Stories

Facebook Messenger now has its own Snapchat Stories feature. Here’s how to use “My Day.”

Apps/Software March 9, 2017

Facebook Messenger Day Launches Globally As Snapchat Stories Clone, But With Tricks Of Its Own

Facebook has officially launched Messenger Day worldwide. Rolling out now on Android and iOS, it's very similar to Snapchat Stories, but it also brings its own tricks to the game so here's what you need to know.

Internet March 9, 2017

Facebook Rolls Out Samsung Gear VR App For Viewing 360-Degree Photos, Videos

Facebook has officially rolled out Facebook 360 for Gear VR owners, the definitive way to watch 360-degree content populating its site. Basic and straightforward at present, Facebook promised to equip the new app with more social features down the line.

Apps/Software March 9, 2017

BBC Reports Child Abuse To Facebook But Hits A Twist: Facebook Cries Foul And Calls The Cops On BBC

BBC reported some sexualized child images to Facebook and set up an interview regarding the social network's content moderation practices. In an unexpected twist, Facebook reported BBC to authorities and canceled the interview.

Internet March 7, 2017

Harvard Taps Mark Zuckerberg To Deliver 2017 Commencement Speech

Harvard has confirmed that Mark Zuckerberg is set to address the university's 2017 commencement. Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard some years ago to focus on Facebook.

Internet March 7, 2017

Google Play Turns Five: The Most Popular Downloads Include 'Candy Crush,' Facebook And Adele’s '25'

'Candy Crush Saga' was the most downloaded game in the Google Play Store since its launch.

Google March 7, 2017

Hundreds Of Marines Under The Scanner For Distributing Sexually Explicit Images Of Female Colleagues

The U.S Marine department is being questioned for sharing obscene and sexually implicit pictures of female colleagues and veterans. These images were shared through a secret Facebook page known as ‘Marine United.'

Internet March 6, 2017

Like It Or Not: Facebook Tests 'Dislike' Reaction Button On Messenger

Facebook is reportedly trying out the popular-but-non-existent 'Dislike' button. The social media network will put the button in its Messenger app.

Apps/Software March 6, 2017

With Facebook Messenger Reactions In Testing, Could A Dislike Button Finally Make It To Facebook As Well?

Facebook has reportedly started testing reactions for Messenger, including a Dislike button. Is this a stepping stone toward getting a Dislike button on Facebook, or will it further separate Messenger as a stand-alone service?

Internet March 6, 2017

Facebook Rolls Out 'Disputed' Tag For Fake News On Social Network: How Does It Work?

Facebook has rolled out a new flagging system that will mark fake news as 'disputed' articles. Is the new tool the solution to fake news, or does it fall short on eliminating the issue within the social network?

Internet March 6, 2017

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