Topic: Facebook

Women Urged To Check For Lumps In Their Breasts When Lying In Bed

Normally, women are urged to do breasts self-examination when standing with arms raised in front of a mirror. This time, they must do it when lying in bed too. Some lumps are detectable only when lying in bed.

Public Health

Facebook Continues To Copy Snapchat: WhatsApp Gains ‘Status’ Feature Akin To Stories

WhatsApp has gained a new feature called 'Status,' which lets users send photos overlaid with drawings, emoji, and captions, then send them to friends with a 24-hour expiration date. Does this sound similar?


Annoyed By Facebook’s Autoplay Feature? Here’s How To Block It For Good

Facebook’s autoplay feature might be annoying and intrusive for many, though certainly not unstoppable as some are wont to think. This Chrome and Opera extension does the job.


Mark Zuckerberg's Manifesto Embraces Facebook's Destiny: Why You Should Be Afraid

Mark Zuckerberg has published a statement outlining the direction that Facebook will be taking. The almost 6,000-word piece talked big about how the social media company can change the world for the better, but some people were disturbed.

Internet February 18, 2017

Elon Musk Could Be Building A Fallout Shelter In SpaceX Parking Lot Instead Of Tunnel

Elon Musk has started experimenting on a previously announced tunnel project to help solve LA's traffic problem. There are now sources who believe that he could be building a fallout shelter instead.

Defense February 16, 2017

Snapchat Revenue Could Reach $14.5 Billion By 2027, Believe Facebook And Twitter Investors

Two major investors of Facebook and Twitter believe that Snapchat could encounter a growth in revenue, reaching around $14.5 billion by 2027. Several surveys were conducted to predict the same.

Business Tech February 16, 2017

Facebook Now Allows Businesses To Post Job Openings: Should LinkedIn Be Worried?

Facebook now allows businesses to post job openings on their Pages in a dedicated tab. This will make it easier for job seekers to find work on the social network, which will now challenge LinkedIn in the job market industry.

Internet February 16, 2017

Are You Ready For A Snapchat Phone? Here's What It Could Look Like

Recent developments at Snap Inc. point to an increasing interest in hardware. Some sources are now expecting that after its recent IPO, the company will release a Snapchat phone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 16, 2017

Facebook Adds Autoplay Video With Sound, But You Can Turn It Off

Facebook announced that autoplay videos will soon play with sound by default on mobile. On the bright side, users can turn this off to keep scrolling quietly.

Internet February 15, 2017

Facebook Heads To TVs: Apps For Apple TV And Amazon Fire TV To Launch ‘Soon’

Facebook has announced a new TV app slated to arrive on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, alongside other set-top boxes. The company said that its purpose is to provide Facebook users a way to consume content wherever they prefer.

Apps/Software February 14, 2017

Facebook Agrees To MRC Audit To Regain Advertisers' Trust, Promises 'Accountability And New Choices'

Facebook has announced new measures to regain advertisers' trust, including a Media Rating Council audit. The company also pledges greater transparency, accountability, and new choices for marketers.

Business Tech February 11, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Visits Oculus Research Lab, Shows Off VR Gloves For Drawing, Typing, And Web-Slinging

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg paid a visit to the Oculus Research Lab in Redmond, Washington. In one of the photos that he uploaded, Zuckerberg can be seen trying out what looks like a prototype for virtual reality gloves.

Gadgets February 10, 2017

Facebook Spreads The Love With Shareable Valentine’s Day Cards

Facebook is launching custom-made Valentine’s Day cards next week that can be shared to user’s Timelines in celebration of the holiday.

Internet February 9, 2017

Visiting US May Mean Handing Over Facebook And Twitter Passwords, Says Department Of Homeland Security

Those intending to visit the U.S. may have to surrender their Facebook and Twitter passwords to the border security agents. The new rule may become a part of the Homeland Security's protocol.

Life & Style February 9, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Looking To Create Technology That Can Read Your Mind

Mark Zuckerberg has donated $50 million dollars to Chan Zuckerberg Biohub . Some of the money would go into researching neural implants which could lead scientists to create technology to read a person’s mind.

Neuroscience February 9, 2017

Looking For A Full-Fledged Weather App? Look No Further Than Facebook

Weather reports will now be accessible right inside the Facebook app, under the 'More' section. The company said it has already rolled the feature out to 95 percent of its user base.

Apps/Software February 9, 2017

Facebook Shutting Down Hundreds Of Oculus Rift Demo Stations In Best Buy Stores

Facebook is shutting down 200 to 500 Oculus Rift demo stations at Best Buy stores. According to Oculus, the move was due to seasonal changes, but in an internal memo acquired by Business Insider, it was because of store performance.

Gadgets February 9, 2017

Facebook Safety Check Gets Community Help: Here's How It Works And All You Need To Know

Facebook has launched a new tool for Safety Check, aiming to make it more useful in times of crisis. With Community Help, users can now seek and offer assistance such as food, water, shelter and more in the aftermath of an emergency.

Internet February 8, 2017

Facebook Launches New Community Help Feature For Safety Check

Facebook rolls out Community Help, a feature within Safety Check for finding and giving supplies and services during a crisis.

Internet February 8, 2017

Facebook Increases Bereavement Leave To 20 Days, Introduces Paid Family Sick Time

Facebook is doubling its bereavement leave policy and also introducing paid family sick time for employees. The news was shared by its COO Sheryl Sandberg via a Facebook post.

Business Tech February 8, 2017

Syrian Refugee's Selfie With Chancellor Angela Merkel Leads To Facebook Lawsuit

A 19-year-old Syrian refugee who took a selfie with Angela Merkel has filed for an injunction in a German court. The teenager is taking Facebook to court as fake news linking him to terrorism was circulated on the site.

Business Tech February 8, 2017

Facebook Shareholders Believe Independent Chairperson Should Replace Zuckerberg

A recent shareholder proposal has asked for the dismissal of Mark Zuckerberg from the board of directors of Facebook. The proposal has been submitted by some shareholders belonging to consumer watchdog group SumOfUs.

Business Tech February 7, 2017

Here’s A Complete List Of Tech Companies Opposing The Trump Immigration Ban

Silicon Valley loves immigrants, and tech companies stand united to fight President Donald J. Trump's immigration ban. What's happening now, and who signed the amicus brief?

Business Tech February 6, 2017

Facebook And Google Will Help Filter Out Fake News In France Ahead Of Presidential Election

Facebook and Google are helping to make sure fake news articles don’t get spread during France’s upcoming presidential election.

Internet February 6, 2017

Tired Of Seeing Political Posts On Your Facebook Feed? Here's How To Remove Them

Even though the election is over, your Facebook feed is still full of political drama. Give yourself a much-needed break by taking the politics out of your News Feed.

Apps/Software February 5, 2017

How To Land An Internship At Google, Apple And Facebook: Harvard Grad Gives Resume, Interview Tips

How do you increase your chances of landing an internship at Google, Apple, and Facebook? A Harvard University student shares some tips to make your resume stellar and prepare yourself for the interview process.

Life & Style February 4, 2017

Is Snapchat's Growth Hampered By Instagram? Platform Faces Competition (Again) From Facebook

Snapchat experienced a slower user growth in the last two quarters of 2016. The company is facing stiff competition from Instagram, and could be facing another competition in Facebook.

Apps/Software February 4, 2017

Facebook AI Lumos Can Find Your Photos Even Those You Are Not Tagged In

Facebook said that its Lumos AI has been designed and trained to see images and attach meaning to what's in them. This means the platform will no longer rely exclusively on tags, labels, and text descriptions to find photos.

Internet February 3, 2017

Facebook Celebrates Its 13th Birthday With Personalized ‘Friends Day’ Videos And Friendship GIFs

Facebook users will be able to share personalized videos to celebrate their friendships, along with friendship GIFs in Messenger in celebration of the social network’s annual Friends Day.

Internet February 2, 2017

Oculus Ordered To Pay ZeniMax $500 Million In VR Lawsuit: Will Oculus Rift Sales Be Stopped?

The jury has awarded ZeniMax $500 million as a result of the lawsuit that it filed against Facebook-owned Oculus VR. While Oculus will lodge an appeal, ZeniMax could seek an injunction to halt sales of the Oculus Rift.

Business Tech February 2, 2017

Facebook Stock Soars After Earnings Crush Market Expectations

Facebook's released fourth quarter earnings has been favorably received by the market. The figures have outpaced projections, as it reported a profit of $3.57 billion, which is about $1.21 a share.

Business Tech February 1, 2017

Facebook Is Working On A Video-Focused App For Set-Top TV Boxes: This Is How It Will Work

A report claims that Facebook is working on a video-focused app for set-top TV boxes such as Apple TV. Facebook is also holding discussions with various media companies on the possible licensing of long-form TV-quality programs.

Apps/Software February 1, 2017

Facebook Releases New Tool That'll Keep Your Online Accounts Safe Even When Hackers Access Your Email

Facebook announced a security tool that could make it easier to use a two-factor authentication to protect your accounts online. It is currently available for GitHub but is expected to be adopted by other companies soon.

Internet January 31, 2017

Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft And Other Silicon Valley Companies Denounce Immigration Ban

Several companies in the U.S. have denounced the immigration ban brought forth by the executive order decreed by the Trump administration. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and more have come forward to voice their thoughts.

Business Tech January 30, 2017

Facebook Earnings Call: Expectations Strong But Analysts Predict Ad Growth Slowdown

Analysts have projected that Facebook's next earnings report will continue the growth posted in previous quarters. This could, however, be affected by Facebook's own pronouncement that it is facing a decline in ad placements.

Internet January 30, 2017

Facebook Introduces Security Keys To Help Users Keep Hackers At Bay

Facebook has added the use of physical security keys to protect your accounts from hackers. The new authentication method is not mandatory but experts recommend it to those who want protection even from the most advanced hacks.

Internet January 27, 2017

Facebook Gives Longer Videos Better Chances Of Ranking High On Your News Feed

Facebook announced that a small tweak to its algorithm will now surface longer videos to your News Feed. While the company maintains it is for the sake of providing more relevant content, some sources think there is another ulterior motive.

Internet January 27, 2017

Ex-Android Senior And Xiaomi Global VP Hugo Barra Joins Facebook To Lead Team Oculus, VR Efforts

Facebook has tapped former Xiaomi global VP Hugo Barra to lead its virtual reality efforts. Barra will join Facebook as the new vice president of virtual reality, in charge of Team Oculus.

Business Tech January 26, 2017

Facebook Updates 'Trending' Feature To Fight Fake News, Removes Personalized Topics

Facebook has now rolled out an update to its Trending Topics feature, depersonalizing its featured articles, improving the topic selection algorithm, and more. Facebook said that the improvements will help cut back on fake news.

Internet January 26, 2017

Facebook Takes A Page From Snapchat's Playbook Again, Starts Testing 'Stories' Tool

Facebook has yet again taken another Snapchat feature and made it its own. It’s called Stories, borrowing the name from Instagram, and it features photos or videos that disappear after a day.

Apps/Software January 26, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Not Planning To Run For President, As He's Focusing On Facebook And Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Mark Zuckerberg has rejected claims that he is going to run for president. He argued that he is focused on running Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative but a number of observers are not convinced.

Internet January 25, 2017

Fake News 'Vaccine' May Help Provide Immunity Against Misinformation Spreading On Facebook

Amid proliferation of fake news on social media and the internet, researchers developed a psychological tool to fight misinformation. How does it work?

Neuroscience January 23, 2017

Security Experts Push To Have WhatsApp 'Backdoor' Story By The Guardian Retracted

A group of security experts has called The Guardian to retract its story calling one of WhatsApp's features as a security vulnerability. Critics argue that it is forcing users to turn to less secure alternatives.

Apps/Software January 22, 2017

How Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Profile Stays Squeaky Clean: It's All Thanks To His PR Team

Mark Zuckerberg is committed to changing his image from an intense hoodie-wearing billionaire to a more mature and charismatic titan of industry -- all with the help of his Facebook PR team, of course.

Business Tech January 21, 2017

LinkedIn Redesigns Desktop Website: Chatbots, Search And Messaging Improvements, And More Added

LinkedIn launched its new website with the goal of simplifying user experience and encouraging users to share ideas and engage in conversations. The company stated that everything has been built from the ground up.

Internet January 20, 2017

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