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Facebook Marketplace Allows Users To Connect With Electricians, Plumbers

Facebook announced that it would be helping its users connect with service professionals. The social media company would partner with Handy, HomeAdvisor, and Porch to give its users access to hundreds of thousands of professionals.

Internet

Two-Factor Authentication For Facebook Will No Longer Require A Phone Number

Facebook revealed that it is improving the sign-up process for two-factor authentication. To sign up for the security feature, users will not be required to use a phone number.

Internet

Facebook, Qualcomm Working Together To Bring High-Speed Internet To Cities Without Congestion

Wi-Fi in the cities is about to get super fast thanks to Facebook and Qualcomm’s new partnership. Facebook will leverage its 60 GHz Terragraph internet technology for the project, and field tests are already scheduled for next year.

Internet May 22, 2018

Instagram Will Tell You If You’ve Seen All New Posts Via ‘You’re All Caught Up’ Feature

Instagram will now tell you if you’ve seen all the new posts in the last 48 hours. It seems to be part of Facebook’s 'time well spent' initiative, which calls for more responsible social media usage.

Apps/Software May 22, 2018

Facebook Gets Archived Stories, Cloud Saving, And Voice Posts

Facebook is bringing three new features to its mobile app, one of which raises concerns about data privacy. Would you be willing to use Facebook as a photo storage in the cloud?

Apps/Software May 17, 2018

Facebook Reveals That It Eliminated 583 Million Fake Accounts, According To New Report

Facebook released its Community Standards Enforcement Report to showcase what the company did to protect its users. The report stated that it took down 837 million pieces of spam in the first quarter of 2018.

Internet May 15, 2018

Facebook Suspends Almost 200 Apps After Looking At Thousands Of 'Suspicious' Apps

Facebook announced their latest update regarding an investigation that is focusing on applications that might have misused users’ private data. After looking at thousands of items, around 200 apps were banned from the site.

Apps/Software May 14, 2018

Tim Cook To Duke University Graduates: 'Think Different, Be Fearless'

Tim Cook challenged graduates to 'think different' and 'be fearless' in his commencement speech at the Duke University. The Apple CEO, who graduated from the university in 1988, addressed students at his alma mater on Sunday, May 13.

Apple May 14, 2018

Facebook Avatars Could Soon Let Users Better Express Themselves, Like Snapchat Bitmoji

A new feature called Facebook Avatars is currently in the works, aiming to enable users to better express themselves on the social network. It's still in the early stages, but it looks like a Facebook version of Snapchat's Bitmoji.

Internet May 8, 2018

Facebook Rolls Out New Update That Includes Rewinding Live Videos

Facebook enhanced the Facebook Live experience for both app users and publishers. It added several new features such as the Live Rewind and crossposting that is expected to expand the social media network’s video services.

Apps/Software May 8, 2018

WhatsApp Incorporates Facebook, Instagram Video Features Into Latest iOS Update

WhatsApp gives iOS users exclusive features that will connect the app with two social media networks. Users will now be able to freely watch videos from Facebook and Instagram without leaving the app.

Apps/Software May 7, 2018

WhatsApp Black Dot Prank Message Crashes App: Here's How It Works

A WhatsApp prank message, featuring a black dot, is causing the app to hang and crash on Android smartphones for users who accept its dare. Here is the secret behind the seemingly innocent message.

Apps/Software May 7, 2018

There Will Be No Ads On Facebook Dating App: Why This Matters

You won’t see ads on Facebook’s online dating service, the company confirms. That’s probably a wise move for a company that’s embroiled in one of the worst data scandals in history.

Apps/Software May 7, 2018

More Than One Hour Use Of Social Media Daily May Harm Women's Self-Esteem

Spending more than an hour daily on social media may result in low self-esteem in women. It is, however, possible that insecure women are also drawn to social media, which they use to to make themselves feel better.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2018

Facebook Used Your Instagram Photos To Train Its Image Recognition AI: Another Privacy Issue?

To enhance its image recognition technology, Facebook has the best source of images in the world: Instagram. Could this be another privacy issue for the company, though?

Apps/Software May 5, 2018

Shopping Will Soon Be Possible Directly On Instagram

Get ready to go shopping on Instagram. The app is starting to incorporate native payments for some partners and if all goes well, Instagram could end up being a key player in the e-commerce space.

Apps/Software May 4, 2018

Cambridge Analytica Officially Shuts Down Over Facebook Data Scandal

Cambridge Analytica, a key player in Facebook’s series of data scandals, has officially shut down. Employees were reportedly told to pack up and leave their offices immediately.

Security May 4, 2018

Facebook To Launch Smart Speaker In International Markets First: Here’s Why

To avoid adding insult to its data privacy injury, Facebook will be releasing its smart speakers in international markets first. It’s smart enough to know the Cambridge Analytica scandal is still fresh in the minds of U.S. folks.

Gadgets May 3, 2018

Google Is Helping A 21-Year-Old Develop A Social Gaming Startup Called 'Arcade'

Michael Sayman is the 21-year-old founder and co-owner of Arcade. This is a social gaming startup currently in development under Google's Area 120 for experimental projects.

Google May 2, 2018

Facebook Fires Employee Who Used Company Data To Stalk Women

Facebook terminated an employee after he was accused of using company data to stalk women on Tinder. A security analyst was able to help the social network company track down the former engineer.

Internet May 2, 2018

Oculus Go Now Available: Will The $199 Standalone VR Headset Push Virtual Reality Into Mainstream?

The Oculus Go, a $199 standalone virtual reality headset that does not need to be connected to a high-end PC or smartphone to function, is now available. Will the device accelerate the entry of VR into the mainstream?

Gadgets May 2, 2018

Facebook Dating App Unveiled: Zuckerberg Throws Shade At Tinder

A Facebook dating app is coming soon, which will match users with potential love interests according to their dating profiles. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the service and took the opportunity to throw shade at other dating apps such as Tinder.

Apps/Software May 2, 2018

Facebook Is Redesigning Messenger To Make It Simpler, Cleaner, Faster

Facebook is radically redesigning its Messenger app to cut certain bloat and make a cleaner, simpler interface. Messenger Lite users, is it time to switch back?

Apps/Software May 2, 2018

Facebook Rolling Out Reddit-Style Downvote Button To More Users: Pros And Cons

Facebook lends users a better way to communicate with a new and experimental downvote button that’s similar to Reddit. Perhaps it’s too optimistic that people will use it properly.

Internet May 1, 2018

WhatsApp Co-Founder Jan Koum Leaving Facebook After Clashes With Company

WhatsApp co-founder and Facebook board member Jan Koum announced his departure from the social media company. Koum joined the Facebook leadership team when WhatsApp was purchased in 2014.

Internet May 1, 2018

Facebook Messenger Kids Getting Sleep Mode Giving Parents Greater Control Over Usage

Facebook Messenger Kids will be getting a new feature that allows parents to control at what times children can access the app called Sleep Mode. This app gets a major change after facing criticisms.

Apps/Software May 1, 2018

Facebook Ad Wants You To Remember The Good Old Days: Before 'Data Misuse' And Fake News

Facebook released a video as part of its latest advertising campaign. The video highlighted how good Facebook has been before the issues of data misuse, fake news, and more came.

Apps/Software April 28, 2018

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg is regarded as one of the leading women in tech and in business. Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about the chief operating officer of Facebook.

People April 27, 2018

Facebook Shares Secret Community Standards For Censoring Users' Posts

Facebook publicly shared the previously secret community standards that it uses to police its users' posts. The rulebook shows moderators how to deal with terrorism, hate speech, racism, self-harm, and other content that are against the rules.

Apps/Software April 24, 2018

Things You Should Never Post On Facebook — You've Been Warned

If you post the wrong thing on Facebook, your account could get hacked or you could alienate your friends. Here are 20 things you should never post on social media.

Internet April 24, 2018

Facebook Knows Too Much About You, But Google Might Know Even More

The Facebook data scandal rocked the internet world, and many thought that Google was the next in line to be asked data privacy questions. Google may know much more about users than Facebook, making it a bigger security threat.

Security April 23, 2018

Facebook To Put Pre-Roll Ads In More Videos: Will They Appear In Your News Feed?

Expect to see pre-roll ads in more parts of Facebook than before. The company is starting to roll them out more broadly following successful trials, and perhaps they’ll soon become a staple of the Facebook experience.

Internet April 21, 2018

WhatsApp Gets ‘Dismiss As Admin’ Feature: Here’s What It Does

WhatsApp gets two new much-needed features. The first lets users remove a member’s administrator privileges without kicking them out of the group, and the second lets them pin high priority notifications at the top.

Apps/Software April 19, 2018

Google Responds To Report That Says Android Apps Track Kids

Google came to its defense against a study claiming that some free Android apps are violating a federal law. The study further claimed that the programs collect details regarding the online behaviors of children below 13 years old.

Google April 19, 2018

Facebook Allegedly Planning To Build Its Own Processors: What This Means For You

Mirroring Apple, Facebook is reportedly going to be developing its own processors for future hardware products. Offerings such as the Oculus Go and its planned smart speakers stand to benefit from in-house chips.

Apps/Software April 19, 2018

Here’s How Facebook Collects Your Data Even When You Never Use It

Facebook explains what kinds of data it collects and how, even from those who don’t actively use the site or don’t have an account at all. The move follows Mark Zuckerberg's recent appearance in front of the Congress.

Security April 17, 2018

Microsoft And 33 Technology Companies Vow To Prevent International Cyberwarfare Through Tech Accord

Microsoft and 33 of the world’s biggest technology companies have made a pact to not get involved in international cyberwarfare. Through a document called the Tech Accord, these companies laid out their vision to help their users everywhere.

Security April 17, 2018

Amid #DeleteFacebook Scandal, Dating App Bumble Will Let Users Log In Without A Facebook Account

Dating app Bumble changed its login and registration system to bypass Facebook altogether. The change goes into effect on April 17 as a response to the whole #DeleteFacebook scandal.

Apps/Software April 16, 2018

Facebook Stories Is Getting AR 3D Drawing And Instagram's Boomerang

Facebook announced two new features coming to Stories: 3D drawings with AR applications and Boomerang from Instagram. Despite criticisms of copying Snapchat and Instagram, the company is committed to getting more people to use its Facebook Camera.

Apps/Software April 14, 2018

You Will Soon Be Able To Download Your Instagram Data, But Why Would You Want To?

In response to a TechCrunch report, a spokesperson said that a tool to allow users to download Instagram data is in the works. It is unclear when the tool will be released and why Instagram users would use it.

Apps/Software April 12, 2018

Facebook Data Abuse Bounty Program Will Pay You Up To $40,000 For Catching Data Thieves Like Cambridge Analytica

Facebook launched the Data Abuse Bounty program, which invites users to help the social network identify apps and companies that are collecting and abusing Facebook data. The program is offering a reward of up to $40,000.

Security April 12, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg Tells The House That His Data Was Stolen By Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg is once again testifying before Congress, this time before the House of Representatives. The Facebook CEO stated that his personal data was taken by Cambridge Analytica.

Apps/Software April 11, 2018

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before Congress In Front Of 44 Senators, Here's Why It Matters

Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress regarding the company's recent missteps. Zuckerberg outlined what the company plans to do to prevent these things from happening again.

Internet April 11, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Nope, We’re Not Secretly Listening To Your Conversations

Despite what the conspiracy theorists claim, Facebook doesn’t secretly listen to your conversations, CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirms. The embattled executive has to do more than deny to rebuild the public’s trust.

Security April 11, 2018

If Your Facebook Data Was Stolen, This Is What You'll See On Your News Feed

Facebook users will start to see notifications in their News Feed regarding the apps and websites that have used their data. The kind of notification will reveal if a user was affected by the data breach related to Cambridge Analytica.

Security April 9, 2018

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