WhatsApp rolls out 5-chat message forwarding limit globally

Monday, 21 January 2019 16:14
Aiming to curb fake news, Facebook-owned platform WhatsApp on Monday announced it has globally lowered to five the forward limit for chats — a feature first launched in India last July. “Starting today, WhatsApp will be implementing this change, globally…

Facebook faces ‘record-setting’ fine over privacy violations: Report

Saturday, 19 January 2019 17:01
Facebook is facing a “record-setting” fine from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its handling of user data and privacy violations. According to a report in The New York Times citing sources late Friday, the FTC “is in the…

Facebook testing ‘LOL’ app to woo kids, experts wary

Saturday, 19 January 2019 14:51
In a fresh attempt to woo children into joining its network and boost user growth, Facebook is testing a new hub called “LOL” that will let kids share and post humorous meme content. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch late…

Facebook kills over 300 Russia-linked fake accounts, Pages

Friday, 18 January 2019 09:52
Social networking giant Facebook on Thursday killed over 300 fake Pages and accounts linked to Russia that it said was “engaging in coordinated inauthentic behaviour”, almost two years after the US presidential election. The social media giant removed 364 Pages…

Facebook commits $300 mn to support local news

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 10:10
Facebook has announced to invest over $300 million over the next three years to support local news organisations. In a blog post, Campbell Brown, Vice President, Global News Partnerships, said that Facebook wants to support local journalists and newsrooms with…

WhatsApp working on fingerprint authentication for chats: Report

Thursday, 10 January 2019 09:21
Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a fingerprint authentication feature to protect its users’ chats from being seen by others. According to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the feature is current under development in Beta…

Facebook tracks even those Android users who don’t have the app: Study

Friday, 04 January 2019 09:59
Making things worse for Facebook, which is already mired in controversies surrounding data leaks of tens of millions of its users, a new research has found that the social media giant tracks even those Android users who do not use…

Watching peppy videos online could make you happier

Thursday, 03 January 2019 10:30
Watching high-spirited videos on YouTube after a long day at work could pep you up a bit as researchers have found that people mirror the emotions of those they see online. When a YouTuber posts a video with a generally…

Facebook testing dark mode for Messenger in some countries

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 16:26
After experimenting to bring changes to the user interface (UI) of Messenger, Facebook is finally testing a dark mode for the messaging app and platform in some countries. Facebook Messenger has over one billion monthly active users and back in…

Twitter accounts still vulnerable, say experts

Tuesday, 01 January 2019 17:13
Despite claims of a fix by Twitter, researchers at a Britain-based security firm who earlier hijacked accounts of several celebrities and journalists to expose a vulnerability have said that the loophole still persists at the popular social media platform. Insinia…