Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

WhatsApp to start sharing user data with Facebook

WhatsApp to start sharing user data with Facebook

After WhatsApp was bought by Facebook in 2014, users worried that the messaging app’s strong stance on privacy might be compromised. Co-founder Jan Koum hoped to stem these fears, writing in a blog post at the time: “Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA, and we built WhatsApp around the goal of knowing...

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The White House is now accepting letters over Facebook Messenger

The White House is now accepting letters over Facebook Messenger

The White House has opened up a new Facebook Messenger channel, and will use the channel to actively relay notes to President Obama. According to the announcement, it’s part of the president’s long-standing practice of reading 10 letters from constituents every day. Traditionally, those are regular postal letters, but the White House staff will...

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Facebook activates Safety Check for first time in US after Orlando shooting

Facebook activates Safety Check for first time in US after Orlando shooting

Facebook has switched on its Safety Check feature for users in the US following the attack in Orlando early this morning that left at least 50 people dead — the worst mass shooting in US history. The feature allows you to notify friends whether you’re in the affected area and mark yourself and others as...

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Facebook takes on its freebooting problem with Rights Manager

Facebook takes on its freebooting problem with Rights Manager

Facebook is attempting to tackle its freebooting issue with a new tool for content creators. Called Rights Manager, the tool allows video makers to set parameters that prevent copyright violators from lifting original content and uploading them elsewhere. The launch represents Facebook’s first big move to uphold copyright, and should please users looking to build...

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Zuckerberg’s future vision: Worldwide Facebook access, virtual reality, solar Internet plane

Zuckerberg’s future vision: Worldwide Facebook access, virtual reality, solar Internet plane

Doug G. WareSAN FRANCISCO, April 12 (UPI) — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday laid out an ambitious 10-year plan to connect the world’s 7 billion people via his company’s social media network. Latest News – UPI.com

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The New York Times may make it harder to use Facebook and Twitter to jump its paywall

The New York Times may make it harder to use Facebook and Twitter to jump its paywall

The New York Times has one million digital subscribers, but it wants more. Now it looks like it’s trying to get them by plugging holes in its paywall. The Times is experimenting with limiting the number of stories that Facebook and Twitter users can read each month without paying for a subscription. Two months...

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Instagram will start showing posts out of order, like Facebook

Instagram will start showing posts out of order, like Facebook

Instagram is testing a more personalized feed for its users, the company said today. The reorganized feed relies on an algorithm to sort images and videos based on what users are likely to be most interested in. The social media platform currently organizes posts from newest to oldest, which often leads to missing posts from...

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Facebook and Twitter join Apple’s side in encryption battle

Facebook and Twitter join Apple’s side in encryption battle

Both Facebook and Twitter joined the growing number of tech companies standing in solidarity with Apple over its decision to fight a court order demanding it help the FBI break into the iPhone 5c used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. Less than 24 hours earlier, it was Google backing up Apple over the government’s overreach...

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This is how something starts trending on Facebook

This is how something starts trending on Facebook

Facebook wants to own the internet. It wants to be the first and last place you go when logging onto your computer, and it’s doing that by becoming far more than just a social network. The company is best known for its News Feed where you primarily see updates from your friends and the...

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Facebook is developing millimeter-wave networks for Internet.org

Facebook is developing millimeter-wave networks for Internet.org

When Starry announced its new venture for gigabit mesh networks in January, it was hailed as ambitious, innovative, and more than a little far-fetched. But Starry isn’t the only company developing the technology. Patent records obtained by The Verge show that Facebook is actively developing an extremely similar technology. One patent — filed by Facebook...

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