Facebook wants to launch own Internet satellite in 2019: Report

San Francisco, July 21 (IANS): As part of its plan to connect billions of people who are still offline, Facebook is working on launching Athena, its own Internet satellite, early in 2019, the WIRED reported.   According to an application Facebook appears to have filed with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under the name […]

Facebook faces $660,000 fine in UK for data leak

Facebook faces $660,000 fine in UK for data leak

London, July 11 (IANS): UK’s data protection watchdog plans to slap a fine of 500,000 pounds ($662,501) on Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica data leak scandal. This is the highest permitted fine under Britain’s data protection law. In its investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found that Facebook broke British law by failing to safeguard […]

Bug unblocked people from 800,000 users’ list: Facebook

Bug unblocked people from 800,000 users’ list: Facebook

San Francisco, July 3 (IANS): In yet another privacy goof-up, Facebook has admitted that over 800,000 users were affected by a bug on its platform and Messenger that unblocked some people these users had blocked.   The bug was active between May 29 and June 5 — and while someone who was unblocked could not […]

Facebook shuts down three of its apps

Facebook shuts down three of its apps

San Francisco, July 3 (IANS): Facebook has announced it is shutting down its fitness app “Moves”, Android app “Hello” and anonymous social media app “tbh”. Facebook is deprecating these apps due to low usage, the company wrote in a blog post late on Monday.   Launched in 2014, the fitness app “Moves” was curated to […]

‘Your Time On Facebook’ may soon be monitored

San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) Facebook has reportedly introduced a new feature, tentatively titled “Your Time On Facebook”, that would provide information about how much time users spent on the platform each day in a week, along with the average time spent on the site per day.   The new feature would offer users the option […]

Facebook begins fact-checking news in poll-bound Karnataka

Facebook begins fact-checking news in poll-bound Karnataka

NEW DELHI, APRIL 18 (IANS): With Karnataka heading for the polls in May, Facebook has announced a third-party fact-checking programme in the state to fight spread of fake news on its platform. The social media giant on Tuesday announced a partnership with BOOM, an independent digital journalism initiative, for a pilot programme that will be […]

New algorithm may help locate fake Facebook, Twitter accounts

New algorithm may help locate fake Facebook, Twitter accounts

  New York, April 18 (IANS):  Scientists have developed a new generic algorithm based on machine-learning to detect fake accounts on social network platforms including Facebook and Twitter, an advance with considerable potential for applications in the cyber-security arena.   “With recent disturbing news about failures to safeguard user privacy, and targeted use of social […]

Find ‘Settings’ easily with Facebook Bookmarks menu facelift

Find ‘Settings’ easily with Facebook Bookmarks menu facelift

San Francisco, April 15 (IANS) Facebook has refreshed its Bookmarks menu to let users navigate, access and make changes to their privacy settings easily. The updates will be rolled out globally over the next two weeks.   Users can now access various Facebook settings, including Account Settings, Privacy Shortcuts, News Feed Preferences, Activity Log, Payments […]

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