More than 100 child advocates, civil society groups, medical experts and other individuals are urging Facebook to discontinue its Messenger app for kids, alleging that the software poses health and development risks to children. Organised by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, nineteen groups, including Common Sense Media and Public
YOU MAY HAVE heard about Facebook’s recent pledge to cut back on News Feed traffic coming from brands, businesses, and publishers. The pledge is coupled with Facebook’s 2018 resolution to take more responsibility for the wellbeing of its users—as well as, perhaps, the fake news epidemic of the last few
HIGHLIGHTS Facebook Workplace Chat is now available on Mac and Windows Facebook Workplace competes with Slack and Microsoft Teams Slack and Microsoft Teams also maintain desktop apps Facebook has quietly launched the desktop app of its team-collaboration service Workplace, called Workplace Chat. It is the latest of Facebook’s
HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is testing a new video chat app called Bonfire The company may use Bonfire to rival Houseparty app Houseparty co-founder took a jab at Facebook Facebook has confirmed that it is testing a new video chat app called Bonfire, said to rival Houseparty, in Denmark.
A new strain of malware has been spreading on Facebook, leading victims into innocuous-looking websites tailored to their system and browser preferences. Discovered by David Jacoby, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, he received a suspicious message from one of his friends who he rarely spoke to.
Keeping its word to make ‘Safety Check’ a permanent feature, Facebook is rolling out a ‘Safety Check’ page that would help users find emergency information and potentially help others in need. Facebook sees enough reason to make ‘Safety Check’ a fixture of its site as natural disasters, terrorism and
HIGHLIGHTS Update to make News Feed more conversational, easier to read and navigate Facebook improved the navigation to create a more consistent experience Facebook also announced it was rolling out new Facebook Camera features To make News Feed more conversational and easier to read and navigate, Facebook has made a few
From billboards to TV ads to endless notifications, Facebook is furiously promoting its live video feature as it tries to get more users to shoot and watch such videos. But will it be a big business for the social network? The prospects for advertisers are uncertain, and
Among Silicon Valley’s top tech employers, Facebook Inc could be the most vulnerable to US President Donald Trump’s expected crackdown on guest-worker visas, according to a Reuters analysis of US Labor Department filings. More than 15 percent of Facebook’s US employees in 2016 used a temporary work visa, giving the social media
HIGHLIGHTS Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now the fifth wealthiest man in the world Zuckerberg’s net worth hit $72.7 billion on Thursday Facebook recently reached two billion monthly users across the globe Following Facebook’s second quarter earnings report that showed the company’s stocks hit record high, CEO Mark