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Child Advocates Urge Facebook to End Messenger Kids

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

CAN’T GET YOUR NEWS FROM FACEBOOK ANYMORE? TRY THESE 6 APPS

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

Facebook Workplace Chat App Launched for Mac, Windows

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

Facebook Testing Bonfire, a New Video Chat App

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.

Facebook malware adapts to your web browser, operating system [Update]

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.

Facebook Safety Check Becomes a Permanent Feature With Its Own Section

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

Facebook News Feed Gets a Major Redesign, Camera Gets New Features

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

Why Facebook Keeps Pushing You to Go ‘Live’ With Video

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

H-1B Visa Rules 2017: Facebook Most Vulnerable to Expected Restrictions

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

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Becomes World’s Fifth Richest Person: Fortune

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