Tag Archives: Facebook

Oculus Connect 4: Rift Core 2.0, 3D Posts, Venues, Oculus Home and Everything Else Facebook Announced

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook held Oculus Connect 4 event on Wednesday The company announced new Oculus Go headset It also announced a range of software improvements and features At its Oculus Connect 4 developer event in San Jose, Facebook unveiled the new portable VR headset called Oculus Go, an affordable VR headset that the company’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring to a billion ... Read More »

Facebook Says 10 Million US Users Saw Russia-Linked Ads

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook said US people saw ads bought in Russia on president’s elections 44 percent of the ads were seen before the November 2016 election Russia has denied any involvement with the Facebook ads Some 10 million people in the United States saw politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company said were purchased in Russia in the months before and after ... Read More »

Google, Facebook Tax to Be Proposed by EU in 2018: Juncker

The EU will propose a new tax on tech giants such as Google and Facebook next year despite opposition by several states that fear a blow to their economies, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday. Championed by French President Emmanuel Macron, the new tax on digital multinationals will target revenue generated in an EU country, instead of on profits that are booked in ... Read More »

Facebook Camera Now Lets You Capture 360-Degree Photos

Making 360-degree photos more of a common experience, Facebook has rolled out an update letting users capture 360-degree photos using its in-app camera. The update has been rolled out in both iOS and Android and includes the abilities to zoom and tag friends. According to a TechCrunch report on Wednesday, these 360-degree images or those from any other sources can be used as “Cover ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Plagued With Malicious Links Spreading Malware: Kaspersky

The latest social chat service to become a victim of malicious malware and adware links is Facebook Messenger. According to Kaspersky Labs, cybercriminals are sending malicious links to Facebook Messenger users, helping track browser activity and display targeted advertisements – and thereby generating revenue. Interestingly, the malicious link arrives through one of your friends account on Messenger to fake legitimacy. The ... Read More »

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger May Still Put User Information at Risk, Claims Study

HIGHLIGHTS Apps like Messenger, Whatsapp are leaving themselves exposed to hacking Users are unaware of security options like authentication ceremony Important to identify message recipient before sending out sensitive info Do you know that despite the end-to-end encryption provided by popular messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Viber, your sensitive information is vulnerable to hacking? A research report has highlighted the importance ... Read More »

Facebook, Google, Others Are Part of Wednesday’s Net Neutrality ‘Day of Action’ Protests

Visitors to Facebook, Google, Netflix and dozens of other websites will likely be greeted Wednesday by a special message about the future of the Internet, as part of a broad campaign by the companies to stop what they say is a threat to the Web as most consumers know it. In dispute are a set of federal regulations saying that Internet providers should not slow down, ... Read More »

Facebook Reports Modest Growth of Women Employees

Globally, the number of women working at Facebookhas risen to 35 percent, up from 33 percent in 2016 while their number in the technical department has risen by two per cent in the past year to 19 percent, the company said. According to a Facebook blog post on Wednesday, women now make up 27 percent of all new graduate hires in engineering and ... Read More »

Facebook Acquires AI Assistant Startup Ozlo to Make Messenger Smarter

HIGHLIGHTS Ozlo specialises in understanding text-based conversations The startup has raised $14 million from a number of investors It has 30 employees, majority of which will be joining Messenger To build out a more elaborate personal assistant for the Messenger users, Facebook has acquired an artificial intelligence (AI) startup Ozlo that specialises in understanding text-based conversations. The four-year-old startup claims that its virtual assistants can understand ... Read More »

Facebook totally dominates the list of most popular social media apps

The good times keep on rolling for Facebook, as the tech giant on Wednesday reported another stellar quarter . Thirteen years into its existence, the company is as dominant as ever. As this chart from Statista shows, Facebook runs four of the five most used social network and messaging services in the world. And it’s not really that close. That Facebook rules over these ... Read More »