Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook, Google, WhatsApp Looking to Fortify User Data Security: Report

As Apple battles the US government over encryption to unlock an iPhone used by an attacker in a mass shooting in San Bernadino last year, top US companies Google, Facebook and Snapchat are expanding encryption of user data in their services, media reported. According to The Guardian, while WhatsApp is set to roll out encryption for its voice calls in ... Read More »

Ivory Coast Attack: Facebook Slammed for Safety Check ‘Failure’

In the latest controversy over the implementation of its Safety Check tool, users are questioning social media giant Facebook why it failed to turn on the feature after an attack in Cote d’Ivoire on March 14. Built in the wake of the 2011 tsunami in Japan, the Safety Check location tool allows users to “check-in” and assure their contacts that ... Read More »

Facebook CEO’s Run Through Beijing Smog Stirs Chinese Public

A photo of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg jogging Friday morning in downtown Beijing’s notorious smog has prompted a torrent of amusing comments and some mockery on Chinese social media. Zuckerberg is a favorite personality among the Chinese public, despite Facebook being banned in the country alongside other overseas social media platforms. He’s also become somewhat notorious for persistent yet so ... Read More »

Facebook Stumbles Again With ‘Safety Check’ After Lahore Blast

Facebook Inc apologized to users on the other side of the world from Sunday’s suicide bombing in Pakistan who received computer-addressed notices asking if they were safe. Facebook users as far away as New York and Virginia showed notifications they received on social media site Twitter. “Unfortunately, many people not affected by the crisis received a notification asking if they ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger May Soon Let You Pay in Offline Stores: Report

Over the past few months, Facebook has been aggressively making its instant messenger Messengermore capable by adding the ability to send money to a friend and talk to an AI bot. It seems the company has two more interesting features lined up, if the code of the iOS app is any indication. According to a report, Facebook could soon add ... Read More »

Now Facebook Users Can Tell Their Music Stories

Facebook on Thursday announced Music Stories, a feature in its iPhone app that lets users post links to music they like with comments. Clicking the link will launch a 30-second preview of the music, which is streamed from either Apple Music or Spotify. Listeners then can purchase the music from the service or save it to their account there. Facebook ... Read More »

Facebook to Broaden Use of Safety Check in Disasters

During the rapidly unfolding Mumbai-style attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris, large numbers of residents and visitors to the city used social media to let loved ones and officials know they were hiding from the ISIS gunmen, injured, or safe and out of harm’s way. Wider Deployment Facebook on Sunday said it would widen the deployment of ... Read More »

Facebook is giving away a powerful new technology for building smart computers

Facebook Facebook is giving away the design of this piece of hardware, called Big Sur, that helps computers think and learn. On Thursday, Facebook’s industry-changing Open Compute Project (OCP) took on one of the biggest, most important new fields in tech: machine learning and artificial intelligence.Facebook is giving away for free some hardware designs that make computers smarter and able ... Read More »

Facebook’s Oculus VR Taps Netflix to Take Virtual Reality Mainstream

Virtual reality won’t just be another technology for hard-core nerds, if Mark Zuckerberg gets his way. Facebook Inc.’s Oculus will sell movies, video games and streaming services via its virtual reality headsets, seeking to make the devices more appealing to average consumers, the company announced during a presentation in Hollywood on Thursday. Partners include 21st Century Fox Inc. and Lions ... Read More »

Facebook Opens First Office in Thailand, Says 34 Million Thais Use the Service

Facebook opened its first office in Thailand Thursday as the social network company expanded its footprint in Asia, its fastest-growing region. More than 34 million people in Thailand log into Facebook’s 1.5-billion user network each month, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg wrote on her Facebook page. Thai Facebook users are some of the most engaged, Sandberg wrote, posting online three ... Read More »