Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook Launches User Review for Ads, May Ban Advertisers Based on Feedback

Facebook said on Tuesday it would allow users to review businesses that advertise on the social network and possibly ban those that receive the most negative feedback. The move is aimed at cracking down on businesses whose ads mislead users into buying low-quality goods or services or firms that fail to deliver products in their stated shipping time. Facebook users can ... Read More »

Xiaomi Is More Like Facebook Than Apple

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi’s razor-thin hardware margins are offset by its ad sales Advertising accounted for nearly 57 percent of its revenue last year Xiaomi can also make money by pushing third-party apps That’s the mantra that you’ll surely hear most as Xiaomi tries to convince investors that a hardware company with razor-thin margins is worth $100 billion. “We pioneered an amazing, innovative business model ... Read More »

Facebook to Train 60,000 Indian Women on Internet Safety

Facebook on Wednesday said it entered into a partnership with National Commission for Women (NCW) to launch a digital literacy programme aimed at training 60,000 women in universities across India on safe use of the Internet, social media and email in a year. Launched in collaboration with Cyber Peace Foundation, the pilot programme will enable trainees to differentiate between credible and ... Read More »

Facebook Suggests No Compensation for EU Users Affected by Data Breach

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is unlikely to compensate 2.7 million European users Their data was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica Sensitive bank account data had not been shared: Facebook Facebook is unlikely to compensate the 2.7 million European users whose data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica because sensitive bank account data had not been shared, the company said on Wednesday. The world’s ... Read More »

Facebook Alleged to Collect User Data From Texts and Photos

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook accused of collecting information on users through its apps A filing was submitted to a court in San Mateo, California Facebook allegedly used methods including tracking users’ locations Already under fire for misuse of users’ data after the Cambridge Analytica scandal came to light, a new filing in a California lawsuit now alleges that Facebook collected information on users and their friends ... Read More »

Facebook Privacy Review Now Available in 11 Indian Languages; Privacy Info to Become More Transparent

HIGHLIGHTS The update will be available on the Facebook for Android app This comes in the wake of GDPR implementation in Europe Users will see the developments in the coming weeks Facebook on Friday announced that it is rolling out privacy review in 11 Indian languages, starting with Facebook for Android users in the country. This comes in the wake of the company’s ... Read More »

EU GDPR Rollout: Complaints Against Google, Facebook Under New Privacy Law

A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it’s filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users’ consent under new EU privacy rules – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Starting Friday, companies that collect or process the personal information of EU residents must comply with new rules that protect the privacy of people’s data. The group NOYB.EU ... Read More »

Xiaomi Is More Like Facebook Than Apple

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi’s razor-thin hardware margins are offset by its ad sales Advertising accounted for nearly 57 percent of its revenue last year Xiaomi can also make money by pushing third-party apps That’s the mantra that you’ll surely hear most as Xiaomi tries to convince investors that a hardware company with razor-thin margins is worth $100 billion. “We pioneered an amazing, innovative business model ... Read More »

Facebook Is Said to Research Ad-Free Subscription-Based Version

HIGHLIGHTS Now there’s more internal momentum to pursue such an option During testimony, Zuckerberg left the door open for subscription option Company generated virtually all its revenue last year by selling ads Facebook has been conducting market research in recent weeks to determine whether an ad-free version paid by subscriptions would spur more people to join the social network, according to ... Read More »

WhatsApp Business App Has Over 3 Million Users, Says Facebook

WhatsApp Business is only available for Android at the moment WhatsApp Business has an active user base of over 3 million people, Mark Zuckerberg has said. The WhatsApp Business user base was revealed in Facebook’s Q1 2018 earnings call, Venture Beat reportedlate on Wednesday It is a standalone app separate from the other version of WhatsApp used by 1.5 billion people, was launched in January for Android users in six countries – ... Read More »