Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook Looking to Extend ‘Boost Your Biz’ Programme to Villages

Social media giant Facebook Friday said it is looking to scale up extending “Boost Your Business” programme to villages in India to help entrepreneurs in improving their business prospects. “We are doing a bunch of different initiatives catered specifically to arts and crafts of India that live in villages. The challenge before us now is of scaling this up,” Head ... Read More »

Stop Posting Photos of Kids on Facebook, French Cops Warn Parents

In its bid to save children from online sexual abuse, France’s national police has urged parents to stop posting photos of their children on Facebook and other social media platforms. According to the technology website The Verge, such images can put privacy and security of the kids in danger and, if shared widely, such photos can reach sexual predators. France’s ... Read More »

Facebook Wins Ruling Cutting Hamburg Data Regulator’s Powers

Facebook Inc. scored a victory in its battle against German privacy regulators who claim they can regulate the social network’s policies. A Hamburg court halted enforcement of an order by the city’s data watchdog who had told Facebook to allow users to sign up to the social network under a pseudonym. German law doesn’t apply to Facebook’s privacy policy, as ... Read More »

Pakistani Court Sentences Man to 13 Years in Prison for Facebook Post

A Pakistani man was sentenced to 13 years in prison Thursday for allegedly posting religiously offensive material on his Facebook page, lawyers in the case said. Rizwan Haider, 25, was convicted in an anti-terrorism court of three charges including promoting sectarian hatred, after he supposedly published a post referring to Prophet Mohammed. “This case… was registered against Haider, who is ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Gets Spotify Integration; Upcoming Features Tipped

Facebook Messenger has been one of the social media giant’s most widely used apps. The company has been updating and bringing new features for the Messenger app in order to increase its active users and overall user base. While the Facebook Messenger last month got multiple account support, it now has received Spotify integration as well. In addition, according to ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Gets Dropbox File Sharing, Video Chat Heads

Messenger users can now share photos, videos, and other files saved in the Dropbox without having to leave Facebook’s standalone instant messaging app. Dropbox on Tuesday announced the new feature which will be available to both Messenger for Android and iOS users. The app will also soon support Video Chat Heads, allowing users to continue video calls while messaging other ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger’s Latest Update Shows ‘Bots and Businesses’

Facebook’s standalone instant messaging app has been rumoured to receive a new chat bot feature which allows users to have conversations with company’s automated representatives. A new update to the Messenger shows a new heading added in the app – “Bots and Businesses” – seen when searching or as contacts when creating a new message. Engadget spotted the feature first ... Read More »

Facebook to Let Users Buy Tickets Directly

Facebook users will soon be able to buy tickets directly as the social networking giant expands further into e-commerce, company officials said Tuesday. Facebook will in the coming weeks connect to ticketing leaders Ticketmaster and Eventbrite, which will offer an option to buy tickets for selected US events listed on the networking site. Eventbrite said it would provide a QR ... Read More »

Facebook Expands Free Internet Efforts, Unveils Terragraph and Project Aries

After taking to the air with drones to provide Internet to remote spots, Facebook on Wednesday unveiled new land-based systems to provide connectivity to people in urban settings. “We are really going at this problem from every possible angle,” Facebook co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg said of efforts by the social network to make Internet connectivity more widely available around ... Read More »

Facebook Will Soon Start Automatically Tagging Your Friends in Videos

Facebook at its annual developer conference made several new announcements including introducingartificial intelligence powered bots into its Messenger apps. The social giant has now also confirmed plans to add a new feature that will allow users to enable the auto-tagging feature for videos. (Also see: Facebook F8: 10 Announcements You Need to Know About) Facebook emphasised that AI (artificial intelligence) ... Read More »