At Facebook, mere “sharing” is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer satisfied with helping people share baby pictures and live video via the social network he created.
Facebook is no longer just about “connecting the world.” Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg has written a new mission statement: to “give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.” Facebook said it aims to have 1 billion people involved in “meaningful groups.”
WhatsApp has emerged as the top social platform for sharing news, which is starting to rival Facebook. According to Digital News Report 2017, which conducted the research in 30 countries and five continents, the use of WhatsApp for news has “jumped significantly” in the last year.
Facebook Profile Picture Guard is a new tool from the company, designed specifically for the Indian market. Profile picture theft is a serious problem in the Indian market, and Facebook, which has over 200 million users in India has decided to do something about it.
In its bid to empower women in India, Facebook has announced it is piloting new tools that will give them more control over who can download and share their profile pictures that include their faces. The company is exploring ways people could more easily add designs to profile pictures.
ZeniMax Media Inc.’s request for a court order blocking sales of unspecified models of the Oculus Rift, which is priced at $600 with controllers, follows a $500 million verdict in February over claims that Oculus and some of its executives purloined proprietary information when they designed the headset prototype.
Facebook confirmed the security breach in a statement to Guardian, and said the company has fixed the issue. Further, according to the report, Facebook has made technical changes to “better detect and prevent these types of issues from occurring”.
With the $70 billion TV advertising market in its sights, Facebook Inc. is starting to bankroll the creation of video series that will begin to appear on the world’s largest social network later this year. Facebook is closing deals for its first batch of shows.
Facebook and other internet companies face growing government pressure to identify and prevent the spread of terrorist propaganda and recruiting messages on their services. In most cases, Facebook only removes objectionable material if users first report it.
The bots were introduced by researchers at Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR). Facebook claims the bots got smart enough to negotiate with humans such that they did not realise they were dealing with a machine. It has the ability to engage in a meaningful conversation.
One of the biggest, and probably the most anticipated features is introduction of GIFs for comments. Yes, Facebook is finally rolling out the ability to add GIFs in comments. The feature is available for everyone on Facebook globally. Here’s how to use.
Small businesses in India are increasingly turning to each other to learn and share ideas in the contemporary digital economy a survey by Facebook has found. Businesses look to each other to master the new mobile environment, said the social media platform.
More than 70 per cent of smartphone apps are reporting personal data to third-party companies like Google and Facebook, a new study has warned. When people install a new smartphone app, it asks for the user’s permission before accessing personal information.
The conviction of Taimoor Raza, 30, follows a high-profile crackdown against blasphemy on social media by the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Facebook has decided to move the massive WhatsApp data from IBM Cloud to its own data centres. According to a report in CNBC, Facebook-owned WhatsApp, used by 1.2 billion people across the globe, has been one of IBM’s top five public cloud customers in terms of revenue