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Facebook expands fact-checking initiative to new countries

Facebook expands fact-checking initiative to new countries

Checking facts related to Facebook posts is expected to be even stronger now.

Jun 22, 2018, 11:12 AM IST
Facebook testing subscriptions for private groups

Facebook testing subscriptions for private groups

Parenting, cooking and home cleaning private groups on the social networking platform will be the first ones to access the new feature as part of a pilot programme.

Jun 21, 2018, 11:27 AM IST
Facebook may unveil eye-tracking technology in future

Facebook may unveil eye-tracking technology in future

Facebook already has two patents titled Dynamic eye tracking calibration and Techniques for emotion detection and content delivery.

Jun 14, 2018, 11:30 AM IST
Vietnam lawmakers approve cyber law, tighten rules on Google, Facebook

Vietnam lawmakers approve cyber law, tighten rules on Google, Facebook

The law would require Facebook, Google and other global technology firms to store locally "important" personal data on users in Vietnam and open offices in the country.

Jun 12, 2018, 11:02 AM IST
18-year-old Kolkata woman commits suicide, streams act live on Facebook

18-year-old Kolkata woman commits suicide, streams act live on Facebook

She had streamed the entire incident live on Facebook with a person standing on the other side and watching the entire act.

Jun 12, 2018, 10:21 AM IST
Another privacy goof-up? FB bug asked 14 million users to make public post

Another privacy goof-up? FB bug asked 14 million users to make public post

Facebook says that the problem has been fixed and they are letting the affected users know.

Jun 08, 2018, 09:04 AM IST
Former head of Cambridge Analytica to testify over use of Facebook data in elections

Former head of Cambridge Analytica to testify over use of Facebook data in elections

Cambridge Analytica filed for bankruptcy earlier this year after former employees alleged that it used personal information harvested from Facebook accounts to target voters during Donald Trump's 2016 US presidential campaign.

Jun 06, 2018, 16:24 PM IST
Facebook confirms data sharing with Chinese companies, including Huawei and Oppo

Facebook confirms data sharing with Chinese companies, including Huawei and Oppo

Media reports in the US have raised concerns over user data being shared without their knowledge - a charge denied by Facebook.

Jun 06, 2018, 08:57 AM IST
Apple jams Facebook's web-tracking tools

Apple jams Facebook's web-tracking tools

The move is likely to add to tensions between the two companies.

Jun 05, 2018, 13:44 PM IST
Facebook kills 'trending' topics, tests breaking news label

Facebook kills 'trending' topics, tests breaking news label

When Facebook launched "trending" in 2014 as a list of headlines to the side of the main news feed, it was a straightforward move to steal users from Twitter by giving them a quick look at the most popular news of the moment. 

Jun 02, 2018, 07:56 AM IST
 J&K police crackdowns on 'keypad jehadis' who spew venom on social media to create unrest

J&K police crackdowns on 'keypad jehadis' who spew venom on social media to create unrest

The Jammu and Kashmir Police have registered cases against five Twitter handles and filed complaints with service providers against misleading posts on Facebook and WhatsApp.

May 27, 2018, 22:03 PM IST
Once in race for White House, Hillary Clinton now wants to be Facebook CEO

Once in race for White House, Hillary Clinton now wants to be Facebook CEO

Facebook is working to win back its users' trust following a series of recent controversies, including the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

May 27, 2018, 12:35 PM IST
Facebook, Twitter introduce new guidelines for political ads

Facebook, Twitter introduce new guidelines for political ads

Facebook has begun labelling all political and issue ads, including a "Paid for by" disclosure from the advertiser at the top of the advertisement.

May 25, 2018, 17:58 PM IST
Facebook refuses to compensate users over misuse of personal data by Cambridge Analytica

Facebook refuses to compensate users over misuse of personal data by Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica used the data of millions of Facebook users to target ads during political campaigns, including the US presidential vote. 

May 25, 2018, 07:04 AM IST
Instagram's new feature to allow users to 'mute' other accounts

Instagram's new feature to allow users to 'mute' other accounts

This feature will expand the user-control over Instagram's algorithmic feed that prioritises accounts and posts according to user-interests.

May 24, 2018, 18:01 PM IST
Denied permission to marry Facebook friend, Delhi man kills parents

Denied permission to marry Facebook friend, Delhi man kills parents

A 26-year-old man allegedly killed his parents, after they denied him permission to marry a woman who he befriended on Facebook, in southeast Delhi's Jamia Nagar, the police said on Tuesday.

May 23, 2018, 08:34 AM IST
Facebook shut 583 million fake accounts

Facebook shut 583 million fake accounts

Facebook pulled or slapped warnings on nearly 30 million posts containing sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech during the first quarter.

May 16, 2018, 14:59 PM IST
Stung by data leak, Facebook goes after fake accounts, axes 583 million profiles in 3 months

Stung by data leak, Facebook goes after fake accounts, axes 583 million profiles in 3 months

Responding to calls for transparency after the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, Facebook said those closures came on top of blocking millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day.

May 16, 2018, 08:40 AM IST
All you need to know: May 11, 2018

All you need to know: May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018, 19:46 PM IST
Facebook responds to government notice, assures protection of user data

Facebook responds to government notice, assures protection of user data

"We are committed to protecting people's information and safeguarding the integrity of elections in India," a Facebook spokesperson said in an e-mail.

May 11, 2018, 19:02 PM IST

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