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Facebook adds new features to video capabilities

The social networking giant made the announcement during a session at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) taking place here.

Sep 17, 2019, 13:19 PM IST

Facebook may limit posts lacking authenticity

Updating its Community Standards, Facebook said that besides authenticity, it focuses on upholding three other values while limiting expressions - safety, dignity and privacy.

Sep 13, 2019, 18:03 PM IST

Facebook Dating with Secret Crush feature launched in US

Facebook said it is also giving people the ability to integrate their Instagram posts directly into their Dating profile and giving them the ability to add Instagram followers to their Secret Crush lists, in addition to Facebook friends.

Sep 06, 2019, 15:10 PM IST

Over 419 million Facebook users' phone numbers exposed online

The database included 133 million records of US-based Facebook users, 18 million records of UK users and more than 50 million records of users in Vietnam.

Sep 05, 2019, 09:35 AM IST

Facebook's movie ads now include showtime, ticket details

Moviegoers often discover a film months before its release but they often need reminders when a film they care is about to hit theatres.

Aug 16, 2019, 14:51 PM IST

Facebook to double women workforce globally in 5 years

In its 2019 diversity report, Facebook said it has people of diverse backgrounds and experiences, more people of colour, more women in both technical and business roles, and more under-represented people in leadership.

Jul 10, 2019, 12:32 PM IST

Facebook to tell users how it makes money

The updates, effective from July 31, are the result of Facebook's work with the European Consumer Protection Cooperation Network and inputs from ongoing conversations with regulators, policymakers and consumer protection experts around the world, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Jun 28, 2019, 13:44 PM IST

Facebook faces trial over data breach affecting 30mn users

In September, Facebook admitted that unknown hackers exploited three bugs to steal the personal details of 50 million users -- later adjusted to 30 million.

Jun 25, 2019, 11:12 AM IST

Facebook pulls down over 3 billion fake accounts

Facebook disabled 1.2 billion accounts in Q4 2018 and 2.19 billion in Q1 2019.

May 24, 2019, 11:08 AM IST

Private messages of 120 mn Facebook users hacked: Report

According to Digital Trends, the latest hack involves the use of browser extensions.

Nov 05, 2018, 11:03 AM IST

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

Not just Facebook, Twitter also sold data to Cambridge Analytica researcher

Twitter, however, said it had banned GSR and Cambridge Analytica from buying data or running adverts on the website and that no private data had been accessed.

Apr 30, 2018, 17:49 PM IST

Facebook starts rolling out 'downvote' button

Facebook confirmed the test in February this year.

Apr 30, 2018, 09:57 AM IST

Facebook to put 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

Facebook members outside the United States and Canada, whether they know it or not, are currently governed by terms of service agreed with the company`s international headquarters in Ireland.

Apr 19, 2018, 12:12 PM IST

Facebook testing new 'greetings' features

Under the `Hello` button on you friend`s profile, the new options can be seen by just holding the button.

Dec 10, 2017, 12:48 PM IST

Facebook may soon ask you to upload your photo for security

The social media giant is using a new kind of captcha -- a type of challenge-response test used in computing to determine whether or not the user is human -- to verify whether a user is a real person or just a bot.


Nov 29, 2017, 16:44 PM IST

Indians prefer YouTube for music, Facebook for news: Study

With a userbase of over 400 million in India, Youtube is the biggest platform for video content. While with over 241 million users, Facebook is India`s leading social media platform. 

Nov 07, 2017, 16:18 PM IST

Now you can print old photos via Kodak Facebook chatbot

To print a an old photo, users have to start a chat thread with the Kodak Moments Assistant on Facebook Messenger.

Sep 22, 2017, 11:29 AM IST

Facebook testing feature to find potential friends

The option, which is not available for all users as of now, gives potential friends` information like the events they both have attended, pages they like, places they have worked or lived.

Sep 08, 2017, 12:43 PM IST

Facebook rolls out videos to 'Watch' in US

A new "Watch" tab popped up for Facebook users in the US as the social media giant rolled out funded shows on its redesigned video platform for creators and publishers.

Sep 01, 2017, 12:58 PM IST