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WhatsApp confirms Status Ads coming in 2020

At a Facebook Marketing Summit in the Netherlands, Facebook revealed a 2020 launch date for WhatsApp Status ads.

May 25, 2019, 10:50 AM IST

Facebook to launch its cryptocurrency next year: Report

Facebook, which owns WhatsApp and Instagram, is gearing up to launch its own cryptocurrency next year, the BBC reported on Friday.

May 24, 2019, 20:09 PM 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

647 cases of paid news registered during Lok Sabha polls: Election Commission

A total of 647 cases of paid news have been registered while 909 social media posts were removed from various social media platforms in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

May 19, 2019, 20:13 PM IST

Facebook restricts Live feature, White House snubs call for New Zealand shooting response

Washington declined to send a delegation to the meeting hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron.

May 16, 2019, 11:59 AM IST

DNA: Facebook tightens live-streaming rules

Facebook is tightening restrictions on its live-streaming feature in the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.

May 16, 2019, 00:20 AM IST

Immediately update your WhatsApp as bug installs spyware – Here's how to upgrade

Following the malicious spyware attack, Facebook-owned company has urged its 1.5 billion global users to upgrade to the latest version of  WhatsApp.

May 15, 2019, 10:05 AM IST

Facebook raising minimum wage of contractors, content moderators

The US-based company had drawn flak after reports of contract workers facing tough work conditions and getting low compensation came out. These reports suggested that some workers also suffered from post-traumatic stress.

May 14, 2019, 16:19 PM IST

WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after report of spyware attack

It said the spyware was developed by Israeli cyber surveillance company NSO Group.

May 14, 2019, 14:05 PM IST

Facebook takes down fake Italian accounts ahead of European Union election

More than half the accounts taken down supported either the 5-Star or the League, the two parties in the Rome government coalition, an official said.

May 13, 2019, 08:59 AM IST

Facebook rejects co-founder call for breakup, senator urges US antitrust probe

Facebook has been under scrutiny from regulators around the world over data sharing practices as well as hate speech and misinformation on its networks.

May 10, 2019, 00:23 AM IST

Facebook to make London hub for WhatsApp Payments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on April 24 that the company is actively working on to launch WhatsApp Pay in India.

May 08, 2019, 10:10 AM IST

Facebook activates 'I am safe' option as Cyclone Fani wreaks havoc in Odisha

The 'I am safe' option will help users to know more about people in affected areas. 

May 03, 2019, 14:08 PM IST

Facebook bans far-right leader Alex Jones, other controversial political personalities

Facebook announced the ban before removing the affected accounts, giving the account owners time to redirect their thousands of followers to other channels before the accounts disappeared.

May 03, 2019, 06:28 AM IST

Facebook bans personality quiz apps on platform following Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook has announced to ban personality quiz apps on its platform -- a move taken after the Cambridge Analytica scandal last year that helped researchers access personal information of 87 million users via the quiz app "thisisyourdigitallife".

Apr 27, 2019, 14:46 PM IST

Facebook beats profit estimates, sets aside $3 billion for privacy penalty

Shares of the world`s biggest online social network jumped more than 10 percent to $200.50 in after-hours trade.

Apr 25, 2019, 07:36 AM IST

Facebook exposed millions of Instagram passwords

Last month, Facebook said that it fixed a security issue wherein millions of its users` passwords were stored in plain text and "readable" format for years and were searchable by thousands of its employees.

Apr 19, 2019, 10:11 AM IST

Facebook working on voice assistant like Amazon Alexa

Facebook`s AI-enabled Portal video chat service currently uses Amazon`s Alexa.

Apr 18, 2019, 14:33 PM IST

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp working again after outages

However, Facebook did not specify the cause or scope of the outages. 

Apr 14, 2019, 22:15 PM IST

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram down for users worldwide

Hashtags, including #FacebookDown, #whatsappdown and #instagramdown are trending globally on Twitter. 

Apr 14, 2019, 18:09 PM IST