Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook Stock Price Hits All-Time High Despite Controversies

Despite the massive Cambridge Analytica data scandaland a couple of users’ privacy issues owing to internal bugs, Facebook stock closed at an all-time record high of $203.23 (roughly Rs. 14,000) on Friday. Investors are loving the social network more than ever that saw its stocks dipping earlier in 2018 when it was under an intense probe over data breach from the… Read More »

Facebook Partners With NCW for Digital Literacy for Women

Facebook on Monday announced its partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW) to conduct a digital literacy programme aimed at training women scholars in Panjab University. “We are committed to equipping women to express themselves freely. That’s why we invested through our products, policies and community education programmes to create a safe space for women to communicate and… Read More »

Apple CEO Says Requested Zero Personal Data From Facebook

Apple neither requested any personal data from Facebook nor did it receive any, Apple CEO Tim Cooksaid while responding to a New York Times report that claimed that the social networking giant allowed about 60 device makers, including Apple and Samsung, to access personal information of users and their friends. “We’ve never been in the data business,” Cook told National Public Radio (NPR) on Monday… Read More »

Facebook to Train 60,000 Indian Women on Internet Safety

Facebook on Wednesday said it entered into a partnership with National Commission for Women (NCW) to launch a digital literacy programme aimed at training 60,000 women in universities across India on safe use of the Internet, social media and email in a year. Launched in collaboration with Cyber Peace Foundation, the pilot programme will enable trainees to differentiate between… Read More »

Facebook Asks European Users Which News Sources They Trust

Facebook is asking users in Europe which news sources they trust to help it gauge whether to extend a change to its News Feed that it made in the United States earlier this year, designed to filter out misinformation. In January, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the News Feed, the social media company’s centrepiece service, would prioritise… Read More »

Facebook Announces a New Sleep Mode for Messenger Kids App

In an effort to give more control to parents, Facebookhas launched a Sleep Mode in its Messenger Kids that will allow parents to set predetermined “off times” for the app on a child’s device. When the app is in Sleep Mode, kids cannot send or receive messages or video calls, play with the creative camera or receive notifications. If they try… Read More »

Facebook Says Users Must Accept Targeted Ads Even Under New EU Law

HIGHLIGHTS GDPR is biggest shakeup in online privacy since birth of Internet Companies face fines if they use personal information without permission Opting out of targeted marketing would not be possible: Facebook Facebook said on Tuesday it would continue requiring people to accept targeted ads as a condition of using its service, a stance that may help keep its… Read More »

Facebook Said to Form Team to Design Its Own Chips

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook to join other tech giants making effort to develop chips In 2010, Apple started shipping its own chips Google has developed its own artificial intelligence chip as well Facebook is building a team to design its own semiconductors, adding to a trend among technology companies to supply themselves and lower their dependence on chipmakers such as Intel Corp. and Qualcomm, according… Read More »

Facebook to Put 1.5 Billion Users Out of Reach of New EU Privacy Law

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is keen to reduce its exposure to GDPR Companies can be fined for using personal data without users’ consent Change affects more than 70 percent of Facebook’s 2 billion-plus members If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people’s online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook users around the world would be… Read More »

Facebook Bookmarks Menu Revamped to Help Find Privacy Settings More Easily

Facebook has refreshed its Bookmarks menu to let users navigate, access and make changes to their privacy settings easily. The updates will be rolled out globally over the next two weeks. Users can now access various Facebook settings, including Account Settings, Privacy Shortcuts, News Feed Preferences, Activity Log, Payments Settings and access to Help & Support, with lesser number… Read More »