Tag Archives: Facebook

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 »

Facebook Must Face Class Action Over Facial Recognition: US Judge

A US federal judge ruled on Monday that Facebook must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition process on photos without user permission. The ruling adds to the privacy woes that have been mounting against Facebook for weeks, since it was disclosed that the personal information of millions of users was harvested by the political… Read More »

Facebook Nudity Case: French Court Issues Mixed Ruling

A French court ruled Thursday that Facebook failed to fulfil its contractual obligations by closing without prior notice the account of a user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting. But the Paris civil court also refused to order the company to restore the account or pay damages as requested by the user, a primary school teacher… Read More »

Facebook Testing Downvote Button to Let Users Flag Inappropriate Comments

HIGHLIGHTS The new button is available for 5 percent of Android users in the US It is designed to flag inappropriate and unsuitable comments The button is only available on posts by Pages, and not by Groups, etc. A couple of years after letting its users show their “Reactions”, Facebook has now eventually started testing a downvote button to offer a… Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Take a Month of Parental Leave in December

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s taking parental leave this month to spend more time with his daughters. Zuckerberg said on Facebook and Instagram over the weekend that “you’ll hear from me a little less” during this time. Facebook offers four months of paid parental leave for both mothers and fathers – generous for corporate America, although some tech companies offer more. The… Read More »