Facebook Just Gave 1.3 Billion Messenger Users A Reason To Delete Their Accounts

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Facebook has hired contractors to listen in to users taking advantage of the audio to text functionality in its Messenger service. AFP/GETTY IMAGES Facebook has just become the latest big tech firm to confirm that external contractors are listening to audio of users’ private conversations. According to a Bloomberg report, Facebook has hired the contractors to listen
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Facebook update: This feature will allow users to share FB posts on WhatsApp with a single tap

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Earlier this month, Facebook confirmed that it would be rebranding WhatsApp to “WhatsApp from Facebook”. Now the Mark Zuckerberg led company has introduced a feature that allows users to easily share Facebook posts on the world’s most popular messaging app. This is in line with his plans to fuse WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram into a
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Facebook offers ‘millions’ to publishers

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Facebook representatives had told news executives that they’d pay as much as $3 million a year to licence stories, headlines and other material.Shutterstock AddThis Sharing Buttons Facebook is reportedly in talks with news publishers to offer “millions of dollars” for the rights to publish their material on its site. The move follows years of criticism
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Facebook offers publishers millions of dollars for rights to publish news on its site: Report

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Facebook is reportedly in talks with news publishers to offer “millions of dollars” for the rights to publish their material on its site. The move follows years of criticism over its growing monopolization of online advertising to the detriment of the struggling news industry. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Facebook representatives had told
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Mark Zuckerberg questioned if Facebook is doing enough to protect children’s privacy

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Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg is being questioned again. And this time around he is being questioned on whether his company his doing enough to protect the privacy of thje children who use the Facebook Messenger Kids app. The Verge, in a reoport last month, noted that a bug in the Facebook Messenger Kids
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Facebook still full of groups trading fake reviews, says consumer group

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Facebook  has failed to clean up the brisk trade in fake product reviews taking place on its platform, an investigation by the consumer association Which? has found. In June both Facebook and eBay were warned by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) they needed to do more to tackle the sale of fake product reviews. On eBay  sellers were offering batches
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WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram are down for some users, again

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WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook are experiencing outage in some parts of the world with users complaining of being unable to upload pictures or updates their statuses. According to DownDetector, which tracks outages in tech platforms and social media sites, the outage first appeared at around 10AM ET or 7PM IST. Users all across the globe
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Instagram and WhatsApp will add ‘from Facebook’ to their names

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Just how uncool can Facebook make Instagram and WhatsApp? If exerting more influence over the direction of both apps by installing Facebook executives wasn’t enough, now the social network giant is going to add “Facebook” to their names. Instagram will soon become “Instagram from Facebook” and WhatsApp will turn into “WhatsApp from Facebook.” The company already follows this
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Amazon Freedom Sale Offers on Mobile Phones, Laptops, Wearables, and Everything Else You Can Expect

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Amazon Freedom Sale will kick off next week in India to celebrate the upcoming 73rd Independence Day. Amazon’s big sale will offer discounts on mobile phones, laptops, smart TVs, home appliances, and a lot more. Amazon India’s Freedom Sale will start early at 12 noon on August 7 for Prime members. For everyone else, the
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Facebook Fact-Checker Says Company Must Share More Data to Fight Misinformation

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One of Facebook’s third-party fact-checking partners on Tuesday said the company needed to share more data with fact-checkers to better curb misinformation. UK-based charity Full Fact, which joined the programme in January, issued a report urging Facebook to provide more data on how flagged content is shared over time, to see how quickly false information
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