Facebook will pay you if you let it Study your smartphone data

Facebook will pay you if you let it Study your smartphone data

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Facebook knows everything. It knows who our friends are. It knows what we like. It probably even knows what we like to do during the weekends (just kidding!). But clearly that is not enough. And so to know more about its users and the apps that keep them occupied, the social media giant has launched
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Facebook will pay you to let it track what you do on your phone

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Facebook will once again begin paying people to monitor how they use their phone through a new app called Study. The app will monitor which apps are installed on a person’s phone, the time spent using those apps, the country you’re in, and additional app data that could reveal specific features you’re using, among other things. Facebook says
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Indian detects WhatsApp bug, finds place in Facebook Hall of Fame

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IMPHAL: Facebook has honoured a Manipuri man for discovering a WhatsApp bug that violated the privacy of a user. Zonel Sougaijam, a 22-year-old civil engineer, said that the social media giant awarded USD 5000 to him and also included him in the ‘Facebook Hall of Fame 2019’, for detecting the WhatsApp bug. Sougaijam’s name is currently
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These six members of Facebook’s SheLeadsTech community showcased their growth stories at the Annual Summit

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On Women’s Day 2017, Facebook India launched a unique programme created to encourage women entrepreneurs in the country. Today, the SheLeadsTech community has grown into a thriving curated group of women who have come together to exchange ideas, offer each other support, receive mentorship and address the unique problems that women entrepreneurs face. Today, the
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Facebook is stopping Huawei from pre-installing its apps

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Facebook won’t allow Huawei to pre-install its apps on smartphones anymore, Reuters is reporting. It’s the latest example of Western tech companies cutting ties with the beleaguered Chinese telecom giant after President Trump issued an effective trade ban against it. Huawei phone owners will still be able to download and use apps like WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook’s main
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US Congress launches antitrust probe of big companies like Facebook, Amazon, Apple

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On Monday, the US federal government announced a sweeping antitrust probe of unspecified technology companies. In a statement, it promised “a top-to-bottom review of the market power held by giant tech platforms”, which would be the first such Congress has ever undertaken. Earlier in the day, shares of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple dropped significantly after published reports suggested that federal
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Facebook in talks with US derivatives regulator over digital currency plans: Report

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Facebook Inc is in talks with the U.S. derivatives regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), over the social media company’s plans for a digital currency, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The regulator is in the early stages of talks with Facebook in an effort to understand whether the company’s plans for digital coin
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Facebook removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in first quarter

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Facebook Inc removed 2.2 billion fake accounts from its platform in the first quarter of 2019, nearly double the number it had removed in the previous quarter. It had disabled 1.2 billion fake accounts from October-December 2018, according to the latest Community Standards Enforcement Report released last week. This report shares metrics on how Facebook
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Facebook begins telling users who try to share distorted Nancy Pelosi video that it’s fake

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Earlier this week, an altered video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi caught fire on Facebook, and despite being faked, the platform has so far declined to remove it. However, it has now chosen to notify users who attempt to share the clip that it is faked. “Once the video was fact checked as false, we dramatically reduced
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Facebook And WhatsApp Break Cover With Bitcoin Rival Plans

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Facebook, the social networking giant which owns the popular WhatsApp messaging app and image-based Instagram, is gearing up to launch a rival to bitcoin as soon as next year as it accelerates plans to diversify its revenue away from advertising. The bitcoin-inspired cryptocurrency, reportedly dubbed GlobalCoin, is set to be rolled out for testing by the end
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