Facebook will pay you to let it track what you do on your phone

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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More videos of fights spreading on social media

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Violent videos from across the Lower Mainland are circulating on social media, showing brawls between young students. Simon Fraser University professor Clint Burnham says with more students than ever before owning cellphones, when there’s a conflict or a fight, students don’t think twice about pulling out the phones and hitting record.
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Facebook is turning its fact-checking partners loose on Instagram

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Starting this week, Facebook will begin a test to fact-check Instagram posts. Poynter reports that potentially false photos and memes shared on Instagram will be sent to the same dashboard that Facebook’s fact-checking partners — specialists like Factcheck.org as well as traditional news agencies like Associated Press — already use to identify misinformation on Facebook itself. If flagged as false, the
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Twitter is all set to show new live, and on demand, premium videos

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NEW YORK: Twitter has announced premium content deals with Univision, The Wall Street Journal, NFL, ESPN, and Viacom for live-streaming videos on its platform. The deals, announced at Twitter’s “Digital Content NewFronts” event on Monday, will showcase new live and on demand premium video programming, offering advertisers new opportunities to connect with influential and receptive audiences, the company said in a statement.
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Apple working on new tracking hardware to merge Find My iPhone, Find My Friends

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California: Apple is working on a new smartphone app that will merge the functionalities of its existing ‘Find My Friends’ and Find My Friends apps. The app is codenamed GreenTorch and it is currently under beta. As 9to5Mac reports, the new app will combine the same features as the two existing apps into a unified and
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Explaining Facebook’s pre-poll crackdown on inauthentic behaviour

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Facebook on Monday announced that it had removed or unpublished over 1,000 Facebook pages and Facebook and Instagram accounts from India and Pakistan for ‘inauthentic behaviour’. Of those removed, 103 accounts were linked to employees working for the Pakistani military establishment’s publicity division (ISPR), 687 pages and accounts were linked to members of an IT Cell of Congress, and 15
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Sheryl Sandberg confirms Facebook is exploring restrictions on who goes Live after Christchurch attack

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California [USA], Mar 30 (ANI): In the wake of recent deadly mosque attacks in New Zealand, Facebook is reportedly mulling at restricting who goes live on its platform. In an Instagram blog, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandbergwrote that the company is taking three new steps in the aftermath of the tragic attacks. The first step is exploring restrictions on who can go
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Test your animal knowledge with these challenges on Twitter

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Name the bird, spot the lizard, and ID the bear correctly, and win bragging rights in the wild world of animal identification challenges on Twitter. Fail, and find out why from the experts. It’s a fun way to learn about the natural world from behind a computer, and we rounded up a few of our
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How to Enable Facebook Messenger’s Secret Dark Mode on Android

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I’m a tremendous fan of using “dark mode” or ”night mode” on my phone whenever possible. Beyond just being easier to look at, dark modes use less battery power since your phone’s not having to power that bright white screen. At F8 last year Facebook announced plans to roll a dark mode for Facebook Messenger
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Facebook shares could be on the road to new highs, trader says

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Trader sees new highs ahead for Facebook  9 Hours Ago | 03:42 Facebook shares are rising, and that has one trader hitting the buy button on the stock. The stock is up 15 percent since reporting earnings Jan. 30, leading Todd Gordon, founder of TradingAnalysis.com, to believe new highs could come sooner than investors think. “We have
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