Facebook’s Bizarre Response To Privacy Scandals? New Pop-Up Cafés

Facebook’s Bizarre Response To Privacy Scandals? New Pop-Up Cafés

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There are many ways that Facebook could tackle its struggling reputation for user privacy and data protection, and opening up “Privacy Cafés” where users can check their settings and seek expert advice isn’t the first one that springs to mind. But that’s exactly what the social media giant has decided to do. “At our pop-up cafés,” explains
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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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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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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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Nokia Mobile Fan Festival Offers Gift Cards Worth up to Rs. 4,000 on Nokia Phones, Free Screen Replacement, and More

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HMD Global has kicked off the Nokia Mobile Fan Festival in India, bringing a host of offers on a wide range of Nokia phones. As part of the sales fest, buyers can win an assured gift card worth Rs. 4,000 on the Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 7.1. Moreover, the company is also offering a one-time
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Facebook agrees to pay $5bn in vast privacy settlement, insiders say

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Facebook will agree to create a board committee on privacy, people briefed on the matter said. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters The Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce on Wednesday that Facebook has agreed to a sweeping settlement of allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay roughly $5bn, two people briefed on the matter said. As part of
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