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Facebook is reportedly developing ways to protect children from predators on its platform
Oct18

Facebook is reportedly developing ways to protect children from predators on its platform

A new approach aimed at protecting children from predators is being worked on by Facebook. The new approach could come in form of the social media giant preventing minors from being contacted by accounts reputed for such acts, the Financial Times reports. In an interview with the FT, Facebook’s Antigone Davis who is the company’s global head of safety revealed that the social media behemoth is currently working on ways to protect...

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Facebook dealt major blow as Visa, Stripe, MasterCard and eBay withdraw from Libra
Oct12

Facebook dealt major blow as Visa, Stripe, MasterCard and eBay withdraw from Libra

First it was PayPal, and now more partners have announced their withdrawal from the Libra non-profit. Now, Visa, MasterCard, eBay, Stripe and Mercado Pago have all joined PayPal in pulling out of Facebook’s upcoming Libra currency scheduled for release in 2020. This is coming as a major blow to Facebook who planned to distribute its cryptocurrency globally come 2020. Confirming its pull-out per The Verge, a spokesperson for Visa said:...

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Facebook launches new “Let’s Talk” filters and stickers in support of mental health

Facebook has taken a bold step towards supporting people with mental health challenge. By launching new “Let’s Talk” filters and stickers, users who are often not bold enough to open up about their mental health issue can do so in private chat via Facebook. The “Let’s Talk” filters and stickers are being launched to mark the World Mental Health Day. Facebook is collaborating with the World Health Organization [WHO]. The filters and...

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PayPal pulls out of nonprofit Libra Organization
Oct05

PayPal pulls out of nonprofit Libra Organization

It is another low for Facebook’s new cryptocurrency Libra. The crypto, which is scheduled for kickoff sometime next year has suffered a setback as PayPal, a key member of the 28 financial nonprofit organizations has pulled out. The 28-member nonprofit organization was formed in June 2019 to oversee the creation of Libra. PayPal in a statement per The Verge did not provide any specific reason for this action, but announced that it...

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Facebook denies access to Pirate Bay links
Sep30

Facebook denies access to Pirate Bay links

Facebook has blocked access to links from The Pirate Bay, Torrent Freak reports. With this, users will no longer be able to share The Pirate Bay links on their Facebook timelines or in chat messages. This is coming on the heels of similar steps taken by against other pirate sites in the last couple of weeks. This is not the first time the social media giant has taken such a measure against the torrent site, but just that this one is...

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Social media platforms including Facebook and WhatsApp to share chats with British Police
Sep28

Social media platforms including Facebook and WhatsApp to share chats with British Police

A new treaty that will compel social media platform to share messages with the British police is set to be signed this October, Bloomberg reports. Under the arrangement, social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp will based in the US will be forced to share users’ encrypted messages with the UK police. Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports that authorities of both countries [the US and UK] are set to put pen...

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