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WhatsApp joins the prestigious league; hits 5 billion+ installs on the Play Store
Jan20

WhatsApp joins the prestigious league; hits 5 billion+ installs on the Play Store

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has hit 5 billion plus installs on the Play Store—and this is not coming as a surprise considering the Facebook factor. The story of the app has been one of success from the very first time it burst into limelight in 2009. Facebook is the only other app besides Google’s preinstalled app that comes with Android phones that has been able to cross the 5 billion plus install on the Play Store. This...

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Facebook scraps plan to sell ads in WhatsApp
Jan17

Facebook scraps plan to sell ads in WhatsApp

There has been a remarkable turnaround in Facebook’s hugely unpopular plan to sell ads in WhatsApp. This completely came out of the blue as no one would have imagined that the social media giant would backtrack from a plan that saw creators of the messaging app to resign in 2018. Citing inside sources familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reports that WhatsApp recently disbanded a team that was earlier put in place to find...

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Facebook launches new “Login Notifications” to alert you of third-party logins
Jan16

Facebook launches new “Login Notifications” to alert you of third-party logins

Facebook has launched what I would call a confidence-boosting feature that will further strengthen accounts of users on the platform. The company announced a new notification feature it calls “Login Notifications.” The aim of this as the name sounds is to alert you to third-party logins as it concerns your previous logins. The new feature sends you notification when your account is used to log into third-party app. This is designed in...

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Trump’s campaign team taking advantage of US/Iran crisis to run hundreds of Facebook ads
Jan08

Trump’s campaign team taking advantage of US/Iran crisis to run hundreds of Facebook ads

Image Credit: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexkantrowitz/trump-is-running-hundreds-of-facebook-ads-praising-himself?utm_content=bufferbd09a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=buffer As the attention of the world is drawn towards crisis in the Middle East, the Trump campaign team seems to have taken advantage of the current situation to get the president’s reelection bid rolling. Of course, it is no...

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Facebook bans deepfake photos and videos
Jan07

Facebook bans deepfake photos and videos

Ahead of the US election, Facebook has banned manipulated photos and videos also known as deepfakes. The social media behemoth announced on Monday that manipulated media will no longer have a place on its platform. The company said it will start removing misleading manipulated media if it meets certain criteria. In a blog post announcing the decision, Facebook’s Vice President, Global Policy Management Monika Bickert said Facebook is...

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Facebook has launched updated version of its Privacy Checkup tool
Jan06

Facebook has launched updated version of its Privacy Checkup tool

The last couple of years have never been that good for Facebook, especially in terms of issues that bother on privacy. There have been different complaints—the biggest of all being the Cambridge Analytical data leak. So, when the social media giant comes up with any news that has to do with improving privacy on the platform, people get to show some interest. The latest we have in that front is that Facebook has just announced the...

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