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Facebook transcribed clips of users’ audio without permission
Aug14

Facebook transcribed clips of users’ audio without permission

Facebook did it again! The social media giant is always courting controversies—and this latest one could have some damaging consequences if not well managed. Bloomberg reports that Facebook has paying hundreds of external contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services. Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg adds that this has not gone down well with the contract employees who seemed disturbed because...

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WhatsApp security flaw allows hackers to alter your chats
Aug08

WhatsApp security flaw allows hackers to alter your chats

A security firm has uncovered a WhatsApp flaw that allows hackers to alter your messages. The flaw, according to Business Insider, could allow hackers intercept and manipulate messages. It could also allow them to change your identity or even alter your text or conversation with your contact. Literarily, the loophole could let hackers “put words in people’s mouths;” which could be a serious threat as it is capable of spreading fake...

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Facebook rebrands Instagram, WhatsApp; wants the world to know who owns what
Aug03

Facebook rebrands Instagram, WhatsApp; wants the world to know who owns what

Facebook has confirmed that it is rebranding WhatsApp and Instagram to let the world know it actually owned them. Whether this is necessary is highly debatable, but the company has confirmed per CNET that changes are coming. The social media giant said it wants “to be clearer” about which products and services are part of Facebook. This is coming months after the company first announced to the world that it wants to unify its...

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Facebook migrates Instant Games from Messenger to the main app
Jul29

Facebook migrates Instant Games from Messenger to the main app

Facebook has found a new home for its Instant Games—the social media giant is migrating the feature from Messenger to its main app. It is the first time this is happening since 2016 when it was launched and added to the messaging app by the social media giant. Instant Games actually took off in Facebook’s News Feed before it was later moved to Groups and the Lite app. As times went bye, Facebook started adding to Instant Games, which...

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Facebook is working on new options to sort Friend Requests
Jul29

Facebook is working on new options to sort Friend Requests

As per Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook is currently testing a new feature that will allow you to sort your friend request to make things easier. In a tweet on Monday, Jane posted a new screenshot showing three new different options to sort out your friend requests. These options according to the highly-reliable reverse engineer, will enable you to sort new friend requests by “Default,” “New Request First,” and of course, “Older Request...

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Facebook’s new design for Messenger now rolling out on desktop
Jul21

Facebook’s new design for Messenger now rolling out on desktop

Facebook is replicating the new design it rolled out on Messenger for mobile last year on desktop—and that as per MS Power User. The report states that the social media behemoth has begun rolling out the new design on the web. If you access Facebook Messenger via the web, you would have observed that the design now looks very much like what we have on mobile—but that depends on if you are among the few users that already have access...

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