Facebook Once Again Updates Its Gender Options For Users
Feb27

Facebook Once Again Updates Its Gender Options For Users

Facebook has once again updated its gender options for users. The update, which was announced by Facebook on Thursday, now includes a “custom” option to the list of pre-set gender designations from which users can select. This latest addition will allow Facebook users to more accurately indicate their gender in the event they do not identify with one or any of the available options on the menu. The announcement on the company’s...

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Facebook Adds More Suicide Prevention Tools
Feb27

Facebook Adds More Suicide Prevention Tools

Facebook has added more tools in the United States that are aimed at preventing suicides. The tools will allow users of the social media company to report content for review and also encourage individuals who are vulnerable to also get help, according to various sources including The Guardian. “Today, at our fifth Compassion Research Day, we announced updated tools that provide more resources, advice and support to people who may be...

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Facebook Paid Out $1.3 Million To People Last Year To Find Weaknesses With Facebook
Feb26

Facebook Paid Out $1.3 Million To People Last Year To Find Weaknesses With Facebook

Second straight year, world’s largest social media company Facebook, has paid out over $1 million to people to find weakness in its network. In 2014, Facebook paid $1.3 million dollars to people who reported bugs or vulnerability issues in its software, according to re/code. Under the company’s program tagged “Bounty Program,” people are rewarded when they identify weaknesses in Facebook code, and who in turn bring them back to the...

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Report Says Facebook Is Guilty Of Violating European Law On Privacy
Feb24

Report Says Facebook Is Guilty Of Violating European Law On Privacy

According to a report released by the Belgian privacy commission, Facebook is said to have violated European law. This is coming on the heels of the company’s recent update of its privacy policy, according to The Guardian. The research was conducted by the Centre of Interdisciplinary Law and ICT at the University of Leuven in Belgium, and claimed that the social media giant’s privacy policy update, which was made last January only...

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Facebook Working On Virtual Reality Apps
Feb18

Facebook Working On Virtual Reality Apps

According to Recode, Facebook has confirmed it is working on virtual reality apps that can be used to create and experience VR content with. “I mean, virtual reality is pretty cool. We’re working on apps for VR,” Facebook’s Chief product officer Chris Cox told Re/code senior editor Peter Kafka during the Code/Media conference in Laguna Niguel on Tuesday night. This is coming on the heels of Facebook’s acquisition of VR headset...

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Facebook To Help Businesses Promote Their Products With Product Ads
Feb18

Facebook To Help Businesses Promote Their Products With Product Ads

Facebook on Tuesday announced Product ads, a new marketing unit aimed at allowing businesses promote their products. Product ads, according to Facebook, will perform a dual role of allowing marketers to shine a light on a whole product line while also allowing users of the social network site to find the products they want. It is designed by the company to work on virtually any type of device owned by end users, including computers to...

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