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WhatsApp’s user data sharing with Facebook to be investigated by UK privacy watchdog
Aug27

WhatsApp’s user data sharing with Facebook to be investigated by UK privacy watchdog

Various interest groups and individuals were taken aback by midweek’s decision of WhatsApp to start sharing data of users with Facebook. This came out of nowhere and is already attracting a probe by the UK’s data protection watchdog. ICO (Information Commission’s Office), via a statement issued by its commissioner, warned Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder that it had initiated a probe into the change in policy. Elizabeth Denham, the...

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WhatsApp begins test aimed at integrating business into its app
Aug25

WhatsApp begins test aimed at integrating business into its app

Finally, WhatsApp is gearing up to integrate business into its app before the end of the year. With one billion users, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is one of the biggest chat apps in the world. It is one app that has come a long way since Facebook acquired it in 2014. From growing its user base to adding some highly innovative features and ideas; integrating business into the app is one step that might change a lot of things. WhatsApp, in...

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Facebook testing video with autoplay sound in News Feed
Aug24

Facebook testing video with autoplay sound in News Feed

Facebook needs your help—that is if you live in Australia. The social media behemoth is testing autoplay video clips on News Feed with sounds. Maybe not the kind of news some users would like to read; especially with what the Web has become of late. The network is testing two ways of getting users to watch video and sound in that country (Australia). The test will feature autoplay and an unmute button on the lower right corner of...

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Facebook Messenger bot that lets you speak directly to Obama in the White House launched
Aug10

Facebook Messenger bot that lets you speak directly to Obama in the White House launched

It feels good for the citizens to have direct access to their elected officials. In a bid to feel the pulse of the people and bring governance closer to everyone, the White House has launched a new Facebook Messenger bot. The bot will enable American citizens have direct access to President Obama. This is in addition to accepting hand-written letters and emails being sent to the President. According to a White House announcement made...

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Facebook’s Brand Page is now spotting a brand new layout
Aug05

Facebook’s Brand Page is now spotting a brand new layout

On Wednesday, Facebook added two new features to help small businesses in their monetization drive. Not done with helping businesses achieve their minimum target, the social media giant is now finalizing new layouts for brand Pages. A few people have already experienced these changes already. The new business Page on the platform now spots a cleaner look, with Facebook doing away with tabs in favor of left-hand side navigation. The...

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Facebook to clampdown on clickbait
Aug04

Facebook to clampdown on clickbait

Not the first time, and certainly not the last—Facebook has once again tweaked its News Feed algorithm in order to keep the posts its members see relevant. This time around, the social media giant has vowed to wipe out clickbait. This move will no doubt be hailed by Facebook users and professional journalists who are constantly being frustrated by some desperate publishers trying to lure people to their websites. Facebook has set out...

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