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Facebook Gets Rid of Human-Written Trending News – To Get Rid of Bias?
Aug27

Facebook Gets Rid of Human-Written Trending News – To Get Rid of Bias?

Trending News on Facebook’s home page is just a tiny section. But it did create so much controversy. Earlier this year, the social networking site was accused of squashing conservative views causing complaints from Republicans. Facebook denied all accusations. But on Friday, it announced that its trending news section would get a makeover. The hot topics will not appear next to descriptions written by humans. In a blog post, Facebook...

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WhatsApp’s updated policy on data sharing with Facebook to be investigated by UK privacy watchdog
Aug27

WhatsApp’s updated policy on 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. The Information Commission’s Office ICO, in 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,...

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WhatsApp Will Share Your Phone Number with Facebook – Can You Stop It?
Aug26

WhatsApp Will Share Your Phone Number with Facebook – Can You Stop It?

Yesterday, the popular messaging app, WhatsApp, announced that it would share some of its user data with its parent company Facebook. These data would include its users’ phone number. Why is there a need to share such data? “But by coordinating more with Facebook, we’ll be able to do things like track basic metrics about how often people use our services and better fight spam on WhatsApp. And by connecting your phone number with...

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Twitter to combat harassment with keyword tool-report
Aug26

Twitter to combat harassment with keyword tool-report

Every day we hear of celebrities and individuals quitting Twitter for reasons that bother abusive languages. Individuals and groups have been calling for stiffer actions to be taken by the microblogging platform to deal with the situation. Thousands of accounts have either been suspended or banned for violating Twitter policies on abusive languages; but there appear to be no end in sight. Not done with dealing with the problem, the...

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Twitter’s Promoted Stickers cost a whopping $500,000 for brands
Aug26

Twitter’s Promoted Stickers cost a whopping $500,000 for brands

If you own a brand and want to run Promoted Stickers on Twitter, then be prepared to pay around $500,000 as that is the asking price, reports BuzzFeed. Now, that’s huge but, when you factor in the fact that the fee can be spread to other Twitter related ads, then it’s worth it. According to the report, the “$500,000 minimum ad spend can be spread across multiple Twitter ad products.” So that means you don’t have to spend that much...

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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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