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Facebook is testing payments in India—report
Apr17

Facebook is testing payments in India—report

Could it be that Facebook has smelt the blood and wants a piece of the Indian market? Recall that one of the company’s subsidiaries WhatsApp recently launched a mobile payment service in India, and things are heading in the right direction. Well, report says Facebook is currently testing a payment service that will allow users make recharges on the messaging app. According to Factory Daily, the social networking giant is testing the...

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France is building a WhatsApp-like encrypted app for security reasons
Apr16

France is building a WhatsApp-like encrypted app for security reasons

In the wake of the recent Cambridge Analytical data scandal, many organizations, individuals and even countries are beginning to take security even more seriously. Apparently, France doesn’t feel it can trust Facebook enough to protect high level conversations between top government officials. To this end, the French government is already testing its own encrypted app to rival WhatsApp and Telegram. According to Reuters, the French...

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Facebook adds AR drawing and Instagram’s Boomerang to Stories
Apr14

Facebook adds AR drawing and Instagram’s Boomerang to Stories

One unique thing about competition is that it brings out the creative ability in you. You always want to stay ahead of the chasing pack—and so this calls for innovation. That is exactly what a feature like Stories has done to companies like Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp and now Facebook. How interesting that all those apps have one thing in common—they all have the Stories feature and want to keep improving on it. It is Facebook’s...

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Facebook admits to scanning conversation, links and photos you share on Messenger
Apr05

Facebook admits to scanning conversation, links and photos you share on Messenger

Facebook is making some sweeping changes lately—and why won’t they? They have been a massive letdown trust-wise, and the only way to get things back on track is by trying to rebuild our confidence. To start with, founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that Facebook scans the content of messages you send and receive on Messenger. Mr. Zuckerberg says his company does this in order to block any content that violates its policies. Facebook,...

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Facebook purges nearly 300 accounts and pages linked to the Russian IRA
Apr03

Facebook purges nearly 300 accounts and pages linked to the Russian IRA

  Facebook said on Tuesday it purged nearly 300 accounts and pages run by a Russia-based troll group.  “Today we’re taking an important step to protect the integrity of elections around the world by taking down more than 270 pages and accounts operated by a Russian organization called the Internet Research Agency (IRA),” posted Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO and founder. It was only a few months ago when the social network...

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