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Facebook suspends 200 problematic apps for misusing user data
May14

Facebook suspends 200 problematic apps for misusing user data

Facebook has come down heavily on around 200 apps for misusing user data. Recall that the social media behemoth had promised to conduct a full-scale investigation into the recent Cambridge Analytical data scandal. The scandal you would recall sept through the internet like a tornado; but Facebook had since been making some sweeping changes. The company through its VP of product partnerships, Ime Archibong announced on Monday that the...

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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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Facebook Updates News Feed  To Bring People Closer Together
Jan13

Facebook Updates News Feed To Bring People Closer Together

Facebook made some updates to its News Feed that would change how two billion users see posts, videos, and photos. Mark Zuckerberg said that the changes prioritize posts that their family and friends shared and commented on. In other words, they de-emphasize content from the brands and publishers they liked. The update is a significant overhaul of News Feed. With the latest changes, you’ll see few viral videos and news articles...

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Facebook appoints Hugo Barra as head of VR
Jan27

Facebook appoints Hugo Barra as head of VR

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Hugo Bora who recently left Xiaomi is now the new head of VR. Zuckerberg made the announcement on Thursday on his Facebook Page. In a short statement expressing delight at having the former executive at Google, Zuckerberg said: “I’m excited that Hugo Barra is joining Facebook to lead all of our virtual reality efforts, including our Oculus team. Hugo’s in China right now,...

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OurMine claims responsibility for attack on Pokémon GO servers
Jul18

OurMine claims responsibility for attack on Pokémon GO servers

Hundreds of thousands of Pokémon GO players had difficulties accessing their accounts with little or no success—no thanks to a hacking team called OurMine. The team spent several hours attacking the Pokémon GO’s login servers with what is known as distributed denial of service or DDosS, reports TechCrunch and a couple of other tech blogs. The attack left thousands of players frustrated as they tried unsuccessfully to access their...

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