Facebook Messenger hits 1.2 Billion Monthly Active Users, Equals WhatsApp

Facebook announced that it has achieved 1.2 billion monthly active users on its Messenger platform, a 200 million user rise in just 8 months. This puts Messenger head to head with WhatsApp...

Facebook Messenger’s new Live Location Feature shares your Location with Friends and Family

Facebook today announced that users will be able to track their friends and family within Facebook Messenger using a new feature it calls "Live Location." The location sharing feature is beginning to roll...

Facebook Updates Policy to Prevent Use of its Data for Surveillance

Facebook is prohibiting developers from using the massive amount of data it collects on users for surveillance. This includes using such data to monitor activists and protesters. The company said Monday that...

Court Allows Facebook to Protect TVO’s Identity, Orders Deletion of Defamatory Content Against Muwema

The Irish high court has accepted a plea by social media giant, Facebook to protect the identity of Ugandan social media activist Tom Voltaire Okwalinga (TVO) from Ugandan lawyer, Fred Muwema...

Facebook’s Lumos AI Search now recognizes objects in photos

Facebook’s artificial intelligence (AI) team has built a visual search system that can recognize content that appears in photos and return relevant search results. This means you can now search for images on...

Facebook outlines plans to grow its African Ecosystem at AfricaCom 2016

Facebook had a strong presence at AfricaCom 2016 in Cape Town, in line with its commitment to fostering a strong relationship with its connectivity partners and application developers across Africa. In addition...

Facebooking is now a crime in Ethiopia as it enters into a state of...

QZ Africa reports that a state of emergency declared in Ethiopia last week is growing more draconian by the day. Posting updates on the current status of the country, hit by anti-government...
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Facebook Apologizes for Blocking Palestinian Journalists’Accounts

Facebook says it made a mistake in disabling the personal accounts of several editors and executives at two major Palestinian news publications, according to a report from The Electronic Intifada. “The pages were...

Facebook gave advertisers inflated video-viewing metrics for two years

Facebook has been overestimating the average time it told advertisers that users were spending watching videos on its platform for two years, possibly affecting marketer spending on Facebook ads. The metric was...

How to: Post 360-degree photos to Facebook using your smartphone

You've most likely come across an interactive photo whilst browsing your Facebook feed. Such photos instruct you to hold your phone up and move it around to view different parts of...
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INNOVATION

4 out of 10 Teams to Win USD$10,000 Each in Seed...

Tech and incubation hub Outbox and UNFPA will on Tuesday 30th, May 2017 award four winning teams out of ten teams a mentorship program, seed funding of up-to...