Facebook is halting a scheme that gathered highly personal data from paid volunteers, after it was exposed. TechCrunch said participants - including those aged 13-17 - had been paid up to USD$20 (roughly UGX73,700) a month to open up their phones to deep analysis.
For a company that endured a truly awful 2018, you’d have thought that the priority at board level for Facebook this year would be to tread carefully. Regardless of who was to blame for what in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and the constant suggestion that lax advertising...
Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Mozilla must do more to combat fake news as Europeans head towards an election or the companies will face the threat of regulatory action, the European Commission said on Tuesday. Companies and trade bodies representing the advertising industry signed up...
Facebook boss, Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday renewed his defens of the social network's business, arguing that targeting ads based on interests was different from selling people's data. "If we're committed to serving everyone, then we need a service that is affordable to everyone," Zuckerberg said in an opinion piece published in the Wall Street...
According to research firm App Annie, WhatsApp has surpassed Facebook’s own marquee app to become the most popular by the Menlo Park-based social networking firm. App Annie's annual 'State of Mobile' report, stated that in Sep. 2018, WhatsApp for the first time had more monthly active users worldwide than the Facebook app. To be...
Facebook-owned messaging platform, WhatsApp has in a new update for Android introduced a dedicated call button in group chats. The update was made first made available for iOS users in Dec. 2018. Located in the top right corner next to the menu icon—from the slide out contact card of all members...
Facebook-owned photo and video sharing platform, Instagram, last week introduced a new update to its iOS app—that allows its users to a single/the same posts to different accounts you control at the same time by toggling them on within the composer screen. Instagram Spokesperson told Tech Crunch, the feature is to...
Instagram has confirmed that it's iOS app will now let users share the same post to any or all of their accounts at the same time, simply by flipping the toggle next to the accounts they want to publish to when you're composing a post. Currently, users are required to either...
Facebook-owned messaging platform, WhatsApp is reported to be working on new updates for its apps, says WABetaInfo—a web platform that tracks all WhatsApp new features. The new features include; the ability to send up to 30 audio files at once, and a fingerprint authentication feature for chats. While there wasn't a time...
Facebook Messenger is borrowing a couple of features from its other family of mobile apps in its latest update. The new update brings a revamped camera on Facebook Messenger, inspired by Facebook’s own Instagram app. The update introduces Instagram’s Boomerang looping videos, as well as a new Selfie mode...