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Germany fines Facebook $2.3mn for under-reporting content complaints

Germany fines Facebook $2.3mn for under-reporting content complaints

🕔09:06, 3.Jul 2019

London, July 3  Germany on Tuesday slapped $2.3 million fine on Facebook’s Irish subsidiary for under-reporting illegal content complaints it received last year. According to BT.com, the country’s Federal Office of Justice also complained about the lack of transparency in

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Facebook to hire banking expert to run ‘Libra’

Facebook to hire banking expert to run ‘Libra’

🕔12:23, 29.Jun 2019

San Francisco, June 29  Facebook is looking to hire a seasoned executive to run its digital coin ‘Libra’ project who has the know-how of the complex government and central banking system. According to David Marcus, Facebook’s vice president of messaging

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Facebook says its digital currency ‘Libra’ coming in 2020

Facebook says its digital currency ‘Libra’ coming in 2020

🕔17:50, 18.Jun 2019

San Francisco, June 18  Amid intense calls to break it down as the company has grown too big, Facebook on Tuesday announced its own digital wallet subsidiary called “Calibra” for its global cryptocurrency “Libra” which would be powered by Blockchain

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Now Facebook ad breaks for Marathi, Punjabi, Kannada, Telugu as well

Now Facebook ad breaks for Marathi, Punjabi, Kannada, Telugu as well

🕔11:12, 14.Jun 2019

Menlo Park (California), June 14 Facebook is expanding money spinning ad breaks to Marathi, Punjabi, Kannada and Telugu as it was available only in select languages so far. Number of pages using ad breaks has tripled and those earning over $1,000

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Facebook to launch its cryptocurrency next year: Report

Facebook to launch its cryptocurrency next year: Report

🕔07:08, 25.May 2019

London, May 25  Facebook, which owns WhatsApp and Instagram, is gearing up to launch its own cryptocurrency next year, the BBC reported on Friday. Called “GlobalCoin,” the cryptocurrency would work with a new digital payments system in about a dozen

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Facebook releases maps to help fight disease outbreak

Facebook releases maps to help fight disease outbreak

🕔08:32, 21.May 2019

San Francisco, May 21  In a bid to fight disease outbreaks, Facebook has built new maps that can help its health partners better understand where people live, how they are moving and whether they have connectivity. “All of these maps,

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Facebook building its cryptocurrency in Switzerland: Report

Facebook building its cryptocurrency in Switzerland: Report

🕔07:03, 20.May 2019

San Francisco, May 20  Giving its cryptocurrency dream a firm beginning, Facebook has reportedly set up a company called Libra Networks in Switzerland that is developing payments and Blockchain systems for the social networking giant. According to a report in

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Facebook hiring fast to launch its own bitcoin: Report

Facebook hiring fast to launch its own bitcoin: Report

🕔12:24, 4.May 2019

San Francisco, May 4  Facebook is working hard to launch its own bitcoin for cryptocurrency-based payments on its platform that has 2.38 billion users. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Friday, the social media giant is

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Modi most popular world leader on Facebook: Report

Modi most popular world leader on Facebook: Report

🕔16:25, 11.Apr 2019

New York, April 11 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with over 43.5 million likes on his personal Page and 13.7 million likes on his official Page on Facebook, is the most popular world leader on the social network as more world leaders

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LS polls: Facebook removing 1 mn accounts a day

LS polls: Facebook removing 1 mn accounts a day

🕔20:50, 8.Apr 2019

New Delhi, April 8 With the first phase of Lok Sabha polls just days away, Facebook on Monday said it is removing or blocking about one million abusive accounts a day with the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning

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Google, Facebook, Twitter to testify on ‘censorship’

Google, Facebook, Twitter to testify on ‘censorship’

🕔19:10, 6.Apr 2019

San Francisco, April 6  Tech giants Google, Facebook and Twitter are slated to send their company representatives to testify at a Senate hearing next week about the alleged “censorship” of conservative voices. The Senate subcommittee is chaired by technology critic

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Facebook to become ‘privacy-focused’ like WhatsApp: Zuckerberg

Facebook to become ‘privacy-focused’ like WhatsApp: Zuckerberg

🕔10:51, 7.Mar 2019

San Francisco, March 7  Mired in several data breaches amid growing government hearings, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said he is working to make his social networking platform “privacy-focused” like WhatsApp. Admitting that people want private, encrypted services, he

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Facebook launches political ad transparency tool in India

Facebook launches political ad transparency tool in India

🕔18:42, 7.Feb 2019

New Delhi, Feb 7  Aiming to bring more transparency to ads related to politics in India ahead of the general elections, Facebook on Thursday launched a tool that will allow its users to know the people behind a particular political

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WhatsApp removing 2 mn suspicious accounts a month

WhatsApp removing 2 mn suspicious accounts a month

🕔10:57, 7.Feb 2019

New Delhi, Feb 7  Facebook-owned WhatsApp is removing at least two million accounts each month for bulk or automated behaviour and over 75 per cent of those without recent user reports. According to the company, these efforts are particularly important

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Facebook to monitor India elections from ‘Singapore hub’

Facebook to monitor India elections from ‘Singapore hub’

🕔19:42, 29.Jan 2019

New Delhi, Jan 29  As India faces elections in a couple of months, Facebook said it will launch transparency tools for electoral ads next month in the country to help prevent foreign interference and make political and issue advertising on

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Facebook to launch transparency tools for electoral ads in India

Facebook to launch transparency tools for electoral ads in India

🕔10:39, 29.Jan 2019

New Delhi, Jan 29  Facebook will launch transparency tools for electoral ads in India next month to help prevent foreign interference and make political and issue advertising on its platform more transparent. Advertisers will need to be authorised to purchase

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Facebook to integrate Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger: Report

Facebook to integrate Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger: Report

🕔16:23, 26.Jan 2019

San Francisco, Jan 26  Facebook is currently working towards integrating its chat services — WhatsApp, Messenger, and photo-sharing app Instagram — to let their users to message each other across platforms. All of the three apps will support end-to-end encryption

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Facebook commits $300 mn to support local news

Facebook commits $300 mn to support local news

🕔10:46, 16.Jan 2019

San Francisco, Jan 16  Facebook has announced to invest over $300 million over the next three years to support local news organisations. In a blog post, Campbell Brown, Vice President, Global News Partnerships, said that Facebook wants to support local

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WhatsApp working on fingerprint authentication for chats: Report

WhatsApp working on fingerprint authentication for chats: Report

🕔10:52, 9.Jan 2019

San Francisco, Jan 9  Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a fingerprint authentication feature to protect its users’ chats from being seen by others. According to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the feature is current

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