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WhatsApp for iOS working on new message reaction feature

WhatsApp for iOS working on new message reaction feature

🕔15:03, 17.Oct 2021

San Francisco, Oct 17  Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been working on new reaction features as the new beta version of the platform brings the ability to manage reaction notifications with new settings to disable them or change their tone for iOS

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Bipartisan roadblock coming Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet, Apple way next week

Bipartisan roadblock coming Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet, Apple way next week

🕔05:15, 16.Oct 2021

New York, Oct 16 (IANS) A group of lawmakers, comprising both sides of the US political aisle, led by Senators Amy Klobuchar, Democrat, and Chuck Grassley, Republican, will float legislation to bar Big Tech platforms like Amazon and Alphabet’s Google from

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WhatsApp begins rolling out end-to-end encryption for chat backups

WhatsApp begins rolling out end-to-end encryption for chat backups

🕔12:27, 15.Oct 2021

San Francisco, Oct 15  Facebook-owned WhatsApp has finally started rolling out end-to-end encrypted chat backups for iOS and Android users globally. With the new update, if a user chooses to back up his chat history with end-to-end encryption, it will

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Facebook bans about 1,000 ‘militarised’ social movements

Facebook bans about 1,000 ‘militarised’ social movements

🕔11:44, 13.Oct 2021

San Francisco, Oct 13 (IANS) Facebook has banned almost 1,000 groups on a leaked private list of ‘Militarised’ social movements, which are further part of the “dangerous individuals and organisations” list prepared by the social network. Facebook has taken most of

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‘Twitchy, toxic, divisive’: Facebook’s Instagram problem implodes

‘Twitchy, toxic, divisive’: Facebook’s Instagram problem implodes

🕔11:27, 6.Oct 2021

New York, Oct 6 (IANS) “Twitchy”, “toxic”, “divisive”. Facebook’s Instagram problem is imploding. Facebook bought out the photo sharing app for $1 billion in 2012 and on Tuesday, a whistleblower blew the covers off how Facebook engineers the toxic connections

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How Facebook outage wreaked havoc on the global ad empire

How Facebook outage wreaked havoc on the global ad empire

🕔11:14, 5.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Oct 5  Facebook reported a 47 per cent (year-over-year) increase in ad revenue amounting to $28 billion in the second quarter (Q2) this year. The massive outage that left the entire family of Facebook apps down for several

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WhatsApp users on stable iOS version receive multi-device support

WhatsApp users on stable iOS version receive multi-device support

🕔17:24, 17.Sep 2021

San Francisco, Sep 17  Facebook-owned WhatsApp has reportedly started rolling out the multi-device feature on the stable iOS version of the app. Users on the latest 2.21.180.14 version of WhatsApp for iOS who have enrolled in the beta program will

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FB’s new policy for fighting ‘coordinated social harm’

FB’s new policy for fighting ‘coordinated social harm’

🕔10:37, 17.Sep 2021

San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) Facebook has announced a new policy that allows it to take out networks of accounts engaging in “coordinated social harm”. The company said the change could help the platform fight harmful behaviour it wouldn’t otherwise be

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WhatsApp announces end-to-end encrypted backups for privacy, security

WhatsApp announces end-to-end encrypted backups for privacy, security

🕔08:12, 11.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 11  Facebook-owned WhatsApp has completed building end-to-end encrypted backups and will soon begin rolling out this extra layer of privacy and security protection to the users, the company announced on Friday. The company claimed that with end-to-end

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Facebook-supported programme to tackle Covid misinformation in India

Facebook-supported programme to tackle Covid misinformation in India

🕔07:11, 25.Aug 2021

New Delhi, Aug 25  Logically and NewsMobile on Tuesday announced their collaboration on a Facebook-supported programme — a series of media literacy workshops — targeting Covid-19 misinformation in India. The multi-lingual programme, called Covishaala, aims to educate and inform people

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TikTok overtakes FB as world’s most downloaded app

TikTok overtakes FB as world’s most downloaded app

🕔15:03, 10.Aug 2021

Beijing, Aug 10  Chinese short-video platform TikTok has overtaken Facebook as the most downloaded social media app in the world, the media reported. According to Nikkei Asia, a global survey of downloads in 2020 showed TikTok on top of the

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FB developing AI, new ways to detect users under age 13

FB developing AI, new ways to detect users under age 13

🕔14:26, 31.Jul 2021

New Delhi, July 31  Admitting that it is not easy to detect and remove accounts belonging to people under the age of 13, Facebook has said that it is looking at ways to convince people under age 13 to not

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FB is ‘killing people’ with Covid misinformation : US President Joe Biden

FB is ‘killing people’ with Covid misinformation : US President Joe Biden

🕔12:26, 17.Jul 2021

San Francisco, July 17 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has hit out at Facebook again, saying that such social media platforms are allowing Covid vaccine misinformation to spread and are “killing people”. In an interaction with the media on Friday, Biden

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New rules to ensure responsible social media ecosystem: IT Minister

New rules to ensure responsible social media ecosystem: IT Minister

🕔19:38, 11.Jul 2021

New Delhi, July 11 India’s Electronics and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has reviewed the implementation of the new IT rules and said that these norms will ensure safer and responsible social media ecosystem in India. Taking to the India-made micro-blogging

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WhatsApp appoints Mahatme as ‘Head of Payments’ in India

WhatsApp appoints Mahatme as ‘Head of Payments’ in India

🕔15:48, 28.Jun 2021

New Delhi, June 28 Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Monday announced that it has appointed Manesh Mahatme to lead the growth of its Payments business in India. As Director of WhatsApp Payments – India, Mahatme will focus on enhancing the payments experience for

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Facebook expands affordable, fast internet access in India

Facebook expands affordable, fast internet access in India

🕔14:37, 15.Jun 2021

New Delhi, June 15  In a bid to expand affordable internet access for the public, Facebook India on Tuesday announced new partnerships with internet service providers (ISPs) D-Vois and Netplus. The ISPs will use Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi platform to

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Facebook purged 150 covert influence operations in last 4 years

Facebook purged 150 covert influence operations in last 4 years

🕔16:12, 29.May 2021

New Delhi, May 29  Facebook has taken down over 150 covert influence operations in the last four years or so that originated from over 50 nations, including India, and violated its policies. The covert influence operations (IO) originated from 2017

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Working hard to meet Indian IT rules for social media: Facebook

Working hard to meet Indian IT rules for social media: Facebook

🕔13:34, 25.May 2021

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) With the deadline to comply with the new IT rules meant for big social media platforms in India ending on Tuesday, Facebook said that the company aims to comply with the provisions of the new intermediary

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Twitter, Facebook may not be able to operate in India from May 26

Twitter, Facebook may not be able to operate in India from May 26

🕔07:17, 25.May 2021

New Delhi, May 25 The deadline to comply with the new legal rules meant for big social media platforms, which were issued by the government three months ago, is ending on Tuesday, threatening the operations of the likes of Twitter in

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Facebook’s monthly user base reaches 2.85B amid record sales

Facebook’s monthly user base reaches 2.85B amid record sales

🕔11:27, 29.Apr 2021

San Francisco, April 29 Facebook now has 2.85 billion monthly active users (MAUs), an increase of 10 per cent (year-over-year) while its daily active user base has reached 1.88 billion on average, an increase of 8 per cent. The social

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