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Back in 2017, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg envisioned augmented reality (AR) as a future of technology, while addressing developers at the Annual F8 Developer Conference (F8). With over 2 billion active users on Facebook, let us peek though the evolution of its AR platform. Zuckerberg was fascinated by the augmented reality concept right when he was first exposed to Oculus Go headset. He said, “I used to think that glasses were going to be the first mainstream augmented reality platform,” at his keynote at F8 in 2017. Contradicting h...
The world’s largest social network, Facebook which prides 2.2 billion users has announced its intention to shut down three of its apps for failing to meet with projected expectations. The apps: Moves, Hello, and TBH had failed to gain traction and will cease to exist in the coming weeks, Facebook disclosed in a press release yesterday. Moves, Hello and TBH will be collapsed at disparate times and Facebook says it will delete all user data on the different apps within 90 days. According to TechCrunch, Facebook Hello app which suffer...
Facebook’s private data for its European users may not have been obtained by Cambridge Analytica. This is coming on the heels of criticisms triggered by a scandal of great consequence which sparked global outrage as the social media giant continues to tackle and defend. According to Stephen Satterfield, a privacy policy director at Facebook, while speaking to the European Union parliamentarians in a hearing on Monday, he said: “the best information we have suggests that no Facebook EU data was shared by Dr. [Aleksandr] Kogan with Camb...
Facebook Inc. has introduced a new tool, Brand Collabs Manager for helping the content creator community. The new collaboration tool aims to facilitate an effortless connection between content creators and brands. Facebook’s new branded content collaboration will enable creators to grow their audience base and hence earn more money. The social media giant’s new collaboration tool Brand Collabs Manager is a sort of two-way search engine platform for advertisers and content creators. Here the tool highlights each creator’s audience dat...
The founding father of virtual reality, Jaron Lanier does not consider Facebook and Google as social network platforms. Rather he labels these tech giants as behavior modification empires. At the TED2018 in Vancouver, Canada, Lanier spoke about the rise of digital culture and how it has gradually turned into a haunted vision. He commenced the session with, “so we talked about extinction as being one and the same as the need to create an alluring, infinitely creative future. And I still believe that that alternative of creativity as a...
Before now, Facebook had dominated the social landscape the most frequently used and popular social media platform among youths in America –that’s no longer the case now, according to recent studies. A survey released by Pew Research Center on Thursday show that 51% of U.S. teenagers (ages 13 to 17) now use Facebook, making it the fourth most frequently used social media platform, after YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat. The survey, which is the research team’s first since 2015 indicates a shift in teens’ social media use based on how ...
WhatsApp is banning anyone under 16 years old from using the app in Europe. As spotted by Reuters, it’s raising the age limit by three years in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which goes into effect on May 25, 2018. “If you live in a country in the European Region, you must be at least 16 years old to use our Services or such greater age required in your country to register for or use our Services,” WhatsApp’s new Terms of Service say. “In addition to being of the minimum required age to...
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25, 2018, gives 1.9 billion users more power over their personal data. For weeks, Facebook has been scrambling to become GDPR compliant so it won’t lose out on the $1 billion per quarter in advertising revenue. Turns out, Facebook is planning to try and exempt all users outside the US and Canada (who are currently subject to regulations that may apply to the company’s foreign headquarters in Ireland) to make an end-run around the privacy regu...
The British political consulting firm responsible for Facebook data infringe, Cambridge Analytica was planning to launch its own cryptocurrency earlier this year through initial coin offering before getting hooked on data leak scandal, Verge reports. A former employee at the company, Brittany Kaiser in her statement to New York Times confirmed that the virtual currency would have helped Cambridge Analytica to acquire online personal data, which could be sold. The personal data of more than 87 million Facebook users has already been h...
Facebook is dealing with a huge crisis as its users are venting with the #DeleteFacebook movement since the outbreak of Cambridge Analytica scandal. State attorneys, lawyers and investors are demanding answers about the "unauthorized use of its user information" by political affiliates during the US 2016 election. If the Facebook scandal doesn't die out soon, the company would pay with outrageous consequences. According to Business Insider, head of technology research for GBH Insights, Dan instigates that this crisis is proposing ann...