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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...
Facebook is testing a downvote button with some users to further depict the quality of social media it has in mind. The new feature is expected to allow users to label comments as “offensive,” “off topic” or “misleading,” before the content is hidden from their view. Facebook downvote button was activated for some users (only in the US) on February 8, in the comment section of posts “within Facebook groups.” According to the Daily Beast, they received some screenshot from some of the downvote-enabled users, and a spokesperson from Fa...
We make use of the social networking sites on a daily basis. It brings to us new ideas and news from all across the globe. But it is also a fact that social media can never be trusted with whatever you read. We hate to admit that we too make use of the social networking sites more than we should but then at least we know (or we feel so) that we need to be more cautious than ever! Technology has taken over humans in a way that is shocking and mind-boggling. The internet then came into play and took over people’s lives in unimaginable ...
Whoever controls social media, controls the world. In the 21st century cultural landscape, social-media-follower counts far exceed tabloid’s paid circulation. Official announcements or statements are sent to PR companies and major media outlets anymore, they’re directly published by uploading a screenshot to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For better or worse, whoever seems to have figured it out has the power to change the world. The Arab Spring is one of the best-known examples of how we can use social media to do some good to the...
Last year, a group of people launched an app called Houseparty. Houseparty is an app that comes from the ones who brought us the live streaming app Meerat. Meerat was an app that initiated a feature of group video chat. Eventually, Meerat saw competition in the form of Facebook Live and Periscope owned by Twitter. After this, the owner of the app, Ben Rubin and his team built another app- Houseparty, as reported by The Verge. In this app, a user gets notified whenever his friends have the app opened. Moreover, it invites the user to v...
The latest shocking news revealed by The Guardian in its series of reports is regarding the guidelines for content pertaining to threats, violence, etc. on the social media site Facebook. It is not just two or three reports, but a complete series that include thousands of internal documents. The Facebook rules leaked are regarding the rules and regulations set up by the social media platform that determines what content remains on its site. Among these leaked rules are those that cover content regulations for threats, violence, and nu...
Facebook is not just a stand-alone app; it has a family of apps. Have you ever seen that pictures you post on Instagram can also be uploaded on Facebook with just one click? Also, you can have conversations with your Facebook friends using Messenger. Even though these are different apps, they belong to the same family, the Facebook family. Seemingly, the Facebook family is now moving towards a new feature, the cross platform notifications. Facebook Family getting Intertwined for Notifications All the three apps are personally te...
On April 12, Facebook Inc. made an official blog post informing that it has made improvements in protecting the integrity of Facebook activities. Facebook is targeting fake news highly aiming at fake accounts. The California company is rolling out major changes making fake accounts creation a tough task. Facebook believes that meaningful connections are only possible through authentic interactions. As Facebook fake accounts create and spread spam; the social platform’s team wants to focus on keeping off such kind of inauthentic activi...
Apparently, Facebook is using its popularity for a good cause. The flagship social network is launching its first nationwide voter registration drive. This is an attempt to urge all the citizens of U.S to participate in the voting process. This is a special feature which will appear on the homepage of the people of U.S to encourage them to vote. Facebook hopes that through this feature, the number of voters might improve. This is because majority of the people check their Facebook newsfeed regularly and hence such a reminder will be u...
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