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The French Minister of the Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, warned that Libra, Facebook’s controversial cryptocurrency, won’t be permitted in France if it’s launched as planned next year. Speaking at an OECD conference in Paris, the minister said Facebook Libra would put national security and sovereignty of governments at risk. Le Maire - an outspoken opponent of the cryptocurrency – also said that Libra threatens to undermine the euro and destabilize the entire French economy. He told the crowd that if France’s economy took a hi...
Why should Mark Zuckerberg have all the fun? Facebook Messenger is rolling out “unsend” feature for its users more than 10 months after it promised to do so after it was discovered coyly removing messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg from their recipients’ inbox. Facebook stopped using the secret “unsend” feature and promised not to delete messages again until it could make a broader delete message feature available. The previous feature allowed users to delete a sent message so they wouldn’t see it in their inbox. However, the recipien...
Facebook has inked lucrative deals with Samsung and other Android smartphone makers to make it impossible for people to delete the app. Bloomberg reported that the app comes pre-installed onto Android devices and can only be disabled and not permanently deleted. The revelation has caused quite a stir among Android users many of whom have taken up to Twitter to announce they’re now swinging to the mighty Apple. A Facebook spokesperson said the deals were put together in place to give loyal Android users “the best” smartphone experien...
Instagram founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger announced on Monday their exit from the parent company, Facebook Inc. The pair, reportedly, decided to leave due to soured relationships with Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, over the vision for Instagram. “We’re planning on leaving Instagram to explore our curiosity and creativity again,” Systrom said in a prepared statement posted on the Instagram blog. “Building new things requires that we step back, understand what inspires us and match that with what the world needs; that’s what...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday at the company's F8 developer conference acknowledged that 2018 has been an "intense year" for the company. And many would agree with that statement, including the faithful Facebook users who would either accept that data scandal is part of social media standards or pretend that Cambridge Analytica which is now shutting down has willingly given up the credentials to seamlessly sway their political choices in the nearest future. Facebook unveiled several new features set to be included in its va...
WhatsApp co-founder & CEO Jan Koum quits Facebook over disagreements with the company which acquired the free messaging app a few years ago. WhatsApp was designed with a disdain for ads and a focus on privacy, but the parent company is now pressured to start making money from its services, The Guardian reports. Jan Koum who co-founded the Facebook-owned messaging app 9 years ago is having disagreements with Facebook over privacy and encryption. The Guardian reports that Koum will also step down from Facebook's board of directors,...
Three months ago, Facebook confirmed testing downvote button by releasing the button to some users and informing the public through posts. This move which is tagged a Reddit-like concept is aimed at improving the quality of interaction among users on Facebook and to further depict the company’s original intent in social media. Now, Facebook is taking things further by rolling out the downvote button to more users across the globe. The feature allows users to label comments ‘offensive,’ ‘misleading’ or ‘off topic’ aside from hiding the...
With Facebook under fire for exposing 87 million user profiles in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social network is being pressed to consider a different business model; one where users will have to foot the bill to opt out of the targeted ad model. An ad-free Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg confirmed the strategy to possibly make an ad-free Facebook where users will pay for their privacy at last week’s Capitol Hill appearance. Senator Bill Nelson asked how Facebook users who do not wish to see targeted ads could stop the...
Right from the time virtual and augmented reality became a trend in the tech world, Mark Zuckerberg was always persistent on implementing the same in his projects. Taking this vision into consideration, Facebook acquired Oculus in the year of 2014. This $2 billion acquisition was solely in order to develop technology in the augmented reality field. The company has also set aside a budget of another few billions for extensive study on the same. On Thursday, the company hinted about an augmented reality project which is a first for them...
Months after announcing that it would bring original content to its platform, Facebook has officially introduced Watch, a new platform for users to watch original TV shows and live content. For television viewers, that will mean the addition of yet another destination for entertainment and more. Facebook Watch, the much-awaited update to its video section will include short episodic shows that Facebook didn’t have before. The new tab on Facebook will showcase shows slated to debut on August 28. As of now, 40 shows from a range of pub...
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