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Facebook to notify users whose data was breached

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Facebook has started notifying users that were affected by the Cambridge Analytica expose. About 87 million Facebook users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a detailed message on their news feeds. The social networking giant

Facebook suspends Canadian firm AggregateIQ amid data row

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Cambridge Analytica expose has rocked the social networking giant, Facebook to the core. Since then, the Mark Zuckerberg led company has been in a damage control mode bringing in new privacy tools, settings and of course more transparency for its

Over 5 lac Indians potentially affected by Facebook data breach

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Cambridge Analytica expose that had opened a pandora box for social networking giant Facebook refuses to tame down. Now in a new confession of sorts, Facebook has said that the number of users whose information was illegally shared with the

Facebook’s new bulk removal option lets users delete third-party apps

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As part of damage control after the Cambridge Analytica expose, Facebook has brought in a new tool that lets users remove third-party apps in bulk to stop sharing information with them. Now, when you go to the apps section of

Mozilla’s new extension blocks Facebook from tracking users

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Mozilla Firefox has launched an online extension that prevents Facebook from tracking users online activity. The extension named Facebook Container blocks Facebook from tracking users when they click on ads or links that take them off the site. Once you install

Facebook revamps its privacy settings amid outcry

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After facing a lot of criticism over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has announced to revamp its privacy settings making it simpler for the users to control their data. The social networking giant in a blog post said, “In coming

Facebook denies logging users’ call history without permission

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Looks like Facebook has got itself into a tough spot this time. Last week, a report surfaced which stated that Facebook has been logging users call and text history without their permission. The social media giant, however, has denied all

Facebook facing multiple lawsuits after Cambridge Analytica expose

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Facebook is currently facing four lawsuits from different quarters thanks to the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal, as per SFGate report. The analytics firm is said to have misused the data of over 50 million Facebook users and violated the

Facebook rocked by Cambridge Analytica expose

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While we all know that Facebook’s platform was misused for political ads during 2016 US Presidential elections, the finger so far was being pointed only towards some Russian operatives. Now, in new revelations, UK-based data-consultancy firm Data Analytica has taken

Facebook’s Instant Games is now open for all developers

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Facebook’s Instant Games platform which was launched in 2016, has been made available to all developers. The Instant Games platform lets developers build and monetize games for the News Feed as well as Messenger. The Facebook Instant Games Platform is an

Facebook-owned Onavo launches an app that locks down other apps

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Privacy is a major concern today and Facebook wants to ensure that all the data of its users are safe and protected. Hence the social networking giant- owned Onavo has quietly launched an Android app called Bolt App Lock that

Facebook brings video chats to Messenger Lite

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Facebook has added video chat feature to its lightweight app- Messenger Lite. The app will offer users to stay connected to their family and friends in areas with a slower internet connection. The social networking company states, “Video chats are

Facebook ends alternative News Feed experiment

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Facebook has decided to end its ill-received experiment with the alternative news feed feature called “Explore.” Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s head of News Feed, said in a blogpost announcing the change that the experiment had been motivated by “consistent feedback” that people wanted

Facebook expands job-posting tool to take on LinkedIn

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Facebook is expanding its job posting tool to 40 more countries including the UK, Spain, and Brazil aimed at connecting members with local work. Facebook Vice President Alex Himel called the move as a “new stage of the diversification of the social network.” While the

Sony India allows users to upload 3D scans directly to Facebook timeline

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Sony India has rolled out a new update to its 3D Creator app which will be applicable to its flagship smartphones, Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ Premium. The new feature allows users to upload their 3D scans directly to their

Facebook Messenger Kids now available for Android users in the US

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Facebook’s Messenger Kids which lets parents control who kids can talk to is arriving on Android in the US. TechCrunch first reported on the Android rollout. The app gives parents the control over who their kids talk to, allowing them to

Facebook launches Lists, a feature that lets users create their own list

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Facebook has launched a new feature called “Lists”. As per a TechCrunch report, the feature allows users to make a list of various things including New Year’s resolution, daily to-do things, restaurants to try, travel ideas and many more. The

Vimeo announces two new tools to help creators grow their business

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Vimeo, the video-sharing website has announced two new tools to help creators grow and expand their audiences. The new tools are called Simulcast- allows live video to be streamed to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Periscope at the same time and Publish

Facebook app is now available on Reliance JioPhone

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Facebook is now available on Reliance Jio 4G feature phone. This new version of the Facebook app is built specially for Jio KaiOS, a web based operating system designed for JioPhone, so that its users get the best experience of

Facebook is adding a news section to Watch

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Facebook is creating a news section within it’s video platform Watch to feature breaking news stories, the head of the company’s journalism project, Campbell Brown, said at Recode’s Code Media conference on Monday. The move comes weeks after Facebook announced it would play