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Facebook may be planning subscription-based news service

By : CIOL Writers

If you are used to getting insights into what is happening around the world with Facebook, your news consumption habits are about to be changed. Facebook could begin testing a paywall for subscription based news service as early as October,

Teens bullied the most on Instagram and Facebook: Survey

By : CIOL Writers

British anti-bullying organization Ditch The Label conducted a new survey that reveals teens are bullied the most on Instagram with Facebook coming in next. With over 1 lakh people between the ages of 12 and 20 taking part in the survey,

Facebook fights fake news by disabling modified links previews

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook has started implementing a new feature that can prevent fake news from circulating on the social media. To combat the menace of fake news, Facebook is removing the ability to modify shared link previews on Facebook. This means that non-publisher

HTC users complain about seeing ads in keyboard

By : CIOL Writers

Getting ads while accessing any website could be too frustrating. HTC users have recently reported of seeing ads while using the company’s built-in keyboard TouchPal. The company says it won’t be showing ads on TouchPal, HTC’s built- in keyboard app.

Facebook’s new feature lets you create your own animated GIF image

By : CIOL Writers

In today’s world, emojis are vital to any communication. Emojis and animated GIF are the most preferred form of communication than having to type. Facebook is introducing a built-in GIF creator in its iOS app to cash in on the

India has the world’s largest number of active Facebook users

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook announced a couple of months ago that it has a daily active user count of 2 billion users, out of which 184 million users are from India alone. At that time, India accounted for second largest Facebook audience behind

For the sake of VR: Oculus $200 standalone VR headset could be in the making

By : CIOL Writers

VR may not have taken off in a way many in the tech industry wanted or expected it to be. But that isn’t stopping them from trying to sell the technology that is touted to be the next big thing

WhatsApp not doing enough to protect user data from surveillance: EFF

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook-owned WhatsApp may be one of the most popular means of communicating with friends and family across the globe but users need to be cautious while using the messaging app as it does not provide enough protection to users against

Facebook slashes price of its Oculus Rift VR headset to $399 for limited period

By : CIOL Writers

Oculus, the virtual reality company owned by Facebook, is temporarily cutting down prices of its Rift headset to $399 — two-thirds of the price the company was charging less than five months ago. In a blog post, the company said

GoTBot is your Game of Thrones’ digital encyclopedia before next season hits off

By : CIOL Writers

Seven years is a long time. When people have a hard time remembering important happenings or characters from their own life, how can they keep a tag of all the characters of a show whose Season 7 premiere is just around the

Facebook finds a new way to fight fake news

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook has found a new way to identify and remove false and spam news in the user’s News Feed. The social network is using artificial intelligence to identify when a link leads to a website of worst user experience, like

Facebook rolls out ‘Discover’ to quickly find and interact with Messenger bots

By : CIOL Writers

Announced at F8, Facebook is rolling out a new feature, ‘Discover,’ a hub inside Messenger to quickly find new bots to interact with. Available only to the US users, Discover will be social network’s yet another effort at reconciling with chatbots. Posted

Facebook is now the most influential social network in the world with 2bn users

By : CIOL Writers

Mark Zuckerberg has added another billion to its already extensive user base. Yes, now Facebook has 2 billion monthly users. That’s basically two-thirds of the world’s population with Internet access. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the milestone on a post and

Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter join hands to combat terrorism

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube, and Twitter have joined hands to combat growing terrorism across the globe. The quartet has announced a new partnership aimed at reducing the accessibility of internet services to terrorists. Called the “Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism,”

Facebook in talks with Hollywood for original shows: Report

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook’s fondness with videos is no secret. Now, to up its game, the social media giant is in talks with Hollywood studios for original scripted TV shows, in some cases offering up to $3 million per episode, according to The

YouTube lays out plan to fight extremist content on its platform

By : CIOL Writers

In the recent months, social media platforms have been under pressure to do more against content that promotes extremist and terrorist propaganda. Now, YouTube has outlined four steps that it’s taking to curb extremist activity on its platform. “While we and

Facebook is seeking users’ help with censorship, safety & more

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook is seeking help from its nearly 2 billion users to help the platform combat major online issues. The company has published a list of seven questions to promote open debate on subjects like terrorism, censorship, and fake news. Facebook

Instagram wants to show more transparency with paid posts

By : CIOL Writers

From colorful vacation photos, mouth-watering food recipes to designer clothes, and accessories, Instagram posts are quite interesting and appealing to look at. But many times, most of such posts are paid ads. Popular influencers and celebrities are paid to promote

Nokia launches world’s fastest network chips used for routers

By : CIOL Writers

Nokia announced the launch of world’s fastest chip, making a breakthrough into the core router market dominated by rivals Juniper and Cisco, giving a boost to its existing network business. The new Nokia products promise it to help win business with

GIF button for comments goes live on Facebook

By : CIOL Writers

After three months of testing, Facebook is finally rolling out the new GIF comment button to make reply threads more interesting and lively. To mark the 30th anniversary of the GIF format, the social network is extending the fun tool that lets