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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

Facebook testing ‘downvote’ button to flag inappropriate comments

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Facebook is testing a new feature called ‘downvote’ button which lets users flag inappropriate comments and provide feedback about them. The downvote button will help clean up your timeline of hateful comments and fake news posts. Facebook confirmed the feature

Facebook’s Quill brings free animation tools to its app

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Quill, Facebook’s VR painting tool has announced its biggest update to date. The program now includes a set of animation tools which will let you draw and arrange discrete frames into animation sequences. With helpful tools to visualize previous frames and

Facebook beats expectations but witnesses slow user growth for Q4

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Facebook reported strong fourth-quarter earnings and revenue on Wednesday despite the fact that users spent tens of millions of hours less with the social network each day. Facebook reached $12.97 billion in revenue with $2.21 adjusted GAAP earnings per share if you don’t

Facebook bans cryptocurrency and ICO ads

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Updating its advertising policy, Facebook has announced in a blog post that it now prohibits ads that use “misleading or deceptive promotional practices,” which, according to the social media platform, includes ads of cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum, and initial coin

Facebook poaches Google’s AR product director Nikhil Chandhok

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Google’s director of Product for AR, Nikhil Chandhok is joining Facebook to lead product management of the Camera team working on augmented reality. Chandhok worked on Google’s ARCore smartphone augmented reality platform as well as its Daydream VR platform in his

Facebook launches pilot program for game streamers much like Twitch

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Facebook is exploring the game streaming market by introducing a pilot program for gaming streamers. The social network has created a new program for game streamers which will enable them to earn money similar to Twitch and YouTube. The company announced

Facebook’s AI head steps down; former IBM exec Jerome Pesenti hired

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Facebook’s head of internal artificial intelligence research division, Yann LeCun has decided to step down from the position in order to take a more dedicated research role. Jerome Pesenti, former CEO of AI startup BenevolentTech and CTO of IBM’s Big Data group has

Facebook acquires ID authentication startup Confirm

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Facebook is acquiring Confirm, a software firm that specializes in authenticating government-issued identification cards. The Boston-based startup will shut down as both its team and technology will be rolled into Facebook, where it could help users who are locked out of

Facebook programmer invents Flick, a new unit of time

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Facebook announced that their programmers have invented a new time unit called Flick. According to Facebook, Flick is the smallest time unit which is larger than a nanosecond. Flicks is defined as 1/705,600,000 of a second. Flick derives its name from

Facebook to survey users to determine trustworthiness of news sources

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In order to combat fake news, Facebook is asking its users to complete a survey to determine what is a high-quality content. The survey will be used to implement News Feed rankings and Facebook plans to test this feature in