Monday, 14 October 2019

Tag Archives: Facebook

Mastercard, Visa, eBay and others exit Libra Cryptocurrency Group

LONDON: A week after PayPal left Facebook’s Libra Association, Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe and Mercado Pago too have all withdrawn from the project. The Libra Association is a project which Facebook plans to launch, what it envisions as a global currency. The project was launched in June with 28 members. ...

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Facebook launches selfie filter in campaign

BIRMINGHAM: On World Mental Health Day, Facebook launched a ‘Let’s Talk’ filter on Facebook and Messenger to help people have important conversations around mental health. Developed with inputs from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the filter acts as an invitation for friends who might be struggling to reach out for ...

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London police and Facebook move to stop live terror streaming

LONDON police and Facebook said on Tuesday they plan to share resources to stop the live streaming of terrorist attacks like that in Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier this year. The Metropolitan Police will share video of its firearms officers training with Facebook to help the company develop technology to identify ...

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Not Selling WhatsApp or Instagram at Any Cost: Mark Zuckerberg

WASHINGTON: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a US lawmaker’s call to break his company, saying he’s not going to sell WhatsApp or Instagram at any cost. Senator Josh Hawley (Missouri Republican) tweeted that he met Zuckerberg during his visit to Washington, DC, and asked him to sell Instagram and ...

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Facebook launches dating service

WASHINGTON: Facebook rolled out its online dating service for the United States, a move taking on rivals such as smartphone app Tinder. The free “Facebook Dating” site which was announced last year and already available in other countries will allow users to link their Facebook and Instagram post to a ...

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Mohsin Abbas Haider’s wife files for divorce

LOLLYWOOD actor Mohsin Abbas Haider’s wife Fatima Sohail Naqvi has filed for Khula at Lahore’s family court. Fatima accused Mohsin of torturing her, according to information. She also told the court that her husband has extra marital affair. Fatima further requested the court to approve her khula plea. In July, ...

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Apple to restrict FB and WhatsApp messaging feature

LONDON: Apple Inc is making a change to its mobile operating system that will restrict a feature that apps like Facebook Inc’s Messenger and WhatsApp use to make voice calls over the internet, The Information reported. The calling feature in the apps runs in the background even when not in ...

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Facebook is changing the name of WhatsApp, Instagram

LONDON: Facebook confirmed that it’s changing the name of its two most popular apps, Instagram and WhatsApp, to better disclose its ownership of the apps. Soon, Instagram will be known as “Instagram from Facebook” while WhatsApp will become “WhatsApp from Facebook.” The re-branding effort was discovered on Friday by journalists ...

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Facebook’s Libra currency under fire

LONDON (AFP) – Facebook’s planned virtual unit Libra, already under heavy attack from US President Donald Trump and global regulators, faces scepticism among the wider cryptocurrency community as well. One theme – besides Brexit – dominated discussion among the movers and shakers from London’s financial technology or FinTech industry as ...

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Kolkata Actor thrown out Of Uber Cab, Threatened

KOLKATA: A Indian Bengali television actor has alleged that she was “thrown out” of a cab and threatened by her Uber driver in Kolkata on Wednesday when she was going for a shoot. The driver has been arrested. Swastika Dutta, a popular actor in Bengali serials, has narrated her ordeal ...

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