Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Tag Archives: Facebook

TikTok crossed Facebook and Instagram

LONDON: Social media app TikTok has just crossed 1.5 billion downloads worldwide, becoming the third most downloaded non-gaming app in 2019. The report comes from SensorTower’s latest analysis, which shows that TikTok has overthrown Facebook and is now behind WhatsApp and Messenger in terms of total downloads. However, this only ...

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Facebook removes billions of fake accounts, child abuse posts

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said it has taken down about 5.4 billion fake accounts this year,along with millions of posts depicting child abuse and suicide, in a sign of the persistent battle on social media against manipulation and misinformation. Between April and September, Facebook said it took down 3.2 billion fake accounts. ...

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Facebook admits 100 developers accessed private user information

LONDON: Facebook has revealed that it unintentionally gave software developers access to user date including the names and profile pictures of people in specific groups on the social networking site. Facebook has been restricting software developer access to its user data following reports in March 2018 that political consulting firm ...

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Libra key to America’s financial leadership: Mark Zuckerberg

WASHINGTON: Facebook’s proposed digital coin Libra would “extend America’s financial leadership” in the world, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in remarks for delivery to lawmakers released. In the testimony released a day ahead of Zuckerberg’s appearance before a House of Representatives committee, the head of the world’s biggest social network ...

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4 dead in Bangladesh riot over offensive Facebook post

DHAKA: Four people were killed Sunday when Bangladesh police fired on a crowd after clashes erupted over a Facebook post that angered Muslims. Thousands of people took to the streets in the town of Borhanuddin, in Bangladesh’s southern Bhola district, to protest the post that allegedly criticized the Prophet Muhammad. ...

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TikTok surpasses Facebook, Instagram in app downloads

LONDON: Video creating and sharing app, TikTok, has surpassed top social networking apps including Instagram, Snapchat, Helo, and Twitter, in terms of downloads on the Google Play Store. The Sensor Tower Report 2019 ranked TikTok as the most downloaded social media app worldwide for September 2019 with close to 60 ...

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Marcus says Libra won’t be controlled by a single company

WASHINGTON: Facebook executive David Marcus tried to calm the fears of officials threatening to block its proposed digital currency, saying Libra won’t be controlled by a single company. The head of Facebook’s Libra currency project sought to address the main issue raised by France’s Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire: the ...

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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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