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Facebook loses head of product Chris Cox and WhatsApp chief Chris Daniels

Two of Facebook’s top executives – head of product Chrix Co and WhatsApp chief Chris Daniels are leaving the company after disagreements with Mark Zuckerberg over the company’s future direction. Differences over new single integrated privacy focused platform: The departures... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Internet, Social Media, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Chris Cox, Chris Daniels, Industry Moves, Chrix Co


Facebook explains its worst outage as 3 million users head to Telegram

Facebook, if you didn't already know it, suffered a bit of an issue on Wednesday. An issue that took down not only its social networking site, but also Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger. On Thursday it offered an explanation. The post Facebook explains its worst outage as 3 million users head to Telegram appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Web, Whatsapp, Outage


Facebook's C-Suite Continues to Melt Down Amid Zuckerberg's Plan to Bundle Products

Chris Cox, one of the first handful of engineers hired to Facebook, a close personal friend of Mark Zuckerberg’s and, until very recently, Chief Product Officer of the entire suite of the company’s products, is departing the company.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Whatsapp, Zuckerberg, Chris Cox, Chris Daniels, Exits


Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Go Down

Facebook was down for 22 hours yesterday, and its sister apps Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger also saw extensive outages. It was unusual in the sense that the four applications are each distinct codebases, but perhaps not suprising as all four share the same massive infrastructure. The joke is that global worker productivity shoots up whenever Facebook goes down, and you would think that Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger are nothing more than distractions in our increasingly digi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Verizon, Facebook, Messenger, New York, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram, Downtime, Facebook Amazon Apple, Facebook Instagram WhatsApp, India Brazil Mexico


Did you make it through the Facebook outage without calling the police?

Instagram and WhatsApp were also hit. It wasn’t the apocalypse, but for some people, it felt like itWhen your grandchildren ask you how you made it through the Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage of March 2019, what will you tell them? Did you Google “Facebook down” to ascertain whether Facebook was, indeed, down? Did you call the emergency services?Amid the breakdown of digital society, the Australian breakfast television program Sunrise publicised apparently official advice not to contact ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Life and style, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram


As Massive Outage Plagues Facebook, Telegram Welcomes Millions of New Users

Slowly but surely, it appears that Facebook is getting its “family of apps” back online. The consequences of the longest outage in the company’s history, however, remain to be seen. On Thursday, one of Facebook’s underrecognized competitors, Telegram, said that it added three million new users in the last 24 hours.…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Whatsapp, Telegram, Cursed, Massive Outage Plagues Facebook Telegram


Yep, it’s not just you. Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are down for many

Facebook's family of apps has been suffering issues for much of the day. Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Facebook itself have been out of action for users around the world, with the company scrambling to sort it out. The post Yep, it’s not just you. Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are down for many appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Web, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram, Facebook Down, Instagram WhatsApp Facebook Messenger


Yup, it’s not just you. Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are down

Facebook's family of apps has been suffering issues for much of the day. Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Facebook itself have been out of action for users around the world, with the company scrambling to sort it out. The post Yup, it’s not just you. Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are down appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Web, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram, Facebook Down, Instagram WhatsApp Facebook Messenger


Facebook platforms suffer outages in Americas and Europe

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger have all been encountering problems on WednesdayFacebook has been suffering from outages across the world since around 12pm ET Wednesday.All four of the company’s main applications – Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger – were encountering problems, according to Downdetector.com. The outages appeared to be concentrated in the Americas and Europe. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Instagram, Americas, Social Media, World news, US news, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram, WednesdayFacebook


Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffer outages in Americas and Europe

The family of apps, including Messenger, have all been encountering problems but a company spokesman says it’s not a cyber-attackFacebook has been suffering from outages across the world since around 12pm ET Wednesday.All four of the company’s main applications – Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger – were encountering problems, according to Downdetector.com. The outages appeared to be concentrated in the Americas and Europe. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Instagram, Americas, Social Media, World news, US news, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram


Mark Zuckerberg: 'Privacy'

And on the sixth day of March the clouds above Menlo Park parted, and lo, Mark Zuckerberg spoke of privacy.Read more...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Whatsapp, Menlo Park, Thus Spake Zuckathustra, Big Boy Time


Zuckerberg wants messages to auto-expire to make Facebook a “living room”

On feed-based “broader social networks, where people can accumulate friends or followers until the services feel more public . . . it feels more like a town square than a more intimate space like a living room” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained in a blog post today. With messaging, groups, and ephemeral stories as the fastest growing social features, Zuckerberg laid out why he’s rethinking Facebook as a private living room where people can be comfortable being themselves without fear ...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Privacy, Russia, Tech, Whatsapp, Encryption, End-to-end Encryption, Policy, Facebook Messenger, Zuckerberg


Half of Child Grooming Cases Involve Facebook-Owned Platforms, UK Report Finds

Data compiled by the UK’s National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) found that in the past 18 months, over half of child grooming incidents in England and Wales where the communication method was known involved a Facebook-owned platform.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, UK, England, Science, Instagram, Wales, Whatsapp, Yikes, NSPCC, Child Grooming


IT Parliamentary Committee calls on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram reps to meet next month

The Indian Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology has called on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram representatives to discuss the safeguarding of citizens’ rights on online platforms, reports Business Standard. This meeting will be held on 6 March, and according to the report, the... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Instagram, Internet, Government, Social Media, Whatsapp, Policy, Content, Facebook WhatsApp, Content Moderation, Election Integrity, IT Parliamentary Committee


Medal.tv’s clipping service allows gamers to share the moments of their digital lives

As online gaming becomes the new social forum for living out virtual lives, a new startup called Medal.tv has raised $3.5 million for its in-game clipping service to capture and share the Kodak moments and digital memories that are increasingly happening in places like Fortnite or Apex Legends. Digital worlds like Fortnite are now far more than just a massively multiplayer gaming space. They’re places where communities form, where social conversations happen, and where, increasingly, people are ...
Tags: Travel, Google, TC, Gaming, Europe, Instagram, Digital, Kodak, Whatsapp, Software, Netherlands, Computing, Api, Satellite Imagery, Driver, Twitch


2018 really was more of a dumpster fire for online hate and harassment, ADL study finds

Around 37 percent of Americans were subjected to severe hate and harassment online in 2018, according to a new study by the Anti-Defamation League, up from about 18 percent in 2017. And over half of all Americans experienced some form of harassment according to the ADL study. Facebook users bore the brunt of online harassment on social networking sites according to the ADL study, with around 56 percent of survey respondents indicating that at least some of their harassment occurred on the pla...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Harassment, Instagram, Bullying, Youtube, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Cybercrime, Abuse, United States, Digital Media, Reddit, Cyberbullying, Behavior


The implications of Facebook’s messaging app integration

PRWeek recently published this article by our Strategy Director, Caroline Lucas-Garner looking at the criticism surrounding Facebook’s plans to integrate its three messaging platforms – Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp; and what the move could mean for users and brands. They’ve been kind enough to let us reproduce it below. Last month’s NYTimes article on the planned integration of Facebook’s three key messaging services created a flurry of interest, from trade and mainstream press. Facebook’s ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Social Media, Seo, Data, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Messaging Apps, Thought Leadership, WhatsApp Facebook, Instagram Messenger, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, Caroline Lucas Garner, Groups on Messenger


Facebook: 5 new fact-checkers for India, Regulation in Germany, Canada and startup acquisition

Facebook adds five IFCN-certified fact-checkers in India, now in 6 languages  Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Facebook has added 5 new third-party fact-checkers in India – India Today Group, Vishvas.news, Factly, Newsmobile, Fact Crescendo, the company said in a statement. The checkers are... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, News, Instagram, Privacy, Internet, India, Social Media, Whatsapp, Regulation, Content, Fact Check, Germany Canada, Fake News, IFCN


How to prepare for an investment apocalypse

Micah Rosenbloom Contributor Micah Rosenbloom is a venture partner at Founder Collective. More posts by this contributor Startups need to respect the laws of retail physics Unlike 2000 and 2008, everyone in the startup world is expecting a crash to come at any moment, but few are taking concrete steps to prepare for it. If you’re running a venture-backed startup, you should probably get on that. First, go read from Sequoia to g...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Column, Craigslist, Money, Instagram, Entrepreneurship, Finance, US, Tech, Economy, Whatsapp, United States, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions


German antitrust office limits Facebook’s data-gathering

A lengthy antitrust probe into how Facebook gathers data on users has resulted in Germany’s competition watchdog banning the social network giant from combining data on users across its own suite of social platforms without their consent. The investigation of Facebook data-gathering practices began in March 2016. The decision by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, , also prohibits Facebook from gathering data on users from third party websites — such as via tracking pixels and social plug-ins —...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Instagram, Privacy, Germany, US, Social Media, Linkedin, Tech, Eu, European Union, Bbc, Snapchat


Facebook Says It Needs to Collect All Your Data to Protect Against Terrorism and Child Abuse

Facebook was slapped with a ruling in Germany today that limits how the social media giant can collect data across its multiple platforms, like WhatsApp and Instagram. And Facebook is not happy about it, to say the least. The company says it’s collecting all of that data for your own good. They’re simply using their…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Privacy, Germany, Whatsapp, Surveillance, Donald Trump, Data Privacy, Sheryl Sandberg, Instagram and Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, President Trump, delete Facebook, Bundeskartellamt


Facebook to share private chat and account details with Delhi Police for sensitive cases: report

Facebook will provide details of private chats to the Delhi police in sensitive cases, like those related to crimes against women and children, senior Facebook officials told cyber wing officers in a meeting last week, reports the Indian Express. MediaNama has reached out to Facebook to more... ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Instagram, Privacy, Police, Government, Social Media, Data, Whatsapp, Law Enforcement, Policy, Delhi, Delhi Police, Indian Express MediaNama


Facebook’s 1.5B daily user growth was driven by India, Indonesia, and Philippines in Q4FY19

Facebook reported a 30% year-on-year increase in revenues to $16.91 billion, of which ad revenue was $16.6 billion (or 98%), while revenue from payments and other fees was $2.7 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2018. Mobile ad revenues accounted for 93% of ad revenues, up from 89% in... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, News, Instagram, Internet, Social Media, Whatsapp, Philippines, Earnings, India Indonesia, Earnings Dec-18


Facebook plans ‘major improvements’ as platforms grow to 2.7 billion users

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger now have an estimated 2.7 billion users -- and Facebook is making big plans. During the end of year conference call to investors, CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared the company's plans for expansion in 2019. The post Facebook plans ‘major improvements’ as platforms grow to 2.7 billion users appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram WhatsApp, number of Facebook users


EU data watchdog raises concerns over Facebook integration

Irish commission that regulates site requests urgent briefing on platforms mergerFacebook’s plan to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger could raise significant data protection concerns, according to the Irish commission that regulates the social network in the EU.The Data Protection Commission has asked for an urgent briefing with Facebook Ireland so it can assess the proposals, it said in a statement. “The Irish DPC will be very closely scrutinising Facebook’s plans as they develop...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Europe, Technology, Media, Instagram, Privacy, Social Networking, Social Media, Eu, World news, Whatsapp, Encryption, Ireland, Digital Media, Facebook Messenger


Facebook’s merger plan causing concern among lawmakers and security experts

A Facebook plan to potentially merge Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram has caused controversy this week. Now some experts and lawmakers are raising concerns about the privacy implications and antitrust issues stemming from the plan. The post Facebook’s merger plan causing concern among lawmakers and security experts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Trends, Web, Whatsapp, End-to-end Encryption


Facebook to integrate messenger with Instagram and WhatsApp

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are integrating their messenger services, potentially giving agents new ways to communicate with potential clients.
Tags: Facebook, Messenger, Technology, Instagram, Marketing, Whatsapp, Radio, Industry News, Facebook Instagram, News Brief


Facebook wants to merge messaging in Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram

Facebook is reportedly planning on merging messaging services in Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. The goal seems to be to allow users to message each other no matter what platform they are using. The change is planned for 2020. The post Facebook wants to merge messaging in Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Business, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger


Facebook to integrate Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp

Merger of three platforms would allow users to text each other without switching appsFacebook is reportedly considering a merger of its three messaging platforms – WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger – allowing users to send messages between the networks for the first time.The plans are said to come directly from the Facebook chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, the New York Times has reported, and would involve rewriting the basic software of the three apps to ensure they were interoperable...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Whatsapp, Encryption, Facebook Messenger, New York Times, Gdpr, Instagram Messenger


Facebook to encrypt Instagram messages ahead of integration with WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger

Facebook is planning to roll out end-to-end encryption for Instagram messages, as part of a broader integration effort across company’s messaging platforms, including WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. First reported by The New York Times, the social media giant said reworking the underlying infrastructure of its three messaging apps to allow users to talk to each other more easily. The apps will reportedly remain independent of one another — with Instagram and WhatsApp bringing in 1 billion...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Privacy, US, Tech, Spokesperson, Whatsapp, Encryption, Facebook Messenger, New York Times, Times, Photo Sharing, Social Network, Operating Systems



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