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WhatsApp is delaying a new policy change after critics claimed the update would have turned over user data to Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington DC on Oct. 23, 2019. Facebook owns WhatsApp. Andrew Harnik/AP WhatsApp is delaying by three months the rollout of a new policy that some critics said would turn over user data to Facebook. Users originally were set to opt in or out of the policy change on February 8 and will now not have to until May 15. WhatsApp said the delay is due to "confusion" and "misinformation" surrounding the new policy, which it said will "not expand our ability to shar...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Trends, Whatsapp, Washington Dc, Data Privacy, Signal, Messaging Apps, Andrew Harnik, Tech Insider, Facebook Users, Katie Canales, Signal Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Signal won't replace WhatsApp, the cofounder of both encrypted messaging apps says. Instead, people will use the 2 services for different conversations.

Signal founder Brian Acton (left) and Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook owns WhatsApp. Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED, Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Encrypting messaging service Signal will not replace WhatsApp, the co-founder of both apps has predicted. Downloads of Signal have skyrocketed since rival WhatsApp announced it would make users share some personal data with parent company Facebook. Brian Acton, executive chairman of the Signal Foundation,...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Privacy, Trends, European Union, Whatsapp, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, Encrypted Messaging, Acton, Sensor Tower, Tech Insider, Facebook Users, Brian Acton

Signal’s Brian Acton talks about exploding growth, monetization and WhatsApp data-sharing outrage

Brian Acton is crossing paths again with Facebook. Over more than a decade of building and operating WhatsApp, the company’s co-founder first competed against and then sold his instant messaging app to the social juggernaut. Only a few years ago he parted ways with the company that made him a billionaire in a bitter split over messaging and privacy. Now Acton says the ongoing outrage over what Facebook has done to the messaging service he helped build is driving people to his latest project — Si...
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Facebook sees $37 billion in market value erased after 3rd quarter earnings reveal decline in US users

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook shares tumbled 6% during Friday intraday trading after the tech giant's earnings revealed a decline in US users. The stock decline resulted in nearly $37 billion being erased from Facebook's market value. Facebook reported better-than-expected earnings per share, revenue, global daily active users, and global monthly active users for the third quarter. Watch Facebook trade live here.Facebook shares dropped roughly 6% on Friday morning after reporting a de...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Trends, Markets, Canada, FB, Wehner, Facebook Users, Andrew Left, Watch Facebook, Facebook earnings, Dave Wehner, Facebook Stock, COVID, Emily Graffeo

Oversight Board, Facebook’s independent appeals body, goes live

Facebook’s Oversight Board — a court of appeals of sorts for the social media giant — has gone live. Facebook and Instagram users whose content has been taken down can appeal to the Oversight Board (OSB) for independent review, it announced on Thursday. However, users cannot yet flag content that they want taken down from these platforms. The OSB was first proposed in November 2018, after years of Facebook being subject to intense criticism for its lacklustre enforcement of its content moderatio...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, India, US, Myanmar, Delhi, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Delhi Assembly, Jamal Greene, Facebook Users, Content Moderation, Krishnaswamy

Facebook Dating finally launches in Europe, having been delayed since Valentine's Day over data protection concerns

An image from Facebook showing video-calling in Facebook Dating. Facebook Facebook Dating has finally launched in Europe after nine-month delay. The in-app feature finds matches based on preferences, interests, and activity on Facebook. EU regulators postponed a planned Valentine's-Day launch over data protection concerns. They now say Facebook has provided "detailed clarifications" on how the in-app feature will process data. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook ha...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, US, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, Ireland, Facebook News Feed, Valentine, Facebook Users, Irish Data Protection Commission, Facebook Dating, Facebook EU, Graham Doyle, Kate Duffy

Sell on Instagram and Facebook Directly from a GoDaddy Website

Got a GoDaddy website? Thinking about creating a GoDaddy website? You’ll be interested to learn that GoDaddy users can now sell their products through Instagram and Facebook. The domain registrar and hosting company has announced new functionalities in its Websites + Marketing feature. The new functionalities are designed to help small businesses be more successful in ecommerce. Sell on Instagram and Facebook from GoDaddy Sites In 2019, more than 120 million consumers purchased products direc...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, US, Sales, Godaddy, Walmart, Technology Trends, DepositPhotos, Facebook Users, Amazon Etsy eBay, Instagram Checkout Websites Marketing Ecommerce

Facebook tests a unified platform to manage Facebook, Instagram, Messenger 

Facebook’s push towards making its services interoperable is taking shape, as the company announced it was testing a unified ‘Accounts Centre’ to control login and other activity on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger — but not WhatsApp — from a single platform. Among other things, users will be able to log-in to the three apps from the single platform, and cross-post content. Facebook is pitching the unified platform as an easy way to manage your profiles on the three platforms, but in reality, ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, News, Instagram, Privacy, India, US, Eu, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram, Bihar, Instagram Facebook, Facebook Instagram Messenger, Facebook Users

Polls Return to Messenger From Facebook

After quietly disappearing from the application last May, polls are back on Messenger From Facebook. Users in group chats (more than two people) who wish to create polls can click on the plus sign, select Polls, add their questions and choices for answers and tap Create Poll to include it in the chat. People in...
Tags: Advertising, Facebook Users, Social Pro Daily, Messenger From Facebook

All users can now access Facebook’s tool for controlling which apps and sites can share data for ad-targeting

Facebook is making its “Off-Facebook Activity” tool, which allows users to manage and delete the data that third-party websites and apps share with Facebook, available to all users worldwide. The feature was first introduced in 2018 at Facebook’s annual developer conference, but only launched to users in select geographies last year. When the tool was initially announced in 2018, it had a much more user-friendly name — “Clear History.” But Facebook believed that could confuse users who may think...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Users, Facebook Login, Facebook To, Facebook Activity, Off Facebook Activity

Facebook’s new 'private' messaging app wants to track your location 24/7, monitor your battery, and even detect if you’re working out (FB)

Facebook released a new companion app to Instagram called Threads, which lets you message your closest friends. It requests huge amounts of user data — including 24/7 access to location, battery, whether you're working out, and more Threads' data slurping highlights how Facebook is still ravenous for users' data, even as it presents itself as a more privacy-focused company. It's also Facebook's latest competitor to Snapchat, which Instagram is fiercely competing against for younger users. Visi...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Snapchat, Silicon Valley, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Users

Off-Facebook Activity Launching October 1st

Source: Facebook The off-Facebook Activity tool, also known as “Clear History”, will be launching in the United States on October 1st. The full roll-out should be complete by the end of the year. This tool has been in testing phases for a while and has rolled out in other countries up until this point. Many social media advertisers have been awaiting this news and the potential repercussions that might come from it. What is Off-Facebook Activity? In an effort for Facebook to impro...
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Facebook pivots to what it wishes it was

In Facebook’s dreams, it’s a clean and private place. People spend their time having thoughtful discussions in “meaningful” Groups, planning offline meetups with Events, or laughing together in a Facebook Watch party. In reality, Facebook is a cluttered mess of features that seem to constantly leak user data. People waste their time viewing inane News Feed posts from “friends” they never talk to, enviously stalking through photos of peers, or chowing on click-bait articles and viral videos in...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Craigslist, Privacy, Ipo, Tech, Netflix, Nba, Time Magazine, Groups, Facebook Groups, Zuckerberg, US Facebook

Facebook warned over privacy risks of merging messaging platforms

Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in Europe has asked the company for an “urgent briefing” regarding plans to integrate the underlying infrastructure of its three social messaging platforms. In a statement posted to its website late last week the Irish Data Protection Commission writes: “Previous proposals to share data between Facebook companies have given rise to significant data protection concerns and the Irish DPC will be seeking early assurances that all such concerns will be fully...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Instagram, Tech, Eu, New York Times, European Commission, Nyt, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Jan Koum, Zuckerberg, Acton, WhatsApp Facebook

Facebook is shutting down Moments. Here’s how to save all your photos

Facebook Moments, the standalone mobile app designed to let users privately share photos and videos, is shutting down next month. Facebook confirmed that app’s services will end February 25. Facebook decided to end support for app, which hasn’t been updated in some time, because people weren’t using it. “We’re ending support for the Moments app, which we originally launched as a place for people to save their photos. We know the photos people share are important to them so we will continue offer...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Tech, Facebook Moments, Facebook Users

Hackers Published Private Messages From 81,000 Facebook Users

Hackers have published a sampling of private messages from 81,000 Facebook accounts online in order to find buyers for credentials for up to 120 million accounts, according to a BBC News report. The still-unidentified hackers were asking for $0.10 per account, according to the report. Most of the users included in the samples were from […]
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Facebook Users to Learn if They Were Part of Privacy Scandal

Facebook will start notifying users Monday if their data might have ended up with Cambridge Analytica.
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Teen Sex Video Leads To Child Porn Charges For Over 1,000 Facebook Users!

Over a thousand Facebook users were surprised this weekend to find they're facing charges of redistributing child pornography! It all started when a video of two Danish teenagers having sex was shared on FB Messenger last year. Facebook found the videos and alerted Denmark's National Cyber Crime Center which got in touch with U.S. and European authorities. Related: Utah Cult Members Allegedly Marry Each Other's 7- And 8-Year-Old Daughters A spokesman for Facebook explained the social media site ...
Tags: Facebook, Utah, Celebs, Denmark, Universal Pictures, Facebook Users, Lau Thygesen, North Zealand

Facebook launches food delivery service in the US

Facebook has now forayed into the food delivery space. The social network is now bringing the ability for users to order food for pick-up or delivery, directly on Facebook. Users will now be able to order delivery or takeout from restaurant chains such as Papa John’s and Panera, and on-demand services including and DoorDash. Facebook has … Continue reading "Facebook launches food delivery service in the US"
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Facebook's Watch Feature: TV for Social Media?

Facebook envisions its new Watch feature as TV designed for social media, a place where users comment, like and interact with show creators, stars and each other -- and never leave. It's a potential threat to Twitter, YouTube, Netflix and other services for watching video, including old-fashioned TV. Yet its success is far from guaranteed. While people watch a lot of videos on Facebook, these are mostly shared by their friends, seen as users scroll down their main news feed. Getting people to...
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Top 10 Reasons You Don’t Get the Results on Facebook

Facebook organic reach is dropping. Are the days of easy Facebook wins over? Should we all abandon our Facebook business pages and focus our social media attention elsewhere? Not so fast. Before you jump... The post Top 10 Reasons You... [This is a content summary, continue reading on our website!]
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Facebook Users Are Marking Themselves as 'Safe' From Kellyanne Conway's Made-Up Terror Attack

Inept fabulist and Counselor to President Trump Kellyanne Conway continued her campaign of foisting verifiably false information onto members of the press yesterday when she claimed a terrorist attack had taken place in Bowling Green. Now she’s the butt of a great many jokes on Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Are You Fucking Kidding Me, Bowling Green, Facebook Users, Kellyanne Conway

With its new tool, Facebook is pushing everyone to make new friends

Facebook is rolling out a new "Discover People" feature. Much like the profile suggestions you’d find on the likes of LinkedIn and Twitter, it surfaces potential connections you have something in common with. The post With its new tool, Facebook is pushing everyone to make new friends appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Social Media, Linkedin, Facebook App, Facebook Users, Facebook iOS App

Facebook rolling out ‘Discover People’ feature to help you make new friends

Facebook is rolling out a new "Discover People" feature. Much like the profile suggestions you’d find on the likes of LinkedIn and Twitter, the new “Discover People” feature surfaces potential connections you have something in common with. The post Facebook rolling out ‘Discover People’ feature to help you make new friends appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Social Media, Linkedin, Facebook App, Facebook Users, Facebook iOS App

3 Questions to Ask Before You Create a Facebook Ad

Advertising is part of our everyday life. Whether it’s billboards on the freeway, ads on the side of a bus, or inserts in your newspaper, businesses are always vying for your attention. Facebook is no different. Facebook started supporting soon after it launched in February 2004. As the platform has grown and matured over the last decade, so have advertisers, and today the ad platform is utilized by businesses both large and small. No matter what size your company is, some questions need to be...
Tags: Sponsored, Facebook, Business, Instagram, Advertising, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Internet Marketing, Cta, News Feed, Ads, Facebook Ads, Billboards, Online Advertising, Cpc, Facebook Advertising

Digital Tech and Social Media Highlights from 2016

2016 has come and is almost gone. It has been quite the year. We have seen some crazy things happen in 2016 from the wild US Election and the Cubs winning the World Series, to the many changes in technology and modes of communication, 2016 was a memorable year. To look at everything that happened would take more time than you have to read this. So since this is a digital communications site, let’s look at a few of the highlights that 2016 brought to the digital world. Snapchat’s Rise You m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, US, Samsung, NFL, Seo, Web, It, Snapchat, Oscar Wilde, Samsung Galaxy Note, Facebook Live

Camera Effects: Facebook Users (in Some Countries) Can Create Custom Profile Picture Frames

Facebook is allowing users in select countries to create custom profile picture frames that can be shared and used by other users, as well. The social network launched its Camera Effects feature in Colombia, Mexico, Taiwan, the U.K. and Ireland, telling Sarah Perez of TechCrunch that it intends to further refine this feature, along with the in-application camera it began testing in Ireland in October, before rolling them out to other countries. Frames designed via the Camera Effects feature must...
Tags: Photos, Videos, Facebook, Mexico, Football, Sports, Seo, Taiwan, Colombia, Camera, Ireland, Basketball, Nba, College Football, National Basketball Association, Pages

Is Fisher-Price 'Happy Hour Playset' Real? Hoax Enrages Facebook Users

A gag Reddit post has made the recent social channel rounds and riled up users.
Tags: News, Reddit, Facebook Users

Top 10 Reasons You Don’t Get the Results on Facebook

Facebook organic reach is dropping. Are the days of easy Facebook wins over? Should we all abandon our Facebook business pages and focus our social media attention elsewhere? Not so fast. Before you jump... The post Top 10 Reasons You... [This is a content summary, continue reading on our website!]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Social Media, Guest Posts, Branding, Facebook Marketing, Top10, Facebook Marketing Tips, Facebook Business, Facebook Users

WhatsApp cites encryption as it opposes plea for privacy violation

  WhatsApp has opposed a plea in the Delhi High Court which alleges that the company was threatening the privacy of its users. The messaging company countered that all user data was encrypted, and that it did not have access to any of it, reports the Economic Times. WhatsApp had earlier come under fire after to collect user data including phone numbers, usage patterns, status and login information to perform analytics and for “people (users) to communicate with businesses”. Further such infor...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, UK, News, Privacy, Internet, US, Eu, Whatsapp, Federal Trade Commission, Dot, Trai, Delhi High Court, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Information Commissioner s Office