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WhatsApp testing ‘search by image’ feature to combat fake news

WhatsApp is testing a new ‘search by image’ feature that could help tackle the spread of misinformation and fake news on its platform, according to a report on Wabetainfo. Also known as reverse image search, the new feature is undergoing internal testing and is not yet available publicly. It is not... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Privacy, Internet, India, Whatsapp, Safe Harbor, Intermediary Liability, Fake News


WhatsApp and NASSCOM collaborate for Digital Literacy in India ahead of General Elections 2019

Ahead of General Elections 2019, WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation have announced a partnership to grant digital literacy training to help tackle the challenge of misinformation. As per the agreement, this partnership aims to reach approximately 100,000 Indians with training to spot false information and provide tips & tricks to stay safe on WhatsApp. Furthermore, the co-created curriculum encourages people to be mindful about forwarding rumours as well. The training will include real-world an...
Tags: Apps, News, India, Blogging, Whatsapp, Delhi, Digital Literacy, NASSCOM, Nasscom Foundation


ECI to talk to Google, FB, Twitter, WhatsApp, ShareChat and TikTok India heads about taking down offending content

The Election Commission of India (EC) has asked to meet with Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, ShareChat and TikTok’s India heads to talk about taking down content which violates its guidelines during the upcoming elections, reports the Indian Express. It is interesting that the EC has now... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Whatsapp, Policy, Content, EC, Google Facebook Twitter, Content Moderation


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


Chris Cox: longtime Facebook executive to leave as firm pivots to privacy

Chief product officer, who helped create news feed feature, was viewed as a possible successor to CEO ZuckerbergFacebook’s chief product officer and one of the primary architects of its signature news feed, Chris Cox, said on Thursday he was leaving the company, just days after its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, revealed a plan to pivot the world’s biggest social network to an encryption-focused messaging company.Cox, one of Zuckerberg’s earliest employees and closest lieutenants, said in a blogpost he m...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Social Networking, US news, Whatsapp, Zuckerberg, Cox, Chris Cox, ZuckerbergFacebook


Longtime Facebook executive to leave amid plans to pivot to privacy

Chief product officer Chris Cox, who helped create news feed feature, and Chris Daniels, who heads WhatsApp, to depart Facebook’s chief product officer and one of its earliest employees, Chris Cox, said on Thursday he was leaving the company, just days after its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, revealed a plan to pivot the world’s biggest social network to an encryption-focused messaging company.Cox, one of Zuckerberg’s closest lieutenants and the head of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp products, said in ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Social Networking, US news, Whatsapp, Zuckerberg, Cox, Facebook Instagram, Chris Cox, Chris Daniels


Chris Cox: longtime Facebook executive exits as network focuses on privacy

Chief product officer, who helped create news feed feature, was viewed as a possible successor to CEO ZuckerbergFacebook’s chief product officer and one of the primary architects of its signature news feed, Chris Cox, said on Thursday he was leaving the company, just days after Mark Zuckerberg revealed a plan to shift the world’s biggest social network to an encryption-focused messaging company.Cox, one of Zuckerberg’s earliest employees and closest lieutenants, said in a blogpost he made the an...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Social Networking, US news, Whatsapp, Zuckerberg, Cox, Chris Cox, ZuckerbergFacebook


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


Judging Facebook's Privacy Shift

Facebook is making a new and stronger commitment to privacy. Last month, the company hired three of its most vociferous critics and installed them in senior technical positions. And on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg wrote that the company will pivot to focus on private conversations over the public sharing that has long defined the platform, even while conceding that "frankly we don't currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services." There is ample reason to question Zuc...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Privacy, Washington, Trust, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Essays, Data Collection, Federal Trade Commission, Zuckerberg, Bruce Schneier, Facebook Facebook, Alex Stamos, Adam Shostack


IT Parliamentary panel asks Facebook to do more to fight misinformation

The Indian parliamentary committee on IT has asked Facebook to do more to curb fake news on its platform ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, reports Reuters. The committee told Facebook that it wasn’t doing enough to curb misinformation, and questioned the steps it has taken to do this so... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Internet, Government, Social Media, Whatsapp, Policy, Regulation, Reuters, Fake News, MeitY, Lok Sabha Elections 2019


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


Kupwara order asks ‘public’ WhatsApp groups to be registered, admins to delete fake info

Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district has passed an order (on 1 March) which mandates that group admins of all “public or community WhatsApp groups” register with the DC’s office. The order mentions Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, but only seems to focus on WhatsApp groups.... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Elections, News, Internet, Censorship, Social Media, Whatsapp, Telecom, Kashmir, Misinformation, Facebook Instagram, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, Kupwara, Fake News


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


NAMA Digest: Developments at Reliance, Grofers, Ola, Flipkart and more

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem. Funding Digital risk management and cybersecurity platform CloudSEK has raised Rs 3.5 crore from IDFC Parampara, per a company statement. Grofers has raised $60 million from Softbank Vision... ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Facebook, News, Privacy, Internet, Investments, Government, Walmart, Whatsapp, Policy, Regulation, Content, Flipkart, Ola


Facebook is working on a crypto coin for WhatsApp

Social media giant Facebook is developing a cryptocurrency that will be pegged against the United States dollar, and is intended to be exchanged on Facebook-owned WhatsApp, according to multiple independent news reports. Facebook won't comment on the stories. Bloomberg first broke the story of a “Facebook coin” in December, 2018, but there's a big New York Times followup out today that makes it clear this is a big deal, and that Facebook isn't the only social media giant developing a cryptocu...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Business, Technology, Money, News, Bloomberg, Paypal, Whatsapp, Bitcoin, United States, New York Times, Korea, Crypto, Cryptocurrencies, Nathaniel Popper


WhatsApp users can file complaints about abusive messages to DoT

WhatsApp users can file a complaint with the Department of Telecom with regards to offensive/abusive messages they receive on WhatsApp, tweeted Ashish Joshi. Joshi is the Controller of Communications Accounts for Uttarakhand State, Department of Telecom. The victim/receiver needs to email the DoT... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Government, Messaging, Social Media, Whatsapp, Dot, Department of Telecom, Fake News, Ashish Joshi Joshi


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


Rakuten’s Viber chat app plans to charge to operate chatbots in controversial move

Viber, the messaging app down by Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten, is poised to implement a controversial new strategy that will see it charge companies that run chatbots on its platform. The conventional wisdom is to work with content companies to help bring users to messaging platforms and keep them engaged but Viber, which has struggled to keep up with rivals like WhatsApp and Line, is turning that on its head. Starting April 1, Viber will charge chatbot operators $4,500 per month fo...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Asia, Japan, Voip, Tech, Barcelona, E-commerce, Viber, Whatsapp, Philippines, Myanmar, Rakuten, TechStars, Mvno


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


Developments in the digital ecosystem today

By Trisha Jalan and Sneha Johari A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem: ACT Fibernet has expanded to Lucknow, Jaipur and Ahmedabad. T-Series will start producing web series and web films, this venture will be headed by Vinod... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Video, News, Privacy, Internet, Government, Social Media, Insurance, Whatsapp, Policy, Regulation, Flipkart


PayPal shutters Malaysia office as part of customer service reorg

Payment giant PayPal has closed its office in Malaysia as part of a restructuring of its customer support teams. The office, located in capital city Kuala Lumpur, was home to a team of customer service agents that catered to PayPal users across Asian region and beyond. Now, its responsibility will be assumed by other offices, which include locations in the Philippines, China and India. A PayPal spokesperson explained to TechCrunch that the move is aimed at consolidating a range of differen...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Japan, Money, Finance, China, Southeast Asia, India, Tech, E-commerce, Economy, Paypal, Taiwan, Whatsapp, Thailand, Philippines