Tencent's business is about as big as Facebook's thanks to its stronghold in China

2018-05-18 11:45

Tencent’s social media platforms are to China as Facebook’s are to the rest of the world and yet the companies are similar in their financial outputs.

The number of messages sent via WhatsApp each day has tripled since Facebook bought it four years ago

2018-05-09 10:30

WhatsApp wasn't widely considered a sound investment by Facebook, which had a messaging platform of its own and more than twice the number of monthly active users, but its growth in the years since says otherwise.

The most downloaded iPhone app in the world right now is one you've probably never heard of

2018-05-04 05:57

A Chinese-made music video app called Tik Tok took first place with an estimated 45 million downloads.

Facebook is turbo-charging its plan to invade the workplace by partnering with everyone from Dropbox to Adobe

2018-05-02 17:51

The feature, which helps it go head-to-head with more open rivals like Slack, was announced at Facebook's F8 conference on Tuesday.

Facebook is going into dating – and Tinder’s parent company says that is 'great for US/Russia relationships'

2018-05-02 09:14

Facebook will be rolling out a dating feature and the key players in the dating market are offering their thoughts. The chief executive of Match Group's parent company snubbed the product, saying it will be "great for US/Russia relationships."

The billionaire WhatsApp cofounder is leaving Facebook to collect cars and play ultimate frisbee

2018-05-01 10:05

Jan Koum, the billionaire cofounder of WhatsApp, is said to be leaving Facebook after clashing with execs.

WhatsApp bans European under-16s from using app

2018-04-25 19:35

In an update to its terms of service, WhatsApp says the minimum age for users outside the European Union remains 13 years.

Facebook will no longer let apps automatically post to your profile

2018-04-25 09:43

Apps have been able to post to your Facebook timeline automatically for many years. Thanks to new Facebook platform changes, that's no longer the case.

The new SMS system on Android phones won't be secure

2018-04-22 14:00

A new app called "Chat" will soon replace the default "Messages" app on Android, but from a security standpoint, it's hardly an upgrade.

Second Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says 'sex compass' app gathered way more Facebook data than the 87 million we already knew about

2018-04-17 18:26

Cambridge Analytica's former Business Development Director Brittany Kaiser says the firm harvested Facebook data through numerous quizzes.

 

Facebook is reportedly exploring the creation of its own cryptocurrency

2018-05-12 11:41

Facebook is reportedly "very serious" about its consideration of building its own decentralized digital currency, or "cryptocurrency."

Hidden code in Instagram's Android app revealed a big new music feature

2018-05-08 11:59

Instagram might be adding a feature that lets you put music in Stories.

Cambridge Analytica is shutting down

2018-05-02 21:32

Cambridge Analytica, the data firm used by the 2016 Donald Trump campaign at the centre of a scandal involving the misuse of Facebook customer data, is shutting down its operations according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Facebook is launching a dating app that’ll be about more than just hook-ups

2018-05-02 11:38

Mark Zuckerberg announced the news recently and said it will focus on more meaningful, long-lasting relationships.

Facebook is adding a 'Clear History' feature that deletes your browsing data

2018-05-02 06:20

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new feature that gives you the option to delete all your Facebook browsing data.

Facebook bans most photos of female nipples for 'safety' reasons, exec says

2018-04-27 17:53

#FreeTheNipple campaigners have called on Facebook to end the double standard on topless photos — but the social network says it's keeping women safe.

Instagram is rolling out a feature that will let you download all of your photos and past searches in one fell swoop

2018-04-25 10:54

Two weeks ago, Instagram announced it would release a Data Download tool allowing users to pull all content published to the platform — including photos and past searches — into a downloadable template.

Facebook just published a message for its users: No, you're not the product

2018-04-24 08:45

Facebook says its product is social media, but social media is a collection of user content. So what is the product?

How hidden trackers on websites use 'login with Facebook' to harvest your data

2018-04-19 17:40

You might be giving away lots of data when you sign into sites using your Facebook ID.

Egypt's mufti issues fatwa against buying Facebook 'likes'

2018-04-17 14:30

Egypt's top mufti has issued a fatwa, or a religious decree, saying that buying Facebook "likes" is prohibited under Islam because it's a form of fraud and deception.

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