Enterprise – TechCrunch

Facebook’s Workplace hits 3M paying users, launches Portal app in a wider push for video

October 08, 2019 at 05:23PM The rapid rise of Slack — which has recently broken the 100,000 mark for paying businesses using its service — has ushered in a rush of competition from other companies across the worlds of social media and enterprise software, all aiming to become the go-to conversation layer for businesses. Today,… Continue reading Facebook’s Workplace hits 3M paying users, launches Portal app in a wider push for video

The Independent - Tech

Facebook Libra loses PayPal support in ‘huge blow’ for cryptocurrency

October 07, 2019 at 05:12PM Mastercard and Visa also rumoured to be reevaluating their involvement in controversial currency Facebook Libra loses PayPal support in 'huge blow' for cryptocurrency ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook Libra loses PayPal support in 'huge blow' for cryptocurrency

Technology | The Guardian

PayPal pulls out of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

October 07, 2019 at 10:45AM Payments company becomes first to withdraw from controversial digital projectPayPal has become the first company to drop out of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, as the embattled project continues to face queries from regulators around the world.Libra is technically an association backed by 28 – now 27 – multinational companies and nonprofits,… Continue reading PayPal pulls out of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

Technology | The Guardian

Facebook exempts political ads from ban on making false claims

October 04, 2019 at 01:36PM Firm quietly rescinds policy banning false advertising as UK general election loomsFacebook has quietly rescinded a policy banning false claims in advertising, creating a specific exemption that leaves political adverts unconstrained regarding how they could mislead or deceive, as a potential general election looms in the UK.The social network had… Continue reading Facebook exempts political ads from ban on making false claims

Technology | The Guardian

US, UK and Australia urge Facebook to create backdoor access to encrypted messages

October 04, 2019 at 12:37AM Facebook says it opposes calls for backdoors that would ‘undermine the privacy and security of people everywhere’The United States, United Kingdom and Australia plan to pressure Facebook to create a backdoor into its encrypted messaging apps that would allow governments to access the content of private communications, according to an… Continue reading US, UK and Australia urge Facebook to create backdoor access to encrypted messages

The Independent - Tech

Facebook says UK-US data sharing agreement will not cost privacy of billions

October 04, 2019 at 05:51AM 'It's an absolute scandal that Facebook are actively choosing to provide offenders with a way to hide in the shadows on their platform,' says child safety advocate Facebook says UK-US data sharing agreement will not cost privacy of billions ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook says UK-US data sharing… Continue reading Facebook says UK-US data sharing agreement will not cost privacy of billions

ANICK JESDANUN / AP · TIME

Time: U.S., U.K. and Australia Ask Facebook Not to Extend Encrypted Messaging Program

October 04, 2019 at 03:12AM (NEW YORK) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other U.S., U.K. and Australian officials are pressing Facebook to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages sent by ordinary users, re-igniting tensions between tech companies and law enforcement. Facebook’s WhatsApp already uses so-called end-to-end encryption, which locks up messages… Continue reading Time: U.S., U.K. and Australia Ask Facebook Not to Extend Encrypted Messaging Program

The Independent - Tech

Facebook Libra faces collapse as Visa and Mastercard ‘shed doubts’ on cryptocurrency

October 02, 2019 at 10:36AM Head of crypto project David Marcus says he is unaware of any companies planning to 'not step up' Facebook Libra faces collapse as Visa and Mastercard 'shed doubts' on cryptocurrency ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook Libra faces collapse as Visa and Mastercard 'shed doubts' on cryptocurrency

Molly Schuetz / Bloomberg · TIME

Time: ‘You Go to the Mat and Fight.’ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Address Elizabeth Warren’s Break-Up Calls in Leaked Audio

October 01, 2019 at 05:52PM Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sought to rally employees amid a litany of challenges the social media company has faced over the past year and a half, speaking candidly in two hours of leaked audio recordings published by the Verge. While Zuckerberg often got laughs and tried to create a friendly… Continue reading Time: ‘You Go to the Mat and Fight.’ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Address Elizabeth Warren’s Break-Up Calls in Leaked Audio

Technology | The Guardian

Zuckerberg: I’ll ‘go to the mat and fight’ Warren over plan to break up Facebook

October 01, 2019 at 02:20PM Leaked recordings published by the Verge show Zuckerberg fears ‘existential threat’ if Democratic contender becomes presidentFacebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has said his company will “go to the mat” if Elizabeth Warren is elected president and seeks to fulfil her promise to break up America’s tech giants. Related: Trump impeachment:… Continue reading Zuckerberg: I’ll ‘go to the mat and fight’ Warren over plan to break up Facebook

BARBARA ORTUTAY / AP · TIME

Time: Facebook Says It Isn’t Fact Checking Politicians on the Social Platform

September 25, 2019 at 11:51PM SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook says it does not fact check politicians’ statements on its site, even if they might be false. The social network operator says that’s because such statements could be newsworthy — and it doesn’t want to act as a “referee” for political debates. Facebook works with third-party… Continue reading Time: Facebook Says It Isn’t Fact Checking Politicians on the Social Platform

The Independent - Tech

Facebook buys mind-reading startup CTRL-Labs for $1bn

September 24, 2019 at 01:35PM Tech giant says it 'has the potential to open up new creative possibilities and reimagine 19th century inventions in a 21st century world' – but not everyone is happy Facebook buys mind-reading startup CTRL-Labs for $1bn ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook buys mind-reading startup CTRL-Labs for $1bn

Enterprise – TechCrunch

Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid’ chatbots, for Calibra customer service

September 22, 2019 at 12:19AM As Facebook prepares to launch its new cryptocurrency Libra in 2020, it’s putting the pieces in place to help it run. In one of the latest developments, it has acquired Servicefriend, a startup that built bots — chat clients for messaging apps based on artificial intelligence — to help customer… Continue reading Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid’ chatbots, for Calibra customer service

Technology | The Guardian

Facebook suspends thousands of apps over privacy issues

September 20, 2019 at 09:18PM Removals are part of inquiry into how developers use data, which the company started after the Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps from the platform for privacy reasons, it announced in a blogpost on Friday.The removals come as part of an ongoing investigation into how… Continue reading Facebook suspends thousands of apps over privacy issues

BARBARA ORTUTAY and FRANK BAJAK / AP · TIME

Time: Facebook Says ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps Suspended Over Malware, Data Misuse Concerns

September 21, 2019 at 12:08AM Facebook said Friday that it has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The announcement came the same day that unsealed legal documents in Massachusetts disclosed that Facebook had suspended 69,000 apps. In the vast majority… Continue reading Time: Facebook Says ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps Suspended Over Malware, Data Misuse Concerns

The Independent - Tech

Storm Area 51: Is the Facebook event to ‘see them aliens’ going ahead today?

September 20, 2019 at 08:55AM A viral meme very quickly led to US military warnings and fears people could be in danger Storm Area 51: Is the Facebook event to 'see them aliens' going ahead today? ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Storm Area 51: Is the Facebook event to 'see them aliens' going ahead… Continue reading Storm Area 51: Is the Facebook event to ‘see them aliens’ going ahead today?

MARCY GORDON / AP · TIME

Time: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Visits Lawmakers To Discuss Tech Industry Regulation

September 19, 2019 at 07:28PM (WASHINGTON) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited lawmakers Thursday to discuss potential regulation of the tech industry, particularly when it comes to the collection of users’ personal data on their platforms. Zuckerberg is discussing oversight of the industry in private meetings with senators including Mark Warner, D-Va., vice chairman of… Continue reading Time: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Visits Lawmakers To Discuss Tech Industry Regulation

Technology | The Guardian

Facebook to launch new Portal smart displays in Europe

September 18, 2019 at 01:00PM WhatsApp joins Messenger on camera-equipped photo frame-like device tied in with AlexaJust 10 months after launching its first voice-controlled, video-calling smart displays in the US, Facebook is trying again with new Portal, Portal Mini and Portal TV – and now they are heading for the UK and Europe.The basic premise… Continue reading Facebook to launch new Portal smart displays in Europe