Facebook bringing a better app than TikTok

Facebook bringing a better app than TikTok

According to a report, the Facebook Bar app is another attempt to work on tick-tock – this time targeting emerging rappers. The new app, developed by Facebook’s New Product Experience (NPE) R&D team, is currently available under closed beta testing. Facebook’s BARS app allows users to create and share reps using built-in tools. The NPE […]

Facebook imposes heavy fines for stealing users’ data

Facebook imposes heavy fines for stealing users’ data

  According to a report A federal judge on Friday approved a $650 million (roughly Rs. 4,780 crores) settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the permission of its users. US District Judge James Donato approved the deal in a class-action lawsuit that was filed in […]

Facebook signs deals with three more Australian media firms

Australia’s parliament passed landmark legislation on Thursday requiring global tech giants to pay for news content. Facebook Inc says it has signed preliminary deals with three Australian media firms, a day after the country’s Parliament passed a law forcing it to pay media companies for using content on its platform. Facebook said it signed partnership […]

Scuffles in Yangon as Facebook bans all Myanmar military accounts

Scuffles broke out between opponents and supporters of Myanmar’s coup on Thursday, as Facebook took down all accounts linked to the country’s military and banned advertisements from military-controlled companies on its platforms. Pro-military demonstrators rallying in Yangon, the country’s biggest city, punched several bystanders, according to local media, after anti-coup demonstrators and residents banged pots […]

Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts in Aftermath of Coup

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Wednesday that it had banned Myanmar’s military and military-controlled state and media entities from its platforms, weeks after the military overthrew the country’s fragile democratic government. The move plunged the social network directly into Myanmar’s post-coup politics — and left little question that it was picking sides in a […]

Australia passes law making Facebook and Google pay for news

The legislation could provide a framework for other countries looking to address platforms’ dominant position. Australia’s parliament passed landmark legislation on Thursday requiring global technology giants to pay for the news content shared on their platforms, in a move that is being closely watched around the world. The law was passed after a last-gasp deal […]

Facebook to invest $1bn in news business after Australia dispute

Facebook restored Australian news pages Tuesday, ending an unprecedented weeklong blackout over a proposed law that would require tech giants to pay traditional media companies for their content. Facebook Inc on Wednesday pledged to invest at least $1bn in the news industry over the next three years, days after a high-profile standoff with the Australian government over paying news […]

Pakistani actress’s Facebook page hacked

Karachi: Leading actress of Pakistani showbiz industry Anam Tanveer’s Facebook page has been hacked. Local media According to reports, the Facebook page of Pakistani actress Anam Tanveer was hacked a day ago, which had more than 693,000 followers. Anam Tanveer said that a day ago he received a notification on Facebook in which he was […]

Facebook agrees to restore Australian news pages

Australia and Facebook have been in a standoff for more than a week over a draft law that will force tech giants to pay for news. Facebook has agreed to restore Australian news pages after the government offered amendments to legislation that would force tech giants to pay for media content displayed on their platforms. […]

Facebook Strikes Deal to Restore News Sharing in Australia

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Monday that it had struck a deal with the Australian government that would allow users and publishers in the country to once again share and view links to news articles on the social network. Facebook last week had blocked the sharing or viewing of news links in Australia because […]

Australia pulls health notices from Facebook after news blackout

Facebook is playing hardball over a government plan to force technology giants to pay for the news on their platforms. Australia’s health department will no longer advertise on Facebook, it has announced, the latest escalation of the government’s feud with the social media giant over a new law that is designed to force the technology […]

Australia: Facebook has ‘tentatively friended’ us again

Australian PM Scott Morrison says his government is again in talks with tech giant as standoff results in decline of traffic to country’s news sites. Facebook Inc is back at the negotiating table, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday after the tech giant this week blocked news on its site in the country. […]

Australia to push ahead with media law despite Facebook blackout

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised on Friday to press ahead with a new law to force Facebook to pay media organisations for their content after a news blackout triggered outrage not only in Australia but in other countries where governments are considering similar laws. Facebook stopped its 13 million Australian users from viewing and […]

‘Arrogant’: Australia PM slams Facebook move to block news

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has lashed out at Facebook after the social media giant banned people from viewing or sharing news on its platform in response to a proposed law that would make tech giants such as Facebook and Google pay publishers for their news content. “Facebook’s actions to unfriend Australia today, cutting off […]

Facebook news goes dark in Australia as content spat escalates

NEW YORK: Accused by the Trump administration of being a front for the Chinese government, TikTok’s ad business looked bleak last July. Big brands backed off on spending even as TikTok executives offered refunds to advertisers in the event the hot social media platform were to be banned from operating in the United States. But […]

Facebook blocks news content in Australia in dispute over new law

Facebook has blocked Australian users of its platform from reading and sharing local and international news, stepping up its campaign against government plans to force technology giants to pay publishers for their news content. “The proposed law fundamentally misunderstands the relationship between our platform and publishers who use it to share news content,” Facebook said […]

Facebook cracks down on anti-vaccine accounts amid COVID surge

Facebook announced it will also give $120m in free advertising to health departments and nongovernmental organisations that share accurate information about COVID-19 testing and vaccination. Facebook Inc. said it will take stronger steps to eliminate false information about Covid-19 and vaccines on its social network, a move that could remove major groups, accounts and Instagram […]

Myanmar military blocks Facebook, social media as pressure grows

Myanmar’s military government on Thursday blocked Facebook and other social media platforms – crucial sources of communication for its people – in a bid to quell dissent and civil disobedience after seizing power in a coup and detaining the country’s elected leaders. Facebook, used by about half Myanmar’s 53 million people, has emerged as a […]

The double standards in Facebook and Twitter’s Trump ban

Earlier this month, United States President Donald Trump was banned from a number of leading social media platforms for “inciting violence” after his supporters stormed the US Capitol building to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory. Twitter also suspended 70,000 accounts posting QAnon content. The US president has long been using his vast […]

Facebook vs Apple: Social media giant sees future competitor

Facebook CEO sees ‘significant competitive overlap’ with iPhone maker on private messaging, augmented reality glasses. Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said he sees Apple Inc. as a “significant” future competitor as the two companies begin to build out rival business lines. Zuckerberg discussed Facebook’s key product areas on Wednesday during a fourth-quarter earnings […]

Trump Wants Back on Facebook. This Star-Studded Jury Might Let Him.

That’s how some of the board’s members see it as well. “Practically the only entities that I trust less than the companies would be the government,” Mr. McConnell said. To others, the idea of global corporations becoming de facto governments is dystopian — and the board’s promise reflects low expectations for democratic governance. “No board, whether […]

Facebook sends decision to ban Trump to its new oversight board

Facebook suspended the accounts of former US President Donald Trump following the January 6 siege on the US Capitol by his supporters. Facebook Inc said on Thursday that it was referring its decision to indefinitely suspend the accounts of former United States President Donald Trump to its independent oversight board. Trump will remain suspended while […]

Indigenous man faces up to 10 years in prison for Facebook posts

An Indigenous man faces up to 10 years in prison over “threats” allegedly made on social media at the height of the Black Lives Matter protests that swept across the United States last year, drawing outrage from activists and observers who say the case is part of a “heavy-handed” law enforcement response to the protest […]

Uganda Blocks Facebook Ahead of Contentious Election

NAIROBI, Kenya — Uganda’s president has blocked Facebook from operating in his country, just days after the social media company removed fake accounts linked to his government ahead of a hotly contested general election set to take place on Thursday. In a televised address late on Tuesday night, President Yoweri Museveni accused Facebook of “arrogance” […]