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Facebook has released data regarding government requests that it received during the second half of 2015. For the first time, the company has included case studies to give an idea about requests.
After almost two months of betas, Facebook is finally introducing its own Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram apps for Windows 10. Previously, the Facebook app was offered by Microsoft.
Facebook posted its earnings for the first financial quarter of 2016, and the company blew past all the analysts' expectations. It saw startling growth in mobile ad revenue and users.
Oculus announced today that Minecraft is now available for the Gear VR. Minecraft: Gear VR will have all of the features that the Pocket Edition has, including skins, multiplayer, and more.
Facebook boasts over a billion users, but the popular social network has stagnated when it comes to content creation and sharing. In order to combat this, Facebook is developing a new camera app.
The number of people accessing popular social networking website Facebook via internet anonymity program Tor has significantly increased, with the company recording over a million logins over 30 days.
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Let's Encrypt has left its public beta phase, signalling that it's stable and ready for production use. The project also gained a new Gold sponsor, and several Silver and Platinum sponsor renewals.
Facebook agrees with Microsoft that bots are a big part of the future of conversation platforms, and - interestingly enough - the company also plans on dipping its toes into the AR space.
Around the time that Swift was open sourced, reps from Google, Uber and Facebook held a meeting in London to discuss using the language. Apple's Swift is already hugely popular among iOS devs.
Microsoft has announced the integration of Wunderlist, Facebook, and Evernote for the Outlook app on both iOS and Android, introducing a feature called Calendar Apps for Outlook.
Microsoft has once again sent out a refresher of all the apps that will be coming in the Universal Windows App format in the near future, in addition to some new apps that were previously missing.
Instagram has announced a couple of new features today, the most notable of which is the ability to upload videos up to 60 seconds in length to the Facebook-owned social network.
Microsoft Band users will finally be able to compete with Facebook friends. Challenges and leaderboards are both part of the new feature set, which will be available through an update to Health.
BlackBerry has expressed disappointment in Facebook for dropping support for BB OS and the BB10 platform with its latest APIs, which would effectively cripple the app on its devices.
While encryption has been troubling the US government in its case against Apple recently, more tech companies are reportedly working on expanding it to more services that deal with user data.
This week saw several new UWP apps in the Windows Store, including Instagram (beta) and a web browser, lots of updated apps, and a few glimpses of what we can expect in the future.
Napster founder - Sean Parker - is reportedly talking to major film studios on a new set-top box which will stream content to users on the first day of release, the only caveat being the hefty price.
While the recent Instagram UWP app has been in the news lately with a public beta, as well as a Facebook UWP app, the latest leak is of a Messenger UWP app. Check out our article to see the video.
Earlier today, Instagram finally made their Windows 10 universal app available to the public as a beta. Check out our hands on video with the new app right here!
Facebook and Automattic have teamed up to create a plug-in that will allow blogs to support Facebook's Instant Articles platform. The platform allows publishers to publish directly to Facebook.
The Facebook Beta app for Windows 10, which is currently being tested by a limited set of users, has been updated with Like button Reactions that were introduced on other platforms recently.
An overhaul of Facebook's reporting and tax affairs means that it will soon be paying millions more in tax to the UK in comparison to previous years where it paid almost nothing.
Tech companies including Facebook and Microsoft have filed legal briefs supporting Apple's fight against the US government regarding backdoor implementation. They say it sets a dangerous precedent.
Facebook Beta has been updated on Windows 10 Mobile for the second time in a week - but it still lacks the new feature that allows users to react to posts with more than just a simple 'like'.
In an escalating battle with Brazilian authorities, a Facebook Latin American VP was arrested following WhatsApp's non-compliance with demands for user data as part of a criminal investigation.
Last month, Facebook introduced the live streaming feature on its iPhone app, allowing users to broadcast their activities, and now the company is rolling out the functionality to its Android app.
While everyone but Windows Mobile users got the new emoji 'Like' reactions yesterday, Microsoft has pushed out an update to Facebook Beta, which doesn't include this new feature.
Terrorist group ISIS has threatened Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after suspending their accounts, promising to fight back and counter their attacks against them.
Facebook today rolled out expanded Like button 'reactions', a set of emoji that allows the user to choose from six different emotions. The new feature is rolling out on iOS, Android, and facebook.com.
It was recently discovered that pedophiles are utilizing secret groups on Facebook to trade images of children. Some of the groups have been actually found to not be violative of Facebook's rules.
Facebook has been reported to be testing new features with its Messenger app on Android. Some of the noted features are: SMS support and the ability to use multiple accounts in app.
In an update available this week, Instagram is switching on support for multiple accounts on its iOS and Android platforms. Meanwhile its Universal app for Windows 10 continues to be missing.
India's telecom regular TRAI has delivered a policy decision banning price-differentiated services such as Facebook's Free Basics program on the grounds that they violate net neutrality.
Back in September, WhatsApp revealed that it had 900 million active users, and now - two weeks after dropping its annual $0.99 subscription fee - it's announced that it has over a billion users.
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Live video streaming is rolling out to all Facebook users in the U.S. with an iPhone. It includes a major playback feature that may make it more popular than Twitter's Periscope.
After years of requests, and months of planning, Facebook is finally poised to allow its users to express their opinions in more ways than a 'like', with a rollout expected in a matter of weeks.
You may start seeing your WhatsApp contacts appearing in the "People You May Know" section on Facebook. Other data may also point to ad targeting on Facebook as well.
Google's head of ideas explains how the online fight against ISIS and other terror groups may yield easy short-term wins, as ISIS users are neither technologically savvy nor as numerous as claimed.
Facebook for Android will be gaining new functionality in the next few days which will allow users to connect to the social network using a Tor connection provided by the Tor Project's Orbot app.
WhatsApp has always been free to use in the first year of service, but it said today that it's dropping its annual subscription fee for subsequent years, and has no plans to introduce third-party ads.
The Facebook app on Windows 10 Mobile has been given a major update, including a revised design and various new additions, including support for the operating system's PC-like Continuum feature.
Microsoft has reacted to Facebook's Free Basics programme in India, it is not a net-neutral service. The Chairman of Microsoft India explains Microsoft's opinion on the issue in an interview.
An independent researcher has uncovered a problem with the Android and browser versions of WhatsApp. An attacker can send around 4,000 smileys to their target which causes the victim's app to crash.
As originally announced at Apple's September event, Facebook has today started rolling out Live Photos support in its iOS mobile app. The feature will be added over the coming months.
Uber's international ride-sharing service is beginning its service integration with Facebook's Messenger application today. Limited regions will have access to start.
Following the San Bernardino shooting earlier this month, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will soon look at the social media history of those applying for a visa to enter the United States.
Beginning January 10th, 2016, Facebook will stop offering photo sync via its mobile app. Instead, users will be forced to move over to standalone app 'Moments' if they want to continue syncing photos.