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During a recent Q&A held in a university in India, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged the frustration of constantly getting Candy Crush invites, and pledges to reduce them in the future.
The Tor Project has created a cross-platform messenger app, based on Instantbird, which allows people to chat securely over the Tor network on services like Google Talk, Facebook Chat, Yahoo! and IRC.
In order to understand how the internet works in developing countries where speeds are usually slow, Facebook is rolling out '2G Tuesdays,' giving employees a taste of a sluggish connection.
Last week it was reported that version 10.0 of the Facebook Beta app for Windows Phone was made available, but some reported that they could not download the update; it is now available for all users.
Facebook has stated that it will send notifications to users if it has reason to believe that an account has been targeted, but the proposed solution ultimately depends on the user.
The Facebook Beta app for Windows Phone has been updated to version 10.0, bringing new features and visual refinements, but some people are having trouble updating to the new app.
It's not the long-rumored 'Dislike' button we've been waiting for but Facebook is hoping 'Reactions' go a step further with users being able to 'Like' posts with a variety of playful responses.
Microsoft has just announced that Facebook will be bringing its official app, Messenger and Instagram to Windows 10 in the form of Universal Windows Apps in the coming months.
The European Court of Justice has declared that the United States does not offer the same level of protection to personal data as Europe, and has ruled the Safe Harbour Framework invalid
Facebook on Windows Phone 8.1 - which was built, and is maintained, by Microsoft - has been updated, although it appears unrelated to mobile improvements announced yesterday by the social network.
Facebook has announced new user profile changes for mobile that are currently being tested. The update will include profile videos, improved controls and a redesigned mobile layout.
A new scam has made the rounds on Facebook yet again, this time talking about the site's alleged power to utilize its users' personal data. However, the hoax is just a revival of an old scam.
Large numbers of users are suffering accessibility issues when trying to reach Facebook, as an unexplained outage is currently affecting many across Europe and the United States.
360-degree video support has made its way onto Facebook, and to showcase the new feature, the company's first clip shows off Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a truly immersive experience.
A new Facebook scam is in the wild, regarding the company's 'dislike button.' It promises an early access to the upcoming feature, and makes users open malicious links and share the scam further.
Facebook has teamed up with leading charity Missing People to distribute 'Child Rescue Alerts' in the UK, pushing localized notifications to users when a child is missing and potentially in danger.
After years and years of pleas from users, the social networking giant is finally listening, with CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg promising a 'dislike' button to come soon.
A father has recently sued Facebook for not being able to prevent his 11-year old daughter from signing up on the service, who apparently shared racy and indecent photos of herself with other people.
Microsoft has rolled out a new version of the Facebook beta app for Windows Phone, the beta app typically receives new features and bug fixes ahead of the stable release on the platform.
Mobile messaging application WhatsApp has hit an astounding 900 million active monthly users. Since Facebook's $22bn acquisition, it became the second Android app to hit 1 billion downloads.
According to the latest data from comScore, 2.9% of smartphone-owners in the U.S use Windows Phones, consistent with last month's marketshare, while Android and iOS lead the race by a long margin.
According to information sent to Neowin, favoriting a tweet will soon be replaced with a "like" instead, bringing it more inline with the most successful social media platform on the planet.
Facebook's Menlo Park HQ is sure to be buzzing on the announcement that potentially one in seven people across the world used the social networking service in a 24-hour-period alone.
Facebook M seeks to get things done on your behalf, assisted by artificial intelligence but “supervised” by real people, using its Messenger chat to do things for you in a conversational format.
Facebook seeks to replace organizational software and websites with its own Events feature that is already built in to the social media site. The Events feature is now targeting a public gatherings.
Facebook's Notes feature has been mostly invisible to consumers, but the company is revamping it to provide what seems to be a blogging platform, hosted on Facebook itself.
A report has revealed that Facebook might be working on a breaking news app that will allow publications to notify users with text and links immediately something new takes place.
Online task automation service, IFTTT, has announced that users will now be able to create recipes that integrate with various Office 365 channels such as OneDrive, Mail, Calendar and Contacts.
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Facebook wants you to buy merchandise directly on its pages, so it's currently testing out a new feature with select retailers. If the features works well, it might soon show up everywhere.
Microsoft is releasing a Windows SDK for Facebook today, allowing developers to natively integrate Facebook into their Universal Apps, both on the desktop and the phone.
According to a new report, Facebook is looking to create its very own virtual assistant, dubbed Moneypenny. The program would live inside of the Messenger platform and help users from there.
It looks like Adobe's Flash system isn't long for this world, as the tech community is rallying to kill it. That's thanks to scores of unpatched security vulnerabilities which are being exploited.
According to a new report, Facebook is looking at competing directly with YouTube's Vevo, by publishing music videos on its massive social network. This is just the latest move for original content.
Two seemingly legitimate Android games, which were up on the Play Store, were stealing users' Facebook credentials and using them to propagate through friends lists and automated scripts.
Facebook has updated its controls to let users prioritize posts from friends and pages while making it easier to unfollow those whose posts aren't relevant or interesting enough.
Facebook could be in the midst of building its first-ever streaming service, aimed at delivering both music and music videos with monetization through the massive social network.
A group of Evangelical Christians in Brazil have launched a "sin-free" rival to Facebook where 600 swear words, violence, pornography, eroticism and homosexuality are strictly outlawed.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently shared what's on his mind on his latest Q&A. He talked about the integration of telepathy on the website in the future, as well as the evolution of communication.
Facebook has released a stripped-down version of its Facebook app, called Facebook Lite. The app is designed for users that have a slow and unreliable 2G internet connection on their mobile devices.
The Amsterdam District Court has asked Facebook to allow private investigators access to its user data in a case where a sex video was published on Facebook, exposing a young woman in the process.
'Messenger' has always required a Facebook account. Today, Facebook is lifting that requirement, allowing users in a handful of countries to use the service by signing up with a phone number.
The internet has a pervasive culture of completely uninhibited expression, at the expense of common decency. But with Twitter and reddit moving to ban harassment, we're shown that change is overdue.
Facebook has rolled out a new program, offering physical "Bluetooth Beacons" to businesses across the country who want to help promote their company in real life to nearby Facebook users.
Facebook integration - including contact/calendar sync, and the ability to share to the social network - is no longer supported within Windows and other Microsoft services, after recent API changes.
In a move that resembles the Russian policy on tracking their citizens' online activity and identity, the U.K. government is reportedly working on keeping track of what you post online.
Facebook users will finally be able to post animated GIFs to their timeline albeit using third-party hosts, as the company has finally enabled the support for these files.