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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.
From Chuwi treats and Jolla's Tablet troubles, to Facebook feelings, Surface tension, Xbox exposition, UnPrivate Edge browsing and a whiff of HTC, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
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.
Facebook's offices in Hamburg, Germany have become the victim of vandals, with paint sprayed on the walls and smashed glass at the entrance to the social network's building.
A company executive for Facebook has stated that its upcoming 'Facebook at Work' service is scheduled to be released in the coming months, and closely match the existing version of the site.
Facebook is ready to test a pair of new features that will add a little style to your shared moments and stream live video to your followers.
The self-issuing certificate authority, Let's Encrypt, has entered a Public Beta phase. In this phase, anyone can issue a certificate for their site. Facebook also became a gold sponsor of the CA.
As part of his attempt to address inequality across the world, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he will gift $1 billion in Facebook stock every year, up to 99% of his stock, to charity.
Today the world's most popular messenger service took a cue from its parent company, Facebook, and blocked links to its emerging rival Telegram in private conversations.
Facebook is rolling out new tools that will make it easier to block content from your previous relationships. The tools are currently rolling out in the US, with expanded availability coming soon.
Microsoft has updated its Xbox app on Windows 10 with a range of additions, including a new 'Facebook friend finder', easy voiceover recording for Game DVR clips, Xbox Store improvements, and more.
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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.