In the wake of the launch of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, a number of scammers are luring unsuspecting users into giving up their personal information with the promise of a free iPhone.
An enterprising developer has suggested that a Chrome extension can leverage the "last seen" data on WhatsApp App to help determine sleeping patterns of users and also potentially with whom they talk.
Sources close to an investigation at Google claim that the search giant has found that Russians abused its ad network in order to push politically sensitive ads to US voters before the 2016 election.
Facebook's app for Windows 10 has been updated to include support for Jump Lists. The update comprises of all the features available in the latest Facebook Beta, along with further enhancements.
In its ongoing effort to stem the misinformation finding its way into users' streams, Facebook is testing a new I-button that uses Wikipedia entries to give readers context on the source of the news.
Facebook's innovation initiative, Estação Hack, was launched yesterday in São Paulo, Brazil. It is a world first for the company and will offer tech and entrepreneurship training to foster startups.
Facebook has shared more details on the Russian ads which were displayed to users during the 2016 US presidential election, stating that 25% of the ads weren't even shown to users due to irrelevance.
After rolling out to over 100 countries, Facebook is now making available Messenger Lite for Android to Android users in the US, UK, Ireland, and Canada. An iOS version of the app remains absent.
On Sunday Google confirmed earlier reports that the company was relaxing its grip on paid news outlets with its 'First Click Free' policy, and will release new tools that will ease monetization.
The executives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google will be testifying on November 1 before the Senate Committee investigating alleged state-sponsored meddling of the 2016 US presidential elections.
As part of India's national blood donor day, Facebook will roll out tools on Android and the web to make it easier for people to become blood donors, and find blood donors via its platform.
Following a number of other measures aimed at strengthening censorship of online services in the country, the Chinese government has blocked WhatsApp usage, according to a New York Times report.
A user posted a screenshot of some hate mail that she had received onto her Instagram, a year later algorithms used this post as an advert which appeared in her sisters Facebook feed.
Construction of Microsoft, Facebook and Telxius' transatlantic submarine cable has been completed. The subsea cable has the capacity to transfer data at a rate of 160 terabits per second.
Theresa May will be meeting with other Western leaders and representatives from Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook to demand more be done to stop the spread of online extremist content.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has now received copies of ads and other information that might inform its investigation into alleged Russian influencing of the US presidential elections of 2016.
Cassini's 20 year old mission came to an end last Friday after the spacecraft finished its 22 final orbits between Saturn and its rings; This year's recipients of the Ig Nobel Prize; and more.
At the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook proclaimed that the company was not building a car. Instead, she outlined that Facebook wants to build a "new mobility world".
Facebook and the Canadian minister of democratic institutions will announce "election integrity efforts" at an event next week. This stems from fake news and misinformation problems found in 2016.
Marshawn Lynch is known for his wild antics and memorable one-liners, which is likely the reason Facebook targeted Lynch to be the face of a new original reality-style mini-series airing this month.
WhatsApp co-founder, Brian Acton has announced his plan to leave the company. Acton's departure comes after co-founding of the company eight years ago. He plans to start a non-profit foundation after.
Facebook is currently testing a feature which allows for videos to be automatically downloaded on WiFi and played back later. The feature called "Instant Videos" is available to some Android users.
Scientists have found that about one million Facebook accounts are enrolled in "collusion networks" run by spammers, which generated as many as 100 million fake "likes" between 2015 and 2016.
After introducing colored status updates, Facebook seems to be testing a new feature that could also do the same to comments. A small number of users were reportedly able to use it.
Facebook has deleted 470 accounts and pages that it suspects were fake and set up by Russians trying to influence politics. It said the ads did not target the recent US elections last year.
Verifying business accounts is not a new concept in social media. To prevent impersonation, all major social media platforms verify their most important users. WhatsApp has started to do the same.
A security researcher recently discovered a new malware attack on Facebook that uses social engineering. It can even detect a user's system settings so they can be targeted with appropriate adware.
WhatsApp Status is now available for web. The only caveat with the implementation is that it's not possible to create your own status from the browser; instead, you'll have to do that from mobile.
Facebook has announced that it will restrict the spread of clickbait videos showing up on the News Feed. These include videos featuring a fake play button and static images displaying as videos.
Facebook is rolling out new features in order to allow its users to enhance their birthday experience. Well-wishers will be able to send birthday videos and make donations to nonprofits as a gift.
Facebook will rollout a new interface to its mobile app in the coming weeks. The update will help users see comments more easily and changes up the contrast on the News Feed for better legibility.
Facebook has started another rollout of its Marketplace feature to 17 more European countries. Once the rollout is complete, everyone in Northen and Western Europe will have access to Marketplace.
In an attempt to gain access to China's highly guarded internet, Facebook has published a new app via a proxy company. Facebook, like other major internet sites, is still blocked in the country.
From Facebook's Watch and Fitbit's watch, to Coffee Lake, Apple Park, a fresh Outlook, Xbox excitement, and the OnePlus chainsaw massacre, it's our handy roundup of the week's top tech news.
Facebook has announced Watch, a platform that will allow Facebook users to discover video content more easily on the platform. Watch will also give content creators another revenue stream.
Mozilla has entered into the fake news debate by launching the 'Information Trust Initiative'. It'll see original research into fake news, a bigger push for web literacy, and new products.
Facebook has begun testing its Snapchat Stories-based model for the desktop. After bringing the feature to mobile device a few months ago, it seems Facebook is interested in expanding its usage.
Instagram has surpassed Snapchat's daily usage, a year after it introduced its own version of Snapchat's Stories and copied most of its features like the ability to send disappearing photos.
With the Kenyan elections around the corner, Facebook Africa is stepping up its efforts to curb the spread of fake news on its platform that could negatively affect the election on August 8.
The reason behind why Facebook A.I. Research Lab engineers had to pull the plug on their own chat-based A.I. surfaces. All the scare behind the A.I. creating of a unique language is ill-founded.