Neowin News Feed for: Groups Neowin News Feed for: Groups en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Facebook announces new measures to keep groups safe <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook has announced a series of new measures that aim to keep groups as safe spaces for users on the social network. It will stop recommending groups that break its rules, and it may delete them. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Wed, 17 Mar 2021 17:32:01 +0000 Google Maps update makes group outings much simpler <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google is about to push a new update to Google Maps which will remove the complication from deciding which venues you want to go to with friends. The feature allows groups to vote on where to go. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 26 Sep 2018 19:24:02 +0000 Facebook gives admins more power over the groups they control on WhatsApp <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook has announced a new update to WhatsApp that allows admins to toggle a switch in the group settings to enable one-directional messaging. This will be helpful for more formal groups. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 30 Jun 2018 19:08:03 +0000 Telegram messenger supergroups can now have up to 30,000 members <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Telegram has decided to bump the limit of supergroups to 30,000 members. The company said it was considering phasing out normal groups because they&#039;re not too different from supergroups now. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:14:02 +0000 Microsoft quietly kills OneDrive groups <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/293494698onedrive-colour.png" alt="" /></div>It seems that Microsoft has quietly killed groups for OneDrive. You can no longer create them - although existing groups can still be used - but this is certainly a bit of a downgrade for the tool. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 22 May 2014 19:22:31 +0000 Rumor: Windows Phone 8 to include "Rooms" group chat & sharing feature <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1438545885windows-phone-8-icons-7.png" alt="" /></div>The latest Windows Phone 8 rumor has pegged a new feature called &quot;Rooms&quot; that will allow friends and family to share a bunch of content via private interactive rooms, as well as chat. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Tue, 04 Sep 2012 16:36:37 +0000 Facebook launches file sharing for groups <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1890457378facebook2_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook has begun updating its groups to provide members with the ability to upload files. The feature started rolling out yesterday and will be available to all groups soon. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Fri, 11 May 2012 12:55:00 +0000 Youtube gives live-stream opportunities to select groups <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Youtube has begun allowing certain members to stream live videos online, this select group features mainly partners of the company. This is a huge change in the functionality of the site, which up until now,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Zoe Austin) Sat, 09 Apr 2011 02:02:07 +0000 Facebook's smoke and mirrors announcement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>When it came to be known that Mark Zuckerberg would be delivering an announcement to the world from his Facebook HQ in Palo Alto, everyone immediately directed their attention Westward (or Eastward, for some). The... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Thu, 07 Oct 2010 20:22:26 +0000 No Facebook Redesign? Don't worry, it's coming <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As Neowin reported earlier today, Facebook was expected to announce a site redesign at a press event held at its headquarters in Palo Alto, California. At 10:30am PDT, the conference started and CEO Mark Zuckerberg started... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Dwyer) Wed, 06 Oct 2010 22:21:34 +0000 Facebook Update: New Dashboard, Download Your Info, and Groups <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, spoke today at an event at Facebook HQ in Palo Alto, CA. He explained what the company has been working on over the summer during their &quot;intense&quot; employee lockdown period.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Wed, 06 Oct 2010 18:23:49 +0000 Facebook kills anti-Muslim group <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/119121962a.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook has disabled an anti-Islamic group called &quot;I Hate Muslims in Oz&quot; after the issue was brought to their attention by CNet's Chris Matyszczyk. Facebook's stance toward Holocaust-denying groups is more ambivalent. The company's terms... <a href="">Read more...</a> (James Hall) Thu, 11 Jun 2009 11:08:41 +0000 Facebook will not entirely ban anti-Holocaust groups <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/119121962a.jpg" alt="" /></div>Following site complaints, a Facebook spokesperson barry Schnitt has told CNN that certain groups on the world's largest social networking, do harbour 'Nazi ideals'. He continues to to state that Facebook finds Holocaust denial... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 12 May 2009 16:29:09 +0000 Microsoft to replace MSN Groups with Windows Live Groups <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1611203931live_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has been planning to remove MSN Groups and re brand them with Windows Live since the introduction of Windows Live. Now it seems Windows Live Groups will launch on November 17th, replacing MSN Groups,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Wed, 15 Oct 2008 22:29:28 +0000 Privacy groups seek 'do not track' Web list <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nine privacy and consumer organizations asked the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to create a &quot;do not track&quot; list for Internet users who don't want their online activities tracked, stored and used by advertising networks.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 02 Nov 2007 19:34:48 +0000 Antispam groups come under heavy DDoS attack <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Spammers have been taking over unsuspecting computer users' machines for years in order to send out unwanted e-mails, but recently they have been getting even more aggressive. The SANS Institute (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) recently... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 12 Jun 2007 20:50:19 +0000 Groups Offer Ringtones With a Statement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>An environmental group is hoping to get people interested and informed when they hear the sounds of threatened animals, from a passerby's cellphone. Already, some 24,000 people have downloaded the free rare ringtones from the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 26 Feb 2007 22:56:29 +0000 Google Groups gets an Update <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google Groups is all about helping users connect with people, access information, and communicate effectively over email and on the web. Now there's a new version on the block. We didn't want to say it,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 24 Jan 2007 01:32:34 +0000 Two Major Linux Groups Merge to Fight Microsoft <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and the Free Standards Group (FSG) have merged to form the Linux Foundation. Jim Zemlin, FSG's executive director, will be in charge of the new company. He announced Tuesday the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 23 Jan 2007 19:54:30 +0000 European Consumer Groups Unite to Pressure iTunes <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Consumer groups in Germany, France, Norway, and Finland are in talks with consumer authorities in Sweden, Denmark, and the U.K. The countries are pressuring Apple for a unified iTunes policy in Europe. At the top... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 22 Jan 2007 20:53:37 +0000 Child Welfare Groups Slam Rockstar for Bullying Game <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Bully is &quot;no worse than Just William&quot;, claims publisher - but expect an adult rating. Anti-bullying charities have strongly criticised Rockstar's Bully, pointing out that children commit suicide over issues which the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 08 Aug 2005 17:04:39 +0000 Google Groups 2 Beta Hits the Web <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has swapped out its main Groups service with a beta of Google Groups 2, which the search giant has been testing since last May. Users who click the &quot;Groups&quot; link on the Google homepage... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 02 Dec 2004 20:22:09 +0000 Patent Suit Roils RFID Standards Groups <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>RFID vendor Intermec is suing rival Matrics for patent infringement, in a case that could impact which emerging protocols are deployed with the technology. The Everett, Wash.-based Intermec, owned by UNOVA, said Matrics'... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 08 Jun 2004 13:57:08 +0000 MSN Groups to remove calendar feature for non-members <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>I just got a mail from MSN Groups informing me that the calendar feature will be removed for non-subscribers. Much like the limitation of the inbox storage when MSN Hotmail became a member service, non... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 16 Jul 2003 10:41:39 +0000 Blacklisted e-mailers sue anti-spam groups <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today is anti-Spam day here at :) A recently formed group of e-mail marketers has opened a new front in the escalating war over unsolicited e-mail, suing several organizations that track... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Stanclift) Mon, 28 Apr 2003 16:06:19 +0000 Privacy groups target Amazon again <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Arguing that is not doing enough to protect customer privacy, two privacy groups are urging state and federal regulators to force the e-tail giant to live up to past privacy promises and allow customers... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 08 Oct 2002 10:43:20 +0000 Hacker groups declare war on <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A record number of malicious hacking attempts were made this month, and anti-American groups are responsible. So says Mi2g, the London-based security consultancy, which notes that US government on-line computers belonging to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Sat, 28 Sep 2002 11:56:13 +0000 Dueling DVD groups head for showdown <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The two industry groups fighting to set a rewritable DVD standard are showing no interest in working together, but technology tricks and behind-the-scenes talks could inch the sides toward a compromise. The DVD+RW Alliance,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 18 Sep 2002 13:33:11 +0000