Facebook has introduced a new clause on its Commerce Policy which bans the sale of piracy-enabling devices on its website. The move tightens the means users can acquire pre-configured devices.
ParlAI, pronounced "parlay" is the smart chat bot development initiative that will be put through its paces in conversations about restaurants and movies to perhaps talk with and help you one day.
The Trump administration is seeking to modernise the government by creating the American Technology Council, where the President will get advice from tech executives from Silicon Valley companies.
The virtual reality behemoth Oculus is reportedly skipping this year's E3. This counts as the first time Oculus will be absent from the expo since its foray into the event back in 2014.
Google and Facebook employees have been swindled out of $100M in total by a Lithuanian man posing as a Taiwanese manufacturer. The individual was charged by the Department of Justice last month.
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Facebook's 'lightweight' Messenger app - designed primarily for older, less powerful devices, in countries with slow, unstable mobile networks - is now available in over 100 new markets worldwide.
Instagram took six months to grow its monthly active user base from 500 million to 600 million. Now, it's grown to 700 million MAUs in the last four months, with 400 million daily users.
If you're excited about Microsoft's upcoming Build 2017 developer conference, you'll be pleased to hear that you can now add an overlay to your Twitter and Facebook profile images.
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Facebook unveiled a couple of research projects seemingly taken straight out of science fiction. One of them involves making people hear through their skin, while the other one reads your thoughts.
Facebook is not only popularizing VR, but also helping the wider community adopt and develop more immersive technologies. As part of that, it unveiled two 360-degree cameras, called x24 and x6.
At its F8 developer conference, Facebook unveiled a feature called Delegated Account Recovery, which would act as a method to securely log into third party sites using your Facebook account.
Facebook is trying to build a helicopter-drone capable of staying in the air for months at a time. The drone will be connected with fiber and power via a tether making Internet connectivity available.
Instagram today rolled out an update to its Android app, making it possible to use its service without access to the Internet. The company made the announcement at Facebook's Developer Conference.
On Sunday, 16 April, a man was killed in Cleveland. His murderer uploaded a video of the crime to Facebook, where it was shared thousands of times. Facebook has faced strong criticism as a result.
A problem that blocked Virgin Media broadband customers from connecting to Facebook, Messenger and Instagram has now been fixed. The ISP said that it was caused by "an issue with Facebook's servers".
In its ongoing battle against false news online, Facebook has rolled out a tool that helps its users determine what consists fake content, and how to avoid spreading it in the future.
Facebook is looking to give businesses a free taste of its collaboration service, Workplace. Workplace Standard will be mostly identical to the paid version but will lack some advanced features.
Three years after selling Oculus to Facebook, Palmer Luckey, the man behind the Oculus Rift concept, is leaving the company. Facebook declined to say whether his departure was voluntary.
Facebook has unveiled that users will soon be able to start fundraisers for a variety of causes on the social network, and Pages will be able to accept donations during live videos.
In the last hours, some users have received emails from Facebook in which the firm hints towards an intention to deprecate the Windows Phone 8.1 version of its Messenger app at the end of March.
WhatsApp has recently received a flood of five star reviews on the Google Play Store. Trouble is, they refer to the app as a "game" and how they "enjoyed the gameplay", which raises some questions.
Facebook is attempting to crack down on misinformation with a pop-up alerting users when they're about to share 'disputed' content. The site stated last year it would begin flagging fake news stories.
Facebook is experimenting with a new interface for its comments feature, bringing the display closer to the Messages graphic format. The tweak shows how the company is moving towards visual synergy.
Facebook has changed its terms and conditions today to bar developers and companies from using its data to spy on users. This comes after social network data was used to track peaceful protesters.
Oculus has announced version 1.2 of Oculus Rooms, Events, and Facebook livestreaming for the Samsung Gear VR headset. It has also introduced Oculus Voice for both the Gear VR and Rift.
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Instagram appears to be testing out a new feature for Instagram Stories that allows users to post geostickers similar to Snapchat. At the moment, the feature is only available in select cities.
When a BBC investigation showed that Facebook is failing to remove child pornography and other material from its site, Facebook asked for proof. Upon receiving it, it reported the BBC to the police.
Facebook is testing a Reactions feature for its Messenger service, enabling users to react to messages by selecting from a choice of emoji. The update builds upon its popular Reactions for News Feed.
Like-farming scams that entice users to like and share posts on Facebook are currently spreading. The posts use images of babies, and likes are used to expose and exploit personal information.
Nokia announced today at its Mobile World Congress 2017 event in Barcelona that it will be launching its classic Snake game on Facebook. It will also be featured on the company's new 3310 handset.
In an effort to attract more users to its platform, Facebook is reportedly working on a deal with Major League Baseball to live stream games for the upcoming season.
A Father who erroneously streamed the birth of his child to Facebook Live has lost a case which he filed against broadcasters and news sites for airing and posting the footage.
Facebook videos will auto-play with sound enabled by default. The company has also updated the layout of vertical videos and the ability to scroll while watching them has also been added.
Facebook hired an ex-MTV executive to produce original shows. It is a move that further reinforces the company's strategy to monetize new areas within Facebook, with longer videos at the forefront.
Facebook has integrated a new weather-centric section in its popular social platform. The company states that 95% of the global population can already access the feature on desktop and mobile.
A large number of technology companies have come out in support of immigrants, which enrich the economy and the society they reside in, according to the companies' brief filed with the courts.
Facebook and Google are relying on local media to tackle fake news in France and Germany. EU authorities are worried fake news is being used to influence local elections and destabilize the region.
Domino's has updated its Facebook Messenger chatbot to support full menu orders. The pizza delivery service released the update just days ahead of the Super Bowl event, expecting a surge in orders.
Facebook is reportedly developing an app to work with set-top TV boxes like Apple TV. Facebook began working on the app last summer, with the strategy to encourage users to watch longer video content.
Many tech companies, with employees from around the world, have reacted with concern to new border controls affecting travellers from seven nations - including those who already hold US green cards.
After enabling conversations between users and brands last year, Facebook is now starting to test the addition of ads to its Messenger app. Those tests will soon start in Australia and Thailand.
After announcing that he would be leaving Xiaomi earlier this week, it appears his new employer has sounded off that Barra will be joining Facebook, more specifically as VP of VR.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has revealed that 63 billion messages be sent through through their services on New Year's Eve. This number includes 7.9 billion images as well as 2.4 billion videos.
An analyst is foreseeing Microsoft to lead the charge of the race towards a trillion-dollar market value, ahead of Apple and Alphabet. Their LinkedIn purchase is predicted to help towards that goal.
Users can no longer pinpoint a friend's exact location, but can still see their current neighborhood and distance away. "Wave" will soon be added to organize meet ups with nearby friends.
Instagram Live Stories is currently being rolled out to users on Windows 10 PCs and Mobile. The new update is set to be introduced in waves, so it may take a while to show up on your device.
Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook today to demonstrate his personal AI project named Jarvis. The proof-of-concept video has left many viewers cringing at Zuckerberg's awkward showmanship.