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Facebook has been hit with a £50.5 million fine by the Competition and Markets Authority for failing to comply with the regulator's initial enforcement order in relation to the Giphy acquisition.
According to a new report, Facebook is considering rebranding and splitting off in a parent company with a new name. The move is expected to materialize soon and will reflect a focus on the Metaverse.
Facebook has announced that it will hire 10,000 people across the European Union in the coming years as it builds its new platform called the Metaverse where people can interact in virtual reality.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has started generally rolling out the capability to enable end-to-end encryption of cloud backups. However, if you lose access to chats and your key, restoration is impossible.
In less than a week after a Facebook ex-employee testified before Congress about internal research at the firm, Facebook's representative said that a "take a break" feature would soon be added.
OECD countries have come to an agreement over the taxation of global companies such a Facebook, Google and Apple. The new rules will see $150 billion in new tax raised each year from 2023.
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Some work on existing products has been halted by the social media firm in an attempt to address the blowback that the Menlo Park firm is facing from whistleblowers, lawmakers and activists.
Telegram founder, Pavel Durov, has revealed that the platform saw 70 million new users sign up during the WhatsApp outage that struck on Monday. WhatsApp and Facebook were offline for several hours.
Facebook data scraped earlier this year is being sold on a hacker forum. The data doesn't contain any passwords but it does contain personal information. Over 1.5 billion users are affected.
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have suffered a multi-hour outage meaning that users around the world are unable to connect. Facebook took to Twitter to tell users that it's working on the problem.
After a month of testing Reels on its main app, Facebook is finally making the rollout official. Creators will be able to push Reels on both Instagram and Facebook following the rollout.
Supported by Mozilla, the NYU Ad Observatory will testify in Congress today, emphasizing the need for better laws for researchers. Its study on political ads was banned by Facebook over a month ago.
Facebook is working across consumer hardware and virtual and augmented reality. Its metaverse technology will reiterate the company's objective of enhancing human connection despite physical distance.
Facebook stopped the development of its Instagram Kids app today. During the pause, Facebook will focus on giving parents better control to supervise kids activities along with educating lawmakers.
Facebook has provided more information about how it demotes certain content on the News Feed. This includes posts from "broadly untrusted news publishers" and "sensationalist health content".
Today, Facebook had both home and business in mind with the launch of two new Facebook Portals: the Portal Go and the Portal+ featuring Microsoft Teams integration. Pre-orders are open now.
Facebook has been holding famous users on its platform to lower standards with a system it uses called XCheck. The firm said it is trying to address XCheck's issues and eventually stop using it.
Facebook has written a defiant letter back to the UK's CMA saying its concerns over Facebook's Giphy acquisition are totally unfounded. Facebook's defiance could see the issue drag on.
WhatsApp's upcoming feature will allow users to hide their last seen, profile photo and about from a select group of contacts, giving them more control over their privacy on the app.
Facebook's AI mistook black men for "Primates" in a video on the social media's site. The company has apologized for this "unacceptable error" and has acknowledged the tech still needs more work.
Ireland's Data Protection Commission has issued a €225 million fine to WhatsApp for violating GDPR rules. The DPC also said that WhatsApp will have to change its processes to align with GDPR.
Instagram will now require you to share your birthdate if you haven't previously provided that information as part of an effort to create a safer environment for younger users on the platform.
Facebook today announced a new virtual reality app for the Oculus Quest 2 that allows you to meet with your colleagues in a virtual setup through a customized avatar or by calling in.
Previously, Facebook has faced criticism for not taking action to stop online incitement. This time, the company has confirmed that it will ban Taliban-related content with the aid of a special team.
Facebook has added the option to make audio and video calls to Messenger's end-to-end encrypted secret conversation. The firm is now looking to allow secret conversations for group chats.
Facebook has cancelled its plans to resume full office operations by October and, instead, won't require employees in the U.S. to return to the office until January 2022 due to rising Delta cases.
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has raised concerns about Facebook's acquisition of the GIF platform Giphy. It said the merger deprives the internet of a digital advertiser.
Facebook has gone into detail about how it is working on multiple privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) to ensure that it reduces the amount of your data being processed, thereby increasing privacy.
Facebook has rebuilt its Transfer Your Information utility from the ground up with a focus on user experience. The tool allows you to export your Facebook data to multiple services and platforms.
In a statement to Neowin, Mozilla has called out Facebook for its counterintuitive approach to research, saying that the NYU Ad Observatory did not deserve to be banned from the platform.
The NYU Ad Observatory project studies political ads on Facebook. Its access to the platform has now been shut down because it breached user privacy by scraping data, despite repeated warnings.
Facebook has announced that youngsters registering for Instagram will have their accounts set to private by default, and that it will be using AI to prevent unsolicited interactions from adults.
Oculus's latest Passthrough API Experimental will make it possible for developers to integrate virtual reality with the real world of players. Initially, only Unity developers will get access to it.
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Facebook has added new features to Messenger that should make it easier to find your favorite emoji reactions in a conversation. There's also a new Space Jam chat theme for fans of the original film.
Oculus is rolling out a new software update for Quest that lets you easily invite people to your game or app. Messenger is also gaining an improved experience along with new security options.
To make the app more inclusive, Instagram is bringing its latest translation tool for users to view translations for foreign text in Stories. The new feature will be available across the globe.
Facebook has announced new content sensitivity controls in Instagram, with configurations allowing you to better moderate what kind of content you want to see in the Explore tab of the platform.