Tag: Facebook


  • Facebook Privacy and Government Data Requests

    Government requests for Facebook user data increase by 13%

    Facebook has released its biannual transparency report and it highlights the number of requests for user data it has received from government agencies in the second half of 2015. In the report Facebook includes data requests for its main platform and for Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. Government requests for user data increased by 13% and the […]

  • Facebook has a new photo sharing app on the horizon

    Facebook is building another standalone camera app

    Facebook is developing a standalone camera app in an attempt to get users posting more photos and videos, according to The Wall Street Journal’s Deepa Seetharaman. The app, still in the early stages of development, opens to a camera and has a designated “livestreaming feature.” Facebook has been experiencing a decline in “original broadcast sharing” and this […]

  • Brussels Facebook Safety Check

    Facebook activates Safety Check feature after Brussels airport bombing

    Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature following a suicide bombing at the Brussels airport that left dozens of people dead and injured. Facebook’s Safety Check prompts people in the region to mark themselves as “safe” during times of disaster. In addition to themselves, people can declare other friends “Safe,” “Unsafe,” or “Not in the […]

  • Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg

    ISIS threatens to kill Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey

    A group of ISIS supporters calling themselves the Sons of Caliphate Army have released a 25-minute video in which they promise to go after Facebook and Twitter’s CEOs. Photos of Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey appear multiple times in the video engulfed in flames and marked up with bullet holes. The video is in response […]

  • Instagram Ads success

    Instagram has attracted more than 200,000 advertisers

    More than 200,000 advertisers have flocked to Instagram in the five months since Facebook started testing ads on the popular photo-sharing platform. Instagram opened its platform to a couple of hundred advertisers in June, the company said, and by September had opened the app to anyone wanting to purchase an ad. The company says three-quarters […]

  • Facebook new options

    Facebook’s Like button has some new competition

    Facebook on Wednesday started rolling out some new options meant to complement its famous “Like” button. Now when commenting on a Facebook post users can “Love” a post, or add such emotions as “Haha, Wow, Sad, and Angry” faces. The five new Facebook buttons are meant to allow users to respond in new emotive ways. Anyone […]

  • Facebook data open source project

    Facebook is taking on a major market to improve mobile internet standards

    Facebook started Internet.org in an attempt to deliver free and modestly priced internet to developing countries. While it’s “Free Basics” program has come under fire in India, the company isn’t slowing its attempts to deliver better and more sustainable internet to the masses. The social network has announced that it’s launching the Telecom Infra Project, […]

  • Facebook defends Apple in FBI case

    Facebook says FBIs iPhone hacking lawsuit against Apple is ‘chilling’

    Facebook is joining in Apple’s fight against the FBI, calling the agency’s request for Apple to hack an iPhone and develop a backdoor into customers phones, “chilling.” On Thursday, Facebook issued a statement saying such demands from the government “create a chilling precedent and obstruct companies’ efforts to secure their products.” Facebook, much like Google […]