Tag: Facebook

YouTube Adds Native Support for 2018 iPad Pro; Instagram Once Again Optimized for iPhone XR, XS Max

Apps need to support device displays if people actually want to enjoy them, but sometimes the rollout takes time or leads to more issues. For example, let’s take a look at YouTube. Despite the fact that Apple launched the 11- and 12.9-inch in late 2018, here we are in January […]

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Facebook-executive swatting sends significant police response to his home

reader comments 16 with 13 posters participating Share this story A Facebook executive was the target of a swatting hoax that resulted in armed police briefly detaining him and searching his home as they investigated a false report of an active shooting and hostage situation involving pipe bombs, Palo Alto, California, Police Department officials said. […]

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[Update: Rolling out again] Facebook Messenger’s massive UI redesign is widely rolling out and people aren’t loving it

If you weren’t among the select few that began seeing Facebook Messenger’s massive redesign (otherwise known as Messenger 4) in late September, you should see the changes shortly. Facebook is now rolling out Messenger’s new, simplified UI more widely through a server-side update.  When Facebook announced the design overhaul for Messenger during its F8 developer […]

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Indian tech startups raised a record $10.5 billion in 2018, but concerns remain

India’s tech startups closed 2018 on a record high note, securing several major deals to further cement the nation’s position on the world map. But despite an influx of money from international investors, the local ecosystem’s overall health has some concerned. The year saw a high-profile acquisition, the emergence of new […]

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Man Attacks Black Female McDonald’s Worker, Receives Large Surprise Order of ‘That Smoke’

Screenshot: Facebook (TJ Biandudi) A viral Facebook video of a man physically assaulting a Florida Mcdonald’s employee had a happy ending when the man was arrested, after the woman generously decided to give her attacker a lifetime supply of Filet-o’-Fist sandwiches. Facebook user TJ Biandudi posted a video he says […]

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AI predictions for 2019 from Yann LeCun, Hilary Mason, Andrew Ng, and Rumman Chowdhury

Artificial intelligence is cast all at once as the technology that will save the world and end it. To cut through the noise and hype, VentureBeat spoke with luminaries whose views on the right way to do AI have been informed by years of working with some of the biggest […]

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[Update: Screenshots] Facebook Messenger is testing dark mode, but only in some countries

Facebook has been experimenting with (and subsequently reverting) changes to its Messenger UI over the last few months. All throughout this testing, the most vocal demand we’ve seen from our own readers was for a dark mode to better supplement the blinding white design. Now, according to famed social app teardown expert Jane Manchun Wong, […]

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Mark Zuckerberg’s 2019 Resolution: More Political Censorship on Facebook

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised to better prevent “election interference” and “the spread of hate speech” — neglecting to define either term — in a blog posted on his company’s platform. Zuckerberg repeated his previous calls to suppress “sensationalism and misinformation” and to “remove content related to terrorism,” terms he did not define. […]

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Report: Popular Android apps like Trip Advisor, Kayak, and Indeed shared data with Facebook without explicit consent

Facebook doesn’t exactly have a pristine reputation, but on a certain level it’s surprising nonetheless when a new scandal concerning the social media giant breaks out – after all, just how many more surprises can it manage? The answer, it turns out, is many. A new report put out by campaign group Privacy International found […]

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Facebook Messenger is testing dark mode, but only in some countries

Facebook has been experimenting with (and subsequently reverting) changes to its Messenger UI over the last few months. All throughout this testing, the most vocal demand we’ve seen from our own readers was for a dark mode to better supplement the blinding white design. Now, according to famed social app teardown expert Jane Manchun Wong, […]

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The One Issue the Left and Right Can Agree On

In November, not long after Amazon announced that it would build its second headquarters in New York City and northern Virginia, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newly elected representative from Queens and the Bronx, tweeted that she’d been getting calls from residents all day. “The community’s response?” she wrote. “Outrage.” Amazon, as […]

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Facebook Apologizes After Banning Rev. Franklin Graham for 24 Hours

Facebook issued an apology for banning the Rev. Franklin Graham from posting on the social networking site for 24 hours and censoring one of his posts, a Facebook spokesperson announced Saturday. The spokesperson told the Charlotte Observer that a member of Facebook’s 15,000-member content review team banned Graham’s account over a 2016 post he made about […]

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Report: Facebook Insider Leaks 1,400 Pages of Guidelines for ‘Political Speech’

A recent report from the New York Times has provded an insight into how Facebook polices global political speech. A trove of internal Facebook documents obtained by the Times shows how the social media platform is “a far more powerful arbiter of global speech than has been publicly recognized or acknowledged by the company itself.” A Facebook […]

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