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New WhatsApp privacy policy: What will happen if you don’t accept it

New WhatsApp privacy policy: What will happen if you don’t accept it

WhatsApp confirmed on Friday that it would not prevent users from accessing the instant messaging portal on the previously announced deadline of 15 May. The company has announced that no one will lose the application due to the renewal of the privacy policy. However, services in the app may be limited. The Facebook-hosted program will continue to remind users to accept the new privacy policy. WhatsApp says that after a few weeks, the reminders people will eventually receive will persist. …

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Facebook introduces a vaccine-finding tool program in India

Facebook introduces a vaccine-finding tool program in India

The American technology conglomerate Facebook has partnered with the Indian government to release a drug detection tool on its mobile system in India, which will help people identify nearby areas for vaccination. According to Mashable, earlier this week, Facebook announced a USD 10 million grant for emergency response efforts on the state of COVID-19. The vaccine tracker tool will allow users to locate the nearest vaccination centers and their working hours as assigned by the Department of Health and Family …

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Five technology giants continue to grow

Five technology giants continue to grow

If the epidemic had never happened, it is likely that the momentum of the technology industry would have risen in the past year. But the economic results of the Covid-19 have affected tech titans in high places that they may have thought possible last year. Last week’s quarterly results from Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc., and Google-parent Alphabet Inc. puts that light in a clear display. Each of these companies – already pre-epidemic juggernauts – recorded revenue …

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Facebook sales, users are jumping as the epidemic continues

Facebook sales, users are jumping as the epidemic continues

The first quarter sale of Facebook Inc. increased by 48%, increased analytical ratings due to strong demand from marketers and other advertisers who want to grab the attention of billions of social network users. The cost has risen to $ 26.2 billion, the company said in a statement Wednesday. That cut an estimated $ 23.7 billion analysts, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Facebook reported that 2.85 billion monthly active users, a 10% increase. Analysts are estimated at 2.83 billion. …

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Twitter, FB deletes about 100 posts after government orders

Twitter, FB deletes about 100 posts after government orders

Twitter and other social media platforms have removed nearly 100 posts and URLs after the government asked them to remove content that criticized the handling of the current medical crisis or spreading non-epidemic news. Twitter said it had informed the affected account holders of their actions in response to an official request from the Indian government, and Facebook did not comment on the matter. Sources said the companies had complied with the order. However, it was not immediately clear what …

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Instagram for launching ads on Reels: Report

Instagram for launching ads on Reels: Report

Instagram also started showing ads in the form of reels. The photo sharing platform will be showing ads within the ‘Reels’ feature. The organization has begun testing ads for this feature in selected countries such as India, Brazil, Germany and Australia, showing itself among the most common content posted by users. The Mashable report states that ads on Instagram Reels can be up to 30 seconds long and will have the same vertical and full-screen design as normal uploads on …

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Facebook News changes: Here’s how

Facebook News changes: Here’s how

Facebook today announced a major update to its News Feed. The media giant today announced that it will now use direct feedback from its users to improve its News Feed with the aim of providing them with refined and personalized information. “Our goal with News Feed is to organize posts from friends, groups and the pages you follow to show you what is most important to you at the top of your feed … This spring, we are expanding our …

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Facebook tweaks ad tools before Apple’s privacy changes

Facebook tweaks ad tools before Apple’s privacy changes

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it was making changes to its advertising tools to keep up with the forthcoming privacy updates by Apple Inc, which reduces the effectiveness of the data collection features used by advertisers. The world’s largest telecommunications company has been embroiled in controversy over Apple’s ‘App Tracking Transparency’ feature, which is expected to come with the latest iPhone software update next week, which allows users to block advertisers from following them on various programs. Apple claims to …

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Messenger users have been hacked by fraudsters, 80 countries

Messenger users have been hacked by fraudsters, 80 countries

Group-IB, a global threat hunting company and cyber-centric intelligence company has launched a massive fraud campaign aimed at Facebook Messenger users worldwide. Analysts of Group-IB Digital Risk Protection (DRP) have found evidence that users in more than 80 countries in Europe, Asia, the MEA region, North and South America are likely to be affected, the company said. “By distributing advertisements informing Facebook Messenger that it is alleged to have been updated, the perpetrators harvested user login details,” the company said. …

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Facebook is hosting a live broadcast to spread awareness

Facebook is hosting a live broadcast to spread awareness

Ahead of World Day, Facebook seeks to spread awareness about climate change, and provide people with simple ways to contribute to a variety of causes. Facebook, in partnership with the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, conducted research on climate change in more than 30 countries and regions. Research has found that more than a third of people know about climate change but only a few of them understand that it is largely due to human activity. To make people …

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