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In new year, Facebook junks ‘Like’ button; redesigns public pages with Q&A format for greater engagement
The social media giant announced some changes aimed at enhancing user engagement.
Zynga's FarmVille game will be mobile-only after Adobe ends Flash Player support from Jan 1
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Facebook takes the gloves off in feud with Apple
On Wednesday, Facebook went on the offensive to forestall Apple’s changes.
Facebook breakup would demolish Mark Zuckerberg’s social media global empire
US competition watchdog Federal Trade Commission wants Facebook to divest the two businesses -- an idea that poses an existential threat to the empire built by Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg.
Will free speech pay the price as governments across the world ask social media platforms to moderate content?
Some law- makers even wanted to strip some of the legal protection the tech companies have from the majority of content posted on their platforms.
Indian tech startup 114 AI Innovation bags UK-US space contract
The joint UK-US pitch initiative aims to find, fund and fast-track innovation and technology that would give advantage to military personnel and operations in the space domain.
First day of Facebook moratorium on new US political ads marked by glitches
Under pressure to crack down on misinformation and other abuses, Facebook said last month it would impose a moratorium - or temporary ban - on new political ads in the week before Nov. 3.
Active users' tally: Jio gains 2.5 million subscribers in July as Airtel, Vodafone Idea slip
Active subscribers are calculated based on reported Visitor Location Register (VLR), a key metric reflecting the number of active users on a mobile network.
Facebook's long and halting fight against misinformation
In April 2017, Facebook publicly acknowledged that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence national elections, in line with U.S. government findings of Russian interference.
How a marked-up term sheet and messy rollout threw TikTok deal into disarray
What appeared as a coup clinched by Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc investment banker, did not hold. ByteDance would subsequently announce a deal under which TikTok would remain its subsidiary, contradicting Oracle and Walmart, which said the majority owners would be Americans.
Strengthening cybersecurity: Government to write a code for apps to run on
The exercise is likely to be done in consultation with the ministries of home, electronics and IT and I&B besides the department of telecommunications (DoT), sources said.
Welcome to Facebook Shop! FB adds dedicated shopping section, will allow users to indulge in retail therapy
Facebook unveiled a similar shopping feature earlier this year.
Asia stocks rise as upbeat factory data lifts confidence
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.9%, while shares in China nudged up 0.1%. Australian stocks gained 2% for the biggest intraday gain since July 21. Tokyo shares also jumped by more than 1%.
View: Nationalisation of data will destroy value for businesses, investors
A Committee of Experts led by Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan has recommended that the Indian government, through a proposed regulator called the ‘Non Personal Data Authority’, will be the final arbiter of whether the government or a private company can take proprietary “non-personal data” from any company in India.
Often criticised for violating user privacy, Facebook uses mobile location data to help fight Covid-19
Using mobile location data comes amid intense scrutiny of the privacy practices of tech companies.