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Facebook steps up to control misleading health content

Facebook initiated measures to control the content on the topic of health, fitness, and nutrition based on false, sensational and misleading claims. In our ongoing efforts to improve the quality of information in News Feed, Facebook considers ranking changes based on how they affect people, publishers and our community as a whole. We know that people don’t like […]

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Facebook to debut cryptocurrency next week

New York: Facebook will debut its cryptocurrency, Libra, next week, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The social media giant has secured the backing of multiple organizations such as Master and Visa, plus internet bigwigs such as Uber, PayPal and Booking.com for Libra. The report says that each of these companies has invested $10 million […]

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New Tools to Make Running a Business on Facebook Easier

KARACHI – Today, Facebook announced two new advertising tools to help small businesses save time and resources so they can focus on growth: Automated Ads, Appointments and new video creation tools. With over 90 million SMBs using the platform globally, Facebook is committed to building tools that make it easier for businesses to manage and […]

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Facebook opens Innovation Lab in Lahore, boosting tech innovation in Pakistan

LAHORE – Facebook and Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom along with the National Technology Fund (IGNITE) launched the first Facebook Innovation Lab in Pakistan at a ceremony attended by policymakers and technocrats on Wednesday (3 April 2019). Located in the National Incubation Center (NIC) at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), the […]

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Facebook Admits Storing Passwords In Plain Text

San Francisco: Facebook on Thursday admitted that millions of passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers, a security slip that left them readable by the social networking giants employees. “To be clear, these passwords were never visible to anyone outside of Facebook and we have found no evidence to date that anyone […]

Intel Start working with Facebook on AI chip
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Intel Start working with Facebook on AI chip

Intel Corp said at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it is working with Facebook Inc to finish a new artificial intelligence chip in the second half of this year. The chips are Intel’s gambit to retain hold of a fast-growing segment of the artificial intelligence computing market but will face competition from […]

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Facebook Messenger Goes Down in Several Parts of the World

Several users in the US and Europe late on Monday, and on Tuesday, reported that Facebook Messenger was not working for them. According to DownDetector.com, a portal that tracks when outages happen in the digital world, thousands of Messenger users were unable to receive messages, log in and connect to server. The outage began after midnight and […]

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Facebook redesigns ‘confusing’ Messenger app

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Tuesday announced an overhaul of its Messenger smartphone app in an effort to simplify the service for its 1.3 billion monthly global users. The social network began rolling out a redesigned version featuring three tabs instead of nine, saying it was “going back to its roots” seven years after the standalone […]

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Facebook launches ‘war room’ to combat manipulation

WASHINGTON – Facebook ‘s “War Room,” a nondescript space adorned with American and Brazilian flags, a team of 20 people monitors computer screens for signs of suspicious activity. The freshly launched unit at Facebook ‘s Menlo Park headquarters in California is the nerve center for the fight against misinformation and manipulation of the largest social network by foreign actors […]

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Data Breach: Social Network Facebook could face Rs 195.6 billion fine

Facebook has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Starting from a data security shame where the association gave out private information, seven days back, information was apparently stolen from the association. Following the data crack found seven days back at Facebook where software engineers could get to customer information empowering them to […]