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September, 2019

  • 21 September

    Facebook Suspends Thousands of Apps in Response to Cambridge Analytica Row

    Facebook Inc said on Friday it has suspended tens of thousands of apps on the social networking platform, as part of the company’s ongoing app developer investigation it began in March 2018 in response to the Cambridge Analytica row. The suspended apps are associated with about 400 developers, Facebook said, ...

  • 20 September

    Facebook Employee Dies After Jumping From Headquarters Building in ‘Apparent Suicide’

    A Facebook employee has died in what the police described as “an apparent suicide” at the social media giant’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California. The local Menlo Park Police reported in a statement that at 11.30am on Thursday, they received a call reporting an adult man had jumped off the ...

  • 19 September

    WhatsApp Now Hides Muted Status Updates on Android Beta v2.19.260

    WhatsApp is rolling out the ability to hide muted status updates in the latest Android beta. The feature was spotted to be under development a few months ago, and now the feature is being enabled for testing. The Hide Muted Status Updates feature brings the ability to completely vanish all ...

  • 18 September

    Facebook Unveils New Video Tools, Instagram Scheduling Feature

    Aimed at video creators and publishers, Facebook has announced some new features to its video capabilities and now publishers will have more tools to use with its Watch Party and Creator Studio tools. Facebook also announced Instagram and IGTV scheduling features. The company also noted that Facebook Live was now ...

  • 17 September

    Facebook to Stop News Headline Changes From Advertisers

    Facebook said Monday it is working to stop advertisers from changing headlines in links to news stories after concerns raised by a British political party’s altering of one such link. The leading social network confirmed the internal effort in the face of concerns over a BBC headline altered in an ...

  • 15 September

    Facebook to Launch Portal-Branded TV Streaming Device: Report

    Social media giant Facebook is reportedly working on a streaming device, like Amazon’s Fire Stick that would plug into a TV to offer access to online content. The new streaming hardware will be part of the company’s Portal family of devices, featuring a camera, combining video chatting with TV viewing ...

  • 14 September

    PayPal Cautious About Future of Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

    PayPal is cautious about the future of Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra, which is slated to debut with the pioneering digital payments firm as part of its oversight association. International outcry is mounting over Libra — with central banks, governments and regulators railing against Facebook’s upstart cryptocurrency and questions over how it ...

  • 13 September

    Chandrayaan-2: NASA Reportedly Joins ISRO’s Attempts to Contact Vikram

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is continuing its attempt to reach out to India’s moon lander sending communication signals with its Deep Space Network (DSN), said officials. It is also reported the American space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is sending radio signals ...

  • 12 September

    Snapchat Downloads Calm Fears That ‘Face Swap’ Pop Was a Blip

    Snap should continue to see growth in the critical metric of daily active users, according to analysts who analysed the latest data on downloads for the social-media company’s Snapchat app. The data helps to support the thesis that a recent uptrend in user engagement could be lasting. Guggenheim wrote that SimilarWeb’s ...

  • 11 September

    Facebook Bans Self-Harm Images in Fight Against Suicide

    Facebook will no longer allow graphic images of self-harm on its platform as it tightens its policies on suicide content amid growing criticism of how social media companies moderate violent and potentially dangerous content. The social network also said on Tuesday self-injury related content will now become harder to search on ...