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Facebook has reportedly shelved its plans to show ads on WhatsApp – The Next Web

Facebook has reportedly shelved its plans to show ads on WhatsApp – The Next...

Good news! Facebook is dropping its plans to show ads on its popular messaging service WhatsApp. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, WhatsApp disbanded the team working on integrating ads on to the platform recently; even the code related to the project was deleted from the app. When Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014…
WSJ: Facebook won’t push through with plans to put ads in WhatsApp – Engadget

WSJ: Facebook won’t push through with plans to put ads in WhatsApp – Engadget

The founders have strong feelings against advertisements, after all. In a 2012 post on the app's blog, they called ads "insults to your intelligence" and said they wanted to "make something that wasn't just another ad clearinghouse." Jan Koum left in 2018, a few months before Facebook announced it's putting ads in Status, though reports…
Facebook backs off plan to plaster ads all over WhatsApp

Facebook backs off plan to plaster ads all over WhatsApp

Facebook is “backing away” from earlier plans to sell ads for placement inside its enormously popular WhatsApp messaging service. According to The Wall Street Journal, the team that had been working on building ads into WhatsApp was disbanded in recent months, with their work subsequently “deleted from WhatsApp’s code.” The Journal notes that Facebook still…
Facebook’s problems moderating deepfakes will only get worse in 2020

Facebook’s problems moderating deepfakes will only get worse in 2020

Last summer, a video of Mark Zuckerberg circulated on Instagram in which the Facebook CEO appeared to claim he had “total control of billions of people’s stolen data, all their secrets, their lives, their futures.” It turned out to be an art project rather than a deliberate attempt at misinformation, but Facebook allowed it to…
Facebook’s VR Quest Finally Getting Real – Wall Street Journal

Facebook’s VR Quest Finally Getting Real – Wall Street Journal

Facebook may have a virtual reality hit on its hands. It’s about time. It has been nearly six years since the social network put its VR stake into the ground. At $2 billion, the acquisition price for Oculus in early 2014 was twice what Facebook paid for Instagram two years prior. It was also far…
All the Ways Facebook Tracks You—and How to Limit It – WIRED

All the Ways Facebook Tracks You—and How to Limit It – WIRED

It won't come as much of a surprise that Facebook tracks you on its platform—that's why it can resurface your birthday photos from five years ago—but you might not yet realize the scope and the depth of its tracking all across the internet. Facebook's tentacles stretch out across other websites and services, into the various…
A Facebook Bug Exposed Anonymous Admins of Pages

A Facebook Bug Exposed Anonymous Admins of Pages

Facebook Pages give public figures, businesses, and other entities a presence on Facebook that isn't tied to an individual profile. The accounts behind those pages are anonymous unless a Page owner opts to make the admins public. You can't see, for example, the names of the people who post to Facebook on WIRED's behalf. But…
Facebook Says Encrypting Messenger by Default Will Take Years

Facebook Says Encrypting Messenger by Default Will Take Years

In March of last year, Mark Zuckerberg made a dramatic pledge: Facebook would apply end-to-end encryption to user communications across all of its platforms by default. The move would grant strong new protections to well over a billion users. It's also not happening any time soon.What Zuckerberg didn't spell out at the time is just…
‘The New Facebook’ design begins rolling out – Engadget

‘The New Facebook’ design begins rolling out – Engadget

The new interface features a less cluttered background and brighter colors. CNET says it even comes with a dark mode background, which is probably the best thing it can offer for those who've been waiting for it. Testers will be able to send Facebook feedback about the interface, so they can help the social network…
Facebook’s revised political advertising policy doubles down on division

Facebook’s revised political advertising policy doubles down on division

In October, Facebook made the controversial decision to exempt most political ads from fact-checking. The announcement met with a swift backlash, particularly among leading Democratic candidates for president. As criticism mounted, Facebook began to hint that it would further refine its policy to address lawmakers’ concerns. One change that seemed likely was to limit the…

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Facebook Separates Security Tool From Friend Suggestions, Citing Privacy Overhaul –...

Technology|Facebook Separates Security Tool From Friend Suggestions, Citing Privacy OverhaulDec. 19, 2019, 12:34 p.m. ETSAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc will no longer feed user phone numbers provided to it for two-factor authentication into its "people you may know" feature, as part of a wide-ranging overhaul of its privacy practices, the company told Reuters. Revelations last…

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