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Tag: Mark Zuckerberg

'Privacy-focused' Facebook unveils new look, features

San Francisco: In yet another bid to make its platforms “privacy-focused” amid close scrutiny into its privacy practices from governments the world over, Facebook has unveiled new looks and features for Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. Addressing nearly 5,000 developers at its annual F8 conference in San Jose, California late Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg said gaining users’ […]

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Facebook sues New Zealand firm for Instagram fraud

San Francisco: In order to “protect the integrity” of its platform, social networking giant Facebook has sued a New Zealand based fraud company that sold inauthentic likes, views and followers for Instagram posts and accounts for an undisclosed amount. Facebook estimates that the company, Social Media Series Limited, run by Arend Nollen, Leon Hedges and David […]

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Facebook actively working on WhatsApp Pay in India

San Francisco: Facebook is upbeat on the growth of digital payments in India and is actively working on launching WhatsApp Pay soon, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said. In an earnings call with analysts late Wednesday, Zuckerberg said the company is building out Payments for the global market. “We have a test that is running in […]

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Facebook mistakenly deleted Zuckerberg's posts

San Francisco: In a bizarre incident, social networking giant Facebook has said that it “mistakenly deleted” CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s old posts, some of them dating back to 2007 and 2008. A spokesperson from the company reportedly said many of Zuckerberg’s old posts about Facebook can still be found on the company’s blog and in its […]

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Ukrainian hackers used quizzes to leak over 60K Facebook users' data

San Francisco: Ukrainian men used online quizzes to lure more than 60,000 Facebook users into installing malicious browser extensions that leaked their profile data and friends lists to offshore servers, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the company. Andrey Gorbachov and Gleb Sluchevsky allegedly used the browser extensions to overlay their own advertisements onto […]

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Facebook's internal conversations, memos leaked online

San Francisco: Internal conversation between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other company excecutives were leaked online that contained a highly confidential 2012 memo detailing several policy matters. “About 60 pages of un-redacted exhibits from a lawsuit between Facebook and Six4Three, an app developer, were posted anonymously on GitHub,” the Guardian reported on Friday. The leaked […]

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Facebook denies claims that half of its accounts are fake

London: Facebook has as termed “unequivocally false” a report that claims the social networking platform hosts one billion fake accounts, a media report said. According to a Daily Mail report, a former classmate of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that the social media giant hosts one billion fake accounts on its platform, or 50 per […]

Facebook has multi-year plans to overhaul its systems: Zuckerberg

San Francisco: Saying goodbye to one of his toughest years filled with several controversies, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he is “proud” of the progress in 2018 and the company has now established multi-year plans to overhaul its systems and is executing those roadmaps. In a year-end note on Friday, the 34-year-old Zuckerberg said his […]

Facebook temporarily removes post on 'black people problem'

San Francisco: Facebook reportedly pulled down a post by a former employee who accused the social media giant of having “a black people problem”, the media reported. According to a report in CNET on Tuesday, the post by Mark Luckie, former strategic partner manager for global influencers at Facebook, accused the company of “failing its […]

I have no plan to step down: Zuckerberg

San Francisco: Despite mounting pressure from investors to step down as Facebook chairman as the social media firm faces intense scrutiny on data scandals, Mark Zuckerberg has said he has no plans to retire. In an interview with CNN late on Tuesday, he said this was not the time for him to quit as Facebook […]

Facebook investors want Mark Zuckerberg to resign: Report

San Francisco: Facebook investors have increased pressure on Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down after a New York Times investigation suggested that the social network hired a Republican-owned political consulting and PR firm that “dug up dirt on its competitors”. According to a report in The Guardian on Saturday, Jonas Kron, Senior Vice […]

With 2.27 bn users, Facebook revenue hits $13.5 bn in Q3

San Francisco: Facebook reported $13.5 billion in revenue with a net income of $5.1 billion ($1.76 per share) in the third quarter that ended September 30. The monthly active user (MAU) base reached 2.27 billion — an increase of 10 per cent year-over-year while daily active users (DAUs) were 1.49 billion — an increase of […]

Zuckerberg seeks more time to fix Facebook

San Francisco: As countries over the world including India face elections amid the spread of fake news and political interference on social media platforms, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has asked for some more time to fix his network that has over two billion users. In a post on Friday, Zuckerberg said that Facebook started on […]

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Facebook defends two-question survey to curb fake news

San Francisco: Despite facing criticism that its two-question users’ survey to curb the spread of fake news could be manipulated, Facebook has defended the survey in a series of tweets. According to Adam Mosseri, Head of News Feed, Facebook will sample a new set of users each day. “There is always the risk that people […]

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Mark Zuckerberg's New Year resolution; 'Fix Facebook'

San Francisco: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s personal challenge for 2018 is to “fix Facebook” when it comes to dealing with abuse and hate, fake news or interference by nation-states on the platform. In a post late Thursday, Zuckerberg said the world feels anxious and divided and Facebook has a lot of work to do when […]

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Zuckerberg visits China again, meets students

San Francisco: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is on an annual trip to China with the aim to finally enter the world’s largest internet market by users in 2018. In his Facebook post on Saturday, Zuckerberg said he was in China for an annual meeting of the advisory board at Tsinghua School of Economics […]

Facebook CEO apologises for dividing people

San Francisco: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for hurting and dividing people through his social media platform and said he would work to do better. In a post written after Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews, concluded on Sunday, Zuckerberg said, “We reflect on the past year and ask forgiveness […]

Facebook was never against you: Zuckerberg to Trump

San Francisco: Dismissing US President Donald Trump’s claim that Facebook was hostile against him like The New York Times and The Washington Post, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Trump’s allegations were baseless. Trump tweeted late Wednesday: “Facebook was always anti-Trump. The Networks were always anti-Trump hence, Fake News, @nytimes (apologised) and @WaPo were anti-Trump. Collusion?” […]

Obama warned Zuckerberg about fake news on Facebook last year

Washington: As Facebook faces intense fake news scrutiny after disclosing the details about the presence of Russian political ads worth $100,000 on its platform during the 2016 US presidential election, it was none other than former President Barack Obama who had warned CEO Mark Zuckerberg about fake news on Facebook. According to a report in The […]

Zuckerberg wants to sell 35-75 mn Facebook shares

San Francisco: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he wants to sell 35-75 million Facebook shares in the next 18 months to fund the company’s work in education, science and advocacy. “Over the past year and a half, Facebook’s business has performed well and the value of our stock has grown to the point that […]

WhatsApp has 1bn daily active users globally and with 2bn users, Facebook profits up 71% in Q2

New Delhi: WhatsApp has garnered one billion daily active users around the world who transfer over 55 billion messages and one billion videos everyday, the company said on Thursday. The monthly active users of Facebook-owned WhatsApp are over 1.3 billion and it supports 60 languages globally. Over 4.5 billion photos are shared around the world […]

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Now answer questions before joining Facebook Group

San Francisco: Ensuring that right persons are added in a Group, Facebook has rolled out a feature that allows admins to set up three questions for people requesting to join the Group. This allows admins to screen the potential member and make sure the added member does not troll or spam the Group, TechCrunch reported […]

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Facebook to make debut in premium TV shows next month

San Francisco: Facebook is making a debut in premium television and developing around 24 shows that will be premiered in mid-June, media reports said. There will be both long duration shows on the pattern of ‘House of Cards’ and also 5-10 minutes shows that will be added to Facebook app’s video tab daily, Business Insider […]

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Mark Zuckerberg's wife pregnant with girl

San Francisco: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said that he and wife Priscilla Chan were expecting another baby girl. Their first child, Max, was born in late 2015. In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg said that when he found out his wife was pregnant, he hoped it would be a girl. His announcement came with […]

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