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Facebook Data Of Over 53Cr Users, Including 61 Lakh Indians Leaked
Facebook Data Of Over 53Cr Users, Including 61 Lakh Indians Leaked

New Delhi: Personal data of nearly 533 million (53.3 crore) Facebook users, including 61 lakh Indians, remerged online after a hacker posted the details on a digital forum. The leaked…

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Facebook's Vanish Mode Feature Arrives On Messenger, Instagram

New Delhi: Facebook has rolled out Vanish Mode on its Messenger and Instagram services that will let users send text, photos and voice messages which will disappear once seen and the chat window is shut down. Currently, the Snapchat-inspired Vanish Mode will work on individual chats and not group chats, reports The Verge. Vanish Mode […]

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Facebook Finally Integrates Messenger With Instagram

New Delhi: In a first serious step to realising the dream of CEO Mark Zuckerberg to integrate its family of apps, Facebook on Wednesday announced to connect the Messenger and Instagram for a cross-app chat with bringing some of the best Messenger features to the popular photo and video sharing platform. Messages and calls from […]

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New Facebook Messenger tool to protect minor users from harmful chats

San Francisco: In a bid to make Messenger safer, Facebook has introduced a new feature that will help millions of people, especially minors, avoid potentially harmful interactions and possible scams without compromising their privacy. The Messenger users will now see safety notices popping up in a chat and provide tips to help them spot suspicious […]

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Facebook launches 50 person video chat Messenger Rooms globally

San Francisco: Taking on Zoom and other video conferencing apps like Google Meet and Microsoft Teams, Facebook has rolled out its group video chat Messenger Rooms globally that allows free video calls with up to 50 people with no time limit. Rooms can be created right from Messenger or Facebook and gives people the ability […]

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Facebook Announces 'Messenger Rooms' For Group Video Chat For 50 People

San Francisco: Alarmed at the popularity of Zoom in social distancing times that allows up to 100 people to join a video meeting from the comfort of their homes, Facebook on Friday announced Messenger Rooms that will allow group video calls of up to 50 people. In Facebook Messenger Rooms, the users can post links […]

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New Users Need Facebook Account To Sign Up Into Messenger

San Francisco: If you are new to Facebook Messenger, you can’t sign up without a Facebook account anymore. Unlike the old days where your phone number was enough, Facebook Messenger now requires a Facebook account to sign up, reports VentureBeat. The social networking giant has quietly removed the ability to sign up for Messenger without […]

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Facebook fails to allay privacy fears on Messenger Kids

Washington: Facebook is not doing enough to safeguard children on its Messenger Kids app and their privacy is at risk, US Democratic Senators have stressed. Responding to Facebook’s reply to their earlier letter, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said that Facebook has to do a lot better to protect kids on its […]

Facebook agrees to pay USD 5 billion penalty for privacy violations

Washington: Social media giant Facebook has agreed to “significantly enhance” its oversight practices and will pay a whopping USD 5 billion to the Federal Trade Commission as penalty for privacy violations, in the largest ever security fine imposed on any company for disregarding consumer information. In addition to paying the record USD 5 billion in […]

'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-owned apps down again for users worldwide

San Francisco: Exactly a month after Facebook and its family of apps suffered its longest — almost 24 hours — world-wide outage, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook users from around the world on Sunday were again complaining that the apps were not working properly. The outage appeared to have started around 6.30 a.m. Eastern Time, 4 […]

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TikTok added nearly 9 cr Indian users in Q1: Report

New Delhi: Despite facing flak for sleazy content on its platform, Chinese video sharing app TikTok is continuing its dramatic rise in India, adding 8.86 crore users in the first quarter of 2019, according to a new report. This was 8.2 times more new installs than TikTok saw in the country in Q1 of last […]

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Facebook blames server for outage, some users happy

San Francisco: Facebook has blamed a server configuration change that caused the outage of its app along with Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. “Yesterday (Wednesday), as a result of a server configuration change, many people had trouble accessing our apps and services. We’ve now resolved the issues and our systems are recovering. We’re very sorry for the […]

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Facebook apps encountering glitch

San Francisco: Facebook ruled out a cyber attack speculation which started making the rounds when products of its family of apps — WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger — began encountering service outage for nearly eight hours in what appeared to be one of the longest downtimes. On Wednesday, users across the globe experienced problems sending messages […]

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Facebook denies cyber attack as Whatsapp, Instagram, Messenger suffer outage

New Delhi: Facebook ruled out a cyber attack on its products Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger, which suffered service outage for hours on Wednesday. Users across the globe experienced problems sending messages on Facebook’s messaging apps Messenger and Whatsapp. The social networking giant’s image-sharing website Instagram also suffered service disruptions. After users reported about the inconvenience faced […]

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Irish watchdog warns Facebook over WhatsApp integration

London: The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has warned Facebook over its planned integration of its chat services — WhatsApp, Messenger and photo-sharing app Instagram, asking the social media giant to provide it with an “urgent briefing” on the proposals. In a statement, the Dublin-headquartered Irish watchdog said it understood the plan was at a […]

Facebook Messenger planning 'delete' feature for sent messages

San Francisco: Facebook is planning to roll out a new update to Messenger that will allow users to delete sent messages from chat threads within 10 minutes of sending. A Twitter user spotted the feature listed as “coming soon” in the release notes for version 191.0 of Messenger’s iOS client, The Verge reported on Wednesday. […]

Facebook introduces simplified version of Messenger

San Francisco: In a move to declutter Messenger, Facebook has started rolling out a new version of the text and video chap app — Messenger 4 that brings down the number of tabs from nine to three. “Messenger 4 will gradually roll out globally over the coming weeks,” Stan Chudnovsky, Vice President of Messenger, said in […]

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Facebook may soon bring 'Unsend' feature on Messenger

San Francisco: Facebook could soon be rolling out the “Unsend” feature for Messenger that would allow users to retract sent messages not only from their inboxes, but also from the entire chat thread, the media reported. “We have previously confirmed that we intend to ship a feature like this and are still planning to do […]

Google ends support for its experimental smart reply app: Report

San Francisco: Google is putting an end to “Reply” — its experimental smart reply app that offered responses for other third-party messaging apps like Hangouts and Messenger. Google informed the beta testers about ending the experimental app over an email, The Verge reported on Wednesday. “As you know, ‘Reply’ was an experiment, and that experiment […]

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Now chat video in Messenger Lite

San Francisco: Facebook has introduced video chat in Messenger Lite, a slimmed down version of Messenger for Android intended for people with older devices and/or slower Internet connections. Messenger Lite is under 10MB, making it fast to install and quick to start up. It offers core messaging capabilities like sending text, photos, links, and audio calls […]

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Make your Valentine's Day special with Messenger

San Francisco: Planning to surprise your partner on this Valentine’s Day? Make your relationship status “official” on Facebook messenger. Starting on Wednesday, whenever a couple declares their romantic relationship on Facebook, a Messenger notification will open to their conversation with the loved one with a shower of “heart” across the screen. Messenger would also invite the […]

Send your nude images to Facebook to stop revenge porn

Sydney: Facebook is testing a new method to stop revenge porn that requires you to send your own nudes to yourself via the social network’s Messenger app. This strategy would help Facebook to create a digital fingerprint for the picture and mark it as non-consensual explicit media. So if a relationship goes sour, you could […]

Facebook Messenger's 'M' suggests GIFs, books movie tickets

San Francisco: Facebook has added three new automatic suggestions using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the Messenger app’s virtual assistant ‘M’. ‘M’ will now suggest users several animated GIF options, pegged to common expressions like ‘thank you’, Fortune reported late on Thursday. It will also provide a series of ‘Quick Replies’ — ‘Yes’, ‘No’, ‘I think […]

After shutting chatbot system, Facebook now acquires AI startup

  San Francisco: After shutting down one of its artificial intelligence (AI) systems as chatbots defied the human-generated algorithms and started communicating in their own language, Facebook has acquired an AI startup Ozlo to enhance its Messenger’s personal assistant. The four-year-old California-based startup that specialises in understanding text-based conversations claims that its virtual assistants can […]