Facebook is currently testing a shopping mode for live stream

Facebook is currently testing shopping mode a new feature that will allow merchants to more efficiently sell items on a live stream. When a seller demonstrates items on their stream, customers might see a screenshot button that lets them take photos of items they want to buy and message the merchant directly. The merchant can […]

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Facebook expands its group watching feature to every page and profile

Facebook has launched Watch Party a new feature that allows users to watch videos simultaneously together online inside Groups earlier this year, and now it’s expanding it to every page and profile around the world. The company wrote in a blog post today that there have been more than 12 million Watch Parties in Groups since it […]

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Facebook recently confirmed that years old messages are randomly coming back to haunt users

Facebook users have recently been reporting about years old Messenger threads resurfacing automatically, without context or explanation. First reported by users on Twitter, the company now confirms that older messages are being treated as new, unread ones and popping up in the Messenger tab on Facebook.com. The explanation, however, remains elusive. “Some people are seeing older […]

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UK Parliament has seized internal documents related to Facebook’s privacy and data decisions

The UK Parliament has seized a number of internal Facebook documents related to the company’s decision making process preceding the Cambridge Analytica scandal, reports The Guardian. The documents is said to contain significant revelations about the decisions that set the stage for the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The paper reports that MP Damian Collins, the chair of Parliament’s […]

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Facebook appealed UK regulator’s for Cambridge Analytica fine

Facebook is appealing the £500,000 fine levied by the UK’s data watchdog over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social network has confirmed. It says the decision taken by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is unjustified, and that the regulator found no evidence that UK users specifically had their information improperly shared. The news comes on the day […]

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Facebook launched time spent dashboard

Facebook has recently released its time spent dashboard feature in the actual Facebook app now, via TechCrunch. Facebook announced the new dashboards for the Instagram and Facebook apps back in August as part of the time well spent movement that has been sweeping across the tech world. Unlike Facebook’s dashboards, Apple’s Screen Time and Google’s Digital Well being allow users […]

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Facebook’s outgoing head of public policy and communications takes blame for Definers scandal

Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s outgoing head of public policy and communications, has taken the blame for hiring the controversial PR firm Definers that pushed criticism of the social network’s rivals. The admission came in an internal memo obtained by TechCrunch, in which Schrage defended the use of the firm to conduct opposition research. However, he also admitted that […]

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Facebook is ending forced arbitration for sexual harassment complaints

Facebook has recently announced that it will no longer force employees to settle sexual harassment claims in private arbitration, following a similar change at Google yesterday, according to The Wall Street Journal. Facebook reportedly announced the news to employees internally today, and vice president of people Lori Goler told the Journal that it wants to “be part of taking the next […]

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Facebook has recently launched a retail pop-up stores

Facebook has announced today that it will open pop-ups with more than 100 brands in nine different Macy’s locations. The 100 brands’ products will be available for purchase through the pop-up shops, and they are some of the “most-loved brands” on Instagram and Facebook, according to a blog post on the company’s website. Some of those […]

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Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts were for sale

The contents of hacked private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook accounts were being sold online this fall, according to the BBC reports. The breach was first discovered in September after one of the hackers advertised the stolen data on a forum. The message details were obtained after users downloaded a malicious browser extension that then […]

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