Facebook embarks on university roadshow across Nigeria

Facebook has embarked on a roadshow set to visit 13 universities across Nigeria in 30 days. The roadshow is a part of its ongoing commitment and investment in growing the tech ecosystem and driving innovation across Nigeria. The new Facebook Start Accelerator programme - a deep-tech focused research and mentorship-driven...

Facebook new music feature allows lip-sync

Facebook users will be able to lip-sync live to their favourite tunes as the social media platform unveiled its first personalised features as part of licensing deals with music labels. Under the new lip-sync function, users will be able to select hit songs to share on their live streams. As...

Papua New Guinea to ban Facebook for a month

Papua New Guinea (PNG) will ban Facebook for a month while the government identifies fake accounts and attempts to block fake news. Papua New Guinea communications minister, Sam Basil, says "the one-month shutdown would allow information to be collected about people using the social media site for nefarious purposes. "Users...

Facebook closes 583 million fake accounts

Facebook Inc. said it took down 583 million fake profiles in the first three months of the year, usually within minutes of their creation. Facebook also scrubbed 837 million pieces of spam and acted on 2.5 million instances of hate speech, it said on Tuesday in its first-ever report on...

Facebook to launch dating service

Facebook has announced its plan to launch a dating service to help connect users with people who are not their friends but are also single. The company’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, mentioned this at Facebook’s F8 Conference in San Jose, California. He mentioned this stating, “If we are focused on helping people...

Mark Zuckerberg takes responsibility for Facebook privacy scandals, says it was his mistake and he’ll do better

During the series of inquisition at the ongoing two-day congress CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken responsibility for the privacy scandal and assured US lawmakers that Facebook will do better. Following revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a data-mining firm affiliated with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, gathered personal information on about 87 million...

Privacy scandal widens as Facebook data leak hits 87m users

Facebook Inc. has said on Wednesday that the personal information of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared with a political consultancy firm, Cambridge Analytica. This number is up from a previous news media estimate of 50 million. Facebook chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer, writes in a...

Mark Zukerberg admonished to quit Facebook Board

Mark Zuckerberg the founder of Facebook should quit the Facebook board to protect user privacy said investor Scott Stringer. Stringer oversees New York City’s pension fund investments with an almost 1b dollars stake in the social media platform.The financial officer said an independent chairman of the board was needed to ensure privacy safeguards after revelations...
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