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October, 2019

  • 20 October

    Facebook Hit by $35 Billion Class-Action Lawsuit Over Misuse of Facial Recognition Data

    A court in the US has denied Facebook’s request to quash $35 billion class-action lawsuit against its alleged misuse of facial recognition data in Illinois. A three-judge panel of the ninth circuit judges in San Francisco rejected Facebook’s plea and the case will now go to trial unless the Supreme ...

  • 15 October

    Facebook Sued by Mobile Banking App Current Over Similar Calibra Logo

    Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project has hit another roadblock, as a mobile banking app has sued its Calibra subsidiary over similar logos. Interestingly, both the logos were designed by San Francisco-based branding firm ‘Character’, which has also been named as a defendant in the lawsuit. According to the lawsuit filed by ...

  • 11 October

    Twitter for Mac Returns to the Mac App Store, Thanks to Apple’s Project Catalyst

    In 2018, Twitter decided to kill its native Mac app, claiming it was not sustainable to maintain two separate codebases. The company changes its stance earlier this year with an announcement that Twitter will return on the Mac, thanks to Apple’s Project Catalyst which will allow the company to port ...

  • 7 October

    WhatsApp Bug Could Have Allowed Hackers to Steal Files, Messages With GIFs: Report

    A security bug was reportedly found in Facebook-owned instant messenger WhatsApp that could let attackers obtain access to a device and steal data by using a malicious GIF file. The danger stems from a double-free bug in WhatsApp, according to a researcher going by the nickname Awakened, The Next Web ...

  • 3 October

    Facebook, WhatsApp May Soon Have to Share Messages With the UK

    Social media platforms based in the US including Facebook and WhatsApp will be forced to share users’ encrypted messages with British police under a new treaty between the two countries, according to a person familiar with the matter. The accord, which is set to be signed by next month, will compel ...

September, 2019

  • 28 September

    Social Media Platforms to Follow ‘Code of Ethics’ in All Future Elections: EC

    Social media platforms will observe a voluntary code of ethics during “the ongoing Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly polls” as well as in all future elections, the Election Commission (EC) said on Thursday. “The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on behalf of its members has agreed to observe the ...

  • 24 September

    Facebook to Buy Brain Science Startup CTRL-labs, Deal Said to Be Worth $1 Billion

    Facebook said on Monday it bought New York-based CTRL-labs, a start-up that is exploring ways for people to communicate with computers using brain signals, in a deal that CNBC said was valued at $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,100 crores). Facebook Vice President of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth announced the deal in a ...

  • 20 September

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Heads to Washington to Talk About Internet Regulation

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in Washington Thursday to meet with lawmakers and talk about internet regulation. The company said the meetings are not public and it did not give details on whom Zuckerberg is meeting with and what, exactly, he’ll discuss. Facebook is under growing pressure from lawmakers ...

  • 16 September

    Facebook May Limit Posts Lacking Authenticity

    In a move that could help limit the virality of harmful content on its platform, Facebook has said that it can limit expression that lacks authenticity. “We want to make sure the content people are seeing on Facebook is authentic. We believe that authenticity creates a better environment for sharing, ...

  • 11 September

    Facebook Bans Self-Harm Images in Fight Against Suicide

    Facebook will no longer allow graphic images of self-harm on its platform as it tightens its policies on suicide content amid growing criticism of how social media companies moderate violent and potentially dangerous content. The social network also said on Tuesday self-injury related content will now become harder to search on ...