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Facebook is testing to launch a free of cost video dating app called Sparked
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Facebook is testing to launch a free of cost video dating app called Sparked

The users are required to write a quote on what makes them a kind dater to other people when they register on the app.

Instagram will allow some users to hide Like counts on posts; Facebook to follow soon
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Instagram will allow some users to hide Like counts on posts; Facebook to follow soon

Instagram claimed that these experiments were temporarily paused owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Facebook's ad algorithms learn from and perpetuate gender disparities, finds new study
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Facebook's ad algorithms learn from and perpetuate gender disparities, finds new study

Men were more likely to see Domino’s pizza delivery driver job ads on Facebook, while women were more likely to see Instacart shopper ads.

Facebook Pages will now be labelled for more context on posts; feature being tested in the US
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Facebook Pages will now be labelled for more context on posts; feature being tested in the US

These labels will appear below the page name and people will be able to click on it to know more about the posts.

Facebook tests Hotline, it's new live audio chat product to rival Clubhouse
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Facebook tests Hotline, it's new live audio chat product to rival Clubhouse

Hotline provides users with a blend of voice, text and video options for participating in online discussions with hosts.

Civil rights group sues Facebook saying Zuckerberg made 'false and deceptive' statements to Congress
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Civil rights group sues Facebook saying Zuckerberg made 'false and deceptive' statements to Congress

The lawsuit claims that Zuckerberg and other senior executives “have engaged in a coordinated campaign" to convince the public Facebook is a safe product.

Holocaust survivors start social media campaign amidst rising cases of anti-Semitism
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Holocaust survivors start social media campaign amidst rising cases of anti-Semitism

The campaign, launched to coincide with Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, was organized by the New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which negotiates compensation for victims.

Cuban cooks take to Facebook to share ingenious culinary creations in wake of food shortage due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Cuban cooks take to Facebook to share ingenious culinary creations in wake of food shortage due to COVID-19 pandemic

A number of Cubans, with more ingenuity than resources, help their compatriots cope with shortages exacerbated by the new coronavirus pandemic with Facebook posts of culinary creations designed around what they’re actually likely to find at the market or with government rations.

Facebook says hackers 'scraped' personal data of over 530 million users in 2019 leak
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Facebook says hackers 'scraped' personal data of over 530 million users in 2019 leak

The data included phone numbers, birth dates, and email addresses, and some of the data appeared to be current, according to US media reports

Facebook removes hundreds of fake accounts linked to Iranian exile group, troll farm in Albania
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Facebook removes hundreds of fake accounts linked to Iranian exile group, troll farm in Albania

The accounts posted content critical of Iran’s government and supportive of Mujahedeen-e-Khalq.

Facebook data breach: What happened, were you targeted, how to protect yourself
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Facebook data breach: What happened, were you targeted, how to protect yourself

The Facebook breach once again highlights how many of the systems we use aren’t designed to adequately protect our information from cyber criminals.

Facebook data of over 500 million users from more than 100 countries found available on website for hackers
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Facebook data of over 500 million users from more than 100 countries found available on website for hackers

The data set has information from 106 countries including phone numbers, Facebook IDs, locations and email addresses

WhatsApp is likely to soon allow users to change colours in the app: Report
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WhatsApp is likely to soon allow users to change colours in the app: Report

WhatsApp is also focusing on chat backups encryption on Google Drive and iCloud.

US Supreme court sides with Facebook in a lawsuit over unwanted text notifications
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US Supreme court sides with Facebook in a lawsuit over unwanted text notifications

A US man filed a case against Facebook after he received notifications of an attempted login to his account even though he never had an accounts.

Google aims to be the anti-Amazon of e-commerce; it has a long way to go
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Google aims to be the anti-Amazon of e-commerce; it has a long way to go

Google is trying to present itself as a cheaper and less restrictive option for independent sellers.

Google, Facebook unveil plans for two new undersea data cables to link Singapore, Indonesia and North America
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Google, Facebook unveil plans for two new undersea data cables to link Singapore, Indonesia and North America

Facebook said on Sunday it would be investing with partners on the subsea cables known as Echo and Bifrost to connect Singapore, Indonesia and North America.

Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs face a grilling in Congress on speech responsibility
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Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs face a grilling in Congress on speech responsibility

Lawmakers pounded the Big tech CEOs over their content policies, use of consumers’ data and children’s media use.

Hackers in China used fake Facebook accounts, impostor websites to break into computers, smartphones of Uyghur Muslims
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Hackers in China used fake Facebook accounts, impostor websites to break into computers, smartphones of Uyghur Muslims

Facebook says the operation targeted Uyghur activists, journalists and dissidents from China’s Xinjiang region, as well as individuals living in Turkey, Kazakhstan, the US, Syria, Australia, Canada and other nations.

Extremist groups thrive on Facebook despite being banned: Report
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Extremist groups thrive on Facebook despite being banned: Report

Facebook acknowledged that its policy enforcement “isn’t perfect,” but said the report distorts its work against violent extremism and misinformation.

Facebook develops neural wristband that converts hand gestures and neural signals into actions
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Facebook develops neural wristband that converts hand gestures and neural signals into actions

This tech is expected to eventually evolve and allow people to control virtual UIs and objects in the AR world.