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WhatsApp messaging app adds end-to-end encryption between Android devices

WhatsApp messaging app adds end-to-end encryption between Android devices

WhatsApp, the Facebook owned massively popular messaging app is now encrypting text messages by Android users, boosting efforts by technology companies to shield consumers from hackers and government spies. The change is the result of a partnership with Open Whisper Systems to use TextSecure protocol so messages can’t be deciphered when stored or traveling between [...]

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Facebook updates its privacy policies to make it easier to understand

Facebook updated its privacy policies on Thursday, making it easier for the 1.3 billion users of the social network to take control of their own privacy. The social network launched a page called Privacy Basics, which tells users how to manage settings to make sure they have the level of privacy they want for their Facebook [...]

Facebook creates 'Safety Check,’ a tool to connect with family during natural disasters

Facebook creates ‘Safety Check,’ a tool to connect with family during natural disasters

One of the first things that often happen when a natural disaster occurs is the total breakdown in communication. People desperately try to ascertain the location of loved ones and any service which helps them in their quest can only be of benefit. Facebook has added a new feature that allows users notify friends and [...]

The standalone app could be released within a matter of weeks and allow people to communicate with other users keeping their identity hidden from that user or to the world by using pseudonyms.

Facebook is working on a new app that allows users to interact anonymously

According to a report in the New York Times, Facebook is reportedly working to launch a mobile app that allows users to interact with each other anonymously, similar to apps such as Secret and Whisper. According to the report, the standalone app could be released within a matter of weeks and allow people to communicate with other users [...]

Facebook’s Internet.org Announces Free Limited Web Access In Zambia

Facebook’s Internet.org Announces Free Limited Web Access In Zambia

In an effort to boost Internet usage in underdeveloped countries, Facebook-backed Internet.org announced that it is launching a new Android app in Zambia that gives Airtel customers access to a handful of online services on their mobile phones without incurring any data charges. “Over 85% of the world’s population lives in areas with existing cellular [...]

Bonzo Me pays users up to 80 percent of the earnings it receives from revenues of user generated posts.

Social media’s changing trend, users get paid for profitable posts

This month two new social networks were launched that share their profits with users for posts which go viral and attract advertisers. Instead of keeping the earnings for themselves, Bonzo Me and Bubblews provide unique ways for their users to make a buck for the material they share. The approach followed by these two new [...]

Members on desktop computers or mobile devices can make use of the buy button to purchase goods directly from participating businesses through their advertisements or other posts on the site.

Facebook tests new ‘buy’ button to let users purchase products that are advertised on its social network

Social network Facebook is testing a new buy button on its website to facilitate users to purchase products that are advertised on its social network. The new service represents Facebook’s latest efforts to help businesses accelerate their sales through the world’s largest online social network. The company said in a statement that the button will [...]

Facebook Improves Android App For Emerging Countries

Facebook Improves Android App For Emerging Countries, Thanks To A Trip To Africa

Social Networking Giant Facebook currently has over 1.2 billion users around the world and the company is now targeting the next billion or several billion population living in the emerging nations who do not have access to high speed internet, and thus find it difficult to easily access Facebook. Recently, Alex Sourov, an engineer from [...]

Facebook tweaks privacy policies for new users to make posts less public

Facebook tweaks privacy policies for new users to make posts less public

With reports of security breaches at companies and revelations of government spying on citizens becoming common, the popular social media site Facebook has now changed directions. On Thursday, the Menlo Park, Calif, based company announced that it would give a privacy checkup to its nearly 1.28 billion users all over the world. The company’s latest [...]

Google Replaces Apple as World’s ‘Most Valuable Brand’ of 2014

Google Replaces Apple as World’s ‘Most Valuable Brand’ of 2014

Not so long ago, the ‘Godfather of New York Tech’, Fred Wilson predicted that Apple won’t be among the top three companies by 2020, to which Apple Executives paid no heed. Nonetheless this time it is something different. Executives in Apple Campus will be sweating in worry and fury today, for after sitting on the [...]

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Facebook Smartphone Patent Revealed: Touchpad on the Side & Lots More!

Rumors surrounding Facebook secretly building a smartphone have been going on around since 2010. Now for the first time, a report from the Patent Bolt blog claims that Facebook is working on developing a device that would stand out from other products. The Patent File was originally submitted in 2001 by Lead Facebook Engineer Matthew [...]

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Apple won’t be among the top three companies by 2020

Last week, at TechCrunch Disrupt Conference in New York, former TechCrunch CEO Michael Arrington spoke to Wilson on the future of tech companies. Referring as the ‘Godfather of New York tech’, Fred Wilson was asked by Michael Arrington to predict the future of internet companies that will be most valuable in 2020. Wilson said that Apple [...]

Tech firms to routinely notify users of secret data demands

Tech firms to routinely notify users of secret data demands

Major technology companies like Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple and others have reportedly decided to cease the practice of quietly yielding to the demands from the government for personal, private email or other online data, stating that users have a right to be notified in advance when their information is targeted by law enforcement. The tech [...]

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Facebook Exceeds Wall Street’s Expectations: Half of the Internet now uses Facebook, Profits Tripled, New CFO named

Social network giant Facebook reported on Wednesday that its profits almost tripled in the first quarter of 2014 which was hugely driven by a surge in advertising revenue. The web giant boasted that its mobile user base surpassed the one billion milestone. In its earnings call, Facebook reported that first quarter revenue rose by 72% [...]

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Google Buys drone maker Titan Aerospace, the one Facebook was eyeing for months

Google Inc., has acquired solar-orbital drone marker Titan Aerospace, the one Facebook had been eyeing for months to compliment Project Loon which aims on delivering wireless internet to remote parts of the world. Facebook on the contrary settled for a 20$ million deal to purchase a U.K-based marker of solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles company named [...]

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Yahoo will no longer allow users to access their online services through Google and Facebook Logins

Using Facebook or Google log-in credentials to access Yahoo services will soon be a thing of the past as the web giant will require users of Yahoo’s services to create a Yahoo ID, rather than using third-party social network logins. The first service to require a Yahoo log-in will be its Sports Tourney Pick’Em, which [...]

Facebook plans to buy Titan Aerospace (estimated to be around $60 Million), the maker of solar-powered, high altitude drones which can stay in the air for up to five years at a time

Facebook in acquisition talks with drone maker Titan Aerospace

In an interesting business move, social-networking giant Facebook is reportedly going to acquire Titan Aerospace, the maker of a solar-powered high-altitude drone that can stay in the air for five years at a time. With these drones Facebook plans to offer an online connection to the five billion people who don’t have access to internet or [...]

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Facebook Goes Beyond Male and Female with 50+ Gender Options

The flagship of Social Networking – Facebook, is now letting users customize their gender from 50 different options.  Facebook seems to be moving in the right direction by embracing sexual orientation fairness and making significant changes towards ending gender based polarization and biasness. Users now have the option to distinguish them as a female, male, [...]

Facebook to acquire the Waze app

Facebook to acquire navigation App Waze for $1bn?

If news bytes by people in the know-how at Facebook Inc. are to be believed, a high-net-worth-navigation app called Waze is likely to be acquired for an astounding $1 billion. Waze is a free-to-use navigation tool for mobile devices and popular in more than 193 countries.