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An Error With the Facebook SDK is Causing iOS Apps to Crash

There’s something wrong with the Facebook SDK right now. Apparently, a number of iOS apps that use the Facebook SDK are crashing since this morning. Facebook has acknowledged the issue. The company is currently investigating the problem, but hasn’t given an expected time for the problem to be solved. As of right now, apps affected […]
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Facebooks better, faster Oculus Quest 2 reportedly delayed into 2021 due to COVID019

Facebook’s better, faster Oculus Quest 2 reportedly delayed into 2021 due to COVID019

Bloomberg reports that the successor to Facebook’s stand-alone VR headset, the Oculus Quest, may have been delayed into 2021. According to their sources, the COVID-19 crisis has slowed work, due to staff not being able to come to laboratories. They were working on various new designs for the Oculus Quest 2, with a variety of […]
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Facebook now allows users to transfer their photos directly to Google Photos

Facebook now allows users to transfer their photos directly to Google Photos

Back in 2018, Facebook along with Microsoft and Google announced the Data Transfer Project (DTP). The aim of this new project is to build a framework with open-source code that can connect any two online service providers, enabling a seamless, direct, user initiated portability of data between the two platforms. Late last year, Facebook started […]
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Both Facebook Messenger and Messenger (beta) for Windows 10 updated with Fluent design menus and other improvements

Facebook has released an update for both their Facebook Messenger and Messenger Beta apps, adding some attractive new features. Both apps now feature transparency in the right-click menu, which is a major improvement on the old Windows XP-style menus of the earlier version. Both apps now also make it a lot easier to access Reactions […]
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India to Pass Invasive Social Media Rules Without Major Changes: Report

Last month, there were reports suggesting that the Indian government is working on a  controversial privacy-invasive rule that would identify users of social media and instant messaging services on demand. According to Bloomberg, the regulation is about to be published later this month without any major changes. With this new rule, the Indian government will […]
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SpiceJet data breach affects 1.2 million passengers: Report

A data breach has hit one of India’s largest privately-held carriers, SpiceJet, affecting 1.2 million passengers in the country. Security researchers who first revealed the data breach told TechCrunch that they gained access to the carrier’s systems by brute-forcing the system’s easily guessable password. In a statement, SpiceJet said: “At SpiceJet, safety and security of […]
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Facebook reaches settlement for lawsuit over facial recognition for $550 million

Facebook has settled a lawsuit over its use of facial recognition in its ‘Tag Suggestions’ feature for $550 million USD (roughly $727 million CAD). The plaintiffs sued Facebook in 2015, and accused the social media giant of violating the Biometric Information Privacy Act in Illinois by collecting biometric data with users’ consent. Last year, Facebook […]
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Faebook settles the facial recognition lawsuit

Earlier today, Facebook announced that it has registered a profit of $18 billion in 2019. During their quarterly earnings call (via Engadget), Facebook CFO David Wehner confirmed that the company has settled the ongoing lawsuit over the use of facial recognition technology. Facebook was sued based on the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act and the […]
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Facebook Gaming Sees 210% Growth, Amazon’s Twitch Still Leads

Facebook gaming is fast eating into the market share of Amazon’s video live streaming service Twitch, registering 210 per cent growth in monthly viewership (year-on-year) in December. Facebook Gaming had 8.5 per cent market share compared to 3.1 per cent a year earlier, according to data from StreamElements and Arsenal.gg. Twitch is still the biggest […]
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