FB’s cryptocurrency get major backing

Backers include PayPal, Visa Inc, Uber Technologies Inc and Mastercard Inc. In a significant development, Facebook Inc’s cryptocurrency has received backing from more than a dozen companies including PayPal Holdings Inc, Visa Inc, Uber Technologies Inc and Mastercard Inc. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, each company will invest nearly $10 million…

Facebook to launch new video chatting devices in 2019 Autumn

The chat devices fits snugly into Facebook’s focus towards private messaging by encryption of conversations on more of its messaging services. In the autumn of 2019, Facebook Inc plans to release new versions of its Portal video chatting devices, said Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s vice president of AR/VR, in an interview at the Code Conference in…

Facebook’s data deals with Microsoft, Apple and Amazon under grand jury scrutiny

Facebook’s 150 personal information sharing contracts with tech companies is now under a grand jury scrutiny. Question is can you ever trust Facebook? As per a report by the New York Times, U.S. federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal probe into data deals that Facebook Inc entered into with some of the world’s largest tech…

Saracen-linked FB accounts spreading hate & fake news taken down: Facebook

Three members of the Saracen group have so far been arrested in Indonesia. On Friday, in a significant development, Facebook Inc has removed hundreds of Indonesian accounts, groups and pages from its social network following the discovering that they were linked to an online group accused of spreading fake news and hate speech. In 2016,…

Google and Facebook databases reveal ad spending strategy

Political intelligence gathered from the databases of social media giants are the new tools for campaign strategists. In a first public view of how U.S. technology companies, including Google and Facebook, are yanking advertisements that break their online political ads rules. The duo also provided unprecedented insight into opponents’ online marketing, enabling them to capitalize…