Facebook mistakenly leaked developer analytics reports to testers

Facebook mistakenly leaked developer analytics reports to testers

Set the “days without a Facebook privacy problem” counter to zero. This week, an alarmed developer contacted TechCrunch, informing us that their Facebook App Analytics weekly summary… more

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June 21, 2018

Facebook prototypes tool to show how many minutes you spend on it

Facebook prototypes tool to show how many minutes you spend on it

Are you ready for some scary numbers? After months of Mark Zuckerberg talking about how “Protecting our community is more important than maximizing our profits,” Facebook is preparing… more

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June 21, 2018

Messenger Kids expands outside the U.S., rolls out ‘kindness’ features

Messenger Kids expands outside the U.S., rolls out ‘kindness’ features

Facebook’s kid-friendly messaging app, Messenger Kids, is expanding to its first countries outside the U.S. today, with launches in Canada and Peru. It’s also introducing French and… more

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June 21, 2018

Happn takes on Tinder Places with an interactive map of missed connections

Happn takes on Tinder Places with an interactive map of missed connections

Dating app Happn, whose “missed connections” type of dating experience connects people who have crossed paths in real life, is fighting back at Tinder. Seemingly inspired by Happn’s more

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June 20, 2018

FB Messenger auto-translation chips at US/Mexico language wall

FB Messenger auto-translation chips at US/Mexico language wall

Facebook’s been criticized for tearing America apart, but now it will try to help us forge bonds with our neighbors to the south. Facebook Messenger will now offer optional… more

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June 20, 2018

Facebook expands fact-checking program, adopts new technology for fighting fake news

Facebook expands fact-checking program, adopts new technology for fighting fake news

Facebook this morningannounced an expansion of its fact-checking program and other actions it’s taking to combat the scourge of fake news on its social network. The company, which was… more

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June 20, 2018

Twitter acquires anti-abuse technology provider Smyte

Twitter acquires anti-abuse technology provider Smyte

Twitter this morning announced it has agreed to buy San Francisco-based technology company Smyte, which describes itself as “trust and safety as a service.” Founded in 2014 by former… more

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June 20, 2018

Instagram hits 1 billion monthly users, up from 800M in September

Instagram hits 1 billion monthly users, up from 800M in September

Instagram’s meteoric rise continues, dwarfing the stagnant growth rates of Snapchat and Facebook. Today Instagram announced that it has reached 1 billion monthly active users, after… more

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June 19, 2018

Instagram launches IGTV app for creators, 1-hour video uploads

Instagram launches IGTV app for creators, 1-hour video uploads

Instagram is ready to compete head-on with YouTube. Today at a flashy event in San Francisco, the company announced it will begin allowing users to upload videos up to one hour in length,… more

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June 19, 2018

Facebook tests ‘subscription Groups’ that charge for exclusive content

Facebook tests ‘subscription Groups’ that charge for exclusive content

Facebook is starting to let Group admins charge $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access to special sub-Groups full of exclusive posts. A hand-picked array of parenting, cooking and… more

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June 19, 2018