Facebook Messenger to show auto-play ads in your private conversations

Facebook Messenger to show auto-play ads in your private conversations

Facebook Messenger will soon start placing auto-play video ads in your private conversations Starting next week, Facebook will start putting autoplay ads in Messenger chats Messenger has always featured advertisements, but it will now show video ads For users worried about privacy,…

Facebook launches live video GAMESHOWS

Facebook launches live video GAMESHOWS

Facebook launches live video GAMESHOWS with interactive polls and quizzes that allow users to win prize money Facebook is allowing content creators to add quizzes and challenges to videos The company is even experimenting with awarding prize money to viewers Features are…

The 18 things you may not realise Facebook knows about YOU

The 18 things you may not realise Facebook knows about YOU

The 18 things you may not realise Facebook knows about you: Firm reveals the extent of its spying in a 454-page document to Congress Facebook knows your exact mouse movements and battery status It can tell if your browser window is ‘foregrounded or…

Facebook DENIES building an eye-tracking software despite two patents

Facebook DENIES building an eye-tracking software despite two patents

Facebook DENIES it’s building eye-tracking software despite holding two patents for the technology Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg denied that the company is building eye-tracking software in a written document of answers to Congress Company holds at least two patents for detecting eye…

Facebook is cracking down on bad businesses

Facebook is cracking down on bad businesses

Facebook is cracking down on lying advertisers: Firm launches new tool that allows users to review businesses after they make a purchase Facebook has launched new tools that aim to crackdown on bad businesses Now, users can leave reviews for businesses after…

Mayor apologizes after mom’s racist Facebook rant

Mayor apologizes after mom’s racist Facebook rant

The mayor of Palisades Park apologized on Thursday for his 80-year-old mother, who went off on a racist Facebook rant against Korean Americans who live in the north New Jersey borough. Lorraine Rotundo, the mom of Mayor James Rotundo, claimed her son…

Apple declares war on Facebook with new features to stop tracking

Apple declares war on Facebook with new features to stop tracking

‘The privacy thing has gotten totally out of control’: Tim Cook declares war on Facebook as Apple unveils new features to stop the social network tracking users Tim Cook spoke extensively about recent issues surrounding user data privacy He said he believes…

Nine passengers and minibus driver killed in crash livestreamed 

Nine passengers and minibus driver killed in crash livestreamed 

Nine passengers and minibus driver are killed in head-on crash livestreamed on Facebook WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Sixteen children lost their parents in the fatal crash in Hungary Minibus driver failed to see a lorry while overtaking, and crashed head-on Nine passengers have died…

Heartbreaking Facebook Live video filmed by mum just hours after ex broke into her home and shot their three kids dead

Heartbreaking Facebook Live video filmed by mum just hours after ex broke into her home and shot their three kids dead

Amanda Simpson, 29, slammed cops in Texas after "unstable" former husband Justin Painter gunned down kids Odin, Caydence and Drake before turning the weapon on himself. Lying in hospital with a bullet in her shoulder, she wept: "I made it very clear…

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg STILL ‘has no plans’ to meet committee

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg STILL ‘has no plans’ to meet committee

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg STILL ‘has no plans’ to answer Parliament’s questions over the data-selling scandal the firm admits Psychometric testing app myPersonality was launched by academics in 2007 It stored data on 6 million people with around half linking their Facebook profile…

Instagram and Facebook videos can now be played in WhatsApp

Instagram and Facebook videos can now be played in WhatsApp

Instagram and Facebook videos can now be played in WhatsApp so you no longer have to switch between apps Users can now play Instagram and Facebook videos directly within WhatsApp  Previously clicking on a video link would force you to leave the…

Facebook helps build terror networks by suggesting friends

Facebook helps build terror networks by suggesting friends

Facebook helps build terror networks by suggesting friends with similar likes to each other, experts warn Facebook has recommended thousands of Isis supporters to each other Its ‘suggested friends’ feature helps terrorists build up networks, critics suggest The online profiles of a…

Facebook steals yet ANOTHER Snapchat feature by testing avatars

Facebook steals yet ANOTHER Snapchat feature by testing avatars

Facebook steals yet ANOTHER Snapchat feature: Firm tests Bitmoji-like avatars that let you build cartoon versions of yourself to use on comments and in Messenger The feature is a clone of Snap subsidiary Bitmoji, a popular emoji stickers app  People will be…

Facebook rushes to remove a new ‘hate speech’ tool

Facebook rushes to remove a new ‘hate speech’ tool

Facebook asks users to rate if EVERY post is ‘hate speech’ after new tool is inadvertently set live during testing Company inadvertently set the feature live during testing for around 20 minutes Button asked ‘Does this contain hate speech?’ on posts regardless…

WhatsApp co-founder to quit in loss of privacy advocate at Facebook

WhatsApp co-founder to quit in loss of privacy advocate at Facebook

WhatsApp co-founder and key privacy advocate is QUITTING the Facebook-owned company nearly a decade after helping to create it, amid clashes over data use and encryption WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum has confirmed his plans to leave the company  It comes after clashing…