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[UPDATED: Services Are Slowly Coming Back Online] Facebook Apps Are Down

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By now we already know that Facebook apps are down. This is because the social media giant is a leading voice in social media...
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Facebook Pauses Work on Instagram For Kids Ahead of This Week’s Senate Hearing

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Facebook has been working on an Instagram version for kids between 10 to 12 years, but those plans are on pause, and the company...

Facebook’s Internal Research Reveals Instagram Is Harmful to Teenage Girls

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Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in early 2012. Instagram was a popular platform for teens then who had stopped using Facebook's main app. Facebook...
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Facebook Intros New Safety Measures to Protect The Privacy of its Users in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan is now under the Taliban. Social networks have banned the group from sharing its messages on their platforms including YouTube and Facebook. Civilians, activists...

Facebook Brings Reels To The News Feed

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TikTok is giving Facebook a lot of headaches in the short video format. The app recently outranked Facebook and its family of apps to...

Telcos, Facebook Supplement Undersea Cables with 4 New Landing Site

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The 2Africa consortium, comprised of China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, STC, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, announced the addition of four new...
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Facebook Is Rebuilding Its Ad Tools With a Focus on Privacy

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Consumer privacy has become a hot topic for tech giants this year. Apple led the way at their WWDC early this year making privacy-focussed...
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TikTok Dethrones Facebook as the World’s Most Downloaded App

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TikTok, a popular app among Gen Z and Millennials is now the most downloaded app in the world. The app even outranked Facebook and...
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Facebook’s App Cloning Division Lives Another Day, Launches Newsletter Service Bulletin

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Facebook has launched its very own subscription-based newsletter, Bulletin, to tap into the growing popularity of newsletter services and products. Mark Zuckerberg, who dropped...
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WhatsApp Bows Out From Limiting Features For New Privacy Policy Opposers

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As privacy concerns continue to rock its camp, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reversing the plan to limit functionalities to users who had not accepted the...
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Instagram, Facebook Roll Out Options for Users to Hide Public Like Counts on Posts

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Instagram and Facebook will start to roll out one highly requested feature on their platforms - options to manage the likes count feature on...

Podcast Triple Threat: Apple, Spotify and Now Facebook

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The podcast scene is getting heated up. Spotify, Apple and Facebook are getting increasingly involved in the whole business including hosting, subscriptions, ads and...
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I’m Not Deleting My Facebook and Instagram Accounts. Here’s What I’m Doing Instead

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Facebook and Instagram now feature a 'Time Well Spent' feature that let users know how much time they've spent on the apps. I decided...
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Facebook Ventures Into Podcasts, Begins Working On Its Own In-app Player

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Facebook is going on all in on audio right as Clubhouse's reign is coming down. Just last week, the tech giant announced new products...
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Facebook Begins Rolling Out Spotify Mini-player for Podcast and Music Streaming

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Last week, Facebook announced new products and features with a focus on audio. One of the products which the giant social network partnered up...

Facebook Employees Are Tired Of Cloning Apps and Features

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Facebook has done a lot of cloning from rival apps. The company hasn't shied from introducing new copied features on its apps and platforms. Being...
Facebook Audio Products and Features

Facebook Increases Efforts on Live Audio, Announces New Products and Features

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The launch of the invite-only app Clubhouse early last year revolutionized social network platforms that had so far stagnated in terms of new features...
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Biggest Social Media Data Leaks This Year So Far

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As data becomes the goldmine of all time, April of 2021 has shown nothing but a continuous leakage of this resource. Several tech companies...

Are You Kind? Facebook Is Giving You Love In 4 Minutes.

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If you have been unlucky in finding a significant other during this shift in normal human interactions due to the Covid19 pandemic, Facebook is...
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You Can Ask For Harmful Content To Be Removed From Facebook and Instagram

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The Oversight Board, which advocates or respect for free expression, through independent judgement, has announced that it will start accepting cases from Facebook and...

Kenyans Parade Themselves on IMF Facebook Page Faulting Its Loans to Govt

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Trust Kenyans to leverage the power of social media to give their two cents. This is something we have come accustomed to, and thanks...
Twitter Spaces Feature

Clubhouse Reign Is Declining as Rival Social Apps Catch Up

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In April of last year, the invitation-only audio chat app Clubhouse launched. COVID-19 pandemic had hit the world and most people were stuck at...
Facebook

Social Media Is Impeding Our Efforts Against COVID-19

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Social Media is probably the most outstanding evidence of how the internet has made the world one common playroom. However, the general lack of...
Facebook ad tracking

Facebook Will Show Prompt to iOS Users to Ask For Tracking Permission

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Facebook will start showing a prompt to iOS users soon which is designed to convince them to allow ad tracking. This is in preparation of...
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Facebook: Tips To Protect Your Privacy and Help You Stay Secure

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Facebook has a lot of data on you and it's imperative that all that personal information stays private and secure. So here's a handy...
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Facebook Shuts Down Accounts of Top Uganda Officials Ahead of Election

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Facebook has said that they have shut down a slew of accounts belonging to Ugandan officials that have been accused to manipulate public debate...
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Donald Trump Deplatformed: All the Social Media Networks and Websites That Have Banned/Restricted Him So Far

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There was a lot going on this past week but the complete chaos was when the US Capitol was sieged by insurrectionist mobs last...
WhatsApp Two Step Verification

Beyond Passwords: All You Need to Know

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2FA also known as 2-factor authentication fortifies passwords with a second piece of information which involves a one-time passcode being sent at the time...

Tech Habits to Adopt This Year

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2020 hasn't been a great year for most people thanks to the crisis, chaos and the global pandemic. 2021 is here and a new...
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Facebook to Roll Out Enhanced Security Options to More People in 2021

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Facebook is set to offer enhanced account security options for more people come next year. Facebook Protect will now be rolling out to more people....
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US Antitrust Body Seeks Injunction to Split Facebook

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that they are suing social networking giant Facebook for its monopolistic ways. "Following a lengthy investigation in cooperation...
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Facebook Marketplace Starts Rolling Out in Kenya

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Facebook today has announced the future rollout of Marketplace in Kenya, which is four years after Facebook rollout the service in the United States. The...
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Facebook Will Do Away With The Classic Blue Look on Web Soon

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Facebook is set to do away with the classic blue look that we are used to on the web version of the social network. The...
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Facebook is Killing off Facebook Lite for iOS Due to Low Adoption

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Facebook Lite, the company's slimmed down version based on the popular Snaptu app is being deactivated as per MacMagazine. The publication confirmed that the Facebook...
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Report: Facebook’s Connectivity Investments Estimated to Boost Africa’s Economy by $57 Billion

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  Facebook has taken a keen interest in the African market and one of the areas they are focusing on is connectivity. That is why...

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