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September, 2019

  • 19 September

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Heads to Washington to Talk About Internet Regulation

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in Washington Thursday to meet with lawmakers and talk about internet regulation. The company said the meetings are not public and it did not give details on whom Zuckerberg is meeting with and what, exactly, he’ll discuss. Facebook is under growing pressure from lawmakers ...

  • 18 September

    WhatsApp Now Hides Muted Status Updates on Android Beta v2.19.260

    WhatsApp is rolling out the ability to hide muted status updates in the latest Android beta. The feature was spotted to be under development a few months ago, and now the feature is being enabled for testing. The Hide Muted Status Updates feature brings the ability to completely vanish all ...

  • 17 September

    Facebook Unveils New Video Tools, Instagram Scheduling Feature

    Aimed at video creators and publishers, Facebook has announced some new features to its video capabilities and now publishers will have more tools to use with its Watch Party and Creator Studio tools. Facebook also announced Instagram and IGTV scheduling features. The company also noted that Facebook Live was now ...

  • 14 September

    Facebook to Launch Portal-Branded TV Streaming Device: Report

    Social media giant Facebook is reportedly working on a streaming device, like Amazon’s Fire Stick that would plug into a TV to offer access to online content. The new streaming hardware will be part of the company’s Portal family of devices, featuring a camera, combining video chatting with TV viewing ...

  • 13 September

    Snapchat Downloads Calm Fears That ‘Face Swap’ Pop Was a Blip

    Snap should continue to see growth in the critical metric of daily active users, according to analysts who analysed the latest data on downloads for the social-media company’s Snapchat app. The data helps to support the thesis that a recent uptrend in user engagement could be lasting. Guggenheim wrote that SimilarWeb’s ...

  • 12 September

    Chandrayaan-2: NASA Reportedly Joins ISRO’s Attempts to Contact Vikram

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is continuing its attempt to reach out to India’s moon lander sending communication signals with its Deep Space Network (DSN), said officials. It is also reported the American space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is sending radio signals ...

  • 11 September

    Facebook Bans Self-Harm Images in Fight Against Suicide

    Facebook will no longer allow graphic images of self-harm on its platform as it tightens its policies on suicide content amid growing criticism of how social media companies moderate violent and potentially dangerous content. The social network also said on Tuesday self-injury related content will now become harder to search on ...

  • 8 September

    Facebook Users’ Phone Numbers Exposed in Online Database, Nearly Half a Billion of Them: Report

    In yet another data breach, over 419 million phone numbers linked to Facebook users have been discovered in an open online database. The database included 133 million records of US-based Facebook users, 18 million records of UK users and more than 50 million records of users in Vietnam, TechCrunch reported ...

  • 7 September

    Facebook Antitrust Probe Announced by Coalition of US States

    A coalition of US state officials announced Friday they had launched an antitrust investigation of Facebook to determine if the social media giant “has stifled competition and put users at risk.” New York state Attorney General Letitia James released a statement announcing the action on behalf of seven other states ...

  • 6 September

    WhatsApp Testing Audio Playback Feature in Notifications on iOS: Report

    WhatsApp has released a new update beta update for iOS users, and it has enabled audio playback feature in notifications for a few users, according to a report by a beta tracker. This feature was a work in progress since a while, and now it has been spotted in iOS ...