Tag: Facebook

Facebook Allows Advertisers to Buy In-Stream Ads

In a bid to give advertisers more flexibility and control to buy video ads to meet their target audience, Facebook has introduced an option to deliver ads on in-stream placements in videos on the social networking platform. The move also gives advertisers an option to specify whether they would like their in-stream ads to appear on Facebook […]

Windows Bug Bounty Program Announced With Payouts Up to $250,000

To ensure Windows 10 is secure and bug-free, Microsoft has announced a fresh round of Windows Bounty Programme that will reward the bug finders up to $250,000 (roughly Rs. 1.6 crores) if they are able to discover exploits in Microsoft’s Hyper V virtualisation software. Bounty payouts will range from $500 to $250,000. Microsoft has been running the […]

Instagram Finally Gets Comment Threads to Make Conversations More Natural

Aiming to make chatting with fellow Instagrammers easy, Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday introduced comment threads on its platform. Henceforth, users who reply to any Instagram post will find their response automatically grouped right underneath it in a thread. “Comment threads help you keep track of conversations and make it easy to respond to a specific thread. This update […]

Google Search Lite App Being Tested for Regions With Spotty Internet Connections

In a bid to get the ‘next billion’ on to the Internet, tech giants are trying various methods to lure the audience that still do not have access to proper Internet connections and gadgets like smartphones. One such effort is now seen by Google with the new Search Lite app that is reportedly being tested in Indonesia. […]

Facebook Shut Down ‘FB Anon’ Internal Chat Platform After It Was Used to ‘Harass’ Employees

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shut down an anonymous online chat platform in late 2016 after it was increasingly used to talk about the US presidential candidates and ‘harass’ the company’s employees, media reported on Thursday. Initially launched in 2015 for employees to anonymously voice their concerns, the platform called ‘Facebook Anon’ became more political around last year’s […]

Facebook to Reduce Video Clickbait From News Feed

After Facebook launched three updates earlier this year to reduce clickbait content on its platform, the company has announced two more updates to limit video clickbait posts from appearing in the News Feed. Video clickbaits are those posts that have fake video-play buttons embedded into an image, and videos of a static image. “Publishers that rely on these […]

Google, Facebook Asked to Provide Inputs for US Net Neutrality Legislation

A US congressional committee on Monday asked for input from Google parent Alphabet Inc, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon.com and other major companies on a proposed rewrite of rules governing consumer Internet access, according to an email reviewed by Reuters. Last week, the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee’s chairman asked the chief executives of those three companies, as well as […]

Blue Whale Challenge: Delhi High Court Expresses Concern Over Suicides

The Delhi High Court on Thursday expressed concern over children allegedly committing suicide while playing the ‘Blue Whale’ Challenge, an Internet suicide game, that has been allegedly linked to the deaths of several children worldwide. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also wondered why adults were getting into this […]

Lithuanian Man Pleads Not Guilty to Defrauding Facebook and Google

A Lithuanian man accused of defrauding Facebook and Google out of more than $100 million pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in US court on Thursday. Evaldas Rimasauskas, 48, entered his plea through an interpreter before US Magistrate Judge Barbara Moses in federal court in Manhattan, clad in a blue and white striped shirt and faded blue jeans. He […]

Facebook, Google Activate SOS Features After Barcelona Attack

Soon after the Barcelona attack that left 13 people dead, Facebook and Google activated their safety check features to let users in the vicinity inform their friends that they were safe and get nearby support. Facebook created a page, titled “The attack in Barcelona, Spain” which users used to “check in as safe”, The Telegraph reported on Thursday. Recently launched SOS […]