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You will soon be able to delete accidental messages on WhatsApp

Have you ever sent a wrong message to a friend or group chat on WhatsApp? These embarrassing mistakes will be history soon, as WhatsApp is rolling out a feature that allows you to delete specific messages in a chat within seven minutes. Deleting messages for everyone allows you to delete specific messages you have sent to either…

WhatsApp is now blocked by the Great Firewall of China

WhatsApp is one of the last Facebook-related products that are now blocked in China. According to The New York Times, WhatsApp faced service disruption in China last Wednesday, and the Great Firewall entered into full force yesterday.   Cybersecurity experts that were approached by The New York Times said that their government is possibly using specialized software…

Microsoft and Facebook’s new subsea cable can transmit data at speeds of 160Tbps

Microsoft has announced the completion of the Marea subsea cable, a joint project with Facebook and global telecommunications infrastructure company Telxius, that took two years to install. Suresh Kumar, Microsoft’s corporate vice-president for cloud infrastructure and operations, said that the subsea cable was the most technologically advanced to cross the Atlantic Ocean and that it…

Facebook brings out a new ‘Order Food’ option

Facebook is rolling out a new food ordering option on its app and desktop site. If you go to the desktop “Explore” section, or the app menu, and click on the hamburger icon, you’ll be redirected to a page full of nearby restaurants that deliver through Facebook.   From the…

Facebook allows video creators to benefit from their pirated content

Facebook has allowed video creators to generate income from content that have been pirated by others. Facebook users will utilize a ‘Rights Manager’ feature, which provides a video matching software that automatically identifies videos that were re-posted of ripped off. This allows user to generate some revenue by claiming a…

Facebook’s ‘Journalism Project’ aims to boost quality of news being shared

If you’re an active Facebook user, chances are you’ve seen more than a couple of absurd news stories being shared by friends who have been duped into believing that these stories were real. To combat this, Facebook has launched a program called the ‘Facebook Journalism Project’. As its name suggests,…

Facebook is developing its own TV app

  Facebook has been working on its own TV app that works similarly to the Apple TV. The social media giant hopes the upcoming app will encourage their users to watch longer videos. This falls in line with Facebook’s recent tweaks to their news feed and their discussion with various…

Facebook launches payment method in Europe – social networking payments battle begins

Facebook has obtained an e-payments license from the Central Bank of Ireland, signalling that the ability to pay people through the Messenger app (already available in the US) could soon be coming to Europe.   The Central Bank of Ireland’s approval of the payments license was authorised to Facebook Payments…

Your phone number is being shared with Facebook if you’re using WhatsApp

While many of us would not bother with changes in privacy policies of many apps, this is one that you may want to pay special attention to. WhatsApp just updated its privacy policy where it states that it will begin sharing user information with Facebook. The user information includes the…

Adblock Plus is still able to block Facebook ads

The cat and mouse battle between the social network giant and open source ad-blocking community began when Facebook announced that it had found a way to circumvent ad blockers, which made them the biggest and one of the most aggressive companies to champion the war against ad blockers. It stands…