Facebook knows Instagram harms teens. Now, its plan to open the app to kids looks worse than ever

Facebook knows Instagram harms teens. Now, its plan to open the app to kids looks worse than ever

Written by Taylor Hatmaker Facebook is in the hot seat again. The Wall Street Journal published a powerful multi-part series on the company this week, drawing from internal documents on everything from the company’s secretive practice of whitelisting celebrities to its knowledge that Instagram is taking a serious toll on the mental health of teen girls. The flurry of investigative…

Facebook Launches Campaign to Take on Fake News in Nigeria with Big Cabal Media and Comic Republic

Facebook Launches Campaign to Take on Fake News in Nigeria with Big Cabal Media and Comic Republic

Written by  Luis Monzon Facebook is collaborating with Nigerian companies Big Cabal Media and Comic Republic to launch the #NoFalseNewsZone educational campaign aimed at helping individuals identify fake news and educate them on how to minimise the spread of false information across Nigeria’s internet and otherwise. “We are super excited to be working with Big Cabal Media and Comic…

Facebook Can Reportedly Access and Read Your WhatsApp Messages [UPDATED]

Facebook Can Reportedly Access and Read Your WhatsApp Messages [UPDATED]

Written by  Furqan Shahid [UPDATE] Just moments after the original story was published, Android Central reached out to WhatsApp regarding a comment, and this is what the spokesperson had to say. Every day WhatsApp protects over 100 billion messages with end-to-end encryption to help people communicate safely. We’ve built our service in a manner that limits the data…

Facebook Marketplace Rolls Out Across Sub-Saharan Africa
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Facebook Marketplace Rolls Out Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Facebook Marketplace Rolls Out Across Sub-Saharan Africa Facebook has announced the launch of Marketplace to 37 countries and territories in Sub-Saharan Africa, including: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius,…

Facebook Bringing Voice and Video Calls Back to the Main App
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Facebook Bringing Voice and Video Calls Back to the Main App

Facebook Bringing Voice and Video Calls Back to the Main App Written by DAVE LECLAIR Facebook has splintered chat away from the main Facebook app to move people over to its Messenger app. However, the company is looking to bring people back to the primary Facebook app by adding voice and video calls. Bloomberg is reporting that…

Ethiopia hints on launching social networking platforms, rules out Facebook, others from country
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Ethiopia hints on launching social networking platforms, rules out Facebook, others from country

Ethiopia hints on launching social networking platforms, rules out Facebook, others from country Writen by Joan Aimuengheuwa Ethiopia has embarked on the development of its own social networking platform in opposition to Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Zoom. Shumete Gizaw, director-general of the Information Network Security Agency (INSA), Ethiopia, accused Facebook of widely spreading a wrong…

Facebook’s undersea Internet cable is coming to South-East Nigeria and 3 other African countries
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Facebook’s undersea Internet cable is coming to South-East Nigeria and 3 other African countries

Facebook’s undersea Internet cable is coming to South-East Nigeria and 3 other African countries The 2Africa project, championed by social media giant, Facebook, and seven other companies — China Mobile International, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone, and WIOCC — is adding four new branches to its 37,000km undersea Internet cable. The new branches…

African Developers Take World Stage at F8 -Facebook Developer Conference
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African Developers Take World Stage at F8 -Facebook Developer Conference

Facebook F8 developer conference , held in San Francisco on 12 and 13 April, that the company partnered with many African developers to launch products for the global market. Facebook, with its global reach and scale, is including African developers in its beta testing programme for the launch of new global products and features as…

16 Million Nigerians Visit Facebook Every Month On Their Mobile Phones
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16 Million Nigerians Visit Facebook Every Month On Their Mobile Phones

Facebook is gradually deepening its presence in Nigeria and Africa through several initiatives and partnerships.In a recent press release,Facebook announced while celebrating the Friends Day that 16 million people in Nigeria visit Facebook every month with 100% of them coming on mobile. Each day, 7.2 million people visit Facebook with 7 million on mobile.During the past…

Facebook launches Innovation Challenge in Africa

Facebook launches Innovation Challenge in Africa

Facebook is launching the Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa, with the aim of recognising developers and entrepreneurs who are using the internet to improve the standard of education and economic health in their communities. Developers across Africa are invited to enter the challenge. Facebook will present an Innovation Challenge Award of US $150,000 to the…

World Map showing ‘Who is Who’ in the Internet of Things Ecosystem

World Map showing ‘Who is Who’ in the Internet of Things Ecosystem

IoT Image from engineering.com Technology trends around the world determines the next big companies and what their products are.The trends in itself are said to disrupt the ecosystem.As Internet of Things (IoT) will change the Connected-ness of everything,the way we interact with each other, with machines,between machines and machines and the environment,I came across this…

Facebook mobilises the World to Fight Ebola

Facebook mobilises the World to Fight Ebola

  Facebook has joined several organisations that have been fighting Ebola.After Mark Zuckerberg donated $25 Million to help fight ebola See his latest effort in mobilizing the world to support this cause,in his words: I want to make sure Facebook does its part to help fight Ebola. So today, we’re announcing three things: – We’re…

Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder tried to buy Instragram.

Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder tried to buy Instragram.

Recent report from New York Times suggested that Twitter tried to buy Instagram before Facebook acquired the company last week. The NYT writes: Mr. Systrom may have lost one connection in the deal: Mr. Dorsey of Twitter. His company, according to several people briefed on the matter, had expressed interest in buying Instagram in recent…