The thrill of eggplant emoji in Kenya

The introduction of emojis has hanged the way we communicate digitally. These colourful icons have gone from cute pictures we use while texting to images laden with meaning. The emoji options represent a variety of things; from faces, food, transportation to to sports and relationships. With the rise of smartphones and social media, they have livened up conversations, … Continue reading The thrill of eggplant emoji in Kenya

Facebook wins lawsuit by the US government and a coalition of states

Facebook Inc. won the dismissal of two antitrust cases filed by the federal government and a coalition of states when a judge threw out the lawsuits. The social media platform shares rose. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington on Monday granted Facebook’s request to dismiss the complaints, filed last year by the U.S. Federal … Continue reading Facebook wins lawsuit by the US government and a coalition of states

Russia fines Facebook and Telegram for breaching the law

For the second time a Russian court has fined Facebook and Telegram for not taking down content banned by Russia. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Facebook will be forced to pay $235,000 while Telegram must pay $138,000, the Moscow court ruled. At the sentencing, it was not revealed what type of content had remained posted. … Continue reading Russia fines Facebook and Telegram for breaching the law

Trump calls Zuckerberg a ‘law breaker’

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook, Inc. is under heavy fire from former President Donald Trump, regarding most notably, $350 million donated by Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan to help local election offices in various jurisdictions. Mark Zuckerberg “Zuckerberg broke the law, spending millions of dollars — don't you think he broke the law? … Continue reading Trump calls Zuckerberg a ‘law breaker’

Trump slams Facebook for suspending his account

Former President Donald Trump lashed out at Facebook Friday after the social media giant announced it would suspend his account for at least two years as it enforces new "protocols to be applied in exceptional cases." Donald Trump "Facebook’s ruling is an insult to the record-setting 75M people, plus many others, who voted for us … Continue reading Trump slams Facebook for suspending his account

Oversight Board reviewing Trump Facebook ban, considering a public profile

Facebook's Oversight Board investigating former President Donald Trump's banishment from the social platform will need to determine if a person's public profile should be considered in the ability to comment, according to a board member. The Oversight Board was looking into an appeal concerning Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, a former Danish prime minister, told The … Continue reading Oversight Board reviewing Trump Facebook ban, considering a public profile

Latest Facebook hack to affect millions of subscribers

 If you start receiving more telemarketing calls, you can blame Facebook. Recently, a security researcher named Bob Diachenko found a database of user account info including their name and phone numbers for 267 million Facebook users. It was available in an unprotected format and copied to other hacker forums, Forbes reports. Reports indicate that this presents a treasure … Continue reading Latest Facebook hack to affect millions of subscribers

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Facebook launches Cocoon app for every family

Former Facebook employees are building a new type of social networking platform that will not be meant for the world but your own private world of your family. Called Cocoon, the new social network had been under development with select families and is now open to everyone on Apple iOS, Quartz reports. Users can post … Continue reading Facebook launches Cocoon app for every family

Will Facebook Pay eventually dominate mobile payment?

Facebook is making a foray into online payments with its new Facebook Pay service, the company announced Tuesday — and could be poised to take a big bite out of PayPal’s and Apple Pay’s business. The new service rolls out in the U.S. starting this week on the flagship Facebook app and Messenger, and will become available on Instagram … Continue reading Will Facebook Pay eventually dominate mobile payment?

Facebook apologizes for workplace discrimination against blacks

Facebook apologised on Friday after black employees anonymously shared feelings of workplace bias in an online post. The post shared at Medium by a "FB Blind" profile laid out perceived slights by managers, white colleagues, and the human resources department. "No one at Facebook, or anywhere, should have to put up with this behaviour," corporate … Continue reading Facebook apologizes for workplace discrimination against blacks