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Facebook admits employing humans to transcribe your audio chats

Facebook admits employing humans to transcribe your audio chats

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 14 Aug, 2019

Facebook has been caught hiring hundreds of third party contractors to transcribe audio sent to Facebook Messenger. The contractors aren’t told where and how the audio was obtained and are instead asked to transcribe it no questions asked.

Facebook Messenger Kids fails to keep children safe from unauthorised contacts

Facebook Messenger Kids fails to keep children safe from unauthorised contacts

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 23 Jul, 2019

Facebook has been sending emails to the concerned parents about a “technical error” that existed inside the Facebook Messenger Kids app. The company told the parents that it has disabled all the group chats which were accessible because of the flaw and has put restrictions in place to prevent this in the future.

Facebook is sharing users’ data with telecom operators, phone makers: Report

Facebook is sharing users’ data with telecom operators, phone makers: Report

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 22 May, 2019

The social networking giant is sharing users’ data without their consent to 100 different telecom companies and phone makers in 50 countries.

Facebook explains its latest News Feed algorithm through “Why Am I Seeing This Post” feature

Facebook explains its latest News Feed algorithm through “Why Am I Seeing This Post” feature

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 01 Apr, 2019

The new feature can be accessed as a new option from the drop-down menu when clicking on the top right section of a post. Facebook explains that a certain post might be visible to you because of the number of time you interacted with the user who posted it in the past, the different types of post you browse through and the popularity of the post.

Facebook now lets you add event invites to Stores section

Facebook now lets you add event invites to Stores section

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 02 Mar, 2019

In order to share an event invite in your Story section, you’ll need to head over to the page of the mentioned event and click on “Share” which can found below the listed time and date of the event. Users can now share invites to Messenger chat-lists, posts or click on “Share to Your Story”.

Germany gives a thumbs down to Facebook

Germany gives a thumbs down to Facebook

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 07 Feb, 2019

Facebook acquires data of individuals from applications of their own such as Instagram or WhatsApp, but also third-party websites which include interfaces such as the “Like” or “Share” buttons

Facebook shoots down data breach claim, says users knowingly sold their privacy

Facebook shoots down data breach claim, says users knowingly sold their privacy

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 05 Feb, 2019

In an attempt to fight back claims of privacy breach, Facebook has released a memo stating that while it encouraged customers to download the app, it mere did make use of data. The company said that the Facebook Research VPN app didn’t even extract data that most cookies do.

Facebook adds an ‘unsend’ feature for Messenger on iOS and Android

Facebook adds an ‘unsend’ feature for Messenger on iOS and Android

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 15 Nov, 2018

Labelled as ‘Unsend’, the new feature will allow users to delete a text within 10 minutes of the original message being sent. Facebook will retain a copy of the unsent message for a short duration to ensure the message did not violate any policy standards and thus prevent harassers from covering their tracks.

Facebok Portal, Portal+ smart video chat devices now available for sale

Facebok Portal, Portal+ smart video chat devices now available for sale

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 08 Nov, 2018

The Portal comes with a price tag of $199, while the Portal+ is priced at $349 and both of them will be available from portal.facebook.com, Amazon and Best Buy. The company is offering a bundle offer where users will get $100 off on the purchase of both the devices. This means that the Portal and Portal+ will be available for purchase at $298.

Facebook now rolling out new Messenger 4 app update

Facebook now rolling out new Messenger 4 app update

By: Meenu Rana, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 24 Oct, 2018

The update will bring simplified messaging experience by removing some of the clutter users have complained about and focusing on the most important features that consumers often use.

Facebook unveils Oculus Quest 6DOF All-in-One VR headset

Facebook unveils Oculus Quest 6DOF All-in-One VR headset

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 27 Sep, 2018

There’s a 1,600 x 1,400 resolution screen for both the eyes with lens spacing adjustability. The headset comes with 64GB of storage and built-in audio that offers better quality and bass ver its predecessors. The touch sensitive controllers offer six degrees of freedom, similar to the one on the Oculus Rift.

Facebook smart video chat device Portal could launch next week

Facebook smart video chat device Portal could launch next week

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 24 Sep, 2018

The device will be available in two screen sizes. The larger device could be priced around $400 (approx. Rs 29,074), while the smaller sibling might come at a price tag of $300 (approx. Rs 21,805).

Facebook fixes a bug that unblocked certain blocked users

Facebook fixes a bug that unblocked certain blocked users

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 03 Jul, 2018

Facebook revealed that the bug was active between May 29 and June 5. The company has confirmed that the issue has now been fixed and everyone has been blocked again. People who were affected will get a notification on Facebook encouraging them to check their blocked list. It has also notified its users about the bug.

Facebook introduces Keyword Snooze button in News Feed to avoid spoilers

Facebook introduces Keyword Snooze button in News Feed to avoid spoilers

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 28 Jun, 2018

The new Keyword Snooze button will be available in the upper right-hand menu in News Feed. Users can use it temporarily hide posts by keywords, which are pulled directly from text in that post. So, for example, you don't want to see the spoilers of your favourite series or movie, you need to choose to snooze the word.

Facebook Memories is all your past moments in one place

Facebook Memories is all your past moments in one place

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 12 Jun, 2018

This dedicated section will reflect back on your past moments that you shared with family and friends on the social networking site through the years. This is essentially an extension to the “On This Day” feature that you were notified with to look back on what you shared on that exact date last year or years prior.