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The 27 back forcing platforms such as Facebook and YouTube to remove terrorist content within an hour

TOPICS: EU-27, European Council, European Union, Facebook, terrorism, terrorist content, Youtube

The EU-27 on Tuesday gave the green light to the agreement reached last December between the institutions on new rules to force digital platforms such as Facebook and YouTube to remove terrorist content from their sites within one hour to prevent its further dissemination through the network. The new rules will apply to all internet […]

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US Congress accuses Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google of monopolistic practices

TOPICS: Amazon, Apple, Epic Games, Facebook, Google, Monopoly, Spotify, U.S. Congress

A 16-month investigation by a U.S. Congressional committee now yields its results in relation to the functioning and operation of the country’s major technologies. In a document published this Tuesday, Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google are accused of following monopolistic practices and of dynamiting competition in the sector. During the time of the investigation, more […]

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Farmville, the legendary Facebook game, will disappear along with Flash Player at the end of 2020

TOPICS: Facebook, FarmVille, FarmVille 2, FarmVille 3, Flash, Flash Player, Zynga

December 31, 2020 is the date marked on the calendar by Adobe to end Flash Player. Thus an era ends, an era of the Internet in which Flash Player has been a decisive factor in building and running web pages. Although most browsers and websites have already switched to HTML5 and other technologies, the death […]

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Oculus will make the use of Facebook accounts mandatory on its glasses

TOPICS: Facebook, glasses, Oculus, Privacy, virtual reality, VR, VR glasses

Oculus Virtual Reality glasses will no longer support separate user accounts, forcing the use of Facebook user accounts. The company, owned by Facebook Inc, has announced that, as of January 1, 2023, there will no longer be support for standalone user accounts. In this transition process, those who are already users of Oculus devices and […]

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Coca-Cola also temporarily stops its ads on Facebook and other social networks

TOPICS: advertising, Coca-Cola, Dove, Facebook, Hellmann’s, Instagram, Knorr, Lipton, Mark Zuckerberg, Popsicle, St. Ives, Twitter, Verizon

Coca-Cola is another company that is slowing down its Facebook ad campaign. However, the beverage brand will also temporarily abandon its advertising on all other social platforms, including Instagram and Twitter. The decision will take effect on July 1 and will be in effect for at least one month, according to a statement on its […]

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Facebook says goodbye to Oculus Go after only two years on the market

TOPICS: Facebook, failure, Oculus Go, Oculus Quest, virtual reality, VR

The social network firm has announced that it will stop manufacturing Oculus Go this year. The reason for this decision is that they want to end all glasses that still support 3DOF in order to focus all their efforts on the more advanced and useful 6DOF glasses for today’s games. DOFs are the degrees of […]

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Facebook buys Google Street View competitor

TOPICS: Facebook, Google Street View, Mapillary, OpenStreetMap, Street View

This is not the first move Facebook makes in the world of maps, in 2019 it opened its artificial intelligence tool to OpenStreetMap users and announced its plans to create a 3D map of the world. Soon after, it implemented an interactive map to keep users up to date with the spread of COVID-19, but […]

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Facebook will check accounts with many followers to identify fake profiles

TOPICS: bots, Facebook, identity, profiles

Facebook announced that it will check out the people behind profiles with large audiences. According to the company, they want to make sure that the content shared on Facebook is authentic and comes from real people. With this measure, the technology will seek to end the bots or people who hide behind a fake profile. […]

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Calibra, Facebook’s digital wallet, becomes Novi and details emerge on how it will work with WhatsApp to transfer money

TOPICS: Calibra, crypto currency, Facebook, Libra, WhatsApp

Calibra was launched in June 2019 along with Libra, the cryptomoney supported by Facebook and other partners. While the latter is the crypto currency itself, Calibra is the digital wallet and Facebook’s exclusive platform for operating the crypto currency. Now, almost a year after its introduction and not yet launched, it has been renamed to […]

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Messenger Rooms: The Facebook alternative to Zoom with video calls of up to 50 people

TOPICS: Facebook, Google Meet, group video call, Messenger Rooms, Skype

Few digital tools have grown more in this age of confinement than Zoom. The group video call service had 10 million users in December last year and is now up to 300 million. Microsoft with Skype and Google with Meet are replicating some of its features. They are now adding Facebook with Messenger Rooms, a […]

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