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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
WhatsApp will drop BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone support on December 31   —  WhatsApp has detailed its plans for older mobile operating systems, with less than a week before the end of the year.  The Facebook-owned app will end support for BlackBerry OS (including BlackBerry 10) and Windows Phone 8.0 (and older) on December 31, 2017.
Dec 26, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches Messenger Kids, a standalone messaging app that lets kids under 13 chat with friends and family approved by their parents, on iOS in the US   —  For the first time, Facebook is opening up to children under age 13 with a privacy-focused app designed to neutralize child predator threats …
Dec 4, 2017, 8:10 AMIn context
Caitlyn Gribbin / ABC:
Facebook tests hashing to eliminate revenge porn in some countries; users send nude pics to themselves that Facebook will hash so they never appear on its sites   —  If you've had a nude photo taken, you might be nervous about where it could end up.  —  Your phone may be hacked …
Nov 7, 2017, 7:05 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Facebook's news subscription tool is delayed on iOS over Apple's 30% App Store cut; the tool will roll out on Android phones over coming weeks   —  The problem: Apple's 30 percent tax.  —  Facebook's effort to help media companies sell subscriptions has hit a snag: Apple.
Oct 19, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Megha Rajagopalan / BuzzFeed:
Interviews reveal how Chinese authorities surveil citizens of its Xinjiang region using AI, iris scanning, and more developed by private firms   —  KASHGAR, China — This is a city where growing a beard can get you reported to the police.  So can inviting too many people to your wedding, or naming your child Muhammad or Medina.
Oct 19, 2017, 9:35 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Members of House and Senate intelligence committees shed light on what they will look for in Facebook's Russian ad buy data   —  Facebook is facing an unprecedented crisis in Washington.  And it's only just beginning.  —  Reporting From Washington, DC  —  The same week Mark Zuckerberg delivered …
Oct 8, 2017, 5:45 PMIn context
Reuters:
Saudi Arabia to lift ban it imposed in 2013 on VoIP calls, will make services that satisfy regulatory requirements, like Skype and WhatsApp, available today   —  RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on internet phone calls, a government spokesman said, part of efforts to attract more business to the country.
Sep 21, 2017, 7:55 AMIn context
Brad Frost:
The notifications Facebook uses to keep people coming back have gotten overt and aggressive   —  Several months ago, I turned off notifications from Facebook on my phone.  Last week, I went ahead and removed the Facebook app from my phone.  —  Now, I genuinely enjoy Facebook.
Sep 12, 2017, 7:40 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it's testing Instant Videos that can be downloaded and cached on Wi-Fi, watched later   —  Facebook doesn't want you to burn through your mobile data plan just to keep watching its videos.  That's why it's testing a new feature called Instant Videos that downloads …
Sep 12, 2017, 4:35 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Onavo Protect, VPN app bought in '13, gave Facebook app usage data that affected decisions like WhatsApp acquisition, adding Stories to Instagram, more   —  Information from data-security app shows company what people do on their phones beyond suite of firm's apps
Aug 13, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context

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