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Facebook to train 60K Indian women on safe use of Internet

New Delhi, Facebook on Wednesday said it entered into a partnership with National Commission for Women (NCW) to launch a digital literacy programme aimed at training 60,000 women in universities across India on safe use of the Internet, social media and email in a year. Launched in collaboration with

Facebook Expands Its Controversial Pilot to Combat Revenge Porn to More Countries

HIGHLIGHTS The pilot was first started in Australia last November It is now expanding to Canada, the UK, and the US Tool would help prevent revenge porn uploads: Facebook Facebook is expanding its pilot programme to combat revenge porn on its platforms. First started in Australia last November, the

Facebook Unveils 3-Pronged Strategy to Fight Fake News

To stop false news from spreading on its platform, Facebook has said it put in place a three-pronged strategy that constitutes removing accounts and content that violate its policies, reducing distribution of inauthentic content and informing people by giving them more context on the posts they see. Another part

Sri Lanka blocks Facebook, social media, amid riots

Sri Lanka on Wednesday (Mar 7) blocked access to Facebook and suspended internet services in a troubled central district after police warned that rioters were using social media to spread anti-Muslim sentiment. The government declared an island-wide state of emergency on Tuesday and imposed curfews across Kandy

Child Advocates Urge Facebook to End Messenger Kids

More than 100 child advocates, civil society groups, medical experts and other individuals are urging Facebook to discontinue its Messenger app for kids, alleging that the software poses health and development risks to children. Organised by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, nineteen groups, including Common Sense Media and Public

CAN’T GET YOUR NEWS FROM FACEBOOK ANYMORE? TRY THESE 6 APPS

YOU MAY HAVE heard about Facebook’s recent pledge to cut back on News Feed traffic coming from brands, businesses, and publishers. The pledge is coupled with Facebook’s 2018 resolution to take more responsibility for the wellbeing of its users—as well as, perhaps, the fake news epidemic of the last few

Facebook Workplace Chat App Launched for Mac, Windows

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook Workplace Chat is now available on Mac and Windows Facebook Workplace competes with Slack and Microsoft Teams Slack and Microsoft Teams also maintain desktop apps Facebook has quietly launched the desktop app of its team-collaboration service Workplace, called Workplace Chat. It is the latest of Facebook’s

Facebook Testing Bonfire, a New Video Chat App

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is testing a new video chat app called Bonfire The company may use Bonfire to rival Houseparty app Houseparty co-founder took a jab at Facebook Facebook has confirmed that it is testing a new video chat app called Bonfire, said to rival Houseparty, in Denmark.

Facebook malware adapts to your web browser, operating system [Update]

A new strain of malware has been spreading on Facebook, leading victims into innocuous-looking websites tailored to their system and browser preferences. Discovered by David Jacoby, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, he received a suspicious message from one of his friends who he rarely spoke to.

Facebook Safety Check Becomes a Permanent Feature With Its Own Section

Keeping its word to make ‘Safety Check’ a permanent feature, Facebook is rolling out a ‘Safety Check’ page that would help users find emergency information and potentially help others in need. Facebook sees enough reason to make ‘Safety Check’ a fixture of its site as natural disasters, terrorism and