facebook

Third-party app developers could be reading your Gmail

Last summer, Google promised to stop scanning your Gmail for keywords that helped them target advertising. However, as The Wall Street Journal points out, Google still allows third-party app developers to scan your inbox. This happens after a user g… Source: Engadget | Third-party app developers could be reading your Gmail

Facebook Shuts Down 'Moves' Fitness Tracker and Two Other Apps Due to Low Usage

Facebook has announced it is shutting down three apps that the company either launched itself or acquired from other companies over the last four years. “Moves”, “tbh”, and the Android-only “Hello” all face the chop as part of the company’s latest app cull. Facebook says the apps are being shuttered because of low usage. Activity …

Facebook Shuts Down 'Moves' Fitness Tracker and Two Other Apps Due to Low UsageRead More »

Algeria shuts down internet during exams to curb cheating

Algeria is not kidding around when it comes to exam cheats this year. The country is shutting off internet access for both mobile and fixed line connections for an hour after each high school diploma exam starts. Officials hope the move will stop any… Source: Engadget | Algeria shuts down internet during exams to curb …

Algeria shuts down internet during exams to curb cheatingRead More »

Facebook is the only place to watch LaVar Ball’s basketball league

LaVar Ball and his Big Baller Brand extend their relationship with Facebook today as the social media giant will exclusively air the first game of Ball's Junior Basketball Association tonight, as well as every game going forward. Throughout the seaso… Source: Engadget | Facebook is the only place to watch LaVar Ball’s basketball league

Facebook Messenger Expanding Chat Translation to All Users in United States and Mexico

Facebook today announced it is expanding chat translation within Messenger to all users in the United States and Mexico. When you receive a message in a language that is different from your default language in Messenger, Facebook’s artificial intelligence assistant M will automatically offer a suggestion to translate the message. When you tap on the …

Facebook Messenger Expanding Chat Translation to All Users in United States and MexicoRead More »

Facebook Launches New 'Memories' Section for Reflecting on Old Photos, Posts and Life Events

Facebook today announced the launch of a dedicated “Memories” section on its social network, which the company says is designed to be a single place on Facebook to reflect on “the moments you’ve shared with family and friends.” Memories, which is an expanded version of the current “On This Day” feature, provides a look back …

Facebook Launches New 'Memories' Section for Reflecting on Old Photos, Posts and Life EventsRead More »

Facebook's Memories is a dedicated spot for nostalgia

Facebook's On This Day and other nostalgia-driven posts are helpful for reminding you of moments from years past, but they eventually drift out of your News Feed. What if you want to revisit them at any time? You can now. The social site has launc… Source: Engadget | Facebook's Memories is a dedicated spot for …

Facebook's Memories is a dedicated spot for nostalgiaRead More »

Oculus Venues tries to cram the stadium experience into a VR headset

For the past couple of years now, Oculus and parent-company Facebook have been really pushing the concept of social VR. Oculus debuted Parties, a built-in voice chat app, and Rooms, a virtual hangout space, back in 2016, while Facebook launched its o… Source: Engadget | Oculus Venues tries to cram the stadium experience into a …

Oculus Venues tries to cram the stadium experience into a VR headsetRead More »

Snapchat CEO on Facebook Copying Stories: They Should 'Copy Our Data Protection Practices Also'

Recode’s annual Code Conference is underway in Rancho Palos Verdes, California this week, and on Tuesday Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel took the stage to discuss the ephemeral app’s controversial update, Facebook’s copying, and the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal. Specifically, Spiegel is said to have “poured salt on the wound” during his 40-minute interview with Kara …

Snapchat CEO on Facebook Copying Stories: They Should 'Copy Our Data Protection Practices Also'Read More »

Ask Engadget: Is Instagram creeping on my kid?

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac… Source: Engadget | Ask Engadget: Is Instagram creeping on my kid?

Leaked Facebook documents show its shifting hate speech policies

Over the last year or so, Facebook's public statements have reflected the ongoing process of its moderation policies, both when it comes to election fraud and the even pricklier issue of hate speech. Now, beyond its publicly available Community Stand… Source: Engadget | Leaked Facebook documents show its shifting hate speech policies

Instagram’s ‘mute’ feature hides annoying accounts

We've probably all been there: After a dating situation goes sour, you don't want to see your former flame's posts in your Instagram feed, but haven't quite ripped the Band-Aid off yet and unfollowed or blocked them. After all, there's still a chance… Source: Engadget Instagram’s ‘mute’ feature hides annoying accounts