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Here's The Moment A Young Mark Zuckerberg Discovered He Got Into Harvard

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has uploaded a rare insight into his life before he became one of the wealthiest human beings on the planet. ...

A Quarter Of Earth's Population Uses Facebook

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Tech

Facebook has reached an important, and somewhat terrifying milestone: It is used by more than a quarter of the planet’s population. Of the around 7 ...

Facebook Messenger Will No Longer Work On These Smartphones Anymore

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech

With over 1 billion users, it’s unlikely that Facebook is going to regret doing this but for one particular group of people Messengers is going to s...

Facebook Is Testing A Radical New Design For Its App

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Tech

While so much of Facebook has become almost unrecognisable since it first launched, the social network’s comments system has remained largely the sa...

Facebook Might Finally Launch A Dislike Button, But There's A Catch

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech

It’s the most popular Facebook feature that has never existed. For years, users have been calling on the company to introduce a dislike button, but ...

'Tis The Season To Be Sorry

Mike Foreman | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

For example too many employees, temporary or otherwise, think nothing of exchanging sensitive database information with colleagues via mobile messaging accounts, uploading the data to personal devices, sharing passwords and so on.

Apple Has Revealed The Most Downloaded App of 2016

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech

Apple has revealed the most downloaded app of 2016, and it’s not Pokemon Go. The AR sensation was pushed into third place by two social networking ...

WhatsApp Is The World's Most Secure Messaging App, Study

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Tech

Amnesty has awarded Facebook’s WhatsApp and Messenger apps the top spot in a new privacy ranking for messaging services. The human rights NGO gave ...

WhatsApp's Newest Feature Is Its Most Annoying Yet

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Tech

There’s one thing Facebook’s suite of social networks is lacking: notifications. Besides Facebook wall notifications, Facebook group notifications...

Facebook Incorporates 'Live Video' Feature Into Messenger

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook is mimicking Snapchat yet again by incorporating an Instant Video feature into its Messenger service. In a statement, the social giant said ...

Opting Out Of The Facebook-WhatsApp Data Agreement Proves Difficult

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook is seeking to better tailor its adverts by harvesting up to a billion mobile phone numbers from its messaging service WhatsApp. WhatsApp’s ...

Firms Could Target WhatsApp Users After Privacy Policy Change

Press Association and Oscar Williams | Oscar Williams | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Tech

Businesses could soon be able to target WhatsApp users following changes to the messaging app’s privacy policy. With a renewed focus on revenue, it...

Facebook Messenger Is Getting AI-Controlled Adverts

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Tech

Messenger, one of Facebook’s few remaining ad-free properties, is set to open the gates to advertisers. Currently, artificially intelligent chatbot...

Tame Netflix's Intimidating Library Of Content With This Recommendation Chatbot

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Tech

Netflix’s algorithm is pretty hot. Maintained by more than a thousand staff, the product offers tens of millions of users a unique experience. But w...

Facebook Messenger Is About To Start Taking Your Privacy Seriously

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook is trialling end-to-end encryption for its Messenger app in a move that will align the service with its sister platform WhatsApp. Selected u...

Why Facebook Wants to Make Your Life So Easy You'll Never Need to Go to Another Website Ever Again

Jon Sharpe | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Sharpe

Fifty minutes is the average time we spend on Facebook every single day. Taken out of context, it might not sound like that much compared to how much we're using newer rivals such as Snapchat and WhatsApp (which Facebook owns), both of which are predicted to have faster growth than the social network over the next ten years.

A Facebook Glitch Would Have Let Hackers Edit Messages After They Were Sent

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook messenger has been forced to close a dangerous loophole after it was revealed hackers could modify private messages. The vulnerability was fi...

Man 'Missed Message About Dying Dad' Thanks To Facebook's Secret Inbox

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Tech

A man claims he missed the chance to say goodbye to his dying dad, due to Facebook's hidden inbox. Michael Kendall told LadBible he had lost all conta...

Facebook Messenger Wants To Replace Your Real Friends With Robots

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook has unveiled a new feature in Messenger that could have us all talking to fewer human friends and more robots. The company introduced Messeng...

Chatting With People Over Facebook Messenger Just Became Easier

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook Messenger is rolling out a new feature to make chatting faster and more convenient. Starting from today, you will be able to use Messenger C...

Why Voice Search Is Key to the Future of Mobile (and Facebook)

Jason Mander | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

That Facebook is betting big on mobile voice search is a sign of how search behaviours are set to evolve. Already, 80% of internet users have a smartphone and, in many demographics and markets, mobiles have moved ahead of PCs/laptops as the most common or important way of accessing the internet.

This Terrifying App Lets Your Facebook Friends Track You Without You Knowing

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

A new Chrome extension has just taken Facebook stalking to another level. Marauders Map allows users to make use of the location data attached to M...

Facebook Celebrates Forcing 500 Million People To Use 'Messenger'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has announced that it has managed to force 500 million unwilling people to download and use its Messenger app. The social network launched...

The Week in Social Media

Chris York | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
Chris York

A little round-up of some things of note that happened in the world of social media this week. Highlights include traditional media outlets being beaten to stories by Twitter, Scottish Terriers stealing the show at the Commonwealth Games ceremony and the inevitable dog gif...

Why Has Facebook Spent $19billion on WhatsApp?

Philip Letts | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Tech
Philip Letts

Despite concerns, Facebook has clearly recognized the need to branch out into other markets. As Facebook celebrates it's 10th birthday, it's time to give credit where credit is rightly due. Let's look at the brand as a matured tech company instead of reaching for the panic-button.