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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 08.06.2016 | 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 09.10.2015 | 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.

Facebook Messenger Takes On Texting (And WhatsApp)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Tech

Facebook has unveiled a new version of its Messenger app which allows users without an account on the social network to join. The update potentiall...