Farmville Leaves Facebook After 11 Years
Musiol, yesterday, 19:20
11 years after its launch, Farmville disappears from Facebook. The decision was made due to the imminent end of support for Flash.
Oculus Quest 2 Preorder, Prices and Reviews
Sodar, 17 September 2020, 15:37
Pre-orderss of Oculus Quest 2 have launched. The new version of the VR set made by Facebook is faster, lighter and will be available in October.
Engineer Leaves Facebook Saying the Company Makes Money on Hate
mikos, 09 September 2020, 15:16
One of Facebook's software engineers decided to give up his job in the company because, in his opinion, the company makes money on hatred and its only goal is profit.
Facebook Sues Dealer of Fake Likes on Instagram
mikos, 31 August 2020, 15:44
Facebook has taken legal action against a developer selling likes on Instagram.
Apple Blocked Facebook Update
Dameredet, 29 August 2020, 18:47
Facebook has asked Apple to give up the 30% revenue share but has been refused. The company meant to help small businesses.
Facebook Will Earn Less on iOS 14 as Our Data Will be Better Protected
Bart Swiatek, 27 August 2020, 17:59
Facebook reported that the changes that Apple plans to introduce in the iOS 14 operating system could contribute to a very significant decrease in revenues from Audience Network advertising. It may turn out that further offering it on Apple's platform will be pointless.
Facebook is a Threat to Public Health? Specialists Warn
Sodar, 20 August 2020, 18:22
A lot of information on Facebook can be a health hazard. Avaaz is presenting a report on the increase in harmful content related to the pandemic and medicine in general.
Oculus Rift Will Require Facebook Account
Bart Swiatek, 19 August 2020, 13:44
Facebook plans to integrate the Oculus Rift platform with its social network. From October this year, new VR goggle owners will have to log in to the system using their Facebook account. In January 2023 the Oculus Rift system will be shut down and the only option to log in will be an FB account.
Facebook Sued for Ulawful Collection of Biometric Data
Karol Laska , 13 August 2020, 19:32
The California state court has received serious accusations that Facebook is illegally collecting biometric data of Instagram users.
Reels - Facebook Launches Competition for TikTok
Jacob Blazewicz, 05 August 2020, 22:27
Facebook officially revealed Reels - a new Instagram feature and competition for TikTok. The service is available in over 50 countries.
Facebook and Instagram Will Enable Blocking of Political Ads
Bart Swiatek, 10 July 2020, 13:19
American Facebook and Instagram users have been given the opportunity to block advertising related to politics, elections and social issues.
PlayStation Boycotts Facebook as Part of #StopHateForProfit
Jacob Blazewicz, 03 July 2020, 16:44
Sony Interactive Entertainment has decided to temporarily suspend its PlayStation-related Facebook and Instagram activities. This is another company that has supported #StopHateForProfit in the fight against disinformation and hate speech.
Facebook Acquires Creators of The Order: 1886
Bart Swiatek, 23 June 2020, 10:54
Facebook bought the development studio Ready At Dawn, known for its action adventure game The Order: 1886 and the VR successful title Lone Echo.
Microsoft Pulls the Plug on Mixer
Jacob Blazewicz, 22 June 2020, 21:57
Microsoft ceases further development of the streaming platform Mixer. Users of the service will have to move to Facebook, although not all recognizable streamers can take advantage of this offer.
New Convenient Way to Delete Old Facebook Posts
Smoczy, 03 June 2020, 13:44
Facebook begins releasing a tool to help manage our content. With it, we can, for example, delete our old posts.
Revolt of Facebook Employees
mikos, 02 June 2020, 12:06
In response to Mark Zuckerberg's assurance that he would not moderate Donald Trump's entries, Facebook employees organized a virtual protest.
Facebook and Google Will Allow for Remote Work Until End of the Year
Kuszu, 11 May 2020, 11:37
Google and Facebook will give their employees a choice and allow home office work until the end of this year. However, if someone has the need, they can work in the office beginning with June or July.
Facebook Doesn't Give up Advertising on WhatsApp
Bart Swiatek, 27 April 2020, 11:11
It seems that Facebook has not abandoned its plans to introduce ads to WhatsApp. The company wants this type of content to be personalised using data obtained on its social website.
Turns out Sensitive Data of 270 Million People are Not Worth Much
Smoczy, 22 April 2020, 16:42
The profiles of millions of Facebook users have leaked to the Dark Web. They could be bought in the form of a list for 500 euros.
Facebook Adds Private Space for Couples and Tournaments for Gamers
Smoczy, 09 April 2020, 14:45
Facebook is increasingly developing its offer for gamers, presenting the tournament wizard. In addition, the App Store has a new communicator for couples.
Facebook Announces New Messenger With Video Calls for Windows and macOS
Laty, 03 April 2020, 12:36
Today, Facebook released the Messenger application for desktops and laptops. The new version of the app is designed to facilitate video contact with family and friends and improve remote working.
Last Week in Gaming – Catch up With all the Important News (March 9-15)
Mathias Zulpo, 16 March 2020, 11:33
Catch up with last week’s news and features to get back into the gaming loop again. From March 9 to March 15, 2020, here’s everything you need to know.
Australia Sues Facebook; Up to 529 Billion Australian Dollars at Stake
Bart Swiatek, 10 March 2020, 13:36
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OIAC), the Australian authority responsible for privacy, has sued Facebook for negligence related to the Cambridge Analytica affair. The lawsuit concerns the disclosure of private information of over 300,000 users, which may result in a fine of nearly 530 billion Australian dollars.
Messenger for iOS Just got Four Times Smaller and Twice as Fast
Bart Swiatek, 03 March 2020, 12:12
Facebook informed that iOS devices have received a new Messenger application. The program was developed under the so-called LightSpeed Project and is four times smaller and twice as fast as the previous version.
Facebook Will Ban Some of the Coronavirus Medicine Ads
Bart Swiatek, 26 February 2020, 14:47
Facebook has announced that it intends to ban several advertisements of COVID-19 coronavirus medicine, which are said to spread fear and play on user emotions. The company does not want the website to be used for disinformation and making money from the commotion associated with this epidemic.
Facebook Will Pay Its Users for Voice Sample Recordings
Bart Swiatek, 21 February 2020, 13:00
Facebook will pay users for voice recordings. The aim of the initiative is to improve speech recognition technology. In the past, the company was caught eavesdropping on customers without their knowledge.
Facebook Lite Gets Dark Mode
Peter Doron, 17 February 2020, 13:39
Facebook implements Dark Mode in subsequent applications. After Messenger and Instagram it was time for Facebook Lite. Seems like dark mode in the base Facebook mobile app is a matter of time.
Elon Musk Encourages Users to Delete Their Facebook Accounts
Bart Swiatek, 10 February 2020, 14:17
In a recent Tweet, billionaire Elon Musk criticized Facebook, calling it lame and calling the users to delete their accounts using the #DeleteFacebook hashtag.
Bug in Facebook App Switched on the Camera Without User's Knowledge
Bart Swiatek, 13 November 2019, 13:17
In one of the latest versions of the Facebook app for iOS, there was a bug, which in some cases resulted in the camera starting automatically. There is no evidence that the program was recording or taking pictures of something. The error was fixed in yesterday's update.
Twitter Will Soon Block Paid Political Ads; Facebook Won't
Bart Swiatek, 31 October 2019, 20:26
Twitter will soon block the possibility of publishing paid political ads. According to the company, they enable manipulation of public opinion. Facebook has recently taken a diametrically different stance on the issue.
No More PS4 Content Sharing on Facebook
Konrad Serafinski, 08 October 2019, 10:14
Sony has informed gamers that PlayStation 4 will no longer allow integration with Facebook. This means that the website is no longer offered as a destination for sharing screenshots, videos or scores.
Facebook Begins Tests With Hiding Like Counts
Barth Faryna, 27 September 2019, 14:04
It's confirmed - today Facebook starts tests of a tool that allows you to hide like counts under Facebook posts. Initially, the option will be made available to residents of Australia. In addition, Facebook recently confirmed that politicians are a privileged group on the portal.
New iOS 13 on iPhones Warns You Not to Use Facebook
Barth Faryna, 17 September 2019, 13:32
The iOS 13 system, which is due to be launched this week, offers many new measures to protect users' privacy. One of them is to notify people when applications try to secretly spy without their consent. People who downloaded early versions of the software are warned about Facebook.
Google and Facebook Accused of Breaking Electoral Silence in Russia
Bart Swiatek, 09 September 2019, 13:16
Facebook and Google were accused of breaking the electoral silence during the local elections held in Russia last Sunday. The companies were supposed to display advertisements and political spots in violation of the law. The Russian media supervisory authority has not informed about possible consequences for the companies.
Facebook: 419 Million User Phone numbers Leaked
Barth Faryna, 06 September 2019, 22:03
Facebook's got another big flop. A total of 419 million Facebook user phone numbers were found on a server, which could be accessed by almost anyone because it was not even password-protected.
Facebook Limits Facial Recognition and Tests Removing of Likes
Julia Dragovic, 04 September 2019, 22:14
Facebook has changed its facial recognition settings - the option will no longer be active by default. As before on Instagram, the corporation is also conducting tests to remove the like counter and reactions to posts.
Facebook Eavesdropped on User Voice Messages Through Third-Parties
Bart Swiatek, 14 August 2019, 12:54
Zuckerberg's social networking website commissioned external companies to transcribe private voice messages of its users. The official objective was to check the effectiveness of the AI developed by the company.
Instagram Direct and Messenger Integration in 2020
Konrad Serafinski, 13 August 2019, 12:16
Bloomberg reports that in 2020 Facebook will enable chat between Instagram and Messenger users. This will be the first step on the road to integrating the giant's platforms, as announced by Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook in Q2 2019 - Penalties, Scandals and Money Keep Piling up
Bart Swiatek, 25 July 2019, 16:34
It seems that image problems and scandals do not particularly harm Facebook. The company presented a report on its financial results in the second quarter of 2019. The company generated nearly $16.9 billion in revenues - 28% more than a year ago. This is one of the best results in recent years.
Facebook Used AI for Road Mapping
Bart Swiatek, 25 July 2019, 10:55
Facebook, in collaboration with the OpenStreetMap community, has developed a tool that uses artificial intelligence to quickly create maps. AI managed to map the roads in Thailand twice as fast as a team of 100 experts.
Facebook Faces Record Financial Penalty; Company's Stocks Go Up
Paul Wozniak, 15 July 2019, 15:22
The Federal Trade Commission has accepted an agreement whereby Facebook will have to pay USD 5 billion. The record amount did not deter investors, and the company's stock prices increased by almost 2%.
Rumor: Splinter Cell Will Return... as VR Game
Jacob Blazewicz, 11 July 2019, 01:23
The information that Facebook has established cooperation with Ubisoft appeared on the web. The French publisher is to prepare games for Oculus virtual reality goggles, including new installments of the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed series.
Bitcoin Gains After Announcement of Libra Cryptocurrency
Bart Swiatek, 24 June 2019, 11:16
The cryptocurrency Libra, recently announced by Facebook, has contributed to a significant increase in the value of Bitcoin. The co-founder of this social networking site, Chris Hughes, is afraid of the future sketched by the new project from Mark Zuckerberg's company.
Facebook Will Introduce GlobalCoin Cryptocurrency in 2020
Conrad Hazi, 26 May 2019, 17:34
Facebook is working on its own cryptocurrency called GlobalCoin. According to the BBC, the tests of the new virtual currency are to be launched later this year and next year it is to be introduced to the market.
"Future Is Private" - Facebook Will Focus On Smaller Communities
Jakub Mirowski, 01 May 2019, 20:36
During the Facebook developers' conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced a new direction of development for the platform. The popular social website will now focus on protecting the privacy of users and small communities.
In 50 Years Facebook Will Have More Dead Users Than Living Ones
Bart Swiatek, 30 April 2019, 13:38
Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute show that in 2070 the number of Facebook profiles of dead users will be greater than the number of living people using the website. The situation raises numerous questions about the privacy of deceased people's data.
Facebook Illicitly Processed User E-mail Data
ElMundo, 19 April 2019, 12:42
Facebook user data managing gets another black eye – this time, a representatives of the service admitted that the service used data obtained from e-mail accounts of about 1.5 million users without the consent of individual persons.
Facebook Stored Unencrypted User Passwords
Frozen, 22 March 2019, 22:17
Passwords of hundreds of millions of Facebook users were stored on company servers in unencrypted form since at least seven years, reports KrebsOnSecurity.
Facebook paid users for sensitive data
Bart Swiatek, 31 January 2019, 13:57
Tech Crunch reports that Facebook used a special app to collect the data of its users for money.
Facebook accused of tricking minors into online purchases
Bart Swiatek, 28 January 2019, 12:23
A group of users brought a collective action against Facebook, accusing the company tricking minors into online purchases.