Facebook algorithms 'will identify terrorists'

In a letter describing the plan, he said algorithms would eventually be able to spot terrorism, violence, bullying and even prevent suicide.

He admitted Facebook had previously made mistakes in the content it had removed from the website.

But he said it would take years for the necessary algorithms to be developed.

Signal messaging app rolls out encrypted video calling

The Signal app, which is widely considered the most secure of all other encrypted messaging apps, released video calling feature on Tuesday for both Android and iOS in a new update.

Developed by open source software group Open Whisper System, Signal is a free and open source messaging application specially designed for Android and iOS users to make secure and encrypted messages and voice calls.

Even the Signal Protocol powers the end-to-end encryption built into WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Google Allo's Incognito mode as well.

What does this purple bird mean?

If not, it will be only a matter of time before this weird little fellow is as familiar on your feed as a thumbs-up.

Trash Dove, a Facebook sticker which has bowled over social media in Asia, is the cartoon baby of American artist Syd Weiler.

The Florida-based illustrator drew the bird in September 2016 and subsequently created a set of Facebook stickers in January 2017.

Facebook is coming to a TV near you

Facebook (FBTech30said Tuesday it plans to launch apps for Apple (AAPLTech30) TV, Amazon (

Hey Facebook, stop confusing your users with “Friends Day”

Well, what is it? Didn’t we celebrate Friendship Day, which is also recognized by the UN, on the first Sunday of August or July 30?

Well, it appears that Facebook wants that the users celebrate company’s birthday as Friends Day. To lure them into doing so, Facebook is here with a dancing humanoid robot that’s made out of emojis and images of your “best” friends.

Facebook, Google to help fight fake news ahead of French elections

Google and Facebook are partnering with journalists to help prevent fake news stories from spreading during France's presidential election.

Google News Lab and the non-profit First Draft News have launched a verification project called "CrossCheck" that will help French newsrooms identify and quickly debunk hoaxes, rumors and other false claims.

At least 17 major news organizations are taking part in the project, including Le Monde, Agence France-Presse (AFP), Liberation, BuzzFeed and France Medias Monde, which manages Radio France Internationale and TV station France 24.

Is Sweden's deputy PM trolling Donald Trump in Facebook photo?

Isabella Lovin, who is also the country's climate minister, published a photo that shows her signing a new law surrounded by female colleagues.

The image has drawn comparisons with Mr Trump's photo in which no women were present.

Within hours the post was shared and liked thousands of times on Facebook.

"Wonderful Picture! Hope you sent it to the man on the other side of the ocean," writes one user.

"Make the Planet Great Again!" writes another.

How Facebook is starting to tackle fake news in your news feed

In November it was reported the company had an unofficial task force working on the problem.

Buzzfeed report showed that there was more engagement on fake news stories around the US election than real news.

Now, Facebook has promised to reprioritise fake news on its pages.

Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case

The jury found Oculus, which Facebook bought in 2014, used computer code belonging to video game developer Zenimax to launch its own VR headset.

Oculus said it was "disappointed" and would appeal against the ruling.

The case threatened to overshadow Facebook's latest results, which showed it enjoyed a strong end to the year.

Facebook's net profit more than doubled to $3.6bn in the fourth quarter.

Facebook adds FIDO U2F Security Keys Feature for secure logins

We have always been advising you to enable two-factor authentication — or 2FA — to secure your online accounts, a process that requires users to manually enter, typically a six-digit secret code generated by an authenticator app or received via SMS or email.

So even if somehow hackers steal your login credentials, they would not be able to access your account without one-time password sent to you.

But, Are SMS-based one-time passwords Secure?