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?

Free Download YouTube, Facebook videos with iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac

Media houses are shifting towards and video format, and the existing video sharing websites are bringing new features. So, in such a scenario, the need to download and save videos for later viewing is naturally expected to rise.

This need makes iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac your perfect companion and helps you get all online videos in few clicks. It advertises itself as the fastest video downloader with support for more than 10,000+ websites, including the biggies like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, and VEVO.

Facebook to roll out fake news tools in Germany

The world's largest social network said it would enable German users to flag potentially false stories.

The stories will then be passed to third-party fact-checkers and if found to be unreliable, will be marked in users' news feeds as "disputed".

It is the first major rollout of the fake news features announced by Facebook in December.

Facebook 'to launch ads within videos'

The ads would probably first appear in Facebook videos by professional publishers, said one analyst.

To date, the social network has resisted allowing "pre-roll" ads that play before a video starts.

Publishers would receive 55% of revenue from mid-roll ad sales, according to tech site Recode.

Facebook declined to comment.

"Advertisers are super keen on video advertising," said Eleni Marouli, at analyst company IHS Markit.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg takes up challenge to tour US

He posted that this year's personal challenge is to "have visited and met people in every state in the US".

The 32-year-old tech titan added that he needs to travel to about 30 states to fulfil the pledge.

His previous New Year challenges have included running 365 miles, reading 25 books and learning Mandarin.

The US tour comes amid speculation that a future personal challenge by Mr Zuckerberg could include running for president of the United States.