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Online education using Facebook,YouTube introduced in Khulna

Khulna district administration on Monday introduced online education on Facebook and YouTube platforms for school students as they have been staying at home for over one month and will have to continue to stay out of their schools until May 30. Khulna Divisional Commissioner Dr Md Anwar Hossain Hawlader inaugurated the digital education programme on Monday. Primarily, expert teachers will ... Read More »

Facebook unveils its plan for oversight board

Facebook has unveiled its plan to create an independent “oversight” board to make decisions over how the network is moderated, reports BBC. The firm insisted the panel, which will hear its first “cases” in 2020, will have the power to override decisions it makes over contentious material and influence new policy. Read More »

Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering

San Francisco, Aug 21 (AP/UNB) — Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. The company said Tuesday that it is adding a section where you can ... Read More »

Facebook rolls out new privacy settings for groups

Facebook is homing in on Facebook groups to help crack down on harmful content on the platform. In a tandem of blog posts this week, Facebook detailed two major changes to its user-created groups feature — one of which will simplify privacy settings across the platform. According to the company, groups will now have just two privacy settings, public or ... Read More »

Privacy watchdogs warn Facebook over Libra currency

Global privacy regulators joined forces Tuesday to demand guarantees from Facebook on how it will protect users’ financial data when it launches its planned cryptocurrency, Libra. The watchdogs from Australia, the US, EU, Britain, Canada and other countries issued an open letter calling on Facebook to respond to more than a dozen concerns over how it will handle sensitive personal ... Read More »

Facebook and friends threaten to libralise the world

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Sydney and Kuala Lumpur, Jul 16 2019 (IPS) – On 17 June, a Facebook white paper proposed a new global digital currency it plans to launch in the first half of 2020. The Libra will be managed by a ‘not for profit’ Swiss-based Facebook-led consortium of ‘for-profit corporations’, with Uber, eBay, Lyft, Mastercard ... Read More »

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by photo glitch

Dhaka, July 3 (UNB) Some Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users cannot upload photos, videos and files. A spokesman for Facebook, which owns all three apps, told BBC News: “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.” Together, the social networks have billions of users worldwide, reports BBC. In March, Facebook and Instagram suffered their longest period ... Read More »

‘Deepfakes’ pose conundrum for Facebook

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday the leading social network is struggling to find ways to deal with “deepfake” videos which have the potential to deceive and manipulate users on a massive scale. Zuckerberg said Facebook is trying to determine whether deepfakes are “a completely different category” of misinformation and added, “there’s a very good case that they are.” ... Read More »

Virtual Facebook currency faces real-world resistance

If Facebook’s new cryptocurrency shouldresonate anywhere it should be India, where the social media giant has more than 300 million followers. Many Indians are shut out of banking and face punitive fees for simpletransactions, like transferring money to their loved ones. But in India as elsewhere, the US company’s ambitions to remake global finance through its “Libra” currency will have ... Read More »

Facebook to unveil new cryp to currency

Facebook is set Tuesday to unveil a bid to bring crypto currency payments into the mainstream, reportedly with the endorsement of governments and financial giants. The world’s biggest social network is expected to outline details of a virtual currency launching next year that it hopes will avoid the roller coaster volatility of “blockchain” technologies such as bitcoin. Facebook is setting ... Read More »

Facebook stops Huawei from pre-installing apps on phones

London, Jun 8 (AP/UNB)  — Facebook said Friday it has stopped letting its apps come pre-installed on smartphones sold by Huawei in order to comply with U.S. restrictions, a move that deals a fresh blow to the Chinese tech giant. The social network said it has suspended providing software for Huawei to put on its devices while it reviews recently ... Read More »