Facebook, Instagram convince iOS users to allow for app tracking to remain free

Facebook and Instagram want people to allow for app tracking on iOS, following the introduction of iOS 14.5 that will stop them from doing so Apple recently toughened its privacy features with the introduction of iOS 14.5, which makes app tracking just an option users can opt out of. However, Facebook is hell-bent on convincing people as to why they should let it collect their data.  Both Facebook and Instagram have started showing pop-ups to iOS users with an aim to sell them the idea of app tracking but with…

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Facebook tool will let users transfer posts and notes to Google Docs, Blogger, WordPress

Facebook says that the new data probability types will help users directly transfer their notes and posts to Google Docs, Blogger and WordPress.com. Facebook has announced the launch of two new data probability types to give people more control over their data. These include Facebook posts and notes. Facebook says that the new data probability types will help users directly transfer their notes and posts to Google Docs, Blogger and WordPress.com. “These updates extend the reach of the tool that already enables people to transfer their photos and videos to…

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Facebook to soon allow Messenger users to directly chat with WhatsApp users on the platform

Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp new feature: A new leak now shows another example of integration between the two biggest social media platforms – Facebook and WhatsApp. Let’s take a look.  We all know that the social media giant Facebook is working towards connecting all its apps together with the aim to deliver a seamless user experience. The social media platform has already released some features previously that integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook with one another. A new leak now shows another example of integration between the two biggest social media platforms…

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Facebook to label posts about COVID-19 vaccines to curb misinformation

Facebook has begun adding labels to posts that discuss the safety of the COVID-19 shots, will expand the COVID-19 information center to Instagram. Hardly a month goes by without Facebook criticism for mishandling information. The recent explosion of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation on the platform has yet again put the social media network credibility under question.  While lawmakers and researchers arrainged Facebook for allowing vaccine misinformation to spread on its platform, the social media network taking the issue into the matter has said that it launching a tool that will label all posts…

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How to stop Facebook from collecting your data

Here’s how in a few simple steps you can stop Facebook from collecting your personal data and daily usage data on Android and iOS. Here we will be detailing how you can stop Facebook from tracking your online activity. Facebook has been under the scanner for how it handles the private data of its users since its Cambridge Analytica scandal. The company is also facing heat for WhatsApp‘s privacy policy that states that user data will be shared across all of its apps. Another Facebook feature that raises privacy concerns is its ‘off-Facebook activity-tracking…

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Facebook’s Move to Collect WhatsApp User Data Under Investigation in Turkey

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The Turkish Competition Board said on Monday it launched an investigation into WhatsApp and its owner Facebook after the messaging app asked users to agree to let Facebook collect user data including phone numbers and locations. In a written statement, the Competition Board said it ruled the data-collection requirement should be suspended until the probe is complete. “The Competition Board has opened an investigation into Facebook and WhatsApp and suspended the requirement to share Whatsapp data,” it said. WhatsApp updated its terms of service last Wednesday, allowing Facebook and its…

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