Social Media

Facebook Fined €1.2M For Privacy Violations in Spain

Another privacy-related fine for Facebook in Europe: The Spanish data protection regulator has issued a €1.2M (~$1.4M) fine against the social media behemoth for a series of violations regarding its data-harvesting activities. Spain’s AEPD said an investigation into how Facebook collects, stores and uses data for advertising purposes found it is doing so without obtaining adequate user consent. It says ...

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Facebook Adds a Dedicated ‘Movies’ Section Offering Showtimes And Ticket Sales

Some Facebook users have noticed a new section called “Movies” appearing in the mobile app’s main navigation. The feature, which has just appeared for many U.S. Facebook users, offers a way to see which movies are playing nearby, available showtimes and a list of local theaters and their movie selections. The section is powered through an integration with Fandango’s and ...

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Facebook is Testing Features to Help You Make New Friends

Facebook wants to show you more of what you have in common with potential new friends and make sure you don’t forget about your old ones either. The company is rolling out a feature that allows you to get a closer look at your friend’s buddies. It’s not only showcasing connections you’ve yet to make but a lot of current ...

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LinkedIn Raises its Ad Tech Game, Launches Audience Network Across ‘Tens of Thousands’ Of Sites And Apps

Facebook has set the pace for how social networks can grow their advertising revenues by leveraging advances and ad tech and the information that they collect about users and their interests through the social graph. Now LinkedIn — the career-focused social network owned by Microsoft with some 500 million registered users — is hoping to step up its game in ...

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Remember When WhatsApp Didn’t Want to Make Money

WhatsApp is preparing to make money by facilitating conversations between bussiness and consumers. It’s a great move. Messaging is huge, and there is vast scope for bringing brands and businesses on board. It’s a process that’s been happening for years, predominantly with Asia-based chat apps that let users follow official accounts, but enterprising business people in emerging markets have long found ...

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Facebook & Instagram Help Put African To­urism On the Social Media Map

KIGALI, Rwanda, Augu­st 31, 2017/ — Atte­nding the Annual Wor­ld Tourism Conference in Rwanda, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) and Instagram repr­esentatives were in Kigali this week (28­-31 August) to discu­ss and explore ways in which social media can be used to eff­ectively drive touri­sm growth across the Continent. Showcasi­ng how both platforms can be used as a tool to creatively he­lp change ...

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WhatsApp is Testing Verified Business Accounts

Messaging giant WhatsApp is experimenting with giving businesses verified accounts on its platform. In an FAQ on its website the company notes that some business accounts will be displayed with a green tick badge next to them — which denotes that WhatsApp has “confirmed” their phone number belongs to a business account, though it does not specify what kind of ...

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Facebook Announces New Ways To Enjoy Memories with Friends

Facebook today announced new ways users can enjoy Memories – a tool that makes it easier for people to see and share old memories with friends on the platform. The company’s goal is to create a supportive environment that allows people to authentically express their feelings, connect with what matters to them, and come together online as well as in ...

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