Battle of the tech titans: Apple and Facebook over data privacy

Facebook is shutting down an app that paid $20 a month to people aged between 13 and 35 for allowing it to collect data on their iPhones, which according to Apple breached its privacy policies. The “ Facebook Research” app enabled the social network to monitor a user’s web and phone activity, including how they…

There was time when you searched Google, but now Google searches you

In Zuboff ‘s view Google’s original aim of making all the world’s information accessible mutated into a ruthless domineering to make money by exploiting and modifying human behaviour, by serving up ads to users just when they are most susceptible to persuasion and generating wants they did not know they had. Google is following a…

WhatsApp new payments function via messaging App in India

WhatsApp has streamlined its new payments function via the messaging app service to become the quickest way to take orders from small business customers and is the easiest way to take their payments in India. Since May 2018, over 1 million Indians have been testing a new payments function in the messaging app, which is…

Facebook shares tumble by 20 per cent

Facebook shares fell by more than 20 per cent on Wednesday after the social media network’s revenue and user growth fell short of investor expectations. The firm had 2.3 billion monthly active users at the end of June 2018, which was 11 per cent up from June 2017, the slowest growth in more than two…

Facebook facing huge fines over Whatsapp merger

The European Commission is poised to fine Facebook for misleading authorities during its takeover of WhatsApp the messaging service in 2014 according to the latest case of Brussels flexing their muscles. The commission will not reverse its decision on the merger itself but is expected to levy a large penalty to deter other groups from…

Now WhatsApp Video Calling

Facebook-owned, WhatsApp, the instant messaging app on Tuesday 15th November 2016, launched its video calling feature with over billion users. The feature will be available on all platforms – Android, iOS and Windows. WhatsApp started with messaging, Group Chat and voice calling. When you receive the WhatsApp app update with the video calling feature you…

Globally most popular Whatsapp reaches one billion users

WhatsApp, a proprietary  cross-platform instant messaging client for smartphones reached one billion users which is nearly one in seven people on Earth use the App each month to share vital information including text messages, images, video, user location and audio messages, during natural disasters, health emergencies, dating, growing a small business. WhatsApp began as a…