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ANALYSIS The British Government has given a clear indication that it will launch an advertising blitz to fight Facebook's move to roll out encrypted messaging to all its apps.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Tech giant Facebook has joined the ID2020 Alliance, a global public-private partnership committed to shape the future of digital ID and ensure technologies are designed and implemented in ways that are privacy-protecting, user-controlled, equitable, and interoperable.

Published in Apps

Social media giant Facebook says it has fixed the problems that led to a major outage of its services — Facebook itself, Messenger and Instagram — on Thursday Australian time.

Published in Security

Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Messenger are suffering a prolonged outage across a number of countries, with the social media firm saying it is aware of a problem in some areas, but denying that it is due to a DDoS attack.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 10:55

Facebook’s Scheeler new man at the top of CeBIT

Former Facebook Australia and New Zealand chief executive Stephen Scheeler has been appointed chairman of CeBIT Australia.

Published in People Moves

The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking the unsealing of records in a case where the US Government asked Facebook to break encryption on voice messages between users of its Messenger system, and was denied.

Published in Technology Regulation

Facebook has seen a massive decrease in the number of monthly page visits in the US, falling from 8.5 billion to 4.7 billion in the last two years, according to a study by market research company SimilarWeb.

Published in Entertainment

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has started an inquiry into regulation of wholesale mobile voice and SMS services – and whether to vary or revoke the domestic mobile terminating access service declaration or to make a new declaration.

It's World Emoji Day on 17 July, with Facebook revealing well over over 900 million emojis are shared on Messenger each day, with more facts and figures to make you reach for smiling emojis and more.

Published in Apps

If you're in business and want to deliver personalised yet automated customer service through Facebook Messenger and Web applications, then shipping, mailing, data and commerce experts Pitney Bowes want to send you a message.

Published in Business Software

If you're plagued by slow Internet connectivity, or have an older Android device or one running Android Go, but still want video calls, Facebook Messenger Lite has a video message for you.

Published in Apps

Facebook has looked back at its Messenger and the messaging trends that shaped 2017, "uncovering interesting data about how people are messaging with each other and businesses – over two billion messages were exchanged between people and businesses each month".

Published in Development

Apple Music subscribers who also use Facebook Messenger are getting the message that you can listen to complete songs in the app, with 30 second grabs for iOS and Android non-subscribers.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 04 May 2017 14:42

Games on Messenger boost content

There are now a surprising amount of ways to fill in dead time you may have. Whether it is on the commute, standing in line for a coffee, or simply lounging on the couch, the opportunity to play game-slices on the go is multitude. One you may not have explored, and which is getting additional content this week is gaming on the Facebook Messenger app.

Published in Entertainment

Microsoft, an early investor in Facebook, has finally been rewarded with native Facebook and Messenger apps for Windows 10, and an official Instagram app for Windows 10 mobile.

Published in Apps
Thursday, 14 April 2016 09:03

Face bots to sell you stuff

As if Facebook didn’t intrude on your life already its new intelligent Face Bots – sorry Chat bots - will now tailor messages to you.

Published in Apps

Facebook’s Messenger app has seen users quadruple in less than two years since its launch with more than 800 million people now using the service every month.

Published in Apps

ChatSim Unlimited has arrived nearly a year after the original ChatSim was introduced, billed as ‘the solution to your roaming problems’ for all instant messaging apps.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:23

Zuckerberg's Facebook app to lose Messenger

Facebook users will soon be forced to have two separate apps if they want to chat, with the company announcing it will be removing Messenger from its iOS and Android apps, forcing users to download the standalone versions instead.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 12:25

BlackBerry considering Messenger spin-off

BlackBerry is attempting to separate its BlackBerry Messenger service into a separate business to compete with iMessage and WhatsApp, according to fresh reports.

Published in Mobility
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