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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Admits Copying Features from Rival Apps

Big tech is facing intense scrutiny from US regulators. America big four tech companies – including Facebook Inc., Amazon Inc., Google by Alphabet, and...
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Two Kenyans Selected to join the Facebook Community Accelerator Program

Facebook has today announced the 12 African community leaders who have been selected to join its Community Accelerator. Facebook’s Community Accelerator program is a six-month...
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Facebook Continued to Share User Data With Developers Longer Than Promised

Facebook has come clean, saying they shared user data with third-party developers longer than they had promised. The US Social media giant found itself...
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The Facebook Ad Boycott Campaign is Gaining Steam

Advertisers around the world are joining the Facebook ad boycott organized by several civil rights and other advocacy groups. In a campaign dubbed Stop Hate...
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WhatsApp Debuts A Digital Payments System in Brazil

The Facebook-owned instant messaging app, WhatsApp, has just launched a digital payments service in Brazil. Through the payment service which is integrated into the chat...
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Facebook Launches Programme To Meet Digital Literacy Needs Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Facebook has today launched a new digital literacy programme designed to equip young people across Sub-Saharan Africa with digital skills needed to navigate the...
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Scientists Funded By Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Urge Facebook To Do More On Misinformation

Over 400 scientists funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have in an open letter sent to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urged him to do...
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Facebook starts labelling posts by ‘state-controlled media’

Tech giant Facebook has begun labeling posts by state-controlled media on its platform to notify users. These labels will be placed on the Ad...
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Facebook and Red Cross Launch Campaign Calling for Vigilance against Covid-19 in Africa

Facebook and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are partnering to launch #AfricaTogether – a digital campaign and two-day festival on June...
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Facebook Wants To Verify the Identity of People Behind High-Reach Profiles

Facebook plans to start verifying the identity of individual accounts that regularly go viral on the platform. In a blog post published yesterday, the social...
Trump Bans TikTok and WeChat in Newly Signed Executive Order

Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Tech Companies

US President Donald Trump has yesterday signed an executive order aimed at cracking down on tech companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter. This follows...

Facebook Partners With Telcos To Build A 37000km, 180Tbps Undersea Cable To Serve Africa

Facebook has partnered with several telcos in Africa to bring faster internet connectivity. The social media giant together with a consortium of Telcos including...
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Facebook SDK Bug Crashes Major iOS Apps including Spotify, TikTok and Tinder

Last night several iOS users took it on Twitter complaining about app crashes. The most affected apps were major apps which are presumably used...

Maina Kiai among 20 members appointed to the Facebook oversight board to moderate content

Kenya’s Maina Kiai is among the three Africans that have been appointed as Board Members to the newly created Oversight Board for Facebook and...
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Facebook Scales Back Ambitious Libra Project, Plans To Launch Later in 2020

Facebook Inc., together with its partners, is now scaling back on the Libra project which was marketed as futuristic global money. After being met...
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Facebook launches its Coronavirus Information Center in Kenya and 16 other African countries

After launching in South Africa, Facebook is now expanding its Coronavirus Information Center to 17 more countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Information Centers form...
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Google and Facebook: Coronavirus Outbreak To Result In Less Content Moderation

The ongoing pandemic has had its adverse effects on the human population as well as the economy. More people have shifted to work from...

Facebook Revenues Adversely Affected By Coronavirus Pandemic Despite Usage Growth

With various countries under total lockdown, internet usage has recorded a sudden increase which is nearly overwhelming the infrastructure. Social media usage has also...
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Facebook Sued In Australia Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Barely a year after the FTC reached an agreement with Facebook to settle the Cambridge Analytica issue, the issue is still haunting them. In the...
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Facebook Sues Namecheap For Allowing Registration Of Domains That Could Be Mistaken For Its...

Facebook has sued Domain registrar, Namecheap, together with WhoisGuard, the company’s proxy service. The lawsuit claims that the domain registrar allowed users to register...

Facebook Cancels Its 2020 F8 Developer Conference Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

The Novel Coronavirus outbreak has put the world to a standstill. Conferences have been cancelled, and some companies have closed shops waiting for the...
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Facebook To Ban Misleading Ads On Corona Virus

Facebook will ban all ads that mislead people about the on-going novel coronavirus outbreak. The company says they will ban all ads that promise...
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Shopify Joins Facebook-led Libra Association, Months After High Profile Members Exit

Facebook Libra has received the first new member, ever since the exit trend kicked off in the wake of regulatory scrutiny from the US. Shopify...
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Facebook Promises To Improve User Data Security After Several Breaches

Facebook has promised that they will improve their security protocol to ensure user data is safe, after several breaches. The company's pledge recently surfaced...

Vodafone Quits Facebook Libra Association, To Focus On M-Pesa Expansion To More Countries

Facebook's Libra project has been heavily criticized over the parent's company issues with how it handled customer data in the past. The Libra Association...
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TikTok was the Second Most Downloaded App in 2019, Surpassing Facebook and Messenger

TikTok has been, with no doubt, one of the most popular apps in 2019. This has been advantageous to the parent company ByteDance –...
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Phone Numbers Of 267 Million Facebook Users Exposed Online In A Data Breach

Millions of Facebook users have had their data being exposed online. This follows a discovery by security researchers who found an unsecured database containing...

Facebook Wants To Build Its Own Operating System To Cut Reliance On Android

Being the social media giant of this era, Facebook also wants to reduce dependence on other companies and competitors as well. The company has...
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Facebook Can Still Track You Even with Location Settings Off

Facebook can still track you even with your location settings off, the company admitted in a letter to US senators. And that is possible...

Facebook Might be Blocked From Integrating WhatsApp, Instagram, And Messenger

Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced that the company plans to unify all of its three platforms - WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger – to operate...
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Facebook rebrands its parent company with a new logo

Facebook is just Facebook, but that is not true. The parent company, Facebook Inc., owns three different social media platforms, including Instagram, WhatsApp, and...

Facebook says it will let UK election candidates run false Ads

In what comes as no surprise, Facebook has said it will allow UK political candidates to run fake ads on the platform. Facebook says...

Forget the Critics; Facebook Keeps Growing

Despite all the criticism thrown at Facebook, the company keeps going bigger, making ends meet in terms of revenue. The company's latest quarterly earnings...
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Twitter is Working on Policy Changes To Combat Deep Fakes

As good as Artificial Intelligence sounds, and actually is, it also comes with its cons. One of the biggest threats in recent times has...
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Libra Season About to End? Visa, Mastercard, Stripe and Mercado Pago Call it Quits

Barely a week after PayPal exited the Libra Association; other U.S payment companies have followed suit. As on Friday 11th, Visa, MasterCard, Mercado Pago,...
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Facebook Expands its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme To 10 Countries Across Sub-Saharan Africa

After launching its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, and Senegal, Facebook is expanding the program in more African countries. For the...
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Facebook has opened a small Business Group Operations Centre in Nigeria

Facebook in partnership with Teleperformance, has announced the opening of its first Small Business Group (SBG) Operations Centre in Lagos, Nigeria. The SBG will...
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PayPal Pulls out of Facebook’s Libra Association

In addition to troubles Facebook has been going through over sceptical regulators around the world, PayPal Holdings Inc. has pulled out of the Libra...

New Proposed Bill Will Require WhatsApp and Facebook Group Admins To Be Registered with...

A new Bill headed to Parliament this week could require all Facebook and WhatsApp group administrators to be registered with the Communication Authority (CA)....
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Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps over the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

As an update to the on-going crackdown on apps with access to user info, Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps since 2018....
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France says it will block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe

Two months later since Facebook officially announced its planned launch of own cryptocurrency Libra, many jabs have been thrown at the company. Since the...
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Facebook Confirms Millions of users’ Phone Numbers have been Exposed Online

Facebook has confirmed the news reports that millions of phone numbers linked with Facebook user accounts have been exposed. The company confirmed to an...
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Facebook Dating Service Officially Launched

After tipping its entry into the dating industry last year, Facebook has officially launched its dating platform dubbed Facebook Dating. The feature rolled out...

Facebook Also Pays Contractors to Transcribe Your Messenger Voice Messages

Enough has been said about Facebook, especially paired along with privacy matters. Despite the fines and warnings, Facebook is not yet done with invading...
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WhatsApp Flaw Could Allow Attackers to Alter Your Messages

Facebook's popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has yet another series of flaws that could let attackers alter your messages.  The flaws have been made...
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Facebook Pressurized to Crack Down on Groups Seeking Fake Amazon Reviews

Facebook is a hub where a variety of activities take place ranging from business, just having fun, the list is endless. The platform has proven...
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Facebook to Add its Name to Instagram and WhatsApp to Indicate it Owns Them

Recently Facebook has been under scrutiny by the EU over its ownership of both Instagram and WhatsApp. According to the EU watchdog, the company...

Big Tech Companies to Be Reviewed By the US over Anti-Competitive Practices

The US Department of Justice yesterday launched a probe to investigate big tech companies on whether they engage in anti-competitive practices. The review will investigate...
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NSO Group’s Malware Now Capable of Spying on Data Stored in iCloud, Reports

The NSO Group, a famous Israel security firm has reportedly developed tools which can be able to scrape data from cloud services. This could...
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Chad Finally Lifts Social Media Ban after More than a Year

Chad has finally lifted its ban on Social media usage after banning the practice over a year ago. The ban was implemented in March...

Facebook Fined $5 Billion over the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has today imposed a roughly $5 Billion fine on Facebook over the company’s most significant data scandal that...

Facebook, MainOne, to grace Nigeria’s #StartupSouth5 conference

Social media giant, Facebook, and West Africa’s largest cable data provider, MainOne is among the top tech companies that will grace the #StartupSouth Startup/Entrepreneurship...
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Upcoming WhatsApp feature will enable you to share your WhatsApp status to Facebook and...

Facebook will soon let you share your WhatsApp stories to different platforms.  Rolled as a beta-feature on June 24, the new feature allows users...
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Threads: Twitter fans pour out on Facebook’s new cryptocurrency Libra

Facebook announced its new digital wallet Libra yesterday in a move to provide minimum to low transaction costs in terms of remittance. Facebook Libra...

Facebook to start ranking comments based on feedback

Facebook, in a push to make the community more meaningful to its users, has introduced a comment ranking feature. The comment ranking feature gives...

Facebook cryptocurrency backed by Visa, MasterCard, Uber, and PayPal

Facebook has been working on its cryptocurrency for some time now. Unlike the regular cryptocurrencies, the company's crypto coin will be a stablecoin- a...

Facebook wants to pay you in exchange for your personal data

Your privacy and personal data is currently at stake with Facebook if you value the pennies the company will offer. From the past we...
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Facebook’s new Cryptocurrency may be launched this month

In case you aren’t aware of Facebook’s cryptocurrency ambitions that have been speculating around, the project will be presented to the public soon. Facebook...
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Facebook bans its apps from being pre-installed on Huawei devices

Huawei devices will no longer have Facebook apps pre-installed. This is just an additional drop to the already existing sea of problems that the...

Firefox deepens privacy protection with default third-party cookie blocking

Dave Camp Firefox’s Senior Vice President in a blog post stated that “we feel that the time is right for the next step in...
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Facebook goes after personality quizzes to fight data leaks

As part of its commitment to privacy and security and also stop data leaks, Facebook has announced that it is clamping down on personality...

Facebook AI researchers create the world’s most detailed population density maps of Africa

Facebook is working closely with key non-profit and research partners to use artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to address large-scale social, health and...

New WhatsApp update stops people from adding you to groups without your permission –...

I belong to the group of people who hates WhatsApp groups. In fact, I think I am in less than 5 of these groups...
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Facebook stored up to 600 million user passwords in plain text

By now you have probably heard of the scary news of how Facebook stored millions of user’s passwords in plain text. The news was...

Vodacom and Facebook partner to launch Facebook Flex in Lesotho

Vodacom has announced a new partnership with Facebook to launch Facebook Flex, a connectivity service that allows peoples to stay connected with news updates...
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Facebooks opening its first Sub-Saharan Africa Content Review Centre in Kenya

Facebook is opening its first content review centre in Sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi Kenya. The company has partnered with Samasource – one of the...

Facebook partners with African NGOs for Safer Internet Day 2019

Tomorrow, on 5th February the world will be celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, a day set aside to promote the safe and positive...

Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

2018 saw Facebook grow its momentum and step up its investment in Africa. Today, more than 139 million people across Sub-Saharan Africa come to...

Cellulant patners with Facebook to launch Augmented Reality (AR) powered try-on experiences on Messenger

Pan-African Payments company, Cellulant, has built Africa’s first Augmented Reality (AR) powered try-on experiences in Facebook Messenger. As part of the roll-out programme, Kenyan...

Instagram wants to share your location history data with Facebook

Instagram is apparently testing a new setting that will allow it to share your location data with its parent company Facebook. According to a...

Facebook launches its fact-checking tool in Kenya to fight fake news

Facebook has announced a new partnership with Africa Check; Africa's first independent fact-checking organisation and AFP, to launch its first Africa Fact-Checking programme in...

Internet Society Partners with Facebook to Expand Internet Connectivity in Africa

The Internet Society is partnering with Facebook to develop Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa. An Internet Exchange Point is where multiple local and...

Six Kenyans selected for Facebook Community Leadership Program

Six Kenyans are among the 116 people worldwide who have been selected to join the Facebook Community Leadership Program. Unveiled in February this year,...

Grow Your Business Sales with Social Media in 2018

Social media has changed the traditional ways of marketing of the business. In 2018, again you have a chance to boost your business sales...

Are You Selling Candles or Light? Insights from Social Media Week Nairobi

Once upon a time, there was a town with two candle makers. One of the candle makers was called John and the other Mark....
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Facebook is working on a ‘’Clear History’’ feature that will let you delete all...

Facebook has announced that it is working a new Clear History feature that will enable users to cookies and history.  This, according to the...

Facebook is reportedly testing Messenger payments in India

It seems like Facebook is looking for more ways to make money other than just advertising. The social network is reportedly testing Messenger payments...

Facebook wants to give you more control over your data, but will it really...

We are all aware of the happenings that have been going on around Facebook over the last couple of weeks. The company has been...

Facebook has suspended jubilee linked data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook has suspended political data analytics company Cambridge Analytica after finding out the company had violated data privacy policies. Facebook in a blog says...

How to remain relevant in the Facebook age of meaningful social interactions

With Facebook announcing that it is pushing brand and publisher content out of news feeds, how can businesses, especially small and medium enterprises in...

Growing Africa’s digital ecosystem by bringing high touch to high tech

The international tech community is nurturing Africa’s digital ecosystem by supporting skills development, technology adoption and the growth of digital businesses across the continent....

Facebook is now offering free audio tracks and sound effects for video makers.

Are you a content creator and always worried about uploading videos on Facebook or Instagram that contains copyrighted music? Well, you will have to...

How to Grow Your Small Business by Using Social Media Effectively

Everyone is acquainted with the significance of social media in every aspect of life. It is to be considered in this modern era that...

Facebook is testing a subscription tool for Instant Articles on Android

Well, most of you probably saw this coming from Facebook but yes, the company is testing a news subscription tool for its Instant Articles...

Facebook is rolling out funded shows for ‘Watch’.

A couple of weeks ago, Facebook introduced Watch, a new platform for shows on Facebook. Watch, according to the social media giant is a...

Facebook and Instagram were down yesterday, here’s why

Most of you probably did not notice this but Facebook and Instagram were temporarily down for a few hours yesterday.  Some users from different...

Facebook announces winners of its First Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

Facebook has finally unveiled the winners of its Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge for developers across the Middle East and Africa. The 3 winners...

Facebook unveils 60 finalists for its Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

Facebook has unveiled the 60 finalists that will battle it out for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. Launched in February 2017, the challenge...

You can now use Reactions emoji to reply to comments on Facebook

You can now add a little happy or angry face to comments that people have posted on Facebook posts. Yes, Facebook has brought its...

Facebook adds Live Location Sharing feature to Messenger

  Facebook has launched a new Messenger tool that will allow users to share their location with others. The Live Location feature will let users...

Facebook is adding a City Guides feature to suggest places and events to visit

Facebook is spreading its wings further to the tourism market. The company has introduced a new feature that will give users suggestions for events and...

Here’s how to add your country’s flag to your profile photo on Facebook

Remember when Facebook just allowed you to add a photo of your country’s flag during a special event or cause? Not anymore. Facebook has...

Looking for a new job? Facebook will now let you apply for it via...

Facebook is getting into the job market to take on LinkedIn. Yes, you heard me right.  In the next few weeks, Page admins in...

Facebook launches Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge for Middle East and Africa

Facebook has launched a Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge for developers across the Middle East and Africa. The challenge will see developers from the...

Facebook rolls out new update on how it ranks Video in News Feeds

Expect to see some changes on how videos will appear on your Facebook news feed from now henceforth. Initially, videos were ranked based on...

Facebook Messenger now Supports video call with up to 50 people

Well, you have been waiting for it, and it's finally here. Facebook Messenger chat app now supports video chat with up to 50 people....
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Facebook partners with fact-checking organizations to flag and rank-down fake news

https://vimeo.com/195753689 Facebook has become a central location for "fake news," hoax stories. Most of the time, the news are purposely meant to deceive people. Those...
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Facebook is testing a Data Saver Mode feature for Messenger to help you save...

  Facebook is reportedly testing out a new feature that will let users cut down its mobile Messenger app's data consumption. The idea behind this...
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Facebook’s Internet Satellite destroyed by SpaceX rocket explosion during launch preparations

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is visiting the country. Kenya is the second country he is  visiting after Nigeria in his first ever trip to...

After Nigeria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now visiting Kenya

After visiting Nigeria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided to make a surprise visit to Kenya this week on his first trip to Africa. Today,...

‘Lifestage’ Facebook’s new app has been created just for teens

Facebook has released a new iOS app just for teens, more specifically, for those under 21. Known as Lifestage, the app allows teens to...

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