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How to send money on Facebook

In case you weren't already aware, you can now use Facebook Messenger to send or request money, which will allow you to skirt the fees oft-associated with services like Venmo. Here's how to use it.
Computing

Facebook appears set on crafting custom silicon for augmented reality devices

Facebook's latest job postings are seeking engineers and developers for custom augmented reality chipsets, and seem to support speculation that the company is looking to produce AR glasses.
Social Media

Facebook is paying cash rewards if you find vulnerabilities in third-party apps

As part of efforts to put the Cambridge Analytica scandal and related issues behind it, Facebook said this week it's expanding its bug bounty program to include third-party apps and websites that could potentially misuse its data.
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Facebook expands fact-checking net to try to catch doctored photos and videos

Facebook is now fact-checking images and video along with articles, using third-party organizations. New A.I. helps flag potential fakes for human review, but user flags and comments still help recognize what content might not be accurate.
Social Media

Looking to officially rid your inbox of Facebook messages? Here's how

Deleting messages from Facebook Messenger is almost as easy as scrolling through your News Feed. Here, we show you how to delete an entire conversation or a single message, both of which take seconds.
Computing

Watch live: Twitter and Facebook executives testify before Congress

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter appear before Congress today to address Russian meddling in US elections, and bias against conservatives. Lawmakers remain skeptical that technology companies can self-govern.
Social Media

Are Facebook, Instagram taking a Labor Day break? Users report downtime globally

Facebook, the world’s number one social media platform, and subsidiary Instagram are apparently taking some holiday breaks on Labor Day. As of this writing, Facebook and Instagram were facing more than 30 minutes of downtime.
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How to Use Facebook: The unofficial user manual

With more than 2 billion monthly active users, Facebook has become the go-to social network. If you're new to the site, our comprehensive guide will lay out both the network's fundamentals and its more intricate functionality.
Social Media

How to link your Instagram, Facebook accounts for unrivaled social synchronization

Instagram and Facebook go hand in hand. Here's how you can make the most of the superior integration offered by the two social media behemoths, which should help your pics gain more exposure in the long run.
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Facebook responds to Myanmar genocide report, bans accounts that reached millions

The UN has released a report accusing the military in Myanmar of crimes against humanity -- and Facebook banned 20 people and organizations shortly after. The social network is widely used in the country as a source of news.
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Spurred by a federal discrimination lawsuit, Facebook is cleaning up ads

HUD has filed an official complaint claiming Facebook's ad targeting options violate housing discrimination laws. Days later, Facebook said it would be removing 5,000 ad-targeting options.
Social Media

Facebook, Twitter boot accounts tied to Iran, Russia for coordinated deception

Around a million users followed Facebook and Instagram accounts linked to coordinated groups that misrepresented themselves and had ties to Iran and Russia. The social networks said that the groups were removed for coordinated deception.
Computing

Oculus ‘Santa Cruz’ VR headset may arrive in the first quarter of 2019

Oculus may introduce a mid-tier VR headset during the Oculus Connect 5 conference in September. This is an assumption based on a response regarding the “Santa Cruz” headset that sources now claim will arrive in 2019's first quarter.
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Facebook’s ‘trustworthiness’ scores weed out fake news, false user reports

Do you report posts that are actually fake, or just the ones that you don't agree with? Facebook is now keeping track. Users who have a higher "trustworthiness" score will get flagged posts reviewed sooner than bad actors.
Mobile

Department of Justice asks judge to force Facebook to decrypt Messenger

The Department of Justice and Facebook are embroiled in a legal dispute over the future of Messenger's privacy policies. The government is demanding it decrypt Messaenger to allow for wiretapping of criminal suspects. Facebook is refusing…
Social Media

New deal suggests Facebook is looking to add sweet interactive tools for Live

Facebook now owns a company that specializes in creating interactive live video experiences with polls, viewer comments, and more. Vidpresso says the change will help it bring the interactive tools to more users.
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Kids can now initiate a friend request on Messenger Kids by using a password

Facebook's messaging app for the under-13 crowd required parents, not kids, to initiate the process of adding a friend. Now kids can start the process by using a unique passphrase -- a feature that still requires parental approval.
Features

The numbers don’t lie: Facebook is faltering. So what will eventually replace it?

Facebook is faltering, and the data prove it. User growth is slowing, employee outlooks are dipping, and young people are looking elsewhere. But for Facebook to fail, an alternative must arise. Who will it be?