Facebook Overview Updated October 17, 2018


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Facebook is the most popular social media service in the world with more than 2 billion monthly active users as of June 2017.

Facebook was launched in February of 2004 for college students and then rapidly grew as it opened the service to more than those with a .edu email address.

In 2012 the social media giant offered its IPO and Facebook earned the title of the fastest company to grow to $250 billion market capitalization in the S&P 500.

Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg has shared that it’s not enough to connect the world, the social media service also needs to bring the world closer together. One of its recent efforts to do so is the “Good Adds Up” campaign.

Facebook Stories October 17

Facebook Portal privacy walkback: company admits will collect data for ad-serving

When Facebook entered the smart speaker business last week, it was keen to stress that it understood potential concerns about the privacy of Facebook Portal and Portal+ devices.

The company said then that four forms of protection were employed …

Facebook Stories October 13

After originally disclosing its latest data breach last month, Facebook yesterday offered more details to users. The social network revealed that hackers obtained data from some 30 million users, and while that number is down from the initial 50 million user estimate, it still represents an alarming number of people.

Here’s how to check whether your data was included in the latest Facebook breach.

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Facebook Stories October 12

Two weeks ago, Facebook announced that a flaw with its “View As” feature allowed hackers to compromise up to 50 million accounts. Today, the company is out with more specific details on the security breach and has shared exactly what information was stolen and for how many users.

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Facebook takes down fake accounts with millions of followers in run-up to US midterms

Facebook says it has taken down hundreds of fake accounts with millions of followers in the run-up to the US midterm elections …

Facebook Stories October 11

Facebook makes 3D Photos available for iPhone Portrait mode shots

After announcing its new 3D Photos back in May at its F8 conference, Facebook has made the feature available to all users today.

Facebook Stories October 8

Facebook has entered the smart speaker market, attempting to battle Amazon Echo and Google Home. The Facebook Portal is more tablet than speaker, with both models featuring large touchscreens. The natural comparison is the Echo Show, and Facebook is undercutting slightly on the price. The entry-level Facebook Portal will sell for $199, launching in November. The Portal+ is in the Apple HomePod price range, priced at $349.

The Portal touts a 10-inch display and the Portal+ has a 15-inch panel — so big. They both feature webcams with video calls using Facebook webcams, and it integrates Amazon Alexa to provide most of its smart speaker features.

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