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Facebook may have snuck an app into China's App Store

Facebook may have snuck an app into China's App Store The app, reportedly called "Colorful Balloons" is apparently a Chinese version of Facebook's photo-sharing app, Moments.S version, which requires a Facebook account, Colorful Balloons uses WeChat — the messaging app that's nearly universal in China.

Facebook quietly bought a startup that can manipulate videos

Facebook quietly bought a startup that can manipulate videos Fake news, it's a big deal on Facebook, and we might just be getting more of it in the form of videos.The German-based startup Fayteq has software that is able to remove or add objects in videos, even live ones, and add effects to them.

Publishers put down pitchforks for Facebook, proceed into original video with caution

Publishers put down pitchforks for Facebook, proceed into original video with caution For all of Facebook's big talk about video, it was still just part of the almighty News Feed.That's enough to convince publishers, who have spent years contorting to fit into Facebook's plans, that Watch could be big.

Here's how to turn off autoplay videos on Facebook and Twitter

Here's how to turn off autoplay videos on Facebook and Twitter Facebook and Twitter turn this setting on by default to juice the view numbers for publishers and advertisers.But for users, it can be annoying at the least and, in some cases, downright disturbing—especially around violent news events.

Van Gogh's iconic 'Sunflowers' paintings will be reunited for the first time ever, on Facebook VR

Van Gogh's iconic 'Sunflowers' paintings will be reunited for the first time ever, on Facebook VR For years, Van Gogh's iconic Sunflowers paintings have been scattered across the world, displayed in museums across Tokyo, London, Amsterdam, Munich and Philadelphia.But they'll get a chance to come together for the first time in history — thanks to Facebook.

Your next Spotify suggestion could come from Facebook Messenger

Your next Spotify suggestion could come from Facebook Messenger Facebook Messenger uses an AI assistant called 'M' to suggest Uber rides and remind you to pay a friend back.Just type "play music" or "listen to music" or another variety of that.

Facebook is actively deleting shares of 'The Daily Stormer' article on Heather Heyer

Facebook is actively deleting shares of 'The Daily Stormer' article on Heather Heyer The social network is actively removing posts that link to a disparaging article by neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer.The piece personally attacks Heather Heyer, who was murdered over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Facebook's mobile redesign makes reading easier but it's kind of just really gray

Facebook's mobile redesign makes reading easier but it's kind of just really gray To that end, it's pushing out a News Feed redesign that really just makes it all flatter and more gray, the company announced Tuesday.The biggest change is in the comments, where each reply is in its own bubble, kind of like Apple's iMessage.

Facebook is adding daily deals from Ebay to its marketplace

Facebook is adding daily deals from Ebay to its marketplace The social network said Tuesday that it will begin offering a selection of sales promotions from the e-commerce site's "Daily Deals" program on the mobile version of Marketplace, TechCrunch first reported.“We're conducting a test to determine if people are interested in shopping for discounted products when they visit Marketplace,” Facebook product Akash Anand said in a statement.

Instagram is updating its comments with conversation threads

Instagram is updating its comments with conversation threads Today, Instagram announced a major upgrade to its comments section that will let people thread different conversations under a single post.The feature was first reported as a test on Android apps earlier this summer, but now, the company is adding threaded comments to everyone's accounts on both Android and iOS.

Neo-Nazi website retreats into the dark web after everyone dumps them

Neo-Nazi website retreats into the dark web after everyone dumps them The neo-Nazi website has moved to the dark web, after three different domain services booted them out.The site's official Twitter account tweeted the site's new dark web address and called on supporters to install Tor:  On Tuesday, GoDaddy gave Daily Stormer a 24-hour warning before removing them as a client.

After Charlottesville, tech companies are forced to take action against hate speech

After Charlottesville, tech companies are forced to take action against hate speech One focus of tech companies' efforts has been to quell The Daily Stormer, a website launched in 2013 by neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin.Recently The Daily Stormer gained mainstream attention for their bigotry in Charlottesville.

Mark Zuckerberg slams neo-Nazis and 'polarization' after Charlottesville

Mark Zuckerberg slams neo-Nazis and 'polarization' after Charlottesville We can now add Mark Zuckerberg to the growing list of CEOs and public figures who have weighed in on the events of Charlottesville.Writing in a Facebook post Wednesday, the CEO said white supremacists and neo-Nazis are a "disgrace," while criticizing the "polarization in our culture.

Instagram just released a new update that'll completely change how your respond to DMs

Instagram just released a new update that'll completely change how your respond to DMs It pretty much puts an Instagram in your private Instagram, automatically, on Instagram.Already, young users on Instagram, under the age of 25, spend 32 minutes per day using the app.

From 4chan to Gab: Where hate speech is thriving online

From 4chan to Gab: Where hate speech is thriving online There’s nobody saying 'no, we stand for free speech.After that, Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin said—on Gab—that he was "Gab 100%.

Facebook announced major updates that redefine the news feed and birthday posts

Facebook announced major updates that redefine the news feed and birthday posts ” To limit this, during the coming weeks Facebook will begin demoting stories that feature fake video play buttons and static images disguised as videos in the news feed.Hamodi continues, “Authentic communication is one of our core news feed values, and we know our community values it.

Facebook is finally purging annoying fake videos from your News Feed

Facebook is finally purging annoying fake videos from your News Feed The social network is tweaking its algorithm so you'll see static memes disguised as videos and images with fake play buttons way less often.Spammers have been flooding the site with these trick formats to take advantage of Facebook's fanatical focus on promoting video above other types of content.

'Simpsons' fan creates handy way of remembering the counties of Ireland

'Simpsons' fan creates handy way of remembering the counties of Ireland There are people who enjoy The Simpsons and then there are people who love The Simpsons so much that they think in terms of the long-running comedy.Brian Quinn is one such member of the latter group.