Being stalked from one website to another by persistent advertising is a real issue, but some companies, like Apple, have made strides to try and reduce its impact.
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are two technologies that Apple is taking seriously, one of which is a rumored behind-the-scenes effort while the other has already seen a big platform push with ARKit out in the wild.
After WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum left Facebook earlier this year, Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are also leaving the social networking giant. Facebook had acquired Instagram for $715 billion back in 2012.
Instagram started out as an easy way to share photos, but since its inception the photo- and video-sharing platform has evolved quite a bit. Especially when it comes to shopping.
Instagram wants to make sure that there are a variety of different tools in place to help its users feel safe, whether that’s revealing even more information about certain profiles or offering support for third-party apps that can add a layer of security to logging in.
Facebook’s privacy issues just continue to mount. The company has removed over 400 apps from its platform this year due to the way they handled user data. Now, in a blog post, Facebook’s VP of Product Partnerships Ime Archibong says the company has banned an app called ‘myPersonality’ due to a potential privacy breach.
Mobile VPN apps are pretty common these days. Facebook acquired one back in 2013 called Onavo Protect, but it looks like its time in the App Store is coming to an end.
Facebook has not been shy about copying features from other popular social platforms, none more than Snapchat, which has seen plenty of its features seen the light of day in the Facebook-owned Instagram.
A WSJ article earlier today talked about Facebook potentially shoring up financial data from banks by asking them “to share detailed financial information about their customers, including card transactions and checking-account balances.” The company has now responded to that article, while categorically rejecting some of the allegations.
Smartphone addiction has become a huge issue in this day and age which is why we are seeing Apple and Google offer tools which allow users to keep track of their smartphone usage habits. Joining Apple and Google, Facebook today has announced a slew of new tools that will allow users to monitor the time they spend on its platform.