Free Press Journal
  • Facebook testing local news section on its platform

    San Francisco, Facebook is testing a new feature where it will have city-specific local news, events and announcements available on its platform. The test is currently live for a new section called “Today In” in six US cities, CNET reported on Thursday.

  • Facebook to shut down its virtual assistant ‘M’

    San Francisco, Facebook is shutting down its text-based virtual assistant called ‘M’ that helped researchers train an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system. According to a report in The Verge, ‘M’ which was available through a bot on Facebook Messenger and it was available to only about 2,000 people.

  • Blind Thai woman jailed for sharing ‘royal insult’ on Facebook

    Bangkok: A blind woman was jailed for 18 months by a Thai court today for sharing a Facebook post deemed defamatory to the royal family, her lawyer said, the latest victim of a tough law that shields the monarchy from criticism.

  • WhatsApp stops working on these smartphones

    San Francisco: Facebook-owned mobile messaging app WhatsApp has stopped working on smartphones that support ‘BlackBerry OS’, ‘BlackBerry 10’, ‘Windows Phone 8.0’ and older platforms in the New Year.

  • Facebook discards fake news warning flags

    San Francisco: In yet another attempt to flush out fake news from its platform, Facebook has announced that it will no longer use Disputed Flags (red-warning icons) to identify false news.

  • New tools to prevent harassment on Facebook

    New Delhi: Facebook, today announced new tools to prevent harassment on its platform and in chat app Messenger as a part of its ongoing efforts to build a safe community.

  • WhatsApp’s standalone Business app set for launch soon

    San Francisco: As businesses widely use WhatsApp to communicate with their customers, particularly in Asia, the Facebook-owned service appears all set to launch a brand new app for them.

  • FB best place to work in US, Apple slips

    San  Francisco : While Facebook has become the best place to work in the United States, Cupertino-based tech giant Apple has tumbled to number 84 this year from its 36th position last year in the leading job website Glassdoor’s ‘100 Best Places to Work in the US’. Apple still remains a highly rated employer — with 4.3 out of 5 rating by Glassdoor – but other tech giants like Google, World Wide

  • Facebook comes up with new policy to report harassment, explicit images

    Social media site, Facebook, have unveiled a new policy to report harassment and explicit images encountered by the user. This comes on the back of many users complaining that explicit images were “shared in revenge” on the platform without their consent, which violates the company’s terms of service.

  • Mumbai: Hundreds of youth come together for the clean-up drive at Chaityabhoomi

    Mumbai: A group of 700 youngsters from different colleges have come together through social media like Facebook and Whatsapp for a noble cause, to keep the entire stretch of Dadar Chaityabhoomi clean and free from littering. Buddha Bhushan Shinde, a 24-year-old Mumbai University final year student doing Bachelor in Arts (BA) is the brainchild behind the clean-up drive initiative.

  • Over 4 million Indians join Facebook’s blood donation feature

    New York: More than four million donors in India have signed up for Facebook’s blood donation feature and the company will now expand this feature to Bangladesh, the social media giant has said.  In October, Facebook launched a new blood donations feature, starting in India, to make it easier for people to donate blood.

  • Facebook rolling out AI tools to help prevent suicides

    San Francisco: In yet another attempt to prevent suicides, Facebook is starting to roll out Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based tools to help identify when someone might be expressing thoughts of suicide, including on Facebook Live.

  • New Facebook tool to help users check Russian activity

    San Francisco: In a move to tackle Russian activity on its platform, Facebook has announced to create a tool where users can see if they are engaged with Pages linked to Russian propaganda.

  • Demonetisation is a big scam: Mamata Banerjee

    Kolkata : Launching a fresh attack on the Narendra Modi government over demonetisation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged note ban was a big scam and was announced to help vested interests convert black money into white money.