23rd January 2016

WhatsApp Beta Build Has Hidden Setting To Share Data With Facebook

WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum penned a blog post in 2014 in an attempt to alleviate concerns users may have about its on-going negotiations before the Facebook acquisition finalized. In short, users were worried about what would happen to the privacy and anonymity they enjoyed with the service when Facebook took over. Koun talked about his time growing up in the USSR in the 1980s and how fear that communications were being monitored led him and his mother to move the United States before stating: Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA, and we built WhatsApp around […]
28th October 2015

15M People Worldwide Can Now Access Web Via Internet.org

Facebook’s controversial free Internet project, Internet.org, has now brought 15 million people worldwide online who would otherwise have remained offline, according to comments from Mark Zuckerberg at a Townhall Q&A in India on Wednesday. In India specifically, that number is one million — though Internet.org only arrived in the country about a year ago. India now has 130 million Facebook users, but is still home to one billion people living without Internet access. Globally, that number sits at four billion. Last month, Facebook made some pretty significant changes to Internet.org, including renaming it to Free Basics, and opening it up to more developers and web […]
3rd July 2015

Facebook’s New Logo Is Even More Generic Than the Old One

all of Facebook’s impressive records and achievements, the social network’s logo and wordmark have always remained resolutely basic. The company has now decided to freshen up its look, but there’s no major redesign happening: the simple old “facebook” is now typed out in an even less distinctive font than before, with the most obvious change being the switch from a double-story “a” to a single-story one. The refreshed look features more white space and thinner lettering, likely in an effort to make the wordmark more legible at lower resolutions on mobile devices. Facebook’s Josh Higgins tells Brand New that the company […]
11th February 2015

Facebook Brings Its Free Mobile Internet Service To India

Facebook‘s Internet.org project is taking on its biggest market yet. Internet.org, an effort to provide free mobile Internet to developing markets, launched in India this week, Facebook announced late Monday. SEE ALSO: Zuckerberg to investors: If you only care about money, don’t buy Facebook The service will be available in six different states in India and offer users access to a range of healthcare, communication and news services, including the Wikipedia, the BBC — and, of course, Facebook. “Over the last year, we’ve rolled out Internet.org free basic services to countries with more than 150 million people total across Africa […]