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Pages on Facebook can now put up job postings and accept applications from users. The feature has appeared in the US and Canada, enabling businesses to post job postings as easily as they would a "photo or a cat video," says Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth.
Facebook is working on a video application that'll be released for the Apple TV, Samsung TVs, and Amazon Fire TV. It has confirmed the app following a report about the software in the Wall Street Journal a couple weeks ago. This gives a new way to access Facebook content.
Facebook has introduced an update that changes its default video settings. Sound is now enabled as long as your phone isn't on silent and you haven't adjusted your settings. This means you'll be presented with brief bits of audio when scrolling through your feed.
Facebook has admitted serious mistakes with its metrics, so it has committed to an audit by the Media Rating Council to "verify the accuracy of the information we deliver to our partners." The network has revealed issues with metrics for things like advertising and reach.
An MTV executive with experience in television content development has been hired by Facebook. Mina Lefevre, former executive VP of MTV, is joining the network to operate as its head of development. Lefevre will help Facebook move towards offering original content.
Photos of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have revealed a prototype version of gloves that'll work with the Oculus Rift to assist VR interaction like typing. The gloves were tested during Zuckerberg's tour of Oculus Research's location in Redmond, Washington.
Facebook wants to replace your weather app. The network has added a full weather section to its mobile app and is doing the same on desktop. An update to the platform brings more detail to weather cards and five-day forecasts that appear above the News Feed.
Over 200 million people are using Facebook Lite each month. Lite is a version of the network's mobile app intended for people with limited data connections. It works better than the regular mobile app in low-bandwidth situations, making it a good option in 2G regions.
Facebook is enhancing its Safety Check tool to help people find food and shelter from nearby users in emergency situations. A "Community Help" feature will assist people in locating help or helping them provide for others. You'll be taken to the feature once marked as "safe."
Google, Facebook, and news organizations in France are working together to combat fake news in the country. They'll collaborate through a project called CrossCheck that aims to ascertain the legitimacy of articles, specifically those about the 2017 French presidential election.
Facebook's image recognition AI is now part of the network's search feature, enabling people to browse for photos based on their content. Any keyword that describes the kind of photo you're looking for can be used, although a descriptor like "pizza" works better than "scary."
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed during an earnings call that 400 million people are now using Messenger daily for audio and video calls. That figure is up from 300 million in September 2016. The introduction of multi-screen group video chats in December likely helped.
ZeniMax has partially won in its case against Oculus. A jury in Texas ruled against the Facebook-owned virtual reality company and awarded ZeniMax $500 million, far less than the requested $4 billion. The ruling was made on the basis that Oculus' Palmer Lucky violated an NDA.
The ability to post multiple photos at the same time could be coming to Instagram. That feature, if introduced for everyone, would bring a major change to the social network. Reports have appeared of the feature being tested on Android in some areas.
Facebook's user base continues to expand and is headed towards 2 billion. The company's latest financial report revealed $8.8 billion in revenue for the last quarter. Over 1.23 billion people are using the social network daily, with 1.15 billion accessing from mobile daily.
Facebook's WhatsApp is facing a lawsuit in Germany from a watchdog group that claims the messaging app is violating user privacy and trust. The lawsuit deals with the app's practice of collecting data and sharing it with Facebook, which was announced in August 2016.
Facebook is said to be working on an application for streaming television content. A report from The Wall Street Journal says the app is being built for set-top streaming devices. It'll specifically feature video content rather than just giving a new way to access the News Feed.
Facebook is updating its news feed algorithm with an emphasis on placing "authentic" content higher in the feed. It'll demote content that is deemed to be "misleading, sensational, or spammy." This means "fake news" as well as slightly less egregious content will be demoted.
Hacker group OurMine temporarily gained control of multiple CNN accounts on Facebook. It gained access to CNN's primary page, CNN International, and CNN Politics. The group proceeded to make its presence known by posting information about itself and linking to its site.
Officials with the US border patrol are using data from Facebook to figure out if green card holders can re-enter the US, claims immigration lawyer Mana Yegani. Following President Trump's executive order on immigration, agents have been extensively questioning people.