Sunday, 18 August, 2019


Facebook to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger

Facebook to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger Facebook to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger
Melba Vasquez | 31 January, 2019, 23:40

Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has expressed his desire to integrate three of the company's major platforms: Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram.

Some advocates for children who previously criticized Facebook's Messenger Kids - the messaging app designed for children 12 and younger - are reiterating calls for Facebook to end that service. Facebook confirmed it is working on making more of its messaging products end-to-end encrypted and considering ways to make it easier for users to connect across networks.

By this time next year, when you slide into someone's DMs on Instagram, the messaging system will be linked to WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger as well.

Alex Stamos, the former Facebook Chief Security Officer, who now teaches at Stanford University, said that he has high positive hopes from this move, and was just afraid of the previous idea of dropping the end-to-end encryption.

However, according to some sources, people need to understand that using all of them in already like using one single app.

The founders of Whatsapp and Instagram, which were able to operate after the Acquisition by Facebook, initially, largely independently, had left closed for the past year, the Online network. So Whatsapp is designed from the beginning to the recording of less user data and only requires the phone number of the smartphone.

The Facebook founder may knit together the technology behind communication tools including WhatsApp and Instagram. With this increased privacy issues, there is no requirement for real identity to use WhatsApp (unlike the main platform, i.e Facebook). Integrating the apps' technology goes a step toward achieving this.

"The Irish DPC will be very closely scrutinising Facebook's plans as they develop, particularly insofar as they involve the sharing and merging of personal data between different Facebook companies", the statement reads.

Advocacy groups critical of Facebook have asked United States regulators to unwind the purchases of Instagram and WhatsApp over what those groups say are violations of consumer-privacy rules.

Facebook is under nearly as much scrutiny as Huawei in recent months, after repeatedly breaching the understood limits of its service in the quest for cash. Facebook didn't splurge billions of dollars on Instagram, WhatsApp and its Oculus virtual-reality company to leave them alone forever.

Recommended

loading...
...

Michy Batshuayi wages hold up West Ham and Real Betis loan deals Michy Batshuayi wages hold up West Ham and Real Betis loan deals Batshuayi is now on loan at Valencia, where he has scored just three goals in 23 goals across all competitions this season. Any deal may still depend on whether they can agree a fee with Paris Saint-Germain for midfielder Idrissa Gueye, however.

Ariana Grande makes second error trying to fix misspelled tattoo Ariana Grande makes second error trying to fix misspelled tattoo It now apparently means " Japanese BBQ finger ". [Screenshot via Instagram]"S$3 lightly better", the text of Ariana's Story reads. Ariana Grande and her tutor thought that adding an additional character would clear things up; they were dead wrong.

Michigan Gov. Whitmer addresses public health, safety during cold weather Michigan Gov. Whitmer addresses public health, safety during cold weather Meanwhile, utility company DTE Energy issued a similar request to customers. "It's making a difference on our system", he says. Consumers Energy is activating natural gas peaking storage fields in Northville and St.

Murray shares his X-ray and more in Instagram post Doubles star Bob Bryan underwent the procedure last August and, this month, was back in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The three-time Grand Slam victor tearfully announced prior to this month's Australian Open that he would retire in 2019.

Police Reportedly Confirm Video of a Rope Around Jussie Smollett's Neck Guglielmi added Moore claimed in the follow-up interview that he heard the "MAGA country" phrase, ABC7 reported . "I thought about posting on Instagram, but you know I'm so new to it and I figured this a way bigger platform".

Microsoft's Azure revenue growth slows Microsoft's Azure revenue growth slows Excluding one-time items, Microsoft earned $1.10 per share, edging past analysts' estimates of $1.09 per share. Windows simply isn't the universal computer language it once was and the situation is likely to get worse.

Hewitt blasts 'ridiculous' Davis Cup changes Hewitt blasts 'ridiculous' Davis Cup changes Australia play their Davis Cup qualifier against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Adelaide on Friday and Saturday. The finals will be played over one week, with 18 teams split into six groups of three.

Back to work: Washington state national parks partially reopen following shutdown Back to work: Washington state national parks partially reopen following shutdown The plan is crucial for local businesses and visitors to the park, which is seeing a sharp increase in crowds during peak times. There is a lot of snow removal needed around buildings and safety checks that must be completed.

Samsung announces world's first 1-terabyte chip for smartphones Samsung announces world's first 1-terabyte chip for smartphones The chip promises speeds of up to 1,000 MB/s which is nearly twice the sequential read speed of a conventional 2.5-inch SATA SSD. For an idea of just how much storage this is, Samsung says it'll be enough to store 260 10-minute 4K videos.

As Polar Vortex Freezes US, Satellite Track It from Space As Polar Vortex Freezes US, Satellite Track It from Space Wind chills in northern IL could fall to negative 55 degrees. "But you can get frostbite within four or five minutes". The severe weather on Wednesday could even surpass Chicago's coldest recorded temperature of minus-27 degrees.

VW revives American beach buggy as electric concept for Geneva show VW revives American beach buggy as electric concept for Geneva show The history of recreational vehicles and Volkswagen technology is a long one. Now, VW is bringing the dune basher back. It is vibrancy and energy on four wheels.

Japan coach happy to keep winning ugly in Asian Cup semis Japan coach happy to keep winning ugly in Asian Cup semis While Iran and others can have reservations about the validity of Japan's first two goals , Osako still had to make sure he was decisive.

Chad Ochocinco Watched The Roger Stone Arrest Go Down Chad Ochocinco Watched The Roger Stone Arrest Go Down Stone was charged with lying about his efforts to leverage Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's 2016 election bid. Stone still possessed many of those communications when he gave false testimony about them, prosecutors said in the indictment .

Meghan Markle Wear Peach Dress, Blazer at London's National Theater Meghan Markle Wear Peach Dress, Blazer at London's National Theater Her final episode saw her character tie the knot with Mike Ross, played by Patrick J Adams who also left the show. The new Duchess Of Sussex , who is American by birth, is allegedly too independent for the palace's comfort.

Gwyneth Paltrow sued for $3.1 million over alleged 'hit-and-run ski crash' Gwyneth Paltrow sued for $3.1 million over alleged 'hit-and-run ski crash' In an instant, Sanderson said he felt something hit him in the back near his shoulder blades. She and the instructor skied down the mountain and left Sanderson alone, Ramon said.