Tag: Messenger

  • Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?

    The German Federal Cartel Office’s decision to order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could at last be turning against platform power. One European Commission source we spoke to, who was commenting in a personal capacity, described it as “clearly pioneering” and “a big deal”, […]

  • Ahead of GDPR, Messenger reminds users to check their privacy settings

    Image: chesnot/Getty Images Have you checked your Messenger privacy settings recently? No? If you’re in the European Union, at least, that’s about to change.  Facebook’s messaging platform has begun showing pop-up notifications prompting users to review their privacy settings. The notification, which Business Insider spotted on Wednesday, overtakes users’ screens as soon as they open […]

  • Facebook stops accepting new chatbots and apps

    Image: mashable In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal that continues to haunt Facebook, people’s News Feeds remain largely unchanged. But for developers, Facebook is a whole new world — and an empty one at that. SEE ALSO: How data scientists see the future after Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook quietly announced Monday it […]

  • Sellers can now invoice buyers through PayPals new chat extension for Messenger

    PayPal and Facebook are expanding their integrations today with the launch of an extension for Messenger that allows PayPal sellers to invoice buyers directly through private messaging. The feature is ideal for use with Facebook’s numerous Buy and Sell groups as well as Facebook Marketplace, in addition to being an easy way to send PayPal […]