Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Category Archives: digital trends facebook

Millions of Instagram influencers reportedly had private data exposed online – Digital Trends
21 May
9:49

Millions of Instagram influencers reportedly had private data exposed online – Digital Trends

Tens of millions of Instagram influencers have reportedly had their private data exposed in an online database. The records were hosted by Amazon Web Services and apparently had no password protection. The database contained information such as phone numbers and email addresses for around 49 million Instagram influencers, celebrities, and […]

Polychain CEO Says Facebook’s Rumored Stablecoin Blockchain Should Be Public – Cointelegraph
20 May
6:17

Polychain CEO Says Facebook’s Rumored Stablecoin Blockchain Should Be Public – Cointelegraph

Polychain Capital CEO Olaf Carlson-Wee thinks Facebook would be smart to build its stablecoin on a public, open blockchain infrastructure. Carlson-Wee delivered his remarks at the Consensus 2019 panel “To the Moon and Back” on May 15. Carlson-Wee explained that the blockchain platform he is referring to is one like bitcoin’s, […]

Facebook Onboards Two Former Coinbase Compliance Experts – Cointelegraph
19 May
4:38

Facebook Onboards Two Former Coinbase Compliance Experts – Cointelegraph

Social networking giant Facebook has on-boarded two new compliance experts, who previously worked at United States major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. Mikheil Moucharrafie joined Facebook as compliance officer after almost four years of working at Coinbase. At the exchange, Moucharrafie held positions such as support analyst and quality assurance tester, anti-money […]

Facebook Registers Secretive ‘Libra’ Cryptocurrency Firm in Switzerland – CoinDesk
19 May
2:59

Facebook Registers Secretive ‘Libra’ Cryptocurrency Firm in Switzerland – CoinDesk

According to a Reuters report, Facebook registered a new company, Libra Networks, in Geneva on May 2. This coincides with the slow roll-out of their internal cryptocurrency that will define the company’s first foray into blockchain technology. Facebook Global Holdings is a stockholder in the new company and it will, […]

Facebook’s privacy-focused clear history tool is set to land in 2019 – Digital Trends
18 May
1:18

Facebook’s privacy-focused clear history tool is set to land in 2019 – Digital Trends

Facebook says it will launch its long-awaited “clear history” privacy tool this year, but it still can’t put a precise date on its rollout. The feature, which will give Facebook users more control over personal data connected to third-party websites and apps, was first announced by the social networking giant […]

SpaceX calls off Starlink launch just 15 minutes before liftoff – Digital Trends
17 May
11:38

SpaceX calls off Starlink launch just 15 minutes before liftoff – Digital Trends

SpaceX postponed the planned deployment of 60 Starlink satellites on Wednesday night, May 15, due to strong upper-altitude winds. The announcement came at around 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday evening, just 15 minutes before SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was due to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in […]

Instagram’s new Explore grid tempts you to open your wallet – Digital Trends
17 May
9:57

Instagram’s new Explore grid tempts you to open your wallet – Digital Trends

Instagram’s Explore tab has steadily evolved over the years with occasional tweaks and features designed to nudge you into increasing your follow count as well as the amount of time you spend on the app. Now the Facebook-owned company is doubling down on its efforts to get you to open […]

Instagram ditches plans for stand-alone Direct messaging app – Digital Trends
16 May
8:08

Instagram ditches plans for stand-alone Direct messaging app – Digital Trends

After experimenting with a dedicated messaging app, Instagram is shuttering its stand-alone Direct app. Tests of moving Direct to a separate app never reached Messenger-level status, which likely mixed with Facebook’s new focus on privacy and potentially merging messaging tools in the decision to shut down the separate app. Instagram […]

SpaceX calls off Starlink launch just 15 minutes before lift-off – Digital Trends
16 May
6:27

SpaceX calls off Starlink launch just 15 minutes before lift-off – Digital Trends

SpaceX postponed the planned deployment of 60 Starlink satellites on Wednesday night due to strong upper-altitude winds. The announcement came at around 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday evening, just 15 minutes before SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was due to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Standing […]

Moves By Facebook, Apple Clearly Signal Banking’s Future – The Financial Brand
15 May
4:48

Moves By Facebook, Apple Clearly Signal Banking’s Future – The Financial Brand

Subscribe to The Financial Brand via email for FREE! Ubiquitous conversational engagement is moving closer to becoming a reality. The foundations are being laid by Apple, Facebook, Amazon and other Big Tech firms for the everyday reality of continual voice interactions for a variety of financial and other transactions. In […]