Jan 27 2019
For nearly a year now, Facebook has been working behind the scenes to create a Facebook Messenger "unsend" feature that would allow you to permanently delete messages you've sent to others from both your side ...
Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram will be merging into a "single messaging service" next year, according to reports. If users interact more frequently with Facebook's apps, the company may also be able to build up its advertising business or add new services to make money, they said. That could make it easier for Facebook to track users' activities across its family of apps and target ads more effectively.
Such a change was claimed to mean a user on WhatsApp could send a message to someone on Facebook Messenger seamlessly.
Further complicating this unification process is WhatsApp's current default inclusion of end-to-end encryption, which protects messages from being viewed by anyone who isn't participating in a conversation. Employees at WhatsApp and Instagram balked as their apps lost their once-promised autonomy under their parent company.
While all three will remain stand-alone apps, at a much deeper level they will be linked so messages can travel between the different services.
Did you spot the lunar eclipse this morning?
The total lunar eclipse didn't set in until 11:41 p.m., with the maximum eclipse happening 30 minutes after, at 12:12 a.m. The Virtual Telescope Project shared a live stream of the lunar eclipse at its brightest above the skyline of Rome.
Giroud admits he is frustrated by limited Chelsea role
It's not me who decides the team, making the starting XI, but obviously, every single player wants to play every single game. And yet, despite what's at stake, one name has dominated headlines ahead of the London derby: Mesut Ozil .
Steven Gerrard: I think Leeds have overstepped the mark
I did it because it was not illegal or violating a specific law. "We watch all the games of 2018-19 of each opponent", he said. If that wasn't weird enough, Bielsa then proceeded to call a press conference.
"We did not anticipate all of the risks from connecting so many people", Sandberg said on Wednesday.
Facebook's branches seem to be slowly merging together. "Mr. Zuckerberg floated the idea for months and began to promote it to employees more heavily toward the end of 2018", NYT reports.
In October, Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger left Facebook after reportedly clashing with CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the direction of the photo sharing app. Instagram was acquired by Facebook in 2012. While the social media network allows users to control advertisers' access to that data, the information is used for detecting "fraud or fake accounts" and Facebook does not "let them control how we use it for security", Zuckerberg said. According to the report, all the services would now use end to end encryption, but other privacy concerns have anxious WhatsApp employees so much they have or are planning to leave. Facebook and Messenger ask for real identities. The benefits are myriad, including the potential advertising-related benefits as well as giving Facebook a way to feed off the popularity of its other apps.
We reached out to Facebook for comment but had not heard back at time of writing.
Last year WhatsApp founder Jan Koum suddenly resigned from his position at Facebook, reportedly over privacy issues. Eventually, that could lead to new ad opportunities or services for profit, said one of the people.
Jan 27 2019
Osaka: Latest win differs from 'bittersweet' US triumph
The powerful Kvitova backhand helped create two breaks points in a tense fifth game, but the gritty 21-year-old saved them both. After Kvitova double-faulted to offer up a break point at 1-all, Osaka converted it with a cross-court backhand victor .
Jan 26 2019
Family removed from plane after fellow passengers allegedly complained about body odor
The airline's decision prompted an argument between the family and ground crew staff that was captured by Adler on video. An American Airlines jet taxis on the runway at Washington National Airport in Washington, U.S., August 9, 2017.
Jan 26 2019
Arsenal vs Manchester United predictions, match preview & how to live stream
Bailly has been linked with a loan move to the Emirates in the build up to Manchester United's FA Cup tie there on Friday night. UK residents can watch Arsenal's clash with Manchester United live on BBC 1, channel 101 for both Sky and Virgin Media users.
Jan 23 2019
Australian Open: Rafael Nadal, Petra Kvitova through to semifinals
He's been reluctant to go into detail about a recent tweak he made to his serve, saying it's "nothing drastic, nothing dramatic". As usual, Tiafoe was animated and talkative Tuesday. "Take as long as you want, Rafa", shouted one fan.
Jan 23 2019
Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Presidential Run
If elected, she would be the first woman, the first woman of Asian heritage and the first African-American woman as president. She was smart, fierce, and my first campaign staffer - and I dearly wish she was here with us for this moment.
Jan 21 2019
Vince Wilfork Will Serve As Patriots’ Honorary Captain For AFC Title Game
As USA Today 's Andy Nesbitt put it on Thursday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady "has been to what feels like 90 Super Bowls". He will be a menace to deal with, will New England's secondary be able to keep up with his speed.
Jan 18 2019
Kenya: Nairobi terrorists killed while 14 left dead
The Kenya Red Cross said it was helping families searching for loved ones missing since the attack began. Among those killed in Kenya was Luke Potter, who worked for global development charity Gatsby.
Jan 15 2019
Trump Won’t Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall
Nine of 15 cabinet departments are closed, along with important agencies including NASA and the Food and Drug Administration. At least one major airport has had to temporarily shutter a concourse because of staffing issues related to the shutdown.
Jan 15 2019
Suspect in kidnapping, homicides due in court
For the past couple of months the community of Barron and beyond has been praying for a safe return of 13-year-old Jayme Closs . On the night she was abducted, Jayme told police , she was asleep in her room when the family dog started barking.
Jan 14 2019
Israel Confirms Syria Strike, Ends Mission on Lebanon Border
Most of the missiles fired by "Israeli military planes" were intercepted at around 11:00pm (2100 GMT), the source said. Israel also insists that Iran uses Syria as a bridge to supply missiles and other weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
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Jan 20 2019Floyd Mayweather celebrates with Ronaldo and Juventus after Supercoppa win
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Jan 17 2019Pregnant duchess laughs after being called 'a fat lady' during charity visit
Jan 17 2019Rafael Nadal ready to let rip remodelled serve at Australian Open
Jan 14 2019Brexit: PM warns of 'catastrophic breach of trust'
Jan 27 2019Osaka wins AO title, takes No.1 ranking
Jan 26 2019Roger Stone’s Dramatic FBI Arrest Is Inspiring Plenty Of Jokes And Memes
Jan 22 2019Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris Says She Will Run for President in 2020
Jan 22 2019Trump made an offer---it's time for Democrats to start negotiating
Jan 21 2019Syria says repels Israeli air attack, Israel says downs Golan rocket
Jan 20 2019Los Angeles Lakers' Michael Beasley attempts to enter game with wrong shorts
Jan 18 2019Chicago Bears lose more coaches to Denver Broncos
Jan 16 2019Rihanna Sues Father For Jacking Fenty Brand Name
Jan 16 2019Kim Kardashian Confirms She And Kanye West Are Expecting A Baby Boy
Jan 16 2019Trump’s attorney-general nominee pledges to shield Mueller’s Russian Federation probe
Jan 15 2019'Game of Thrones' Final Season Premiere Date Revealed
Jan 14 2019Equipment, not troops being moved out of Syria: Pentagon