Month: September 2018

Facebook Admits Phone Numbers May Be Used to Target Ads

Facebook on Thursday confirmed that advertisers were privy to phone numbers given by members of the social network for enhanced security. A study by two US universities, first reported by news website Gizmodo, found that phone numbers given to Facebook for two-factor authentication were also used to target advertising. Two-factor authentication is

Nintendo Switch Online Blocked in China Probably Due to Use of Google Servers: Report

Nintendo Switch Online is Nintendo’s paid subscription service for the Nintendo Switch that allows for cloud save data back ups and online multiplayer. It launched last week for the hybrid console. However it seems that gamers in China are unable to play Nintendo Switch games online since the service’s launch. The reason for

Facebook Gives Advertisers Access to Your ‘Shadow’ Contact Information: Report

Ever since the Cambridge Analytica scandal game to light, Facebook has been in the spotlight for its invasive data mining practices. The Cambridge Analytica scandal exposed how Facebook allowed a company to harvest profile information from millions of accounts via a fake “personality quiz” app and then use it for political purposes. This can be referred

Facebook Names Hotstar CEO Ajit Mohan as Managing Director of India Operations

Facebook on Monday announced it has appointed Ajit Mohan, former CEO of video streaming platform Hotstar, as Managing Director and Vice-President of Facebook India. Set to join Facebook from early next year, Mohan will be responsible for driving Facebook’s overall strategy and continued investment in India, reporting directly to the Menlo Park-based headquarter

Facebook Dating Service Testing Begins, in Colombia

Aiming to take on mobile dating apps such as Tinderand Bumble, social networking giant Facebook on Thursday started testing its new dating product in Colombia. “At first glance, ‘Facebook Dating’ closely resembles its competitor Hinge. Both depart from the swiping model popularised by Tinder in favour of asking users to answer question prompts and

Nintendo Switch Online Service Now Available, Brings Cloud Saves and NES Games to Console

Nintendo Switch Online is now live. The service allows Nintendo Switch owners access to online multiplayer, select NES games, and the ability to save game data to the cloud. It follows the arrival of Nintendo Switch system update 6.0.0 and a brief period of maintenance on the Nintendo eShop. The Nintendo