Facebook Squashes 'HTC Facebook Phone' Reports
Facebook today has responded to reports that it is working with HTC to make a Facebook-branded phone. Dan Rose, head of business development at Facebook, said, "The rumors around there being something more to this HTC device are overblown. This is really just another example of a manufacturer who has taken our public APIs (application programing interfaces) and integrated them into their device in an interesting way." Reports had suggested that HTC and Facebook would introduce a new dedicated social networking phone at Mobile World Congress next month. HTC does, however, integrate a lot of Facebook's features into its own Sense user interface overlay on Android devices, including its FriendStream software.
Facebook Messenger No Longer Requires Facebook Account
Facebook said beginning today people do not have to have a Facebook account to use Facebook Messenger. When first loading the app, users will have the option of signing in with a phone number rather than their Facebook account.
Facebook Testing Video Services
Facebook today said it is looking to increase the number of ways people can consume video on its platform. The company is testing a revised version of its suggested videos function on the iPhone, which purports to ease the discovery process for related strings of videos.
Facebook Expands WiFi Finder Tool
Facebook today made its free Find WiFi service available to more people around the world. Facebook has been testing the tool in select regions since last year.
Facebook Brings Suicide Prevention Tools to Messenger and Live
Facebook today outlined several new initiatives it has put in place to help those who may intend to harm themselves. The actions follow a commitment made last month by Facebook CEO mark Zuckerberg to do more to help those in need.
FTC Investigating Facebook's Privacy Practices
The Federal Trade Commission today said it is examining Facebook's privacy policies and practices. The inquiry comes as a result of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which saw the data of millions of Facebook users shared by an app to an analysis firm that use it create profiles of U.S.
I deleted my Facebook account a week ago.
The phone that will change the world!
In short, the movie is not really about Facebook.....per se.