PayPal Lets Messenger Users Send Money to Buddies


PayPal has announced the immediate availability of its peer-to-peer payment service on Facebook Messenger, making it easy to exchange money between friends and family. PayPal also introduced its first-ever customer service bot, which gives Messenger customers payment and account support right in the app. An agreement struck last year with Facebook allowed 2.5 million PayPal customers in the U.S. to connect their accounts with Messenger and use PayPal to shop on Messenger, as well as to communicate with other PayPal users, noted COO Bill Ready.

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Sheryl Sandberg: Congress should release Facebook ads to public

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg believes that Congress should release the ads Russian operatives purchased on Facebook to the public.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/12/sheryl-sandberg-congress-should-release-facebook-ads-to-public.html

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Zuckerberg blasted for VR tour of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for what many perceived as a tone-deaf move, demonstrating virtual reality (VR) features on Facebook while virtually visiting the devastated island of Puerto Rico.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/11/zuckerberg-blasted-for-vr-tour-hurricane-ravaged-puerto-rico.html

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Facebook: 150 Russia-linked political ads showed up on Instagram

Facebook has confirmed that about 150 of the political ads linked to Russia during the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election appeared on Instagram.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/09/facebook-150-russia-linked-political-ads-showed-up-on-instagram.html

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Lawyer takes on Google, Facebook, Twitter over terror videos

Keith Altman claims that Google, Facebook and Twitter have allowed their social media platforms to be used to recruit jihadists and that these companies have even profited from advertisements on terrorist propaganda.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/06/lawyer-takes-on-google-facebook-twitter-over-terror-videos.html

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More than 10 million people saw the political ads Russia bought on Facebook last year

Remember when Facebook was so quick to dismiss the reports saying fake news spreading on the social network may have played a crucial role in last year’s presidential election?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/03/more-than-10-million-people-saw-political-ads-russia-bought-on-facebook-last-year.html

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Las Vegas shooting: Facebook, Google surfaced fake news

Fake news quickly surfaced on Facebook and Google’s platforms in the aftermath of Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas that left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/03/las-vegas-shooting-facebook-google-surfaced-fake-news.html

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Facebook works to improve ad transparency after supposed Russian interference in 2016 election

Facebook said it would hire 1,000 people to help review and remove ads and make the advertising it sells more transparent after $100,000 in Russian-backed ads were purchased in an attempt to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/02/facebook-works-to-improve-ad-transparency-after-supposed-russian-interference-in-2016-election.html

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Twitter uncovers $274K in ad spending by Russian operatives tied to 2016 election

Twitter announced it has uncovered several accounts linked to the same Russian activity on Facebook, as well as $274,000 being spent on ads by a company with ties to the Russian government during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/28/twitter-uncovers-274k-in-ad-spending-by-russian-operatives-tied-to-2016-election.html

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Facebook deleted 'tens of thousands' of fake accounts in the run-up to the German election

Facebook says that it deleted a host of fake accounts from the social network in the run-up to Sunday’s German election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/27/facebook-deleted-tens-thousands-fake-accounts-in-run-up-to-german-election.html

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Microsoft, Facebook Run Fastest-Ever Cable Underneath the Atlantic

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Microsoft, Facebook, and Telxius have completed the fastest undersea cable in the world years ahead of schedule. It’s fast, it’s long, and Microsoft says it’s as heavy as a bunch of whales. Also, we evidently measure things in whales now.

The post Microsoft, Facebook Run Fastest-Ever Cable Underneath the Atlantic appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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President Obama warned Mark Zuckerberg about fake news on Facebook, report says

President Barack Obama reportedly warned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the threat posed by fake news on the social network during a private meeting last year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/25/president-obama-warned-mark-zuckerberg-about-fake-news-on-facebook-report-says.html

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President Trump suggests Facebook ad controversy part of 'Russia hoax'

In a tweet on Friday morning, President Donald Trump intimated that the Facebook ad controversy was part of the “Russia hoax” dispute that has been a sore spot for his administration.

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President Trump suggests Facebook ad controversy part of 'Russia hoax'

In a tweet on Friday morning, President Donald Trump intimated that the Facebook ad controversy was part of the “Russia hoax” dispute that has been a sore spot for his administration.

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Facebook will release Russia-linked ads to Congress, Mark Zuckerberg says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network would hand over the political ads that were purchased by Russian operatives to Congress.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/21/facebook-will-release-russia-linked-ads-to-congress-mark-zuckerberg-says.html

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Facebook revamps policies after anti-Semitic ad targeting scandal

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced the social networking giant would strengthen its ad targeting policies after a recent scandal which let ad buyers target anti-Semitic categories.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/20/facebook-revamps-policies-after-anti-semitic-ad-targeting-scandal.html

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Facebook used anti-Semitic ad categories, report says

Facebook enabled advertisers to target the news feeds of users who expressed anti-Semitic interests, according to a report by ProPublica Thursday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/14/facebook-used-anti-semitic-ad-categories-report-says.html

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