News by Press Association 03/07/2018, 12:56 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Facebook is putting the shutters down on three of its lesser-known standalone apps after failing to gain enough interest. Hello, Moves and tbh are the services set for closure in the coming weeks, although only one of the apps was actually available to UK users. Moves was a daily activity fitness app the social media giant acquired back in 2014. Both the app and API will cease on July 31. Hello, which enabled Android users in Brazil, the US and Nigeria to combine information from Facebook with contact information on their phone, will also end within “a few weeks”. Facebook hasn’t revealed an exact closure date for the third platform, tbh, an anonymous social media app for high school students in the US, but said user data from all three would be deleted within 90 days. “We know some people are still using these apps … [Read more...] about Facebook is closing these three apps you probably forgot existed
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Move over Tik Tok– there’s a new social app in town. Teens everywhere are flocking to download YOLO, an anonymous question-and-answer gossip app which has jumped to the top of the download charts thanks to its integration with vanishing instant message platform Snapchat. Its jump to number one in the iPhone download charts follows an explosion in popularity among secondary school-aged children. Speaking to TechCrunch, the app’s creator, Gregoire Henrion, said: “It was not supposed to be a success. It was just for us to learn. “Let’s put it on the App Store and see how people behave. It went 100 per cent viral. It’s crazy. Even we didn’t believe our eyes when we saw that [it went to number one]. “We feel that anonymity can unlock super good behaviours. We think we’re more empathic, more human than other anonymous apps before us.” Here’s everything you need to know about the latest app craze. What is YOLO? YOLO … [Read more...] about YOLO Anonymous on Snapchat: What is the app?
Technology Dave Lee North America technology reporter 16 October 2017 comments Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41646738 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel An app that encourages teens to be nice to each other has been acquired by … [Read more...] about Facebook buys app for teens to be nice
Facebook has bought tbh, an app that lets people give each other compliments by participating in anonymous quizzes. The teen-focused app, which is currently only available in a handful of states in the US, has been the No. 1 free app in the iOS App Store for more than three weeks now.Facebook did not disclose the amount that it paid for the app. In a blog post announcing the acquisition, the creators of tbh said that it had been downloaded more than 5 million times in the last few weeks. A billion messages have already been sent through the app.Tbh, which stands for "To Be Honest," will continue operating as a standalone app under Facebook, a Facebook spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal.“TBH and Facebook share a common goal -- of building community and enabling people to share in ways that bring us closer together," Vanessa Chan, a Facebook spokeswoman, said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. “We’re impressed by the way TBH is doing this by using polling and … [Read more...] about Facebook Has Bought TBH, An App For Teens That’s Gone Viral Overnight
Facebook to launch experimental apps to test new features BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Facebook is to begin releasing experimental apps to the public as part of new product development plans. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/facebook-to-launch-experimental-apps-to-test-new-features-38298985.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article38298984.ece/d997a/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_4005b4fb-8fab-4950-9e74-bc2593a5422e_1 Email Facebook is to begin releasing experimental apps to the public as part of new product development plans. The social media giant said it would launch “small, focused apps” based on “entirely new experiences” through its New Product Experimentation (NPE) developer team. The company said the apps will be available on Apple’s App Store, Android and the web, but is yet to confirm which ones will be released. A blog post on the new scheme said: “In the coming weeks, Facebook will begin to launch new consumer-focused … [Read more...] about Facebook to launch experimental apps to test new features
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Switch by Brian Fung and Derek Hawkins May 14 Email the author (iStock) Security researchers said Monday they have discovered a critical flaw in the way certain email programs handle a popular encryption technology that safeguards emails from prying eyes. The flaw, known as Efail, affects applications such as Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail and some versions of Outlook, said the team of European researchers. Efail targets the encryption standard known as PGP, or Pretty Good Privacy, and S/MIME, a similar protocol commonly used by businesses and other enterprises. A full list of affected email programs is … [Read more...] about Efail: Your email app could be exposing your encrypted messages