Instagram and Facebook users around the world were unable to access the platforms from Wednesday in one of the longest blackout’s in Facebook Inc’s history.
If you’re a parent of a young child, chances are that someone on Facebook has sent you an alarming post about the “Momo challenge,” a game illustrated by a disturbing photograph of a woman, in which participants are blackmailed into completing increasingly dangerous tasks. Maybe that post says that Momo is the latest “trend.”
Wells Fargo customers from all over the U.S. have been reporting that multiple services offered by the multinational financial services company’s banking branch, with credit cards, ATMs, money transfers, and the online banking system all being down for most clients.
Scammers are abusing the YouTube policy violation system by filing fake copyright infringements against content creators until their channel is close to being suspended. These scammers then hold the channel ransom by telling YouTubers to send them a payment or they will file another copyright infringement to have the channel suspended.
The New York Times is reporting that Facebook plans to combine messaging services across its applications, merging chats from WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger. A WhatsApp user would be able to start a chat with an Instagram user, breaking down barriers between Facebook’s social platforms.
Facebook announced improvements to their Page content quality features to make sure that content shared on its platform found to break its Community Standards does not escape the counter-measures put in place to prevent distribution.