Swipe Right: Facebook Just Announced It's Launching a Dating App (Sort Of)

02 May, 2018, 01:55 | Author: Tracy Craig
  • Mark Zuckerberg threatened with summons by British lawmakers probing Cambridge Analytica scandal

"One of the things I'm most proud of is we've built the largest fully encrypted network in the world, and this would not have happened without Jan".

Zuckerberg said the dating features are coming soon, but did not elaborate. It's responded in part by scrambling to change its developer platform, shutting down several APIs as part of its ongoing effort to improve user security and privacy.

It's been six weeks since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, revealing that the political data-mining firm inappropriately accessed the information of as many as 87 million Facebook users.

"If we're focused on helping people build meaningful relationships this is perhaps the most meaningful of all", Zuckerberg said.

"F8 felt like the first time Facebook has been on the front foot since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke" in mid-March, Blaber said.

IAC CEO Joey Levin used the chance to take a swipe at Facebook for how Russian-linked actors used the platform to try and sow division during the 2016 USA presidential election.

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Zuckerberg also thanked Jan Koum, the departing co-founder of the Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp, who announced his resignation on Monday after the Washington Post published a story that he was leaving the company after clashing with management over privacy, encryption and strategy. Yet another feature called "Watch Party" will let users gather to watch video together, Zuckerberg said - like "your friend testifying before Congress". Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. In addition to putting a tab in place for Groups, it is also launching a "Join Group" button that developers can put on websites, in emails, or in other places outside of Facebook to make joining groups easier.

At a cursory glance, a dating service could increase the time that people spend on the Facebook platform as well as cause big problems for its competitors in the online dating field. This will give friends a new way to interact with each other in Instagram. He also announced updates to Messenger. "Let's not do that again anytime soon", Zuckerberg said.

"Yes, this is an important moment". Those include how much of the company's revenue comes from Myanmar and if there was any link between the USA elections and the 2017 purge of fake accounts.

It's been nearly a decade since Brian and I started WhatsApp, and it's been an wonderful journey with some of the best... A video of the encounter went viral.

"While Mr. Zuckerberg does not normally come under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom parliament, he will do so the next time he enters the country", Mr. Collins wrote in a letter addressed to Rebecca Stimson, Facebook's regional head of public policy. A, well, dating app for Facebook.

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