Facebook F8: Highlights and all the Latest Announcements

03 May, 2018, 17:24 | Author: Larry Hoffman
  • Facebook's adding AR and translation tools to Messenger

I tried Match.com more than 10 years ago when nearly nobody trusted online dating and those of us who were fearless enough to try it typically lied about it since no one else was into it.

Facebook doesn't think hookups are meaningful and doesn't want you to date your friends - but it's known for a long time that its vast map of human connections could help people find long-term partners.

The social media giant's attempts at playing cupid will look to rival the likes of Match, which saw its shares tumble 17 per cent last night following Facebook's announcement.

Facebook is doing this for its own users, too, and it is done to sell targeted advertising to you, which is one of the ways that Facebook makes money. But for the key takeaway is this: Given that Facebook is used by over 2 billion people, you will have a lot of potential matches in Facebook Dating.

Danish man convicted under Malaysia's anti-fake news law for YouTube video
I did not know what the law is here. "I seriously apologise to everybody in Malaysia , not just in the Malaysian police", he said. The maximum punishment for spreading fake news is 500,000 Malaysian ringgit ($128,000) and 10 years in jail.

He told his audience that the match-making feature would take privacy issues in mind and would launch "soon".

After setting up a profile, you can browse events and groups based on location and interests. The new feature, called "Clear History" will allow every user to clear their browsing history on Facebook: what they have clicked on, the websites they have visited, the apps they have signed up to and interacted with... Shares in various dating platforms recorded a steep fall immediately after Zuckerberg's statements on the dating feature, "more than 22% below their opening price", according to BBC.

Right now, no one knows how good and or bad Facebook's match suggestions are going to be.

Cox also said that people who use the dating service will use separate messaging tools from Facebook's other messaging apps, like Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp, because "people wanted a separate space". But following it, the company shared some details on the new dating service. Among a number of insignificant software updates (and the new option to wipe your data history) Facebook revealed the real shocker: it's building a dating platform.

Royals end 5-game skid, beat White Sox to split doubleheader
The Royals will send left-hander Danny Duffy to the mound Friday to try to slow down the White Sox momentum at Kauffman Stadium. The White Sox have lost six of their last seven series openers and seven of their last eight against a right-handed starter.

The most important change involved giving its users the power to delete any personal information Facebook has collected.

Among the biggest announcements made on the first day of the conference was Facebook's plans to build a "Clear History" privacy tool which will enable users to see the websites and apps that send information to Facebook when they use them.

Also, the Dating inbox will only allow text messages to be sent by users which means that you can not send videos, photos, GIFs, links and furthermore, this will not be connected to your Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. "The feature will be rolling out later this year", Facebook said on Tuesday.

Palestinian teen shot by IDF in Gaza protests dies
Rights groups, the United Nations and the European Union have all criticized Israel's use of live fire against unarmed protesters. Hamas' Interior Ministry announced that Egypt had agreed to open the Rafah border crossing for three days, beginning Saturday.

Recommended:

  • Facebook and Instagram Stories open to sharing from other apps

    Facebook and Instagram Stories open to sharing from other apps

    In addition, Instagram said it's redesigning the Explore section of the app, which will roll out over the next few weeks. The trend seems to be holding up nicely, as Instagram announced today that it is testing out a new video chat feature.
    Taiwan dumped by Dominican Republic amid pressure from China

    Taiwan dumped by Dominican Republic amid pressure from China

    Beijing announced on Tuesday morning that it would exchange ambassadors with the Dominican Republic "as soon as practicable". Dominican Republic's Chancellor Miguel Vargas (L) and China's Vice President Wang Qishan in Beijing, China, May 1, 2018.
    Tornado watch issued for central Kansas until 10 pm

    Tornado watch issued for central Kansas until 10 pm

    SUMMARY.Several severe storms are expected to develop along the dryline and quasi-stationary front through this evening. Meanwhile, east of the severe storms, very warm air is surging into the Midwest and Northeast.
  • Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset on Sale Now

    Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset on Sale Now

    It has been a long time coming, but it looks like the Oculus Go will finally be available starting this week. We can see an Oculus Rift package next to these boxes, though, and the Rift package is much larger.
    Sainsbury's/Asda merger shakes up retail, European shares rise

    Sainsbury's/Asda merger shakes up retail, European shares rise

    It was an unfortunate choice of song, from the musical 42nd Street, which I saw a year ago , and I apologise if I have offended anyone'.

    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Pops to Record High

    Connecticut-based Timber Hill Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.22% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Levin Capital Strategies Ltd Partnership has invested 0.81% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ).
  • Vice president's doctor complained about Ronny Jackson last fall

    Vice president's doctor complained about Ronny Jackson last fall

    He's a great, great guy. and he started studying and then he started getting hit with vicious rumors — vicious. Trump , as he is wont to do when he has blundered, lashed out after the Jackson nomination imploded.
    Facebook developer conference kicks off in San Jose amid scandal

    Facebook developer conference kicks off in San Jose amid scandal

    Instagram is now testing out the video chat feature and will roll it out globally in the coming weeks. He said the service will be opt-in and, to preserve people's privacy, not viewable to users' friends.
    Stormy Daniels sues Donald Trump over 'defamatory' tweet

    Stormy Daniels sues Donald Trump over 'defamatory' tweet

    Trump used his national and global audience of millions of people to make a false factual statement to denigrate and attack Ms. The NDA outlined that Stormy was not to disclose details about an affair she and Trump had in 2006 in exchange for $130,000.
  • Angels phenom's pitching start Tuesday in jeopardy

    Angels phenom's pitching start Tuesday in jeopardy

    Scioscia added the team would not place Ohtani on the disabled list. "Right now, we're not considering the DL". Ohtani (ankle) may throw a bullpen session Monday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
    Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Stands By Redesign Despite Rocky Q1 Results

    Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Stands By Redesign Despite Rocky Q1 Results

    And after months of standing by the changes, the company last month was forced to backtrack, promising to redesign the redesign. Analysts had been expecting Snap to post revenue of about $244 million, but it generated just $230.7 million for the quarter.
    United States  warns of arrests as migrant caravan reaches border

    United States warns of arrests as migrant caravan reaches border

    Jean Guerrero of NPR member station KPBS, reporting from Tijuana, says more than 200 people have arrived in the border town. Some are also from El Salvador, which like Honduras has one of the world's highest murder rates.


Popular

Minimum alcohol pricing introduced in Scotland
Ministers say it means less money will have to be spent dealing with the consequences of alcohol misuse. The Scottish government said the move would cut consumption and save lives.

Trump to meet Southwest Airlines' crew that experienced engine explosion
Needum and another passenger, retired nurse Peggy Phillips, began performing CPR. He also wanted to meet passengers who assisted other travelers.

Facebook is working on a dating feature
The company has been under fire recently for possibly not considering users' privacy and security in its features. The need for additional equipment is one of the reasons virtual reality, or VR, has had limited appeal so far.

Pashinyan warns Republican Party planning to sabotage Prime Minister election
Party officials said over the weekend that Republican lawmakers would vote as a bloc, leaving uncertain prospects for Pashinian. Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan gestures to his supporters at a rally in Yerevan , Armenia April 30, 2018.

Prince William and Kate register new son Louis's birth
The infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been named Louis Arthur Charles , Kensington Palace announced Friday. The young princess began nursery, starting at Willcocks Nursery School close to her Kensington Palace home.

Lydia Ko back in winners circle on LPGA Tour
Standing in the middle of the fairway from 234 yards, Ko hit a flawless 3 wood which ran up and just missed the hole. Her last tournament win was nearly two years ago when she lifted the Marathon Classic in the summer of 2016.

Report lists Mueller's questions for Trump
Mueller hopes to ask Trump the goal for several meetings he had with Comey during the early days of his presidency. Trump's legal team is reportedly undecided about whether he should sit for an interview with Mueller.

What Brexit means for the Irish border
Today in Brexit: The U.K. has a new proposal on the Irish border, as a June deadline looms. The border issue has been one of the thorniest issues in Brexit talks between the sides.

John Kelly: Reports I Called Trump An Idiot 'Total BS'
The president grew angry a year ago when NBC reported that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called the president a "moron". The Kansas secretary of state had already launched his campaign for governor.

Gulf must unite against Iran: Pompeo
The current nuclear deal, continued Pompeo, does not offer enough guarantees that Iran will not acquire nuclear arms. In Riyadh yesterday Mr Pompeo reiterated President Trump's threat to terminate the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran.