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Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism, writing in a letter to users that the company’s platform could be the “social infrastructure” for the globe.

In a 5,700-word manifesto, Zuckerberg, founder of the world’s largest social network, quoted Abraham Lincoln, the US president during the country’s 19th century Civil War known for his eloquence, and offered a philosophical sweep that was unusual for a business magnate.

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he musician Jay Sean has visited the headquarters of YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Instagram has reached out to tutor him on the best time to post photos for maximum impact.

But there is one social media service Mr. Sean has not heard from, even though he frequently uses the app to post spontaneous snippets of his life: Snapchat.

“When it comes to celebrities, Snapchat is different from Instagram or Twitter,” said Mr. Sean, whose biggest hit was the song “Down,” which also features the hip-hop artist Lil Wayne. Mr. Sean has 472,000 followers on Instagram, but he says he does not know how many people follow him on Snapchat because the company does not disclose the information.

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Facebook yesterday said that is working to fix flaws in its metrics calculations that led to the audience being overestimated at times.

It was the second time in months that Facebook acknowledged problems with assessing the reach of content at the leading online social network, a key factor in luring crucial advertising.

In September, Facebook said it had overestimated the average amount of time spent watching videos over the course of the previous two years.

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It has been reported that Twitter Inc is planning another round of job cuts, with people familiar with the matter telling Bloomberg Technology the social media giant may lay off up to 300 staff — approximately 8 percent of its workforce.

While Bloomberg’s sources noted the estimated number might change, it said an official announcement is expected to be made by the microblogging site as early as this week when it delivers its third quarter earnings

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Facebook promised it’ll offer Messenger users end-to-end encryption, and the company finally rolled out the feature to all its users. However, Messenger isn’t end-to-end encrypted by default, meaning you have to manually activate it for each conversation., which can be a hassle.

“Your messages are already secure, but Secret Conversations are encrypted from one device to another,” the iPhone or Android app will tell you. What that means is that your chats are, were, will be encrypted while in transit — that’s the “already secure” part — so they can’t be hacked. But Secret Conversations are the only ones that are also encrypted at each end, including your device and Facebook’s server. That means nobody can snoop on your protected chats.

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After the popular mobile messaging platform WhatsApp, parent company Facebook has rolled out end-to-end encryption for its Messenger users.

People can toggle the “Secret Conversations” feature on in settings to enable end-to-end encryption on Messenger, technology website Engadget reported on Wednesday.

 

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Snapchat’s unveiling of camera-equipped sunglasses thrusts the messaging app maker into the cutthroat hardware business, a risky move that reflects its strength in video, but follows a shaky record by internet giants.

On Friday, the Venice, Calif., startup revealed Spectacles, a $130 pair of stylish sunglasses outfitted with a camera that with a tap of a button near the hinge can record up to 10 seconds of video at a time.

The one-size-fits-all glasses, which come in black, teal or coral and will be available this fall in limited quantities, are designed to connect to a smartphone so Snapchat users easily can share videos through the app.

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INSTAGRAM on Monday said that is adding a new weapon for fighting harassment at the popular mobile app for sharing pictures and videos.

The Facebook-owned social network began letting some celebrities and others with accounts that attract torrents of feedback filter those comments by keywords or even turn off the option to comment on particular posts.

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The online video wars are on, and their major players except one will be meeting in full force this week.

The VidCon convention, once a way for fans to meet their favourite YouTube stars, opens to a sold out crowd of 25,000 enthusiasts and reps from all walks of the growing online video industry.

A burning question for many: Whether Facebook, battling hard for video views with YouTube, will start to share revenues with the legions of semi-professional video creators.

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Facebook Inc has signed deals worth more than US$50mil (RM200.99mil) with media companies and celebrities to create videos for its live-streaming service, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Facebook has signed nearly 140 deals, including with CNN, the New York Times, Vox Media, Tastemade, Mashable and the Huffington Post, the Journal reported on June 21, citing a document.

Comedian Kevin Hart, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, wellness guru Deepak Chopra and NFL quarterback Russell Wilson are among the celebrities that Facebook has partnered with.

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