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Facebook canceled an annual San Francisco conference because of coronavirus concerns

FACEBOOK CANCELED AN ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO CONFERENCE BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

Facebook is canceling an annual marketing conference held in San Francisco out of coronavirus concerns. The cancellation comes as the...

WhatsApp dark mode is nearly here, but what else is coming to the messaging app?

WHATSAPP DARK MODE IS NEARLY HERE, BUT WHAT ELSE IS COMING TO THE MESSAGING APP?

After a long, long wait, WhatsApp dark mode is now available to beta testers on Android and iOS, and hopefully a full global launch...

 
 
 
Here's the top Canadian mobile news from the past week

HERE'S THE TOP CANADIAN MOBILE NEWS FROM THE PAST WEEK

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven...

Third student dies after speeding car hits six high school runners near Oklahoma school

THIRD STUDENT DIES AFTER SPEEDING CAR HITS SIX HIGH SCHOOL RUNNERS NEAR OKLAHOMA SCHOOL

Kolby Crum, who was one of the six students hit by a vehicle on Feb. 3, died Saturday morning, according to the Prayers for Kolby Facebook...

 
 
 
You want dark mode for your Facebook app? Get the Lite

YOU WANT DARK MODE FOR YOUR FACEBOOK APP? GET THE LITE

Smartphone UIs have been getting increasing darker over the past couple of years, culminating with the arrival of a system-wide dark...

Digital Trends Live: MWC cancellation, fact-checking Facebook, and more

DIGITAL TRENDS LIVE: MWC CANCELLATION, FACT-CHECKING FACEBOOK, AND MORE

On today's Digital Trends Live, we discuss the top stories in tech, including the cancellation of the MWC.

 
 
 
'Lockdown' Firewall App That Lets You Block Ads and Trackers in All Apps Expands to Mac

'LOCKDOWN' FIREWALL APP THAT LETS YOU BLOCK ADS AND TRACKERS IN ALL APPS EXPANDS TO MAC

Lockdown , a popular open source firewall app that's designed to let users block any connection to any domain, is now available for...

Digital Trends Live: U.S. vs. Huawei, Facebook's ‘Hobbi,' and more

DIGITAL TRENDS LIVE: U.S. VS. HUAWEI, FACEBOOK'S ‘HOBBI,' AND MORE

On this Digital Trends Live, we discuss the top stories in technology, including U.S. charges against Huawei.

 
 
 
Sheryl Sandberg says she helped plan her own engagement, and encourages other women to stop waiting for their boyfriends to propose

SHERYL SANDBERG SAYS SHE HELPED PLAN HER OWN ENGAGEMENT, AND ENCOURAGES OTHER WOMEN TO STOP WAITING FOR THEIR BOYFRIENDS TO PROPOSE

Kimberly White/Getty Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, announced her engagement to Tom Bernthal on February 3. In...

Facebook has blocked a queer and polyamorous-friendly dating app from posting ads, saying there isn't a global appetite for it

FACEBOOK HAS BLOCKED A QUEER AND POLYAMOROUS-FRIENDLY DATING APP FROM POSTING ADS, SAYING THERE ISN'T A GLOBAL APPETITE FOR IT

Kevin Kozicki/Getty Images Queer-, kink-, and polyamorous-friendly dating app open tried advertise on Facebook, but their attempts...

 
 
 
Facebook is changing its political-advertising policies on Instagram after Mike Bloomberg's campaign paid for memes on the platform

FACEBOOK IS CHANGING ITS POLITICAL-ADVERTISING POLICIES ON INSTAGRAM AFTER MIKE BLOOMBERG'S CAMPAIGN PAID FOR MEMES ON THE PLATFORM

Facebook said it will allow US political candidates to sponsor branded content on Instagram, as long as they follow certain guidelines...

Beware these Valentines Day catfishing online scams

BEWARE THESE VALENTINES DAY CATFISHING ONLINE SCAMS

It's the most romantic day of the year - but that's no reason to let down your guard when it comes to online security on Valentine's...

 
 
 
WhatsApp has hit 2 billion users, and it's pushing back hard against the US government for demanding a way to break encryption

WHATSAPP HAS HIT 2 BILLION USERS, AND IT'S PUSHING BACK HARD AGAINST THE US GOVERNMENT FOR DEMANDING A WAY TO BREAK ENCRYPTION

AP Photo/Tony Avelar Head of WhatsApp Will Cathcart told the Wall Street Journal the app now has 2 billion users. WhatsApp has accumulated...

Valentine's Day 2020: Quotes, Whatsapp, SMS, wishes that will make your partner feel special!

VALENTINE'S DAY 2020: QUOTES, WHATSAPP, SMS, WISHES THAT WILL MAKE YOUR PARTNER FEEL SPECIAL!

In case you want to indulge in a little bit of PDA on social media this Valentine's Day, you can totally update your Facebook status,...

 
 
 
Uber driver charged with kidnapping after couple livestreams high-speed chase on Facebook

UBER DRIVER CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING AFTER COUPLE LIVESTREAMS HIGH-SPEED CHASE ON FACEBOOK

An Uber driver in Virginia has been charged after police say he attempted to chase down someone who hit his car - without letting his...

Kirsten Gillibrand outlines new Data Protection Agency to take on Big Tech

KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND OUTLINES NEW DATA PROTECTION AGENCY TO TAKE ON BIG TECH

Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images On Thursday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand released a proposal to overhaul the way the US government...

 
 
 
Nancy Pelosi discloses her husband spent $5.52 million on Amazon, Facebook stock

NANCY PELOSI DISCLOSES HER HUSBAND SPENT $5.52 MILLION ON AMAZON, FACEBOOK STOCK

Paul Pelosi, Senator Nancy Pelosi's husband, bought 3,000 shares of Amazon and 5,000 shares of Facebook in January, the Senator disclosed...

WhatsApp Passes 2 Billion User Milestone

WHATSAPP PASSES 2 BILLION USER MILESTONE

For the first time in two years, Facebook -owned WhatsApp has revealed its user numbers. The company disclosed in a blog post that...

 
 
 
Dozens of Facebook pages linked to Russian and Iranian propaganda efforts were shuttered in the company's latest effort to combat misinformation

DOZENS OF FACEBOOK PAGES LINKED TO RUSSIAN AND IRANIAN PROPAGANDA EFFORTS WERE SHUTTERED IN THE COMPANY'S LATEST EFFORT TO COMBAT MISINFORMATION

Facebook removed dozens of accounts and Pages originating in Russia and Iran, the social media giant announced on Wednesday morning. The...

Google unleashes custom emoji for Android phones, and we're all for it

GOOGLE UNLEASHES CUSTOM EMOJI FOR ANDROID PHONES, AND WE'RE ALL FOR IT

Do you like using emoji? Or feel like no emoji truly captures the nuanced, hard-to-define nature of your soul? A new custom emoji feature...