Facebook
Facebook today announced new tools to help people manage their time on Facebook and Instagram: an activity dashboard, a daily reminder and a new way to limit notifications. Similar to Apple's Screen Time, the tools are intended to help users monitor and control their usage of both the main Facebook app and Instagram.
youtube dark mode finally comes to android
Dark Mode for the YouTube app on Android has finally started rolling out with a number of users beginning to see the feature appearing over the weekend. YouTube added a dark mode to its desktop site last year, and the company says that it became one of the most requested features for its apps.
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UK privacy regulators are seeking a warrant to search the offices of the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, following reports that the company may have improperly gained access to data on 50 million Facebook users.
Facebook has implemented video chatting in Messenger Lite, a slimmed down version of Messenger for Android that offers the core features of the app while giving everyone the opportunity to stay connected to their friends and family, intended for people with older Android devices and/or slower Internet connections.
Patent Fight
BlackBerry has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook and its companies WhatsApp and Instagram for their use of instant messaging. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook "created mobile messaging applications that co-opt BlackBerry's innovations, using a number of the innovative security, user interface, and functionality enhancing features.
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In a new identified scam detected by Symantec, a malicious app dubbed ‘Android.Fakeapp’, involves a new malware strain that is phishing for Facebook login credentials directly from the targeted devices. Named Fakeapp, this new malware strain was detected earlier this month by Symantec researchers.
Twitter has announced changes to its API that will massively reduce the impact of services that allow links and content to be shared across multiple accounts, i.e. the software that powers Twitter bots. This should bring an end to services that let those controlling large numbers of accounts to batch tweet, follow users, retweet or like tweets.
Facebook Messenger Kids, a controversial new messenger aimed at children is now available on Android. This app is specifically designed for children between the ages of 6 through 12, since you can be age 13 and sign up for a normal Facebook account.

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