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Social media access restored in Chad

President Idriss Deby of Chad has said that he has instructed Internet Service Providers in the country to lift social media restrictions he had initially instructed them to implement. This comes after more than a year later that people in Chad have had no social media access.

Facebook embeds tracking data in images

Facebook is involved in yet another privacy scandal. A security researcher has discovered that the social media platform embeds tracking data into images uploaded on its platform allowing it to track them around the Web.

European Central Bank worried about Libra

The European Central Bank is worried that Facebook's Libra could offer an alternative financial system to existing ones and as a result, sabotage their monetary policy. They say it is a wake-up call for regulators.

Facebook’s main game is Calibra, not Libra

Calibra has little to do with the ideals behind blockchain. The digital wallet is more like a traditional bank account. Facebook wants to be not only the world’s biggest social media platform but also the globe’s go-to marketplace.

Facebook asked to stop Libra implementation

The United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services has written a letter to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg requesting they halt development of Libra.

CDN issue possible cause of Facebook outage

For approximately 12 hours, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram were experiencing problems on 3 July 2019. Although Facebook hasn't confirmed, it appears this was caused by a CDN issue.

Libra will not help the unbanked

Facebook either has a huge amount of work to do to adapt its new digital currency, Libra, to fit the problem it is trying to address better. Alternatively, it needs to redefine the problem that it is trying to fix.