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Facebook to Launch ‘Libra’ Cryptocurrency in next year

June 23, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on Facebook to Launch ‘Libra’ Cryptocurrency in next year | Filed in Business, Social Network, Technology

Mark Zuckerberg is planning to launch a cryptocurrency in 2020 hoping to change the global economy. Facebook is currently developing Libra currency with the help of various international organizations. This includes credit card companies, venture capital firms, and other tech giants.

Once launched, Libra will be integrated inside of Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Eventually, Zuckerberg hopes to make Libra accepted as a form of payment. This will lead the financial services to be built on top of its blockchain network. Readmore

US Visa now requires to submit Social media accounts

June 4, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on US Visa now requires to submit Social media accounts | Filed in Government, Internet, Social Network, Technology, Travel

United States Visa Applicants will now be required to submit any information about their social media accounts. These social media accounts should have been used for the past five years prior to the VISA application.

This used to be a requirement only when US officials deemed it necessary to further scrutinize an applicant’s personal details. However, Associated Press (AP) reported that the social media data is now needed both for immigrant and nonimmigrant visa forms. This additional required info was first suggested on March 2018 to incorporate it with against the watch lists generated by the US government. Readmore

Google bans Huawei effective immediately

May 27, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on Google bans Huawei effective immediately | Filed in Business, Featured, Google, Internet, SmartPhones, Technology
Huawei may no longer have access to Android updates and device certifications. This has been apparent after an executive order and the U.S. Commerce Department blacklist has been set in motion.

Huawei, including other companies, is now facing difficulties to pursue business with U.S. entities. Google has to comply with the new trade blacklist which includes Huawei and 68 of its subsidiaries. The said bar was enacted since last week after the Chinese tech giant was place on the Entity List. This bars the company from purchasing equipment from U.S. companies unless it gets approval from the government. However, Commerce Department is unlikely to give the permission as of the moment. Readmore

You can now Undo Messages sent in Facebook Messenger

February 8, 2019 by onlineph | Comments Off on You can now Undo Messages sent in Facebook Messenger | Filed in Internet, Social Network, Technology, Tutorials

Facebook is launching the ability to remove the sent messages of Messenger users all over the globe. This app ability was first announced in 2018 but was only made available in certain countries. As of February 5, people can now delete a message on their own view or at the receiver’s end.

However, this option is only available within 10 minutes from the time the message was sent. After that, you will not be able to delete the message. Readmore

DFA launches ePayment Portal for passport applications

June 21, 2018 by onlineph | Comments Off on DFA launches ePayment Portal for passport applications | Filed in Government, Reviews, Technology, Travel

The Department of Foreign Affairs launched its passport ePayment Portal. This is to increase the agency’s capacity to receive and process passport applications. It is also cited that the ePayments initiatives can greatly decrease the number of no-shows for passport processing.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Cayetano shared that this new payment system can bring convenience since passport applicants can pay the fees anywhere. It is also expected to maximize the capacity of every consular office. Readmore

Facebook will be rolling in new Dating-service Features

June 19, 2018 by onlineph | Comments Off on Facebook will be rolling in new Dating-service Features | Filed in Business, Featured, Internet, Social Network, Technology

Facebook will be competing against dating apps to help users find long-term relationships. Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed that Facebook will be rolling in new dating-service features.

Though the design is expected to compete with dating apps such as Tinder and Hinge, Zuckerberg emphasizes that Facebook’s features will be different since it aims for people to develop a more meaning relationship rather than just hookups. Furthermore, though it is unclear on how developers will control the new features he had assured the users that safety and privacy have been prototype since the beginning. Readmore

Facebook dislike button now on trial

May 2, 2018 by onlineph | Comments Off on Facebook dislike button now on trial | Filed in Business, Internet, SmartPhones, Social Network, Technology

Facebook rolls out Reddit-style downvote button to its users in New Zealand and Australia. This new tool lets the users to give their feedback about comments and tells Facebook whether the comments are disrespectful or has bad intentions.

The downvotes are far from the upside-down thumb which Facebook used to have to indicate dislike. An information box pops out to explain why there are new arrows below the comments. Readmore