Facebook debuted the first-ever ad backing its Messenger applications in a Facebook post by former PayPal president David Marcus, who joined the social network in June to lead its mobile messaging efforts.
Facebook continued its focus on security with two announcements Wednesday related to its white-hat program: The social network is doubling the bounties that it will pay out to researchers who discover white-hat bugs its ads code, and it released a “Bounty Hunter’s Guide” containing detailed instructions on how to submit those bugs.
Malala Yousafzai – who survived an Oct. 9, 2012, assassination attempt by the Taliban in Pakistan, where she was targeted for voicing her options about women’s rights and education — became the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner last Friday, and she shared her reaction on the Malala Fund Facebook page.
A music legend is finally on Facebook, as Prince joined the social network last week, and Facebook marked the occasion with a special icon in his favorite color, purple.
A new application from Digg founder Kevin Rose was dealt a setback by Instagram, as TechCrunch reported that the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network asked Tiiny, an app that allows users to share thumbnail images and videos with no sound, to remove its Instagram authentication feature, which helped Tiiny suggest users to follow based on their Instagram followers.