Neowin: Facebook has finally begun testing the ability to unsend messages on Messenger

Neowin: Facebook has finally begun testing the ability to unsend messages on Messenger . “Earlier in the year, Facebook was caught with its hand in the proverbial cookie jar, as the company was found to be deleting messages Mark Zuckerberg and other executives had sent using its messaging platform. As a result of that discovery, Facebook hurriedly announced that it would make the feature available to all users soon.”

TechCrunch: Facebook Messenger internally tests voice commands for chat, calls

TechCrunch: Facebook Messenger internally tests voice commands for chat, calls . “Facebook Messenger could soon let you use your voice to dictate and send messages, initiate voice calls and create reminders. Messenger for Android’s code reveals a new M assistant button atop the message thread screen that activates listening for voice commands for those functionalities. Voice control could make Messenger simpler to use hands-free or while driving, more accessible for the vision or dexterity-impaired and, perhaps one day, easier for international users whose native languages are hard to type.”

The Hill: FTC complaint accuses Facebook of collecting data on children with Messenger Kids

The Hill: FTC complaint accuses Facebook of collecting data on children with Messenger Kids. “In a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and other organizations argued that the service’s disclosures about its privacy practices are overly vague, allowing Facebook to share children’s data with third parties.”

Make Tech Easier: Facebook Messenger Features You Might Not Know About

Make Tech Easier: Facebook Messenger Features You Might Not Know About. “Over the course of two to three years, we’ve gotten everything from end-to-end encryption to AI chatbots and augmented reality. While it doesn’t come without privacy concerns and some occasional resource-hogging, Facebook Messenger’s ever-growing suite of features is hard to ignore.”

TechCrunch: US government loses bid to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls

TechCrunch: US government loses bid to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls . “US government investigators have lost a case to force Facebook to wiretap calls made over its Messenger app. A joint federal and state law enforcement effort investigating the MS-13 gang had pushed a district court to hold the social networking giant in contempt of court for refusing to permit real-time listening in on voice calls.”

Make Tech Easier: How to Bulk-Delete Messages from Facebook Messenger

Make Tech Easier: How to Bulk-Delete Messages from Facebook Messenger. “How far back does your Facebook message history go? If you’re a millennial, maybe elementary school – not exactly the pinnacle of your intellectual life. Regardless of age, though, scrolling through your Messenger history can be cringeworthy. However, Facebook doesn’t really make deleting conversations a primary part of its messaging feature – they just naturally slide to the bottom as the chats fall into disuse, and the actual deletion function they’ve actually built in is painfully slow. Luckily, there are some browser extensions that can help you clean out your inbox a little faster.”

Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger – sources (Reuters)

Reuters: Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger – sources. “The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc (FB.O) to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.”