CNET: Facebook tests app for free web browsing on a mobile device, within limits

CNET: Facebook tests app for free web browsing on a mobile device, within limits. “Facebook is testing in Peru a new app called Discover that lets people browse text on any mobile website for free for a certain amount of time, a move that highlights the social media giant’s ambitions to expand internet access globally.”

CNET: Facebook launches CatchUp, an experimental app for voice calls

CNET: Facebook launches CatchUp, an experimental app for voice calls. “Facebook’s New Product Experimentation team on Tuesday released a Messenger Rooms-like app for voice calls called CatchUp. The experimental app aims to make coordinating group phone calls with up to 8 friends and family members a little easier.”

Ubergizmo: Facebook Messenger Will Now Start Warning Users About Scams And Impersonations

Ubergizmo: Facebook Messenger Will Now Start Warning Users About Scams And Impersonations. “For example when receiving a message from a stranger, Messenger will show you a warning that offers some advice, like refusing requests to send money. For instances where an account that has been created to look like someone you know, Messenger will also warn users that this account appears to be similar to someone you know and that the person you’re chatting with might not actually be your friend.”

Mashable: Facebook role play groups offer a mundane escape from the pandemic

Mashable: Facebook role play groups offer a mundane escape from the pandemic. “The pandemic has devastated the American economy; as of Thursday, a staggering 38.6 million Americans filed for unemployment in just nine weeks. Essential workers are putting their lives on the line to keep society running, and many nonessential workers who did keep their jobs are working from home. With stay-at-home orders for some states are being extended well into the summer, everyone is struggling to adjust to the new reality. But in ‘A group where we all pretend to work at the same office,’ thousands of employees are still clocking in. ”

The Verge: Facebook’s new tool makes it easy to transfer photos and videos to Google Photos

The Verge: Facebook’s new tool makes it easy to transfer photos and videos to Google Photos. “Facebook is rolling out a new tool today allowing users in the US and Canada to transfer their photos and videos to Google Photos. The tool can be accessed by heading to your Facebook settings, then heading to the tab that reads ‘Your Facebook Information.’ There you’ll find the option to transfer your photos and videos. You’ll need to connect your Google account before you can transfer your files.”

New York Times: Facebook Restructures Its Security Teams

New York Times: Facebook Restructures Its Security Teams. “The changes… affected Facebook’s detection-engineering and alert-response teams, said three current and former employees, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss workplace issues. The employees, whose duties included anticipating cyberattacks and preventing hackers from breaching the platform, were in Facebook’s offices in London, Seattle and Menlo Park, Calif.”