Yesterday, Facebook's Facebook F8 Developer Conference Keynote hosted some key Facebook executives to announce new additions to the product. But it was CEO Mark Zuckerberg's statements that deserve the most attention.
It has been a tough few years for Facebook. Scandal after scandal, leaks after leaks and breakthroughs after breaks, there was not much for the network that was not good bad . Facebook has always put users' user data and trust at risk ̵
The CEO resigned yesterday against the backdrop of "The future is private" had recently failed his users, but a shift in privacy comes And not only how Facebook works, but also how the company itself is run. This effort means a dramatic change in Facebook and its apps, like Instagram and WhatsApp.
But they will fight hard – he said that on stage. "I know that many people do not believe that we are serious," he said. "I know we do not have a good reputation for privacy, to put it bluntly." However, the results are up and Facebook's more privacy-focused shift is making slow progress. But instead of just pushing change out of the box, the company seems to take a more systematic approach – something that is crucial to a good and secure network.
Facebook's approach seems simple, if complex. The network itself will be realigned, with groups and events playing a crucial role and the newsfeed taking the backseat. Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are unified for a cross-platform, encrypted messaging system. Of course, we hope that the real change takes place in the backend – where the privacy really lies. For the people who are supposed to protect our data.
However, it has been proven by this time that we can approach this "new Facebook" with healthy skepticism. The network has a lot to prove, and now is the time to prove it.
In the related news you can see all the other things that Facebook announced yesterday.
- Facebook Messenger comes to Mac and Windows: Dedicated apps are on their way. [VentureBeat]
- Facebook Dating Expands: Facebook's dating service will be launched in 14 new countries, with a new "Secret Crush" feature that lets users know who they love. [CNET]
- Instagram gets a redesigned camera: The camera receives a remake and dedicated shopping tags are offered that allow users to buy things directly from the app. [The Verge]
- Instagram will hide like in Canada: More focus on content and less popularity. I like & # 39; s. [Engadget]
- Prime Video appears on Facebook portal: You can soon watch movies on portal. [The Streamable]
- Portal also arrives outside the US: It is expected to ship in the fall. [Engadget]
And Apple can not keep up with the demand for AirPods, which has nothing to do with Facebook. A recent Windows update causes problems for Chromium, Google Talks for Android TV and much more.
- Obviously, AirPods are super cool: Tim Cook called AirPods a "cultural phenomenon" and said Apple had difficulty keeping up with demand. I can vouch for that – the ordered set was in arrears, with no shipping date in sight. Oof. [9to5Mac]
- A Windows update beats Chromium: A new security update for Windows 10 causes major performance issues for Chromium, but it fixes a bug. [ZDNet]
- Google has reminded us that Android TV exists: The company says that new hardware comes along with a redesigned Play Store. The bad news is that it's probably too little, too late. [9to5Google]
- Google Announces "CallJoy" for Small Businesses: It's like the automated systems we all hate when we only want to talk to a real person, but for all companies and not for those, who can dovetail about the money for it. Great.
- Ingress becomes real (Art of): Before Pokemon Go, there was Ingress. Now it comes in a new animated series to Netflix. [Android Police]
Yesterday there was a lot of cool scientific news – like a space rock that hits the moon and nanobots that can brush your teeth – but there was one special thing that was close to my heart: a drone brought a kidney into one Kidney transplant patient for the first time.
People die every day waiting for organs, and the waiting list for people who need kidneys is the longest of all organs. The ability to deliver organs for drone transplantation could save significant time between removing the organ from the donor body and invading the recipient, not only saving more lives, but also keeping the transplanted organ longer. The time from collection to transplantation is crucial for transplanted organs. Therefore, the release of drones is an exciting breakthrough to shorten this time. This is fantastic. [Engadget]