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Instagram’s active users cut in half while Facebook fights loss claims

Instagram’s active users cut in half while Facebook fights loss claims

This week there's been more than one claim against the growing state of Facebook and its most powerful purchased ecosystem: Instagram. What we're seeing for the latter is a chart from AppStats that cuts their active user numbers in half, while Facebook is facing claims that they've lost 600,000 users in a month. That's not a whole lot compared to the number of people who use Facebook every day, but you'll find that Facebook isn't about to see claims against its popularity go unchecked.

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Facebook adds free Voice Messaging and limited VoIP to Messenger app

Facebook adds free Voice Messaging and limited VoIP to Messenger app

Both iOS and Android users will be seeing an update for their Facebook Messenger app starting today, one that will allow them to begin use Facebook's own flavor of Voice Messaging. This feature is included in the download for all while Canada specifically gets a unique opportunity to work with VoIP in a sort of beta test of the service. The Canadian VoIP test will be working with iOS only (at the start) while Voice Messaging is set to hit Android and iOS all at once.

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Facebook works to fix confirmed privacy flaw with New Year’s message service

Facebook works to fix confirmed privacy flaw with New Year’s message service

Social network Facebook has confirmed that there is a privacy flaw with its New Year's messaging service called the Midnight Delivery feature. This feature was billed as a way to allow users to send messages automatically to all their friends at the stroke of midnight. Since some the messages could be private in nature, the service was supposed to allow messages to be read by the intended recipients. UPDATE: A spokesperson for Facebook has reached out to us to assure the world that this situation has been rectified - rest easy!

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Facebook tops list of most-viewed Wikipedia articles in 2012

Facebook tops list of most-viewed Wikipedia articles in 2012

We turned to our old pal Wikipedia a lot this year, but judging from a list of the most-viewed Wikipedia articles in 2012 put together by Johan Gunnarsson, some of the pages we visited most might surprise you. Wikipedia doesn't rank its pages at the end of the year like so many other sites do, so Gunnarsson put the 100-entry list together by looking at the service's log files. The page users visited most in 2012? Facebook, by a pretty significant amount.

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Facebook privacy settings changes start to go live

Facebook privacy settings changes start to go live

Facebook has rolled out the first wave of privacy changes that it has had planned for awhile now. Users in New Zealand are seeing new notifications and menus that are part of the changes. According to a spokesperson who talked with The Next Web, other Facebook users will begin seeing the changes over the course of the next week as the social network wraps up its testing.

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Facebook under real-name fire as Germany insists on pseudonyms

Facebook under real-name fire as Germany insists on pseudonyms

Facebook has been told to end its policy insisting that users give their real names, after a German privacy regulator highlighted that it contravenes local laws about pseudonyms. The social site has vowed to fight the demand "vigorously", though it has not yet been adopted across Germany. So far, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ULD) in the state of Schleswig-Holstein has demanded a change in policy, according to German data protection law, but the expectation is that other states will follow suit.

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Facebook offers statement about site outage

Facebook offers statement about site outage

Earlier today, Facebook users experienced a site outage for about 20 minutes. The issue didn't affect mobile users, with smartphone and tablet access remaining unaffected. This issue originated after Google users were also affected by outages, prompting curiosity about whether the two issues were related. Turns out, Facebook was just tinkering.

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Facebook Phone universe expands with Orange “Party Call” service

Facebook Phone universe expands with Orange “Party Call” service

It's time once again, and again, and again, to think about a Facebook-centric phone with a deal that's been inked this week at Orange called "Party Call." This "social calling" service will work with Facebook specifically and will be working with both mobile and desktop versions of the social network. The big break in this plan as far as a Facebook phone goes is the fact that it's not Facebook that's leading this initiative, it's Orange using Facebook's open API as any other developer would, working with Orange's IP-based calling and messaging app Libon (Life is Better On).

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