Facebook has been secretly testing an app in China called Colorful Balloons

Latest news

    In May, Facebook quietly launched a photo-sharing app called Colorful Balloons in China, where the social networking site is banned, according to a report in The New York Times.

    Colorful Balloons appears to mimic the look and feel of Facebook’s Moments app, which allows users to share photos with friends and family members. Rather than interfacing with Facebook, the app works with the country’s biggest social network, WeChat. Facebook released the app through a local company called Youge Internet Technology, without any hint of branding from the social media giant, and appears to have taken efforts to ensure that it doesn’t spread widely.

    China banned Facebook in July 2009, and partially blocked WhatsApp in July. Since then, CEO Mark…

    View the original article: https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/12/16138844/facebook-china-colorful-balloons-secretly-test-app

    Continue reading…

    In the same category are

    Russian government: Telcoms face cost hike from new security law MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian telecoms operators will have to ramp up charges by up to 10 percent to cover costs they will incur implementing new laws de...
    India lynchings: WhatsApp sets new rules after mob killings Image copyright AFP Image caption Many Indians are first exposed to the internet through low-cost smartphones WhatsApp has said it will limit how ...
    Veon cuts management in return to traditional telecoms model AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Veon, the mobile phone operator formerly known as VimpelCom, said it would cut management jobs and simplify its structure as it ...
    UK criticises security of Huawei products Image copyright Reuters A UK government report into Huawei's broadband and mobile infrastructure equipment has concluded that it has "only limited a...
    Money to help Trump immigrants rejected Image copyright US Customs and Border Protection Image caption At the time the policy was in force, authorities released this image of illegal migr...
    Google’s Loon brings internet-by-balloon to Kenya Image copyright Loon Image caption Loon's balloons float 20km above sea level A network of giant balloons will soon bring internet access to remot...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.