Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Messenger launches multiplayer AR games for video chat

Facebook in talks with banks to expand customer service Facebook denies seeking users' bank data
Roberta Sherman | 10 August, 2018, 17:31

The messages contain a link which could steal a user's login credentials by taking them to another website which appears to be the Facebook login page, when in fact it is controlled by a fraudster.

In a statement, Facebook denied that it was seeking information on transactions and said it was looking to help banks with their customer service.

Idris Elba back in the running for Bond
Fuqua responded that the transition "will happen eventually", going on to suggest Elba as the frontrunner for the part. MGM will distribute the film domestically while Universal Pictures will handle global distribution.

The Facebook Messenger app is rolling out these AR Games for all users starting today.

In Hong Kong, Hang Seng Bank is one of the market pioneers in using the latest technology to reach out to customers. Snappables are a new form of interactive lenses through which Snapchatters can share experiences and experiment with AR, and is available in Snapchat's Lens Carousel, on the left side of the circular capture button. That includes account balances and credit card activity, because who better to have access to our personal financial data than Facebook?

Australia relaxes kangaroo protections amid drought battle
Australia's most populous state is now "100 percent" in drought following the most intense dry spell in more than 50 years. Japan and Korea are suffering heatwaves and wildfires have blazed across California and Sweden.

'Account linking enables people to receive real-time updates in Facebook Messenger where people can keep track of their transaction data like account balances, receipts and shipping updates. "The idea is that messaging with a bank can be better than waiting on hold over the phone - and it's completely opt-in".

And now Facebook Messenger has added a feature that is very similar to something Snapchat launched not too long ago.

Fulham sign Vietto on a season-long loan from Atleti
With Thursday's addition of Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic , Atletico had room to loan out Vietto once again. The former Racing Club man has bounced around since moving to Europe but now he has landed in England.

The statement follows a story in the Wall Street Journal that said the social media giant had asked United States banks for such data. Banks, reflecting historic practices, prefer customers to use their services electronically using the institutions' own applications, where they control the security. This does sort of confirm that Facebook had indeed reached out to the various banks for their critical and confidential data. ICBC, for example, has linked up with WeChat for a service that allows bank clients to check financial information and receive product information and news of special offers.

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