Social Media Today: FTC OKs Facebook Acquisition, New Twitter Alerts
By Melony Roy
FTC clears Facebook’s WhatsApp deal
Facebook has cleared a major hurdle in its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved the deal with a warning on privacy obligations. The FTC says WhatsApp must adhere to its current privacy practices after the merger, including a promise not to use its users’ personal data for targeted ads.
In addition, The FTC says it will keep an eye on WhatsApp privacy practices.
Twitter Launches Pop-Up Notifications for Web
Twitter is bringing notification alerts to the web.
Users will soon receive pop-up notifications when others on the platform engage with them.
The notifications will appear in the lower-right hand corner of the user’s timeline and you can follow someone back or reply to a message directly from the notification.
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