Federal Bureau of Investigation issues Facebook Messenger scam warning

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The WSJ article stated that in order to introduce new services in Facebook Messenger, the firm is asking US banks to share sensitive financial information of users, including account balances and payment card transactions.

Facebook Messenger added AR filters to its video call system previous year - this allowed people to dress their faces up or alter them entirely, making for a much more humorous call with friends and family.

What do you think about Facebook's new AR games feature in Messenger app?

Facebook has copied another one of Snapchat's features, and this time it brings augmented reality games to Messenger video chats.

Only two games are available at launch, but Facebook already has plans for future titles like Beach Bump and Kitten Kraze, and is hoping other developers will take advantage of the chance to show off using the technology.

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The Journal's salacious headline said it all: "Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We'll Give You Our Users".

The more surprising thing should be that anyone was shocked at all, as Facebook continues to look for new ways to keep customers engaged on its platforms.

Top of mind for potential bank partners and customers are Facebook's recent disclosures regarding its failure to protect user data as well as the use of the network by malicious actors looking to scam people and influence elections. In Asteroid Attack, users can steer a spaceship around with their nose, avoiding obstacles, while Don't Smile is a variation on a staring contest. Open an existing conversation or find the person or group of people you'd like to chat with and tap the video icon on the upper right corner of the screen. Then simply tap the start button and select one of the AR games.

But now the tech giant is adding games to the chat client to be played during video calls.

Facebook also announced that over 17 billion video chats were made in 2017, twice as many as the year before.

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