Facebook denies seeking users' bank data

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London England. Facebook has been rapidly catching up on My Space as the premier social networking website and as of July 2007 was the seco

Multiple Facebook messenger users up to 6 can be connected on the video call to play the augmented reality games. "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 statement said.

"Don't Smile" is a game that is like a staring contest that detects if you grin.

The games are fairly rudimentary, but highlight how Facebook is continuing to push forward with augmented reality as it experiments with new formats and experiences for its users, experiences that could lead to future monetisation opportunities as Facebook's revenue growth slows and its profits shrink. The person or group you are video chatting with will get a notification indicating it is time to get your game on, Micheva added.

Facebook maintains that if it gets the data from banks, it will use it to offer services that encourage people to spend more time on Messenger, and will not use it to target ads or share with third parties.

Other new games that will be released at a later date include Beach Bump where you pass a beach ball back and forth, plus Kitten Kraze which is a match cat game.

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

Facebook is known for copying Snapchat's features for its social media platforms. "Asteroids Attack" sees you move your face around to navigate a space ship, avoiding rocks and grabbing laser beam powerups. Then simply tap the start button and select one of the AR games. The messenger app will have an extra star-shaped option that will let the users choose their games.

But before seeking to establish partnerships with banks through its Messenger app, Facebook should strive harder to win back the trust of its users, who have become wary of tech tools that have access to their personal data.

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