Android malware targets Facebook users

Scary Android malware uses Facebook to bypass two-factor authentication

By on April 17, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Scary Android malware uses Facebook to bypass two-factor authentication

Android users have yet another piece of malware to worry about. PC World points out a technique that is specifically targeting Facebook users who use mobile banking. On computers infected with this trojan, users will see a message when visiting Facebook’s website alerting them that “due to a rising number of attempts in order to gain unlawful access to the personal information of our users and to prevent corrupted page data to spread Facebook administration introduces new extra safety protection system.” More →

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Facebook Nearby Friends Feature

You can see exactly where your Facebook friends are in real time, but only if they let you

By on April 17, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

You can see exactly where your Facebook friends are in real time, but only if they let you

Facebook on Thursday took the wraps off of a new feature that, depending on your perspective, is either incredibly cool or incredibly creepy. For this reason, the company has wisely decided to make this new feature strictly an opt-in affair to avoid completely freaking out users who are sensitive to privacy. More →

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Facebook Money Transfer Service

Would you trust Facebook to be your bank?

By on April 14, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Would you trust Facebook to be your bank?

It’s been a long time since Facebook was just a social media platform, and now the empire is looking to expand into yet another field. The Financial Times reports that Facebook is just weeks from obtaining regulatory approval in Ireland to offer services that would let users store their money, as well as pay and exchange that money with other users. Facebook would become an “e-money” institution, making the virtual currency valid throughout Europe. More →

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How To Use 2-step Verification

Here’s how to protect yourself with two-step verification on 11 top websites

By on April 14, 2014 at 12:59 PM.

Here’s how to protect yourself with two-step verification on 11 top websites

Heartbleed is a very scary bug that came to light recently and once again sent the Internet into a frenzy with talk about how to protect yourself from security vulnerabilities and hackers. Several sites also published guides covering how to protect yourself from Heartbleed, suggesting that using stronger passwords could somehow have kept users safe from having their data compromised by Heartbleed. Using complex passwords is always a good idea, but even the longest password would have been vulnerable in the case of this particular flaw. What would have offered users solid protection, however, is two-step verification. More →

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Facebook Privacy Settings Tweaks

Facebook is rolling out privacy-guarding features for a change

By on April 10, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Facebook is rolling out privacy-guarding features for a change

Facebook has long been slammed for breaching the privacy of its customers in the past, but the company seems to be interested in introducing more privacy-guarding features that should help users better protect the things they share on the social network while also making sure Facebook still runs as it’s expected to. More →

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Facebook Messenger for iOS and Android

Facebook will force you to install another one of its apps

By on April 10, 2014 at 8:20 AM.

Facebook will force you to install another one of its apps

Facebook plans to remove the chat features from its main mobile app and force users to install Messenger on their iOS and Android phones in order to keep chatting with their friends. TechCrunch reports the company has already started notifying users in Europe about the change, which is coming whether they want it or not. More →

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Facebook Ads on Desktop

Facebook thinks you want even bigger ads on your news feed

By on April 9, 2014 at 4:32 PM.

Facebook thinks you want even bigger ads on your news feed

Facebook on Wednesday announced new changes to the way it displays ads – its bread and butter – on the desktop, revealing it wants to show its users fewer ads in the right-hand column as before, but make them bigger than their predecessors. The bigger ads will start rolling out later this month, but Facebook will keep supporting both small and big ads in the right-hand column during the transition.This is one of Facebook’s latest changes when it comes the way it displays its ads, after recently deciding to feature autoplay ads in the News Feed. More →

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WhatsApp Wireless Service Plans

Another massive threat emerges for wireless carriers: Facebook

By on April 9, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

Another massive threat emerges for wireless carriers: Facebook

Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp has some interesting implications. Among them is the fact that Facebook is now starting to challenge mobile operators in major Western markets. German operator e-plus now offers a WhatsApp SIM card that gives users unlimited WhatsApp messaging combined with a mobile data and mobile voice calling package of 600MB and 600 minutes. The big news here is the price: 10 euros, or about $14 — and that is not a monthly charge; you can stretch it out as long as you can. More →

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Why Does Facebook Make Me Sad

One surefire way to help kick depression: Quit using Facebook

By on April 8, 2014 at 3:34 PM.

One surefire way to help kick depression: Quit using Facebook

If you’re feeling down lately, you should try spending more face-to-face time with your friends and less Facebook time with them. Pacific Standard directs our attention to a new study conducted by two psychologists at the University of Innsbruck in Austria that finds spending time on Facebook can depress our mood even if we have no particular reason to feel sad. The reason for this, the researchers say, is that social media such as Facebook and Twitter can make us feel as though we’re wasting time much more than general Internet browsing.

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How To Improve iPhone Battery Life

Facebook is probably killing your iPhone’s battery – here’s how to fix it

By on April 8, 2014 at 10:13 AM.

Facebook is probably killing your iPhone’s battery – here’s how to fix it

Facebook is easily one of the most popular third-party iPhone apps on the planet. As it turns out, it might also be one of the biggest culprits of iPhone battery drain, according to recent findings brought to light by a former Apple Store Genius. The good news, however, is that it is remarkably easy to stop Facebook from eating up your iPhone’s battery, and in this post we’ll show you how.

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Apple Green Energy Review

Greenpeace applauds Apple’s ‘commitment to renewable energy’

By on April 3, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Greenpeace applauds Apple’s ‘commitment to renewable energy’

Three years ago, Apple was slammed by Greenpeace for being one of the dirtiest tech companies in the industry, due in part to its decision to locate its data center in North Carolina. In 2014, Apple appears to have made a complete recovery as Greenpeace now lists Apple as one of the leaders of “green internet” innovation. The latest report from Greenpeace awards Apple straight A ratings in transparency, policy and advocacy, and a B in efficiency. More →

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Facebook Chat Heads Jailbreak

If you use Facebook a lot, this terrific iPhone tweak is a must-have

By on March 31, 2014 at 2:07 PM.

If you use Facebook a lot, this terrific iPhone tweak is a must-have

Social media obsessives rejoice! If you can’t stand leaving your Facebook chat unchecked for even a moment, this jailbreak app will bring the ubiquitous “chat heads” to any screen on your iOS 7 device. According to iClarified, Adam Bell’s Message Box breaks your chat free from Facebook’s apps, allowing you to respond to messages from anywhere on your phone or tablet. You’ll need to have Paper installed for Message Box to work, but this jailbreak tweak will give you the ability to delete the Facebook Messenger app once and for all. No more annoying push notifications — chats are now always just one click away. Message Box is free to download on Cydia.

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Facebook's Drones and Lasers Internet Project

Video: Facebook is using laser-shooting drones to spread Internet access

By on March 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Video: Facebook is using laser-shooting drones to spread Internet access

Facebook and Internet.org on Thursday announced the Connectivity Lab, a team that will work on connecting more people to the Internet by using some new technologies including unmanned solar-powered drones, low-orbit satellites and a laser-based technology to connect the elements of the system in order to accomplish its goals. More →

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