Facebook Data vs. NSA Spying

EU: Don’t use Facebook if you’re worried about NSA snooping

By on March 25, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

EU: Don’t use Facebook if you’re worried about NSA snooping

The many Snowden revelations, which have detailed the advanced spying and mass data collection operations conducted by some of the world’s most important agencies including the NSA and the GCHQ, have revealed that various U.S. tech companies might also be involved, whether willingly or unwillingly, in some NSA programs. The implications of the leaks detailing the Prism data collection program – that says the NSA has access to personal customer data from various U.S. companies including Apple, Facebook, Skype, Microsoft and Yahoo – might be far greater than initially believed, as they could affect the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework for transatlantic data transfer and connected trade deals. More →

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Facebook F8 News FB Messenger

The 3 most important things Facebook just announced at F8

By on March 25, 2015 at 3:12 PM.

The 3 most important things Facebook just announced at F8

Facebook kicked off its big F8 developer conference on Wednesday and it made some key announcements that give us some big clues about where the company is headed. Below we’ve recapped the three most important things Facebook announced at F8 this week.

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Oculus Rift Teleportation

Big leak may have just revealed exciting new Oculus VR news coming later today

By on March 25, 2015 at 9:26 AM.

Big leak may have just revealed exciting new Oculus VR news coming later today

Oculus VR is the company behind the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality device that has single-handedly revitalized the VR market. The device might look ridiculous — see the image above — but anyone who has tried out the Oculus Rift or a similar headset has come away with the same reaction: A dropped jaw and a blown mind.

Now, according to a big leak from Facebook, which acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion in 2014, it looks like some exciting virtual reality news may be in store for us later today during Facebook’s annual keynote from the F8 developer conference. More →

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Facebook Phone App

Facebook’s next app might make your phone dialer obsolete

By on March 23, 2015 at 5:05 PM.

Facebook’s next app might make your phone dialer obsolete

Ever since Facebook became a social networking behemoth, the company has been looking for ways to take over other parts of our lives. Instead of texting, you can download the Facebook Messenger app. If you don’t want to download Venmo, you can now send money through the Messenger app instead.

And it appears that the next thing Facebook wants to replace is the dialer on our smartphones. More →

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Facebook Privacy: Private Photos

Facebook fixed a bug that gave apps access to your private photos

By on March 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Facebook fixed a bug that gave apps access to your private photos

A security researcher recently discovered certain iOS and Android apps were able to see your private Facebook photos without your knowledge. Upon being informed about the matter, Facebook only needed 30 minutes to patch the security issue, although the company’s troubles may be far from over. More →

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How To Stop Facebook Birthday Notifications

How to stop Facebook from sending you those annoying birthday notifications

By on March 20, 2015 at 4:08 PM.

How to stop Facebook from sending you those annoying birthday notifications

Ahh, Facebook. The social network we love to hate and hate to love. Facebook is easily the most trafficked social service in the world and people spend countless hours stalking, err, keeping up with friends, sharing news stories and posting about their own lives. Of course, there are also plenty of things about the service that are a little bit annoying or even downright infuriating.

The birthday notifications that are enabled by default for each and every one of your Facebook friends falls somewhere in between “a little bit annoying” and “downright infuriating,” but luckily it couldn’t be easier to disable them. More →

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Facebook Messenger Send Money

Facebook has finally come up with a killer use for Facebook Messenger

By on March 17, 2015 at 4:12 PM.

Facebook has finally come up with a killer use for Facebook Messenger

The world is loaded with terrific messaging apps but Facebook thinks it’s found a way to make its own Facebook Messenger stand out from the crowd. Facebook on Tuesday announced that it’s going to soon start rolling out a new feature for Messenger that it hopes will let friends quickly send money to one another. More →

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Facebook Image Sharing

Facebook doesn’t want you sharing photos of the following body parts

By on March 16, 2015 at 5:13 PM.

Facebook doesn’t want you sharing photos of the following body parts

Facebook has updated its Community Standards page, Mashable reports, in which it explains in detail what can and can’t be shared on its network when it comes to images and videos. The new Community Standards are significantly longer than before – the BBC says the new document is 2,500-word long – and cover nudity, hate speech, bullying and other aspects of Facebook sharing. More →

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Facebook Privacy Settings

How to make yourself invisible on Facebook

By on March 16, 2015 at 2:52 PM.

How to make yourself invisible on Facebook

Facebook can be an great source of entertainment, especially when it comes to killing productivity, but that doesn’t mean everyone needs to see everything you do on the social network. Business Insider has put together a quick and handy guide that can help you turn invisible on Facebook through some easy tweaks to your settings. More →

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Facebook Paul Ceglia

Man who allegedly defrauded Facebook is now an outlaw on the run

By on March 12, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Man who allegedly defrauded Facebook is now an outlaw on the run

The saga of Paul Ceglia is one for the record books. In 2010, Ceglia sued Facebook alleging that he was entitled to a 48% ownership stake in the popular social network, a stake which would have entitled him to billions of dollars. More →

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Battery Draining Smartphone Apps Facebook

Don’t use Facebook’s mobile app on your smartphone

By on February 28, 2015 at 10:40 AM.

Don’t use Facebook’s mobile app on your smartphone

Even if you’re someone who’s addicted to Facebook, you really ought to consider just accessing it through your mobile browser. Business Insider directs our attention to antivirus software firm AVG’s rankings of the worst mobile apps for your phone’s battery and its overall performance, and Facebook is not surprisingly one of the worst offenders. More →

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Popular Websites

Do you remember what Facebook, YouTube and Google looked like years ago?

By on February 27, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

Do you remember what Facebook, YouTube and Google looked like years ago?

The Internet has evolved at an incredible pace. Websites that looked amazing less than a decade ago are absolutely hideous by today’s standards — even the websites that are now worth billions of dollars.

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Facebook Suicide Thoughts Tools

Facebook unveils a crucial new tool for suicide prevention

By on February 26, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Facebook unveils a crucial new tool for suicide prevention

Facebook unveiled a brand new feature it’s adding to its massive social network in order to help out some of its users who might experience a special kind of problem. Specifically, Facebook has created tools to provide more resources to people who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, as well as to their friends and family members who might spot such problems. More →

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