How to Stop WhatsApp Sharing Your Phone Number with Facebook

How to stop WhatsApp from sharing your personal data with Facebook

By on August 25, 2016 at 12:51 PM.

How to stop WhatsApp from sharing your personal data with Facebook

WhatsApp will start sharing data with its parent company Facebook shortly, in spite of the promises the company made when it was first acquired. Facebook will get access to your phone number and other data so that it can deliver better friend suggestions… and serve targeted ads. But you’ll be able to opt out and stop WhatsApp from sharing any of your info with Facebook. In this post, we’ll tell you exactly how to do it. More →

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WhatsApp lied, of course it will share user data with Facebook

By on August 25, 2016 at 11:25 AM.

WhatsApp lied, of course it will share user data with Facebook

WhatsApp users were rattled more than two years ago when they heard Facebook was ready to pay $19 billion to buy the popular messaging app. The worry was that WhatsApp will share data with Facebook, which would learn even more details about you. At the time, WhatsApp made it clear that something like that won’t happen. But as it turns out, WhatsApp lied. More →

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Facebook knows if you’re a Trump or Clinton supporter, and you can see which

By on August 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Facebook knows if you’re a Trump or Clinton supporter, and you can see which

One of the reasons why Facebook is so beloved by advertisers is because the social networking giant has access to all sorts of granular data about your background and interests. All the more interesting is that Facebook even has a good idea as to your political leanings, even if you rarely, if ever, “like” or express an interest in a particular candidate or political cause.

Interestingly enough, there’s an extremely simple way to see what side of the political spectrum Facebook thinks you fall on. It all goes back to advertising dollars, after all, so you better believe that Facebook has a good inclination as to whether or not you’re on the Trump bandwagon or if your heart still beats proudly for Bernie Sanders.

Even if you think you’ve done a good job when it comes to keeping your political views hidden from public view, it’s hard to escape the all-knowing Facebook algorithm.

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Facebook Messenger’s advertising bots are here, but it’s not as bad as you think

By on August 17, 2016 at 3:27 PM.

Facebook Messenger’s advertising bots are here, but it’s not as bad as you think

Imagine this: you’re having a steamy conversation on Facebook Messenger and just as things are about to heat up you get interrupted by ads. Okay, maybe you’re just chatting with friends or family and not having racy conversations, when an ad bot decides to chime in.

That’s right, Facebook is bringing ads to its wildly popular messaging app. But before you cry in despair, you should know you’ll be able to kill them and the scenarios I mentioned above won’t ever happen. At least, that’s what Facebook says. More →

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Dallas sniper attack thrusts Facebook Live back into the spotlight

By on July 8, 2016 at 7:59 PM.

Dallas sniper attack thrusts Facebook Live back into the spotlight

Facebook Live, which lets users broadcast live video across the social network, has been thrust further into the spotlight following Thursday’s sniper attack in Dallas that killed five police officers.

The shooting was streamed live on Facebook by Dallas resident Michael Kevin Bautista. His post, which was widely cited in the media, had been viewed more than 5.2 million times and racked up more than 141,000 shares Friday. More →

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