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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →