Facebook Likes Personal Data

Facebook needs just 300 likes to know you better than your spouse

By on January 13, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Facebook needs just 300 likes to know you better than your spouse

Facebook, which collects a huge amount of personal data from you in order to serve you better-targeted ads, has gotten so good at profiling you that it might know who you are better than your mother, family members or friends. At least that’s what data from a new study published in the PNAS journal suggests. More →

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Top 10 Social Media Mistakes

The 10 worst social media blunders by politicians in 2014

By on December 31, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

The 10 worst social media blunders by politicians in 2014

Get ready to cringe, ladies and gentlemen. Social media has completely penetrated our lives, and things were taken to the next level in 2014. What started as a few simple websites where people could communicate and keep each other up to date on their personal lives has become a core part of the Internet experience. People use social media sites to communicate with each other, brands use social media sites to communicate with potential customers, and even politicians now use social media as a key tool with which they can make their messages heard.

Of course, sometimes those messages are huge mistakes that politicians instantly regret posting, and now it’s time to laugh and cringe as we relive the 10 worst posts of the year. More →

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Facebook Messenger Scanned Messages

Class action suit takes Facebook to court over the scanning of private messages

By on December 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

Class action suit takes Facebook to court over the scanning of private messages

Facebook is again accused of violating the privacy of its users, Reuters reports, in a new class action suit that alleges the social network has been scanning the private messages sent by users in order to better target them with advertisements. More →

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WhatsApp Voice Calling

Leak: Here’s what voice calling will look like when it’s finally added to WhatsApp

By on December 24, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

Leak: Here’s what voice calling will look like when it’s finally added to WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging solutions on the planet. It’s so popular, in fact, that Facebook recently paid $22 billion to acquire it. There’s no question that WhatsApp was a pioneer that amassed a gigantic user base by being among the first companies to do a good job of bringing BlackBerry Messenger’s functionality to a cross-platform app. But unfortunately, WhatsApp has not done a good job of keeping pace with newer offerings in terms of adding popular new features to its app.

We have known for quite some time that WhatsApp has plans to add a voice calling feature, which is something that has been included in other mobile messaging apps for quite some time. Now, however, a new leak will at least show us what voice calling is going to look like in WhatsApp once it finally arrives. More →

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How To Erase Facebook Search History

A step-by-step guide to erasing everything you search for on Facebook

By on December 24, 2014 at 10:50 AM.

A step-by-step guide to erasing everything you search for on Facebook

Let’s be honest for a moment: there are times when you would prefer that the people in your life don’t see the things you’ve searched for on Facebook. Maybe it’s that ex-boyfriend or girlfriend you can’t help but Facebook-stalk, or perhaps it’s that One Direction fan page you refuse to follow but can’t stop checking. Whatever the case, we’re not here to judge. Instead, we’re here to protect you from prying eyes by showing you how to erase your Facebook search history in a few easy steps.

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Facebook Automatically Enhance Mobile Photos

Facebook will now automatically enhance your mobile photos

By on December 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Facebook will now automatically enhance your mobile photos

The photos you upload straight from your phone to Facebook typically aren’t works of art, but starting this week, you don’t have to worry about tinkering with them to make them look better. TechCrunch reports that Facebook is now automatically enhancing photos uploaded on iOS devices, with Android soon to follow. More →

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Facebook Year in Review 2014

These were the 10 most discussed topics on Facebook in 2014

By on December 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

These were the 10 most discussed topics on Facebook in 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, Facebook wants us to take a look back at the people, the places and the events that defined our year. The popular social network has put together a Year in Review site with a series of fascinating top 10 lists, from the TV shows that kept us glued to our couches to the songs that never seemed to leave the radio. More →

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Facebook Image Recognition Technology

Facebook’s future advanced AI will stop you from uploading drunken selfies

By on December 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Facebook’s future advanced AI will stop you from uploading drunken selfies

At some point in the future when your drunken self will think it’s perfectly fine to upload certain embarrassing selfies to Facebook, the social network will be so smart that it will be able to prevent it. The company is currently working on such advanced artificial intelligence that’ll be able to determine the content of pictures beyond simply recognizing your face or the face of your friends, and tell whether you’re intoxicated or not before offering an automated advice against uploading a picture that the entire world could see. More →

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Facebook Advertising Business Model

Mark Zuckerberg is totally fine with you being the product

By on December 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Mark Zuckerberg is totally fine with you being the product

In an extensive look at how Facebook wants to help people in emerging markets access the Internet (and turn them into Facebook users) with help of its Internet.org initiative, Time has also spoken to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the social network’s business model. This is particularly topical given the rise of the Ello anti-Facebook social network, and also Tim Cook’s comments about customers being “the product” for certain companies that make money from targeted advertising. More →

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Opinions
Mark Zuckerberg Vs. Apple

Mark Zuckerberg is yet another person who doesn’t understand Apple

By on December 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Mark Zuckerberg is yet another person who doesn’t understand Apple

As you’ve probably read by now, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took some shots at Apple in an interview with Time where he defended his company’s advertising-based business model and said that if Apple really cared about its customers, it would make its products a lot cheaper. While this might make for a good soundbite, it once again shows how a lot of people out there simply don’t get why Apple has been so successful over the years. More →

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How To Stop Trolls On Facebook

The single best way to deal with awful Facebook trolls we’ve ever seen

By on December 2, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

The single best way to deal with awful Facebook trolls we’ve ever seen

Dealing with trolls is just a something you have to deal with when you’re online but there are times when they go far beyond the bounds of tolerance by making rape threats or death threats. The Guardian reports that 21-year-old YouTube gamer Alanah Pearce got completely tired of receiving rape threats from teenagers and young boys on Facebook and she figured out the best way possible to get back at them: She figured out who their mothers were and sent them pictures of messages their sons had left. More →

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Read Receipts: How to Turn Off

How to stop your friends from seeing when you read their Facebook and WhatsApp messages

By on November 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

How to stop your friends from seeing when you read their Facebook and WhatsApp messages

Texting apps on smartphones are very popular with users, and third-party social apps with instant messaging features are gaining ground as well. But most of them also come with one annoying feature, at list for some people, that lets senders know the recipient has read the message. The “read receipts” feature can be turned off on most popular instant messaging apps, though not on all of them, with Facebook being one such example. More →

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