How to Stop WhatsApp Sharing Your Phone Number with Facebook

How to stop WhatsApp from sharing your personal data with Facebook

August 25th 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

August 25th 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

August 24th 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 Ad Bots

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

August 17th 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

July 8th 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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Castile shooting: Facebook did not censor aftermath video, police reportedly did it

July 8th at 7:15 AM

Castile shooting: Facebook did not censor aftermath video, police reportedly did it

Facebook Live is supposed to be a quick way to share fun memorable experiences with friends and family as they happen. But Lavish Reynolds used to stream an event nobody wants to live stream, the aftermath of a brutal police shooting that left her boyfriend, 32-year-old Philando Castile, dead. The video gained plenty of traction online, but it was removed early on Thursday from the social network. Initially, it was believed that Facebook might have censored it due to its graphic content, but that was not the case. The video was reinstated, but numerous media outlets picked it up before it disappeared.

Facebook has since denied reports said that it deleted the video, with Reynolds claiming that it was police who accessed her phone and Facebook account to remove the incriminating evidence. More →

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Facebook Messenger Privacy Shared Links

You should care about this Facebook Messenger security flaw no matter what Facebook says

June 30th at 6:03 PM

You should care about this Facebook Messenger security flaw no matter what Facebook says

Yes, Facebook says that anyone can see any of the three million links that are shared every hour in private conversations. That’s a feature, not a bug. But before you get too freaked out about this type of Messenger “feature,” you should know that your privacy isn’t exactly breached, and a hacker would have a seriously hard time figuring out who shared which link with whom. More →

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