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WhatsApp users need to know about these 2 key threats

By on January 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

WhatsApp users need to know about these 2 key threats

More than 900 million people use WhatsApp on a regular basis, making the Facebook-owned app one of the most popular communication tools out there. WhatsApp offers encrypted instant messaging, voice calls and file transfers, making it a must-have app for many smartphone users. The app is available for a plethora of mobile operating systems, including computers, though it needs to be installed first on a smartphone.

Considering its massive popularity, it’s no surprise to hear that hackers are targeting WhatsApp users with specially crafted malware. On top of that, a serious bug might be used by some people to crash certain WhatsApp chats. More →

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Facebook needs to stop treating its users like pawns in creepy psych experiments

By on January 7, 2016 at 12:42 PM.

Facebook needs to stop treating its users like pawns in creepy psych experiments

Facebook certainly likes to tinker. You might even say it’s in the company’s DNA. And with over 1 billion registered users across the globe, Facebook is in a unique position to run all sorts of testing at a scale that most other companies could only dream of. Unfortunately, most of the stories we’ve seen about such testing suggests that Facebook is more prone to abusing its power than using it for productive purposes.

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Instagram Likes Top Friends

New app lets you see who likes your Instagram pics the most

By on January 4, 2016 at 1:33 PM.

New app lets you see who likes your Instagram pics the most

How many times were you involved in a conversation with your friends and family about liking each other’s pics on Facebook or Instagram? Some people take this meaningless social interaction pretty seriously, though I guess it’s pretty clear where I stand on on the matter. If you’re interested in analyzing the likes your Instagram photos receive – or you have friends who might appreciate a service like this – you should check out a brand new app that can do all of the heavy lifting for you. More →

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Mark Zuckerberg is building his own AI assistant that’s like Jarvis from ‘Iron Man’

By on January 4, 2016 at 8:37 AM.

Mark Zuckerberg is building his own AI assistant that’s like Jarvis from ‘Iron Man’

Mark Zuckerberg has big plans for 2016. In a blog post published over the weekend, the Facebook founder said that his aspirational New Years resolution for 2016 is to completely wire his house with an advanced Artificial Intelligence system similar to Jarvis, the digital butler from Iron Man.

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These simple mistakes could compromise your identity on Facebook

By on December 28, 2015 at 11:20 AM.

These simple mistakes could compromise your identity on Facebook

Protecting your Facebook data seems tricky and complicated, but it’s actually very easy to customize what kind of information you share and who can see it, as well as what apps get access to your Facebook account.

However, Swiped author Adam Levin says there’s one simple mistake many Facebook users make that might compromise their identity on Facebook, regardless of how well they think they have protected their shared data. More →

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The Internet is freaking out about this panda snowman puzzle on Facebook

By on December 24, 2015 at 9:42 AM.

The Internet is freaking out about this panda snowman puzzle on Facebook

It’s almost Christmas, which means the Internet is practically littered with winter-themed digital decorations and memes intended to go viral. That’s precisely the case with the image above, a simple yet ingenious puzzle that everyone is talking about.

Read on to find out how to solve it, in case you’re still struggling with it. More →

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Leak reveals the next major feature coming to WhatsApp

By on December 23, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

Leak reveals the next major feature coming to WhatsApp

Facebook’s $22 billion WhatsApp deal bought it the most popular messaging app in the world, and the service has continued to grow since the record-setting deal took place. Beyond adding users, WhatsApp has added a variety of new features to further enhance the user experience and to more firmly lock users into the app’s ecosystem.

Now, according to a recent leak, it looks like WhatsApp is getting ready to add a major new feature that could take a huge bite out of some of the app’s top rivals. More →

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DHS Facebook Visa Application

DHS will look at your Facebook activity before granting an entry visa

By on December 15, 2015 at 9:18 AM.

DHS will look at your Facebook activity before granting an entry visa

Revelations following the recent San Bernardino shooting prompted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to focus on implementing additional security measures for its visa application process. Interestingly, the DHS will now look at social media posts before granting an entry visa to certain individuals. More →

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Facebook Google Vs. ISIS

Ways Facebook and Google can fight ISIS without breaking encryption

By on December 11, 2015 at 4:47 PM.

Ways Facebook and Google can fight ISIS without breaking encryption

The FBI and other law enforcement and intelligence agencies would like Silicon Valley firms to give them a “backdoor” to encryption to help better monitor the communications of suspected terrorists. Major tech companies such as Apple and Google have so far resisted such calls, however, as they argue persuasively that breaking encryption would do more long-term harm than it would do good. However, David Talbot of Technology Review also makes the case that Facebook and Google can do more to combat ISIS’s online influence in ways that don’t involve compromising their users’ security. More →

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How Google, Facebook and Twitter help governments fight ISIS extremism online

By on December 7, 2015 at 7:15 AM.

How Google, Facebook and Twitter help governments fight ISIS extremism online

The war on terror is also fought online, where hackers are targeting the ISIS online presence to limit its ability to recruit members to its cause. But it’s not just hackers and volunteers that get the job done. Companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, are actively helping law enforcement agencies fight against the online ISIS movement. But they’re doing it covertly, a new report reveals, both to prevent the public from getting the wrong impression, but also to avoid alerting ISIS about what’s done to put a stop to extremism online. More →

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