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How to Delete Your Facebook Account

May 21st, 2022

There are many reasons that might make you want to delete your Facebook account. You may want to take a break from social media or could be worried about your mental health. Or perhaps you might be looking to regain some of your digital privacy. You might just want a fresh start for yourself, or …


Facebook is retiring several location-based features this month

May 10th, 2022

Facebook recently began informing users that it will retire a few underused location-based features. Nearby Friends, weather alerts, location history, and background location are each “going away soon,” the company said. Meta told The Verge in an email that it is removing all of these old features due to low usage. Facebook will stop collecting …

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Apple and Facebook gave user data to hackers pretending to be cops

March 30th, 2022

Apple and Facebook’s parent company Meta provided user data to hackers posing as law enforcement officials, Bloomberg reports. Sources claim that the hackers forged emergency data requests which both companies responded to. Apple and Meta handed over the home addresses, phone numbers, and IP addresses of an unknown number of users.


Instagram’s chronological feed is back – here’s how to enable it

March 24th, 2022

The latest update for Instagram finally brings back the beloved chronological feed, as well as a new favorites feed. Instagram’s chronological feed has been missing for several years now. The company removed it in 2016. However, it began testing a new version of the feed in January. Now that it’s back officially, Instagram users can …

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Facebook now allows hate speech in some countries if it’s anti-Russia

March 11th, 2022

Meta made a big change to the Facebook and Instagram hate speech policies to allow users to express violent thoughts targeting the Russian forces that invaded Ukraine. Facebook and Instagram users in various countries around Eastern Europe can pen posts calling for violence against the soldiers who fight for the invading force. They can also …


Facebook Protect email may look like a phishing scam, but it’s real

March 2nd, 2022

In recent days, Facebook users have been receiving emails threatening to lock them out of their accounts unless they enable Facebook Protect. There is even a helpful link to “Turn On Facebook Protect” in the email. Understandably, some recipients were convinced that it was a phishing attack. Other than the Facebook logo, the email really …

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Facebook and Instagram want a piece of the NFT action

January 20th, 2022

Coinbase and Mastercard announced a partnership earlier this week to make non-fungible tokens (NFT) more accessible to the masses. Specifically, the two companies want to let buyers purchase NFTs with real money, which is a lot easier than learning how to use digital tokens to do it. But having Facebook’s parent company Meta embrace NFT …

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WhatsApp now supports cryptocurrency payments in the US

December 9th, 2021

Facebook (now Meta) wanted to launch a cryptocurrency payment service of its own a few years ago. The idea was that people would use it together with a Facebook-made digital wallet to send and receive money via chat apps like Messenger or WhatsApp. Called Libra, the project saw plenty of resistance from users and regulators, …

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen to testify before Congress again

November 30th, 2021

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in early October. She appeared before lawmakers after making available a large number of internal Facebook documents to reporters. Stories based on the leaked research materials appeared in The Wall Street Journal and CBS’s 60 Minutes before Haugen’s testimony. The former …