Articles about Facebook (page 12)

Facebook Messenger Could Return To The Main App
Facebook unbundled Messenger from its main social media app and offered it as a standalone app but if a new discovery is anything to go by, it appears that Messenger could return to Facebook proper. This feature is currently being tested and would thus allow users to just use a single app to access both Facebook and its messaging platform.

Facebook 'Clear History' Tool Delayed Once Again
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced at the company’s F8 developers’ conference last year that a “Clear History” tool would be offered to users. It would allow them to delete their account history. The tool was supposed to be released last year but it was delayed to “spring 2019.” The company has now confirmed that it has been delayed once again.

Facebook To Restrict Reach Of Groups That Share Misinformation
Facebook has taken considerable steps to address the flow of misinformation on its platform over the past few years. Its strategy has involved removing the content that violates its policies, reducing the spread of problematic content which doesn’t violate policies, and informing people with additional information about what they click, read or share. It will now reduce the reach of groups that repeatedly share misinformation.

Memorialized Facebook Profiles Get New Tributes Section
Your memory could continue to live on Facebook even after you’ve passed. The social network allows the creation of memorialized profiles of people who have died. It’s now expanding that functionality by adding a new tributes section to the pages. This would enable friends and family members of the deceased to continue posting memories of the departed on their pages.

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Facebook Asking For The Email Passwords Of Its New Users
Usually when you sign up for a new online service and you’re required to activate your account, all you need to do is click on an activation link and you’re good to go. Unfortunately, for some reason, Facebook has decided to demand the passwords to the email accounts that new users are using to sign up for the service.

Facebook May Get Dedicated News Tab This Year
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that the world’s largest social network may get a dedicated tab for “high-quality news” this year. While this section will be free for Facebook users, Zuckerberg has hinted that publishers might be paid to feature their content in this dedicated news tab.

Facebook News Feed Now Offers Explanations About Posts
The News Feed is at the center of your Facebook experience. You can endlessly scroll it to find posts from your friends, Pages that you follow, and groups that you’re a member of. Sometimes, you might see posts in News Feed and wonder why you’re seeing it when it doesn’t interest you at all. Facebook is always working to improve News Feeds’ personalization for each user and the company is […]

Facebook 'Exploring Restrictions' For Live Video
Footage of the deadly terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand was streamed live on Facebook two weeks ago. There have been a lot of questions since then about the reaction to that from social media platforms like Facebook. The company’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has written a letter to the NZ Herald highlighting some of the actions that Facebook will take going forward. The letter mentions that the company […]

Facebook Bans White Nationalism And Separatism
Facebook today announced that it’s banning praise, support, and representation of white nationalism and separatism on the world’s largest social network. This ban, which the company will start enforcing next week, will also apply to Instagram. The company says that these concepts are “deeply linked to organized hate groups and have no place on our services.”

Lithuanian Man Stole $100 Million From Google And Facebook
Google and Facebook were targeted by a Lithuanian man named Evaldas Rimasauskas as part of an elaborate multiple business email compromise fraud attack. The attack caused losses of over $100 million to the two companies. He has since pleaded guilty to wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and three counts of money laundering.

Facebook Stored Hundreds Of Millions Of Passwords In Plain Text For Years
Facebook has more than a billion users across the globe and as you can imagine, ensuring the security of users’ personal information should be of paramount importance to a platform of its size. So you may not be thrilled to hear that the company stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text for years. They were searchable by thousands of Facebook employees, going as far back as 2012, […]

Facebook Messenger Updated With Threaded Replies
If you’re chatting with someone, sometimes your messages can get lost in the conversation and it might be confusing. However this is an issue that has been solved in some messenger apps, such as WhatsApp which lets you reply to certain messages with a quote to give it better context to the reader.

Following Controversy, Facebook Changes Some Targeting Options For Ads
Facebook’s ad tools came under the spotlight in a series of articles by ProPublica which highlighted how the tools could be used to discriminate against certain sections of the society. The company was hit with legal action by the American Civil Liberties Union and it has now reached a settlement with a group. As part of this settlement, Facebook will end some targeting options for advertisements which could be potentially […]

WhatsApp Co-Founder Calls On Users To Delete Facebook
Facebook has been taking some hits recently to their reputation, namely due to the privacy scandals that the social media platform has been embroiled in time after time. So much so that WhatsApp’s co-founder, Brian Acton, has called upon users to delete Facebook. This is according to a report from BuzzFeed News (via 9to5Mac) where Acton spoke to an undergraduate computer science class at Stanford University.