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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Change This New Setting If You Want To Keep Facebook Video From Being Really Annoying

    Facebook just announced several tweaks to the way video will start performing on its service soon. However, in the name of enhancing “customer experience,” Facebook is adding one change that is likely to drive a significant number of users slightly crazy: Not only auto-playing videos, but making...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Mark Zuckerberg has his Pinterest account hacked (again)

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has had extraordinary success at building a social network that has attracted over a billion users. But that’s not to say that he’s had such luck in every other area of IT. Take securing his online accounts from attack, for instance. To misquote Oscar Wilde’s...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Did Facebook tell your friends that you had died?

    An unusual bug on Facebook briefly labelled many people as dead. The error on Friday caused the social network to show a memorial banner on user profiles for people who were still alive. Users posted status updates to reassure friends and family they were not dead, despite Facebook's message...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    $5 million dollars paid as Facebook’s bug bounty program turns 5

    900 bugs. That’s a lot. $5,000,000. That’s a lot, too. That’s how many bugs Facebook’s pioneering bug bounty program has uncovered since it launched five years ago – and how much Facebook has paid for them. The social network giant celebrated the program’s fifth anniversary with a blog post and...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How any Facebook page could have been hijacked or deleted… in just 10 seconds

    Can you imagine just how much online criminals would pay to be able to hijack, and even delete, any page on Facebook? Facebook pages are used by organizations, businesses and high profile figures like FC Barcelona (94 million fans), Vin Diesel (100 million fans), and Shakira (104 million fans)...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    14-year-old sues Facebook over nude photo posted to “shame” site

    A 14-year-old girl from Northern Ireland is suing Facebook after a naked photo was published on a “shame” page and repeatedly reposted. At a hearing in Belfast’s High Court, the girl’s attorney said that Facebook should have made blocking the image from being republished a “red-line” issue, the...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Man arrested after using Wanted poster as his Facebook profile pic

    When police put your photo on a “Wanted” poster for violating probation on two counts of battery, it’s not the best idea to use that photo as your Facebook profile picture. A 42-year-old Florida man learned that lesson the hard way. Police arrested Mack Yearwood last Tuesday on outstanding...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Facebook Internet Satellite Destroyed Spectacularly In Rocket Failure

    There was an “anomaly” today during testing of a SpaceX rocket at Cape Canaveral… the kind of “anomaly” that creates a spectacular fireball, goes “BOOM,” and leaves a smoke plume in the sky. Happily, nobody was hurt during the incident. However, one very expensive piece of high-profile...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Facebook Opens Up A Little About The Very Many (Many Many) Ways It Targets You

    reworked its code to circumvent ad-blockers, couching it to users as an educational move. Because they give you tools to manage your experience (within their boundaries), Facebook said, you wouldn’t need your pesky little ad-blocker anymore! Ad-blocking companies responded swiftly and...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Hide your Facebook Friends List from Spoofers

    This past weekend my wife's Facebook page got spoofed. We learned what was happening as her phone started a constant stream of alerts from family and friends with messages saying they had just received new friend requests from her. While many thought she had been hacked, in other words someone...
  11. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Facebook Thinks You Love Ads So Much, It’ll Helpfully Block Your Ad-Blocker For You

    Facebook — one of the world’s largest advertising companies — magnanimously acknowledges that in your life on the internet, you’ve probably encountered some bad ads. And you almost certainly have, because online advertising can be obtrusive, creepy, and irritating to say the least. But Facebook...
  12. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How a hacker stole a Facebook user's account with just a fake passport

    A hacker successfully commandeered a Facebook user's profile by conducting a social engineering attack that involved a fake passport. The hack occurred on June 26 when an unidentified attacker contacted the Facebook support team posing as Aaron Thompson, a legitimate Facebook user and resident...
  13. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Facebook Would Like To Know If An Advertiser Scammed You

    It’s one thing if an online ad is misleading or misrepresents the site that you click on, but what happens when you order an item that isn’t as promised? As overseas clothing companies that market solely through Facebook have proliferated, some customers blame Facebook, even though the site...
  14. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Facebook bug allowed attackers to change Messenger content

    Facebook recently patched a vulnerability that allowed attackers to change the content of their messages sent via the Android Messenger app. On Tuesday, Check Point security researcher Roman Zaikin published a blog post in which he outlines the details of the bug: "The vulnerability allows a...
  15. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    You Need To Update Your Facebook Privacy Settings Again To Opt Out Of New Targeted Ads

    Facebook announced in recent weeks that they’re expanding their advertising empire. With that change, came a stealthy new privacy setting for users — one that all of us are opted-in to by default. Instead of just selling ads on Facebook, or on Facebook platforms (like WhatsApp and Instagram)...
  16. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft and Facebook are building a giant internet cable in the ocean

    Facebook and Microsoft announced today their plans to lay a massive data cable in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Construction will begin August 2016 and expected to finish in October 2017. Dubbed "MAREA", Spanish for "tide", the cable will reach over 6,600 kilometers of ocean and will be...
  17. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Facebook pays 10-year-old $10,000 for finding Instagram security flaw

    Plenty of tech companies are offering very generous rewards to those who manage to find security loopholes in their networks — just ask 10-year-old Jani, who isn’t even old enough to have an Instagram account but still managed to hack the social media network. His reward for doing so? A cool...
  18. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Facebook’s Big New Plan: Fewer Passwords, More Robots

    At the annual F8 developer conference today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out his vision for how the big blue social network plans to take over the world in the coming decade. There was a lot to his keynote speech, and there will be a lot more to the conference, but two big announcements...
  19. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Facebook Bots Are a Tough Sell After Microsoft Tay’s Racist Tirade

    As more than 2,500 coders and corporate-brand caretakers gather this week to hear what's in store for the future of Facebook Inc., the buzzword of the company's event will be bots. The social networking giant is expected by analysts to unveil ways for businesses to build chat bots for Messenger...
  20. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Facebook Will Maybe Start Doing Something About Ads For Shady Clothing Sites

    You may have seen ads on Facebook or elsewhere online for what look like decent quality and trendy clothes at rock-bottom prices. They have some satisfied customers, but many of these sites offer ill-fitting clothes that barely resemble their photos. When shady overseas fashion purveyors...