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Recommended Reading: The fate of Facebook’s free internet project

What happened to Facebook’s grand plan to wire the world?
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For years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg touted the company’s initiative that sought to bring connectivity to everyone in the world. It was presented an ambi…


Android users receive creepy ‘Superuser’ Facebook request for full access to their devices


Facebook wants all your data, and, when it comes to Android users, it’s not afraid to ask for it. 

Several users of the social media service posted on Twitter early Friday morning to report that their Android Facebook apps were requesting “superuser access” to their devices. That’s right, Facebook apparently wants “full access” to the phones, for that little period of time known as “forever.”

As Bleeping Computer reported, it’s not exactly clear what is going on here, but a possible coding error could be to blame. We reached out to Facebook for comment but received no response as of press time.  Read more…

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Another personality quiz is coming back to haunt millions of Facebook users


Welp, it looks like another quiz app may have exposed millions of Facebook users’ personal data.

A personality quiz app created by researchers exposed personal data on more than 3 million Facebook users, according to a report published in New Scientist.

The app in question is a quiz app called “myPersonality,” which was created by researchers at the University in Cambridge. The quiz was completed by more than 6 million people, some of whom also opted to share Facebook profile data with the researchers.

This profile data, along with the quiz results, was made available to a select group of researchers both in and outside of Cambridge.  Read more…

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Facebook suspends around 200 apps in privacy audit

Facebook has suspended around 200 third-party apps, after its data misuse investigation found signs that they may have been acting improperly. The app audit was part of Facebook’s grand mea-culpa earlier this year, after the part the social network played in the Cambridge Analytica scandal was revealed. Cambridge Analytica was found to have allegedly received a huge cache of Facebook … Continue reading


How to Spot a Fake Facebook Page

There are a lot of fake Facebook pages out there. At best, they waste your time and maybe try to sell some ads. At worst, they try to scam money and personal information from you. Here’s how to spot them.


Facebook’s passion for blockchain may actually help the technology thrive

Facebook is exploring the possibility of leveraging blockchain technology for its platform. Recode reports that the social media giant has established a dozen-member-strong research and development team to explore the applications of this tech in its varied businesses. The team will be led by David Marcus, who was heading the Facebook Messenger unit before taking this role. Marcus has also been active in the cryptocurrency space, especially in his role as a board member at Coinbase. It’s worth noting that this effort hasn’t exactly come out of the blue, as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at the beginning of January that…

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How to Keep Hackers Out of Your Facebook and Twitter Accounts


Scammers, pranksters, and bad actors all want to break into whatever social media accounts they can. Here’s how to keep yours safe.


Facebook vs. Google: Clash of the privacy infringers

We all love free products and hey, if we have to give up some information about ourselves in exchange for those products, that’s just the price of free, right? But then, once our information was compromised in the most recent Facebook data leaks, we were all up in arms. “How could you do this to us? How could you let our information be compromised like this for the first time ever? We trusted you!” Don’t mind the fact that we couldn’t be bothered to read the Privacy Policy or actually protect our own information by refusing to give it to…

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Instagram launches video chat


Instagram launches video chat  TechCrunchAll the Changes Coming to Your Instagram  GizmodoInstagram adds Spotify, GoPro integration, video chat, AR camera effects  CNETFull coverage


Facebook announces new dating service ‘for serious relationships, not hookups’


One is the loneliest number, which is probably why Facebook is taking steps to connect the people on its network who aren’t in a relationship.

At it’s annual F8 developer conference Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company will soon add a dating service to the main app.

“This is going to be for building real long-term relationships, not hookups,” Zuckerberg said during the announcement.

Zuckerberg did not elaborate much on what the feature will look like or how it will work, but Facebook posted more details shortly after on its company blog:

It should be no surprise why Facebook wants to get into the online dating industry. A recent Pew study found that 15 percent of American adults have used online dating sites or apps in their lifetime, and another recent estimate suggests that the online dating industry generates approximately $3 billion in revenue every year. Read more…

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