In celebration of the 2018 World Cup, Facebook has released a colourful new squad of soccer games and bonus features on its Messenger app. If you've got time to kill in-between World Cup matches, here's how to access them on your phone!
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If you're tired of seeing all of those "on this day" posts on Facebook, you're going to hate Facebook's latest update. The social network launched a new Memories page this week, essentially an expanded version of its "On This Day" feature where you get the pleasure of reminiscing about that burger you ate one year ago today or that time you posted that drunk selfie.
A little while ago, Facebook banned ads from cryptocurrency ICOs (initial coin offerings) and has clamped down on other finance-related advertisers. But it seems that all advertisers could be under greater scrutiny. A new global policy, which is now being rolled out, will use customer feedback to provide guidance to advertisers to let them know of problems. But, if the problems persist and aren't actioned, then Facebook could ban the advertiser completely.
Until now, in order to use two-factor authentication (2FA) with your Facebook account you needed to give Facebook your phone number. Which seemed a little dumb as, in order to improve your privacy, you needed to give the largest data collection service in the world more data. But that's changed with a new 2FA system coming into play that lets you use third party authenticators.
Here we go again. Radware's threat research group recently announced that more than 40,000 Facebook users were duped into downloading a "Relieve Stress Paint" application, via a crafty phishing email, that stole their login credentials and browser cookies while they pretend-painted in the app. Worse, the attack was clever enough to avoid being flagged by a typical antivirus app.
So, how can you keep your data safe in these instances? Let's review.
If you can't bring yourself to delete your Facebook account entirely, you're probably thinking about sharing a lot less private information on the site. The company actually makes it pretty easy to find out how much data it's collected from you, but the results might be a little scary.
Facebook is the world's largest online social media service connecting billions of people,. It's also in the middle of a massive privacy scandal. And it's about to launch a dating service. Wait, what?
Facebook's F8 conference took place over the past two days, allowing Mark Zuckerberg to get up on stage in a crew neck sweater and discuss what's happening with Facebook in the coming year. Even though user sentiment has been tarnished by privacy scandal after privacy scandal, Facebook's ridiculous amount of users are still keen to know what's coming from the multi-limbed social network.
We've got the big announcements right here including, uh, Facebook Dating?
The company that started the snowball of pain rolling for Facebook, Cambridge Analytica is shutting down. The company is filing for insolvency and bankruptcy in the UK and US respectively following revelations they abused Facebook's poorly policed data access rules. And while there may be plenty of people cheering on the sidelines, the collapse of the infamous firm isn't likely to make all that much difference.
Privacy has always been a key feature and popular selling point for the messaging app WhatsApp. Company co-founder Jan Koum grew up in the Soviet Union under heavy government surveillance, and he promised to keep user data protected after Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014. Now, with Koum on the way out, it may be time ditch WhatsApp before that promise leaves with him.
Facebook's annual F8 conference is underway and there have been lots of announcements during Mark Zuckerberg's opening keynote. While the social media giant has been pummelled over recent weeks following revelations of massive abuses of their platform and poor oversight of how personal data is handled within the platform they are pushing on with a number of new initiatives, including one that will potentially raise the hackles of privacy watchdogs.
Facebook has publicly released its most complete community guidelines to date after many years keeping the specific rules its moderators used to govern the platform secret. The update tacked over 5000 more words onto the already unwieldy document, which now includes highly specific examples of banned or heavily regulated content.
Over on our Facebook page, we recently asked readers to give us their best parenting hacks. The entries were so clever, so thoughtful, so immediately useful that we've decided to share some of our favourites.
Imagine for a second that you're trying to score the hottest ticket in town, and the concert sells out. Or maybe it's a band you're only kind of into but don't want to drop $100 plus service fees to see. Ticketmaster is near-impossible to beat without a playbook of tips, and StubHub can often be even pricier than the resale market.