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Facebook Gives Users More Control Over What They See

Facebook introduced changes to its News Feed this week that allow users to better control the content they see. Instead of being dictated merely by an algorithm that observes what they do on the site, users can prioritize updates with a feature called “See First.” The tool, which takes the form of a colorful and…

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Beware of the new “Who Deleted Me” Facebook App for iOS & Android

We’ve all seen the fishy links shared on social media: “Download this link and see who’s unfriended you on Facebook!” While there are some browser extensions and other apps that provide this functionality, it’s one of the most common hoaxes on the site. Several weeks ago, an Android and iOS app called “Who Deleted Me”…

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Security Experts Wary Of Facebook Messenger Payments

Last week, Facebook rolled out its new payment feature in Facebook Messenger that allows users to instantly send payments to one another using the tool.  Of course, in order to work, Messenger requires users to upload their debit card information. And while Facebook won’t link up with credit cards in order to avoid fraud issues,…

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Mark Zuckerberg Thinks Facebook Will Read Your Mind One Day

When it comes to your information, Facebook can’t get enough. From facial recognition technology to tracking your political beliefs, the social media giant loves to know the way you think. But what if there was a way the site could identify not only the way you thought, but what you thought? Mark Zuckerberg things this…

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Facebook Wins First Round In Privacy Lawsuit

Facebook scored its first legal victory against the Europe v Facebook activist organization this week. The group, fronted by Austrian law student Max Schrems, filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook in August 2014 over the site’s collection and transfer of user data. 25,000 people signed up for the suit, each seeking €500 each in…

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Delta Air Lines, Facebook Users Hit With Viral Giveaway Hoax

A Facebook promotion from “Delta Airways” has gone viral on the site, getting shared nearly 65,000 times in 24 hours. The only issue: the promotion is a hoax, and it’s from an imposter Facebook page. The fake promotion says that Delta is “celebrating a 100 million customers already this year we’re giving you the chance…

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Critics: Is Facebook Tracking Users With Rainbow Photos?

It’s no secret at this point: Facebook keeps track of almost all user information. That’s why some critics raised an eyebrow this week when the site introduced its “Celebrate Pride” rainbow photo filter feature for users to celebrate the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling. This marks the first time that Facebook has built a profile…

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Court Orders Facebook To Track Revenge-Porn Poster; Facebook Says It Can’t

A 21-year-old woman in the Netherlands became the victim of Facebook revenge-porn when an anonymous user posted a video of her performing a sexual act. The other party involved in the act denied posting it, and both the video and the account that posted it were quickly removed from Facebook. However, the video was shared…

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“Anti-Facebook” Social Network Launches Creepy Facebook Ad Campaign

When the social network Ello launched last fall, it was widely touted as a privacy-centric alternative to Facebook. However, since then, the site has both lost some of its buzz and sought to distance itself from its “anti-Facebook” stance. But despite statements to the contrary, Ello still seems to embrace its position opposite Facebook. For…

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UK Police Crack Down On Facebook Scammers Peddling Pirated & Counterfeit Goods

Police in the UK are deleting thousands of Facebook listings for counterfeit and pirated items, according to National Trading Standards, the government group behind the effort.  So far, law enforcement officials have raided 12 locations, taken down 4,300 Facebook listings and 20 profiles, and issued more than 200 warning letters. Some of the goods that…

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Facebook Algorithm Can Recognize You Even When You’re Not Looking At The Camera

The artificial intelligence lab at Facebook presented an algorithm earlier this month at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference that they say can judge your identity in a photo with 83 percent accuracy—even without seeing your face. The identification method, named PIPER (Pose Invariant Person Recognition), takes into account identifying features, poses, partially exposed…

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Facebook Page Created To Shame South African Cyberbullies

A South African private investigator was tired of being defamed and harassed by anonymous cyberbullies. But instead of quietly accepting the trolls, he decided to take justice into his hands by creating Bully Busters South Africa, a Facebook page dedicated to exposing and shaming cyberbullies. The private eye, Brad Nathanson, says that he and his…

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