Category Archives: facebook

British government wants to make Facebook a safer space for underage users

Some of the British ICO’s (Information Commissioner’s Office) ideas are the removal of the Like button for FB users under 18, keeping their parents updated about their FB activity history and turning off their localization by default. The legal basis for these changes are already set in the recently signed RODO agreement. Still, it is unsure whether or not Facebook has to actually give in to them. If the company does not, it may face a 20 million euro fine. ...

Ha haa! Turns out that Facebook is paying people to write good things about them

So, yeah, Facebook. Shady and untrustworthy data thieves who are slowly losing popularity to more trendy social platforms. Since they seemingly cannot stop taking our personal information from us, and their attempts at becoming a platform for open-minded and tolerant people are stiff at best, what else can they do to remain popular? Oh, I do not know, how about pay other people to say good things about them? Yes, that should work. Facebook has recently sponsored series of articles on The Daily Telegraph, a popular Great Britain newspaper. In this article, TDT did the best they could to ...

Facebook continues its fight against hate speech

This time, Zuckerberg’s social service aims to remove white nationalists. Starting next week, FB will begin a complete ban on propagating, supporting and even positively talking about any kind of white nationalism. White Power? Not on Facebook, it seems. Every FB group that even marginally sympathises with such movements will be removed from the service.On the one hand, such a move by FB is dangerous close to, if not just is, a blatant censorship. On the other hand, there are groups of people who should not be allowed to talk, and nationalists – white or otherwise – are ...

Facebook is currently working on a section made specifically for gamers

Funny how mobile FB gets arguably more attention than the stationary one. The mobile version of the world’s most popular social platform is currently receiving a new section. It is called Gaming and its goal is to make Facebook useful for, well, gamers; Facebook wants it to be a single source of all things video game-related, from reviews to other players to, perhaps most importantly, streamers – why only have Facebook users when you can also have Fortnite players, right? Currently, Gaming is going through beta tests and only selected few people can use it. We do not know when ...

Facebook Messenger’s Dark Mode is here

You asked for it and you got it – the Dark Mode is here. Messenger’s Dark Mode (for both iOS and Android) has been at works for some time. Now that it is finally available, how do you access it? It is pretty easy: first, you need to make sure that your Messenger is up to date. Is the latest update installed? Okay, good. Now you need to pick one of your friends, family or pizza deliverers and send them a text message with nothing but a crescent-shaped moon emoji like this one: ☽. Done? If so, then you should be seeing a bunch of similiar emojis appearing on your ...

Facebook will allow you to clear your history – a bit like your web browser

The first time this new function was ever mentioned was last May, when Mark Zuckerberg himself announced that Facebook is working on it. It has now been confirmed by the company’s CEO, David Wehner. This new tool’s function will be to allow the FB user to clear her or his history on the social website. This includes groups joined, content liked, apps installed etc. At least in theory – knowing Facebook, they will probably keep on spying on us nevertheless. ...

People are willing to sell their privacy for twenty bucks a month

That is how much money Facebook is willing to pay for it. Ever since 2016, Facebook has been using the app called Facebook Research. The aim of this app is to gather all data available from the smartphone that it is installed on. Facebook is actively searching for people between 13 and 35 years of age to recruit them into their Research program; when recruited, a person is being paid 20 USD per month for Facebook having a complete look into their smartphone settings and activities.Hmm. ...

Facebook wants to merge Messengera, Instagram and WhatsAppa into a single service

Mark Zuckerberg wants to integrate all three of his social network messaging services into one in order to, supposedly, assert his control over the increasing division between the three apps. This in turn will supposedly make it easier for Facebook to better fight against Internet evils such as fake news or hate speech. The plan is to continue operating three apps separately, but to connect them via an underlying technical infrastructure. Reconfiguration of the three social apps should be complete by the end of 2020. Additionally, this process will include incorporating an end-to-end ...

Facebook Community Actions. What is that?

Community Actions, new FB function, allows us to create online petitions. Such petition is a special post with a title, description and tags. Tags serve to, well, tag agency or organization that we want our petition to reach. The support button allows us to share the petition with other people – like a chain letter, only hopefully not as annoying. Discussions can be had under the petitions, but only after you decide to back them up.Community Actions is currently going through betatests in the US. Rumour is that the tests are going splendidly and there are no serious issues. Does FB ...

Facebook LOL, or ha, ha, ha

It has been heard for some time now that young people are drifting away from Facebook. The youngsters these days prefer Twitch and Snapchat, reportedly, and they are also getting tired of FB’s near constant security and image fiascos. It must be true, since Mark Zuckerberg believes it; and he probably believes it, because otherwise he would not try to do something as silly as Facebook LOL. LOL is supposed to be a new feature of FB, which may or may not be a separate app. The goal of FB LOL will be to gather memes, both still images and gifs, for easy access from the main part of the ...