Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook has restored the cross-posted tweets that were removed from users’ profiles – TechCrunch

Facebook says it has corrected the issue of users’ deleted posts, which had affected those who had previously cross-posted their Tweets to their Facebook profile – a feature that’s no longer supported. Earlier this month, Facebook locked down its API to prevent third-party apps from being able to post to profiles as the logged-in user, and Twitter was one of ...

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Facebook and Instagram now show how many minutes you use them

It’s passive zombie feed scrolling, not active communication with friends that hurts our health, according to studies Facebook has been pointing to for the last seven months. Yet it’s treating all our social networking the same with today’s launch of its digital wellbeing screentime management dashboards for Facebook and Instagram in the US before rolling them out to everyone in ...

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Facebook quietly relaunches apps for Groups platform after lockdown – TechCrunch

Facebook is becoming a marketplace for enterprise apps that help Group admins manage their communities. To protect itself and its users in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook locked down the Groups API for building apps for Groups. These apps had to go through a human-reviewed approval process, and lost access to Group member lists, plus the names ...

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Apple strips Facebook & Twitter integration from macOS Mojave

  By Roger Fingas Wednesday, June 06, 2018, 07:12 am PT (10:12 am ET) Continuing a policy that began with iOS 11, Apple has apparently stripped out integration of third-party accounts in macOS Mojave beyond email and calendar services. Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and Vimeo are no longer options in the first developer beta of Mojave, AppleInsider can verify. Saving login ...

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Facebook expands its protection of potential revenge porn photos

James Martin/CNET Facebook is going further in its fight against revenge porn, expanding a pilot program that lets users upload intimate pictures before they’ve hit the internet in a bid to stop them from ever being shared. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Facebook’s Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis said the company was updating its pilot program targeting the ...

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How to Remove Third-Party Accounts Like Facebook From Your Mac

With the release of iOS 11, Apple nixed its built-in integration with Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo, a feature that allowed iPhone and iPad users to store their third-party account information and access it within apps that needed to use those services. Apple has yet to remove the equivalent feature from macOS, although this is likely to change in a ...

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Facebook is testing out a new feature that feels very, very Reddit

Like…or dislike? The possibility of Facebook adding downvoting — the opposite of “liking” — for posts and comments on its network has tickled the fancy of many users. It could be great for getting rid of those pesky fake news posts, but it could also be used for trolling and it could turn Facebook into something more similar to Reddit, ...

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Facebook beats in Q1 and boosts daily user growth to 1.45B amidst backlash – TechCrunch

Amongst massive criticism over data privacy, Facebook showed the resiliency of its advertising machine by beating Wall Street’s $11.41 billion revenue estimate in its Q1 2018 earnings report by raking in $11.97 billion in revenue with $1.69 EPS compared to the $1.35 estimate. Facebook added 48 million daily active users to hit 1.449 billion, up 3.42 percent to revive Facebook’s ...

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Facebook shuts down custom feed-sharing prompts and 12 other APIs – TechCrunch

Facebook is making good on Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to prioritize user safety and data privacy over its developer platform. Today Facebook and Instagram announced a slew of API shutdowns and changes designed to stop developers from being able to pull your data or your friends’ data without express permission, drag in public content or trick you into sharing. Some changes ...

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How to recharge you pre-paid number using Facebook

Social networking giant Facebook has quietly rolled out a new feature for its Android users in India. Using this feature, Facebook users can recharge their prepaid mobile numbers of various mobile operators. While this is only available for prepaid users that too only for Android users, this feature is expected to be rolled out for iPhone users, and even desktop. ...

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Judge says class action suit against Facebook over facial recognition can go forward – TechCrunch

Whenever a company may be guilty of something, from petty neglect to grand deception, there’s usually a class action lawsuit filed. But until a judge rules that lawsuit legitimate, the threat remains fairly empty. Unfortunately for Facebook, one major suit from 2015 has just been given that critical go-ahead. The case concerns an Illinois law that prohibits collection of biometric ...

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The psychological impact of an $11 Facebook subscription – TechCrunch

Would being asked to pay Facebook to remove ads make you appreciate their value or resent them even more? As Facebook considers offering an ad-free subscription option, there are deeper questions than how much money it could earn. Facebook has the opportunity to let us decide how we compensate it for social networking. But choice doesn’t always make people happy. ...

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