If you’re concerned about privacy, you might want to skip Facebook’s VPN — Onavo Protect

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/15/facebook-vpn-onavo-protect/ Facebook and privacy are not words that really belong in the same sentence, so the idea that the social network is offering a VPN tool might well raise your … Read more

German court says Facebook’s privacy settings and use of personal data are illegal

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/12/facebook-privacy-ruling-germany/ Facebook is no stranger to privacy-related controversy, and now a German court has ruled that the social networks’ use of personal data is illegal. The court in Berlin also … Read more

Facebook Moves to Ban Cryptocurrency Ads, Calling Them “Misleading or Deceptive”

Facebook Moves to Ban Cryptocurrency Ads, Calling Them “Misleading or Deceptive”

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/Pal2SpW3o1A/ If you’re still deciding whether or not to invest in cryptocurrency, Facebook just threw another monkey wrench into the discussion. They have decided to ban cryptocurrency ads, … Read more

Facebook bans ads for cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/31/facebook-bans-cryptocurrency-ico-ads/ Facebook has announced new advertising policies which ban ads for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The ban also applies to ICOs because they are “frequently associated with misleading or deceptive … Read more

Ahead of GDPR laws, Facebook publishes privacy principles and promises to educate users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/29/fcebook-privacy-principles-gdpr/ Facebook has published its privacy principles for the first time, ahead of the European Union’s general data protection regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on May 25 — although … Read more

Facebook to roll out new privacy tools ahead of European GDPR laws

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/23/facebook-privacy-controls-gdpr/ Facebook has faced numerous complaints and accusations when it comes to privacy, and nowhere has this been more obvious than in Europe. In response to European Union plans to … Read more

Rupert Murdoch suggests Facebook should pay ‘trusted’ publishers for news content

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/23/facebook-should-pay-for-news-rupert-murdoch/ Facebook has been fighting something of a losing battle against the problem of fake news, but media mogul Rupert Murdoch thinks he has come up with a solution. He … Read more

Facebook to fight ‘sensationalism, misinformation and polarization’ with news trustworthiness surveys for users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/20/facebook-news-surveys/ Facebook has said time and time again that it will do more to fight the problem of fake news on the social network, and the company’s latest idea is … Read more

Big changes to Facebook’s news feed mean you’ll probably spend less time on the social network

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/12/facebook-newsfeed-revamp-2018/ Facebook is planning major changes to the way its news feed works, and Mark Zuckerberg says he believes that the amount of time people spend using the social network … Read more

Privacy: WhatsApp’s group messages might not be as secure as you think

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/11/whatsapp-group-messaging-security/ Security researchers have discovered a method of infiltrating group chats in WhatsApp, effectively rendering the chat tool’s end-to-end encryption useless. Researchers from Germany’s Ruhr University Bochum have unearthed an … Read more

How Cryptojacking Spread to Facebook, and How To Beat It

How Cryptojacking Spread to Facebook, and How To Beat It

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/Xc-PwH5yJgs/ If you’re a regular reader, you may remember a few weeks ago when we covered what “cryptojacking” is. Cryptojacking is when someone forces a victim’s computer’s resources to … Read more

Facebook to use facial recognition to notify users when photos of them are uploaded

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/29/facebook-facial-recognition-alerts/ A new feature touted as a privacy tool sees Facebook automatically identifying users in photographs that are uploaded. It uses the same technology already employed to make image tagging … Read more

Facebook stops flagging fake news because it was making the problem worse

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/22/facebook-drops-fake-news-flags/ Fake news — or disinformation as it used to be called — has become an increasingly serious problem as false information quickly spreads online through social media. Facebook tried … Read more

Privacy: WhatsApp told to stop sharing user data with Facebook

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/19/privacy-whatsapp-facebookdata-sharing-france/ A French privacy watchdog has ordered WhatsApp to stop sharing user data with Facebook. The CNIL (National Data Protection Commission) issued the Facebook-owned company with formal notice to cease … Read more

Caprine – An Unofficial Elegant Facebook Messenger Desktop App

Full Article : OSTechNix – https://www.ostechnix.com/caprine-unofficial-elegant-facebook-messenger-desktop-app/ There is no doubt Facebook is one of the most popular and dynamic social network platform in the modern Internet era. It has revolutionized technology, social networking, and the … Read more

Facebook launches Messenger Kids for under-13s

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/facebook-messenger-kids/ In a move that’s likely to raise a few eyebrows, Facebook today opened up its messaging platform to children under the age of 13. A new app, Messenger Kids, … Read more