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Facebook on Desktop redirecting to Messenger

I'm using Facebook for work predominantly, e.g. to post new article links on the site to the users who follow Ghacks on Facebook. Today, I noticed that I could not access the […]

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WhatsApp makes data-sharing with Facebook mandatory

WhatsApp users who open the messaging client on their devices today receive an in-application notification that informs users about its updated terms and privacy policy. WhatsApp is updating its terms and privacy […]

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Mozilla used Firefox's notification system to push the Facebook boycott

Some users of the latest stable version of the Firefox web browser for Android have received a push notification by Mozilla itself. The notification links to this blog post on the Mozilla […]

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Microsoft shuts down Mixer, partners with Facebook Gaming

Microsoft's Mixer team revealed just a few hours ago that the end has come for the streaming service. Mixer, a game-focused streaming service similar to Twitch, will continue to run through July […]

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This is how Facebook's new desktop design looks (and how you can restore the old Facebook))

Someone at Facebook seems to have flipped a switch as users from all over the world are starting to get invited to try the new Facebook design on the desktop. Facebook revealed […]

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Facebook's Off-Facebook Activity tool is now available to everyone

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that a new privacy tool called Off-Facebook Activity is now available to Facebook users around the globe. Designed to improve transparency, Off-Facebook Activity provides information about […]

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Time to check Face Recognition settings on Facebook

Facebook announced the global roll out of the Face Recognition setting for new users and existing users who had access to the tag suggestions feature today. The company launched a feature called […]

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Facebook rolls out Off-Facebook Activity controls

Facebook started to roll out a new privacy tool called Off-Facebook Activity to users from Ireland, Spain, and South Korea earlier today. Designed to give users of the site better control over […]

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Facebook told by FTC that it can't do these privacy invasive things anymore

Facebook was fined $5 Billion USD today, July 24, 2019, by the FTC. More important from the perspective of Facebook users is that the company agreed to "new restrictions and a modified […]

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Find out if you have been affected by the recent Facebook hack

Last month's Facebook hack affected about 50 million Facebook accounts according to Facebook's official announcement on September 28, 2018. Hackers exploited a series of bugs in Facebook's "View as" function that allows […]

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What you should do after the September 2018 Facebook Hack

Facebook revealed on September 28, 2018 that attackers managed to exploit a vulnerability on the site that allowed them to take over accounts of Facebook users. The issue, which affected about 50 […]

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Latest Privacy Badger removes Facebook's link tracking

The Electronic Frontier Foundation released a new version of Privacy Badger today for Chrome and Firefox that removes link tracking techniques that Facebook uses on its site to track outgoing link activity. […]

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Facebook Container extension prevents Facebook tracking in Firefox

Facebook Container is a new browser extension for Firefox by Mozilla that isolates Facebook from the rest of your browsing history to prevent tracking. Internet and computer users are exposed to different […]

Skype: no more Facebook sign-ins

Microsoft announced today on a Skype support web page that it plans to disable the use of Facebook accounts to sign in to Skype in January 2018. Skype customers who sign in […]

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Resize videos for Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter online

Kapwing's Resize Video tool is an online video resizer that you may use to create optimized videos for the popular services Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. While you can upload any captured […]

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Opera Max 3.0 for Android with new design, Facebook support

Opera Software released Opera Max 3.0 for Android today featuring a streamlined interface and Facebook data saving support. Opera Max is a data savings application that sits in between your device and […]

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Stalkscan: look up public Facebook info

Stalkscan is a free online service that enables you to look up any Facebook user's public information using Facebook's own APIs. Facebook removed, changed, and improved privacy controls several times over the […]

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Facebook enables sound for auto-playing Videos

Videos play automatically on Facebook by default, unless you disable the option. We published instructions back in 2014 that walked you through the steps of turning off auto-playing videos on Facebook, and […]