Messaging Apps Chip Away At Facebook’s User Base

Messaging Apps Chip Away At Facebook’s User Base

Normally, it is taken for granted that most smartphone users would use both Facebook and use popular messagings apps. This, recent numbers show, is not the case.

By On November 28, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Vulnerability Allows To View Hidden Facebook Friend List

Facebook Vulnerability Allows To View Hidden Facebook Friend List

To many people, Facebook is one of the most powerful and reliable social networking websites. It allows users to interact with other users after being friends with one another. However, Facebook allows users to make the friend list public or private. But lately, Facebook vulnerability has allowed users to view hidden Facebook friend list.

By On November 27, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Unveils Open-Source, Flash-Powered Database Called RocksDB

Facebook Unveils Open-Source, Flash-Powered Database Called RocksDB

Facebook crunches, processes and stores immense amounts of data. The social network needs effective, yet affordable, methods of dealing with it all. It has now unveiled a new flash-powered database called RocksDB which provides really quick access to data. RocksDB has been declared open source by the company.

By On November 23, 2013 Respond
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Snapchat Users Upload 400 Million Photos Daily, Exceeds Facebook’s Daily Photo Uploads

Snapchat Users Upload 400 Million Photos Daily, Exceeds Facebook’s Daily Photo Uploads

Snapchat recently made headlines when the relatively young company passed on Facebook’s $3 billion acquisition offer. Some may deem it foolish and heady but the fact is that Snapchat is growing, and growing fast. The company has now revealed that its users are uploading 400 million images daily, beating Facebook’s daily image uploads.

By On November 20, 2013 Respond
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Open URL Redirection Vulnerability Discovered In Facebook

Open URL Redirection Vulnerability Discovered In Facebook

Security researcher Dan Melamed recently discovered a new vulnerability in Facebook. The open URL redirection vulnerability essentially allows a potential hacker to have facebook.com redirected to any other URL of his choice.

By On November 17, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Reveals New Privacy Policy Changes

Facebook Reveals New Privacy Policy Changes

In the past, Facebook has taken a lot of heat over its privacy policies. The social network has tried to respond to this criticism by seeking user feedback over these policies. And now, it has finally made some minor changes based upon this feedback.

By On November 16, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Launches Open Academy, Students Get College Credit For Contributing

Facebook Launches Open Academy, Students Get College Credit For Contributing

Being able to contribute to an open-source project is a great experience for a CS student and looks good on his CV. With Facebook’s newly launched Open Academy, such students who contribute to the open source projects will get something more: college credit.

By On November 15, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Updates iOS App To V6.7.1, Leads To Crashes And Download Failures

Facebook Updates iOS App To V6.7.1, Leads To Crashes And Download Failures

Facebook recently released version 6.7 of its iOS app. Within hours, users started reporting problems with the updated version, which soon lead to the release of version 6.7.1. But the new version brings even more problems on board, with many reporting that they can’t download it at all.

By On November 10, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Profile Pages And Timelines Fail To Load, Issue Resolved Now

Facebook Profile Pages And Timelines Fail To Load, Issue Resolved Now

Earlier today, a number of users started reporting that they were unable to load their Facebook Timelines or profiles. The social network apparently returned an error on these pages, citing that the content could not be loaded properly. After a few hours of technical gimmickry however, Facebook has finally resolved the issue now.

By On November 9, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Setting Up New Engineering Office In Boston

Facebook Setting Up New Engineering Office In Boston

Currently, Facebook has four engineering offices, scattered around Seattle, Menlo Park, New York and London. The social network is now gearing for a new office and has announced that it will soon be setting foot in Boston.

By On November 8, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Launches Redesigned Like And Share Buttons

Facebook Launches Redesigned Like And Share Buttons

The ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ buttons on Facebook posts are the most popular method of interaction on the social network. Facebook has now redesigned these buttons, giving them an all new look and feel.

By On November 7, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Considers Collecting Data About Users’ Cursor Movements

Facebook Considers Collecting Data About Users’ Cursor Movements

Facebook has had a rather notorious reputation when it comes to guarding users’ privacy rights. In continuation of this reputation, it has now been revealed that the social network is exploring the option of collecting data about the cursor movements of the users.

By On October 31, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Apologizing For Locking A ‘Small Portion’ Of Users Out Of Their Accounts

Facebook Apologizing For Locking A ‘Small Portion’ Of Users Out Of Their Accounts

If you own an account (it could be bank account or any social networking account), then it’s natural that you should have all the access of your account. But lately that has not happened for Facebook. Yesterday, Facebook locked a ‘small portion’ of users out of their accounts and now the social networking company is apologizing.

By On October 29, 2013 Respond
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How To Prevent Third-party Apps Integrating With Your Facebook Account

How To Prevent Third-party Apps Integrating With Your Facebook Account

There’s a setting that acts as a “kill switch” called “Platform” to keep Facebook apps and other websites from sharing or accessing your information. Today in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to prevent third-party apps integrating with your Facebook account.

By On October 19, 2013 Respond
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Zuckerberg Purchases Four Houses Adjacent To His Home In Palo Alto

Zuckerberg Purchases Four Houses Adjacent To His Home In Palo Alto

If your fortunes are estimated to be at $19 billion, buying a house isn’t exactly an issue for you. So it is quite unsurprising that Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has bought four houses adjacent to his own home in Palo Alto, paying a total sum which is in the neighborhood of $30 million.

By On October 14, 2013 Respond
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