The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has decided to celebrate the new year with a solid dose of hacking. The pro-Assad group recently gained control of Skype’s social media accounts, demanding an end to online spying.
Social networks have come to be a critically important part of our online lives. A Pew study now suggests that Facebook is the overwhelmingly popular social network among online adults in the U.S., with 71% of them using the service.
If you’ve already updated to Windows 8.1, then there’s a good news for you. Facebook’s app for the platform has been ramped up with a number of new features. These include a smileys sticker pack as well as notifications of fresh News Stories.
Earlier this December, Facebook updated its News Feed ranking algorithm with the goal of showing users more relevant content in their News Feeds. A study says, this new algorithm change in Facebook has damaged numerous Facebook pages.
Microsoft has made available an updated version of Facebook for Windows Phone. It now features a second Live Tile, giving a separate window to pin chats, events, groups, pages, photo albums and others.
Many people requested Facebook to launch a Dislike button so that they can thumb down on posts or messages they don’t like. In continuation to that request, for the first time, Facebook has launched dislike button, but for its messaging service.
There are many people who have great addiction to Facebook. This may often bring awkward situation. Lately a Taiwanese tourist accidentally walked off pier and fell into water while checking Facebook on phone.
A number of non-profit organizations have a huge presence on Facebook. To complement this, Facebook has now rolled out a ‘Donate Now’ button which lets you make donations directly through the pages of these non-profits.
Undoubtedly, Facebook is now the world’s foremost social network site. It plays host to billions of messages and status updates every month. But lately, it’s been reported that Facebook is able to note down the status updates and messages that you don’t share!
Every day, we share countless photos and videos on Facebook. To be able to sift through this data more intelligently, Facebook has now hired machine learning expert Yann LeCun, who specializes in ‘deep learning.’
Facebook has decided to test the patience of its mobile users. The social network has changed the way videos load on its mobile apps, so that all native Facebook videos will now play automatically as soon as they appear on your screen.
Education in schools has come to depend immensely on broadband connectivity, given internet’s infinite stock of helpful and relevant resources. Zuckerberg’s Education initiative and Gates’ Foundation have now dished out funds to help schools in U.S. get this much-needed high-speed internet access.
Most major tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter pride themselves in the advanced security features of their sites. Despite these, a botnet was recently able to nick away some 2 million passwords of Facebook, Google, Twitter and ADP accounts.
Facebook currently provides an option with the posts in your News Feed. The ‘Hide all from XYZ’ option lets you block all posts from a specific page or person. The social network has now replaced it with ‘Unfollow.’
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