Facebook charity feature allows you to set up personal fundraisers

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Facebook users in the United States of America will now be able to set up custom campaigns to raise money for registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organisations, allowing their friends to donate money for the cause without leaving Facebook. Facebook started allowing non-profit organisations to raise money via the social network late last year. Now, users … Read more

Twitter, Google, Facebook Being Sued In Relation To Paris Attacks

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The father of one of the victims in the Paris attacks back in November 2015 has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Northern California, suing Facebook, Twitter, and Google in relation to the attacks. Reynaldo Gonzalez’s daughter, Nohemi Gonzalez, was one of the victims of the Paris attacks, and the lawsuit alleges that … Read more

Facebook Synced Photos Are Being Deleted, Try Google Photos Instead

After writing a personal post yesterday and getting a TON of questions about Facebook and Google Photos I’m back to give you a “how to” on the subject. Hopefully this will clear things up a bit for everyone. First, yes Facebook synced photos are getting deleted from their servers. Here’s my original post on the matter. … Read more

Facebook Moments App Jumps To #1 As Facebook Threatens To Delete Synced Photos

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Facebook has once again found a surefire way to get one of its apps to the top of the App Store — tell users that their synced photos will be deleted unless they download the app, in this case the Facebook Moments app. As Twitter user @aurevoiralexis posted, Facebook emailed her to tell her that her … Read more

Facebook Disabling Messaging In Mobile Web App, Pushing Users To Messenger

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In the not too distant past, there were myriad ways of checking your Facebook messages. You could check on the actual desktop website, use the mobile app, log on to the mobile website, or try out their newfangled Messenger app. Fast forward to the even-less-distant past, and you may remember that Facebook decided to remove … Read more

Facebook & Microsoft Partner For “MAREA” Sub-Atlantic Internet Cable

We’re all spending more and more time online, and companies are doing everything they can to make that experience better. To that end, Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to build “MAREA,” the highest-capacity subsea Internet cable across the Atlantic Ocean. Both companies have received clearance for the cable, which will run from Virgina Beach, Virgina … Read more

Facebook Reactions Trigger Warning From Belgian Police

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Facebook Reactions were introduced just a short-time ago and they’ve become rather popular, but not with the Belgian Federal Police. The Belgian Federal Police are warning their citizens not to use Facebook Reactions because they might be invading their privacy. The police are saying that Facebook Reactions are just another way for Facebook’s algorithms to … Read more

The Most Successful Company Founded Each Year Since 1944

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Posted on April 11, 2016 by Ben Taylor About 50 percent of all businesses fail within five years. Only a quarter make it to the 15-year mark. Even then, the majority of survivors will be small operations, often based in a home. So it is that companies like Anthem, VISA, Microsoft and Facebook are the … Read more

Oculus Responds To Facebook Advertising Questions

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Facebook advertising brings in huge amounts of money into the social network giant, and questions have arisen concerning Facebook advertising on the Oculus Rift. Part of the Oculus terms and conditions says you’ll agree to sharing certain aspects of your Oculus experience with the company. The terms and conditions also state that the data that is … Read more

HOW TO: Tech Security: Part 1 — Facebook

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We all like to keep our info private and secure and our devices working the way we expect them to.  And there are a whole slew of folks who want exactly the opposite.  There are ways to avoid having those people make us unhappy via our tech. The least secure connection to our devices isn’t … Read more

India Bans Facebook’s Free Basics, Upholds Net Neutrality

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has decided to ban differential pricing on data in the country. …TSPs are prohibited from offering different tariffs based on the content, service, application or other data that a user is accessing or transmitting on the internet. Tariff for data services cannot vary on the basis of the … Read more

Apple Virtual Reality: The Media Hype Has Begun

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Apple virtual reality wasn’t really talked about until just a few days ago when we all heard that iPhone sales were slumping. The company hadn’t even hinted at working on any sort of virtual reality program, and then Tim Cook went ahead and said virtual reality wasn’t a niche product. It’s very interesting that just a … Read more

Survey Says: We Don’t Trust Google And Facebook

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Before we actually talk about this survey conducted by brand marketing company Prophet, we have to stress that surveys can swing either way depending on the swath of people surveyed. With the millions and millions of users that exist, these survey’s may give some insight but they’re not by any means the consensus of the … Read more

TRAI Isn’t Happy With Facebook’s Emails

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Indian users of Facebook saw a notification asking them to send an email to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to save “Digital Equality” in the country, after TRAI released a consultation paper about “over-the-top services,” which many say violate net neutrality. It turns out TRAI isn’t too happy with the thousands of emails … Read more

Facebook To Combat Hate Speech In Europe

In response to the criticism that Facebook has faced due to their perceived lack of action, the social media giant has decided to crackdown on hate speech in Europe. German politicians have been voicing their concerns about xenophobic posts being made on the site in the midst of the country accepting Middle Eastern refugees. Called … Read more

WhatsApp Makes Its Service Free For Everyone

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WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service, is to drop its token $1-a-year subscription to go fully free for every user, the company’s chief executive has announced. Speaking at the DLD conference in Germany, Jan Koum confirmed that the $0.99 annual fee will be scrapped, effective immediately. Previously, the app had been free for the first year, with the … Read more

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Isn’t Really A Charity, But That Might Be OK

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If I seem a bit pessimistic about the recent public vow from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, it’s only because Facebook hasn’t done a whole lot to gain my trust. In an open letter to their newborn daughter, new parents Mark and Priscilla penned a letter expressing their hopes that they’re able to leave her a … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg Is Donating 99% Of His Facebook Shares

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Mark Zuckerberg is donating 99% of his Facebook shares to help improve the future of the world we live in. In a Facebook post, Mark and Priscilla Zuckerberg announced the birth of their daughter Max as well as an ambitious goal of donating $45 billion dollars worth of stock to help the world. Zuckerberg is … Read more

That Innocent Facebook Quiz Is Probably Mining Your Data

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OK, I get it, social media is a place to be social and interact with your friends and family as if they were right in front of you. Part of many people’s face to face interactions include playing games together, so it makes sense that sharing a Facebook quiz would be a normal thing to … Read more

New Facebook Feature Aims to Make Breakups Less Complicated

Breakups are never easy. In the modern age of smartphones it’s even harder as we are flooded with photos, videos, updates, check-ins, e-vites, and group chats  in a seemingly endless sea of notifications about everyone and everything. Avoiding information about someone you clearly need some space from is therefore nigh inconceivable. You could of course bury … Read more

Google And Facebook Come To Search Agreement

There are numerous signs found across texts and stories indicating the end of the world. Most are open to interpretation, but any kind of partnership between rivals like Facebook and Google is reason enough to say goodbye to your loved ones. In what must be a mutually beneficial deal, as hard as it may be to believe, Facebook … Read more

Facebook is Testing Disappearing Messages

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New ideas are hard. So why even bother, when you can just wait and learn from the mistakes and success of other companies, taking only the pieces that resonate with users? Facebook is no stranger to this strategy, as it once again copies a feature from Snapchat — a competitor it failed to acquire back in 2013. In all … Read more

Facebook Posts Explanation And App Update To Address Battery Drain On iOS

A few days ago a good number of iOS users began complaining that the Facebook app on their phones and tablets was seemingly draining a large portion of their battery. As you would expect, the internet immediately responded with well thought out, eloquent and well-researched hypotheses.  Just writing that with a straight face almost gave me convulsions. … Read more