Facebook Wants to Help You Find a Date

2018 has been a tricky one for Facebook so far. The Cambridge Analytica scandal saw people questioning how much data we are giving the social network. And then Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by senators, and mocked for his android-like gestures.

However, Zuckerberg and co. are carrying on regardless, and are busy revealing future plans for its products at the F8 developer conference. One of which is a dating feature likely to wrestle people away from all of the popular online dating apps

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Is It Time Facebook Offered a Paid Version With No Ads?

In his testimony before the US Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested a paid version of Facebook is a possibility.

What would a paid version of Facebook look like? And is it time we started paying for Facebook to stop the social network harvesting our data?

What Mark Zuckerberg Said…

During the hearings, Mark Zuckerberg made a couple of interesting points about a possible paid version of Facebook—this despite the fact that he received extensive training prior to meeting legislators to ensure he chose his words carefully.

Zuckerberg was asked whether his objectives are the same now as […]

Facebook Is Spying on Your Messenger Chats

To the surprise of some, Facebook has admitted spying on Messenger chats. While the social network maintains Messenger conversations are private, automated tools scan the contents, and if someone reports a message for violating community standards, human employees may review them.

Facebook has been in the news of late, and not for positive reasons. The company has found itself embroiled in a scandal

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How to Limit Your Data Being Shared With Third Parties

By now you’ve probably heard that UK-based company Cambridge Analytica reportedly harvested 50 million Facebook profiles and used that data to build software that targets and influences voters.

Cambridge Analytica was able to access the data of millions of users through an app that was used by just a few hundred thousand people. Because Facebook allows apps to access the data of not only those who grant access, but also data shared by their friends, Cambridge Analytica was able to harvest so much more information than they normally would’ve been able to.

The privacy settings

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How to Change Your Facebook Password

When was the last time you changed your Facebook password? Although there are pros and cons of changing your password too frequently, using the same password as when you created your account eight years ago is definitely not best practice.

Let’s try another one. In addition to Facebook, how many other sites, accounts, and web portals share the same password? Again, if you answered anything more than “zero,” you’re not following the advice of security experts.

Whether you’ve been hacked, you’re worried about getting hacked, or you just want to boost your online security, now could be a good time to change […]

Facebook Messenger Lite lights up old Android phones

Facebook has a tiny, speedy new messaging app designed for owners of older Android phones.

Facebook Messenger Lite, announced Monday, takes up a much smaller amount of a phone’s storage — just 10 megabytes — than the full-fat app that most users have installed on their phones, and it has been pared back so that it runs peppily over slower-than-average networks. It is the companion app to Facebook Lite, a stripped-down version of the social network, also for old Android phones, launched in 2015.

The app’s launch is one cog in the machinery of Facebook’s plan to make the social network and […]

Do You Have To Hand Over Your Facebook Password To Your Employer?

With the rise of social networking sites, Managers want to review publicly available Facebook profiles, Twitter accounts and other websites to learn more about job candidates and Employees.

Many Facebook users do not have their profiles set to private, which would make them available only to selected people or specific networks. There is a big difference between an Employer viewing public postings and private information.

Employees and potential employees should have a right to keep their Facebook, Twitter or other social media profiles containing confidential information private from the prying eyes of their bosses. Employees and job applicants have an expectation of privacy […]

How to Block People in Facebook Messenger

While you can block someone completely on Facebook, it’s a pretty dramatic measure. Essentially, your Facebook account will cease to exist for them. If you’re just trying to get a bit of a break, you can unfriend them or block them from sending you Facebook Messages so they can’t contact you privately. Here’s how.

On the Website

Open up a chat with the person you want to block.

Click on the Gear icon in the top right and select Block Messages…

Click Block Messages again and they won’t be able to contact you.

To unblock them, just click the Gear icon and then Unblock.

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How to encrypt your Facebook messages with Secret Conversations

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​How to tell if your Facebook has been hacked (and what to do)

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There are several different ways hackers use a breached Facebook account. Automatic log-ins through Facebook allow hackers access to many different site accounts once they’ve taken over your Facebook. Spammers also hack Facebook accounts to gain access to your following. From your profile, a hacker can additionally gather a lot of personal information about you that can be used to steal your identity.

How to check if you’ve been hacked

If you worry that your account has been hacked, there is a simple way to check. Go to the arrow in the upper right-hand corner of your Facebook page and click on […]