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How Do I Restore Access to a Hacked Facebook Account?

No need to say “quit Facebook” in the comments on this one. For those sticking around on the social service—and there are many of you, it seems, considering the company’s total number of active users ain’t exactly trending down—there’s a lot you can and should do to secure your account. However, if someone breaks…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Social Media, Software, Password, Computing, Oculus, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Social Information Processing, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet, S Tech, Password Notification Email, Privacy Concerns Of Facebook


'Hey Facebook,' How About Not?

Chances are you’re probably familiar with using a command like, “OK Google,” “Hey Siri,” or “Alexa” to summon a voice assistant. But now, the company that brought you pokes and likes—and who could forget fake news?— is trying to add, “Hey Facebook” to your rotation.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Social Media, Siri, Software, Computing, Oculus, Alexa, Human Interest, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet


Facebook's New Ad Campaign Tries To Remind You That Targeted Ads Are Good, Actually

Just two months after running a full-page ad decrying Apple’s impending updates, Facebook is rolling out another campaign meant to defend the targeted ads that make up about 98% of its multi-billion dollar revenue stream.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science, Instagram, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Ipads, Software, Grace Jones, Operating Systems, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Internet Privacy, Dipayan Ghosh, Social Information Processing


Facebook Finally Bans Myanmar Military After Feb. 1 Coup

Facebook finally banned the military in Myanmar, known as Tatmadaw, from the social media platform several weeks after the military staged a coup that toppled the democratically elected government. The ban on the country’s military includes Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Social Media, Software, Myanmar, Operating Systems, World Wide Web, Facebook Read, Tatmadaw, Social Information Processing, War Conflict, Myanmar Protests, Facebook Finally Bans Myanmar Military


Facebook Told Us to Suck It, for a Change

Attention, haters: you have officially been put on notice by Facebook’s VP of Global Affairs Nick Clegg. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Technology, Social Media, Software, Nick Clegg, Computing, News Corporation, Social Software, Like Button, Social Information Processing, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet, News Media Bargaining Code, Global Affairs Nick Clegg Read


Facebook Promises to Let Users Share News in Australia Again After Negotiations With Government

Facebook will allow users in Australia to read and share news on the social media platform again following negotiations with the Australian government, according to Australia’s treasurer Josh Frydenberg and representatives from Facebook. Who blinked first? That’s a matter of interpretation, it would seem.
Tags: Facebook, Science, Australia, Social Media, Software, Computing, World Wide Web, Social Software, Josh Frydenberg, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet, News Media Bargaining Code, Facebook Promises


Facebook Knowingly Profited Off Junk Ad Efficacy Estimates, Lawsuit Claims

Facebook, which along with Google accounts for around 60% of advertiser spending online, has knowingly built some of its astonishing success on incorrect data, newly unsealed court documents allege. Incidentally, this may pose a problem for a business which generates over 90% of its revenue from selling ads. Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Advertising, Social Media, Software, Computing, World Wide Web, Online Advertising, Digital Marketing, Business Finance, Social Information Processing, Criticism Of Facebook, Technology Internet


Facebook Accidentally Blocks Its Own Page in Australia Following News Ban

Facebook blocked dozens of charity groups, nonprofit organizations, and even random big box retailers in Australia late Wednesday (early Thursday, local time), a move that appears to be collateral damage from Facebook’s ban on news in the country. Facebook even briefly blocked its own page in Australia, according to …Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Australia, Social Media, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Social Information Processing, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Criticism Of Facebook, Technology Internet


Texas Mayor Announces Resignation After Unhinged Facebook Rant About Power Outages Goes Viral

Tim Boyd, the mayor of Colorado City, Texas, announced his resignation on Tuesday following a viral Facebook post where he whined about residents who wanted help during the extreme weather that has caused widespread power outages and dangerously cold conditions for millions of people throughout the state. Boyd accused…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Social Media, Software, Operating Systems, World Wide Web, Boyd, Human Interest, Tim Boyd, Social Information Processing, Colorado City Texas


Facebook to Restrict Content From Myanmar's Military Government Following Coup

Facebook has pledged to restrict the widespread distribution of content from Myanmar’s military regime following a successful coup that toppled the democratically elected government on Feb. 1. The pledge comes from a new blog post at Facebook’s website that seems to implicitly acknowledge the potential for…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Politics, Science, Social Media, Software, Myanmar, Operating Systems, Misinformation, Deception, Tatmadaw, Rohingya people, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet, Islam In Myanmar


Facebook Workers Warned About Hateful Groups Well Before Capitol Riot

Last week, Facebook finally announced it would stop recommending so-called “civic” (see: political) Groups to users in the wake of the violent siege on the U.S. capitol. But according to a new Wall Street Journal report, this decision only came well after data scientists within the company had raised the alarm that…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Labor, Social Media, Software, Computing, Wall Street Journal, Operating Systems, Onavo, Social Information Processing, Technology_internet, Business_finance, Law_crime




Facebook Says a ‘Configuration Change’ Is the Reason a Ton of Users Were Logged Out on Friday

Facebook users took Twitter and other social media platforms on Friday to report that they had, for no explicit reason, been logged out of the big blue app. Memes and the phrase “So Facebook” quickly popped up during the incident, which the company apologized for on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, iPhone 4, Operating Systems, Engadget, Internet Privacy, Facebook Says, Social Information Processing, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Criticism Of Facebook


Facebook Bans Creation of New Events Near Federal and State Houses Leading Up to Inauguration

To head off a potential encore of last week’s violent insurrection, Facebook is blocking users from creating new Facebook events in the vicinity of the White House, the U.S. Capitol building, and any state capitol buildings through President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. It’s also restricting features for…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, White House, Joe Biden, U S Capitol, Social Information Processing