Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

Facebook: Beware of Unlimited Watching Chrome Extension Spam

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Facebook users should be on the lookout for this phony viewer scam …

Depending on who you are connected to on Facebook, you may have been exposed to one of the recent spam attacks on the site. The attack disguises itself in form of a status update and includes a link to a media player site and names of other contacts. When you click on the link you are taken to a website that sports a media player, some banners and maybe some other page elements.

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Bing Updates Facebook Photo Search

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The “respect for privacy” claim is certainly reassuring … but it still might not be a bad idea to review your current Facebook privacy settings …

Last year Microsoft’s search engine Bing rolled out its “Friends Photos”, but today the company announced a huge update to the service, which allows users to search photos on Facebook. Before you press the panic button, the company assures us that “Bing respects your Facebook privacy settings. Your Facebook friends will only be able to see the photos you have made viewable and your photos will never be shared with the public”

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Firefox 18.0.2 Will Resolve Crashes When on Facebook

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

If you’re a Firefox user, and your browser keeps crashing when you visit Facebook, don’t worry … a fix is on the way.

Ever since Firefox 18.0.1 was released part of the web browser’s user base experienced crashes on the world’s most popular social networking site Facebook. The crashes, experienced not only by stable channel users of Firefox but also by beta, aurora and nightly users, have been identified by Mozilla to happen almost exclusively on Facebook. Some users of the browser reported Firefox freezing when they go to Facebook, while others reported that it would crash when they did so.

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Eliminate Facebook Ads in Chrome and Firefox

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

It might be more correct to say, “Eliminate Most Facebook Ads,” rather than all of them, but this is still a neat trick …

Facebook is what many of us would consider a “necessary evil.” We do not necessarily like it, but we are there because everyone we know is there as well. The service is free, supported by ads, which is fine — after all many free sites, including this one, would likely not be able to continue without those ads.

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You Can’t Block Facebook Using Windows 8’s Hosts File

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Well, it turns out that you can after all … but this article still contains useful information in spite of that.

The Windows hosts file offers a great way of blocking or redirecting certain Internet hosts. I’m for instance using it whenever I move websites to a new hosting company to check the life site before the DNS has fully propagated. You can also download software like Hosts Man that allow you to add lists of known malicious sites or advertising servers to the file to block those automatically from being visited on the computer.

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Facebook Stories Launched

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Here’s a novel idea; Facebook has apparently figured out a way to trick its users into writing free PR copy for the site …

The idea behind Facebook Stories is simple: Some of the 950 or so million Facebook users, minus the ten percent fake accounts, must have used the site for something deeper than playing games, listening to music or posting status updates. It appears to be an attempt to prove that Facebook is more than that, and that the site can be used for life-changing extraordinary activities as well.

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Facebook to Activate Timeline Profiles For All Users in Autumn

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Facebook shoots itself in the foot and does its best to chase users away, Part 4,563 …

Timeline profiles became available on Facebook at the end of the year 2011 as an optional feature that Facebook users had to actively enable. The change shocked many users of the social networking site, but since no one was forced to switch to the new profile, the outcry quickly died off again, especially since a forced switch to the new profile never happened. Users of Facebook who switched to the new profile on the other hand had to face the fact that they could never go back to the old profile that the majority of users on Facebook were still using.

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Disable Social Ads linked to Your Name on Facebook

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Here’s a cool trick for Facebook users, who don’t want their names to be used in social ads …

Social advertisement is a relatively new form of advertisement on Facebook that may use pages and products that you have liked in advertisements. Facebook basically recommends things that you have liked to your friends, and things that your friends have liked to you.

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You Now Have a Facebook Email That You don’t Know About … Really

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Why does Facebook do so much non-user-friendly stuff like this?? Because their users put up with it.

So everyone’s favorite social networking site rolled out a change today that is affecting every single user of the service. When you look under contact information on your profile on the site, you will notice that your original email address that may have been displayed there has been replaced by a @facebook.com email address instead.

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