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Facebook will send postcards to verify US election ad buyers

Facebook has a new yet very old solution to fighting Russian manipulation attempts during future US elections: conventional mail. Global policy program director Katie Harbath has revealed that the social network will send postcards to verify the ide… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/17/facebook-will-send-postcards-to-verify-us-election-ad-buyers/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow Advertisements

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Trump Eagerly Jumps on Facebook Ad VP’s Tweet Downplaying Russian Troll Operation

Facebook and Donald Trump, two large, terrible sons of our broken society that truly deserve each other, slow-motion collided on Saturday when the president decided to lift wholesale a new line of defense over the ongoing Russian election scandal from the social media giant’s vice president of advertising Rob Goldman. Read more… Tom McKay https://gizmodo.com/trump-eagerly-jumps-on-facebook-ad-vps-attempt-to-downp-1823106000…

Facebook will mail out postcards to verify US election advertisers

Facebook plans to mail out verification postcards through the US postal service to anyone purchasing ads related to US elections, according to Reuters. The postcards will contain a special code that advertisers must provide back to Facebook to prove they’re in the United States. This new verification system will be required for all advertising that…

Facebook and Twitter Are Ill-Equipped to Stop Repeat of 2016 Meddling

Internet companies have a long way to go before they’re capable of stopping any foreign meddling in future U.S. elections. Changes rolled out so far by Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and other technology companies wouldn’t prevent the tactics revealed Friday by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian operatives — let alone any new…

Facebook didn’t mean to send spam texts to two-factor authentication users

 Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos apologized for spam texts that were incorrectly sent to users who had activated two-factor authentication. The company is working on a fix, and you won’t receive non-security-related text messages if you never signed up for those notifications. Facebook says it was a bug. But calling it a bug is…

8 things you need to know about the Russian social media election ads

Facebook, Twitter, and Google have now testified before Congress on multiple occasions about Russian election ads and formal charges have been filed. So what do social media users need to know about those ads? We break it down. The post 8 things you need to know about the Russian social media election ads appeared first…

Facebook: Two-factor authentication spam was caused by a bug

A number of people have been receiving random notifications from Facebook after giving the social network their phone number for two-factor authentication. Worse, if they attempt to cancel that by replying to the message, say with STOP or CANCEL, Fac… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/16/facebook-two-factor-authentication-spam-bug/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

Facebook admits SMS notifications sent using two-factor number was caused by bug

Facebook this evening clarified the situation around SMS notifications sent using the company’s two-factor authentication (2FA) system, admitting that the messages were indeed caused by a bug. In a blog post penned by Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos, the company says the error led it to “send non-security-related SMS notifications to these phone numbers.”…

Social Feed: Embeds might be iIllegal, Vimeo adds simultaneous live-streams

In this week’s social feed, separate lawsuits mean embeds could violate copyright, private posts can be used in court, and Facebook might be violating German privacy laws. Also: Vimeo is adding new tools and Facebook is expanding Community Help. The post Social Feed: Embeds might be iIllegal, Vimeo adds simultaneous live-streams appeared first on Digital…

Commenting on an Annoying Facebook Post Won’t Make It Go Away

Facebook overhauled its News Feed yet again this year, promising to focus on “time well spent” and posts from family and friend, but a new BuzzFeed article shows that the social network is as annoying as ever. The only difference is that Facebook has a new way to gauge a posts popularity: comments. Read more……

Google rolls out new update for its Phone app, introduces chat heads feature

Google updated its Phone app to include a Facebook Messenger-like “chat heads” feature, which is currently rolling out. Users will see a floating icon on their display with the contact photo of the person they’re on the phone with. The post Google rolls out new update for its Phone app, introduces chat heads feature appeared first…

Don’t Respond to Texts You Recieve From Facebook

If you get a text from Facebook, then you probably don’t want to respond —even if your response is something along the lines of “Stop texting me.” Read more… Emily Price https://lifehacker.com/dont-respond-to-texts-you-recieve-from-facebook-1823041685 www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

Facebook Community Help crisis tool is no longer limited to individuals

Facebook has been evolving its Safety Check feature over the last year, adding complementary capabilities to go alongside it and building it into a crisis hub. Last February, Facebook introduced Community Help, a feature that allowed users to find an… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/15/facebook-community-help-extended-organizations/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

EU: Facebook and Twitter must do more to protect users

New changes made by Facebook and Twitter to their terms of service still don’t conform to the EU’s demands to protect consumers, the European Commission said. Specifically, the social networks haven’t properly told users why content is removed and th… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/15/facebook-twitter-eu-user-protection/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

Experts Want Facebook to Take Down Its Messenger Kids App

Aging Out When Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook in 2004, the social networking platform’s target audience was narrow: students at Harvard University. That quickly expanded to include students at other colleges, then high school students, and by 2006, anyone over the age of 13 could register for an account. Today, Facebook has more than 2 billion…

Facebook teams up with Lyft and others for crisis response efforts

 Facebook is amping up its Community Help efforts, now enabling companies like Lyft, Chase, International Medical Corps and Save the Children to easily provide information and services, like food, transportation and shelter, to people in crisis. “Our priority is to build tools that help keep people safe and provide them with ways to get the…