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How to Remove Third-Party Accounts Like Facebook From Your Mac

With the release of iOS 11, Apple nixed its built-in integration with Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo, a feature that allowed iPhone and iPad users to store their third-party account information and access it within apps that needed to use those services. Apple has yet to remove the equivalent feature from macOS, although this is likely to change in a ...

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Facebook is testing out a new feature that feels very, very Reddit

Like…or dislike? The possibility of Facebook adding downvoting — the opposite of “liking” — for posts and comments on its network has tickled the fancy of many users. It could be great for getting rid of those pesky fake news posts, but it could also be used for trolling and it could turn Facebook into something more similar to Reddit, ...

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Facebook beats in Q1 and boosts daily user growth to 1.45B amidst backlash – TechCrunch

Amongst massive criticism over data privacy, Facebook showed the resiliency of its advertising machine by beating Wall Street’s $11.41 billion revenue estimate in its Q1 2018 earnings report by raking in $11.97 billion in revenue with $1.69 EPS compared to the $1.35 estimate. Facebook added 48 million daily active users to hit 1.449 billion, up 3.42 percent to revive Facebook’s ...

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Facebook shuts down custom feed-sharing prompts and 12 other APIs – TechCrunch

Facebook is making good on Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to prioritize user safety and data privacy over its developer platform. Today Facebook and Instagram announced a slew of API shutdowns and changes designed to stop developers from being able to pull your data or your friends’ data without express permission, drag in public content or trick you into sharing. Some changes ...

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How to recharge you pre-paid number using Facebook

Social networking giant Facebook has quietly rolled out a new feature for its Android users in India. Using this feature, Facebook users can recharge their prepaid mobile numbers of various mobile operators. While this is only available for prepaid users that too only for Android users, this feature is expected to be rolled out for iPhone users, and even desktop. ...

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Judge says class action suit against Facebook over facial recognition can go forward – TechCrunch

Whenever a company may be guilty of something, from petty neglect to grand deception, there’s usually a class action lawsuit filed. But until a judge rules that lawsuit legitimate, the threat remains fairly empty. Unfortunately for Facebook, one major suit from 2015 has just been given that critical go-ahead. The case concerns an Illinois law that prohibits collection of biometric ...

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The psychological impact of an $11 Facebook subscription – TechCrunch

Would being asked to pay Facebook to remove ads make you appreciate their value or resent them even more? As Facebook considers offering an ad-free subscription option, there are deeper questions than how much money it could earn. Facebook has the opportunity to let us decide how we compensate it for social networking. But choice doesn’t always make people happy. ...

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Facebook shouldn’t block you from finding friends on competitors – TechCrunch

Twitter, Vine, Voxer, MessageMe. Facebook has repeatedly cut off competitors from its feature for finding your Facebook friends on their apps… after jumpstarting its own social graph by convincing people to upload their Gmail contacts. Meanwhile, Facebook’s Download Your Information tool merely exports a text list of friends’ names you can’t use elsewhere. As Congress considers potential regulation following Mark ...

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Nearly one in 10 Americans have deleted their Facebook accounts, survey says

Have you deleted your Facebook account in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal? Tech.pinions, a technology and media research firm, claims that almost 10% of people in the US have done just that. The firm surveyed 1,000 Americans across age and gender demographics. While not all respondents were Facebook users, a whopping 17% of respondents reported having removed the ...

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Facebook Stories adds funky AR drawing and Instagram’s Boomerang – TechCrunch

You’ll soon be able to draw on the world around you and shoot back-and-forth Instagram Boomerang GIFs with the Facebook Camera. Bringing additional creative tools to the Facebook Camera could make it a more popular place to shoot content and help the company compete with Snapchat. “We wanted to give people an easy way to create with augmented reality and ...

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Zuckerberg’s boring testimony is a big win for Facebook – TechCrunch

Mark Zuckerberg ran his apology scripts, trotted out his lists of policy fixes and generally dulled the Senate into submission. And that constitutes success for Facebook. Zuckerberg testified before the joint Senate judiciary and commerce committee today, capitalizing on the lack of knowledge of the politicians and their surface-level questions. Half the time, Zuckerberg got to simply paraphrase blog posts ...

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“There will always be a version of Facebook that is free” – TechCrunch

Today during Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before the Senate, the Facebook CEO reiterated that “there will always be a version of Facebook that is free.” In the midst of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the user data of up to 87 million people was sold by a third-party developer to Trump Campaign-linked firm Cambridge Analytica, there has been talk of ...

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