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ABC7 San Francisco
1 day ago
Digital life

Bay Area man lost his wife, then got scammed. Now Facebook won't stop the hacker

Scam used deceased wife's photo for fake fundraiser on GoFundMe and hijacked Facebook account for donations. Facebook failed to remove the scam.
Forbes
1 week ago
Media industry

Facebook Is Still No.1 Social Media Site For News, But Users Are Wary

Facebook remains the top social media site for news consumption in the US, but its dominance has been declining in recent years.
Other platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok also have high rates of regular news consumption.
Independent.ie
1 week ago
EU data protection

TikTok sets up 'referendum task force' to battle misinformation ahead of March vote

Facebook to continue ban on political ads ahead of European elections
TikTok working on detecting and removing misinformation during election periods
Social Media Today
1 week ago
Digital life

Meta Says It Is Working To Remove That Annoying Chirp Sound

Facebook is experiencing a technical error where users are hearing a chirping noise while scrolling through their feed on the iPhone.
Users can manually turn off the sound by going to Settings > Preferences > In app sounds.
Social Media Today
1 week ago
Digital life

Meta Says That it is Working to Remove That Annoying Chirp Sound When You're Scrolling Facebook

Facebook is experiencing a technical error that is causing a chirping noise while scrolling through the news feed on iPhone.
The issue is being addressed and fixed by Facebook.
Shrm
1 week ago
Social media marketing

How to Get Started with Recruiting on Facebook

Recruiting on Facebook is a cost-effective alternative to job boards.
Using Facebook for sourcing, recruitment marketing, and candidate engagement can reach a larger audience than other social networks.
Forbes
2 weeks ago
Social media marketing

3 Facebook Personal Branding Secrets To Use In 2024

Facebook is the most popular social media platform with over two billion daily users.
Consistency is key when posting on Facebook to maximize engagement and reach your target audience.
Intelligencer
2 weeks ago
Marketing

Big Tech Still Has a Big Addiction to China

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on online child safety also focused on TikTok's relationship with the Chinese government.
Executives at competing companies have not defended TikTok on the issue of China.
BleepingComputer
2 weeks ago
Privacy professionals

Facebook ads push new Ov3r_Stealer password-stealing malware

A new password-stealing malware called Ov3r_Stealer is spreading through fake job ads on Facebook.
The malware is downloaded via a PowerShell script from a Discord URL linked in the fake job ads.
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Mail Online
3 weeks ago
Digital life

Facebook turns 20! Nostalgic images reveal the original site in 2004

Facebook turns 20 years old
Facebook has undergone significant changes in the past two decades
ReadWrite
3 weeks ago
Tech industry

Facebook/Meta -- celebrating 20 years of astounding innovation and conflicting emotions

Facebook started as a platform for Harvard students and quickly expanded to other universities in the U.S. and Canada.
The launch of Facebook's 'On This Day' feature in 2015 allowed users to revisit their past posts.
www.aljazeera.com
3 weeks ago
Digital life

Facebook turns 20: How the social media giant grew to 3 billion users

Facebook celebrates its 20th birthday on February 4 as the world's largest social media platform with over three billion monthly active users.
The idea behind Facebook was originally an offshoot of Mark Zuckerberg's previous project called Facemash, which led to disciplinary action against him.
Facebook grew rapidly in popularity, spreading to other college campuses and eventually opening up to users aged 13 and above with internet access.
time.com
3 weeks ago
Tech industry

Mark Zuckerberg's Apologies: A History

Mark Zuckerberg has a history of issuing public apologies, which stands in contrast to his peers in the technology industry.
Facebook has had numerous controversies and crises that have warranted apologies from Zuckerberg.
BBC News
3 weeks ago
Tech industry

Facebook at 20: Four ways the app changed the world

Facebook launched 20 years ago and has since undergone multiple redesigns, but its aim of connecting people and generating advertising revenue has remained consistent.
Facebook quickly surpassed other social networks like MySpace and gained popularity by introducing features like photo tagging and a constantly changing activity feed.
Despite a decline in popularity among young people, Facebook remains the most popular social network globally and has revolutionized data collection and advertising.
time.com
3 weeks ago
Tech industry

Here's What We Know About Mark Zuckerberg's Net Worth

Mark Zuckerberg's net worth increased by $29 billion following Meta's strong fourth quarter earnings report.
Zuckerberg is currently ranked as the fourth wealthiest person in the world according to Forbes.
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Creative Bloq
3 weeks ago
Graphic design

The Facebook logo: a history

Facebook's logo has remained blue since 2004.
The logo changes over the years have been minimal and subtle.
www.aljazeera.com
3 weeks ago
Digital life

Facebook at 20: From virtual community to censorship of reality

Facebook's business model is based on surveillance capitalism, gathering vast amounts of data on people and selling predictions to advertisers.
Amnesty International has denounced Facebook for manipulating emotions and targeting vulnerable individuals.
technology
www.bbc.com
3 weeks ago
Tech industry

Facebook at 20: Four ways the app changed the world

Facebook has changed the world by rapidly taking hold as a popular online social network.
Facebook has experienced continuous growth and has expanded into less connected countries to increase its user base.
Mashable SEA | Latest Entertainment & Trending
3 weeks ago
Social media marketing

How Facebook changed the internet as we know it

Facebook's impact on communication and information sharing is significant
Despite its decline, Facebook still has a large user base
Mashable
3 weeks ago
Social media marketing

How Facebook changed the internet as we know it

Facebook was created on February 4, 2004 and has had a significant impact on how we communicate and share information.
Facebook initially had limited functionality and was only available to Harvard students and later expanded to the public in 2006.
Medium
1 month ago
Tech industry

Microsoft Kin, iPhone, and the perils of chasing hipness

Designing technology to be cool rather than useful can lead to failure.
Being cool can attract users and drive growth, but it can also be fleeting and easily lost.
9to5Mac
1 month ago
Social media marketing

Adopting a sane approach to social media, and apps generally - 9to5Mac

The author shares their personal experience and perspective on using social media, specifically Facebook.
The author highlights the good, bad, and ugly aspects of using Facebook.
moretechnology
time.com
3 weeks ago
Tech industry

Meta Shares Surge As Facebook's Parent Company Announces First Ever Dividend

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is paying dividends of $0.50 per share and launching a $50 billion share buyback program, benefiting shareholders including Mark Zuckerberg.
Meta's stock price dropped in 2022 but recently reached and surpassed its previous all-time high of $379.38 per share.
Total revenue at Meta rose by 25% in Q4 2023, reaching $40.1 billion.
www.dw.com
3 weeks ago
Digital life

Facebook: 20 years of hope, manipulation and data trading DW 02/03/2024

Facebook is celebrating its 20th anniversary with over 3 billion active users.
Mark Zuckerberg faced criticism at a Senate hearing regarding the failure to protect children on major internet platforms.
advertising
Social Media Today
3 weeks ago
Privacy technologies

Meta Posts Solid Increases in Revenue and Usage for Q4 2023

Facebook's user engagement and time spent on the app is increasing due to more AI recommended content
Ad impressions on Facebook increased by 28% in 2023
Social Media Today
3 weeks ago
Privacy technologies

Meta Posts Solid Increases in Revenue and Usage for Q4 2023

Facebook's user engagement is still strong with over 2 billion users
Ad impressions on Facebook increased by 28% in 2023
Futurism
3 weeks ago
Artificial intelligence

Facebook Approves Disgusting Pro-Anorexia and Drug Ads Targeted at Teens and Made With Its Own AI

Facebook's advertising and AI platforms are open to abuse and monetize rule-breaking content.
The Tech Transparency Project found that Facebook approved fake ads that violated its policies in less than five minutes.
Investing.com Canada
1 month ago
Startup companies

Exclusive-Reddit seeks to launch IPO in March - sources By Reuters

Reddit plans to launch its IPO in March, the first major social media IPO since Pinterest in 2019.
Competition from TikTok and Facebook for advertising dollars is a challenge for Reddit and its peers.
The IPO will test the willingness of Reddit users to support the company's stock market debut.
PR Daily
1 month ago
Social media marketing

New social media features and updates to know this week - PR Daily

Advertisers can now target premium subscribers on X platform.
X platform offers a new basic verification tier for small businesses.
moreadvertising
therealdeal.com
3 weeks ago
LA real estate

Facebook to Shed 130K sf of Offices in Playa Vista

Facebook is subleasing over 130,000 square feet of offices in Playa Vista as part of a general office consolidation.
Tech companies, including Facebook, have been shedding employees and office space due to the shift to remote work during the pandemic.
www.nytimes.com
3 weeks ago
Tech industry

Meta Reports Profits More Than Tripled and Issues Its First Dividend

Meta reported a 25 percent increase in quarterly revenue and a tripled profit, driven by its ads business.
Meta plans to issue its first dividend and authorized $50 billion in share buybacks, while making heavy investments in capital infrastructure.
Deseret News
3 weeks ago
Marketing

New poll explores how Americans use social media

YouTube and Facebook are the most used social media apps among US adults
TikTok has seen a significant increase in users
NewsNation
3 weeks ago
Marketing

YouTube reigns as most popular social media app; TikTok grows: Pew

YouTube is the most used social media app in America, with 83% of Americans reporting that they have used it.
Facebook is the second most popular social media app in America, with 68% of Americans using it.
The Economist
3 weeks ago
Media industry

As Facebook turns 20, politics is out; impersonal video feeds are in

Facebook celebrates its 20th birthday as the world's largest social network with 3 billion monthly users.
Facebook's holding company, Meta, is now the world's largest seller of advertising after Google.
www.scientificamerican.com
3 weeks ago
Artificial intelligence

An Alliance Calling For More Open AI Should Heed Their Own Call

Facebook, IBM, and over 50 other founding members have formed an AI Alliance to promote open, safe, and responsible AI.
The alliance aims to reduce the risk of harm caused by advanced AI models and establish standards and benchmarks.
Federal support for alternative AI pipelines and nonproprietary knowledge is crucial for diversifying the tech sector and ensuring democratic safeguards for AI.
TechCrunch
3 weeks ago
Marketing

Pew report shows TikTok's rise and YouTube's ubiquity | TechCrunch

Pew Research Center's report tracks social media usage trends over the last two years.
TikTok saw significant growth, while YouTube and Facebook remained dominant.
Engadget
3 weeks ago
Marketing

TikTok is the fastest-growing social platform, but YouTube remains the most dominant

TikTok is the fastest-growing social media platform, with over a third of US adults using it.
YouTube remains the most popular platform, with 83% of respondents using it.
Bestjquery
3 weeks ago
Web development

Service Box 307

Facebook's push into hardware with Oculus VR is starting to pay off
VR could revolutionize the way we work and communicate
Mashable India
3 weeks ago
Privacy professionals

Facebook Users In The UK Have More Privacy Protections Than In The U.S. Here's Why.

EU regulations are shaping Facebook's operations and user protections in Europe.
Users in the EU can pay a monthly fee to opt out of ads on Facebook and Instagram.
Ft
4 weeks ago
Artificial intelligence

X blocks Taylor Swift searches after fake AI videos go viral

Facebook is implementing new AI technology to detect and remove abusive images on its platform.
The move comes after cutbacks on moderation efforts under the leadership of Elon Musk.
www.fastcompany.com
1 month ago
Digital life

Meta stops letting strangers send DMs to teens on Instagram and Facebook

Facebook and Instagram are implementing new tools and features to limit sensitive content for teen users
Teens under the age of 16 (or 18 in certain countries) will no longer be able to receive direct messages from people they're not friends with on the platforms
Social Media Today
1 month ago
Marketing

4 Ways Social Platforms Could Look To Integrate Generative AI

TikTok introduces a more advanced search function that provides matches within the app and across the web.
Facebook could improve its search capacity by using publicly displayed profile information.
Social Media Today
1 month ago
Marketing

4 Ways that Social Platforms Could Look to Integrate Generative AI

More advanced search function in TikTok provides specific insights and matches for queries
Facebook can improve search capacity by using publicly displayed profile information
Medium
1 month ago
Digital life

The ingenious UX of scams

Fake sale scam on Facebook using Frankfurt airport as bait
Scammers use a mini-game and email communication to steal money
The Messenger
1 month ago
Media industry

After Meta Cut Support for News on Facebook, Publishers Have Been Taking the Hit

Facebook's removal of news content has led to a significant decrease in traffic for media websites.
Google has increased its share of external traffic to media websites.
Social Media Today
1 month ago
Social media marketing

EU Users Will Soon Have the Option To Separate Their Facebook and IG Accounts

EU users can now separate their Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger accounts in compliance with the Digital Markets Act (DMA).
Users can choose to maintain their data in isolation or continue to connect their accounts through Meta's Accounts Center.
The Daily Upside
1 month ago
Media industry

Meta is Truly Sick of News

Facebook's referrals to news sites are continuing to decline, with only 33% of traffic coming from Facebook in December 2023 compared to 50% in December 2022.
The Daily Mail saw a significant drop in traffic from Facebook, with only 2.7% of its traffic coming from the platform as of November 2023.
New York Post
1 month ago
Media industry

Meta's retreat from news content is hurting traffic, hitting revenue for media outlets: report

Facebook and Instagram's role in driving traffic to news sites has declined significantly, from 50% in 2020 to 33% in 2021.
Meta's pivot away from news is a response to scandals, including political scrutiny and lawsuits over misinformation and protection of young users.
Ars Technica
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

Meta relents to EU, allows unlinking of Facebook and Instagram accounts

Users in the EU, European Economic Area, and Switzerland will be able to unlink their Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Users will have more choices regarding data-sharing and can manage their accounts separately.
The Verge
1 month ago
EU data protection

Meta will let EU users unlink their Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger info ahead of DMA

EU users can now unlink their Instagram and Facebook accounts and use Meta's services without sharing information between them.
Unbundling Marketplace and Facebook Gaming accounts may limit features for users.
Boston.com
1 month ago
US news

Sheryl Sandberg, who helped to turn Facebook into digital advertising empire, to leave company board

Sheryl Sandberg, the No. 2 executive at Meta, is stepping down from the company's board.
Sandberg will continue to serve as an advisor to Meta.
New York Post
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

Facebook users' personal data sent to thousands of companies : study

Facebook users are targeted with ads from nearly 200,000 companies.
On average, each Facebook user had their data sent to the social network by 2,230 companies.
New York Post
1 month ago
EU data protection

Facebook users' personal data sent to thousands of companies : study

Facebook users are targeted with ads from nearly 200,000 companies.
On average, each Facebook user had their data sent to the social network by 2,230 companies.
Social Media Today
1 month ago
Marketing

DoubleVerify Expands Assurance Partnership With Meta

DoubleVerify expands partnership with Facebook to offer brand safety and suitability coverage.
Advertisers will have independent authentication and protection for their campaigns on Facebook and Instagram.
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Digital life

Olson: Facebook's stubborn tolerance for audio deepfakes is absurd

Fake audio clips can be easily created and shared on social media platforms like Facebook.
Facebook's policy on fake audio clips allows them to remain with a warning label, potentially leading to the spread of misinformation.
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Tech industry

Sheryl Sandberg to Depart Meta's Board of Directors

Sheryl Sandberg will not stand for re-election to Meta's board of directors in May after 14 years with the company.
Sandberg will remain as an adviser to Meta and expressed confidence in the company's future.
Sandberg played a key role in driving Facebook's success as its chief operating officer.
Engadget
1 month ago
Digital life

Facebook and Instagram's algorithms facilitated child sexual harassment, state lawsuit claims

Employees estimated 100,000 child users were harassed daily on Facebook and Instagram.
Meta rejected recommendations to redesign the 'People You May Know' algorithm to protect minors.
Theregister
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

Thousands of businesses hand over your info to Facebook

Over 2,000 companies on average share user information with Facebook for every lone user.
The study focused on server-to-server contact between Meta and data brokers and retailers, allowing Facebook to mine users' data for its own purposes.
The Verge
1 month ago
Digital life

This is how Facebook knows where you've been and what you bought

Facebook receives data from an average of 2,230 different companies for each user.
One volunteer had data from nearly 48,000 different companies.
The Verge
1 month ago
EU data protection

This is how Facebook knows where you've been and what you bought

Facebook receives data from an average of 2,230 different companies for each user.
One volunteer had data from nearly 48,000 different companies.
The Verge
1 month ago
EU data protection

This is how Facebook knows where you've been and what you bought

Facebook receives data from an average of 2,230 different companies for each user.
One volunteer had data from nearly 48,000 different companies.
Social Media Today
1 month ago
Marketing

DoubleVerify Expands Assurance Partnership with Meta

Data measurement platform DoubleVerify expands partnership with Facebook to offer brand safety and suitability coverage for Facebook and Instagram Feeds and Reels.
Global advertisers can now independently authenticate campaign quality and protect brand equity in these user-generated media environments.
The Drum
1 month ago
Online marketing

Making a 2024 marketing plan? Don't bother unless it includes YouTube Shorts

YouTube is positioning itself to take on TikTok and Facebook in the battle for social apps.
YouTube's Shorts feature is its secret weapon, allowing the platform to create tight-knit subcultures and compete with TikTok and Snapchat.
The Drum
1 month ago
Marketing

Making a 2024 marketing plan? Don't bother unless it includes YouTube Shorts

YouTube is positioning itself to take on TikTok and Facebook in the battle for social apps.
YouTube's Shorts feature is its secret weapon, allowing the platform to create tight-knit subcultures and compete with TikTok and Snapchat.
Exchangewire
1 month ago
Marketing

DoubleVerify Bolsters Media Authentication on Meta

DoubleVerify expands brand safety and suitability coverage on Meta to include measurement of Facebook and Instagram Feeds and Reels.
DV's AI-powered classification technology ensures accurate content classification while balancing protection and scale.
Social Media Today
1 month ago
Marketing

Meta To Remove More Detailed Targeting Options for Ad Campaigns

Meta is removing and consolidating some detailed ad targeting options on Facebook.
Advertisers will be alerted if their campaigns need updating after the change goes into effect.
time.com
1 month ago
Digital life

Meta to Hide Inappropriate Posts from Teens' Instagram and Facebook Feeds

Meta will hide inappropriate content from teenagers' accounts on Instagram and Facebook, including posts about suicide, self-harm, and eating disorders.
Teen users' accounts will be placed on the most restrictive settings and blocked from searching for harmful terms.
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
Digital life

Meta to hide posts about suicide, eating disorders from teens' Instagram and Facebook feeds

Meta will start hiding inappropriate content from teenagers' accounts on Instagram and Facebook, including posts about suicide, self-harm, and eating disorders.
Teen users will have their accounts placed on the most restrictive settings and will be blocked from searching for harmful terms.
CNET
1 month ago
Mental health

Meta Overhauls Youth Safety Settings to Improve Your Teen's Wellbeing

Meta has announced an overhaul of its privacy and safety tools to provide teens with a more age-appropriate and safer experience on its platforms.
The updates will remove content related to self-harm and eating disorders from teens' feeds, assign strict content control settings, and prompt regular privacy setting checks.
Meta's changes are based on recommendations from experts in adolescent development and psychology, aiming to prevent teens from coming across harmful content.
Worth
2 months ago
Marketing

Pew Survey: Teens Love YouTube, Tolerate Facebook, Skip Reddit - Worth

Facebook is no longer popular among teenagers, according to a survey by Pew Research Center.
YouTube is the most popular social media platform among American teens, with 93% having used it at least once.
Action News Jax
2 months ago
Marketing

Pew survey: YouTube tops teens' social-media diet, with roughly a sixth using it almost constantly

Teen social media usage remains high despite concerns about its impact on mental health.
YouTube and TikTok are the most frequently used platforms, with 71% of teens visiting YouTube daily.
WSJ
1 month ago
Tech industry

Instagram and Facebook Will Stop Treating Teens Like Adults

Meta Platforms will automatically restrict harmful content for teen Instagram and Facebook accounts.
This change comes as Meta faces lawsuits over allegations of misleading the public about the dangers its platforms pose to young people.
The Verge
1 month ago
Digital life

Meta will hide suicide and eating disorder content from teens as government pressure mounts

Teens on Facebook and Instagram will not be able to see self-harm, suicide, and eating disorder content, even if shared by friends.
Meta is also implementing default restrictive filtering settings for teen accounts.
Forbes
1 month ago
Digital life

Do You Suddenly Need To Delete Your Facebook App?

Facebook's latest app update includes a new feature called Link History that saves a list of websites visited through its in-app browser.
Users have the option to disable Link History, but the underlying technology behind it is harder to disable and raises concerns about data privacy and tracking.
Forbes
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

Do You Suddenly Need To Delete Your Facebook App?

Facebook's latest app update includes a new feature called Link History that saves a list of websites visited through its in-app browser.
Users have the option to disable Link History, but the underlying technology behind it is harder to disable and raises concerns about data privacy and tracking.
Forbes
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

Do You Suddenly Need To Delete Your Facebook App?

Facebook's latest app update includes a new feature called Link History that saves a list of websites visited through its in-app browser.
Users have the option to disable Link History, but the underlying technology behind it is harder to disable and raises concerns about data privacy and tracking.
Forbes
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

Do You Suddenly Need To Delete Your Facebook App?

Facebook's latest mobile app update includes a feature called 'Link History' which saves a list of websites visited through the in-app browser.
Users have the option to disable Link History to avoid having their browsing activity stored and used for targeted ads.
Facebook's data harvesting practices are being compared to those of Google, but with a focus on increasing tracking rather than reducing it.
PCMAG
1 month ago
Digital life

Forgot to Bookmark? Facebook 'Link History' Keeps Tabs on Your Clicks

Facebook has introduced a new feature called Link History, which tracks the links users click on in their News Feed on mobile.
Link History is not enabled by default and users have the option to turn it on or off in their settings.
The Drum
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

Experts split on Meta's new Link History: 'It's pro-privacy' vs. 'It violates user trust'

Facebook is launching a tool called Link History that shows users the links they've clicked within the mobile app's browser over the previous 30 days.
Link History may be used by advertisers for ad targeting purposes.
Engadget
1 month ago
Digital life

Opting into 'link history' on Facebook and Instagram means agreeing to (more) ad targeting

Facebook and Instagram have a feature called 'link history' that allows users to keep track of the links they visit within the app's browsers.
The feature also enables Meta to improve targeted advertising by using link history information from Facebook's Mobile Browser.
gizmodo.com
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

Meet Link History,' Facebook's New Way to Track the Websites You Visit

Facebook has introduced a new Link History setting that tracks and stores all the links users click on in the Facebook mobile app.
The data from Link History is used for targeted ads, and it is turned on by default, but users can opt-out.
Meta (formerly Facebook) is doubling down on data harvesting despite increasing tech regulations and privacy restrictions.
Forbes
1 month ago
Digital life

Do You Suddenly Need To Delete Your Facebook App?

Facebook's latest mobile app update includes a feature called 'Link History' which saves a list of websites visited through the in-app browser.
Users have the option to disable Link History to avoid having their browsing activity stored and used for targeted ads.
Facebook's data harvesting practices are being compared to those of Google, but with a focus on increasing tracking rather than reducing it.
Forbes
1 month ago
Privacy technologies

Do You Suddenly Need To Delete Your Facebook App?

Facebook's latest mobile app update includes a feature called 'Link History' which saves a list of websites visited through the in-app browser.
Users have the option to disable Link History to avoid having their browsing activity stored and used for targeted ads.
Facebook's data harvesting practices are being compared to those of Google, but with a focus on increasing tracking rather than reducing it.
Hubspot
in 2 months
Social media marketing

Social Media Copywriting: Expert Tips for Composing Text on 5 Different Platforms [Bookmarkable]

Maintaining an active social media presence is essential for brands.
Different social media channels require different strategies and approaches.
Hubspot
in 2 months
Marketing

Social Media Copywriting: Expert Tips for Composing Text on 5 Different Platforms [Bookmarkable]

Maintaining an active social media presence is essential for brands.
Different social media channels require different strategies and approaches.
www.npr.org
1 month ago
Tech industry

From Amazon to Facebook and Google, here's how platforms can 'decay'

Tech journalist Cory Doctorow outlines how sites can change the deal with users.
Getty Images If you feel like some important places on the internet have been getting worse, you're not alone.
Cult of Mac
1 month ago
Digital life

How to disable new Facebook 'Link History' user tracking system

Meta, the company that owns Facebook, has introduced a new tracking feature called Facebook Link History that stores a list of websites and webpages that users have visited.
Users can turn off the tracking feature by going to their Facebook settings and disabling Link History.
Facebook Link History is used to target advertising based on users' browsing history.
9to5Mac
1 month ago
Digital life

PSA: Here's a Facebook data-gathering tool you'll want to disable - 9to5Mac

Meta is facing legal scrutiny over its Facebook data-gathering practices for personalized ads.
The company is now positioning a new data-gathering feature, Link History, as a useful tool for users instead of a way to track behavior.
gizmodo.com
1 month ago
Digital life

Meet Link History,' Facebook's New Way to Track the Websites You Visit

Facebook has introduced a new Link History setting that tracks and stores all the links users click on in the Facebook mobile app.
The data from Link History is used for targeted ads, and it is turned on by default, but users can opt-out.
Meta (formerly Facebook) is doubling down on data harvesting despite increasing tech regulations and privacy restrictions.
Advocate.com
1 month ago
Marketing

Libs of TikTok's Facebook account suspended then restored

Facebook suspended the right-wing, anti-LGBTQ+ account Libs of TikTok, but later restored it.
Libs of TikTok frequently posts anti-transgender content and unverified claims.
www.mediaite.com
1 month ago
Marketing

Facebook Bans Popular Right-wing Account Libs of TikTok For Violating Community Standards'

The right-wing social media account Libs of TikTok was suspended from Facebook for violating community standards.
Libs of TikTok is known for posting anti-LGBTQ content and opposing progressive activism.
New York Post
1 month ago
Marketing

Facebook suspends 'Libs of TikTok' for violating its community standards

The popular right-wing social media account "Libs of Tiktok" has been suspended by Facebook for violating the website's community standards.
www.fastcompany.com
2 months ago
Marketing

Roughly a sixth of kids are using YouTube almost constantly, says Pew

One in six teens use YouTube and TikTok almost constantly.
YouTube remains the most popular social platform among teens.
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Marketing

Fake social media accounts are targeting Taiwan's presidential election

An influence operation targeting Taiwan's upcoming presidential election has been uncovered on Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube.
The operation involved fake accounts and pages on Facebook that reposted Chinese-language videos about Taiwanese politics.
KOMO
2 months ago
Marketing

YouTube tops among teens, Facebook lags: Study reveals | KOMO

YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram remain the top social media platforms for teenagers, with YouTube being the most popular.
Facebook usage among teens has significantly declined, with only a third of them using the platform.
KOMO
2 months ago
Digital life

YouTube tops among teens, Facebook lags: Study reveals | KOMO

YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram remain the top social media platforms for teenagers, with YouTube being the most popular.
Facebook usage among teens has significantly declined, with only a third of them using the platform.
Android Police
2 months ago
Digital life

How to contact Facebook customer service

Facebook can be difficult to contact for customer support, with limited phone numbers available and email being the preferred method.
Facebook has designated email addresses for different purposes, such as recovering accounts, appealing blocked content, reporting abuse, and requesting data.
Boston 25 News
2 months ago
Marketing

Pew survey: YouTube tops teens' social-media diet, with roughly a sixth using it almost constantly

Teen usage of social media remains high, with YouTube as the most popular platform.
Concerns about the effects of social media on mental health persist.
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