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Facebook Tests Onion URL for Tor Users

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 4:57pm

Facebook is experimenting with ways for security-conscious users to access the social network via Tor, and Alec Muffett, a software engineer for security infrastructure in the company’s London office, described the process in a note on the Protect the Graph page.

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How Facebook Sped Up News Feed on iOS

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 4:07pm

News Feed is the starting point for most Facebook users’ journeys through the social network, but it began slowing down on the flagship iOS application due to steps that were taken to speed up other components of the app. iOS developer Adam Ernst explained what steps were taken to quicken the loading of News Feed in a post on the Facebook engineering blog.

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Got a Question for Mark Zuckerberg?

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 3:29pm

Friday is question-and-answer day at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., as co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosts a weekly Q&A where employees can ask him questions on any topic. Zuckerberg announced in a Facebook post that since all of the social network’s users can’t come to Menlo Park, he is bring Menlo Park to the users by hosting a community Q&A on Facebook.

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Facebook Releases Updated Graph API

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 1:41am

Facebook announced the release of version 2.2 of its Graph API and updated software-development kits for iOS and Android to support the updated application-programming interface, also revealing that its ads API now supports versioning.

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Facebook Open-Sources Infrastructure Monitoring Framework and Security Tool osquery

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 8:55pm

Facebook announced the open-sourcing of security tool osquery, a framework that gives engineers a different way to monitor their infrastructure.

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Auto-Play Video Ads Debut on Instagram

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 7:52pm

Auto-play video ads debuted on Instagram Thursday, as Adweek reported that 15-second units from Disney, Activision, Lancôme, Banana Republic and The CW began running on the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network.

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Vidpresso Powers Addition of Facebook Posts, Tweets to Narendra Modi Speech Broadcast

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 6:48pm

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at Madison Square Garden in New York Sept. 28, live streams of posts from Facebook and Twitter related to the event appeared on both the arena’s Jumbotron and screens in nearby Times Square thanks to a collaboration between Facebook and Vidpresso, which incorporates social media into live productions.

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Facebook to Award Up to $300K to Internet Defense Prize Winners in 2015

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 5:29pm

Facebook teamed up with computer-industry association USENIX in August to launch the Internet Defense Prize, aimed at highlighting research that could significantly improve the security of the Web, and in a Newsroom post Wednesday, Facebook chief security officer Joe Sullivan announced that the social network would grant up to $300,000 in awards for the project in 2015.

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Facebook Revamps Audiences in Ads Manager

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 4:53pm

Facebook appears to have revamped the audiences section of its Ads Manager, including the creation of custom audiences.

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Facebook PMD SocialFlow Rolls Out SocialFlow for Agencies Saas Offering

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 4:10pm

Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and social relationship and content-distribution platform SocialFlow announced the launch of SocialFlow for Agencies, a software-as-a-service offering geared toward ad agencies.

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Why Your Wild Child’s Facebook Posts Are Your Fault

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 3:28pm

Don’t you hate it when you get blamed for something someone else did? A recent ruling held parents liable for their child’s harassment of another student, but should mom and dad really be sharing the responsibility for their wild child’s reckless behavior? Speaking as a fellow parent, I think the answer is obvious: Hell, yes!

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3Q EARNINGS: Mark Zuckerberg on the Differences Between Messenger and WhatsApp

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 11:00pm

When Facebook announced its intent to acquire cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp in February, questions surfaced on whether WhatsApp and Messenger would remain separate — which they have — or be combined. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed how the two apps coexist during the company’s third-quarter earnings call Tuesday.

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3Q EARNINGS: Mark Zuckerberg Expects Videos on Facebook to ‘Ramp Up’

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 9:39pm

Facebook killed the YouTube star? Not quite, but the social network is becoming quite the robust video platform, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during the company’s third-quarter earnings call Tuesday.

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3Q EARNINGS: 1B Users Make a Meaningful Business, According to Mark Zuckerberg

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 9:08pm

1 billion is the magic number for Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who was not referring to dollars (directly, anyway), but to user totals for when Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram and search will “start to become meaningful businesses,” he said during the social network’s third-quarter earnings call Tuesday.

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3Q EARNINGS: Zuckerberg Believes Oculus Will Take a ‘Bunch of Years’ to Reach 100M Units

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 8:30pm

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during the company’s third-quarter earnings call Tuesday that he does not see virtual-reality offerings from recent acquisition Oculus VR reaching sales of 50 million to 100 million units and becoming a meaningful computing platform for several years, although he added that he was pleased with its progress.

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3Q EARNINGS: Facebook Not Entering the Payments Business on Its Own

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 7:55pm

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during the company’s third-quarter earnings call Tuesday that he envisions Facebook as a collaborator and not a competitor when it comes to electronic payments.

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3Q EARNINGS: Mark Zuckerberg’s Plans for the Next Three, Five, 10 Years

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 7:13pm

What are Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s plans for the company over the next three, five and 10 years? He went into great detail on those plans during the social network’s third-quarter earnings call Tuesday.

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3Q EARNINGS: Everything Sheryl Sandberg Said About Facebook Advertising

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 5:45pm

Facebook revealed during its third-quarter earnings call Tuesday that $2.96 billion of its $3.2 billion in revenue for the three-month period came from advertising, so it’s no surprise that the bulk of the call was devoted to advertising, as well. Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg had much to say on the topic, and all her comments are included in this post.

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Internet.org App Launches in Tanzania

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 4:14pm

The Internet.org application that debuted in Zambia in July is now available in a second nation in Africa, as Tigo and Internet.org announced the availability of the app to the telecommunications carrier’s subscribers in Tanzania.

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Facebook Is More Popular than Pinterest, But Olds Don’t Care

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 3:11pm

With the holiday shopping season already upon us (notice how quickly Halloween decorations magically morph into Christmas décor these days?), we’re all surfing online and/or standing in line. And social media remains a major consumer resource. The good news is that Facebook is more popular than YouTube or Pinterest when it comes to holiday shopping preferences. The bad news that if you’re “old” (think baby boomer), you’re probably not using either, anyway.

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