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Facebook Debuts a ‘Privacy Checkup’ Tool to Help You Better Control Your Data

Image via Reuters. On Thursday, Facebook released a new tool to help you understand and control your privacy settings on the site.  First announced back in April, the Privacy Checkup tool lets you see and adjust who can view your data, as well as which apps can access it. It is navigated, curiously, with the help of … Continue reading

Facebook Reveals Search Warrant of Hundreds of Accounts

Facebook revealed that since last summer it’s been fighting a court order that required it to disclose social-media information involving hundreds of people. “This unprecedented request is by far the largest we’ve ever received — by a magnitude of more than ten — and we have argued that it was unconstitutional from the start,” Chris … Continue reading

Facebook is cutting back on spammy auto-posts

Don’t care what level your friend finished in “Candy Crush?” Facebook wants to make such posts rarer in your News Feed. (CNN) — For the second time in just over a week, Facebook has done an about-face on a feature that has bothered some users for a while. Fewer automatic posts will be showing up … Continue reading

Facebook Reportedly Working on Snapchat Competitor

Mark Zuckerberg himself is allegedly supervising the creation of Slingshot, Facebook’s direct competitor to Snapchat. After a failed attempt to purchase Snapchat last year for $3 billion, it only makes sense for Facebook to try to eliminate the competition by creating a better product. Snapchat is one of the fastest growing social media apps, a clear competitor to … Continue reading

Facebook app will soon identify songs and TV shows just by listening to them

If you’ve ever wanted to tell your Facebook friends what you’re listening to — say, REM’s “It’s The End of The World And We Know it (And I Feel Fine)” — without having to spell the whole thing out, well, now you can. Facebook has just announced a new option in its mobile app that … Continue reading

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