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Facebook changed API permissions amid global outrage

  • 05/04/2018 at 20:38 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Facebook is ClutteredFollowing the scandals plaguing Facebook, the social media giant is changing some of its policies. The aim of the changes is to protect user’s data and stop unneeded access being given to apps and services. The company is changing its events API, groups API, pages API, Facebook login, Instagram platform API, search and account recovery, call and text history, data providers and partner categories and app control.

What Facebook are doing

In terms of the events API, app will no longer have access to private information such as guest lists or posts on the wall. Group apps, that were not as private at people thought, will have access to the member’s list and personal information attached to post or comments.

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Facebook faces legal troubles in the US and UK

Facebook is ClutteredFacebook is facing legal troubles following the breaking story of Cambridge Analytica using personal data to create what could almost be called a “social experiment” in thought influence and control. Facebook is claiming the company has done nothing wrong and it is not responsible for any the trouble caused by Cambridge Analytica.

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Facebook addresses Russian ads provoking ‘racial and social division’

  • 08/10/2017 at 15:37 by It's a Gadget Staff
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facebook bad dayAfter continued reports of Russian backed ads during the 2016 presidential election, the United States Congress has been given information on 3,000 Facebook  advertisements and hundreds of fake accounts and groups on the social platform linked to a Kremlin propaganda organization.

Facebook CEO: “Racial and Social Division”

The ads and groups in question seem to have been part of an elaborately planned disinformation campaign. Memes, visual quotes, text posts and advertisements out of gun rights, LGBT and Black Lives Matter groups were some of those named in the affidavit.

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Facebook creates ‘revenge porn’ database

  • 06/04/2017 at 00:09 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Tech EyeFacebook has announced that they are curating a database of reported ‘revenge porn’ images in an attempt to curtail the practice on the social network.

Revenge Porn on Social Networks

Revenge porn is not a new concept. It can come in many different shapes and forms. For online scammers, they may use video recorded from intimate Skype sessions to extort money. More often, it is an ex-partner of the victim sharing the photos of clips in an attempt to humiliate their former lover.

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Facebook isn’t about to fail, you guys

  • 23/02/2017 at 00:53 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Facebook is ClutteredI have read several editorials and blog posts over the past several months involving Facebook. One of the presiding claims is that the social media world is due for another shakeup, and Facebook will be the empire that falls. But I don’t think that is true at all.

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Facebook announces new Facebook Journalism project

  • 12/01/2017 at 02:58 by It's a Gadget Staff
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FacebookFacebook, likely in an attempt to further quell the spread of “fake news”, is collaborating with news agencies to bring you Facebook Journalism. This project will allow for greater communication and cooperation between the social media giant and journalists.

This is far from the first time social media has collided with direct journalism. Over the years these sites, in particular Facebook and Twitter, have become major sources of information and direct communication for journalists with the subjects of their stories. Often when something happens the social media profile of the subject of the event will be the first port of call. At times the social media post itself is the story.

However, this project is taking things much further.

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Here’s how Facebook Messenger new group video works

  • 21/12/2016 at 02:46 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Platforms

Facebook Messenger Group VideoFacebook has been focusing a lot this year on their Messenger feature. First, they made it necessary to download a separate app to use it via mobile. Then they expanded the chat function itself. More recently they added a whole list of playable games between friends, either through Messenger, or via their wall. Now, they have launched group video chat, a long demanded feature that could have a huge impact on the future of Facebook Messenger.

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