Facebook open-sourced security tool osquery late last month, allowing engineers to write SQL-based queries efficiently and easily to explore operating systems and monitor their infrastructure. In a note on the Protect the Graph page, security engineer Ted Reed offered a look at how osquery can be used to detect suspicious activity within infrastructure.
How can nonprofits take advantage of the new application released by Facebook Tuesday, Facebook Groups? Lauren Van Horn, who works on strategic partnerships for nonprofits and causes for the social network, offered some tips in a post on the Facebook Media blog.
Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gone out of his way to mention Facebook’s groups feature during the company’s earnings calls for the third quarter of 2014 and fourth quarter of 2013, hinting during the latter that a stand-alone application might be forthcoming. Forthcoming is now here, as the social network announced the launch of its Facebook Groups app in a Newsroom post Tuesday, saying that the app is available in all countries, for iOS and Android.
Members of the media who cover the technology sector have a new resource, compliments of Facebook, as the social network announced the launch of FB Techwire, which is powered by social content discovery and verification provider Storyful.
Social-media giving campaign “The Give Back” gave back, as Publishers Clearing House delivered a check for $200,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital following the fourth year of the initiative.
In-application mobile ad inventory exchange MoPub can now offer access to advertising-automation software from social marketing platform Nanigans, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, following the announcement Tuesday of a partnership between the two companies.