Facebook users: Have you ever said to yourselves, “I would rather see photos of cats than read one more Facebook post about Obamacare? Well, you’re in luck: This is the premise behind Rather, a browser extension for Google Chrome.
FseenBlock, a browser extension for Google Chrome, provides the solution for something most Facebook users probably don’t see as a problem, enabling users to hide the fact that they have seen messages on the social network, or that they are typing in response to those messages.
Application security provider MyPermissions Thursday launched real-time application-permissions scanners in the form of apps for iOS and Android and a plugin for Google Chrome, aimed at keeping users in the loop on what personally identifiable information is being sought by apps.
Microsoft discovered malware aimed at obtaining Facebook users’ login information and taking over their accounts, and the new malware strain, Trojan:JS/Febipos.A, has been delivered in the form of extensions for Google Chrome and add-ons for Firefox. The only good news is that it appears to have been discovered only in Brazil thus far.
Many Facebook marketers fear the site’s rule that photo advertisements must contain no more than 20 percent text, mainly because there’s not a great way to tell beforehand if ads violates the guideline. Internet marketing firm TechWyse developed an in-house checking tool, and it decided recently to open it up to the public. Now advertisers can simply upload images and see if they contain more than 20 percent text.
That was quick: Even though only a small percentage of Facebook users has access to the social network’s redesigned Timeline, a browser extension to revert to the “old” Timeline has already been released.
Social-media-management platform HootSuite announced the release of HootSuite Assignments, a browser extension for Google Chrome that enables HootSuite Pro and HootSuite Enterprise users to quickly assign Twitter tweets and Facebook posts to team members.