Facebook continued to mark National Cyber Security Awareness Month with a note on the Facebook Security page from site integrity engineer Matt Jones, detailing the steps taken by the social network to eliminate fake profiles and fraudulent activity.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could know when someone unfriends you? Facebook apparently doesn’t want you to know when someone unfriends you, though, so it’s not easy to sort out (short of keeping a separate running list and checking it periodically for the missing). But I have two friend trackers you can try.
Facebook is beefing up its custom audiences ad-targeting options, adding multi-product ads, which allow brands to feature three products within a single ad unit, as well as enhancements to custom audiences for websites.
Every time Facebook updates its privacy settings, more people get left behind. It’s bad enough for those of us who work with social media on a daily basis — for us, it’s more of a laziness issue than anything — but keeping up-to-date with privacy can be virtually impossible for users of the social network who don’t understand what they need to be aware of, and perhaps that’s why people are turning to technology for help. Browser add-ons and other privacy-checking tools are becoming an increasingly popular way of managing online privacy, and the best part? They’re simple enough for anyone to use.
The ink is barely dry on Facebook’s redesigned News Feed, which it is still in the process of rolling out, and there is already a browser extension that enables users to return to their old News Feed layouts.
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.