It’s not quite Throwback Thursday, but a throwback Facebook scam is back for another go-around, as Sophos’ Naked Security blog reported that the “girl killed herself video” bait-and-switch scam is worming its way around the social network for the fifth consecutive year.
Can you imagine checking your Facebook News Feed and suddenly seeing compromising photos of yourself from a mobile phone you traded in, visible by all your Facebook friends? That is exactly what happened to a Los Angeles woman, but Facebook was not at all to blame: A Sprint employee who was supposed to be wiping all data off the phone instead accessed its Facebook application and uploaded the photos, according to her lawsuit against the mobile carrier.
Facebook’s latest attempt at serving its users with relevant content in their News Feeds involves posts where pages have tagged other pages.
Some Facebook iOS users who installed the social network’s most recent update, version 7.0, received access to a new feature, Highlights, under a new tab, People.
Facebook continued its focus on groups with a revamp of its groups discovery page, including not only top suggestions, but also open and closed groups their friends are members of, as well as groups relevant to the locations listed on users’ profiles.
Facebook is eyeing ways to make its groups easier to discover, encouraging group administrators to add descriptive tags to their groups.
Facebook To Leave Privacy Settings Of Memorialized Accounts Unchanged; Create ‘A Look Back’ Videos For Deceased Users
Facebook announced two changes to the way it handles the accounts of users who have passed away: The privacy settings of memorialized profiles will now remain unchanged, rather than automatically being restricted to friends only; and users can request A Look Back videos for their deceased loved ones.
Breaking up is hard to do, but for many Facebook users, their friends rally around them to provide comfort immediately after the change in their relationship statuses, according to the final installment in the Valentine’s Day series by the Facebook Data Science Team.
In a unique take on Facebook travel applications, Fly to Your Friends from flight-search tool Adioso allows users to select friends they wish to visit and sends them email alerts when prices to those friends’ destinations are at their lowest.