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.
Facebook announced last month that it was experimenting with the use of Google’s WebP image format due to its smaller file sizes for photos, and now the social network is trying to get Firefox parent Mozilla on board.
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.
Facebook is running a limited test of a possible solution to the staggering amount of photos hosted by the social network, converting JPEG photos to Google’s WebP image format for compatible browsers such as Google Chrome and Opera, but the experiment is already facing resistance.
Pretty soon, TweetDeck users will not be able to manage their Facebook accounts. TweetDeck announced Friday that it will shutter its Facebook integration, as well as its AIR, Android, and iPhone applications, May 7.
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.
One of the most powerful questions in business is, “Would you recommend our company to a friend?” That’s what LoudDoor’s new product — Brand Satisfaction — aims to figure out, at least in terms of Facebook pages. Brand Satisfaction surveyed fans of thousands of the biggest brands on Facebook to figure out if they’d be willing to recommend the company, and then broke that data down further into purchase and like motivation.
A browser extension known as F.B. Purity is apparently impure when it comes to Facebook’s terms of service, as its developer claims to have been banned from the social network.
Facebook and Google Chrome users who are tiring of political posts as Election Day approaches now have two post-blocking candidates to choose from, as Social Fixer, an extension for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera, was joined by Chrome-only Noppl.