The Appellate Division for the First Department in New York state is tasked with determining whether Facebook and other social media companies can legally challenge search warrants in court in an effort to defend their users, The New York Times reported.
Facebook added to its arsenal of security tools with its announcement Wednesday that it reached an agreement with information-technology-security vendor ESET to incorporate its anti-malware technology directly into the social network’s existing abuse detection and prevention systems.
Facebook introduced login review at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco in April, in an effort to cut back on the number of permissions requested by applications, and in an update on its developer blog, software engineer Andreea Manole said more than 25,000 apps have been reviewed during the past six months, with the process wrapping up in less than one day in most cases.
Users of Facebook-owned cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp can now tell when their messages have been read.
In its rush to continually evolve its product, Facebook often makes leaps forward in many areas, and sometimes that involves two steps back. But in the case of the nearly anonymous “other” folder and its complete omission from the highly touted Facebook Messenger applications, I guess the steps back sent it over a cliff — or maybe Facebook realizes how entirely useless this folder is and plans to kill it off. Wait, what “other” folder? Exactly.
How did Facebook tweak the infrastructure behind its Messenger applications to focus on mobile speed and performance? Software engineers Jeremy Fein and Jason Jenks detailed the process in a post on the social network’s engineering blog.
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.