In an effort to reduce the size of JPEG images and speed the loading times of Web pages, Firefox parent Mozilla announced the release of compression technology mozjpeg 2.0, and Facebook announced that it will test mozjpeg 2.0 on Facebook.com.
Much has been made recently over the fact that while Facebook users can set their friends lists to “Only Me” within their privacy settings, a slight loophole exists: If a user’s friend has their friends list set to public, all of their friends will appear when viewing their mutual friends, thereby “outing” that user, despite the “Only Me” setting. Mashable went one step further, piecing together some of the friends list of none other than Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Another case of malware via video is rapidly spreading via Facebook to Google Chrome users, at the rate of about 40,000 per hour, Italian security researcher Carlo De Micheli told The New York Times’ Bits blog.
Facebook Signs Letter Seeking More Transparency From Federal Government On National Security Data Requests
Facebook was among the more than 60 companies, investors, civil-liberties groups, and trade groups to sign a letter to top federal government officials requesting the ability to disclose more information about data requests related to national security, Time reported, as fallout from the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative continues.
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.
Facebook, MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, FOSI Team Up On Project:Connect Initiative Aimed At Safer Internet For Youths
Facebook, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and the Family Online Safety Institute will team up on Project:Connect, an all-day hackathon in New York Thursday, May 9, aimed at developing social tools, applications, badges, and curriculum to aid younger Internet users in making more responsible choices.
Move over, Facebook Messenger: You’ve got company on the Firefox Social API. Mozilla announced the addition of several social partners to its application-programming interface, which launched last November, solely with Messenger.
Facebook has made an internal hire to fill the chief technical officer position vacant since Bret Taylor’s departure last summer — Mike Schroepfer, formerly the company’s vice president of engineering.
Facebook users: Do you really want to know how much time you spend on the social network? If the answer to that question doesn’t scare you, TimeRabbit, an application from GigaWatch, is at your service.