With the new layout for Facebook pages on desktop in the process of being rolled out, the social network sought to answer the most common questions from page administrators with a post on the Facebook for Business page.
Facebook Global Director of Small Business Dan Levy announced last November that the social network had more than 25 million active small business pages, and the latest initiative aimed at strengthening the company’s bond with that explosive market segment took flight last week, when the newly formed Small and Medium Business Council met at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
The redesigns keep humming out of Menlo Park, Calif., as Facebook announced a revamp of its pages for desktop, which will begin rolling out this week, just days after revealing a new look for its News Feed.
If there’s a company that knows about fraud, it’s Visa (as a preventer, not a practitioner), which released some Facebook statistics that it hopes will help prevent fraud at its Visa Global Security Summit in Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning.
Facebook’s white hat program dished out another reward, as U.K.-based application security engineer Jack Whitton received $20,000 for alerting the social network about a bug that allowed him to take over other users’ Facebook accounts via text message.
The good news: The Facebook Security team snuffed out a bug that exposed some 6 million Facebook users’ email addresses and phone numbers. The bad news: The bug was active for about one year before being discovered and dealt with.
Facebook continued its efforts to become the go-to destination for information on local businesses with its launch of the business object type in Open Graph, aimed at bringing more accurate data to News Feed, Graph Search, check-ins, and pages.
Coinciding with National Cyber Security Awareness Week in Australia this week, Facebook Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan published a note on the Facebook Security page urging users to take steps to protect their passwords for the social network, and offering seven tips on how to do so.