Prepare to see fewer stories from applications in News Feed, as Facebook announced a change to its News Feed algorithm that will emphasize what it calls explicitly shared stories from apps, or stories that users share by taking explicit actions, and cut back on implicitly shared stories, or stories automatically shared by apps without actions by the users.
It’s good to see that scammers on Facebook have diverse musical tastes: Following the report of a scam promising free Rolling Stones tickets earlier this week, Sophos’ Naked Security blog also shared similar hoaxes involving One Direction and the Tomorrowland electronic music festival in Belgium.
Here we go again: All Facebook accounts are not being deactivated May 18, and the profiles for Facebook Announcement 2K14 and FbCeo Mark Zuckerberg are fake, so ignore any posts in your News Feeds from these or similar accounts, or be subject to malware.
Facebook addressed duplicate and fake accounts, teen usage, and potential closing dates for its acquisitions of WhatsApp and Oculus VR in its Form 10-Q quarterly report to the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday.
The next posts from pages to be targeted in Facebook’s ongoing efforts to maintain the quality of its News Feed will be: posts actively seeking likes, comments, or shares; photos and videos that are repeatedly shared; and deceptive, spammy links.
Part of being able to combat malware, phishing, and other online threats is gathering and consolidating as much data on those threats as possible, and Facebook took a major step forward on that front with its development of ThreatData.
Although MySpace may be attempting to once again become a relevant social network, this does not mean Facebook is adding MySpace-like features, as Avast Virus Lab warned in a blog post that a new scam making its way through the social network promises users the ability to add music-related themes to their Timelines and enable songs to play when other users access their Timelines.
The Ides of March may not have been kind to Julius Caesar, but contrary to what seems to be an annual hoax on Facebook, the social network is not shutting down March 15 due to overpopulation.