Live video on Facebook: It's everywhere. On the News Feed, Facebook's algorithm promotes videos when they're streamed. There's a dedicated tab for live video on their mobile app. And in a massive ad campaign seen everywhere from airport walls to TV screens, Facebook's suggesting to you what to broadcast, and how to watch it.
But not everything you come across is safe viewing—for you, or for others.
Earlier this week, up to 16,000 people viewed the torturing of a man in Chicago, according to The Guardian. The video, which lasted about 30 minutes, depicted men gagging and beating another man, who was kept restrained with his mouth taped shut. Read more...More about Security, Police, Apps And Software, Tech, and Business
Earlier this year, WhatsApp made your chats more secure on its app with end-to-end encryption. Now the Facebook-owned company is looking into making it tougher for fraudsters to get hold of your account.
WhatsApp has begun testing two-factor authentication on its Android and Windows Phone clients. The feature, which provides users with an option to put an additional layer of security to the app, is now available on beta versions of WhatsApp for Android and Windows Phone.
Recent beta versions of WhatsApp for Android, dubbed v2.16.341 and above, have "Two-step verification" option in the account settings. When tapped, users are asked to enter a six-digit passcode and an email address to link with the account. Once activated, users are asked to enter the passcode when registering the phone number with WhatsApp on any other devices. WhatsApp Beta for Windows Phone (v2.16.280) also has this feature. Read more...More about Security, Two Factor Authentication, Facebook, Whatsapp, and Tech
Some Facebook users encountered a major glitch Monday.
Early in the morning, a technical problem prevented people from posting articles via the share buttons on a number of websites, including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Reuters.
A Facebook spokesperson blamed the technical difficulties on an issue with a spam filter, ZDNet reported. That filter is designed to prevent the spread of malware on the social network, but it produced "Message Failed" dialog boxes for some people sharing legit content on Monday.
Sharing links directly on Facebook — as opposed to from an outside website — still worked. Read more...More about Spam, World, Security Flaw, Security, and Conversations