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Facebook releases ‘Town Hall’ feature to connect you to your local officials

by Jason
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U.S. President Barack Obama greets the audience as he arrives at a town hall style meeting at Facebook headquarters on April 20, 2011 in Palo Alto, California.Image: justin sullivan/getty images Like it or not, Facebook has an impact on politics. The social network contributed to President Donald Trump’s successful election, as much as CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to lessen the blame on the rise of fake news. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s new ‘Trending Topics’ update is here now with less fake news More recently, Zuckerberg started to acknowledge Facebook’s role in politics, and on Monday the social network introduced its most […]

Facebook’s original video is something publishers are actually excited for

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Virtually Dating" is a five-episode series produced by Cond Nast Entertainment.Image: conde nast entertainment For all of Facebook’s big talk about video, it was still just part of the almighty News Feed. Publishers hoping to capture a moment of a user’s attention looked for thumb-stopping moments, which gave rise to a new and not-terribly compelling format of video that remains endemic to Facebook. Watch is something different. Facebook’s new original video program features TV-like shows made by media companies. Perhaps most importantly, the shows are showcased in a brand new section of the social network. That’s enough to convince publishers, […]

Snapchat is staffing up in cybersecurity as it damn well should

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Image: mashable Snapchat cares about securitywhether it’s keeping CEO Evan Spiegel’s yacht adventures private or its software free from vulnerabilities. They, of course, would also not like to see any of their code ripped off by competitors such as Facebook. Bloomberg connected some dots in a story Friday, highlighting moves that Snap Inc. has made in taking cybersecurity more seriously. SEE ALSO: A flood of (bad) advertising is coming for your Snapchatand that might be ok Notably, Snap Inc. snatched up Strong.Codes, a Swiss startup that specializes in protecting software code from being reverse engineered, a.k.a. copied. The acquisition, according […]

Facebook is dangerous for Democracyhere’s why

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Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Digital technology has revolutionized the modern world but as tech becomes more intelligent, its dangers on society become more transparent. From Trumps tweet depicting himself wrestling CNN to the ground to the detailed Facebook targeting used to win the Brexit vote, social media is proving to have a profound effect on humanityand lets not fool ourselves, this is dangerous. Global leaders are taking advantage of social platforms to bypass the media and speak directly to the people, and walled gardens like Facebook are not only proponents of this behavior but are also directly contributing to keeping our population […]

Someone named Jayden K. Smith is not trying to hack your Facebook

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Image: diego AZUBEL/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Here’s a story you’ve probably heard before: A viral hoax is spreading on Facebook, that, when you stop and think about it, really doesn’t make any damn sense. Monday’s hoax involves a supposed hacker named Jayden K. Smith. SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers As far as the hoax goes, users are warned about an incoming friend request from a user named “Jayden K. Smith,” who is reportedly a hacker. Then the user is encouraged to share the warning with all of their friends to protect one’s Facebook network from Jayden. […]