Facebook two factor authentication now supports third-party apps like Authy, Google Authenticator. Prior to this news, the social network relied entirely on SMS based authentication for your account’s security.
So, why is this a big deal? Think about it, you are traveling, or are in an area where there is no mobile service. You have access to the internet though, and wish to use it on your laptop. When you try to login to Facebook, you will be asked for a code which has been sent to you via a text message. When there is no mobile network signal, you won’t be able to access Facebook at all. The same scenario applies to lost or stolen mobile phones. You could get a [...]
Facebook’s latest move has delivered a mighty whack to Adobe Flash.
The popular social networking website, has officially dropped support for the now infamous plugin.
Now, all videos on the website, will be using the HTML5 player by default on all web browsers. HTML5 is also used in Facebook’s News Feed and Pages.
Facebook’s decision isn’t remotely surprising. The social networking website’s Chief Security Officer, Alex Stamos, publicly criticized Adobe this year, calling for the company to end support for Flash due to the plugin’s vulnerabilities.
This was during the time when a major security firm got hacked, due to a [...]
Facebook has always been kind of like the cat on the wall, when it comes to user privacy.
The general opinion is that it lacks some much needed privacy options, but I do find that it does have some privacy, if you dig deep into the web app’s settings section.
But privacy is one word, that you can forget now, at least on Facebook. The social network has taken its first steps into the land of Online Search. Granted that it is a bit of a surprise, as to why Facebook is doing this, but the message intended couldn’t be more clear.
By stepping into the murky waters of Search, Facebook is taking a swipe at Google, and quite possibly Twitter. The [...]
A picture is worth a thousand words, or so they say. But that is a rather old adage, and a modern replacement for it would be ” a smiley or an emoji expresses your emotion without using words”.
I’m referring to Facebook here, and what its CEO,Mark Zuckerburg announced afew weeks ago.
He revealed that his social network would be introducing a rather much asked for feature, in the near future. The answer is an obvious guess, but I’m gonna say it anyway, he was talking about the Dislike button.
Not very surprisingly, the announcement was met with mixed emotions. Many people welcomed the feature, but some others felt that it could be [...]