The world’s largest social media platform has just implemented a feature that allows it to track consumer behaviour across platforms. Facebook announced on a blog post yesterday that it would now allow advertisers to track consumers who had clicked on mobile ads and subsequently moved to a desktop to make a purchase. While the idea […]
A mobile game which involves users pretending to be an Israeli militant bombing Gaza has been removed from the Google Play store. The app, “Bomb Gaza” which was made for Android devices by PlayFTWad obtained more than 1,000 downloads since its release on 29 July 2014. The game however is still available on Facebook, but […]
Facebook is currently facing an international class action lawsuit for breaching European data protection laws. The suit, brought by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems, is aimed at Facebook Ireland which happens to be where the world (minus the US and Canada) officially signs up for the social media site. The location of the Dublin based […]
Remember back in April it was reported that Facebook will stop allowing users to message using its main Facebook app, forcing them to download and use its dedicated Messenger app instead? Well, it looks like it will be happening really soon. According to TechCrunch, over the next few days, Facebook will completely disable messaging within […]
Facebook has just introduced a feature that allow users to save shared content for later viewing. This “Save” feature makes getting back links and other posts from friends much easier without ever losing them in the sea of new posts. The company said that the feature will be brought to all users on Android, iOS […]
Facebook managed to rock its own boat over the weekend when it was revealed that the social networking site had conducted an experiment on affecting users’ emotions. The aim was apparently because Facebook was afraid that people would stop visiting the site if they were exposed to too many negative emotions. Of course, it turns out […]
UPDATE 1645hrs: And We’re Back Up! UPDATE 1627hrs: And it’s back down again… UPDATE 1624hrs: Facebook is back up, but content is slow to refresh Much to the dismay of most of Malaysia (one of the world’s most connected nation in relation to average Facebook friends), visitors to Facebook have noticed that instead of a feed […]
The popularity of snapchat in the last year has been astounding and Facebook is now jumping on that bandwagon with an app they call Slingshot. Diving headfirst into the “Temporary” media messenger app segment, Slingshot differentiates itself from Snapchat in a rather odd way. When you receive something from a contact in Slingshot, before you […]
Facebook has rolled out a new feature for the social networking website to make things easier for people to defend and protect their machines. Users that log into a Facebook account from an infected PC will see a popup from F-Secure and Trend Micro; and they will then be able to download a malware […]
HP has announced the HP 14 Notebook, a budget notebook retailing for only RM999. The notice appeared on the HP Malaysia Facebook page, and includes Windows 8.1 pre-installed on the device. Inside, the HP 14 features 2GB DDR3L RAM and a 500GB SATA HDD; although details of the product are mostly unavailable.
Rumours are springing up that Facebook is preparing to launch its own app to compete with Snapchat. The “ephemeral messaging” app has become popular due to the ability for users to send pictures and messages that disappear after a single view. Facebook attempted to purchase Snapchat in November 2013, but the US$3 billion offer was […]
URL shortening service, Bitly, has issued a warning that its accounts have been compromised. While the company does not yet know if any accounts have actually been accessed without permission it has taken precautions to protect users who log in via Facebook or Twitter.
There was considerable backlash against Oculus after it was acquired by Facebook. Questions about why a social network would need a virtual reality headset maker were abound. However, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe told an audience at TechCrunch Disrupt about a possibility for the pairing; building a massively multiplayer experience for one billion simultaneous users.
You know how annoying it is when you wish to login into an app or a website using your Facebook account, but in order to do so, you will need to grant them access to a whole bunch of personal information and permission to post on your behalf? It looks like Facebook wants to put […]
Now that Facebook has decided to remove the chat feature from its main Facebook App, it looks like the company has been hard to try to improve the Facebook Messenger app to bring more features to users. Facebook just released a version 5.0 update for its Messenger app for iOS, making it easier for users […]
For a while now, Facebook has given us some leads and stories that we have posted on the Lowyat.NET frontpage but it’s never really been considered a reliable source for news given the nature of the site, nor does it need to be. Facebook has been trying to make the move from unverified murmurs to […]
Remember when Facebook was reported to have a location-tracking feature about a year ago? Well, here it is, the social network just announced a new feature called Nearby Friends, which allows you to discover which of your friends are nearby or on the go and vice versa.
For some reason or another, many people use Facebook chat as their main means of communication as a spiritual successor to Windows Live Messenger. There’s a huge problem with this though; You need to be on the Facebook site to actually use Facebook Messenger on the computer. This leads to unnecessary time on Facebook, stalking […]
Earlier today, Facebook has released its second Global Government Requests Report which listed down the amount of data request that the popular social media company has received from governments throughout the world. Covering July to December 2013, the report is the follow-up to the report that the company released in August 2013.
Bad news for those of you who use sends Facebook messages to your friends using the Facebook app on your smartphone, it looks like the social network will be removing the feature, forcing users to download the dedicated messaging app instead – Facebook messenger. Just last month, Facebook killed off Facebook Messenger for Windows, and […]