Image: The Data DriveThe only thing worse than Facebook having all of your personal information is, well, Facebook not having all of your personal information.That is the premise behind The Data Drive, a new website by Daniel Kolitz, creator of The Printed Internet and artist Sam Lavigne.
Facebook has always had a policy of requiring users to supply their real name on the site. Enforcement has been lax, but there's still a risk of getting caught. Here's how to fly under the radar if you need to.Read more...
Facebook recently updated its community standards. As the company noted in the announcement accompanying the change, their "policies and standards themselves are not changing," but that they wanted to provide more clarity to a set of existing rules that have often been misunderstood by users.
Starting this week, to check Facebook messages on your phone, you'll need to download Messenger , the company's standalone chat app. This is part of a bigger Facebook strategy to create many standalone mobile apps. That might make sense for Facebook, but it sucks for you. Read more...
We get it: No one likes Facebook. Twitter is full of trolls. Social networks can be a pain, but they're also great ways to stay in touch with friends and talk to new people. Even so, every few weeks we hear from someone who wants to just "quit" Facebook altogether. Here's why that's a silly idea,
Facebook sparked a fierce backlash three weeks ago when it began enforcing a "real name" policy against performers and members of the LGBT community. The company initially dug in its heels, refusing to stop requiring people to use their legal names,
So far coverage of Facebook's plan to squeeze the organic reach of Pages has focused on its impact on "brands" that spam us with ads and promotions. But nonprofits, activists, and advocacy groups with much fewer resources (and no ad budgets) are also being hugely affected.
Facebook Messenger just introduced video calling . Since Messenger is supposed to be a full-fledged communication plaform, this feels a little overdue. But overdue doesn’t mean welcome: Now our Facebook friends have the ability to cold video call us whenever chat is turned on. Read more...
Some developments around the class action suit filed against Facebook in Europe earlier this month over alleged privacy violations: the Austria-based Europe vs Facebook group organising the suit says that the Vienna Regional Court, where the suit was filed,
Logging into apps on the new Apple TV currently involves entering a password with an onscreen keyboard, a process that makes the TSA look organized and efficient. It’s Apple’s screwup, but Facebook might have just come to the rescue. Read more...
Facebook, as part of its never-ending quest to win over teens, is now working on a feature just for memes and funny viral content.The social network is experimenting with something it's calling "LOL," according to TechCrunch, which got a look at some early beta versions of the feature.
Distracted? Tired? Bad at staying in your lane? Just plain out of it? Don't worry, your car's got you.While fully autonomous vehicles might not be here for awhile, new driver assistance systems are so advanced you'll feel like you're in a self-driving car.
So you've got a $100 to spare. Maybe grandma included a crisp hundo in this year's birthday card, or, hell, let's just say you're a brain genius who always has extra cash laying around. Yeah, let's go with that. The question is, just what are you going to do with your excess wealth?
Let Jim Cantore scare you into staying inside this weekend.The Weather Channel meteorologist stars in a new video previewing this weekend's winter storm, which is set to strike the Midwest and Northeast. Like the network's previous videos about storm surges and wildfires,
New court documents filed by the Democratic National Committee unveiled a previously unknown infiltration attempt by Russian hackers.“On November 14, 2018, dozens of DNC email addresses were targeted in a spearphishing campaign,” claim the DNC in the documents, which were filed on Thursday night.
Look, we're only 18 days into 2019 and it's already looking better than the shitshow that was last year. Starting with this thread. SEE ALSO: Do Dogs Like Wearing Clothes?Twitter user @macnchief came across the most blessed image on Reddit and shared it to Twitter:
Bored of regular fireworks? ALE, a Japanese "space entertainment" company, is working on making artificial meteor showers an option. ALE has already managed to send its first satellite into orbit to conduct experiments ahead of their first attempt for a meteor show due in 2020.
Australian surfer Mick Fanning, who made international headlines for fighting off a shark with his bare hands, is also a super nice bloke.The three-time world champion has donated the A$75,000 he received from an interview to a fellow shark attack victim.
This brave dog is tired of being held back by its four legs and tail. It belongs in the ocean.A clip uploaded by the channel JukinVideo shows a dog desperate to leave its land-based prison and join its underwater dolphin family. Leaping into the sea,
From saving your baby's footprint to bronzing their baby shoes, there are numerous ways to commemorate a child's infancy — and now, breast milk jewelry can be added to the list"Mom's Own Milk" allows new moms to purchase pendants,
An anonymous reader writes: Electronic Arts has announced a new program called "EA Access," a subscription-based service that will grant Xbox One users access to a small catalog of EA's popular games, as well as early trials of upcoming games. They're beta testing the service now,
The UK technology industry has experienced a strong quarter from April to June 2014 as business activity rises at its fastest pace since 2007.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/08/01/strong-quarter-proves-the-uk-tech-industry-is-firing-on-all-cylinders/
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The mobile operator confirmed that the new network has now been activated, delivering top speeds of up 150Mbps across areas including Soho, Old Street, Shoreditch, Westminster and Kensington.Read more: http://www.itproportal.
This week is all about Windows 10 (as it should be), but that doesn’t mean mobile operating systems decided to take a weeklong vacation. We’ve got a new launcher from Microsoft, ways to finally get down to business and learn code, and Yahoo’s zombified resurrection of Yahoo Messenger.
Editor's note: This is our second review of City on Fire, this month's MashableReads book club pick. You can read the first review here. Here's the Periscope and Meerkat links to watch our meetup with the author Garth Risk Hallberg live Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. ET.