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Facebook Poke and Snapchat bug saves “deleted” videos

Facebook Poke and Snapchat bug saves “deleted” videos

A security flaw that quietly saves private videos in Snapchat and Facebook Poke for future recovery, when the sender expects them to be deleted after a few seconds, has been identified in the new "sexting" apps. Both apps promise a simple way to share photos and video temporarily, with the promise that they'll be deleted shortly after viewing; however, BuzzFeed discovered, a simple third-party file browser can pull the video files from a cached store on your iPhone or iPad, allowing the clips to be archived and shared.

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Facebook kills Poke and Camera (we feign surprise)

Facebook kills Poke and Camera (we feign surprise)

Facebook has quietly axed its Poke and Camera apps, yanking them from Apple's App Store after they failed to set the social world alight. Poke was Facebook's attempt to cash in on the ephemeral photo craze begun by Snapchat, allowing Facebook users to send each other self-destructing photos, but which languished under the shadow of persistent rumors that the social network was trying to buy its smaller app rival.

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Facebook: Poke fix for sneaky video saving coming “shortly”

Facebook: Poke fix for sneaky video saving coming “shortly”

Facebook is hurriedly cooking up a fix to its Poke app, after a security bug allowing all videos sent through the purportedly ephemeral messaging service to be extracted was identified. "We are addressing this issue now" a spokesperson told BuzzFeed, "we should have a fix pushed shortly." Poke - along with rival time-limited messaging app Snapchat - was caught caching videos in a temporary file on iPhones and other iOS devices, where despite the sender setting them to delete in 10 seconds or less, they could later be retrieved.

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Sorry Facebook, a 10 second Poke just isn’t enough

Sorry Facebook, a 10 second Poke just isn’t enough

Facebook's new Poke app - borrowing the name of its "remember me?" digital jab to the ribs, but the functionality of "sexting" app Snapchat - is an interesting start, but ten seconds sells it short. The headline grabbing purpose of flaunting your undercarriage (and the one to which Facebook coyly and obliquely refers to with a reminder that you can report anything you're uncomfortable with) will undoubtedly get plenty of use from teenagers and cheating spouses, but with some timer tweaking Poke could become a legitimately useful "Getting Things Done" style tool.

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Facebook bed pokes you by your pillow

Facebook bed pokes you by your pillow

If you are the sort who can't stand being away from Facebook out of fear of missing a post or a poke from a pal, we found the bed for you. Sure, you could do what most people do and just charge your smartphone at the bedside, but this concept is better for the true Facebook fan. It's called the Facebook bed. I imagine Zuckerberg has something similar.

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Free In-flight Gogo Facebook access: Get poked at 30,000 feet

Free In-flight Gogo Facebook access: Get poked at 30,000 feet

Getting poked on a plane just got a lot easier, with the news that free Facebook access via in-flight WiFi will be offered by seven US airlines this month. North American flights for Virgin America, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, AirTran, US Airways and Alaska Airlines will be opening up their Gogo WiFi internet service for complimentary Facebook use, reports USA Today, though anybody wanting to check email or browse other sites will have to pay.

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Facebook M assistant helps shopping in Messenger

Facebook M assistant helps shopping in Messenger

Facebook is launching its own personal digital assistant, M, with a beta of the chat-based artificial intelligence rolling out today for select Messenger users. Unlike Apple's Siri, M delivers its assistance via text discussion rather than spoken interactions; it's also more focused on shopping, with Facebook positioning it as a way to buy products, have gifts ordered and delivered, and arrange travel.

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Pokemon World Championship entrants arrested with trunk full of guns

Pokemon World Championship entrants arrested with trunk full of guns

Two young men were arrested in Boston late last week after they were illegally in possession of a large number of guns and ammunition. While the good news here is that another awful public shooting incident may have been prevented, the strange part is that the two were participants in the Pokemon World Championships. The Boston Police Department had been warned in advance after James Stumbo, 27, and Kevin North, 18, had posted an image of the weapons on Facebook along with mentions of the tournament.

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Facebook Notes wants to marginalize Medium

Facebook Notes wants to marginalize Medium

Facebook is quietly testing new blogging features that could turn its little-known Notes system into a long-form platform, taking on Medium in the process. Notes has allowed for longer statuses to be posted to a Facebook user's profile, shared either publicly or with only certain groups of friends, but a recent upgrade has added greater image, tagging, and other abilities for some users.

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Facebook breaking news project tipped to take on Twitter

Facebook breaking news project tipped to take on Twitter

Facebook is working on a breaking news project described as being similar to Twitter, according to sources. The project is said to have an app in place and to be at the "alpha" stage. With this, publishers could push out breaking news alerts to users who have downloaded the app (or a reciprocating app; it isn't clear), in effect making the new service a new way for Facebook users to get news through the social network. This follows reports showing that many individuals get their news primarily through Facebook.

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Report: Facebook wants to put music videos in the News Feed

Report: Facebook wants to put music videos in the News Feed

Social behemoth Facebook may have come out and stated it's not developing its own music streaming service, but it seems to still have an interest in getting music to its users. Specifically, it seems to want to put music videos in users' News Feed, and has already had talks with a number of music labels, according to the New York Times, which spoke to several anonymous sources. While the prior rumor about music streaming would've put Facebook in contest with Spotify and others, this sounds like it wants a piece of YouTube's pie.

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