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Facebook Lite may finally come to iPhone

Facebook Lite may finally come to iPhone

The last few years have seen Facebook Lite grow significantly in popularity. The scaled-down social media app launched a few years ago as an option for users in countries with slow or poor data connections, along with benefiting those with aging Android devices that couldn't quite keep up with the regular app's flashier, data and resource-heavy features. Facebook Lite for Android is already in testing for the US market, and the good news is that an iOS version is now in the works as well.

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Instagram might soon hand your location to Facebook

Instagram might soon hand your location to Facebook

Instagram’s co-founders have resigned over their disagreement with how Facebook mishandled of users’ privacy. Now it seems their fears were well founded, if there were still any doubts in people’s minds. Not long after their resignation, there are already leaks pointing to how Facebook might use its now greater controller over Instagram to its benefit. Including handing over Instagram location history for Facebook’s own use.

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Instagram adds customizable nametags for IRL profile sharing

Instagram adds customizable nametags for IRL profile sharing

Instagram has introduced a new feature called nametags that makes it easy for new people to quickly follow a user's profile. The feature is exactly what it sounds like -- a nametag generated for the profile that can be presented to other users. These identification cards, as Instagram calls them, are customizable and can be scanned.

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Facebook says third-party apps safe from massive hack

Facebook says third-party apps safe from massive hack

Just as last quarter was ending, Facebook suffered a massive security breach. Considering Facebook's reach, its hold on our lives, and recent scandals rocking the company, 50 million compromised accounts is no small number. But it an almost ironic turn of events, the social networking giant has just revealed that third-party apps, which have been one of Facebook's recent source of headaches, have mostly been safe and that hackers have not accessed at least those apps and sites using Facebook Login.

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Facebook adds anti-bullying tools to help reduce harassment

Facebook adds anti-bullying tools to help reduce harassment

Facebook has introduced new tools to help its users deal with bullying and other similar issues. The biggest feature is arriving first for Android and desktop users, followed later on by iOS. With it, anyone can delete or hide a large batch of comments at the same time on posts that attract bullies. The company also has a new policy on engaging with public figures and more.

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Facebook allegedly wins legal battle over Messenger wiretapping

Facebook allegedly wins legal battle over Messenger wiretapping

The US government recently failed to get wiretap access to Facebook Messenger, according to a new report. The legal spat allegedly took place in the US District Court in Fresno, California, and was sealed from the public. Sources claim the case involved suspected gang members and law enforcement's desire to monitor their communications.

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If Facebook just logged you out, don’t log back in again

If Facebook just logged you out, don’t log back in again

Facebook has logged 50 million users out of their compromised accounts today, along with 40 million more as a precaution, and frankly you might want to just not bother logging back in again. This latest forced detox from the increasingly controversial social network comes as Facebook admits a security glitch in one of its profile privacy features could've allowed hackers to gain access to the accounts of millions.

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Facebook hack put 50m users’ private info at risk

Facebook hack put 50m users’ private info at risk

A Facebook hack affecting almost 50 million accounts has been revealed, with the social network saying attackers compromised its security but admitting they don't yet know what data might have been stolen. The news is the latest in a series of bombshell security confessions from Facebook around digital privacy, which has led regulators and politicians to question whether greater scrutiny is required.

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Facebook uses info you never provided to target you with ads

Facebook uses info you never provided to target you with ads

Facebook today confirmed that it was using private phone numbers to target Facebook users with advertisements. Not just any phone number, but the 2FA (2-factor authorization) phone number you give the company in confidence to further strengthen your Facebook login process. In attempting to keep yourself more securely private, you've just opened yourself up to less privacy.

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Facebook, RED reveal Manifold 360-degree camera

Facebook, RED reveal Manifold 360-degree camera

Facebook may be in trouble for dipping its hands into too many things but it isn’t backing out from its mission of being at the center of modern life. And quite literally too. Envisioning a future where VR and 360-degree content is the norm (which is why it acquired Oculus), Facebook has partnered with pro camera maker RED Digital Cinema to develop the Manifold camera that will sit at the center of where the action happens to record everything in clear detail from all angles to be delivered to your VR-capable headset. Preferably an Oculus Rift, Go, or Quest.

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Star Wars: Vader Immortal trailer and release info revealed [UPDATE]

Star Wars: Vader Immortal trailer and release info revealed [UPDATE]

This week the folks at ILMxLAB spoke at Oculus Connect 5 about their new title "Vader Immortal." This is a virtual reality experience that takes place in three parts - the first of which is called Vader Immortal: Episode I. In the game, users will travel to Mustafar, to Darth Vader's palace. This experience will take place in the Star Wars universe in the period of time between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope.

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Oculus Rift Core 2.0 rolls out to everyone next month

Oculus Rift Core 2.0 rolls out to everyone next month

While the Oculus Quest may have been the big-ticket item during today's Oculus Connect 5 keynote, Facebook still took a little time to cover the software side of things. More specifically, the company gave us a launch window for the next version of the Rift's system software. Dubbed Oculus Rift Core 2.0, this new system software is exiting beta today and launching to all Rift owners at some point next month.

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