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Posted by: thaiga
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:31:18 PM »

To see if your account is ok log in to facebook

How to check what hackers accessed in your Facebook

Could hackers have been able to see the last person you cyberstalked, or that party photo you were tagged in? According to Facebook, the unfortunate answer is "yes".

On Friday, the social network said fewer users were affected in a security breach it disclosed two weeks ago than originally estimated -- nearly 30 million, down from 50 million. In additional good news, the company said hackers weren't able to access more sensitive information like your password or financial information. And third-party apps weren't affected.

Still, for users already uneasy about the privacy and security of their Facebook accounts after a year of tumult, the details that hackers did gain access to -- gender, relationship status, hometown and other info -- might be even more unsettling.

Facebook has been quick to let users check exactly what was accessed. But beyond learning what information the attackers accessed, there's relatively little that users can do -- beyond, that is, watching out for suspicious emails or texts. Facebook says the problem has been fixed.

The company set up a website that its 2 billion global users can use to check if their accounts have been accessed, and if so, exactly what information was stolen. It will also provide guidance on how to spot and deal with suspicious emails or texts. Facebook will also send messages directly to those people affected by the hack.

On that page, following some preliminary information about the investigation, the question ''Is my Facebook account impacted by this security issue?'' appears midway down. It will also provide information specific to your account if you're logged into Facebook.

Facebook said the hackers accessed names, email addresses or phone numbers from these accounts. For 14 million of them, hackers got even more data -- basically anything viewable on your account that any of your friends could see, and more. It's a pretty extensive list: username, gender, locale or language, relationship status, religion, hometown, self-reported current city, birthdate, device types used to access Facebook, education, work, the last 10 places you checked into or were tagged in, your website, people or Pages you follow and your 15 most recent searches.

An additional 1 million accounts were affected, but hackers didn't get any information from them.

The company isn't giving a breakdown of where these users are, but says the breach was ''fairly broad.'' It plans to send messages to people whose accounts were hacked.

Facebook said the FBI is investigating, but asked the company not to discuss who may be behind the attack. The company said it hasn't ruled out the possibility of smaller-scale attacks that used the same vulnerability.

The company said it has fixed the bugs and logged out affected users to reset those digital keys.

Facebook vice-president Guy Rosen said in a Friday call with reporters that the company hasn't ruled out the possibility that other parties might have launched other, smaller-scale efforts to exploit the same vulnerability before it was disabled.

Patrick Moorhead, founder of Moor Insights & Strategy, said the breach appeared similar to identity theft breaches that have occurred at companies including Yahoo and Target in 2013.

''Those personal details could be very easily be used for identity theft to sign up for credit cards, get a loan, get your banking password, etc,'' he said. ''Facebook should provide all those customers free credit monitoring to make sure the damage is minimised.''

Thomas Rid, a professor at the Johns Hopkins University, also said the evidence, particularly the size of the breach, seems to point to a criminal motive rather than a sophisticated state operation, which usually targets fewer people.

''This doesn't sound very targeted at all,'' he said. ''Usually when you're looking at a sophisticated government operation, then a couple of thousand people hacked is a lot, but they usually know who they're going after.''
Posted by: thaiga
« on: September 29, 2018, 05:40:41 PM »

Facebook discloses security breach affecting 50 million users

Facebook Inc said on Friday that hackers stole digital login codes allowing them to take over up to 50 million user accounts in its worst breach ever given the unprecedented level of potential access, adding to what has been a difficult year for the company's reputation.

Facebook, which has more than 2.2 billion monthly active users, said it has been unable to determine yet whether the attacker misused any of the accounts or stole private information. It also has yet to identify the attacker’s location or whether specific victims had been targeted.

Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg described the incident as a “really serious security issue" in a conference call with reporters.

Shares in Facebook fell 3 percent in afternoon trading, weighing on major Wall Street stock indexes.


full story
Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 19, 2018, 12:32:54 AM »

some say you can't delete all you data without deleting your account, you get 14 days to change your mind, then it takes another 90 days to delete the account. Facebook doesn't easily let you erase things like posts, tags and photos so you have to get a bit creative. have fun  :)
How to delete your Facebook information without deleting your account

You may be asking yourself, "why bother keeping my accounts at all?" A totally valid question. For me, it was half nostalgia and half "I may need this stuff again one day." Plus, I use Facebook Messenger a decent amount and didn't want to start fresh on that end. But sure, if you're going all-in, just delete your accounts outright and you'll be good to go.

Bye Bye Data

Twitter proved to be super easy using Cardigan. A few quick clicks and all of my 20k+ Tweets went to the wind.

Facebook, on the other hand, was more of an undertaking than I had anticipated. Believe it or not, Facebook doesn't easily let you erase things like posts, tags and photos — so you have to get a bit creative.

How to delete Facebook posts

The base of my project consisted of a Chrome extension called Social Book Post Manager (which I can imagine is quite popular lately). The extension basically runs on your Activity Log and allows you to delete posts, unlike posts and hide/unhide posts from your Facebook history. You can drill down and run it by year & month, or just "select all" and go to town. There's also a speed setting that allows you to dial-in how well it works.

By default, the extension runs at 4x. This worked pretty well for an initial pass, but as I soon found out, it missed quite a bit. The big hiccup here is that you really need to run the extension over and over a few times (that was my case at least) to make sure it hits on every post. Be forewarned — depending on your Facebook history this could take anywhere from a few hours to a day or more.

My process involved running the extension multiple times for deletion, unliking and hiding posts. It took me about a day and a half to finally get each sweep to return zero results. On to the next phase: Photos.

How to delete Facebook photos

If you've managed to be organized and put your photos into albums all along your Facebook journey, your methods will pay off big time now. Deleting albums is much easier than deleting individual photos as you can kill an entire album (and the photos within) with just a few clicks, whereas standalone photos have to be removed one-by-one. Yikes.

How to delete a Facebook photo album

This process is fairly quick and painless (depending on how many albums you may have) and removes the album itself and all the photos within said album.

    Go to your Photos page and click on Albums.
    Go to the album you want to delete
    Click the gear on the top right and select Delete Album
    Click to confirm

How to delete individual Facebook photos

This is one of those "wow, do I really want to do this?" moments. If you have a lot of photos that don't have an album to call home, this will take you quite a while. Yes, you need to delete each individual photo one at a time — and it sucks.

    Go to your photos page
    Click the photo to open it
    Click Options on the menu bar below the photo
    Select Delete This Photo and click Delete

After you delete one photo, click the right arrow to scroll to the next and repeat the process.

How to untag yourself from Facebook photos

While you can delete your own photos, you may still be tagged in photos that someone else has posted. For these, you'll have to remove your tag from each one to be set free.

    Go to your activity log, then click Photos and Videos (under Filters on the left) then choose Photos You're Tagged In
    Click to check the box to the left of the posts you'd like to remove a tag from
    Click Report/Remove Tags at the top of the page
    Click Untag Photos to confirm

Keep in mind here that you can only choose 10 photos at a time. So select 10, remove your tag, then do another 10. Not as painful as removing one-by-one, but it's not far off.


You'll probably still be left with a few stranglers even after going through this process. I had a few posts that kept throwing errors when I tried to untag myself, so I'll just check back later and try again. You may also want to untag yourself from other people's posts (which you can do from your Activity Log under Posts You're Tagged In) or even remove your personal details like education & work info, contact info, and even your real name.

The purpose here is to keep your original Facebook account mostly intact in case you use it for other purposes like app logins or Messenger. But the one truly surefire way to get rid of your data for good is to just delete the whole darn thing.
Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:06:22 PM »

How to Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You

Using a desktop, click on the facing down arrow,  top right hand corner Facebook homepage.  Settings / To download your information, go to your Facebook information. more from

Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 17, 2018, 04:47:12 PM »

Huge new Facebook data leak exposed intimate details of 3m users

full article

Huge new Facebook data leak exposed intimate details of 3m users
Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 12, 2018, 03:32:12 PM »

a dentist steps in and saves the day for the lady who got her false teeth on facebook. good to see there are caring people here.
with her new teeth she is now in the land of smiles ;D
Posted by: thaiga
« on: April 22, 2018, 04:57:38 PM »

anything you directly upload here is encrypted and stored securely    :lol :lol :lol
Posted by: thaiga
« on: February 05, 2017, 01:48:52 PM »

Facebook’s new “Discover People” feature wants to help you make friends

Facebook is rolling out a new section on mobile called “Discover People,” which encourages users to introduce themselves by updating their profile, then scroll through a list of upcoming events to see who else may also be going, as well as browse through lists of people in their city or who share the same employer. The feature, designed to facilitate connections between people who aren’t already Facebook friends, could be used for business networking or even dating purposes, given its design.

The company confirmed to TechCrunch that the feature is just starting to roll out to users on iOS and Android, but has not reached 100% of the user base at this time.

“Discover People,” if available to you, is found in the navigation section below Friends, Events, Groups, Nearby Places, and other options. Facebook commonly adds and removes new features here as means of testing user engagement and interest. For example, this is where you’ll find more recent additions, like Offers, Find Wi-Fi, and Send or Receive Money, to name a few.

When you tap into the new section, the header at the top asks you to introduce yourself. This involves Facebook guiding your through your current profile to update its various sections. Here, you’re prompted to update your bio and add featured photos to your profile. However, you’re not able to customize an introduction that’s meant to be seen only by those in the “Discover People” section.

Below this, is a list of upcoming events where you’ve registered your interest, have been invited, or plan to attend. These are designated as “People going to…” followed by the name of the event. When you tap into one of these events, instead of being shown the event details, you’re presented with the profiles of the people going, which you swipe through one-by-one. You can also scroll through your past events further down.

full article
Posted by: nan
« on: November 03, 2016, 12:21:44 PM »

I must congratulate you on your vast improvement in english, it has come on leaps & bounds since your first posting days on this forum, well done! NAN

i learnt a valuable lesson in a dicussion with my pupils,do not try and be something your not, as you will not be very good at it.
i see the real trolls have gone into hiding that got rid of your other lady poster or are they in rehab. :drink
Posted by: thaiga
« on: November 02, 2016, 11:45:37 PM »

The beauty of social media is that it’s always ready when you are  ::)
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: November 02, 2016, 06:36:22 PM »

Now could administrators and committed participants of social media in Korat (Korat forums) live longer for the appreciation they receive? If they managed not to surrender to those threats of legal action or the death threats against them by loonies, that could well be the case: It's said "What doesn't kill me only makes me stronger!"
Posted by: thaiga
« on: November 02, 2016, 03:57:18 PM »

I must congratulate you on your vast improvement in english, it has come on leaps & bounds since your first posting days on this forum, well done! NAN

There is nothing wrong in posting a few words, if those few words make sense :rclxs0
Posted by: nan
« on: November 02, 2016, 02:00:31 PM »

Oh dear! better get posting,a bit unfair on those that have a problem stringing a few words together :)
Posted by: thaiga
« on: November 02, 2016, 11:46:56 AM »

Is social media good for you, or is it  bad.  A study of 12 million Facebook users suggests that using Facebook is associated with living longer – when it serves to maintain and enhance your real-world social ties. An article from - We find that Facebook users who accept more friendships have a lower risk of mortality, the mortality risk is lowest for those with high levels of offline social interaction and moderate levels of online social interaction.

Online social integration is associated with reduced mortality risk

People who have stronger social networks live longer. However, can we say the same about online social networks? Here, we conduct such a study. Using public California vital records, we compare 12 million Facebook users to nonusers. More importantly, we also look within Facebook users to explore how online social interactions—reflecting both online and offline social activity—are associated with longevity. We find that Facebook users who accept more friendships have a lower risk of mortality, but there is no relationship for those who initiate more friendships. Mortality risk is lowest for those with high levels of offline social interaction and moderate levels of online social interaction.

Social interactions increasingly take place online. Friendships and other offline social ties have been repeatedly associated with human longevity, but online interactions might have different properties. Here, we reference 12 million social media profiles against California Department of Public Health vital records and use longitudinal statistical models to assess whether social media use is associated with longer life. The results show that receiving requests to connect as friends online is associated with reduced mortality but initiating friendships is not.

Additionally, online behaviors that indicate face-to-face social activity (like posting photos) are associated with reduced mortality, but online-only behaviors (like sending messages) have a nonlinear relationship, where moderate use is associated with the lowest mortality. These results suggest that online social integration is linked to lower risk for a wide variety of critical health problems. Although this is an associational study, it may be an important step in understanding how, on a global scale, online social networks might be adapted to improve modern populations’ social and physical health.
Posted by: thaiga
« on: September 26, 2016, 11:37:52 AM »

Talk about living a lie how false can you get. there is an agency where you can rent out a boyfriend or girlfriend as a temporary to impress your friends on Facebook. But of course as we know unless you actually meet the one you rent, then you are renting a photo.
The packages available start out small, like renting a relationship status and a social media boyfriend for a week, starting at THB250.
So, is it worth it, at the end of the day when you hit your head on the pillow, you yourself will know you have been living a lie, trying to impress people, a face thing  :blank: i suppose.

Lonely? Now you can rent a Facebook relationship status and a boyfriend to like all your photos
Posted by: thaiga
« on: September 02, 2016, 02:31:46 PM »

Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Live Stream Videos

Facebook Messenger on Thursday added the ability to stream live video, adding a feature enjoyed by fans of rival application Snapchat.

Instant Video lets people broadcast real-time video in Messenger text exchanges, according to a Facebook blog post.

"It's perfect for sharing quick moments with friends who aren't right by your side or making your conversations richer by seeing each other face-to-face when you are messaging," Facebook said of the Instant Video feature.

Instant video was available in the latest version of the Messenger application on mobile devices powered by Apple or Android software.

People using Messenger can tap on a video icon to begin sharing real-time video, with the sound turned off by default but easily turned on.

"Instant Video is a reflection of the ubiquity of video -- we simply expect to have that ability in real-time, all the time," Facebook said.

more here

Posted by: thaiga
« on: August 28, 2016, 12:49:50 PM »

A large portion of people on Facebook have public profiles, which means anyone can find this information with a simple Google search.

What Does Facebook Know About You

If you’ve read a news website, turned on the TV or not been under a rock over the past few weeks, then there is a good chance you’ve heard of a guy named Edward Snowden. He’s the US analyst who is currently stuck in a Russian airport looking for asylum because he exposed that – surprise, surprise – the US government/NSA had been spying on pretty much everyone.

This case has helped bring to the surface a vocal part of the internet that is – rightly so – pushing and promoting this issue as much as possible in an attempt to let people know: ‘Hey, these guys are getting information on you without you knowing!’

It’s a pretty shitty thing no doubt, but it baffles me that this comes as such a surprise to many. Especially the more tech aware people that frequent sites like Reddit. Services like PRISM, the NSA, US Government, any government or any one at all actually doesn’t need to look very hard to get more information about you than has been publicly available ever before.

In fact, I’m willing to bet an extremely large majority of people who are outraged by this data capturing and spying revelation have a Facebook account; one of the most in-depth personal information gathering services ever known to mankind.

So I thought I’d do a little digging and put together a list of just some of the information over 1 billion Facebook users are providing willingly every single day.

The standard stuff you provide them…

    City of birth, City of residence, Phone, Email,  Current employment, Previous employment, Relationship, Anniversary, Previous  relationships, Previous names (aliases), Screen names, Address book, Family members, Birthday, Religious views, Address, Website
Email address(s), Sexual preference, Gender, Languages spoken, Political views, Friends, Books you’ve read, Bands you like, Movies you’ve seen, TV Shows you watch, Video games you play, Food you eat, Your Favorite Athletes, Restaurants you’ve eaten at,
Activities you participate in, Websites you visit. Sports teams you support,Your Favorite Sports, Inspirational people,Favorite Clothing brands, Places you’ve visited, Events you’ve attended, Events you plan on attending, Events your friends are attending Major life events (location, dates, who with), Photos, Pokes, Wall posts, Private (haha yeah right) messages, Groups you’ve joined
Networks you are a part of

But wait, there’s more…

    Videos you’ve watched
    Comments you’ve liked
    Websites you’ve visited
    Articles and websites you’ve commented on
    Surveys you’ve filled out
    Companies you like
    People you’ve been tagged with
    People you frequently hang out with
    Friends you’ve requested
    Friends you denied
    Friends you’ve un-friended
    How often you are online
    Apps you Admin/created
    Pages you admin/created
    Your current mood
    Device you’ve accessed the Internet from
    Exact Geo-location (longitude, altitude, latitude, time/date stamp)
    TV, Film, Concert you are currently watching

Pretty much your entire online life is being handed over here.  It’s like the biggest customer survey ever!

There's even more here
Posted by: thaiga
« on: August 10, 2016, 09:27:27 PM »

A New Way to Control the Ads You See on Facebook, and an Update on Ad Blocking

A New Way to Control the Ads You See on Facebook, and an Update on Ad Blocking

As more and more content has shifted to the internet, online experiences have improved dramatically, becoming more immersive and intuitive. But many digital ads haven’t kept up. We’ve all experienced a lot of bad ads: ads that obscure the content we’re trying to read, ads that slow down load times or ads that try to sell us things we have no interest in buying. Bad ads are disruptive and a waste of our time.

Today, we’re announcing some changes to help with this problem. First, we’re expanding the tools we give people to control their advertising experience. Second, we’re providing an update on our approach to ad blocking on Facebook.

What We’ve Done So Far

For the past few years at Facebook we’ve worked to better understand people’s concerns with online ads. What we’ve heard is that people don’t like to see ads that are irrelevant to them or that disrupt or break their experience. People also want to have control over the kinds of ads they see.

As a result of what we’ve learned, we’ve introduced tools to help people control their experience, improved how we decide which ads to show and created new ad formats that complement, rather than detract from, people’s experience online.

Improving Ad Controls

With today’s announcement, we’re building on these efforts by making ad preferences easier to use, so you can stop seeing certain types of ads. If you don’t want to see ads about a certain interest like travel or cats, you can remove the interest from your ad preferences. We also heard that people want to be able to stop seeing ads from businesses or organizations who have added them to their customer lists, and so we are adding tools that allow people to do this. These improvements are designed to give people even more control over how their data informs the ads they see.

Addressing Ad Blocking

When they’re relevant and well-made, ads can be useful, helping us find new products and services and introducing us to new experiences — like an ad that shows you your favorite band is coming to town or an amazing airline deal to a tropical vacation. But because ads don’t always work this way, many people have started avoiding certain websites or apps, or using ad blocking software, to stop seeing bad ads. These have been the best options to date.

We’ve designed our ad formats, ad performance and controls to address the underlying reasons people have turned to ad blocking software. When we asked people about why they used ad blocking software, the primary reason we heard was to stop annoying, disruptive ads. As we offer people more powerful controls, we’ll also begin showing ads on Facebook desktop for people who currently use ad blocking software.

Some ad blocking companies accept money in exchange for showing ads that they previously blocked — a practice that is at best confusing to people and that reduces the funding needed to support the journalism and other free services that we enjoy on the web. Facebook is one of those free services, and ads support our mission of giving people the power to share and making the world more open and connected. Rather than paying ad blocking companies to unblock the ads we show — as some of these companies have invited us to do in the past — we’re putting control in people’s hands with our updated ad preferences and our other advertising controls.

We believe that these expanded controls give people a better experience with advertising on and off Facebook. We also know there’s more work to do, and we’re continually listening to your feedback to make advertising better for everyone.

thanks to Andrew Bosworth, VP, Ads & Business Platform @
Posted by: thaiga
« on: July 29, 2016, 11:04:46 AM »

5 Cool Things to Do With Facebook Messenger

 You'd be wrong to think that Facebook's Messenger app is all about messaging.

Although people typically install it on their phones to chat privately with their Facebook friends, Facebook also uses Messenger to bring features and capabilities that might not make sense, or even be possible, as part of the main Facebook service. And of course, a separate app gives Facebook even more advertising and other moneymaking opportunities.

For that reason, Facebook is pushing users to download the app, even though it takes up valuable storage on the phone. The company recently started blocking access to Facebook messages from mobile web browsers on Android phones in some markets. The ban will extend to iPhones as well, though Facebook isn't saying when.

Before you complain, consider what a separate Messenger app offers beyond simply typing words and sending emoji back and forth:


Messenger lets you easily add friends to group chats so you can make dinner or travel plans or just talk about your day. Although this is also possible using your browser, it's more convenient with the app. If kicking people off mobile browser messaging is the stick to prod people toward the app, the convenience of Messenger is the carrot to lure users.

Tapping the "groups" icon at the bottom of the screen will take you to existing group chats and let you start new ones. You can add people to group chats at any time, or leave the group. If you have an often-used group chat, you can also "pin" it to the top of your messages to make it easily accessible.


Who wants to chat with people when you can chat with ... bots? Well, most of us, but bear with me here.

Since April, Facebook has let outside businesses create "chat bots" that can send you the news or weather, help you shop for shoes or book plane tickets and hotel rooms. You send a message to a brand's bot just as you would a friend; the difference is that the reply is automated through software. The results can be clumsy, as expected for such a new venture.

But bots can be helpful. Expedia, for example, lets you search for hotels and book them by messaging with its bot. Start by telling the bot where you are going and when. After some back and forth, the bot will give you hotel options. To book, the bot will take you to Expedia's website.

This is just the start. Perhaps one day, the bot will be more useful by letting you book directly through Messenger. David Marcus, Facebook's head of messaging products, has called bots "overhyped in the short term and underhyped in the long term."


Using your debit card, you can send money to your Facebook friends using Messenger — as long as they also have their card number attached to their Facebook account. You can also request money, in case your friends forgot to pay you for those movie tickets and aren't answering their email. To use the payments option, select the person you want money from and tap "payments." There are no extra fees to send or receive payments, but you must use a debit card — not a credit card.


Your mom isn't on Skype? FaceTime isn't cutting it because your friend has Android?

Messenger offers yet another way to do video calls on your phone. It's free over a Wi-Fi connection. If you use cellular, you might get charged for data by your phone company.


How about some soccer — or football, as it's known in most of the world? Select a friend to play with. Then, select Messenger's emoji keyboard by tapping on the emoji icon on the left side of your message window, right above the keyboard. Tap the soccer ball icon and send it to your friend. Then, tap the ball with your finger and keep tapping it so it stays in the "air."

During a recent, frustrating attempt, I had a high score of just two — though that's still one more than what Portugal scored to win the Euro Cup this year.     
Posted by: thaiga
« on: July 22, 2016, 11:58:47 AM »

Facebook just revealed some BIG news about your messages

MESSENGER app hits major landmark as Facebook claims more control over your messages and photos

Facebook has hit another huge goal as it looks to continue its aim to be the internet's one-stop shop for your social needs.

The company has today revealed that over one billion people each month are now using its Messenger app to keep in touch worldwide.

An update on the official Messenger Facebook page said, "On behalf of the entire Messenger team, we'd like to thank the more than 1 billion people who are now using Messenger every month."

"People use Messenger to connect with the people and businesses they care most about. They make plans, share dreams, send payments, tell jokes, play games, let their loved ones know they're thinking of them and much, much more."

"We know that every message is important to you - no matter what you want to say - and we're grateful that you choose to communicate using Messenger."

To mark the news, Messenger is launching a new floating emoji - just send a balloon emoji in an open conversation to see it.

Messenger only hit 900 million users back in April, meaning that the service has grown rapidly this year, and has now become the second most popular iOS app of all time - after the official Facebook app.

Messenger has also been downloaded over one billion times so far on Android devices, with users sending over 17 billion photos each month using the app.

The news comes as Facebook prepares a number of updates for Messenger in order to continue the growth of users.

full article

Posted by: thaiga
« on: July 11, 2016, 07:16:33 PM »

Why I Left Fakebook - one mans view - interesting vid of someones take on the ever popular Fakebook

Why I Left Facebook
Posted by: thaiga
« on: July 04, 2016, 01:27:07 PM »

Facebook will automatically translate posts into different languages

Facebook on Friday began testing a translation tool that will automatically let posts be displayed in languages users prefer.

The leading social network first made the "multilingual composer" tool available earlier this year for use on pages representing companies, brands, groups and celebrities through its Pages service.

Now it will be available to general users.

"Page authors and other people on Facebook can compose a single post in multiple languages, and the viewers who speak one of those languages will see the post in their preferred language only—allowing people to more easily interact with their diverse audiences," the company said.

Half of Facebook's more than 1.5 billion users worldwide speaks a language other than English, the California-based social network says.

Among factors Facebook will use to determine which language to use for posts include locales designated in account settings and which languages users routinely use for their posts.

The social network plans to use multilingual posts to improve machine translation capabilities with the aim of one day removing language barriers across the social network.
Posted by: thaiga
« on: July 03, 2016, 12:35:37 PM »

Ignore “posts can become public tomorrow” Facebook nonsense

Every so often, something goes around Facebook that gets everyone concerned about the privacy of their account.

Of course, the simple act of having a Facebook account means that your details, messages, and everything else, isn't exactly private, but that's not what we're talking about here.

You'll see messages saying that your Facebook posts (among other things, including deleted ones) will become public "tomorrow". The posts will say that you have to copy and paste some legal sounding nonsense on your feed, and that Channel 13 News have confirmed the whole thing.

'Better to be safe than sorry' right?

Well, no. This is a hoax that has been doing the rounds for years and you can absolutely ignore it.

This updated version of the 2012 hoax says this:

"All your posts can become public tomorrow . Even the messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed. After all, it does not cost anything for a simple copy and paste Better safe than sorry is right. Channel 13 News was just talking about this change in Facebook's privacy policy. Better safe than sorry. I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, messages or posts, both past and future. By this statement, I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its contents. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308- 1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute). NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates. DO NOT SHARE. You must copy n paste"

Basically, it's nonsense.

Facebook aren't planning any such thing and, even if they were, cutting and pasting that garbage from above wouldn't make a blind bit of difference anyway.

Facebook's terms of service is what matters, not some post on your timeline.

Most Facebook users will know this, but for those that don't, save yourself the worry and try sharing something fun in the place of this hoax.
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 30, 2016, 12:30:09 PM »

Facebook Gambler: Conned out of B19,000 and Then Reports Himself to the Police.

Another day another scam, an article from where a facebook user has been conned out of B19,000, the guy had been using an online gambling website on Facebook.

He decided to enter a quiz game which paid B2000 for each correct answer. Each jackpot question paid out another B15,000. He answered the first three questions correctly and then successfully tackled the jackpot question. Delighted with his results he contacted the Line ID given on the Facebook page to claim his B21,000 only to be told that he had to pay the entry fee of B19,000 before his winnings would be released to his bank account.

It does make you wonder how hard the questions could have been.

So he could only be 2,000 Bht in front anyway, what a con. But he parts with the 19,000 only to find out .... story below
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 29, 2016, 11:53:51 AM »

Facebook users warned of virus threat from fake notification emails

Facebook users have been warned to take care when opening emails claiming to be notifications from the social media site, after some reported the emails to be from hackers looking to infect computers with malicious software.

Security researchers have noted that users of Google’s Chrome browser should be aware of any emails they receive claiming to be from Facebook that appear to be a notification of a friend tagging them in a comment.

A ‘phishing’ scam – where users are tricked into downloading software – has been uncovered that focuses on the web brower where malware is hidden within a link in emails claiming to be notifications from Facebook.

This download poses as a Chrome Extension and as a result doesn’t initially appear threatening. Users are then tricked into opening it and this infects the user’s computer and leaves them exposed to hackers.

Security blog HackRead has flagged up the issue, reporting that when users click any links in the emails, a bundle of items are downloaded that appear to be harmless pieces of software, but house malware ready to infect your computer.

It is the latest in a series of scams revolving around hackers posing as large companies and sending spam messages in the hope of infecting computers. Most notably a warning was issued after text messages claiming to be from Apple, asking for information regarding their Apple ID, were sent to hundreds of users.

Anyone who receives such an email is also being urged to report it to Facebook.
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 23, 2016, 02:02:31 PM »

Story in the today about Mark Zuckerberg saying he covers his laptop camera and microphone with tape
is Facebook’s boss paranoid or is he afraid someone might see him in his tighty whities. :o

Don’t worry, Mark Zuckerberg: Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you. And as the richest millennial in the world, you can probably be confident that someone, somewhere, is after you.

Which is why it makes perfect sense that you’ve joined the growing number of people doing a little DIY hardware hacking, and disabling their computer’s webcam and microphone. Even if a sneaky hacker does manage to penetrate your security, they’re not going to be seeing you in your tighty whities.

Yes folks, Zuckerberg tapes over his webcam. The billionaire made the (accidental?) revelation in a Facebook post intended to promote Instagram reaching its latest milestone of half a billion monthly active users.

In the picture Zuckerberg posted, of himself framed by a cardboard Instagram UI (cute), his laptop is visible in the background. And as Christopher Olson pointed out, that laptop has some weird accoutrements:

Mark Zuckerberg celebrates 500 million monthly active users on Instagram – but he also revealed a lot about himself by leaving his laptop in the background Photograph: Facebook

3 things about this photo of Zuck:

Camera covered with tape
Mic jack covered with tape
Email client is Thunderbird

lots more here
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 20, 2016, 01:57:08 PM »

Here's how to check if your Facebook privacy has been compromised

Step1: Click "Settings"
Step2: Click "Security"
Step3: Check the login sessions
Step4: Enable login alerts

How To Find If Your Facebook Account Has Been Hacked
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 19, 2016, 01:05:35 PM »

Hidden Facebook games: How to find and play all of Facebook Messenger's secret games from basketball to chess

Warning: Reading this will result in hours of casual gaming

Facebook Messenger is a brilliant thing. Not only does it let us chat to our mates, anytime, anywhere, for free, but thanks to a number of hidden Facebook games that have emerged in recent weeks, it also offers up some secret entertainment for when the conversation dries up - bonus.

Finding these hidden Facebook games isn't always straightforward though - they're hidden for a reason. Fortunately, we've been doing some super sleuthing to hunt out all of Messenger's secret talents to provide you with a handy guide, not only on how to find them, but how to master them too.

For when your chat is anything but a slam dunk, Facebook's hidden basketball game can provide hours of fun – seriously, this thing is ridiculously addictive.

Finding the hidden Facebook basketball game is surprisingly simple too. Once you've ensured you're running the latest version of Messenger, all you have to do is send a friend a basketball emoji. That's it. Now, clicking on that sent b-ball will launch the hidden game. Game on.

Both you and your friend can play within the chat window, with both players' high scores logged in the message feed – just so bragging rights can be duly appointed. If you hate losing, don't worry. A crafty YouTuber has found a brilliantly simple way to cheat at Facebook's hidden basketball game using nothing but a ruler – you're welcome.

How to Cheat & Win Facebook Messenger Basketball Hoops Game Using Ruler (iOS/Android)
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 16, 2016, 11:45:57 AM »

Facebook is testing social commerce payments in Southeast Asia

Facebook is expanding its focus on payments with a new trial in Southeast Asia that allows users to pay for products listed on Facebook Pages with just a few clicks.

The social network is running a trial in Thailand which allows users to make a payment to a Page owner without leaving the social network. Qwik, a product powered by Southeast Asia-based fintech company 2C2P, which raised a $7 million Series C last year, allows users to make payment via a credit card, debit card or bank transfer online, according to numerous sources with knowledge of the trial.

Facebook and 2C2P both declined to comment.

The test might sound a little bizarre to anyone in the West, where the dominance of Facebook is under question thanks to the emergence of companies like Snapchat, but in Asia — China aside — the social network is an internet staple for most people. Indeed, Asia Pacific is its largest region with 566 million monthly users, according to Facebook’s latest data.

That social dominance in Asia also extends to commerce, with many small and independent retailers using Facebook Pages to build and engage their audience and, of course, sell products. It’s difficult to track transactions on social, but Page365, a Bangkok-based startup that helps small retailers sell products via social media, previously estimated the industry to be worth over $500 million per year in Thailand alone.

That figure came from 2014, and the social network no longer enables its pages to be crawled to make such estimates, but PWC reports that Thailand is the world’s largest c2c — consumer-to-consumer — commerce market with more than half of the people polled buying items from social networks.

Typically, the process of buying from social — which is mentioned in Mary Meeker’s latest report: slide 106 — goes something like this:

Buyer browses Facebook Page and finds an item they like
Buyer clicks the ‘Message’ button next to the product to express an interest in it via Facebook chat/Messenger

Seller/Page admin chats with buyer to check on stock and confirm order
Seller provides bank account details so that buyer can make a bank transfer for payment

Buyer leaves their house/office to go to the nearest ATM and wire the funds to the seller’s account, buyer adds a note to the transaction with order details, address for delivery and perhaps a reference number provided by the seller

The goods are then prepared for delivery once the buyer’s bank transfer is confirmed by the seller

It’s a hugely cumbersome process that most people in emerging markets are forced to undertake. That’s because few have internet banking, the small number who do own a credit card can’t use it in this scenario, and cash-on-delivery isn’t preferred by small merchants.

Details aside, the key point is that people are so keen to buy online that they’ll jump through all manner of hoops to do.

The big problem for Facebook, however, is that many of these hoops don’t belong to the social network.

Page365 co-founder Prathan ‘Pop’ Thananart told us that, among his company’s base of 25,000-plus retail partners, nearly all transactions start on one social network and finish on another.

“One finding that is consistent across all our merchants, aside from customers engaging in chat-and-haggle buying behavior, is where those conversions happen. Merchants report that 80 percent of transactions are carried out across two or more platforms — most notable Facebook and Line,” he said.

That could mean buyers and sellers connect on Facebook but agree the final steps and payment via Line, Thailand’s top chat app with 30 million users in the country. Or, as is increasingly happening, Instagram is the key ‘store front’ for social commerce sellers to find their customers, with deals completed at non-Facebook properties like Shopee, the social commerce app from Singapore-based unicorn Garena.

This trial, which is more like alpha stage than even beta right now, is an early indicator of Facebook’s intent to keep all the processes of the social commerce transaction on its platform.

“While chat or ‘conversational commerce’ is the up-and-coming trend in the West, it’s already a reality in emerging Southeast Asia. In Thailand, for example, 33 percent of the total e-commerce spend is already going through Facebook and Instagram and ending on Line,” Sheji Ho, Group CMO of aCommerce, a startup that provides e-commerce marketing and logistics services for retailers, told TechCrunch.

TechCrunch understands that Facebook is trialling Qwik with an unspecified number of top Facebook Pages in Thailand, some of which have multiple millions of fans. Once a user taps the link, it redirects them to a new site where they can enter their credit/debit card details or provide their bank account which, with authorization, triggers a bank transfer like an ATM.

We’ve been in contact with a number of Facebook users who have successfully used the product this week, but we were unable to replicate the process ourselves.

We have seen screenshots of the transaction process but are not publishing them with this story since Page owners in the trial have signed NDAs and media coverage could impact their relationship with Facebook, which owns the platform that they are reliant on for a large portion of their online sales.

Multiple sources in Thailand’s e-commerce space told us that Facebook is planning to widen the trials to other countries in Southeast Asia over time, but it picked Thailand first because of the large market for social media commerce.

Either way, this trial is the loudest signal to date of Facebook’s interest in Southeast Asia and potentially other parts of Asia and emerging markets. The company has dabbled with commerce with a feature to let users find local services which is being tested in India and Indonesia, and, while the technology behind Qwik is hardly revolutionary, entering the payment space is a major move.

It isn’t clear when the trial was started, the users we talked with began to notice it this week, but it plays into Facebook’s other payments initiatives elsewhere in the world. The company has enabled peer-to-peer money transfers in the U.S., and most recently the UK. Those plays were almost certainly about raising user engagement rather than making money, and this social commerce trial is similar respect, but with an Asian twist.

Facebook might not be the only social network company stepping into this space in Southeast Asia, however. Line, which operates its own payment service and a shopping app in some parts of the region, is also talking to small retailers with a view to launching its own new service, one source with knowledge of discussions told TechCrunch.

Southeast Asia is one of Line’s most important geographies since Indonesia and Thailand are among its top four countries based on active user numbers. The Japanese company claims 218 million active users worldwide and is reportedly planning an IPO this year.
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: June 15, 2016, 06:52:07 PM »

Waiting for the fake Wais.
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 15, 2016, 01:17:18 PM »

It certainly didn't do this guy any favours who was bragging on facebook how much money he had earnt selling drugs

At 4am on the morning of June 3 police swooped in and arrested a twenty-two year old  after a good citizen reported he had been selling Yabba and showing off his illicit wealth on a Facebook page.

The apprentice crime-lord then replied with his address and agreed to the sale. Officers turned up to find the head of the Thepprasit Cartel eating with his Laos moll. A thorough search was conducted and officers seized forty-five Yabba tablets, with a small amount of Ice, that was hidden in the fridge.

full article
Don't look so cocky now

Facebook Drug Show Off Caught in Police Raid
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 15, 2016, 12:47:14 PM »

A bit more info on the photo scene on facebook - by the way did you know .........
There is an estimated 37 million Facebook users in Thailand, 241 million in Southeast Asia and more than
500 million throughout the rest of Asia.

How to see every photo your friends have ever liked on Facebook

In 2009, Facebook introduced the "like" feature, making it easy for users to quickly validate each other's photos with a thumbs up.
In the six years since, you and your friends have probably liked and forgotten about your fair share of photos.
Now, thanks to Facebook's graph search, there's an easy way to see all the photos you, your friends, and even some celebrities have liked over the years.

First, decide who you're going to search. We're going to use Facebook's own Mark Zuckerberg as an example. Type "photos liked by Mark Zuckerberg," into the Facebook search bar and hit enter.

Next you'll see a page with some of your chosen person's like photos. Click "See more" at the bottom of the screen.

From there, you'll be able to scroll through all their liked photos.

 You can also use the trick the see all the photos you've liked over the years. Just type "Photos liked by me" into the search bar.

Or course, it's not a perfect hack. If you're not friends with the person who posted a photo your friend has liked, you might not be able to see that photo, depending on the poster's privacy settings. Still, it's a fun trip down memory lane.

Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 12, 2016, 02:45:41 PM »

Facebook will start deleting some of your photos unless you download another app

Is it more trouble than it's worth - another heavy-handed push

Facebook users are receiving an email from the social network asking them to download another of the company's apps, some are angry that they’re being forced to install yet another Facebook app after being pushed to install Messenger. if they wish to continue using a service that syncs their photos.

Yet another Facebook app to download, if you want to keep all your photos inside the social network's world. They say you have to install and log in to the company's Moments app by July 7, or else have all their photos inside that album deleted.

BUT ...... If you "don't want to download Moments, you will be able to download a zip file of your synced photos from your Facebook profile on your computer before July 7th," the company said in an emailed statement.
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 11, 2016, 11:59:39 AM »

users are being forced to update their credentials

The sites haven't been breached but are resetting logins in response to other hacks

With vast swathes of data being sold on the dark web in recent weeks following high-profile breaches, many sites are encouraging users to change their passwords, even if they weren't directly affected.

Facebook and Netflix appear to be taking this a step further with reports a number of users are being forced to update their credentials.

According to security researcher Graham Cluely, Facebook users are being shown a warning message that reads: "Recently, there was a security incident on another website unrelated to Facebook. Facebook was not directly affected by the incident but your Facebook account is at risk because you were using the same password in both places."

It then goes on to say that to secure their account, the user will need to answer security questions and change their password. It also adds: "For your protection, no one can see you on Facebook until you finish."

By comparison, Netflix is emailing members claiming: "We believe that your Netflix account credentials may have been included in a recent release of email addresses and passwords from an older breach at another company. Just to be safe, we’ve reset your password as a precautionary measure."
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 09, 2016, 09:09:21 PM »

Facebook is testing a new way for you to spam your friends

Facebook is testing a new feature that will let users alert their friends about posts, potentially allowing people to bombard others with notifications. The feature is currently being tested among certain users in the UK, Canada and France on Facebook’s website and iOS app, and is similar to the much-derided Facebook "poke".

Those who are testing the feature see a loudspeaker icon and a message saying “Notify a few friends about this post” after posting a status update. By clicking the box they are able to share the post with up to 10 friends.

The feature would represent a new way to alert users to posts privately, yet still within Facebook, which isn’t available at present.
At the moment, if a user wants to get someone's attention by sharing a status with someone, they have to either message them a link to the post or “tag” them in the post itself.

This can be irritating to most people reading the comments on a post as well as cluttering up the person in question's own timeline.
The new feature would simply result in a Facebook notification for the person alerted, without any public tagging or sharing.

However, it could also be seen as another way to spam users with notifications, potentially reincarnating the gone-but-not-forgotten Facebook poke. The company has not said when or if the feature will be fully introduced.

                                                               Facebook secrets you need to see 2016

Facebook secrets you need to see 2016
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 08, 2016, 01:01:32 AM »

fakebook is it a thai thing

fakebook might of been a better name, after all most of what we hear goes on there is all about fakes, five minutes of fame like the drug dealer in the above post. but it's all about face here or not losing it. so i suppose face in facebook is fitting.
i don't think they would ever ban it in thailand it is to popular here, a part of people lives.

For those who do use facebook be careful and here's a bit of what is coming up on the facebook scene.

What's facebook up to now, according to the if you want to continue chatting privately with friends and you access the social network via a mobile browser you have to download its Messenger app.

Android users have reportedly received a notice, stating that Facebook is disabling the ability to view and respond to messages through a mobile web browser.At the moment, it is possible to dismiss the notification.

However, from the summer, users will have to download the official Messenger app whether they like it or not, according to TechCrunch.

BUT ..... Many Facebook users choose to access the Messenger service via a mobile browser to preserve battery life, or because they simply don't like the app experience.

Only today, cyber security firm Check Point released details of a significant vulnerability in Facebook's Messenger app that allowed hackers to edit or delete any sent message, and use it to distribute malware.

This process required only very basic HTML knowledge and a browser debug tool, free on any browser.
Once the message ID was identified, the attacker was able to alter the content of the messages and send it to the Facebook servers without the original user being alerted.

Facebook will soon include end to end encryption, with a catch

Facebook may follow Whatsapp’s lead with the tech giant rumoured to be about to add end to end encryption to its Messenger app. There is however a downside, if you do opt into the service then you will lose some of the apps more impressive features.
The update comes into full effect in the summer

have you a better name for facebook than fakebook ......... lets hear it then
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 07, 2016, 01:05:56 AM »


FACEBOOK - fookbook - sadbook - there ain't a day goes by where a warning don't go out about it being hacked or something or some poor fool has been duped for their money - it should be banned.

even Facebook Boss Mark Zuckerberg’s Social Media Accounts Have Been Hacked

another warning today: new Facebook cloning scam

Facebook users warned to be extra vigilant of profile cloning scam that sees cyber criminals request your friends for money

Facebook users have ben warned to be aware of new scam that see cyber criminals cloning your Facebook profile in order to create a new fake account that is then used to con your friends into giving away money.

The news comes as thousands of people world wide have been sharing statuses warning others to be careful of of the scam which steals a user’s information and photos from their Facebook account.

Reports say hackers can allegedly use this new profile to befriend your contacts and make it appear as if you are stuck abroad without access to amy money.

Facebook say the best way to avoid the potential scam is to check your privacy settings and make all your information is set to private.

It certainly didn't do this guy any favours who was bragging on facebook how much money he had earnt selling drugs

At 4am on the morning of June 3 police swooped in and arrested a twenty-two year old  after a good citizen reported he had been selling Yabba and showing off his illicit wealth on a Facebook page.

The apprentice crime-lord then replied with his address and agreed to the sale. Officers turned up to find the head of the Thepprasit Cartel eating with his Laos moll. A thorough search was conducted and officers seized forty-five Yabba tablets, with a small amount of Ice, that was hidden in the fridge.

full article