It's all about the timing.
On the one hand, you offer a loud piece of news that oh, no, people can't keep themselves private from Facebook's Graph Search anymore.
On the other, there emerges a whisper that you've bought four houses around your own in order to secure a little more, well, you know, seclusion.
Yes, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly dug deep into his jeans, found $30 million, and exchanged them for four houses adjacent to his own in Palo Alto, Calif.
It may have been a long time coming, but those hidden in plain sight on Facebook are in for a rude awakening in the weeks ahead.
The social network said Thursday that it is, as promised 10 months ago, killing off a privacy setting that allowed members to prevent themselves from appearing in search results. Facebook first put the setting, called "Who can look up your Timeline by name?," on life support in December of last year, removing it for people who weren't using it. Now, it's ready to finish off the job.
Simply put, the … Read more
Rometty took over as IBM's CEO in January of 2012 after running Big Blue's sales operations. A longtime IBMer, Rometty made Fortune's list even before becoming CEO. The publication noted Thursday that Rometty is devoting resources to commercializing Watson, IBM's Jeopardy-playing supercomputer, as well as pushing into developing markets such as Africa.
Another familiar face on the list is Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg at No. 5. … Read more
Facebook began rolling out a new update a couple of weeks ago that allowed Android users to finally edit comments and posts. The update should have rolled out to you by now, giving you the ability to make edits from your Android phone or tablet.
To edit a comment, just tap on the comment you want to edit, then choose "Edit Comment." … Read more
Facebook is aiming to take the guesswork out of picking the right ads with new tools released Tuesday designed to automate the process around an advertiser's expressed objectives.
The social network has reconfigured the ad-buying process to start with a question: What's your advertising objective? Facebook will then recommend an ad type for one of eight possible objectives: Web site conversions, clicks to Web site, Page post engagement, Page likes, app installs, app engagement (a new option introduced last week), offer claims, or event responses. The system is designed to give advertisers more of the results they want … Read more
Whom do you love? No, really. Not whom do you say you love? Dig deeper. Whom do you really, really love?
Might it be those secretly cuddly oil barons at Exxon? Or perhaps it's the public-spirited, morally motivated investigators at the National Enquirer?
My questions aren't spurious. Well, no more than usual. For I am in possession of a survey that might force you to book two sessions with your chosen mental health professional this week.
PhotoStackr for Facebook allows you to organize and access Facebook Photos on your account with ease from your iOS device. Integrating deeply with your Facebook account, pulling photos from both yours and your friends' accounts, and allowing you to create stacks where photos can be saved based on any number of criteria, this is a sort of local organizational solution for all those social pics you have floating around out there.
When you open PhotoStackr for Facebook, you'll be prompted to connect with Facebook. After doing so, the app will automatically populate a number of fields with your photos … Read more
In a new effort to bring Internet access to the world's billions, Google, US and UK government organizations, and a raft of high-tech partners on Monday announced the Alliance for Affordable Internet.
Google is one of four founders along with the US Agency for International Development, the UK Department for International Development, and the Omidyar network, a philanthropic organization run by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife, Pam. Other members include Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, Intel, Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, African ISP MainOne, and Caribbean carrier Digicel. The group aims to steer countries toward policy and regulatory change that will … Read more
To hide from the all-seeing eye of Sauron the NSA, you've got your anti-drone wardrobe: a metalized hoodie, a burqa, and a scarf.
But what about social media? How are you going to avoid the relentless gaze of Facebook and auto-tagging? Well, here's one idea: T-shirts designed to throw off face algorithms.