How To Disable Facebook's New Auto-Enhance Photo Feature

Good news if you're not all that brilliant at snapping Facebook photos on the go: Mark Zuckerberg and his algorithms will now automatically enhance images for you, no extra work required. But what if you don't want your images tampered with? What if you really were going for that badly lit, washed out look? Here's how… » 12/17/14 2:28pm Yesterday 2:28pm

Facebook Wants to Save You From Yourself and Your Drunk Selfies

Facebook is investing in artificial intelligence research to a potentially creepy end: The social network's top minds want to build software that can do anything from read your status updates to warn you when you're about to upload an embarrassing picture. Put another way, Facebook wants to stop you from uploading… » 12/10/14 12:30pm 12/10/14 12:30pm

Showing off on social media is a stupid game

If life was a video game right now, it'd be a pretty terrible one. That's because it'd just be levels of Facebooks and Twitters and Instagrams and social networks that would encourage us to pimp our lives for likes. And push us to hashbrag what we do. And to make sure the world sees our selfies. Team follow back.… » 12/09/14 11:37pm 12/09/14 11:37pm

Facebook Finally Lets You Search For Specific Posts

Facebook is getting some long overdue functionality to help you find not just people and pages, but also specific posts from the past. So as in the example above, if you search for your friend Jessica's wedding, it'll search full posts for keywords "Jessica" and "wedding" and hopefully return the result you were… » 12/08/14 1:08pm 12/08/14 1:08pm

How Facebook Is Hacking Together a Better Data Center 

Data centers are boring. They have to be; these are spaces of control, consistency, security. You wouldn't expect to find much creativity inside the plain facades of these highly-regulated structures—much less hacked-together experiments involving robotic Blu-ray storage systems and thousands of Mac Minis.
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WhatsApp Now Provides End-to-End Encryption For Your Messages

Encryption is a vital tool in helping keep your messages tucked away from prying eyes. Trying to stay safe while texting, though, meant also being siloed into effective-yet-niche chat platforms such as Silent Circle. But today, WhatsApp will start bringing end-to-end encryption to its 600 million users. » 11/18/14 10:43am 11/18/14 10:43am

How to Open Links in Your Mobile Browser Instead of the Facebook App

There's a new change to Facebook's mobile apps that means whenever you tap on a link you'll see the resulting webpage open up in the app's own stripped-down browser window. Facebook does display a brief warning—and claims that this new method is faster all around—but if you want to turn it off then you need to toggle… » 11/12/14 3:29pm 11/12/14 3:29pm

Facebook Just Created a Custom Tor Link and That's Awesome

Facebook is often criticized over privacy concerns, but the social network just made a historic move in the name of security and anonymity. The social network just created a dedicated Tor link that ensures people who visit the site from the anonymous web browser won't be mistaken for botnets. This is a big deal,… » 10/31/14 12:20pm 10/31/14 12:20pm