How to delete unwanted Facebook apps

2014-09-17 05:53:00

How to delete unwanted Facebook apps The social network's updated app settings page makes it easier to rid yourself of any apps you no longer need or want. Want to see which third-party apps have access to your Facebook friends list and other key information? A new tweak to the settings screen can easily show you. One of the pros or cons of Facebook, depending on your perspective, is the way in which the site can hook you up with third-party apps and games. Such a feature expands Facebook's capabilities through apps that aren't built into the service, allowing you to play different games, for example. You can also use this feature to share recommendations and information on Facebook from other sites, such as Amazon or Netflix. Third-party apps sometimes raise privacy concerns as they not only have access to your public information but to your friends list and other information you choose to share. That's why it's a good idea to occasionally review the list of apps that you've connected to Facebook. On Monday, the social network revamped its app settings page, according to the blog site Inside Facebook. So now seems like as good a time as any to review how to remove unwanted apps. Log into your Facebook account. Click the down arrow on the top toolbar and click the option for Settings. In the Settings screen, click the setting for Apps. Facebook displays a list of all the apps to which it's connected. Hover over an app that you wish to modify or remove. Click the Edit Settings icon. Review the settings for the app and make any changes you feel are needed. For example, you can change the audience who can see that you use this app as well as who can see any posts that the app makes on your behalf. Scroll down the screen further, and you may be able to turn off other settings, such as whether the app can post certain information on your behalf. Click Save after you've made your changes. If you wish to remove an ap... Devamı

Facebook Wants To Know If I Trust It

2014-09-17 05:38:00

Facebook Wants To Know If I Trust It Last week, my email address and a very old email password appeared on a list of about five million compromised accounts that was leaked onto a Russian Bitcoin forum. I hadn't used that password in ages, and thought I was safe. As it turns outs, I was wrong. My least-often used, but largest social media account, Facebook, still used this password. Some delightful resident of Indonesia decided to log into my account with it, but luckily, the security guards over at Facebook stopped the attempt and asked me to reset my password right away, via email. They also pressured me into activating two-step verification, which I am a big fan of, but had not turned on as I log into my Facebook account so infrequently. I felt pretty good about Facebook. For a couple days at least. Today, I decided to log back in and torture myself with some engagement photos or cat videos, and Facebook asked me if I'd like to take a survey. I love surveys so I took Facebook up on their offer: We don't know one another that well, Facebook. We had a thing back in high school and we were really close during prom, but we haven't talked much since then. I don't know you like that anymore; perhaps I never did. I decided to dig a little deeper, so as not to dismiss a potentially caring and deep relationship with Facebook so quickly. I looked into which words Twitter thinks I use most often versus the words Facebook thinks I use most often. Twitter: pig, dolphin, discuss, written, link, juice, article, sea, putin, tbh, kiev Facebook: death, police, officer, ferguson, yet, once, interviews, very Clearly, I share the stories I write for The Wire across both platforms (link, written, interviews), but there's also a big difference in the kind of stories I share on Twitter (dolphin, sea, putin, kiev) and Facebook (death, police, interviews, ferguson.) Twitter is reserved for more light-hearted stories that I want to discuss with ... Devamı

Alibaba worried about Facebook IPO as considered Nasdaq versus N

2014-09-17 05:31:00

Alibaba worried about Facebook IPO as considered Nasdaq versus NYSE (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd could have sold nearly $2 billion worth of stock without lifting a finger. All it had to do was list its shares on Nasdaq. That listing would have guaranteed Alibaba inclusion in the Nasdaq 100 Index by the end of the year, and funds which track the index would have had to buy. But two sources familiar with the situation said Alibaba executives worried about Nasdaq's ability to handle their $21 billion initial public offering later this month, since the exchange botched Facebook's market debut two years ago. Nasdaq tried to persuade Alibaba that it had fixed the problem, the sources said, but it is not clear whether they were swayed. One of the sources said that Alibaba eventually was satisfied that Nasdaq had solved the issue and chose NYSE because its overall pitch was better. The other said Nasdaq executives believed that Alibaba decided that the possibility of a botched IPO, however small, outweighed the possible benefits of being in the index. Alibaba and NYSE declined to comment, while a spokesman for Nasdaq, which has repeatedly said it has fixed the issues that went wrong in the Facebook IPO, said "It was a close race, and we wish Alibaba well." Alibaba’s misgivings about Nasdaq’s technology, two years after Facebook’s glitch-ridden, $16 billion market debut, show the incident continues to threaten Nasdaq's reputation. Listings contributed only 12 percent of Nasdaq's $1.9 billion in revenues in 2013, and large listings such as Alibaba’s are less profitable for exchanges, but within the financial community they are taken as a barometer of success. Nasdaq systems buckled under the tremendous volume of orders on the first day of trading in Facebook’s shares in 2012, leading to hours of delay. In its presentation to Alibaba, Nasdaq detailed the steps it had taken to prevent a... Devamı

Scottish independence referendum inspires 10m Facebook interacti

2014-09-17 05:25:00

Scottish independence referendum inspires 10m Facebook interactions  Figures over five-week period include comments, posts, likes and shares on social network, which is planning a 'voter button' There were more than 10m interactions on Facebook relating to the referendum on Scottish independence during a five-week period, research has found. Including comments, posts, likes and shares, the majority of the discussion was from Scotland – a total of 85% in the five weeks up until 8 September. The data, which looked at volume and not sentiment, suggests that the yes campaign has a slight lead in terms of the level of discussion, with more than 2.05m interactions in Scotland, compared with 1.96m for the no campaign during the same period. The research has been released by the social networking site as it prepares to launch a button for voters in Scotland who log in to Facebook via mobile on referendum day on Thursday allowing them to share with their friends that they have voted. The "I'm a voter" button will appear in the Facebook newsfeeds of those eligible to vote but it will not say whether they have voted yes or no. Elizabeth Linder, Facebook's politics and government specialist for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: "In just a month we've seen the referendum debate come to life on Facebook, with over 10m posts, comments and likes relating to the debate. "Studies show that when people see their Facebook friends talking about voting, they are more likely to vote themselves. We hope the 'I'm a Voter' button will make it easy for voters to share that they are taking part in the referendum at the end of months of debate and discussion." The data shows there were an average of nearly 275,000 referendum-related Facebook interactions every single day during the five weeks. The yes campaign page on Facebook has attracted 258,000 likes to the 182,000 of the no campaign and ... Devamı

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Pages And Public Figures’ Replaces ‘Following’ In Facebook’s New

2014-02-17 01:42:00

Pages And Public Figures’ Replaces ‘Following’ In Facebook’s News Feed Menu Facebook appears to have slightly altered its News Feed options, changing the listing for “Following” to “Pages and Public Figures.” Justin Lafferty of sister blog Inside Facebook was the first to report the verbiage tweak by the social network, pointing out that the new category more accurately reflects what users will see should they choose that filtering option for their News Feeds. Readers: Has this change been rolled out to you? Devamı