Tag: facebook

The visualization of the DDoS attack that brought down Facebook is frightening

Last week Facebook did something that shocked a lot of people. It went down for 30 minutes. Facebook prides itself on its uptime and stability. We now know that Facebook was under DDoS attack from […]

Facebook updates iPhone app to allow free voice calls

Thursday Facebook rolled out an update to its Messenger (iTunes link) app that allows users to make free voice calls to anyone, anywhere in the world for free. This option has been available to Android […]

Snapchat turned down $3 billion cash from Facebook

Yes, we now live in a world where people are turning up their nose at $3 billion in cash for what amounts to a fad. If you’re not familiar with Snapchat it’s an app that […]

Michigan man takes to Facebook hours after his 3-year-old son shot himself to defend guns

Just hours after Brian Holbrook’s 3-year-old son, who was wandering around his own house playing, being curious about everything as are all 3-year-olds, shot himself with a gun that was stored in a closet, on […]

Hacker posts bug report to Zuck’s wall after security team blew him off

Facebook refuses to pay $500 to hacker who reported bug because he “violated the TOS” Someone at Facebook is going to have some explaining to do to the boss. On Facebook only your friends are […]

Social Media Isn’t an Advertising Tool It’s a People Tool: Pt. 1

When pitching the importance of social media presence to a company nine times out of ten the first response you’re going to get is, “what’s the ROI on this and how can we properly measure […]

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian calls Google’s Larry Page to talk CISPA…*Spoiler Alert: He doesn’t get through*

It looks like SOPA’s evil little half-brother CISPA has already passed in the House and doesn’t seem it’ll have any trouble getting through the Senate either. “CISPA is an extreme proposal that allows companies that […]

How to Beef Up Your Facebook Security by Enabling HTTPS

A few months back there was a lot of hubbub around a certain Firefox plugin that basically allowed someone that was using the same public WiFi as you to easily access your Facebook account if […]