Tag Archives: Facebook

Star Trek, Online Communities, And the Need for Strong Comment Moderation Policies

Bigotry may not have a place on the Enterprise’s bridge in the 23rd century, but here in the 21st it apparently has a place on the official Star Trek Facebook page, where a small number of very loud fans have decided to repeatedly share sexist, racist, and homophobic comments. Here’s why it’s not OK to…Read More…

Facebook Has Apologized for Unfair Treatment of Transgender Users Under Their “Real Name” Rule – I only wish everyone would like this.

Earlier this month, users who weren’t registered under their “real” names on Facebook received flagged and suspended accounts. The problem with that is assuming that someone’s “real” name is automatically synonymous with their given legal name, and transgender users, drag queens, and drag kings were suspended for using the names they had chosen for themselves.…Read More…

Facebook Has Apologized for Unfair Treatment of Transgender Users Under Their “Real Name” Rule – I only wish everyone would like this.

Earlier this month, users who weren’t registered under their “real” names on Facebook received flagged and suspended accounts. The problem with that is assuming that someone’s “real” name is automatically synonymous with their given legal name, and transgender users, drag queens, and drag kings were suspended for using the names they had chosen for themselves.…Read More…

Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community And Promises Changes To Real Name Policy

 After weeks of backlash over Facebook’s real name policy, namely from members of the LGBT community who have had their Facebook pages suspended due to drag names, Facebook has met with members of the community and apologized for any hardship they might have caused. Facebook’s VP of Product Chris Cox made a statement today on…Read More…

Facebook Messenger For iOS Updated With Support For iPhone 6 [Download Link]

Some ten days after the official roll-out of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the official Facebook Messenger app has just been updated in compliance with both new handsets. The changelog doesn’t list anything else by way of changes, but given that app …Read More…

Facebook To Use Its Data For Ads On Third Party Sites

Privacy advocates who have never been too satisfied with Facebook’s data use policies have yet another reason to lash out at the world’s largest social network. It is going to reintroduce an ad platform which is going to allow advertisers to buy ads on third party websites and apps through Facebook, using the social network’s targeting…Read More…

Man Beat Up Ex-Girlfriend Upon Refusal Of Facebook Password Request

Are there times when you wished that you did not have a Facebook account? Well, read on and perhaps you will find the victim of the perpetrator here sharing a similar wish. A jealous man apparently forgot all about common decency, manners and being a gentleman as he beat up his ex-girlfriend. The reason for…Read More…

Facebook Relaunches Atlas Ad Platform With Cross-Device Targeting And Offline Sales Tracking

 As Advertising Week kicks off in New York City, Facebook is announcing a new version of its Atlas ad platform, which it says represents the next step in tracking ad effectiveness across devices. The company first acquired Atlas from Microsoft las…Read More…

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

 From #BendGate and Beats Music to South Park, here are the top stories from 9/20 to 9/26: 1. #BendGate dominated the tech headlines this week. For those unfamiliar with the “saga,” several reports suggested that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will bend when left in a pocket for a prolonged period of time. The iPhone 6 Plus…Read More…

Innovation Hub: Techies Fix Government

No one had heard of Mike Krieger when he responded to a call to organize San Francisco’s crime data. He was in his early 20s, working on his coding, and he created an app to help visitors and city-dwellers alike know when they had entered a high-crime area. A few years later, Krieger and a…Read More…