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Please Don't Read My Mind, Facebook - We're All Friends Here

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

Amazon Echo has enjoyed a wealth of success since the product first launched back in 2014. There is now an undeniable appetite for digital assistants in the home, and competitors have rushed to launch their own equivalents of 'Alexa', including Google Home and Samsung's Bixby.

Don't Fall Hook, Line And Sinker In A World Of Catfish

Claire Stead | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

We are all human, and as Nev Schulman states, what people ultimately want is to find a connection. Unfortunately however, there are people out there that exploit this fundamental human trait.

Unsafe Selfies And Check-In Troubles: Four Tips To Stay Safe Online

Claire Stead | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Facebook now sees eight billion average daily video views and Snapchat users aren't far behind, sending more than seven billion photos and videos each day. They say sharing is caring - and that's true to an extent. But when you overshare or share the wrong information online, that can often lead to tricky conversations or unintended consequences.

Please, Please, Please Quit Social Media (But Not For The Reason You Expect)

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Your excuses are excuses. Every time I talk about quitting social media everyone tells me why they want to but cannot. Most people don't take advice, no matter how good it is. Don't be like most people.

Has My Facebook Feed Left Me Politically Ignorant?

Helen Clifford | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Helen Clifford

Since news broke back in early September that Facebook filters out Conservative news from their newsfeed, there has been much discussion surrounding the very nature of personalised news content. Is this filtering a form of positive personal specialisation, or does it coddle and comfort, giving a distorted and false view of the world?

Eight Facebook Hacks for Parents With Small Children

Steph Weller | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Parents
Steph Weller

If you're a parent wondering about what to do about your privacy - but still want to share photos with friends and family - you're not alone. You want your best buds to see little one being all cute 'n' cheeky but you're not entirely keen that Adrian from accounts is scrolling through your sunny snaps. If this is you, then here are some Facebook hacks that might help...

Checked Your Facebook Privacy Settings Recently? Now Might Be That Time

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Tech

Facebook has announced a new feature that'll make everyone want to head straight to their privacy settings. The social media giant has announced pl...

Facebook's New Feature Lets You Filter Out The Bad Times

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Tech

Facebook's 'On This Day' feature is both the best and worst of times. That little notification can be the bearer of great news like that time w...

It Ain't What They Call You...

Rebecca Toman | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK Tech
Rebecca Toman

Facebook's "real name" policy is in the headlines. The policy limits individuals to one account each and requires that those accounts be held under their "authentic identity." The policy has its advocates and its detractors; their opposing views neatly distil the tension between freedom of expression and privacy that is such a feature of modern life.

Russia Threatens To Block Facebook, Google And Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

A further step was taken in Russia’s slow authoritarian regression on Friday after it was revealed Google, Facebook and Twitter would be banned by t...

Forget Me Not: The Legal Right to Be Forgotten

Stefan R M Lancy | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan R M Lancy

Do you fancy your grandchildren being able to see that Saturday night pic from your student days in thirty years time? Your great-grandchildren or even their friends? What do you think happens to all these texts, Facebook posts, tweets and Instagram photos as you age and move through the different stages of your life?

What Do Your Social Media Posts Say About You?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Tech
Olga Levancuka

I can de-code what people are thinking, and how they will act in certain situations relatively easily, there are few things that one should be aware of when crafting yet another post on your timeline.

Consumers More Willing to Share Their Personal Data on Facebook Than on Any Other Social Network

Patrick Salyer | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Salyer

ocial login is designed to provide absolute transparency, which means that brands are accountable to the promises they make when asking users to authenticate via their social identities.

Stop Posting That Privacy Message To Your Facebook, It's Utter Rubbish

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Tech

With the new year comes a new hoax, and people on Facebook are falling for a privacy con in their droves. Have you seen this message doing the roun...

MPs Admit 'We Literally Don't Understand Facebook'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech

MPs have admitted they don't understand Facebook. Their solution? Facebook has to change. (It couldn't possibly be up to them to do the legwork,...

Why Facebook and Its Algorithms Are Not Worth Your Time

Georgie Bradley | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech
Georgie Bradley

Facebook courts you into thinking you're failing or overachieving. It will never bring you lasting happiness. Waiting for the total 'likes' to succeed the likes on previous posts only curtails happiness. How do I know this? I've been that 'like' whore. I have given the likes and waited for them.

So, What EACTLY Is In Facebook's Small Print?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Tech

Remember when you first joined Facebook? No we can't either. Well whenever it was we all had to agree to Facebook's Terms and Conditions, a long, dens...

The Facebook Terms And Conditions You May Have Missed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Wow. We never spotted these before... (Ts & Cs discovered for HuffPost UK Comedy by Amanda Wilkie, David Beresford, David Schneider and Handface)...

Facebook Researcher Apologises For 'Creepy' Emotions Study On Users

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech

One of the Facebook researchers who conducted a secret study on users by manipulating their news feeds has apologised - but defended the experiment. ...

Iran Orders Zuckerberg To Court

The Huffington Post | The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been ordered to appear in court in Iran after a judge in the south of the country declared that both WhatsApp and...

Iran Orders Zuckerberg To Court

The Huffington Post | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been ordered to appear in court in Iran after a judge in the south of the country declared that both WhatsApp and...

Beyond The Valley: Billions Blown On Bingo?

Jay Sorrels | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Jay Sorrels

The dark thought that keeps Mark Zuckerberg and friends up at night is 'Are we the new Yahoo?'. Doubt plagues any winners. If you can print money why not salve sad feelings by wishing them away?

Scientists Reveal The Number One Thing That Gets You Unfriended On Facebook...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech

In what might be one of the most socially anxious scientific studies ever, researchers have shed new light on who gets unfriended on Facebook - and wh...

Facebook Exec: You May Never Be Offline Again

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech

If Facebook has its way, you may NEVER be offline again. The social network's COO Sheryl Sandberg told BBC Breakfast that "the word 'online' is bec...

Trustful Tinder?

Eden Blackman | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

Those of us who have ever used dating sites will not be shocked to learn of another story centred around fake profiles breaking in the world of online dating - today it's Tinder under the uncomfortable spotlight. It seems Tinder (owned by InterActiveCorp who also own Match.com and OKCupid) have been hit by the bots