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Facebook Gives Nielsen Access to Your Private Chat Messages

Definitions of ‘Social Media’, ‘Social Network’ and ‘Private’, ‘Personal’ are increasingly becoming distant as two continents moving apart. We received news from Electronic Frontier Foundation that Facebook enabled Nielsen, a TV ratings company – to scan information from your public and private posts and messages if the filters detect you’re discussing something about television. If you posted something about a TV show or discussed it with your friends, Nielsen plans to record it and use it for their industry-standard ratings reports. The conversations will be marked separately, as ‘Social Content Ratings’. According to Facebook, the company claims they will collect information in anonymous way, only pasting and sending content

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Business, Enterprise, Software Programs, Technology Security, VR World

BitTorrent Bleep, Secure Peer to Peer Chat Client

BitTorrent Bleep

Tired of the NSA monitoring everything that you do? Or at least the fear that they might be for no reason? Well, the people at BitTorrent have created a new encrypted peer to peer chat client that enables truly secure chat between two people. The application is called BitTorrent Bleep and is an end to end encrypted peer to peer chat client which is designed to completely remove any vulnerabilities in the chatting process. You can also send voice messages via BitTorrent Bleep, so voice communication is secure as well, unlike other services like Skype. BitTorrent Bleep allows you to communicate on your own terms

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Cloud Computing, Entertainment, Mobile Computing, Software Programs, VR World

Twitter Now Supports GIFs, Facebook Still Struggling to Do So

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While this may not be a big deal to some, avid and constant users of Twitter can rejoice today because the platform finally supports GIFs. Google’s own Google+ social network was actually the first of the big three to support GIFs and Facebook’s own Facebook chat that is built into the Facebook desktop client also supports GIFs. However, Facebook has not brought GIF support to any other platform or any other part of Facebook, including the most important part, the Timeline. You can test it out yourself by simply posting a tweet with a GIF that you’ve uploaded and anyone that wishes to see it

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Cloud Computing, Software Programs, VR World

Facebook Currently Experiencing Outages

Facebook Wi-Fi

We’re getting reports (and have confirmed ourselves) that Facebook is currently experiencing sporadic outages. Most of the outages appear to be occurring on their web-based platform for both users’ timelines as well as their chat. Users can get around these outages by simply using the mobile version of Facebook, which in our testing appears to be unaffected. So, if you’re having problems with Facebook or even getting onto Facebook, simply switch to the mobile version for the rest of the day. The above message is the message that we got when Facebook was down, however we did not experience any issues in the mobile version,

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