Spoiler Shield Censors Your Facebook, Twitter Feeds So You Don’t Read Spoilers

There’s nothing worse than getting into a really great television series to have to miss an episode due to having to attend a wedding or some other big major moment in your life. What makes the experience even worse is we all have those friends who just can’t keep their yap shut about the latest episode of a show, even though you told them a million times not to publish spoilers on social networks you follow them on. Now that the Spoiler Shield is around, you won’t have to end your friendship over them spoiling the ending to Breaking Bad. (more…)

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    Facebook Allows Violent Images And Videos With the Right Intention

    Facebook Allows Violent Images And Videos With the Right IntentionFacebook did have a ban on graphic content before, but it seems that this ban has been reversed now that Facebook has started to enable users to post violent images or videos. There is one condition to it though – the posting of such graphic content has a purpose, which is, your intention must be to condemn, and not glorify, such acts as depicted in the video, according to the good people over at the BBC. The BBC picked up a tip from a user who mentioned that complaints from other members fell on deaf ears at Facebook, as Facebook continued to refuse the deletion of a page that depicted a gruesome situation in a video where a masked man beheaded a woman, allegedly in Mexico.

    So far, we have heard that Facebook started to delete visually graphic content in May this year after child-protection advocates complained about videos that showed decapitations. According to the Family Online Safety Institute, such disturbing images “crossed a line” and might carry the possibility of potentially causing psychological damage among Facebook users, as some of them are as young as 13. Facebook mentioned in May, “We will remove instances of these videos that are reported to us while we evaluate our policy and approach to this type of content.”

    It seems that this policy has been quietly reversed after some time, with Facebook mentioning, “Facebook has long been a place where people turn to share their experiences, particularly when they’re connected to controversial events on the ground, such as human rights abuses, acts of terrorism and other violent events. People share videos of these events on Facebook to condemn them. If they were being celebrated, or the actions in them encouraged, our approach would be different.”

    Monitoring intent would be a whole lot more difficult, don’t you think so?

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    Facebook Reportedly Down For A Number Of Its Users

    Facebook Reportedly Down For A Number Of Its Users

    If you like to start your morning off with a Facebook rant about the latest Sunday night popular television show, such as The Walking Dead, then you probably found that you had some difficulty performing your traditional activity this morning. Fortunately for you, this isn’t a result of the NSA or your cable provider censoring your thoughts, but instead, it has all to do with Facebook experiencing some hiccups. (more…)

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    Facebook Launches Official App For Windows 8.1

    Facebook Launches Official App For Windows 8.1

    We heard a dedicated Facebook app for Windows 8 was currently in the works just a few months ago, although we haven’t heard much of the application since its confirmation. Wonder now more about the Windows 8 dedicated Facebook application as its currently available on the Windows Store. (more…)

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    Facebook T&C Allows Teens To Post Publicly

    Facebook T&C Allows Teens To Post PubliclyWhen we were young, all we wanted to do was grow up so that we can do all the stuff that grown ups do. There is that sense of thrill and adventure to it, of course. Well, Facebook recently made an announcement concerning another change in the site’s usage terms, which would see previous restrictions on the way that minors used the social network lifted up. Basically, anyone is now able to post publicly, whereas in the past, only those who were 18 and above could do so, while minors were restricted to just sharing updates with friends or friends of friends.

    Facebook mentioned, “While only a small fraction of teens using Facebook might choose to post publicly, this update now gives them the choice to share more broadly, just like on other social media services.” I would suppose that other social media services here would refer to Twitter and Instagram, and this move was most probably made to make sure it does not get left out otherwise there is the risk of seeing its user market share drop. All right now, I guess all of you young ones out there will whoop with joy and perform a celebratory dance, but seriously, how much more different would your life be? The world doesn’t need another angsty or emo-laden public post as there is the news which does that already.

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