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The company that has turned your Facebook friends into a leggings sales force

December 11, 2017 |

Betsy Stover was 17 when her mother asked her to help fax strangers, hawking a service that had the markings of a pyramid scheme.

“I always felt like a creep sending unsolicited faxes,” said Stover, who hated the chore, but knew the work required cold calls to succeed.

Stover, now a 38-year-old…


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

Chris Pratt Gives Status Update on His Facebook Impostor, Shuns Online Dating

December 5, 2017 |

Chris Pratt, who just filed for divorce, will not join the hoards on online dating services. We got Chris leaving Jimmy Kimmel’s studio in L.A. Monday night, and asked for a status update on his Facebook impostor sitch. Sounds like it’s still…

TMZ.com

Facebook Launches App Designed for Kids

December 4, 2017 |

Facebook is coming for your kids. The social media giant is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents, per the AP . The free app is aimed at kids under 13, who can’t yet have their own accounts under Facebook’s…
Newser

Tech Q&A: What Alexa hears, offline Netflix, fun Facebook features, converting to HEIF and more

December 3, 2017 |

I have an Amazon Echo and I am really concerned that Amazon is listening all the time. Does the Echo have any privacy settings?
FOX News

Facebook Plans to Let Users Know if They Followed Russian Pages

November 23, 2017 |

Facebook plans to tell millions of users who liked or followed any of the 290 Facebook and Instagram pages created by Russian actors that they were ensnared in an alleged misinformation campaign around the U.S. presidential election last year.
WSJ.com: US Business

Facebook Apologizes to Family of Mafia Boss

November 22, 2017 |

Facebook is apologizing to the family of the “boss of bosses” of Italy’s Mafia for having removed messages of condolences that flowed in after his death last week. A Facebook spokesperson told the AP the posts on the feed of the son-in-law of Salvatore “Toto” Riina were removed in error,…
Newser

Tech Q&A: Dark web, cheap Apple Watches, Facebook swap meets and more

November 11, 2017 |

How do hackers buy credit card numbers on the dark web?
FOX News

Facebook to Users: Send Us Your Nudes

November 8, 2017 |

Hoping to keep nude photos of yourself off of social media? Upload them to Facebook. While it might seem counterproductive, that’s what the social media site is instructing users to do in Australia, where it’s testing new “photo-matching technologies.” The idea is that once Facebook has access to a photo,…
Newser