Facebook Learns People Use Adblockers, Changes Code to Avoid Adblockers

Facebook announced yesterday that in response to a report that Facebook commissioned, which found that 70 million Americans (and almost 200 million people worldwide) use adblockers, Facebook advertising code is now being designed to get around advertising blockers. So far these changes only affect the desktop version (i.e. what you see with your web browser), and not the mobile version of Facebook.

Why You’re Seeing Ads from Facebook in Your Apps (and How to Make it Stop)

If you have noticed that ads from Facebook (not for Facebook, from Facebook) are now showing up in apps on your phone or tablet, you’re not alone. Facebook announced the ‘Audience Network’ (FAN) in 2014, which is a way for advertisers on Facebook to extend their reach (and their ads) into non-Facebook apps, and it seems that more and more app-makers are serving up these ads in their apps in order to generate advertising revenue.

Federal Agencies to Include Your Social Media Accounts in Security Clearance Background Check

We’ve been telling readers for years that you need to be very careful about what you say and post on social media, whether Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, or other sites. It can be used against you in divorce proceedings, in lawsuits and criminal trials, and, of course, in the court of popular opinion. Now add another place it can be used against you to the list: during the background check for your Federal security clearance. (Full text of directive below.)

Man Livestreams Son’s Birth on Facebook

Fakamalo Kihe Eiki and his wife headed to the hospital to give birth to their son right after her water broke. And, as many fathers before him, around the world, have done, Eiki brought a camera with him. What makes their story unique is that the camera was on his smartphone, and that he livestreamed the video of the birth on Facebook.

Facebook Shuts Down All Facebook Hosted Email and Email Forwarding

Back in 2014 Facebook announced that it was discontinuing the Facebook email service (where people could email you at your_username@facebook.com). That’s because it wasn’t very popular. But just in case you were one of the handful of people who used your @facebook.com email address, they kept a forwarding service on so that your Facebook email address would still forward to your address of record at Facebook. However, now Facebook has finally completely shut down the email service, including email forwarding.

How to Change the Privacy Settings for Things You Share to Facebook

If you are trying to share something from a website by posting it to your Facebook timeline through that site’s Facebook Like, Share, or Recommend button, and you can’t figure out how to change the privacy setting for that share from ‘Only Me’ to ‘Friends’ or ‘Public’, here’s how to do it. After all, if you’re sharing it, you probably want others to see it!

How to See All Your Friends Posts on Facebook Instead of Posts You Haven’t Seen

More people are seeing Facebook showing them ‘posts you haven’t seen’ on their friends’ timelines, instead of all of the posts – and they don’t like it one little bit. Once your account has been marked as having ‘seen’ something your friend posts (even if on your Facebook home page), if you go to their profile to find that post again, it has vanished, as Facebook shows you their ‘posts you haven’t seen’. Fortunately getting those missing posts back and seeing all of your friends’ posts again is easy – here’s how.