Twitter released a new application video sharing for quick video sharing, Twitter on Thursday officially launched this mobile service called “Vine”, Vine lets users easily capture and share short looping videos with a few swipes of your finger on a smartphone. “Vine” was a purchase rather than something homegrown, and sits mostly on its own. Twitter acquired Vine lat last year.
Around 800 Millions people uses Facebook for their social sharing and networking needs. Because of such a huge user base Facebook is the easiest way to stay connected with old school friends, relatives and other online mates.
Facebook is the best social media platform to find and make friends. Anyone on Facebook can send friend requests to anyone else on Facebook if profiles are set to public. This feature may annoy many users specially female users,
There is a news flew around web that Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, has fallen victim to a security glitch in the social networking site which allowed hackers to steal his own personal photographs. He posts 14 pictures of the 27-year-old billionaire on an image sharing site.
Skype, your favorite application to make audio and video call and chat over internet, is came up with another interesting feature. Few weeks ago Skype gave you freedom to video chat with your Skype friends and now you can video chat with your Facebook friends too just from Skype. To use this feature you have to install latest version of Skype for your Windows or Mac system.
A security penetration tester discovered a major flaw in Facebook that could allow a person to send anyone on the social-networking site malicious applications.Well this time the private messaging function has been compromised, you can attach an executable and send it to anyone as long as you put a space after the filename.
It’s not the first time I’ve seen a mime/file/etc parser be owned by a space, but I expected better from Facebook to be honest.
Nathan Power, a senior security penetration tester at technology consultancy CDW, discovered the vulnerability and publicly disclosed it Thursday on his blog. The flaw was reported to Facebook on Sept. 30, which acknowledged the issue on Wednesday, he wrote.
Power, who could not immediately be reached, wrote that Facebook does not normally allow a person to send an executable attachment using the “Message” tab. If you try to do that, it returns the message “Error Uploading: You cannot attach files of that type.”
Power wrote that an analysis of the browser’s “POST” request sent to Facebook’s servers showed that a variable called “filename” is parsed to see if a file should be allowed. But by simply by modifying the POST request with a space just after the file name, an executable could be attached to the message.
“This was enough to trick the parser and allow our executable file to be attached and sent in a message,” Power wrote.
The dangerous part I can see here is that Facebook allows users to send messages to anyone (with attachments) even if they are not friends. Which makes me wonder, how many random guys are sending girls they don’t know pictures of their junk as attachments on Faceobok messages…
I don’t want to know really.
Anyway this should be a fairly simple fix for Facebook and I’d imagine they have probably already fixed this or will be doing so fairly soon.
Facebook has finally launched its official iPad app.With the iPad app, you get the full Facebook experience, right at your fingertips. It’s a fun way to keep up with friends, share photos, chat and more.Use your fingertips to scroll through your News Feed. Give the screen a swipe to page through albums. Pinch a picture to zoom in.
The app is designed primarily as a consumption experience, which is why the app emphasizes photos.Photos really shine on the iPad. They are bigger and easy to flip through, like a real photo album. It’s like having a slideshow with all your friends and memories, wherever you go.Facebook for iPad supports HD video and Airplay, so users can watch Facebook videos through their Apple TVs or their other Apple devices
The app comes with a bunch of other new features: You can chat with friends right from your iPad, for example, or play games and use apps in full-screen mode.The app also makes great use of the overlay menus found in other iPad apps. When you flip the iPad horizontally, the list of your online friends appears and you can chat with them as you do other things on Facebook.
Your games, apps, groups and lists are in the left-hand menu, so you don’t have to dig around to find the stuff you use most. And your messages and notifications are at the top of every screen, so you can respond to friends and keep up with important updates-without losing your place.Facebook for iPad is now available in the App Store.
Facebook has launched a new translation tool that will now let its users to translate posts directly inline on Facebook Pages.This is different from Google’s translation tool – this opt-in service is powered by Microsoft Bing and works on individual posts on Facebook Pages, including comments.
This service will prove to be very useful for people who want to translate a particular status message to their language. and will make it even easier for people to enjoy Page content on Facebook regardless of the languages they are most comfortable with.Any public page that is not in your native language can be translated inline by hitting the “Translate” button on the post. You will also have the option to improve the translation as well.
For even better accuracy, the Translate feature lets bilingual users enter a human (and often more accurate) translation in that pop-out window. If enough other users vote positively on the accuracy of a human translation, it will replace the one from Bing each time the Translate button is clicked. The human translations can be managed by page administrators using a “manage translations” link underneath posts on pages they manage.
This new feature works now on Facebook Pages, but not on Facebook Profiles yet.If you are a page administrator and want to enable this feature for your multi-lingual users, go to “Your Settings” and click “Allow translations from Admin, community and machine translators.”
Facebook Timeline is pretty spectacular, giving a panoramic view of achievements, love, birth, death, and a lot of binge drinking photos. In addition to showing users a timeline of their activity on the site throughout the years, it turns out that Facebook’s new profile provides a rundown of which friends they’ve lost. But what else does it provide? A window into social treachery: a list of those who’ve unfriended you.
It’s extremely easy. First, get Timeline early. Then scroll down to a particular year of your life. Say, 2010. In that year, I made 51 friends, Facebook tells me (that’s it?!). I can click that number and see a list. Great! I’m still friends with almost all of them, which Timeline notes.
Here’s how you can see which friends you’ve lost:
- Enable the new Facebook timeline.
- Pick a year in the timeline and locate the “Friends” box.
- Click on “Made X New Friends.”
- Scroll through the list. Where you see an “Add Friend” box, you know that you are no longer friends with that person. If you haven’t unfriended them, they’ve unfriended you.
Except next to a few names, I have the option to “Add Friend.” This means I was friends with the person in 2010 (or whichever year in the past), but not anymore.If you weren’t the one who axed them, this is proof the person unfriended you between then and now.
The Wall Street Journal announced Sept. 20 the beta launch of WSJ Social, a Facebook news application that allows users to read, share and comment on content within Facebook.
“It’s an app that will live on Facebook,” said Daniel Bernard, digital product chief of the Journal’s digital network, at a launch party Sept. 19.
The app presents a grid of WSJ stories, though some of the slots are occupied by ads. In the left sidebar, users can subscribe to “editors” – who can be WSJ staff or other Facebook members using the app – to customize the story feed. Currently, the stories can be viewed in full for free from within the app. The New York Observer’s Anna Sanders – who was cool enough to be invited to the WSJ Social launch party – reports that the app will go behind a paywall after the first month, despite the fact that it is (heavily) ad-supported.
“Instead of taking the old paradigm of driving traffic to our website and having people go back and fourth, why not create a great useable product and usable experience for someone right inside of Facebook? So that’s the direction we’re heading…it’s fantastic.”
The Facebook app will include a grid-like stream of content from articles and blogs on WSJ.com. Similar to linked materials on Facebook news streams, users can “like,”
“Basically every user of the app is an ‘editor,’” explained Maya Baratz, head of new products at the Journal, at the launch party. She said top editors are going to receive rewards for their activity on WSJ Social.
“We’re very excited for all of you to add the app to your Facebook, start using it and to start that competitive set to become one of our top editors,” Mr. Bernard said.
After the announcement, Mr. Bernard and Ms. Baratz joked that they’d become pretty competitive vying for a top editor position on WSJ Social.