Mere days after Cryptocat creator Nadim Kobeissi announced that the latest update of the popular software will allow Facebook users to use encrypted chat, the social network has made known its intention of shutting down its Chat API/XMPP Services by April 30th 2015.
Another day, another Facebook phishing scam. This one comes in the form of a warning sent by a friend: "OMG YOUR PHOTOS ARE BEING USED ON THIS SITE." The victim, worried that their photos are being used for something unsavory (e.g.
Rolling Stones and One Direction fans are being actively targeted by unscrupulous scammers, who encourage them to share a bogus offer of a free ticket to one of the band's concerts.
When Facebook acquired ProtoGeo Oy and its popular fitness app Moves, it was announced that "the Moves experience will continue to operate as a standalone app, and there are no plans to change that or commingle data with Facebook." Many users sighed a sigh of relief at that statement, but it was definitely too soon.
A curious like-harvesting scam is doing rounds on Facebook, threatening users with account deactivation if they don't go through the steps defined in scammy status updates: The updates are posted by fake accounts impersonating, among others, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.