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Facebook Live And Verification

As we all know many disturbing things have been seen live using Facebook, such as murders and if you search “Is there verification needed to use Facebook Live?” many of the answers are the same and state that only people with verified Facebook pages can use the service, but as I just found out this answer isn’t actually true as many people can use Facebook Live without issue on their Facebook account, so why isn’t there enforced verification needed to use Facebook Live services first? Surely the answer to many of the questions like “how can murders be shown live using Facebook” is because NO verification is actually needed to use Facebook live, surely verification like official government ID can be added so that people whom have gone through the verification process successfully can use the services which would in most if not all cases would make Facebook live a sought after and more safe service to use? Today 31/03/2019 Mark Zuckerberg stated that Facebook has too much power and that government’s need to step in to help, but wouldn’t Facebook making a start on this make government want to and be happy to assist? Facebook need to take the first steps to tackle the surge of violence being shown through their platform.

By-Passing Website Blocks

We all know what it’s like when your at work or college and you get 5 minutes free, thinking you can quickly check social media but they’ve been blocked by college or work… Its bad, and your thinking to yourself well I’ve not got anything to do right at this minute so why can’t I check my Facebook, right? Well no longer, follow the quick and simple instructions to by-pass the blocks put in place.

  1. Open a new tab and go to KProxy.
  2. Type the website address you want into KProxy, so (For example).
  3. Enter your login details.
  4. Enjoy using social media, by-passing all blocks.

Its that easy, but the organisation wishes it wasn’t!

Enjoy ūüôā

ReactJS and Behind It

ReactJS is a JavaScript library language created partly by Facebook for building¬†user interfaces. It is maintained by¬† developers at Facebook¬†and a community of individual developers and companies globally. React is not very well heard of however, some of the websites it is used on are. We’ll tell you a bit about ReactJS below…

React was created by Jordan Walke, a software engineer at Facebook who was influenced by¬†XHP, a HTML¬†component framework for¬†PHP.¬†It was first deployed on Facebook’s newsfeed in 2011 and later on¬†¬†in 2012.¬†It was open-sourced at JSConf US in May 2013.

React Native, which enables native¬†Android,¬†iOS, and¬†UWP¬†development with React, was announced at Facebook’s React.js Conf in February 2015 and open-sourced in March 2015.

On April 18, 2017, Facebook announced React Fiber, a new core algorithm of React framework library for building user interfaces. React Fiber was to become the foundation of any future improvements and feature development of the React framework.

Although initially released in 2013, ReactJS is not well known to you unless you are a software developer.

We hope this helps ūüôā

The Real Impact Of GDPR

We’ve all heard about GDPR and what it was set out to do but do we really know its actual impact on the affected areas? Probably not, is the answer which is why we are going to find out.

The lead-up to the effective date of the GDPR led to many companies and websites changing their privacy policies and features worldwide in order to comply with its requirements, and providing email and on-site notification of the changes, despite having had at least two years to prepare and do so. This has been criticized for eventually leading to a form of fatigue among end-users over the excessive numbers of messages. Experts also noted that some reminder emails incorrectly asserted that new consent for data processing had to be obtained for when the GDPR took effect, even though any previously-obtained consent to processing is valid as long as it is properly documented and meets the requirements of the GDPR. Unfortunately the GDPR also meant access to many websites outside of Europe was blocked due to the owners and operators not wanting to comply with the new regulation.¬†Phishing¬†scams also emerged using falsified versions of such emails, and it was also argued that some GDPR notice emails may have actually been sent in violation of anti-spam laws.¬†Mass adoption of GDPR privacy standards by international companies have been cited as an example of the “Brussels effect”, a phenomenon wherein European laws and regulations are used as a global baseline due to their gravitas.

Hopefully the effect of GDPR is now a little bit clearer!

About Facebook Donations

If you’re a regular Facebook user you’ll have heard of Facebook Fundraising and the name gives away what the feature is, but what do we actually know about Facebook Fundraising? Lets find out….

In December 2013 Facebook enabled a “Donate” button for charities and non-profit organizations to raise money.¬†Approximately two years later in 2015 Facebook released a new fundraising feature, exclusively allowing non-profits to set up campaign pages to raise money for their specific cause.¬†This was expanded in June 2016 to let anyone set up fundraisers on behalf of non-profit organizations¬†and was then expanded again in March 2017 to offer personal users in the United States the ability to raise money, as well as for Facebook Pages to add a “Donate” button to their¬†Facebook Live video streams.¬†In May 2017 fundraisers expanded again with support for communities and sports teams, and then subsequently in September 2017 expanded internationally for charities in Europe.

We know that much so far but without doubt if possible the fundraiser will be expanded again in the future.

What Is Facebook Pixel?

Most of us have heard and read about Facebook Pixel but not many of us know what it is, so find out below!

Facebook Pixel is a code you place on your website that tracks conversions from Facebook Ads, you can use Facebook Pixel to make the most out of your Facebook Ads services and your budget.

Facebook Pixel  works by placing and triggering cookies to track users as they interact with your website and your Facebook Ads services.

Facebook pixel tracking can be used to collect data on two different kinds of events

  • A set of nine standard events that Facebook has predefined
  • Custom conversions that you set up yourself.

Clever Fixes

As the Cambridge Analytica scandal shows Facebook tracks you all over the web to get as much data as possible, meaning there wasn’t much that the tech giant didn’t know about you, whether you was on Facebook’s websites and apps or not…. A fact that a lot of countries weren’t happy with including UK Parliament and Congress.

At the time, there wasn’t much you could do about this apart from not using the internet at all meaning you would be disconnected from everything… But Mozilla’s Firefox team has come up with a brilliant extension that can be added to Firefox basically blocking Facebook from tracking you apart from when you are on Facebook itself which will possibly annoy Facebook but all users of the internet will love. This new extension is called Facebook Container and what it does is isolates everything you are doing from Facebook unless you are on Facebook, the Firefox team has come up with a lot of other great extensions in the years before this but this is guaranteed to cheer web users up and rightly so!

You can install this great extension by clicking this link.

Maybe you can now use the web knowing that your other browsing data is being hidden from Facebook!

Gaz’s Web Services Ltd team.

You VS Facebook

We’ve all heard about the Facebook Data Scandal over the last week or so, but what actually happens with the data stored by the social media giant?

Facebook says that when you delete say a photo, that it also gets deleted off their servers too… But a lot of people disagree, in fact a lot of people say that even when you delete something yourself that it will disappear from your personal view but that the deleted content still exists deep inside the Facebook servers and that it stays there not just for weeks or months but it stays there for years.

A lot of people also say that Facebook knows more about you than your mother or wife, because it gains data about you over years meaning it learns a lot about you in time! See Facebook actually gains information about you off the device you are using including your mobile phone, so it will take a look in your mobile phone contacts to put you in touch with friends and family that are using Facebook too.

You can see just how much data Facebook has on you by downloading it, so below we’ll give you the steps to download YOUR data –

  1. Log in to your Facebook account
  2. Click the drop down next to the ? at the top near notifications
  3. Go to Settings
  4. Click Download a copy of your Facebook data
  5. Then click Start My Archive
  6. Enter your Facebook password
  7. Click Submit

You may have to wait for some time but then you will see everything that Facebook has and knows about you.