When the Internet was still in its infancy in terms of social interaction, there were forums, chat rooms, and message boards. These were the primary means of finding anonymous people with related interests and creating connections. Facebook is aiming to reinvigorate this type of interaction by introducing a new iOS app called Rooms.
Facebook has long attempted to be the place where, above all else, you try to be yourself.
Soon, Facebook will allow you to be yourself, but under a different name.
Facebook says that hundreds of online companies have adopted its plan to let mobile apps operate more like the world wide web, seamlessly linking together in much the same way that pages do inside your web browser.
Nearly all of Facebook’s outbound notification emails are now encrypted while traveling the Internet, a collaborative feat that comes from the technology industry’s push to thwart the NSA’s spying programs.
In May, only 58 percent of the social networking site’s email was encrypted when it was sent since the receiving entity must have the technology, called STARTTLS, enabled, wrote Michael Adkins, a messaging integrity engineer at Facebook, on a company blog.
Facebook is hoping its latest acquisition will help protect users from malware and other security threats.
The company announced Thursday it was acquiring PrivateCore, a security startup that focuses on securing remote servers. Facebook is hoping PrivateCore's technology will help make its own systems more secure, according to Facebook's chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, in this Facebook post.