Facebook Knows You'll be Back, so Now You Can Automatically Revive Your "Deactivated" Account

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The new setting is within the security settings and allows you to "auto reactivate" your account after a set period of time. Your not-deactivated-deactivated account can still get tagged in photos, and friends can even interact with your ghost town of a wall. But Facebook knows you'll be back. THEY ALL COME BACK.

These Designers Are Trying to Make Facebook-Proof Glasses

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From Geeks are Sexy:

Echizen’s solution was a pair of spectacles which had the option to switch on several LEDs. The resulting light beam is in the near-infrared frequency and is thus invisible to the human eye, but can be detected by camera lenses. The resulting visual noise undermines facial recognition software.

AVG have built the LED technology into their concept prototype and noted that, as shown above, it can certainly be enough to defeat Facebook’s own face recognition. However, it poinst out that even many cellphone cameras used today are sophisticated enough to filter out light at wavelengths invisible to human, thus producing pictures that better replicate what the eye sees.

Facebook is Going Above and Beyond to Let Users Help Those in Trouble

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From the Huffington Post:

If a Facebook friend posts something that you feel indicates he or she could be thinking about self harm, you'll be able to click the little arrow at the top right of the post and click "Report Post." There, you'll be given the options to contact the friend who made the post, contact another friend for support or contact a suicide helpline, the University of Washington reported on Wednesday.

After that, Facebook will look at the post. If Facebook feels like the post indicates distress, it will contact the person who posted it. That person will be greeted with the following pop ups when he or she next logs in.



Advice of the Day: Pat Robertson Warns Moms of Covens, Curses If Posting Ultrasound to Facebook

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It’s one thing to get a little annoyed at anyone posting too many baby pictures on Facebook, and then there’s this.

‘700 Club’ host Pat Robertson was answering some viewer mail on Monday, and he got one from a woman who wanted to know if it was safe for her daughter to post a picture of her unborn child online.

She wanted to know if this would have any harm, spiritually.

And then Roberston went all “American Horror Story” on us.

“There are demons and there are evil people in the world,” he said. “And you post a picture like that, and some cultist gets a hold of it or a coven and they begin muttering curses against an unborn child.”

As a reminder, this is the same man who thinks gays with AIDS wear rings to purposely cut and infect people, joked that man should move to Saudi Arabia to beat his wife and called the 2010 earthquake in Haiti a “blessing in disguise.”