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Did Facebook purposefully break its Android App?

| blog, L&B World, Tech | January 5, 2016

Did Facebook really break its Android App on purpose? (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

It’s always frustrating when your Facebook app goes down.

But wouldn’t you be more annoyed if you found out the social network crashed it on purpose?

That’s what Facebook is being accused of doing.

It apparently broke its Android app just to test customer loyalty, The Information (a tech journal) reported.

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But guess what.

Despite the company allegedly crashing the software, you all came crawling back.

‘The company wasn’t able to reach the threshold,’ The Information website said.

A source added: ‘People never stopped coming back’.

Users apparently went on… Read the full story

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Mark Zuckerberg is building a robot butler to meet his friends and look after his baby

| blog, L&B World, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Technology | January 4, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg, and what we reckon his robot butler will look like (Picture: Getty Images)
Mark Zuckerberg, and a fairly accurate depiction of his robot butler (Picture: Getty Images)

As a slightly terrifying New Years gift to himself, Mark Zuckerberg has committed to building a robot butler.

The artificially intelligent assistant would greet his friends, check on his baby, run his home appliances and help him out with work.

‘You can think of it kind of like JARVIS in Iron Man,’ he wrote, referring to Tony Stark’s AI butler – ‘Just A Rather Very Intelligent System’ – in the Marvel franchise.

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Hairdresser’s Facebook rant at woman who dared to have a heart attack in front of her

| blog, L&B World, News | January 4, 2016

Holly Jones was unhappy with someone having a heart attack while she was eating
Holly Jones was unhappy with someone having a heart attack while she was eating

Some people can be so selfish. I mean, can you imagine ever going into a restaurant where other people were eating and having a heart attack.

Well if you’re one of those people, you’re incredibly rude!

That’s exactly what happened to hairdresser Holly Jones who wanted to enjoy a New Year’s Eve meal.

So naturally, when staff went to the aid of the dying person, she was so angry she felt the need to have a mis-informed rant on Facebook.

Hair dresser

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This abused dog’s heartbreaking cries show the damage done by abuse

| blog, L&B World, News | January 2, 2016

This dog’s screams are haunting – and show the damage that abusing pets can cause.

The two-minute clip, which has been shared across the world on Facebook, makes for very difficult viewing.

It shows the small dog, named Priscilla, crying out as she is given affection by a handler.

As the footage continues, Priscilla, who is being looked after in Romania, becomes more at ease at being touched.

But it is strikingly clear that the abuse has taken its toll on the young dog.

The footage was uploaded by Monica Mitreanu, and shared with a public dog shelter in Breasta-Craiova.

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Facebook tells people they have been friends on FB for 46 years

| blog, L&B World, Tech | January 1, 2016

A glitch on Facebook means people have seen messages congratulating them on being friends on the site for 46 years.

As Facebook was only invented in 2004, something has clearly gone wrong here.

Apparently, the glitch happened because the date December 31, 1969 has a special significance for computer software, according to the Daily Dot.

It is the first date to appear in time tracking software for Unix computer systems and somehow Facebook software started dating everything back to then.

Basically, when the Millennium Bug never materialised everyone was secretly slightly disappointed – but now we have this instead.

Not for long, though, as a spokeswoman for… Read the full story

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No, Mark Zuckerberg is not giving billions of pounds away to Facebook users

| blog, L&B World, Mark Zuckerberg, News | December 28, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg with wife Priscilla Chan and their new baby (Picture: Facebook)
Mark Zuckerberg with wife Priscilla Chan and their new baby (Picture: Facebook)

Hey, guess what guys, Mark Zuckerberg is giving away billions of pounds to regular Facebook users like you and me! All you need to do is copy and paste this to your status IMMEDIATELY.

Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he is giving away $45 billion of Facebook stock.

What you may not have heard is that he plans to give 10% of it away to people like YOU and ME! All you have to do is copy and paste this message into a post IMMEDIATELY and tag 5-10 of your… Read the full story

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Father told police kids’ Christmas presents had been stolen… now he’s been charged with wasting police time

| blog, L&B World, UK | December 24, 2015

Michael Farquhar
(Picture: Facebook)

A father has been charged with wasting police time after he apparently claimed on Facebook his children’s Christmas presents had been stolen.

Michael Farquhar, 33, reportedly called police to say that gifts for his three children had been stolen from his flat in Paisley days before Christmas.

He further warned in a post on Facebook that ‘some scum is breaking into houses and stealing.’ Police investigating the alleged theft became suspicious of Farquhar after speaking to him.

‘At around 11.20am on Tuesday, officers attended Dunn Street in Paisley, to make enquiries into a reported theft,’ said Paisley Inspector Stuart Thomson.

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Brazil has shut down WhatsApp for 100million people

| blog, Brazil, L&B World, Tech, WhatsApp | December 17, 2015

(Picture: Getty Images)
(Picture: Getty Images)

UPDATE: Brazil has now lifted the ban.

Brazil has imposed a 48-hour ban on WhatsApp that will affect around 100million people.

WhatsApp was ordered on a number of occasions over the summer to halt its service, reportedly due to a combination of lobbying from the telecoms industry and criminal activity rife within the messaging app.

Now judge Sandra Regina Nostre Marques has ordered a two-day ban on WhatsApp that could affect up to 100million people. According to Reuters, the ban was a court order from a criminal case involving one of São Paulo’s largest gangs, who were using the app to communicate.

MORE: There’s not going to… Read the full story

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Facebook is trying out a way for you to order an Uber without needing to leave Messenger

| blog, L&B World, Tech, Uber | December 17, 2015

Transportation on Messenger: Uber in Facebook

If your friend sends you an address you will be able to book a cab directly (Picture: Facebook)

If you think Facebook Messenger is taking over your life, wait until you see what they’re trialling now.

Soon, you won’t even need to leave your conversation box to be able to order an Uber.

Facebook are planning to have a few ways you can go about doing this.

If you select ‘transportation’ from the ‘…’ menu, you can select ‘Uber’ from there and organise a ride.

Otherwise – and this is pretty cool – if your friend sends you an address, you can click on it to immediately order a cab.

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A stolen car was returned to its owner thanks to this terrible drawing

| blog, L&B World, World | December 16, 2015

Pic shows: The missing van drawing. A woman whose vehicle vanished while she was in the shops found it after a drawing she did to post on Facebook was regarded as being so bad it went viral. Zaira Salazar Medina went to the shops and the local market in her home town in the city of Hermosillo, in the northwest Mexican state of Sonora. But when she came back she found the vehicle vanished, and feared it had been stolen. As she did not have a picture of the 1991 Nissan vehicle, she had drawn a sketch and posted on Facebook, asking for anyone who had seen the vehicle to get in touch. But the drawing was so childlike in its simplicity, it quickly went viral with online users creating photo shop scenarios to show where the car might have gone to. In fact there was such a backlash of teasing and mocking… <a href=Read the full story

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