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What the Tech? Help for Facebook Spam Issues

As more people are at home and away from their friends and family, it is no wonder we’re spending more time on social media staying connected. Spammers are using the opportunity as well, using social media, email and messages to fool people into participating in scams. Facebook announced Thursday it is releasing new features to its Messenger app as a…

Local Church Using Alternative Methods to Do Communion

Local churches are not letting the Coronavirus halt worship services. Some congregations are even using multiple platforms to reach its members. “They didn’t teach us how to deal with this kind of thing in seminary, you know, a world-wide pandemic,” Taylor Road Baptist Church Senior Pastor Daniel Atkins said. It’s becoming the new normal, as churches are now looking for…

What the Tech? Facebook Wants You to Review Your Privacy Settings

Facebook will begin notifying 2.4 billion of its users that they need to review their privacy settings. You’re almost assured to receive the notification over the next couple of weeks. What does it mean? The social media network just released to all of its users a way to see and clear the history of which websites and apps are sharing…

What the Tech? Facebook Undergoing Facelift

Facebook will undergo a facelift over the next several months, drastically changing the simple look it adopted when it began accepting users worldwide. The new design, which is currently undergoing beta testing, includes a ‘dark mode’ and uses much more of the screen real estate as it does now. I was invited to participate in the beta program and thought…

What the Tech? Facebook Facial Recognition

Facial recognition is now a full part of Facebook offered to all users. Last year Facebook quietly rolled out facial recognition to some users. The feature allows Facebook to scan photo uploads from all users and identify a person who is in the photo whether they took it or not. It replaces the ‘tag suggestions’ you may have seen when…

Moore Reacts

2017 Alabama U.S. Senate Election tactics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Facebook has suspended five accounts for misleading tactics during last year’s U.S. Senate race in Alabama. A statement from Facebook says the company “recently removed five accounts run by multiple individuals for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook around the Alabama special election.” Facebook says the investigation is ongoing. The Washington Post and New York…

This photo is NOT in Alabama’s Birmingham…and Not in England’s Either!

Facebook Fake News

The Weekly Standard newspaper in England says a Facebook user posted the photo below with this fake caption: “This is not Saudi Arabia… This is ‘Sweet Home’ Birmingham, Alabama..! Nervous yet?” But the photo was NOT taken in Birmingham…. “Uploading the image to Google’s search engine, TWS Fact Check found the image in a Daily Mail article titled “Eid Mubarak!…