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‘Fabrizio Brambilla’ Hacker Warning is just another hoax

Supposedly, Fabrizio Brambilla already has his system connected to your account. And, warns the message,  if one of your friends accepts him, you will be hacked as well.

Versions of the message are circulating in Italian and English.

An example of the hoax:

Facebook to add “Unsend” Message Feature

At present, Facebook Messenger offers a Secret Conversation mode where you can enable a self-destruct timer to delete all of your messages after a specified time. All the recipients of the conversation are also notified about the expiry time of the chats.

But the ‘Unsend’ message feature will now allow you to delete messages selectively from the recipient’s inboxes. However, this feature was announced only after questions were raised on the special treatment meted out to Zuckerberg’s messages — which violates Facebook’s policy.

Zuckerberg: I'm still the man to run Facebook

"When you're building something like Facebook which is unprecedented in the world," he said on Wednesday, "there are things that you're going to mess up.

"What I think people should hold us accountable for is if we are learning from our mistakes."

As well as being Facebook's chief executive, Mr Zuckerberg is chairman of the company's board. When asked if his position had been discussed, he replied: "Not that I know of!"

The mere possibility that his leadership is in question is a scenario few would have predicted even a month ago.

Bug reveals admins of FB pages

However, there are some situations where you might want to contact a Facebook page admin or want to find out who is the owner of a Facebook page.

Egyptian security researcher Mohamed A. Baset has discovered a severe information disclosure vulnerability in Facebook that could have allowed anyone to expose Facebook page administrator profiles, which is otherwise not supposed to be public information.

Baset claimed to have discovered the vulnerability in less than 3 minutes without any kind of testing or proof of concepts, or any other type of time-consuming processes.

Facebook is testing a Downvote Button

This move can also be connected to the recent push being made by the company to bury the content from the websites and media companies that don’t help users. As per The Daily Beast, Facebook has confirmed that it’s testing a feature for people to share feedback about comments on public post posts. At the moment, the test is being carried out with just a tiny segment of people.

Facebook to promote local news in drive for 'trusted' content

"Local news helps us understand the issues that matter in our communities," explained chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on his page on Monday.

The update will initially apply to the US before it is rolled out more widely.

It comes after Facebook announced that it was making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent.

"Starting today, we're going to show more stories from news sources in your local town or city," Mr Zuckerberg said in his post.

Facebook warned over legal action after revenge porn case

Paul Tweed said he had been "deluged" with inquiries after the settlement with the 14-year-old girl.

She sued Facebook after a man allegedly posted a naked photo of her on a so-called "shame" page.

Facebook has said it takes the issue of revenge porn seriously.

It said it has developed tools to tackle the problem.

Mark Zuckerberg vows to 'fix' Facebook

In a post on his page on the social network, he said it was making too many errors enforcing policies and preventing misuse of its tools.

Mr Zuckerberg has famously set himself challenges every year since Facebook started in 2009.

Social media firms have come under fire for allowing so-called fake news ahead of US and other elections to spread.

Facebook in particular has been criticised for allowing Russia-linked political ads in the run-up to the 2016 US presidential vote.

Will WhatsApp and Facebook start charging?

WhatsApp itself has said, since the start of last year, it will not charge its customers, and Facebook relies on keeping its service free to users.

If you have received one of these messages, delete it and ignore it instead of passing it on, experts have warned.

There doesn't seem to be any danger to those participating in the hoax, except for wasting their time.

With more than 1 billion monthly users, WhatsApp provides a precious service to people all over the world, keeping them in touch with friends and family.

Facebook grilled on Britain First page by MPs

The social network said it was "very cautious" about removing political speech.

The details emerged as the Home Affairs Committee grilled Facebook, Google and Twitter on what they were doing to combat hate speech.

MPs said the firms had made progress but were still not doing enough.

Google promised an annual transparency report on the issue. Facebook and Twitter said they were looking at a similar course of action but did not commit to it.

On Britain First, a far-right group, Facebook's director of public policy Simon Milner said it was reviewing its future.