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How To: Stop Auto Play Video Ads on Facebook / Save Your Cell Data

December 24, 2013

For those of you that use Facebook on your iPhone, and don’t have an unlimited data plan, you’ll want to do the below:

Click on Settings, and scroll down until you see Facebook. Then click on it, and goto Settings. You should then see an area for Video settings. Click the slider next to turn on Auto-play on WiFi Only. This will stop videos from Auto-playing in your News Feed if you’re using your cell phones data.

If you’re an Android user, you should have the same setting.

 

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Major Facebook Security Loophole Makes Private Walls Accessible to Everyone

July 23, 2010

Privacy, and Facebook are two words that you see in posts all to often. Today is another one of those days. I just discovered what I believe to be an unknown flaw in these settings, which allows any user to view a user’s private wall.

Here’s how:

Go to the wall of a person who currently does not allow you to do view their wall. Once you’ve done this, scroll to the bottom of the page and select Report / Block this Person. You should see the Report and / or block window as pictured below appear.

Facebook Privacy Flaw - Report / Block Screen

Facebook Privacy Flaw - Report / Block Screen

Put a check mark in the Report this person box. Now select Racist / Hate Speech in the Reason box. A new field labeled Abuse Location will appear. Select Wall. Once you’ve done this, you can click on the Use this link to report items on this profiles wall, and voila! You can now view the once unviewable Wall.

    Facebook Privacy Flaw - Wall Showing

Facebook Privacy Flaw - Wall Showing

    Facebook Privacy Flaw - Wall Showing

Facebook Privacy Flaw - Wall Showing

Now like I said above, I believe this is an unknown flaw in Facebook’s Privacy Settings, and a pretty big one. Let’s get the word out to them, and get this issue resolved!

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UPDATE: Apparently this security issue doesn’t effect all Facebook profiles, as some people are reporting they are unable to view certain user walls, and receiving the message you see below.