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Facebook Live Notification Just Became Intrusive: Live Video now pops-up and autoplays while you browse your feed

Facebook Live Notification Just Became Intrusive: Live Video now pops-up and autoplays while you browse your feed (because OMG one of your friend is livestreaming and it immediately becomes the most important thing in the world at that moment!

Facebook probably thinks that checking these videos in our own time is a luxury we no longer deserve these days! Ugh.

Look, I’m all for notifications. I get that. Video is live. It’s a Facebook friend. But don’t push it too hard on me. Notifying me via a pop-up banner is enough. You don’t need to play the video in my face while I’m doing other things.

Plus, who’s to say that crazy people won’t abuse this? Who’s to stop someone from doing something offensive or insensitive or inappropriate via Facebook Live video? And I don’t even have a say whether I see it or not because Facebook shoves it in my face like I don’t have freewill or something. What is the purpose of the autoplay anyway? To jack up video count/plays? Whatever their reason, I don’t like it — and this is coming from someone who’s been on Facebook for a long time yet never really joined the “I hate Facebook, I’m quitting Facebook” bandwagon. I’ve been pretty flexible, adaptable and tolerant with all the changes that happened over the years but this one is just too much.

Has this ever happened to you or is it just me? If this hasn’t happened to you, could it be a bug/isolated and temporary issue that I just happened to come across?

Let me know in the comments.

 

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Apple Finally Releases iOS 7.0.2 To Allay Fears About Lock Screen Passcode Bypass

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Yes, the update is finally here and it hopes to calm down sweaty users that their lock screen passcodes won’t be bypassed by some weird combination of gestures and taps to send out their NSFW selfies to someone else. To be honest, I haven’t tried doing the bypass move after the update to iOS 7.0.2 but I did try it before the update. So, hopefully we can now go back to our own wonderful, busy lives and delight ourselves with the new OS version as much as we want. Or maybe not.