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Facebook Mobile Security 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Facebook Mobile Security (2020)

A Walk-Through

SEO Facebook Mobile Security 2020

I believe that by observing "to err on the side of safety" as one of the best personal daily practices, which eventually becomes a beneficial positive habit.  

Nowadays, lots of users use mobile devices in accessing email, social media, blogs, et cetera.  I'll be sharing you how I personally access my Facebook account using any Android mobile device for you to benefit in terms of mobile computing security.



In addition, I'll be using a variety of mobile apps like i.e., CloudFlare WARP and Bitdefender VPN before I launch Facebook mobile.

Cloudflare WARP

(This is not a paid endorsement.)

It's free.  Install Now.


CloudFlare WARP

(This is not a paid endorsement.)

Google Play

Google Play

Yup.  Most of us download Facebook mobile from Google Play and install it in our Android mobile phone.  I assume that you already have access to Google and you have your Google account, Gmail, et cetera.  Once in Google Play, go to the search tab go ahead and type Facebook full version.

Facebook full version

Why?  Because there is a Facebook Lite version and I prefer the full version for this presentation/illustration complete with app functionalities.


 Google Playstore Facebook Mobile 61 MB

Download  Facebook mobile


 Facebook Mobile Install at 61 MB

Click the open tab to launch Facebook mobile which is approximately 61 MB with more varied controls/functionalities. 

Hit Install.

 Downloading Facebook Mobile

Installing...

Very Important:  Wi-Fi MUST be OFF! at this juncture.  If not, turn it off.

Once you finish installing Facebook mobile, deactivate (turn-off) your internet connectivity (Wi-Fi).  Why? (For security reasons and to set properly set your Facebook Language to your choice/preference and not the default US (English).

 Facebook Mobile Open the App


Launch Facebook Mobile and Hit Open.



(Still at this juncture, your Facebook mobile access to Wi-Fi connectivity must be kept OFF.)


Choose A Facebook Account saved with Google Smart Lock,
Press - None of the Above

Choose a Facebook Account Saved With Google Smart Lock

 Choose and Press NONE OF THE ABOVE

 Log In Facebook Moile Choose More
Press More...

The More option presents you a choice of language preference to set your phone with.  For illustration/demo purposes, let me choose say, English (United Kingdom) as a default.

 Choose Facebook Language Choice Location


Then key-in/populate your Facebook login information and password.

Log In Facebook Mobile User Name and Password


DON'T click LOG-In yet (just leave it was it at the moment)

Activate / Turn ON your Mobile Phone's Wi-Fi Connectivity

VPN 

Install a VPN from Google Playstore or a VPN provider of your choice/preference.


Once you are connected to your VPN, then proceed to the next layer of security authentication.

Activate and connect to your VPN.  



In this instance, say, I will use Bitdefender VPN. (14-day trial) 

(This is not a paid endorsement.)

Activating Bitdefender VPN will deactivate Cloudflare WARP.

Also you might want to check-out my past blog post dubbed

How Bitdefender Total Security 2017 Protects My Photography

 
 Connect to Bitdefender VPN

(This is not a paid endorsement.)


 Bitdefender VPN Connecting

 Bitdefender VPN is ON CONNECTED



SET UP Facebook Mobile and Google Authentication

Two-Factor

 Your security method

Authentication App

You'll receive a login code via an authentication app.


Activate Google Authentication

https://google-authenticator.com/

 Google Authenticator for Android

Write down the six (06) digit number , however be mindful of the blue pie countdown ("blue Pacman") and be quick.

Go back to the Facebook Mobile log in screen and as this is the much awaited moment, now LOG-IN to your Facebook mobile.

Hit/Press Log-In.  


 Facebook Mobile Logging In

Facebook Mobile Save your Login Information Not Now



Save your log in information - select NOT NOW.

Where you're logged in status.


We're having trouble with setting up Facebook in English (United Kingdom) at the moment.  You can try again, or use Facebook in English (US) for now.

We Are Having Trouble Setting Up Facebook in English Try Again
Hit/Press Try Again.

A successful language  login say, English (UK) will set your mobile phone to default you to a UK VPN based in UK in this example, Manchester, United Kingdom.

 Turn On Facebook Location Features  

Turn On Facebook Location option (depends on your preference.)  Allow Facebook to access your location?  Facebook uses this to provide more relevant and personalized experiences, such as helping you to check in, find local events and get better ads.  Most of the time I choose, Allow.

  Allow Facebook To Access Your Location

Allow Facebook to access this device's location.  Allow.
(depends on your preference.

Allow Facebook to Access This Device's Location


For in depth information regarding Facebook location information, hit the link below:


https://about.fb.com/news/2019/09/understanding-updates-to-your-devices-location-settings/



I'll continue with a more in-depth with Facebook Mobile security on the concluding series of my blog post (which will include Facebook Messenger) and more tips and tricks.  

This next blog post will cover the following Facebook mobile:
-  login and logouts;

-  turn off sound in Facebook News feed videos;
-  activity logs;
-  clear data/cache;
-  uninstall/install;
-  two-factor authentication setup using a PC/laptop/tablet;  
- et cetera.

At the present time, how I personally use my mobile phone (Android) as I move forward 2020, and keeping in mind the importance of security as top priority to zero out/minimize problems related to mobile security problems, thus, peace of mind.


My past technology blogs might serve as a handy reference, do check it out:


Facebook Fixed Add More Friends No Posts to Show

Google Play Protect Can Find You The Love of Your Life

Click here to jump to the complete listing of my technology blogs.

 

 

 

 

 






The best tattoo. Simply indelible by Apo Whang-Od.

Sunday, December 1, 2019


Simply Indelible. I got inked/tattoed vy Apo Whang-Od

 My first solo travel on 28 November 2019 to Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, Apayao - Cordillera Administrative Region, Philippines to get indelibly inked by the best tattoo artist, 103-year old indigenous tattoo master (the only one remaining of the "headhunting" Butbut tribe) known as Apo Whang-od. Apo Whang-od manually used a wooden stick as "hammer" to drive a grapefruit thorn embedded in a stick with a mixture of soot and coconut oil and water with repetitive and constant blows. Fresh wet wipes is used to wipe of blood and clean the skin. 

-Extremely graphic: Video contains scenes with blood on tattoed arm. - No translation for vernacular language/local indigenous dialect used. - Grapefruit thorn used in the tattoo session is non-shareable. Buy your own grapefruit thorn only locally sold in Buscalan.

Apo Whang-od's signature tattoo signature is composed of three dots.  I was quite lucky that day, it was a Thursday that less than 30 tourists/backpackers who were in Buscalan village to obtain Apo Whang-od's signature tattoo.  My guide Manang Lydia talked to Apo Whang-Od after I received my signature tattoo and Apo Whang-Od chose a design which she saw fitting my personality.  Apo Whang-Od gave me the traveller tattoo and took about 40 minutes plus of tattoo session.

When you visit Apo Whang-Od I suggest as a gift is coconut virgin oil since that will help and heal those she embeds tattoo.  From what I read in Buscalan is a tattoo session guideline as follows:

 - Follow your guide's advise.
- Be quiet.  Silence is golden and observe this since Apo Whang-Od needs it to concentrate to her craft.

- Do not block Apo Whang-Od's natural light.
- Avoid profanity.
- Don't be rude.
- Communicate.
- Ask first for permission before taking photos.






My First YouTube Unboxing video feat. Xiaomi Mijia MI SPHERE 4K 360 video camera

Saturday, November 23, 2019
 

 My First YouTube Unboxing video

feat. Xiaomi Mijia MI SPHERE "4K" 360 video camera

After a long "blog hibernation", guess what, I'm back.  Well, I'll just keep it short and simple to start things up with a technology unboxing of a 360 video camera which I will be using to document meaningful content for my upcoming travel blogs.

The products below are what I unboxed as follows and do click on the links provided below for more details.




360 Camera, Xiaomi Mijia Mi Dual-Lens Sphere Action Cam WiFi Waterproof Panoramic Camera 3.5K HD Video Recording 23.88MP Photos with Sony Image Senor and Stabilizer



 

SanDisk 128GB Extreme MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter - C10, U3, V30, 4K, A2, Micro SD - SDSQXA1-128G-GN6MA


I am also looking forward to making an in depth review of this 360 camera.  
Thanks for taking time to visit.  Come back soon.


















Starbucks Dot Com Store Is Going Away

Sunday, October 1, 2017
(This is not a paid endorsement.)

It's official after October 1st 2017, Store.Starbucks.Com is officially closing its virtual shop and thus, you will no longer be able to order Starbucks products/merchandise via the web. 


"We hope our products have brightened your day and warmed your cup. Store.Starbucks.com is going away, but you can still find your favorite coffee and merchandise at your local Starbuck's stores."


Store.Starbucks.com products/merchandise will no longer be available online are as follows:

Coffee, tea, syrups, drinkware, brewing, gift sets & bundles, fan collection, equipment, and accessories (espresso makers, coffee presses, pour-overs, grinders, teapots and tea kettles, drinkware, etc.,

DRINKWARE

Brushed Silver & Orange Stainless Steel Tumbler
12 fl oz

Orange Stainless Steel Tumbler
16 fl oz

Brushed Silver & Blue Stainless Steel Tumbler
20 fl oz

DRINKWARE COLD CUPS

Matte Black Pattern Cold Cup
24 fl oz

Cable Knit Sweater Glass Cold Cup
20 fl oz

Olive Green Stainless Steel Cold Cup
16 fl oz

COLD CUPS TUMBLERS AND TRAVEL MUGS

Stainless Steel Master Vacuum Mug - Matte Black
STANLEY®
18 fl oz

Stainless Steel Master Vacuum Bottle - Matte Black
STANLEY®
25 fl oz

Stainless Steel Master Vacuum Bottle - Matte Black
STANLEY®
1.4 quart

TUMBLERS AND TRAVEL MUGS WATER BOTTLES

Golden Siren Anniversary Collection Two-Piece Stainless Steel Navy Blue Water Bottle
20 fl oz

Siren Scales Anniversary Collection Two-Piece Stainless Steel Teal Water Bottle
20 fl oz

Plum Stainless Steel Water Bottle
20 fl oz

WATER BOTTLES CUPS AND MUGS

White Starbucks® Coffee Company Handle Mug
12 fl oz

Black Starbucks® Coffee Company Handle Mug
12 fl oz

White & Taupe Handle Mug
16 fl oz

SHOP ALL CUPS AND MUGS STARBUCKS® LOCAL COLLECTION

Washington, D.C. Double Wall Traveler
12 fl oz

Florida Double Wall Traveler
12 fl oz

Indiana Double Wall Traveler
12 fl oz

STARBUCKS® LOCAL COLLECTION 

COFFEE MAKERS

Verismo® V Brewer

H.A.N.D. Coffee Carafe Set TOAST LIVING®
300 ml

Pour-Over Cone - Onyx
STARBUCKS RESERVE™
Pour-Over Cone - Onyx

COFFEE MAKERS ESPRESSO MAKERS

Verismo® V Brewer

ESPRESSO MAKERS COFFEE PRESSES

ESPRO® Press
18 fl oz

Stainless Steel Coffee Press - Matte Black
STARBUCKS®
8 cup

Stainless Steel Travel Coffee Press
STANLEY® + STARBUCKS®
16 fl oz

COFFEE PRESSES POUR-OVERS

H.A.N.D. Coffee Carafe Set TOAST LIVING®
300 ml

Pour-Over Cone - Onyx
STARBUCKS RESERVE™

POUR-OVERS GRINDERS

Hand Grinder
RHINOWARE®

GRINDERS TEAPOTS AND TEA KETTLES

Stagg Pour-Over Kettle - Matte Black FELLOW®
1 liter

TEAPOTS AND TEA KETTLES ACCESSORIES

Stagg Pour-Over Kettle - Matte Black FELLOW®

Stainless Steel Classic Vacuum Growler & Adventure Stacking Tumblers Set STANLEY®
Tumblers Set 5 piece


Adventure Stainless Steel Growler
STANLEY®
64 fl oz

Coffee Products 
WHOLE BEAN AND GROUND

Anniversary Blend STARBUCKS®
1 lb - Whole Bean

East Timor Tatamailau STARBUCKS®
1 lb - Whole Bean

House Blend STARBUCKS®
1 lb - Whole Bean

Organic Yukon Blend® STARBUCKS®
1 lb - Whole Bean

Vietnam Da Lat STARBUCKS RESERVE®
8.8 oz - Whole Bean

Costa Rica La Candelilla STARBUCKS RESERVE®
8.8 oz - Whole Bean

WHOLE BEAN AND GROUND
VERISMO® PODS

Anniversary Blend Brewed Coffee Verismo® Pods
STARBUCKS®

Veranda Blend® Brewed Coffee Verismo® Pods
STARBUCKS®

Colombia Nariño Espresso Verismo® Pods

Caffè Verona® Brewed Coffee Verismo® Pods
STARBUCKS®

ICED COFFEE & COLD BREW

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe® Espresso Verismo® Pods

Ethiopia Bitta Farm STARBUCKS RESERVE®
8.8 oz - Whole Bean

East Timor Tatamailau
STARBUCKS®

ICED COFFEE & COLD BREW
STARBUCKS RESERVE® COFFEE

Vietnam Da Lat STARBUCKS RESERVE®
8.8 oz - Whole Bean

Costa Rica La Candelilla STARBUCKS RESERVE®
8.8 oz - Whole Bean

Ethiopia Bitta Farm STARBUCKS RESERVE®
8.8 oz - Whole Bean

WHOLE BEAN AND GROUND

Anniversary Blend STARBUCKS®
1 lb - Whole Bean

East Timor Tatamailau STARBUCKS®
1 lb - Whole Bean

House Blend STARBUCKS®
1 lb - Whole Bean

Organic Yukon Blend® STARBUCKS®
1 lb - Whole Bean

Vietnam Da Lat STARBUCKS RESERVE®
8.8 oz - Whole Bean

Costa Rica La Candelilla STARBUCKS RESERVE®
8.8 oz - Whole Bean

Anniversary Blend Brewed Coffee Verismo® Pods
STARBUCKS®

Veranda Blend® Brewed Coffee Verismo® Pods
STARBUCKS®

Colombia Nariño Espresso Verismo® Pods

Caffè Verona® Brewed Coffee Verismo® Pods
STARBUCKS®

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe® Espresso Verismo® Pods

Ethiopia Bitta Farm
STARBUCKS RESERVE®
8.8 oz - Whole Bean

East Timor Tatamailau
STARBUCKS®
1 lb - Whole Bean

ICED COFFEE & COLD BREW
STARBUCKS RESERVE® COFFEE

Vietnam Da Lat STARBUCKS RESERVE®
8.8 oz - Whole Bean

Costa Rica La Candelilla STARBUCKS RESERVE®
8.8 oz - Whole Bean

Ethiopia Bitta Farm STARBUCKS RESERVE®
8.8 oz - Whole Bean

TAZO®
Iced Blushberry Black™ Filterbag Tea

STARBUCKS® Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix

Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Mix STARBUCKS®
(This is not a paid endorsement.)




Site Newness Contributes To A Better Blog

Friday, September 29, 2017


AvianQuests.Com Blog Newness Reloaded

Hi guys! Humbly, newness is the new black and so I've decided to give my humble blog site a non-invasive "botox" shot (laughs).

I personally dig the absence of clutter and I love the minimalism which is one factor that made me decide for this neat/clean aesthetic blog change make-over. At the end of the day, there is no substitute to quality content and structure follows strategy. 'Nuff said and moving forward.

HEADERS


AvianQuest.Com New Minimalist Template


The MENU section (horizontal) is straightforward as follows: 

HOME

DESTINATIONS- blog listing by location based in  North Luzon, Philippines; 

BLOG CONTESTS - lists all my blog post starting from the latest blog post and the last blog post that I've made since I started blogging;

PHOTOGRAPHY- lists featured photography topics;

TECHNOLOGY- blog listing dealing with "rocket science";

ABOUT - that's about the blog and myself;

PRIVACY POLICY;

TERMS & CONDITIONS; and

CONTACT US

Underneathe the Menu section is my social media links

and lastly the SEARCH (the blog contents).

AvianQuest.Com New Minimalist Template Slider

With this "new look", you can now immediately get a "heads-up" of the featured blogs based on the label/category I chose for the day/week to display. 

The automated slider automatically plays only once for you and once it's done and you still haven't selected a blog to view, you can use the manual sliders (left/right) to navigate.


AvianQuest.Com New Minimalist Template Slider

Before I have a dynamic featured section but it was very small and I've tried to make the thumbnail images bigger but to no avail. This time around you guys get a featured section which is visually bigger and won't require magnifying glasses (laughs).  

Furthermore, there's a navigation for you to READ MORE for each blog post and social media icons if you want to share the blog to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Google Plus.

And don't be shy, just leave some comments in the comments link (once activated/clicked- a pop-up will be activated for you to add what's on your mind.)

You can also navigate/cycle through OLDER POSTS button.

SIDEBAR

"Sidebar" - Well, it's definitely a 100% non-alcoholic beverage section (laughs).
AvianQuest.Com New Minimalist Template Sidebar  Navigation and Social Media Features & RSS

About Me-  with a shameless mugshot;

Social Media links- Buttons to follow AvianQuest (same as what's up in the Headers section);

RSS Feed (Subscribe via Email) - It's 100% SPAM FREE. Why not give it a try;

Popular Posts- are determined by reader's choice of blogs; 


Pinterest - acts as a "sandwich spread" between my Popular Posts and Recent Posts; 

Recent Posts- my fresh blog posts; and lastly

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE - or related posts now appears to blog posts which are similarly tagged/classified.   

FOOTER

Blog Archive - blogs per month since I started February this year;

Labels - specific categories of my blog posts;  

Pages - is an equivalent to Menu section but this one is presented vertically. Although, this does not include sub-menu listing; and


DISCONTINUED

The following are blog features which were removed/discontinued:


Floating Back To Top Button - I removed my third party plug-in since my blog template has a built-in code.

Pace - a third party plug-in which automatically show a progress bar when the page is loading.

Google Translate 

BAD BACKLINKS - I applied Google disavow and now they're all gone.


Till next blog.