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Lawmakers, ACLU Expressing Outrage Over Facebook Password Job Interview Requests
2012-03-24 07:09:17

The controversy surrounding employers or universities asking for Facebook passwords or similar content has drawn the attention of the social network, civil rights groups, members of the US Senate, and even union officials overseas, according to press releases and various media reports published this week. The practice was brought to light thanks to an article by Manuel Valdes and Shannon Mcfarland of the Associated Press (AP), which told the story of a New York statistician who was asked...

Facebook Making Changes To Its Privacy Policy
2012-03-23 12:03:13

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com The website that has helped to sustain the momentum of the Arab Spring for over a year is now facing a prolonged protest of its own. Facebook has been confronted by privacy concerns once again this week as the site´s users were asked to react to proposed changes for its Privacy Policy. The newly proposed privacy policy, which has been renamed the Data Use Policy, is being view by some as an attempt at transparency rather than an attempt at protecting...

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2012-03-13 11:00:36

Struggling search engine Yahoo has filed an intellectual property lawsuit against social networking powerhouse Facebook in a San Jose, California federal court on Monday. Yahoo claims Facebook has infringed on 10 of its patents including systems and methods for advertising online. Yahoo warned the social network last month that it would take action if it did not enter a licensing agreement for the disputed patents. The firm said that other companies had already licensed the patents in...

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2012-03-12 16:05:31

With the political clobbering of the SOPA-PIPA anti-piracy legislation still visible in their rearview mirrors, a handful of American Internet giants are turning their attention towards a new political threat: federally mandated privacy policies. Yet with a tepid public looking on rather joining the ranks of online activists, tech companies may find that their attempts to derail personal-data collection legislation to be an entirely different ballgame. Silicon Valley blue-chips like Apple,...

2012-03-11 13:00:00

It is obvious that there are millions of Facebook users today. Chatwing, an accessible chat tool, now expands the chance for social connection. Due to its versatility, anyone can use it at any point of time. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2012 Facebook is the mirror of the world, and this fact gets truer and truer everyday. Without Facebook, much of the world will be crippled and hindered because information delivery will be slow. Today, Facebook users can have a renewed opportunity to...

Image 1 - Facebook Launches Interest Lists
2012-03-09 05:57:46

The social networking giant Facebook announced a new feature on Thursday called "Interest Lists." Interest lists allow users to view updates from collections of pages and public figures in a dedicated news feed. Users will also have the ability to suggest these lists to their friends. This new feature is a direct affront to Twitter, who currently controls the interest graph. The interest graph is the relationship between people and topics. Many see Twitter as beating Facebook in this area....

Facebook Announces Timeline For Businesses
2012-03-01 05:32:18

Facebook announced on the TODAY show on Wednesday that companies that have Facebook Pages on the social network will be able to convert their fan pages into Timelines. The new platform give brands more opportunity for design on Facebook Pages, and opens up users to more content. The Timeline feature not only helps a brand show itself off, but also offers some new admin capabilities as well. Sam Lessin, one of the original team members of Facebook, said Facebook Pages will now embrace...

Yahoo Launches Surprise Patent-Attack Against Facebook
2012-02-28 13:49:11

Jedidiah Becker For RedOrbit The once cordial relationship between web giants Yahoo and Facebook may be quickly souring as Yahoo is now launching a legal offensive against the social network, demanding hefty licensing fees for some 10 to 20 of its patents. Yahoo claims that it holds patent rights on a number of digital tools critical to Facebook´s ads, messaging, privacy controls and news feed. Representatives from both companies met together Monday to begin talks on the issue,...

Privacy Concerns Rising Among Social Network Users
2012-02-25 06:06:44

Users of social-networking websites such as Facebook are becoming less outgoing and increasingly guarded in terms of who they befriend and what contents are displayed on their pages, the Pew Internet & American Life Project reports in a new study. The report, which was released Friday, says that approximately two-thirds of all Internet users use social networking websites. Of those individuals, 63% said that they had deleted individuals from their "friends" lists, up from 56% in 2009....

2012-02-22 22:25:00

Is Facebook's infringement policy generic? Fort Wayne, IN (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 JabberboxTM Designs, makers of the Jawbox case for BluetoothTM headsets, announces that its Facebook business page was recently taken down. Communications from Facebook indicate the page was removed due to alleged patent or copyright infringement issues. According to the social-media giant's help page on the topic, their policy on removing alleged copyright or infringement material does not allow for...