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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...

Facebook To Allow Pseudonym Profile Pages, If You Are Famous Enough
2012-02-17 10:38:39

Social network Facebook, from the early days, based its user profiles on real names from real people, and despite a few instances of people who shared names with celebrities having their accounts closed, it has mostly been a successful business model with an estimated 800 million profiles created. Starting this week, however, Facebook will begin allowing a select few to have pseudonyms, or stage names as their official, personal Facebook page. The catch, you must be invited to do so,...

Three Years After Deletion, Facebook Photos Still Online
2012-02-07 08:25:15

When does the delete button not mean delete? Apparently when Facebook decides it doesn´t. Facebook admitted on Friday that it is completing a new system that makes deleting photos much quicker. However, an older system is still storing many images that users have deleted and assume are gone forever. Deleted images will disappear from ℠normal´ views of the site, but remain visible to anyone with a direct URL link to the picture, reports Rob Waugh for Mail Online. A...

Facebook Users Showing No Sign Of Unliking The Site
2012-02-03 09:34:25

A new study, released from the Pew Research Center´s Internet and American Life Project yesterday, finds that average users of Facebook receive more than they give, and it is Facebook´s relatively small group of “power users,” who do more than their share of tagging, liking and uploading. The report, based on data from November 2010 along with a phone survey of US users of the site, sheds light on Facebook´s possible long-term popularity as the company founded by...


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