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2012-02-22 08:11:00

BALTIMORE, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook, Inc., the social networking website with more than 800 million users worldwide, unlawfully tracked the internet activities of its users, the Baltimore-based Murphy, P.A. alleged in a lawsuit filed on Friday. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120222/PH56255 ) Facebook ignored repeated inquiries from an internet technology and security blogger who discovered that the unique identifiers Facebook uses to identify its members...

2012-02-21 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On a social network where it is possible to share personal information with 850 million people worldwide, users are increasingly opting to do just the opposite. A study of 1.4 million Facebook members indicates a dramatic rise in demand for privacy, with the number of users choosing to hide their friend list up more than 200 percent over a 15-month period. The research also reveals stronger privacy preferences among women and members with higher...

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,...

2012-02-16 09:30:00

LONDON, February 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Publicis Modem London launches perspective on the future of Facebook: http://goo.gl/GAeCu [http://goo.gl/GAeCu_ ] On February 1, 2012, Facebook announced that it had filed for an Initial Public Offering to take the company public. Valued between $80 and 100 billion and with over $1 billion in profits in 2010, the eight-year old company has dominated the social web across the world. But Facebook still has a long way to go....

2012-02-09 07:00:00

LONDON, February 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxelerator Ltd, a venture firm announces the launch of Immortum ( http://www.immortum.com), a social media site that allows continued social media interactions even after people have died. Immortum allows people especially those near end of life due to age or illness to store their memories or messages and publish them later including after death. The published messages are posted on their personal blog as well as the facebook...

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...

Facebook Files For IPO, Reports It Has 845 Million Users
2012-02-02 12:42:57

After much anticipation, the world's largest social network finally filed for its initial public offering on Wednesday. The company is seeking to raise $5 billion on Wall Street, and analysts put Facebook's valuation at between $75 billion and $100 billion. "I think most people were figuring it could go out at up to $100 billion valuation, and they would float 5 to 10 percent of it, so that is right in the ballpark," Kevin Landis, chief investment officer of Firsthand Capital...

Like It Or Not, Timeline Is Coming To Your Facebook Page
2012-01-30 10:10:06

As soon as the backlash from one major policy or interface change settles down, Facebook rolls out yet another. Facebook is now mandating all of its users use the Timeline feature whether you want to or not and a large percentage of people are not happy with it reports John Bingham for The Telegraph. Timeline will create for you an online life story, basically a view of every status update you ever made on Facebook. All of those past relationships, embarrassing photos, drunken updates,...

Facebook To Switch All Users To Timeline Within A 'Few Weeks'
2012-01-25 06:40:46

Facebook announced on Tuesday that the personal profiles of all its 800 million members would be switched to the new Timeline user interface within the next few weeks. “Over the next few weeks, everyone will get timeline,” the company wrote in a blog post. Once converted to Timeline, members will have just seven days to preview their new profiles and hide anything they don´t want others to see. “Once you get timeline, you'll have 7 days before anyone else can...