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Facebook Launching Suicide Prevention Program
2011-12-13 14:05:27

The world's largest social network has launched a new program for people who have suicidal thoughts to get help through the site. Facebook's program enables users to instantly connect with a crisis counselor through its "chat" messaging system. The service is going live today for its over 800 million users.  Facebook also announced changes earlier this year to how users report bullying, offensive content and fake profiles. "One of the big goals here is to get the person in...

Facebook Glitch Leaks Pics From Zuckerberg’s Private Album
2011-12-08 06:04:15

In an ironic twist of Internet-security fate, creator and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has become the victim of his own creation after a security glitch in the world´s largest digital social network allowed people to access some of the private photos of other users. Facebook programmers had been aware of the security loophole for several weeks, but it became the subject of mass media attention on Tuesday after a number of Zuckerberg´s personal photos were published on the...

Facebook Unveils Timeline In New Zealand
2011-12-07 12:30:57

Facebook has officially taken the "beta" label off its Timeline layout in New Zealand on Tuesday, making it the first country to officially see the change. The company unveiled Timeline in early September, and quickly provided a way for developers and users to enable the feature. "Starting today, we are making Timeline more widely available as we measure speed and other types of performance," Facebook said in a blog post on Tuesday. "We'll begin by making it available to people in New...

Facebook Settles Privacy Violation Charges With FTC
2011-11-30 06:21:53

Facebook has agreed to strengthen its privacy policies and submit to external audits to settle charges that the company misled its 800 million members about the use of their personal data, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Tuesday. Under the terms of the deal, Facebook pledged to honor users' privacy preferences and to cease making false claims about the security of users´ personal information. The deal settles an investigation that began two years ago, when privacy...

Facebook Begins New Type Of Advertisement
2011-11-22 12:20:14

Facebook has introduced "Sponsored Stories," a new version of advertisements, to the Ticker on users' home pages. The Sponsored Stories are regular News Feed stories that have been moved to the right column of Facebook where users are more likely to see them. Facebook said that when friends interact with businesses and organizations on Facebook, stories about their activity are generated as these Sponsored Stories. "People are naturally interested in things their friends care about,"...

Latest Facebook Changes Result In Another Round Of Privacy Complaints
2011-11-21 11:31:13

Facebook may have reached the limits of how much information its users wish to share and a growing crowd of its customers are beginning to voice serious concerns with some of the latest features that have been imposed on them since September of this year. The current fire storm involves Facebook´s seamless sharing, which allows one to read a story that a friend is reading. However, if you have not toggled your privacy settings to true privacy, that content can be shared with anyone,...

Facebook Says It Has Stopped Most Of The Pornographic Spam
2011-11-16 12:05:29

Facebook announced on Wednesday that it has stopped most of the spam that has found its way onto the social network. The company urged its users to remain vigilant to keep their accounts from being hijacked by spammers. The latest statement comes after many users have complained about pornographic and violent images being posted on the social network. Internet security firm Sophos said on Monday that the images have "flooded" the social network over the past 24 hours. Some reports...

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