Latest Criticism of Facebook Stories

Open Letter Criticizes Facebook For Allowing Hate Speech
2013-05-29 11:19:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Following a successful grassroots campaign which resulted in advertisers fleeing the site, Facebook has now responded to complaints about hate speech and violence, particularly when it´s aimed at women. The group Women, Action & the Media (WAM!) issued an open letter to Facebook on May 21 and urged Facebook users across the globe to email and Tweet the social network and their advertisers to call for change....

Facebook Exodus For One Third Of Users In New Poll
2013-05-04 06:51:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One third of all Facebook users take breaks from the popular social network by deactivating their account, and 10 percent of them eventually quit using the website entirely, according to a team of Cornell University researchers. As part of the study, which was presented Thursday at the Association for Computing Machinery's Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Paris, the researchers posted an online questionnaire...

Facebook Will Let 'Trusted Contacts' Help Recover Forgotten Passwords
2013-05-03 09:54:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Facebook rolled out a new security feature on Thursday that lets users locked out of their accounts recover their passwords with the help of trusted friends. The optional enhancement, dubbed "Trusted Contacts,” lets a Facebook user select up to five friends to receive security codes if the user cannot login to his or her account. Should a lockout arise, Facebook will send the security codes to the friends the user has...

Facebook Victory In Germany Lets Social Network Continue Using Real Names
2013-02-15 16:57:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Facebook´s business model thrives on the information in gathers from its users, but this information is only beneficial when it´s accurate. As such, Facebook insists that its users only use their real name when using the site. This little policy has earned them the scorn of a German privacy watchdog group, which took Facebook to court over claims that they were violating German law which allows users the right to surf...

Taking Over The Internet, Facebook Style
2013-02-08 06:28:37

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Late yesterday afternoon, Facebook began taking over the web, snatching people away from whatever site they were viewing. Facebook Connect was clearly at fault here, as only those who were signed into Facebook and trying to access sites with the log in service were affected. As these things often happen, the story spread quickly across the Internet, written about first by The Next Web. No more than an hour later, Facebook...

Facebook Mobile Thrives 013113
2013-01-31 12:39:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last night, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and friends gave an earnings call to their investors, bragging on their transition into true mobile players while also dashing hopes that their profits may grow in the coming year. “More people are starting to understand that mobile is a great opportunity for us,” Zuckerberg said in his 7-and-a-half-minute opening statement. “Today, there is no argument. Facebook is a...

Facebook Is Putting A Price On Your Voice
2013-01-12 09:16:41

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There was a lot buzz today about how the site Mashable.com´s Chris Tayler broke the story that it would cost you a cool $100 if you wanted to put a message into Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg´s inbox, rather than having it sent to the less recognizable and oft-forgotten “other” box. Apparently, Facebook has been testing this new pay-to-message model since last year. The goal of the program is to...

Facebook's "Midnight Delivery" New Year Service Flaw Fixed
2012-12-31 11:12:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There´s something about the New Year which makes humans young and old alike desire to greet one another with good tidings and well wishes; It´s part of what makes us a great race. Facebook, in all its wisdom, decided to release a new service which allows users to do this very thing, only on an automated level. Called “Midnight Delivery,” Facebook´s Stories site allows users to wish one another...

Facebook Changes Privacy Controls
2012-12-12 19:47:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Throughout its history, Facebook has never been known to make it easy for their users to make adjustments to their privacy settings. Making matters worse, Facebook changes these privacy policies a few times a year, making it difficult for the users to keep track of what´s being shared, as well as understand what Facebook plans to do with this information. Today, Facebook is announcing even more changes to their privacy...

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  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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