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  • Facebook is down again, cause unknown

    Update - 2:55PM PDT: Facebook appears to be back up--at least for us here in PCWorld's San Francisco offices. The Facebook Twitter feed notes, "Facebook may be slow or unavailable for some people because of site issues. We're working to fix this quickly." We're trying to get some more information, and we'll post an update as soon as we know anything more. Our story as originally posted follows below:

    Written by Jeff Bertolucci24 Sept. 10 08:15
  • Facebook CEO polishes image with $100M donation

    After taking some hits to his and his company's image in recent months, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may have just bought $100 million worth of good will.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin24 Sept. 10 06:06
  • Facebook suffers second outage in as many days

    Facebook was struggling today as its popular social networking site went offline for at least 45 minutes Thursday afternoon. It's the second day in a row the popular site has had problems.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin24 Sept. 10 06:35
  • Canadian privacy commissioner ends Facebook probe

    Canada's privacy commissioner has ended an investigation into Facebook's privacy practices by saying the social-networking site has resolved issues raised in a May 2008 complaint.

    Written by Grant Gross and Robert McMillan23 Sept. 10 07:51
  • Facebook goes down for some users

    Users may be having trouble accessing Facebook on Wednesday due to a problem the site is having with a network provider, the company said.

    Written by Nancy Gohring23 Sept. 10 08:25
  • OAuth 2.0 security used by Facebook, others called weak

    The emerging OAuth 2.0 Web API authorization protocol, already deployed by Facebook, Salesforce.com and others, is coming under increased criticism for being too easy to use, and therefore to spoof by malicious hackers.

    Written by Joab Jackson23 Sept. 10 06:04
  • Facebook quashes mobile phone rumors

    Facebook said on Monday it is not building a mobile phone, dismissing a TechCrunch story that it is working on software for a device from a hardware manufacturer.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk20 Sept. 10 20:00
  • We're 'not building a phone,' Facebook insists

    Rumors Monday that Facebook is building a mobile phone evolved later in the day to a Facebook spokeswoman insisting that the social networking giant simply wants to "integrate deeply into existing platforms and operating systems." And it's not working on any phone.

    Written by Matt Hamblen21 Sept. 10 08:32
  • Google Maps

    When I say that Google Maps for Android is one of the most useful programs ever offered on any platform, you might think I'm exaggerating. But I'm completely serious, and what's more, I'm confident that once you begin to unlock its potential you will agree with me.

    Written by Brent W. Hopkins21 Sept. 10 06:23
  • Interpol chief has Facebook identity stolen

    He's one of the most powerful people in world policing, but on Facebook Interpol chief Ronald K. Noble is just as vulnerable to identity theft as anyone else.

    Written by John E Dunn20 Sept. 10 00:57
  • Social networkers to see home insurance prices rise

    Social networkers who use location-based services such as Facebook Places should expect to see their home insurance premiums rise, says Confused.com.

    Written by Carrie-Ann Skinner16 Sept. 10 00:14
  • Google gets serious about social networking

    After purchasing handfuls of social networking-centric companies -- including socialDeck for online games and Jambool for virtual currency -- Google CEO Eric Schmidt said the company's social networking project will debut later this year.

    Written by Brennon Slattery16 Sept. 10 02:53
  • Facebook poses security risk at work, study finds

    A third of US SMEs claim to have experienced malware or virus infection as a result of staff using social media websites, Panda Security's first Social Media Risk Index survey has found.

    Written by John E Dunn16 Sept. 10 02:58