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  • Facebook adds new controls for third-party apps

    Facebook has revamped the way its users share information with third-party applications and Web sites in an effort to make the process easier, the company said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross01 July 10 05:16
  • Building a Facebook killer won't be easy for Google

    Hearsay in recent days that Google is working hard on a project to better compete against Facebook has captured the attention of industry observers, who wonder what shape this initiative might take and what is its likelihood of success.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez30 June 10 07:11
  • PS3 update will add PlayStation Plus, Facebook integration

    Sony's monolithic cell-powered console is getting a new software update via firmware that's planning to bring some significant additions and tweaks to the Playstation 3 user experience--namely, the addition of the subscription-based PlayStation Plus service and a version of Facebook customized for the PS3.

    Written by Will Herring29 June 10 10:30
  • SharePoint 2010: Four Big-Name Social Networking Rivals

    Microsoft became decidedly more social with SharePoint 2010, adding social networking tools like improved wiki and blog integration, tagging and microblogging into its SharePoint MySites feature.

    Written by Shane O'Neill29 June 10 06:10
  • Facebook stands by its homegrown infrastructure

    Facebook regularly reviews whether to continue using its own data centers or hand off its processing to a cloud service provider, and its operations remain on homegrown infrastructure.

    Written by Stephen Lawson25 June 10 08:33
  • Facebook engineer: Going large requires thinking small

    When managing a constantly expanding system with many moving parts, it is crucial to break the system into large numbers of small pieces and manage them with lots of small, dedicated teams, advised Bobby Johnson, who is director of engineering for Facebook, at the Usenix Annual Technical Conference in Boston.

    Written by Joab Jackson24 June 10 03:45
  • Facebook Chides Privacy Coalition Over 'Open Letter'

    Facebook released a point-by-point rebuttal to an open letter about privacy from consumer watchdog groups this week, saying that it already created measures to protect user privacy and that its instant personalization pilot program has been greatly misunderstood.

    Written by Barbara Hernandez19 June 10 06:45
  • Firefox add-on encrypts Facebook and Twitter

    Firefox users worried about Internet eavesdropping are being offered a new way to encrypt their interaction with a range of popular websites, including Facebook and Twitter.

    Written by John E Dunn21 June 10 07:47
  • Not safe for work: What's acceptable office computer use

    How many minutes, or hours, did you spend on Facebook today? Even if you spent just a few minutes on the popular social networking site during office hours, you're not alone. Data from Nucleus Research finds 77 percent of workers who have a Facebook account use it during work hours.

    Written by Joan Goodchild17 June 10 05:48
  • Facebook slammed again over privacy

    Just when it seemed that Facebook's privacy tumult was quieting down, more fuel was added to the fire this week.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin18 June 10 06:02
  • How Will Facebook Make Money?

    For many of people, Facebook is the first stop in any Web surfing session. It has developed into a highly engaging combination of online bulletin board, personal scrapbook, and group communication network. But did you ever wonder why, being all those things, Facebook is free?

    Written by Mark Sullivan16 June 10 00:21