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  • Facebook bug exposes private chats

    A bug allowed Facebook users to view their friends' chat sessions on the site, prompting the social-networking company to disable its internal instant-messaging service. The bug also let people see their friends' pending friend requests.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez06 May 10 06:08
  • New threat: Undetectable Facebook scams

    I recently received two Facebook e-mail notifications that set my security spider-sense tingling. Nothing was obviously wrong with the e-mail messages, which said that my friend had tagged a photo of me and then commented on it. But something about a reference to an app named "Who stalks into your profile" just didn't feel right.

    Written by Erik Larkin29 April 10 08:32
  • Facebook wants the Web's default to be social

    Facebook has revamped its application development platform to make it possible for the social-networking site and other Web sites to mesh what they know about their end-users and automatically personalize the experience people have online.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez22 April 10 04:52
  • Facebook shuts down Lite site

    Facebook has closed Lite, the stripped-down version of its site aimed at users who wanted a simpler experience than the main site offers.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez21 April 10 02:01
  • Facebook Overhauls Safety Center

    In the wake of high profile cyber-bullying cases -- such as the one that led to a teenage suicide in 2006 -- social networking sites have been tightening the belt on Internet security.

    Written by Brennon Slattery15 April 10 02:43
  • Judge in Italian Google case receives threats on Facebook

    The Milan judge who convicted three Google executives for allowing the posting of a video showing the bullying of an autistic teenager has received hundreds of threatening and insulting messages via Facebook since the verdict was first announced on Feb. 24.

    Written by Philip Willan16 April 10 05:40
  • Facebook takes steps to deal with gift card scams

    Like many other Facebook users Jeff Crites heard of the US$1,000 Best Buy gift-card offer last month from a friend, a Web savvy director of social media at a Fortune 500 company.

    Written by Robert McMillan08 April 10 04:34
  • Social networking given the spotlight at Demo

    With social networks such as Facebook and Twitter taking up more and more of our time and attention, the Spring Demo conference was loaded with technology designed to make it easier and faster to share and pull together information.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin23 March 10 12:11
  • Facebook users targeted in massive spam run

    Facebook's 400 million users have been targeted by a spam run that could infect their computers with malicious software designed to steals passwords and other data, according to security researchers at McAfee.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk19 March 10 06:50
  • Online industry unites against Digital Economy Bill

    Google, Yahoo, eBay, Facebook, Orange, Talk Talk and BT have singed an open letter to the Financial Times condemning a bill in parliament that they say "threatens freedom of speech and the open internet".

    Written by Mike Simons11 March 10 03:01
  • Web app developers showered with advice

    Hopeful entrepreneurs and developers attending the Future of Web Apps conference in Miami Beach received a heavy dose of real-world advice from successful peers, including some tips that at first pass seem counterintuitive.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez25 Feb. 10 08:02