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Tue
22
Mar
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Facebook Wedding Pictures Bust Bigamist Red-Handed

A recent report suggest as many as 1 in every 5 divorces can be directly related to Facebook. Why? Because it's the perfect place to re-ignite old relationships, but also because many users are unaware of what data will be shared to the public when ... it comes to maximizing their privacy settings on Facebook. That was the downfall of one Grand Rapids, Michigan man, whose recent marriage collapsed when his new wife found out that he was already married. In July, 34-year-old Richard Barton Jr. got married. It was a special moment in his life, and to celebrate he posted pictures of the wedding on ... (view more)

Wed
09
Mar
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Report: Most College Interviewers Check Facebook Accounts

According to a new report, about four in every five college admissions offices now check out the social networking accounts of prospective students. In fact, in some cases they're actually using these unlikely resources to recruit students. Kaplan ... Test Prep recently surveyed college and university admissions officers and found most reported using Facebook and Twitter to pursue ideal students. According to Kaplan's Russell Schaffer, Senior Communication Manager, "we found that 82 percent of admissions officers reported that their school is using Facebook to recruit students." (Source: ... (view more)

Mon
07
Mar
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Facebook Blamed for 1 in 5 US Divorce Cases: Report

Facebook fanatics are more than likely miserable with their personal lives, according to a recent report . Another report has surfaced, which now suggests that the statistics for married Facebook users are perhaps even more dismal, after the popular ... social network was cited in 1 out of every 5 divorce cases. The study is according to a new survey of American marriage lawyers. The reason for the eventual separation is not because one spouse posts slanderous messages against another spouse. It's also not because of all of the other inequities that comes with "creeping" a partner's page. Rather ... (view more)

Mon
28
Feb
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Facebook Stalking Made Easier by New 'Breakup Notifier'

A Facebook "relationship notifier" application -- originally designed as a joke -- has proven to be a major hit. The app, which lets users know when a Facebook user changes their relationship status, has been downloaded more than 100,000 times. The ... app works in a simple manner: you click a list to confirm which of your existing friends you want to track, and then you receive an email whenever their listed relationship status changes. Facebook Users Love 'Breakup Notifier' Aptly named "Breakup Notifier", the Facebook app notifies you if a "friend" on your list changes their ... (view more)

Tue
22
Feb
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Report: Facebook Fanatics Are Probably Miserable

It would seem at least somewhat logical to equate the number of one's Facebook friends with their overall happiness. The more Facebook friends, the more events one is invited to, the more pals to consult in times of stress. But a new study says ... that's not true, and indicates instead that the people with the most Facebook friends appear to be the least happy of all site members. The study comes to us from Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. Researchers interviewed about 200 students to find out how Facebook use can be connected to one's overall mood. In their final report, these ... (view more)

Wed
16
Feb
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Fake Dating Site Scrapes 1 Million Facebook Profiles

An online "dating" site that was set up to expose the identities of more than 250,000 Facebook users has forced the social networking giant to seek legal action, despite no actual harm being done to the victims. The web site, called Lovely Faces, ... was created in an attempt to show how simple it is to misrepresent data and photos that are posted on public forums, all unbeknownst to those being profiled. Bot Scrapes Over 1 Million Facebook Profiles Despite being labeled an "awareness attack", site creators Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico are nevertheless guilty of utilizing an automated ... (view more)

Mon
31
Jan
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Facebook CEO's Fan Page Attacked by Hackers

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's fan page has reportedly been hacked. Recently, a message appeared online the fan page, stating: "Let the hacking begin: If facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn't Facebook let its users ... invest in Facebook in a social way?" The social networking site has since removed all unauthorized posts from Zuckerberg's fan page. Facebook Hack Embarrassing, Concerning So, how is it that what should have been the most secure of all Facebook fan pages was easily cracked by a hacker? Sophos senior consultant Graham Cluley says it's hard to tell, but ... (view more)

Mon
24
Jan
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Microsoft Cuts Loose Bing Bait-And-Switch Scammers

Microsoft has refused to do future business with a company responsible for changing users' default web browser search without permission. The firm appears to have been one of the most prolific advertisers on Facebook. The company in question runs a ... website called make-my-baby.com, which includes a tool allowing users to simulate dressing a virtual baby. To use the tool, users had to install a plug-in for their browser. Unless users visited a link to a set of terms and conditions and read through the fine print, they wouldn't have been aware that the installation process also switched their ... (view more)

Mon
17
Jan
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Facebook Hacker Spreads Nasty Photos of Victims

A recently-arrested hacker reportedly used personal information found on Facebook to access women's email accounts. He then used the access to acquire and distribute bare photos of his victims to everyone in their contact lists. George Bronk, a ... 23-year-old Sacramento, California man, pleaded guilty to hacking dozens of email accounts, almost all of which were owned by females. According to reports from the Associated Press, Bronk was able to access the accounts by perusing Facebook for those who had posted a) their email addresses and b) lots of personal information, including their favorite ... (view more)

Wed
12
Jan
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MySpace Announces Massive Layoffs

A day after Facebook denied rumors that it would be shutting down permanently March 15, 2011, it appears social networking rival MySpace may actually be headed towards oblivion. The company recently announced it will lay off nearly half of its ... current workforce. The 2010 movie "The Social Network" chronicles Facebook's rise from dorm room novelty to global phenomenon. If you didn't know better, you'd think Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg started the whole social networking phenomenon. But before Facebook there was MySpace, which was drawing hundreds of thousands of members long before Zuckerberg ... (view more)

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