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Wed
28
Apr
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MS Office Apps Debut Online using Cloud Technology

As part of its ongoing battle with Google for the Cloud computing crown, Microsoft is bringing a version of its Office suite to Facebook, as well as 'Docs.com'. It appears to be a way of promoting the online edition of Office 2010, which includes MS ... Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. (Source: latimes.com ) The Facebook app will simply be known as Docs; a somewhat cheeky title given that's also the name of Google's free spreadsheet application. Microsoft's new tool will be a specially adapted version of Office 2010 designed to work within the social networking system. The idea appears to be to offer ... (view more)

Tue
27
Apr
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Hacker Sells 1.5 Million Stolen Facebook Accounts Online

Most people believe that hackers are tech-savvy, evil geniuses who toil away hours designing sophisticated pieces of malware. In actuality, spam and other virus tactics can be simplified thanks to illicit services like those offered by a Russian ... hacker named 'Kirllos,' who claims to have up to 1.5 million hacked Facebook accounts in his possession. The typical asking price for such criminal services range from US $25-$45 per 1,000 accounts, depending on the total number of accounts hacked. Still, security researchers at Verisign's iDefense are not entirely sure if the Kirllos accounts are ... (view more)

Fri
16
Apr
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Mom Sued by Son for Hacking Facebook Account

Snooping Moms take note: hacking your kids' Facebook account, even to make sure they're not hanging around with the wrong crowd is most certainly not cool. In fact, one 16-year-old from Arkansas was so incensed at his Mom's nosing around that he's ... decided to sue her for harassment. Denise New of Arkadelphia, AR decided something needed to be done about her son when she found evidence on his Facebook "wall" of a 95 mph speeding incident (the issue, of course, was connected with a girl). (Source: eweek.com ) Concerned, New successfully infiltrated her son's Facebook account, allegedly changed ... (view more)

Fri
19
Mar
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Latest Malicious Facebook Email Steals Passwords

If you receive an email with the message "Facebook password reset confirmation customer support" in the subject line, don't click the link. Doing so would cause you to fall victim to the latest password-stealing virus targeting Facebook users. ... Facebook's estimated 400 million users are being targeted by hackers in an effort to steal banking passwords and gather other sensitive information. McAfee Warns of Malware in Attachment According to McAfee Inc., recipients of the email are told that their Facebook passwords have been reset. They're then urged to click on an attachment to obtain new ... (view more)

Tue
16
Mar
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Facebook Tops Google As Web's Busiest Site

Facebook has overtaken Google as the most visited website among United States users. It's the first time Google has lost the top spot since September 2007. The revelation comes from Hitwise, a web analysis firm that gathers data directly from ... Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in order to help advertisers get a better idea of how to reach particular markets. Because the data comes from ISPs, it's considered more accurate than some methods which only gather data from individual sites or users. According to the firm, last week Facebook accounted for 7.07% of all US website visits, compared with ... (view more)

Wed
13
Jan
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Facebook Privacy Removed By Default, CEO Adamant

The CEO of Facebook has sparked a new debate by claiming the site's users no longer see privacy as a priority. Mark Zuckerberg says recent changes that make more user data public by default represent the site reflecting a "social norm." Speaking at ... an awards ceremony in San Francisco organized by the TechCrunch blog, Zuckerberg said, "In the last five or six years, blogging has taken off in a huge way. People have really gotten comfortable sharing more information and different kinds but more openly and with more people. That social norm is just something that's evolved over time ... (view more)

Wed
30
Dec
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Facebook Blamed for Surge in Divorces, Study Says

Facebook, one of the world's largest social networking sites, is reportedly being blamed for an increasing number of divorces. 1 in 5 Divorce Petitions Cite Facebook According to The UK Telegraph, lawyers claim that Facebook, which is designed to ... connect old friends, is cited in almost one in five online divorce petitions because it and other social networking sites like it tempt people cheat on their spouses. Mark Keenan, Managing Director of Divorce-Online was surprised to see that so many petitions contained references to Facebook. Some divorces have occurred because suspicious spouses ... (view more)

Wed
16
Dec
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Facebook to Give Greater Privacy Control to Members

In an effort to improve security on their social networking platform, Facebook has rolled out a new feature that allows users to decide which friends are entitled to see which photographs, videos, and similar. Almost anyone who has a MySpace, ... Facebook or Twitter account can relate to having a few people on their friends list who are outside of their inner circle. As a token of understanding, Facebook is "tightening the reins" in regards to the amount of information certain friends are allowed to see. 350 Million People Affected In the coming days, all Facebook members will be required to ... (view more)

Wed
18
Nov
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Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm Go Xbox Live

A couple weeks ago, we reported on Microsoft's plans to unveil special Facebook, Twitter, and Last.fm applications for its popular Xbox Live online service. They've now been officially set live on Live, and they're being heralded as handy ways to ... keep in touch with friends. For those unfamiliar with Xbox Live, it's Microsoft's online service for the Xbox 360 console. It allows those who subscribe to the service (about $60 per year) the ability to play games with one another, chat, download free (and not free) games and movies, and upload music and videos to the system's hard drive. Although ... (view more)

Mon
02
Nov
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Spammer Ordered to Pay Facebook $711M, But is it Enough?

Facebook won an unprecedented $711 million dollar legal victory over one of the world's most notorious spammers, Stanford Wallace. While many feel that the triumph over Wallace is a just legal victory, critics argue that the decision could actually ... help spammers. Spam King Forced to Abdicate Throne Late last week, Judge Jeremy Fogel ordered Sanford Wallace to pay $711 million in damages for flooding Facebook with unwanted spam messages. Dubbed the "Spam King", Wallace would assume control of a victim's account and post dubious wall messages. (Source: computerworld.com ) The posts, which began ... (view more)

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