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(CBS News) Facebook users may want to check their privacy settings as soon as possible. Some users are reporting that private messages written on the social network are showing up on their Timelines. But Facebook says the allegations are not true.
According to Metro France, messages that were written between 2007 and 2009 are showing up on Facebook Timeline. Even when the messages are deleted, they still appear on the Timelines of recipients of private messages, the newspaper reports.Continue »
Apparently, Facebook's manager of media partnerships, Andy Mitchell, told journalists at a Facebook and Social Journalism meetup in San Francisco that the social network is moving away from "passive sharing."Continue »
(CNET) The Winklevoss twins, best known for their courtroom battles with Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook, are taking another stab at the social-networking sector.
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have made a $1 million investment SumZero, a social network aimed at professional investors, The Wall Street Journal reports. The company was founded in 2008 by former Harvard classmates Aalap Mahadevia and Divya Narendra, the latter of which was a party to the Winklevoss twins' lawsuit that claimed they were misled about Facebook's value.Continue »
(CBS News) Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg gave his first interview following the social network's rocky initial public offering.
Zuckerberg was interviewed by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington. Right off the bat, Arrington asked Zuckerberg about the fact that Facebook's stock lost half of its value.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is schedule to give his first interview Tuesday since the company's rocky initial public offering in May, and one question will surely be hanging over his head.Continue »
(CBS News) It's official! Instagram is now part of the Facebook family.
"Our deal with Facebook has closed," the Instagram team said in a blog post Thursday. The company went on to say that the team will move into Facebook's office and that the popular mobile app "isn't going anywhere."Continue »
The DNC is creating several opportunities for supporters to engage on social media networks. An official app on Facebook lets users tweet their nominations on Twitter, using the phrase "I nominate Barack Obama because..." and the hashtag #INominateDNC. A DNC 2012 app has been launched for iPhones and Android devices. The app lets users view the convention schedule, explore Charlotte and follow convention tweets.Continue »
A fairness hearing, the last hurdle for Facebook before it could move forward with its Instagram deal, concluded today with the expected approval, a Facebook spokesperson has confirmed.
No other details were released.Continue »
(CBS San Francisco) MENLO PARK, Calif. - Florence Detlor may have been born when William Howard Taft was President, but at the moment she is social media's it girl.
Facebook has confirmed, out of nearly one billion users, she is the oldest registered user of the social networking site at 101 years old.Continue »
Updated 4:05 p.m. ET
(CBS News) Facebook faces a potential lawsuit for allegedly violating privacy laws in Germany.
According to reports by IDG News Service, the Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZBV), an advocacy group, says that Facebook must stop giving users' private information to third-party applications until it obtains explicit consent.Continue »
Facebook Inc. says it's addressing those gripes, with the launch of a new, faster version of the app for Apple's iPhone and iPad on Thursday. Rather than add a slew of new features, the company said it rebuilt the application from scratch to make it speedier and less clunky.Continue »
A German data protection official called Wednesday for social networking site Facebook to delete biometric profiles of people stored without their explicit consent, saying they breach European privacy rules.Continue »
A new Google Chrome extension sets out to replace photos in your Facebook news feed by swapping out cuddly kids with anything of your choosing.
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