In an recent regulatory filing Facebook said 8.7 percent of its 955 million monthly active users worldwide are fake or false accounts.And these accounts will be deleted/disabled soon.
Yeah! You heard right.If you have more then one facebook account or you are maintaining another account for your pet etc.then you are one of the 83 million fake accounts that fb going to delete soon.There’s should be fan pages for your cat,business or institute not personal profile.
In an recent interview Facebook chief security officer Joe Sullivan told CNN that “On Facebook we have a really large commitment [...]
The Pakistan Government on Sunday blocked the social networking website Twitter because of material that it considered offensive to Islam. Pakistan Telecommunications Authority chairman Mohammad Yaseen said the social networking website was blocked Sunday because Twitter refused to remove material related to a competition on Facebook to post images of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
Many Muslims regard depictions of the prophet, even favorable ones, as blasphemous.
The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Yaseen, as saying that Facebook has agreed to address Pakistan’s concerns, but added that officials [...]
How’s this for some big news on an otherwise slow Monday? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has let slip that his company plans to buy popular photo-sharing app Instagram (pending all of the standard regulatory approvals, naturally). According to a report from All Things D‘s Kara Swisher, Facebook will pick up the social app, which got its own long-awaited Android version, for a cool $1 billion in cash and shares. Ole Zuck confirmed the news on his personal blog, adding that the deal won’t affect Instagram’s integration with competing social networks:
We think the fact that [...]
Here’s how Facebook is supposed to work: When you don’t want to be someone’s friend anymore, you unfriend them. Or, if you just want to keep certain things private, you can adjust their access settings. The ability to back out of a friendship is as vital online as it is off, which is why this is worrying: British security researchers Shah Mahmood and Yvo Desmedt have found a simple way to create un-unfriendable zombie accounts (via the Arxiv blog). Here’s how it works:
1. Make a new account
Using an existing account works too, but the trick requires near-constant deactivation.
Before you’ve even sipped your morning brew, a regional German court has delivered yet another stern judgement affecting a multinational organization. This time it’s Facebook back in the dock over the Friend Finder feature, which uploads a user’s contact list to Zuckerberg’s bunker without proper warning. Another offense involves the ownership of data — any original photo or music track uploaded to Facebook supposedly belongs to the company and can be used however it likes, which has now been deemed to breach data protection laws. Someone ought to add this to [...]
About three years ago Ars Technica has pointed out the Facebook flaw where the photos deleted by its users still exist in the cloud, and accessible via direct links after months or even years. And still there are no improvements done by Facebook to resolve the issue.
According to Facebook’s spokesman:
“Facebooks’s older systems for storing uploaded content did not always delete images from content delivery networks in a reasonable period of time even though they were immediately removed from the site, whereas company is working for new systems which will make the deletion process quicker.”
Yahoo has launched a dedicated search portal for Andriod and iOS apps, where user can search for applications by category, mobile platform, ratings, reviews, price and more.
You can visit Yahoo Apps Search page for details.
With the collaboration of a design firm Definition6, Facebook launched TimelineMovieMaker web application which can create a movie of all stuff under TimeLine for a Facebook user by adding special effects and music.
Facebook TimeLine feature was introduced by the end of last year, which is a visual representation of entire life events of a user shared over Facebook.
To create your Facebook TimeLine movie, visit timelinemoviemaker page, click on “Make Your Movie” button and give access to your Facebook account and let it complete rest of the process which may take few minutes.
So, give a [...]
In June 2011, George Hotz (GeoHot) was hired by Facebook after getting sued by Sony for hacking into Playstation 3. Basically, GeoHot was popular for its unlock and jailbreaking tools for iPhone users, and now when he is quitting from Facebook, it seems he will join back jailbreak community and hope so some other jailbreak tools would be on his credit in near future.
GeoHot’s previous developed jailbreak tools are Blackra1n, Purplera1n, Limera1n and BlackSn0w unlock tool.
Reuters, reported that YouTube is getting approximately 4 billion video hits per day, as the figure has changed with an increase of 25% since May, 2011. Google relates the increase of Youtube video viewership to the increase of smart mobile devices.
Furthermore, YouTube owner Google also announced some other figures, that about 60 hours of video is now uploaded to YouTube each minute, whereas this figure was 48 hours of video upload every minute in May, 2011.