Facebook just announced a new social plugin that should cut down on moments that leave you thinking, “How did this end up on my profile?”
Thanks to Facebook’s Open Graph, users can automatically publish a lot of their activity from other websites and apps (like listening to a song on Spotify) onto their Facebook Timelines.
The Wall Street Journal’s report on third party apps transmitting users’ names to online advertising companies and tracking databases in breach of Facebook’s own privacy rules and despite user privacy settings raises ongoing questions on when Facebook will give users absolute control over their privacy settings once and for all.
On Friday the Europe vs Facebook privacy campaign group kicked off a new legal initiative targeting Facebook — in the form of a class action lawsuit that’s inviting adult non-commercial Facebook users located anywhere outside the US and Canada to join in.
Facebook Phone it may not be, but today we have one more example of how users will be able to use Facebook on their phones — and in place of traditional phone services. Today, multinational French carrier Orange announced that it would offer “Party Call,” a “social calling” service on the social network.
A hacker has exploited Facebook’s graph search to collect a database of thousands of phone numbers and Facebook users. Both parties agree that all the information was left public by users (even if the users themselves may still not realize it).
Facebook today announced that it now has 1 billion monthly active users, but although it is a social network, that doesn’t mean that many on there are using it for social causes. Today the company said in a developer blog post that the top 25 nonprofits with Facebook Pages are connecting with over 32 million people worldwide.