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Facebook Dislike Button Not For Trolling

Facebook Dislike Button Not For Trolling

Mark Zuckerberg says the new tool will allow the website’s users to “express empathy” with their friends. Facebook Dislike Button Not For Trolling maybe?

Facebook is working on a ‘dislike’ button, its founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced, after years of resisting popular demand for such a tool.

During a question-and-answer session at the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, he revealed the button would allow Facebook users to “express empathy” with their friends. read more

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Facebook Sued Over Alleged Private Message ‘Scanning’

Facebook Sued Over Alleged Private Message ‘Scanning’

Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it monitors users’ private messages.

The lawsuit claims that when users share a link to another website via a private message, Facebook scans it to profile the sender’s web activity.

It alleges that Facebook systematically intercepts messages to mine user data and profits by sharing it with data aggregators, advertisers and marketers.

Facebook said the allegations were “without merit”. read more

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Teenagers Leaving Facebook For ‘Cooler’ Alternatives

Facebook is “basically dead and buried” with many UK teenagers feeling embarrassed even to be associated with it, new research says.

Young people are apparently turning away from it “in their droves” and are using “cooler” websites and apps such as Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp.

Professor Daniel Miller, from University College London, which helped carry out the research, said: “Where once parents worried about their children joining Facebook, the children now say it is their family that insists they stay there to post about their lives.”

“Parents have worked out how to use the site and see it as a way for the family to remain connected. In response, the young are moving on to cooler things.” read more

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Facebook ‘Likes’ Reveal More Than Users Think

Facebook ‘Likes’ Reveal More Than Users Think

  • Posted: Mar 12, 2013
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Cambridge University researchers say they have found a way of getting extra information about Facebook users from their “Likes”.

Facebook users’ online behaviour reveals intimate details about personality which could let strangers predict their sexuality, political views and religion, researchers have claimed.

Experts stated by pressing button Like, it is possible to predict accurately what a person is like in real life.

Whether it is drug users being more inclined to show approval for Big Momma’s movies or people with a high IQ showing a taste for curly chips, the patterns are not always immediately obvious to the untrained eye. read more

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Dutch Inventor Sue Facebook Over "Like" Button

Dutch Inventor Sue Facebook Over "Like" Button

  • Posted: Feb 19, 2013
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As everybody knows Mark  Zuckerberg has invented Facebook.

Now, it has come to light that the “like” button was created by a Dutch inventor who died in 2004.

Facebook is being sued over claims its ‘like’ button infringes technology patented by a Dutch computer programmer 15 years ago.

Rembrandt Social Media says the social networking site “bears a remarkable resemblance, both in terms of its functionality and technical implementation” to a concept invented by Joannes (Jos) van der Meer before his death in 2004. read more

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Facebook Targeted In ‘Zero-Day’ Hack Attack

Facebook Targeted In ‘Zero-Day’ Hack Attack

  • Posted: Feb 16, 2013
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Hackers managed to break the website’s code but the company insists its user data was not compromised.

The site’s security was breached after a handful of Facebook employees unknowingly visited a website that had been compromised with malicious code.

When a suspicious file was discovered on the company’s computers, a forensic investigation was launched and the origin of the file was traced to an employee’s laptop.

A further search uncovered other infected computers, but Facebook insists there was no data and no passwords compromised. read more

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Facebook ‘Suffers December Traffic Dip As It Reaches Saturation Point

Facebook ‘Suffers December Traffic Dip As It Reaches Saturation Point

  • Posted: Jan 19, 2013
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According to a web traffic measurement firm, Facebook drops its audience in December with 600,000 suggesting it has reached saturation point.

It remained by far the biggest social networking service, with more than 33 million British visitors, or 53 per cent of the market. The way the figures are calculated means members who access their account from more than one device are counted separately on each computer, smartphone or tablet, however.

United States its been consider Facebook’s most developed market with 168 milion users folllowed  by Britain.

Like most websites Facebook normally experiences a slowdown in traffic over the festive period as people unplug from the internet. Among Facebook’s top 10 biggest markets, Britain was the only one where the number of visitors actually fell. read more

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