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A new study finds that habitual use of Facebook makes individuals susceptible to social media phishing attacks by criminals, likely because they automatically respond to requests without considering how they are connected with those sending the requests, how long they have known them, or who else is connected with them. A new study finds that habitual use of Facebook makes individuals susceptible to social media phishing attacks by criminals, likely because they automatically respond to requests without considering how they are connected with those sending the requests, how long they have known them, or who else is connected with them.
Facebook is releasing mcrouter, its software for turning many cache servers around the world into one distributed system, as open source. The company announced the release on Monday at its @Scale conference in San Francisco, where it also launched a new open-source project called TODO to make it easier for organizations to use open-source software.
San Francisco Supervisor David Campos is calling on Facebook officials to meet with local drag queens to discuss the social media website's recent crackdown on the performers to change their profile names. Facebook, based in Menlo Park, has locked many drag queens out of their accounts unless they edit their stage names to their "real identities," which is outlined on the website as a legal name listed on a credit card or driver's license, according to recent news reports.
It was a sleepy day on Wall Street Monday ... unless you happened to be looking at some high profile tech stocks, especially shares of social media companies. Facebook fell 4 percent.
Coca-Cola is bringing back a blast from the past -- it's Mountain Dew-like citrus soda, Surge -- which it has begun to sell online only via Amazon.com. A resurgence for Surge: The soft drink is back Coca-Cola is bringing back a blast from the past -- it's Mountain Dew-like citrus soda, Surge -- which it has begun to sell online only via Amazon.com.
A 2-year-old dog in Oklahoma and her owner have been reunited after the dog wandered off after being shot by a Tulsa police officer, FOX 23 News reported September 12. Officials for the Tulsa Police Department say the shooting of Ruby, a pit bull, was justified after the dog attacked officers as they investigated a possible home invasion. Ruby, whose owner Lana Ellsbury said was shot September 11 near where her mom lived near Apache and Sheridan, was found Thursday afternoon.
Facebook recently started enforcing an existing policy that requires people to operate under their legal names.
Michael Tseytlin joined Facebook earlier this month to work on satellite technology for the company's Connectivity Lab, according to people familiar with the matter. An expert in satellite design, Tseytlin had been working on Google's satellite efforts being led by Greg Wyler, a high profile satellite entrepreneur who also recently departed Google.
The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Daniele Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes. Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed.
English test scores are falling in Virginia and elsewhere, and some educators and parents fear that the trend reflects societal changes that will be tough to overcome. Children today read less in their free time, goes one widely accepted argument.
A brave schoolgirl who was savagely beaten by a gang of grown men has sparked a Facebook campaign to track down her attackers. Young Amy Maddison, 16, was walking alone when the yobs brutally smashed her face against a wall before beating her as she lay motionless - just yards from her home.
Shannen Doherty has told how it was tough dealing with her Beverly Hills 90210 fame in an era before sites like Twitter and Facebook. The actress rocketed to stardom as Brenda Walsh in the 90s drama, when she was in her teens, and said that back then there was no way of addressing false stories.
Anton Gerashchenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian Internal Affairs Ministry, wrote on his Facebook page that his country would not hand the climber - whom he described as a "hero of Ukraine" - over to Russia to face trial. Photo: Mustang-wanted.com / Facebook.com Russia has issued an international arrest warrant for a Kiev-based extreme climber accused of painting the spire of a Moscow landmark skyscraper in Ukrainian colors and hanging a Ukrainian flag from it, a news report said.
Beyonce recently posted a video on Facebook and YouTube that took her fans behind the scenes to see the preparations for her live performance last month at the MTV Video Music Awards. In the first four hours, Facebook users watched the video 2.4 million times.
Facebook is experimenting with a new feature for non-committal folks. A small number of users are already seeing a Snapchat-style option to have their status, photo, or link self-destruct in the Facebook for iOS app.
There have been multiple reports that Facebook is forcing gay and transgender users to use their legal names instead of their online personas or chosen names, as part of a crackdown on pseudonyms, despite the danger this poses to some users Not that long ago, it looked as though Facebook might be softening its previous stance on real names, with comments from CEO Mark Zuckerberg that suggested he saw the value of anonymity in some cases - and at the same time, the social network has expanded the number of gender-related selections users have to choose from. Despite those moves, however, some gay and transgender users say the site is forcing them to use their birth names or have their pages blocked.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:18 am
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