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Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page gets hacked

It was bound to happen, especially after the release of the recent movie, but Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s page was hacked on Tuesday. This is certainly a good indication that the security in place still needs to be improved. The message that the hackers left read “Let the hacking begin: …

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23 year old Facebook hacker admits nude media theft

A 23 year old California man admitted he used personal information from Facebook to hack into women’s email accounts to download nude and seminude photos and videos sent from those accounts. He would then forward these to all of the women’s contacts. Dozens of women in the US and England …

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Facebook revenues $1.2 billion across nine months

Facebook growth is staggering in recent months. Latest reports from Goldman Sachs show that they raked in $1.2 billion across the first nine months of 2010. Facebooks net income in the first nine months of 2010 peaked at $355 million and Goldman values the company now at $50 billion and …

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Facebook to trademark ‘Face’

It may seem incredible, but it appears that Facebook have been given the go-ahead to trademark the word ‘Face’. The U.S. Patient and Trademark Office have issued an allowance that says that the company is entitled to a trademark on ‘Face’ as it applies to the name FaceBook. To get …

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Facebook to release a ‘gmail killer’

Facebook are reportedly going to release a messaging system which will rival Google’s Gmail. The social networking giant who already have over 500 million users are going to host a special event in San Francisco on Monday. Facebook will apparently announce their own email address system @facebook.com and perhaps even …

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Queen Elizabeth II to launch Facebook page

Queen Elizabeth II is to launch her own Facebook page, according to Royal Household reports. The 84 British monarch is apparently going to be making her own videos, as well as uploading photos and posting news updates on the site, her office said yesterday. Users can send messages to Buckingham …

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Twitter target Facebook with projected 1 billion userbase

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams said during a conference in San Francisco that the Twitter platform will soon have one billion users. Williams said “Twitter will get to a billion members”. It could however take quite some time before this becomes a reality, as there are only 165 million registered users …

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Skype and Facebook exploring possibilities of partnership

Social networking giant Facebook are exploring the possibilities of a partnership with Skype which is aimed at integrating their communication services. Wall Street Journal have said that under the proposed partnership that Facebook users would be able to sign into Skype through their Facebook Connect accounts. Once signed in then …

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Facebook facing worst downtime in four years

Facebook has not been having a good week, facing the second wave of downtime, the most it has faced in four years. This time it has been throwing out continuous error messages which was due to an internal system error. With a blog post they have explained the outage was …

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Facebook hit a milestone – 500 million users

Facebook are due to announce that they have managed to achieve a user base of 500 million users. This prediction was originally set earlier in the year when analysts judged that in 2010 they would hit half a billion users. Interestingly they have launched Facebook Stories – a ‘visual memorial’ …

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Facebook rake in $800 million during 2009

Looking back it is hard to believe that Facebook was a social networking concept dreamed up by a couple of friends in a Harvard dorm back in 2004. Latest 2009 reports released show that the platform generated $800 revenue which is well beyond expected results.More importantly profits were also reasonably …

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Facebook enhance privacy settings – after pressure

Facebook have been under pressure lately to protect their users privacy and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has blamed the issues on ‘growing pains’. Mark was keen to point out that engineers and designers have been working hard in the last three weeks to improve privacy settings. “We don’t pretend that we …

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