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Facebook Support Dashboard Provides More Information on Reported Content

Facebook Support Dashboard Provides More Information on Reported Content

Image credit: Facebook(NEW YORK) — Facebook isn’t only beefing up security this week, it’s also becoming a bit more transparent. Today the company is rolling out a new Support Dashboard, allowing users to see the exact status of filed repo…

Facebook Beefs Up Security With New Anti-Virus Marketplace

Facebook Beefs Up Security With New Anti-Virus Marketplace

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Facebook has partnered with anti-virus software companies, including Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos and Symantec, and is announcing Wednesday two major security steps.Facebook will now incorporate the…

Survey: Many Don’t Understand Facebook’s, Google’s Privacy Policies

Survey: Many Don’t Understand Facebook’s, Google’s Privacy Policies

LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Image(NEW YORK) — Have you ever read the privacy policies of Facebook and Google?  Did you understand what you were reading?  Well, it turns out many people don’t.A new survey by Siegel+Gale, a strategic branding firm,…

Facebook Inches Closer to 1 Billion Active Users

Facebook Inches Closer to 1 Billion Active Users

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Facebook announced Monday that it now has 901 million monthly active users.The news comes as the company prepares its initial public offering, which is expected in May.Facebook also said it had $205 million i…

Facebook to Buy $550M in Patents from Microsoft

Facebook to Buy $550M in Patents from Microsoft

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Facebook is purchasing $550 million in patents from Microsoft, the companies announced Monday in a joint press release. The patents to be transferred were part of a larger acquisition Microsoft mad…

Can Social Media Get More Pot Users to Admit They’re Lighting Up?

Can Social Media Get More Pot Users to Admit They’re Lighting Up?

LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images(SAN FRANCSICO) — The number of young adults who smoke both tobacco and marijuana may actually be higher than some recent surveys have suggested, according to a new study.Researchers from the University of California, San …

Marine Faces ‘Other Than Honorable’ Discharge Over Anti-Obama Facebook Comment

Marine Faces ‘Other Than Honorable’ Discharge Over Anti-Obama Facebook Comment

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Camp Pendleton Marine who criticized President Obama on Facebook is facing an “other than honorable discharge,” a move his lawyer said is an infringement on the tea party supporter’s right to free speech. A federal judg…

Maryland Bill Bans Employers from Asking for Facebook Passwords

Maryland Bill Bans Employers from Asking for Facebook Passwords

LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — If you’re worried about an employer or potential employer asking for your Facebook or Twitter password, you might just want to move to Maryland.  The state’s general assembly has become the fi…

Instagram Users Alarmed by Facebook Purchase

Instagram Users Alarmed by Facebook Purchase

Justin Sullivan/G​etty Images(PALO ALTO, Calif.) — When 12-year-old Catherine Moorhead found out about Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram she immediately texted her dad. “It ruins the purpose of Instagram! OMGosh!!!!” she typed on her iPhone. Moorh…

Washington Man on the Run from Cops Posts Facebook Updates

Washington Man on the Run from Cops Posts Facebook Updates

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(PORT ANGELES, Wash.) — Travis A. Nicolaysen is on the run from police, but he’s still posting periodic updates on his Facebook page, and has even changed his status from “in a relationship” to “…

Facebook Buys Photo-Sharing Company Instagram

Facebook Buys Photo-Sharing Company Instagram

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(PALO ALTO, Calif.) — Facebook has agreed to acquire the popular online photo sharing company Instagram, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Monday.Zuckerberg did not disclose the purchase amount, but accordi…

Facebook Chooses Nasdaq to List Its Shares

Facebook Chooses Nasdaq to List Its Shares

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As it readies for its initial public offering, Facebook has reportedly chosen a stock exchange to list its shares.Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal says the social media …

Facebook Privacy: Dems Wield Employer Restrictions Against GOP

Facebook Privacy: Dems Wield Employer Restrictions Against GOP

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A Democratic U.S. Senate candidate in Arizona is campaigning to stop bosses from being able to demand their employees’ Facebook passwords, a week after House Democrats included a privacy provision in a …

Google Reigns as Most Popular Tech Brand, Poll Finds

Google Reigns as Most Popular Tech Brand, Poll Finds

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In the high-flying world of iconic technology brands, two — Google and Apple — tower at remarkable levels of public popularity in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.  But add in strength of sentimen…

Tyler Perry Says He Is a Recent Victim of Racial Profiling

Tyler Perry Says He Is a Recent Victim of Racial Profiling

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Tyler Perry says he was unjustly interrogated by Atlanta police recently in what he believes to be a case of racial profiling.In a lengthy post on his Facebook page, Perry recalls making an illegal turn after leav…

Michigan Teacher Disciplined for Not Giving Boss Facebook Access?

Michigan Teacher Disciplined for Not Giving Boss Facebook Access?

Courtesy Kimberly Hester(CASSAPOLIS, Mich.) — When Kimberly Hester of Cass County, Mich. posted with permission a photo a coworker sent her on Facebook, she didn’t think it would offend the public school where she taught, or lead the superintendent to…

Facebook Taking Proactive Stance Against Suicides

Facebook Taking Proactive Stance Against Suicides

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In the wake of the suicide of a 31-year-old Taiwanese woman who told friends on Facebook she was planning to kill herself, Facebook’s managers tell ABC News they have plans to work with other leading websites t…

Demanding Facebook Passwords May Break Law, Say Senators

Demanding Facebook Passwords May Break Law, Say Senators

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It’s become standard practice for employers and schools to peruse potential applicants’ Facebook profiles. But in some cases, they are going even further: Some have demanded applicants hand over their…

U.S. Senators Ask Justice Department to Investigate Employers Who Request Facebook Passwords

U.S. Senators Ask Justice Department to Investigate Employers Who Request Facebook Passwords

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two U.S. senators are asking the U.S. Justice Department to determine whether employers who request the Facebook login information of potential employees are violating federal law, Bloomberg News reports.Sen. Charles Sc…

Facebook Discourages Employers to Ask for Job Applicants’ Passwords

Facebook Discourages Employers to Ask for Job Applicants’ Passwords

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan issued a statement on the social networking’s privacy policy on Friday, discouraging employers from asking job applicants to reveal their passwords. “If you ar…

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