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Facebook Will Use Low-Power Data Backup At Sub-Zero Building

Facebook Will Use Low-Power Data Backup At Sub-Zero Building

Facebook has been building a new data center of its own in Prineville, Oregon. The facility is being touted as the ‘Sub-Zero’ building, though that is not the official name. Now, the vice president of operations at Facebook, Tom Furlong, has revealed that Facebook will be making use of new, unique low-power methods for the data backups which will be stored in the Sub-Zero building.

By On August 18, 2012 Respond
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Germany Wants Facebook To Destroy Facial Recognition Database

Germany Wants Facebook To Destroy Facial Recognition Database

You have probably used Facebook’s photo tagging option; tagged who is who in the photos you share in the social network. To successfully tag your friends’ names in photos, Facebook keeps a facial recognition database of users. The technology uses photos from the database to provide tagging suggestions. However, German authorities have now stated that this is against the European law and clearly infringes the rights of the users.

By On August 16, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Plans On Displaying More Ads In Users’ New Feeds

Facebook Plans On Displaying More Ads In Users’ New Feeds

Facebook has been steadily growing the scope of its ads. The social network initially offered very few ads on its page but has eventually started offering them in many new ways, for instance by displaying sponsored ads within users feeds. Until now, these ads in the users’ news feeds were usually related to the pages he or his friends liked and visited.

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FTC Terms Facebook’s Verified Apps Scheme Unverifiable And Shady

FTC Terms Facebook’s Verified Apps Scheme Unverifiable And Shady

Facebook has been in the eye of the storm of late. The company has gone public on last May and its stock has been taking a nose-dive since then. The social networking giant has been criticized continually from multiple quarters for the compromises it has made to excel monetarily. Now, a new report from FTC suggests another such shady scheme by the social network.

By On August 14, 2012 Respond
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Facebook’s Director Of Engineering Reveals How Facebook Tests New Features

Facebook’s Director Of Engineering Reveals How Facebook Tests New Features

Facebook has a knack of shipping out new features to its user rather speedily. Rather than making the user wait for a definite time, say a month or two months, the social network keeps rolling out new features that it deems would be useful for the users. Now, Facebook’s Director of Engineering, Andrew Bosworth, reveals how new features are tested before mass launch.

By On August 10, 2012 Respond
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Ex 51st Facebook Employee Brings The Harsh Reality Of Facebook

Ex 51st Facebook Employee Brings The Harsh Reality Of Facebook

Katherine Losse was the 51st employee of Facebook. She joined Facebook in 2005 and left it in 2010. After leaving the social media giant Facebook, she has written a book named “The Boy Kings: A Journey Into the Heart of the Social Network.” In this book, Losse has shared some of the social-media giant’s biggest secrets. She has also revealed the unexpected bitter world of Facebook.

By On August 9, 2012 1 Response
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Social Media Means Facebook To Many Consumers

Social Media Means Facebook To Many Consumers

Facebook is, without a doubt, the largest social network in the world of online social media. With the largest user base, it has come to exert an immense influence on the world of web and the way we use internet. This also means that the online social interactions of a lot of people are limited merely to Facebook.

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Facebook Likes Are Protected By First Amendment, The Social Network Argues

Facebook Likes Are Protected By First Amendment, The Social Network Argues

Freedom of speech in the digital realm is a rather vague subject so far. In the past, companies have fired employees for tweeting or sharing certain things on their social circle online. This, and other similar issues, have made it pertinent that it must be decided now as to what is covered under ‘freedom of speech’ during online conversations.

By On August 8, 2012 Respond
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Developer Writes Angry Letter To Zuckerberg, Goes Viral

Developer Writes Angry Letter To Zuckerberg, Goes Viral

Dalton Caldwell recently wrote an open letter to Facebook’s co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. The letter alleged that Facebook had initially supported Caldwell’s startup but later threatened to crush it because it somehow competed with a Facebook product. Soon after he wrote the letter, it went viral on the web.

By On August 7, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Updates Its Code Twice Daily

Facebook Updates Its Code Twice Daily

The social-networking giant Facebook is very much conscious about the site’s services and security. To make the site invincible from hacking, the company doesn’t even hesitate to deploy hackers to find Bug Bounties in its system. With close to 1 billion users, Facebook is facing a multitude of challenges to maintain and improve the services continually. And the social network seems to push hard. According to new revelations, Facebook engineers are pushing new code into the system twice a day now.

By On August 5, 2012 Respond
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EA Filed Copyright Infringement Against Zynga And Suing The Company

EA Filed Copyright Infringement Against Zynga And Suing The Company

The third largest gaming company and publisher Electronic Arts (EA) has filed a copyright infringement suit against another well known game developer company Zynga. According to complaint filed yesterday, EA believes that Zynga has “willfully and intentionally copied and misappropriated the original and distinctive expressive elements of The Sims Social (a video game developed by EA for Facebook) in a violation of U.S. copyright laws.”

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83 Million Facebook Accounts Are Fake

83 Million Facebook Accounts Are Fake

Facebook is the largest social network which boats a massive user base of 955 million people. However, out of this huge user base, a significant amount of accounts are fake. Facebook has now admitted that out of its total registered accounts, about 8.7 percent accounts are fake.

By On August 4, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Relaunches ‘Facebook Stories’

Facebook Relaunches ‘Facebook Stories’

Facebook Stories was an app which the social network giant launched back in 2010. However, it was soon scrapped. Now, the company is relaunching a website as well as a Facebook page titled ‘Facebook Stories.’ The idea is to highlight the innovative and extra-ordinary uses of Facebook by individuals so as to show the world how useful it is.

By On August 3, 2012 Respond
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President Obama And Mitt Romney Launch New iOS Apps For Upcoming Election Day

President Obama And Mitt Romney Launch New iOS Apps For Upcoming Election Day

The Election Day is going to held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. The US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, both are busy taking their campaigns using information-laced technology. To share their words and approach to public, both of them have launched new iOS apps.

By On August 3, 2012 Respond
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Is Facebook’s Ad Business A Scam?

Is Facebook’s Ad Business A Scam?

Facebook’s chief source of revenue right now is the ads it features on its pages. Through these ads, those who are running the ads are charged for each clicks. However, now a company has come up with a very startling revelation. According to ‘Limited Run’, they have found out that 80% of ad clicks on Facebook are from bots.

By On August 2, 2012 Respond
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