Posts Categorized: General News

The Queen is the latest Facebook recruit

The Queen has joined half a billion other people across the globe by signing up to the biggest social network site, Facebook. Launched this morning at 8am, the Official British Monarchy page attracted 40,000 users within its first hour online. However the Queen’s Facebook page is unlike the accounts of… Read more »

Google bars Facebook from accessing Gmail

Google have thrown a spanner in the works of Facebook’s growth plans by barring the social network from accessing its contacts data on its email service Gmail. The change has come about as a result of Google’s decision to re-write their terms and conditions. Under their new terms, Google say… Read more »

Google offers cash rewards as part of its Bug Bounty scheme

Google has launched a new programme whereby it will offer cash rewards to anyone who spots potential vulnerabilities in any of its systems. Known as The Bug Bounty Program, computer whizz kids can earn anything from $500-$3,133 for uncovering a flaw which could potentially lead to the confidentiality or data… Read more »

Twitter introduces adverts to personal timelines

Micro-blogging social network site Twitter has revealed plans to introduce advertising to the personal timelines of its members. The adverts will be marked as “promoted” in order to easily distinguish these ads from other tweets. The kind of adverts which appear on each individual’s timeline will be tailored to their… Read more »

Man accidentally divorces wife during Skype chat

A Muslim man is paying a high price for a joke he made while chatting to his wife on a messenger conversation on Skype. The man in question jokingly typed “talaq”, which translates as “I divorce thee”, three times in a row during a conversation with his wife on the… Read more »

Detectives to receive Facebook and social media training

Police detectives are about to receive in depth training in how to use social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to track down criminals and hunt for clues related to specific crimes. With the rise in popularity of social media, the police are often expected to investigate crimes through… Read more »

Are Twitter talking tough about trademarks and tweets?

Not desiring their brand to go the way of Xerox, Aspirin and Kleenex (which lost their trademark status in the US), the folks at Twitter wrote a post linking to not only their new logos, but also highlighting the rules when it comes to using “tweet” or “twitter” in a… Read more »