FACEBOOK PLEDGE TO TIGHTEN SECURITY CONTROLS

Facebook have announced that they will be tightening their security controls to safeguard the personal information of their users. The move comes weeks after Facebook confirmed their plans to simplify their privacy settings. The social networking site has come under fire from the authorities in recent months over concerns about the safety of minors on the site. There have been …

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FACEBOOK ATTRACTS 300 MILLION MEMBERS

Facebook has become the world’s most popular social networking site after it was announced that it currently holds 300 members worldwide. The news was broken by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a news blog post. In the announcement he wrote: “Facebook now serves 300 million people across the world. It’s a large number, but the way we think about this …

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GOOGLE FOLLOWS MICROSOFT’S LEAD BY ANNOUNCING PLANS TO COLLABORATE WITH TWITTER

Just after the news broke that Microsoft would start indexing Twitter updates through their newly launched search engine Bing, Google also revealed that they have plans to follow suit and will also begin delivering status updates from Twitter in the near future. The real-time Twitter search feature was announced by Microsoft at a web summit in Australia this week. The …

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FACEBOOK WIN £430 MILLION IN DAMAGES AGAINST SPAMMER

Facebook have been awarded £430 million in damages after winning their case against Sanford Wallace who is nicknamed, the Spam King. The case centred on an allegation made by Facebook which claimed that Mr Wallace had been sending huge numbers of unsolicited emails from Facebook user’s accounts after gaining access to the accounts without permission. The emails which were sent …

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ANGER AS FACEBOOK CHANGES PRIVACY SETTINGS

Facebook’s decision to change its privacy settings this week has been met with anger from some users who are concerned that their personal data could be at risk due to the alterations made to the social networking site. The privacy settings have been simplified as part of the changes, however some argue that vital controls which protects personal data from …

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THE PASSWORDS BANNED BY TWITTER REVEALED

An internet blogger has uncovered a list of passwords which micro blogging website Twitter has banned from use on its website. The social networking site is clamping down on passwords which could be used as by hackers to infiltrate private accounts and post fake Twitter updates. The list of banned passwords may include those which have been used in the …

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YAHOO! AND TWITTER JOIN FORCES

Yahoo! has signed a deal with the popular micro-blogging site Twitter which will see Yahoo! users able to access Twitter via a whole host of Yahoo! products. It’s not unusual for search engines to partner up with social networking sites such as Twitter. Only last year Google and Microsoft’s Bing signed a deal with Twitter to start indexing their updates …

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REPORTS OF POSSIBLE YAHOO! ACCOUNT HACKING IN CHINA

It’s been reported that a number of Yahoo! accounts belonging to journalists and those involved in activist groups related to China have been hacked into over the last month. The news comes just days after Google announced it is planning to remove its Chinese language search services from China because of a spate of cyber-attacks and concerns over censorship. Google …

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MICROSOFT PLAN HOTMAIL MAKEOVER

Microsoft has revealed plans to revamp its Hotmail service in order to keep up with the rapid growth of rival email provider Gmail. In the past Microsoft have increased email storage on their Hotmail service in an attempt to outdo Gmail which continues to grow in popularity. However this time round, Microsoft has some highly sophisticated plans up its sleeve …

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