07/29/2011, Facebook has just launched a new bug bounty program where it rewards researchers who find security holes in the social network. The reward will be paid in dollars, which starts off at $500 and has no maximum set. However, they will have to follow Facebook’s Responsible Disclosure Policy and agree not to go public with the vulnerability information until Facebook has fixed the problem. I guess this is a great […]
07/28/2011, Vodafone has just launched a new phone in the UK and it’s not the typical phone we’ve come to expect. This time it’s a feature phone that features heavy Facebook integration – and by heavy we mean heavy. On the surface it looks a lot like the HTC ChaCha – a candy bar shaped phone that features a dedicated Facebook button. Except in this phone, known as the Blue 555, […]
07/28/2011, Good news for Skype users with Windows computers – your favorite VoIP/instant messenger has just received a new update according to an official announcement on the Skype blog. Now at version 5.5, the latest version of Skype features a lot more Facebook integration. (I wouldn’t be surprised if Skype started to drop its official blue for Facebook’s darker shade of blue instead) which is unsurprising see how the two companies […]
07/27/2011, Last year, Facebook launched a new feature for its photo-tagging service that was both praised and criticized. People who loved uploading photographs found joy in not having to manually tag all their friends each time they uploaded a new album, while there were people on the other end of the spectrum concerned about the facial recognition data that Facebook collected with the feature. There was a way to opt out […]
07/27/2011, Who doesn’t use Facebook on their mobile phone device in this day and age? Pretty much everybody is connected to the world’s largest social network, be it on their computer, cellphones or even tablets. While the Facebook experience isn’t the same on all devices, Facebook has been working hard to try and make sure that the key features remain consistent across all platforms.
07/26/2011, Forget about Netflix and Facebook ever getting integrated – not in the US anyways, as the Video Privacy Protection Act that came to pass in 1988 prevents the disclosure of people’s video rental information, and companies who are daring and bold enough to flout the law can be subject to a fine of $2,500 – for each infraction, of course.
07/25/2011, A visit to the official BlackBerry Facebook page today will lead you to a very interesting status update from RIM. Here’s what RIM has to say on its latest wall post: Hey Team BlackBerry, what’s shiny, new and social all over? We want to tell you all about it. Can you guess what it might be? Tune in tomorrow for details! As vague as it sounds, it seems to point […]
07/25/2011, Privacy issues are ever rampant on the world’s social network: Facebook. Ever since its launch, people have had problems with the service’s privacy settings and over the weekend, a new problem was discovered by the folks at TechCrunch. This time it has something to do with the privacy settings of Facebook videos. Apparently of recent, the privacy controls of Facebook videos haven’t been working as intended. It has been reported […]
07/25/2011, It seems that the recursive nature of programming has also spilled over to the world of Facebook – as the iPad app for the social network has been revealed to be hidden inside, of all places, the Facebook iPhone app. It does make us wonder why Facebook has yet to develop an iPad app since the Apple tablet has done phenomenally well worldwide, and since they have already rolled out […]
07/21/2011, One thing great about Facebook is the way it constantly innovates and updates itself. While not everybody may agree with the new features it implements and forces its users to use, Facebook has come a long way since its inception about 7 years ago. From photo tagging, facial recognition, the “Like” button, and native video calling, the service is really a one-stop for all your social internet needs. Yesterday Facebook […]
07/19/2011, The contest for your hard-earned money in the living room is a never ending battle among companies, and for some years already, the TV has undergone an assault by various video game consoles. Who is going to win the war, or is there going to be a peaceful co-existence? The consumer must decide, but in the meantime, Roku wants to offer an olive branch by bridging both parties thanks to […]
07/19/2011, Many years from now, when your kids have all grown up and shipped off to university, keeping in touch with you with the spawn of Twitter, you will be chatting with the rest of your mates about how the social networking landscape was like two decades ago. You will surely remember how Facebook made one of the world’s youngest billionaire, as well as the explosive battle between two titans – […]
07/18/2011, What do you do when you get banned or kicked out from Google+? You create your own social networking website of course! At least that’s what the hacker group, Anonymous, has decided to do when they were booted from Google+ for violating some of the rules for Google’s new social networking website. The group had apparently violated community standards which resulted not only in Google removing the group’s Google+ account, […]
07/14/2011, If you’re a minor and you’re thinking of posting up that picture of you with a beer bottle or a cigarette in hand on Facebook for cred points among your peers – you might want to think twice. According to a recent survey of 2,000 internet users in the UK done by BullGuard (an internet security company), 55% of parents “keep an eye” on their children by checking their social […]