Facebook's billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls himself a hacker.
For most people, that word means something malicious - shady criminals who listen in on private voicemails, or anonymous villains who cripple websites and break into email accounts.
Facebook’s initial public offering got more attention from the digerati than most superstars garner in any given day.
Much digital ink was spilled in anticipation, but much more is sure to come as investors, analysts and journalists scour the social network’s SEC registration statement for juicy tidbits and telling details. (For instance, founder Mark Zuckerberg spent a cool $692,679 flying friends and family on private aircraft in 2011 – it’s because of his “comprehensive security program.”) Here’s a taste of a few facts and numbers that jumped out from the filing immediately.
Austrian student activists say they expect to meet Facebook representatives in Vienna next Monday in an attempt to resolve their disagreements over the social-networking site's privacy policies.
Facebook and the state of Washington have filed separate lawsuits against West Virginia-based Adscend Media LLC, alleging the company was responsible for spreading malware through Facebook and for stealing personal information from users of the social networking site.
The 15 companies will be announcing on Monday DMARC.org, which stands for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance--a system for verifying that e-mails are coming from legitimate companies and not imposters trying to trick people into clicking a phishing link. Basically, the system offers a common way for companies to authenticate their legitimate communications with customers.