It was Google's policy in November 2007 to counter offers to its employees from Facebook within an hour, according to e-mails released last week during the wage conspiracy case going on in California. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt confirmed in the e-mails that the policy had been in existence for only 24 hours before it leaked outside of the executive management group.
A Donegal man has avoided a jail term for criminal damage to his ex-girlfriend’s Facebook page after he admitted posting an offensive “status update” on it.
The man (30) was acquitted by a jury last month of raping and falsely imprisoning the woman in her home on the same date.
Facebook has dismissed claims that its password security is inadequate, following a report by software firm Dashlane that criticised the firm's credentials policy.
The report checked password policy on websites popular in the UK, noting minimum password length, whether password had to include numbers and letters of both cases, and whether users were shown the password strength, among other factors.
Facebook could be used against you. Privacy is something that should concern everyone, yet social networking blurs the line between right and wrong.
No matter how much personal information you put online, more can be gleaned from you. Just think of advertising. Very little is coincidence. However, we can’t go into conspiracy theory territory. The world probably isn’t out to get you.
Nonetheless, Facebook can be utilised in some very interesting ways.
The head of Facebook's US-based Security Infrastructure team has defended a recent app update that uses a smartphone's microphone for Shazam-like audio recognition.
The feature was announced at the end of May, and was expected to roll out within weeks. Allowing Android and iOS users to "identify TV and music instantly," the app is capable of recording ambient sounds in the user's environment to recognise what show is on the TV or what song is playing.