UGNN Facebook Update: : Facebook gives up privacy, chasing the dollar

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook Sure, they all say it : “We’ll do nothing to cause harm…” and a couple of years and an IPO later, they’re bringing misery, poverty and in some cases death to their flock! How many tech companies have gone down this road chasing the almighty dollar? Well, the Facebook Infomanager is chasing the rumors and news . . .
* Facebook ‘stalker’ tool uses Graph Search for powerful data mining
* Facebook Tweaks Privacy Settings, Allows Teens To Post Publicly
* Facebook used to rally 100 to stand behind boy being bullied
* Facebook iOS App Gets Post, Comment Editing
* Facebook becomes Google advertising ally
* Is Facebook becoming a permissive parent?
. . . and more


Facebook used to rally 100 to stand behind boy being bullied

Friday was a rare day when a kid who’s been picked on confronted his bully with the support of 100 people who showed up to rally for him.
      It started as a single Facebook message posted by Halsey Parkerson’s aunt. She went to South Salem High School on Thursday to meet him for lunch. She overheard the bully telling her nephew that he doesn’t have any friends and that no one cares.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : First Coast News


Facebook Tweaks Privacy Settings, Allows Teens To Post Publicly

Up to now, viewability of kids’ Facebook accounts was set by default to “Friends of Friends”; now, those aged 13-17 start out with their audience set to “Friends” by default.
      However, they can also make their posts public, and they can turn on “Follow” to let their posts show up in the Newsfeeds of people who aren’t necessarily their friends.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Hot Hardware


Is Facebook becoming a permissive parent?

Duh. It’s all about the money. Nobody said Facebook could be trusted or relied upon to do the right thing. It’s all about the money. Mary Sanchez writes :
      Mom, Dad, here is your popup warning: Your teen is being wooed by Facebook. The social media giant is desperately trying to reposition its digital offerings to teenagers. It’s a marketing ploy that has Facebook attempting to pass itself off a bit like an Internet version of a friend’s more lenient parent.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Chicago Tribune


Facebook iOS App Gets Post, Comment Editing

Facebook this week rolled out the ability to edit posts and comments from within its iOS app. Available for iPhone only — sorry iPad and iPod touch users — the feature has already rolled out to the Web and Android devices.
      But more than simply changing a few words or fixing a grammatical mistake, the update also allows you to view the edit history, perhaps to reminisce over what has changed since you first posted the message. Or to ensure that no one else has been fooling with your phone and your account, though the new “Edited” tag on any post will serve as a notice.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : PC Magazine


Facebook becomes Google advertising ally

What did we say earlier??? It’s all about the money?
      Google had previously been shut out of the social network’s advertising network, with no reasons given for the exclusion or the change of heart. Word that the Internet titan’s online advertising reach would extend to Facebook came as Google shares breached $1,000 for the first time. Google stock was priced at $1,011.41 at the close of the Nasdaq on Friday and continued to climb in after-market trades.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Phys.Org


Facebook ‘stalker’ tool uses Graph Search for powerful data mining

When a high-profile public figure living in Hong Kong hired the security company Trustwave to test if its experts could get his passwords, they turned to Facebook.
      While the dangers of sharing too much data on Facebook are well-known, it is surprising how little data can give hackers a foothold. The man gave Trustwave’s team no-holds barred permission to try and snatch his data, a so-called “Red Team” test.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Network World


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