May 27, 2012 |
Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. Facebook "cancellation" - Facebook users should take caution if they receive an email that claims they need to take action to prevent their Facebook accounts from being canceled, according to the Internet security blog Naked Security. Users who follow a link on the email can end up downloading code that enables hackers to spy on the user's activities and take over their computers. Instead of following links in the emails, users should sign into their Facebook accounts and communicate with Facebook staff directly.
February 27, 2009 |
The Facebook nation is turning into a democracy. Facebook Inc. on Thursday invited its 175 million members to help govern the social network by reviewing, discussing and voting on the website's rules. "This is really about us trusting our users," Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a conference call with reporters to discuss the changes.
May 1, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook users are apparently not making themselves at Home. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Home - - Facebook's new Android software for mobile phones -- on April 4 to much fanfare. It hit the Google Play store on April 12. Despite some splashy (and quirky) commercials -- including one with Zuckerberg standing in a swimming pool -- only a tiny fraction of Facebook users has installed the softwaret. And the HTC First, the first phone to preload the software, isn't selling briskly, one analyst reports.
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May 31, 2013 |
The Facebook page chronicling the death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez - Gabriel's Justice - has now received nearly 27,000 “likes” from viewers, thousands of whom have left comments about the Palmdale child's death last week. Fernandez's skull was cracked, three ribs were broken and his skin was bruised and burned when emergency workers reached him. He had BB pellets embedded in his lung and groin. Two teeth were knocked out of his mouth. His mother and her boyfriend have been charged with murder and torture.
June 6, 2012 |
The vast majority of Facebook users say they ignore ads on the social network, according to a survey whose findings are expected to add to questions about the company's revenue prospects. Four out of five Facebook users said neither advertisements nor comments on the social network have ever led them to buy a product or service, according to the poll by Reuters/Ipsos. The poll comes as Facebook Inc. faces increasing investor scrutiny over its main revenue source —advertising — and whether it can wring more ad revenue from its more than 900 million users.
June 17, 2011 |
Facebook users are more trusting of other people, have larger numbers of close friends, and exhibit a higher level of civic engagement, according to a new survey. The study by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project found that the number of people on social networking sites has more than doubled since 2008 and that people with Facebook accounts have a higher degree of social well-being than those without. The findings, which were based on a phone survey of 2,255 American adults last fall, challenge the common perception that social networking sites isolate people or undercut their real-world friendships and interactions, said University of Pennsylvania professor Keith Hampton, the lead author of the report.