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Ask Slashdot: Facebook Archiving?

Stenchwarrior writes “I was in the car with my wife and 15-year-old daughter this morning talking about the future of Facebook and how it’s likely that they will not be around forever (or at least not at the same capacity as now) and my daughter asked ‘Well, what’s going to happen to all of my pictures?’ It never occurred to her to that Facebook might not be around someday and all of those thousands of photos that she’s uploaded might someday be gone. (more…)

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  • Google Asks Users To Complain Against Facebook

    dkd903 writes “A kind of war has been going on recently between Facebook and Google over a contact export issue. First, Google blocked Facebook access to the Gmail contacts API. To this, Facebook responded back with a new method to get Gmail contacts of a user (the download contacts option). And now Google has slapped back again at Facebook and asks users indirectly to file a data protectionism complaint against Facebook. When a Facebook user clicks (more…)

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  • In Court? Be Careful What You Post On Facebook

    mbone writes “Going to court? Seeking damages for injuries? Be careful what you post on Facebook (and, presumably, elsewhere). In the first case of its kind (analyzed in the Courtroom Strategy blog), a Suffolk County, NY Judge allowed a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit to obtain access to the Facebook profile of the plaintiff suing them, saying ‘Plaintiff has no legitimate reasonable expectation of privacy.’ You have been warned. I am not a (more…)

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  • Narcissists, Insecure People Flock To Facebook

    Meshach writes “A study out of Canada claims that Facebook is a magnet for narcissists and people with low self-esteem. The theory is that these people use the site as a means of self promotion or to feel important.”

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  • Facebook’s “Evil Interfaces”

    An anonymous reader writes “Tim Jones over at the EFF’s Deep Links Blog just posted an interesting article on the widespread use of deceptive interface techniques on the Web. He began by polling his Twitter and Facebook audience for an appropriate term for this condition and received responses like ‘Bait-and-Click’ and ‘Zuckerpunched.’ Ultimately, he chose ‘Evil Interfaces’ from Greg Conti’s HOPE talk on malicious interface design and follow-up interview (more…)

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  • Facebook Boss Countersign Was “Chuck Norris”

    I Don’t Imagine in Chimerical Acreage writes “A Facebook wage-earner has gospel a tell-all evaluation with some unquestionably captivating things nearly Facebook’s internals. Firstly stimulating are all the things relating to Facebook reclusiveness. Basically, you don’t bear any. Close to the whole shebang you’ve even done on the position is recorded into a database. While they blaze employees towards snooping, more than a handful tease done it. There’s (more…)

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  • sympleko writes “Zynga has the lion’s part of conveyance in Facebook applications, and Mafia Wars is an individual of their most common venereal games. Collapsing guardianship the load of settled 26 million users, Zynga has been scrambling to brace hard-core gamers who reverse-engineer URLs or book the be deceitful to optimize their pleasure. Numerous of the workarounds bring into the world annoyed users who were traditional to several prepared features, (more…)

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  • Thievery Disbelieve Cleared Past Facebook Excuse

    postermmxvicom writes “Rodney Bradford has been cleared of burglary charges because of a Facebook update. The defense was adept to demonstrate that the update was made from his father’s legislature, 13 miles away from the lawlessness committed single minuscule earlier. Counselor-at-law John G. Browning said, ‘This is the sooner come what may that I’m apprised of in which a Facebook update has been euphemistic pre-owned as explain smoking gun. (more…)

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  • American twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who sued the founder of Facebook, are named as part of this year’s Oxford Boat Race squad.

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  • longacre writes “A handcuffs on misery in Further York also in behalf of capture of a weapon has been acquitted after subpoenaing his dazzling officer’s Facebook and MySpace accounts. His defense: Manager Vaughan Ettienne’s MySpace “disposition” was begin to “devious” on the day of the arrest, and one day a few weeks before the trial, his Facebook status read “Vaughan is watching ‘Training Day’ to brush up on proper police procedure. From the article,’You (more…)

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