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Facebook shuts down account of Chinese blogger

Mar 9, 2011
The reason? A fake name. The blogger/commentator is knows as Michael Anti. While it's not the name on his national identity card, Michael has used...
Posted In: Facebook, policy, privacy, security, social media, zuckerberg

Global Network Initiative is withering on the vine

Mar 7, 2011
Three years ago, Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft signed on to a code of conduct designed to protect free speech and protect privacy online. The Global...
Posted In: Egypt, Facebook, Google, government, Microsoft, privacy, social media, Twitter, Web Culture, Yahoo

Facebook reiterates its plan to give app developers access to users' phone numbers and home addresses

Mar 2, 2011
This is a plan that Facebook first announced several weeks ago but then quickly put on ice after loud objections from privacy groups and concern...
Posted In: apps, business, Facebook, privacy, social media, Web Culture

Facebook app helps you break up couples

Feb 28, 2011
Let's say you really like someone and want to date them but they're with someone else. And let's also say you're a horrible uncaring monster of a...
Posted In: business, Entertainment, Facebook, horrible, monster people, social media, sorrow

Schumer wants a more secure WiFi

Feb 28, 2011
Sunday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) called on website operators like Amazon and Twitter to encrypt their sites, change from HTTP to HTTPS addresses...
Posted In: business, Facebook, Google, government, policy, privacy, Twitter

Facebook share and like buttons are merging

Feb 28, 2011
Okay, so here we have a seemingly minor Facebook design change that could be of no significance whatsoever BUT what have we learned about tech...
Posted In: business, Facebook, privacy, social media, Web Culture

MID-DAY UPDATE: Egypt offers supplies to fellow protesters, White House works to settle mortgage breakdowns

Feb 24, 2011
As protests and violence continues to escalate in Libya, Egyptian citizens are offering more than just moral support. As Mitchell Hartman reports...
Posted In: aid, budget, budget cuts, deficit-cutting, deficits, Egypt, Facebook, healthcare, Libya, mid-day update, mortgage, robo-signing, social media, state budgets, Wall Street Journal, white house

Disney acquires Togetherville

Feb 24, 2011
Get 'em young! Kids who are not yet old enough to come by social networking in a traditional way have options beyond Facebook. And now Disney has...
Posted In: business, disney, Facebook, social media

MID-DAY UPDATE: stock exchange merger, Egypt, workers' union, and Civil War tourism

Feb 18, 2011
Now that the German and New York stock exchanges have tied the knot, it's time to discuss which entity is going to take a new name. Germans think...
Posted In: Civil War, Egypt, Facebook, Germany, Hosni Mubarak, Mergers and Acquisitions, mid-day update, National Park Service, New York, NYSE, stock market, stocks, tourism

Facebook adds new relationship statuses

Feb 18, 2011
Soon, Facebookers will be able to designate themselves as "in a civil union" or "in a domestic partnership". This in addition to "married", "single...
Posted In: Facebook, government, Law, social media, Web Culture

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