Facebook apps gather information about you and your Facebook friends. This is nothing new, but many users don't know how to protect themselves. It's important to educate, not just spread FUD.
Emil Protalinski covers Facebook from all angles, closely watching it grow from its $50 billion valuation in 2010 to its internally stated goal of becoming the first trillion dollar company.
Emil is a freelance journalist writing for CNET and ZDNet. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, and TechSpot.
When the authorities send a subpoena to Facebook for your account information, what do they receive? Here is a document showing the pages and pages of data Facebook hands over.
Gary Stein, a marine who has been criticizing U.S. President Obama on Facebook, has been recommended for dismissal by the Marine Corps administrative board. His lawyers are fighting back.
Ultraviolet, a women's rights group, is yet another party asking Facebook to put women on its board. The organization has launched a petition to convince the social networking giant.
Two young Tunisian men have been sentenced to seven years in prison for posting cartoons on Facebook showing the Prophet Mohammed naked. One is in custody while the other has fled Tunisia.
Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) has launched a petition backing two U.S. senators who have called for an investigation into the practice of employers asking for Facebook passwords.
Robert Greifeld's Nasdaq has reportedly won the war against Duncan Niederauer's New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for getting FB. Facebook will start trading on Nasdaq, according to a new rumor.
eMusic CEO Adam Klein recently discussed Larry Page's performance as Google CEO. Inevitably, Facebook came up, and Klein weighed in on how the two online giants are conducting battle.
The Facebook for Every Phone app just got support for three new languages: Hindi, Vietnamese, and Malay. In addition, Facebook has announced that seven more languages are coming to India.
Facebook this week countered with its own lawsuit against Yahoo. The technology industry is applauding the move: most are either with Facebook, or at least against Yahoo.
Facebook has released early results for four Open Graph apps for the social network's new Timeline profile: Vevo, Viddy, Izlesene, and Dailymotion. Viral videos apparently mean viral video apps.
Paul Ceglia, who says he owns half of Facebook, and his legal team today filed an opposition to Facebook's motion to dismiss the ongoing lawsuit. The long legal battle is far from over.
Facebook wants you to go social and so it has listed the six steps for building a connected brand: articulate, connect, engage, influence, integrate and rejuvenate. Are you going social?
Microsoft has launched a Skype advertising campaign. It contains two ads that mock Facebook and Twitter, noting how they are next to useless for communication when compared to Skype.
Facebook has open-sourced Ringmark, the company's mobile browser test suite. This means that not only can you use it, and discuss it on W3C, but you can now contribute to it as well.