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  • Facebook To Start Testing Internet-Beaming Drones In 2015
    By on September 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Zothecula writes There was an understandable amount of skepticism when Amazon announced its grand plans for delivery drones last year. But if the last twelve months are any indication, Jeff Bezos and his fellow tech heavyweights are actually kinda serious about the potential of unmanned aerial vehicles. Speaking at the Social Good Summit in New York on Monday, engineering director at Facebook Connectivity Lab, Yael Maguire, has further detailed the (more…)

  • Don’t Panic, But We’ve Passed Peak Apple (and Google, and Facebook)
    By on June 16, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    waderoush writes “Over the last decade, just three companies — Google, Apple, and Facebook — have generated most of the new ideas and most of the business momentum in the world of computing. (Add in Amazon, if you’re feeling generous.) But it’s been a long time since any of these companies introduced anything indisputably new — and there are good reasons to think they never will again. This Xconomy essay argues that the innovation (more…)

  • Winklevoss Twins To Continue Fighting Facebook
    By on June 26, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Facebook’s longest legal saga, which has lasted seven years so far, looked like it was finally closed, but that was just a false alarm. In a filing earlier this week with the federal court in San Francisco, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s former Harvard classmates Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss, who accuse him of stealing their idea for the social network, decided not to seek US Supreme Court review of the $65 million (more…)

  • Trolling Your Friends On Facebook Done Right (PICS)
    By on May 3, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    This guy goes onto one of his buddy’s facebook page, downloads his pictures, photoshops his face ever so slightly, re-uploads and tags them, and hilarity ensues.


  • Facebook-Direct Phones — and Facebook Right On the SIM
    By on February 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Gemalto, a Dutch digital security company, has announced Facebook for SIM at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company’s software development team has effectively shrunk Facebook down so that it fits onto a standard SIM card, enabling anyone with a GSM phone to enjoy the service even if without a data plan. In fact, the company is claiming the Facebook application is compatible with 100 percent of SIM-compliant (more…)

  • No Facebook Friends For Obama Girls
    By on February 10, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Michelle Obama says her daughters aren’t on Facebook, and that’s the way she likes it.


  • Anniston, Alabama To Censor Employees’ Facebook Pages
    By on February 4, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    ISurfTooMuch writes “If you’re a city employee in Anniston, AL, you’d better watch what you say on Facebook. Under a proposal being considered by the City Council, employees would be banned from posting anything ‘negative’ or ‘embarrassing’ about the city. Note that they aren’t talking about official city pages here, but employees’ personal pages. Anyone care to educate these clowns on the existence of the First Amendment?”

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  • Lighthearted Facebook Friends Could Make You Join NAMBLA Group
    By on October 9, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    mykos writes “The Facebook groups feature is causing bit of a stir with its users. TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington was allegedly added to a group about NAMBLA, and in turn, he added Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It’s all in good (albeit tasteless) fun, except when a harmless joke goes awry and you find yourself being detained by customs when a friend decided to drag you into a mock terrorist group. Facebook representatives are aware of the matter, (more…)

  • Facebook Competitor Diaspora Revealed
    By on September 16, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    jamie writes “A post has just gone up on Diaspora’s blog revealing what the project actually looks like for the first time. While it’s not yet ready to be released to the public, the open-source social networking project is giving the world a glimpse of what it looks like today and also releasing the project code, as promised. At first glance, this preview version of Diaspora looks sparse, but clean. Oddly enough, with its big pictures and stream, (more…)

  • Facebook Post Juror Gets Fined, Removed, Assigned Homework
    By on September 3, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    eldavojohn writes “A Michigan judge removed a juror after a Facebook comment and also fined her $250 and required her to write a five-page paper about the constitutional right to a fair trial. The juror was ‘very sorry’ and the judge chastised her, saying, ‘You violated your oath. You had decided she was already guilty without hearing the other side.’”

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