Long before Facebook, first pal was unfriended in 1275
Jun08

Long before Facebook, first pal was unfriended in 1275

A few phrases which seem to be straight out of facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s slang bag have in fact been round for the previous couple of centuries. The word “unfriend”, an option to dump a friend on social networking website facebook by means of clicking a button, used to be first used as a noun way back to 1275. Its usage as a verb dates back to 1659. “The verb unfriend, though it has won well-liked...

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Iran won’t unblock Facebook, Twitter
Jun01

Iran won’t unblock Facebook, Twitter

  Iran does not plan to unblock Facebook and Twitter for the general public even if some top government officials use it, the minister of telecommunications and information technology said Monday. State TV quoted Mahmoud Vaezi as saying that the ban on the popular social networking sites will remain in place. Hours later however, he denied making such remarks and said the issue is still under study. President Hasan Rouhani uses...

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Zynga’s real-cash gambling mentioned to be coming to facebook
Apr30

Zynga’s real-cash gambling mentioned to be coming to facebook

Having simply begun to check its success with online playing websites, Zynga is now mentioned to be hedging its bets with real-money playing apps. The social gaming company is said to be launching ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino apps with the intention to be to be had on facebook in the U.K, in keeping with VentureBeat. These apps will supposedly be accessible on laptop computers first after which will come to mobile. “This...

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Beware Facebook friends who are robots trying to sell stuff
Apr28

Beware Facebook friends who are robots trying to sell stuff

How safe is your online social community? Not very, because it turns out. Your pals would possibly not even be human, however rather bots siphoning off your data and influencing your choices with convincing but programmed points of view My Update Star. A team of pc researchers on the department of Electrical and pc engineering at the University of British Columbia has found that hordes of social bots may no longer simplest spell...

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Google’s to quintuple some bug bounties
Apr22

Google’s to quintuple some bug bounties

Two million bucks doled out in increments of some hundred to a few thousand bucks isn’t any fast option to make a fortune. but if you are a security researcher who enjoys finding holes in code, Google’s Vulnerability Rewards software is a method so as to add some profit to your enjoyable. The company announced Monday that this system has been so a hit that it is “significantly” The pair additionally notes that...

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