Disgruntled Instagram Users Start Leaving After Privacy Fiasco
Dec29

Disgruntled Instagram Users Start Leaving After Privacy Fiasco

Popular photo-sharing service Instagram lost a quarter of its total users worldwide, at least according to speculations of widely distributed media reports. When Instagram revealed an updated terms of service (ToS) on December 17, it almost automatically set off discontent users who squawked about a new proposed policy that will allow the company to sell user information, such as usernames and images, for advertisements. The modified...

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Man Files Class-Action Suit Against Sony For Forbidding Class-Action Suits
Dec21

Man Files Class-Action Suit Against Sony For Forbidding Class-Action Suits

An American man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Sony in an ironic twist after the Japanese digital entertainment giant has forbid users of its PlayStation Network to file just this type of lawsuit. The news comes via Gamespot which says that a Californian man has filed a class-action suit in his name and on behalf of all PlayStation 3 owners who purchased the PS3 and agreed to the PlayStation Network terms before the change...

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Facebook Login Scam Threatens Users
Nov29

Facebook Login Scam Threatens Users

A Facebook scam described by experts as the cleverest to date convinces members to provide their passwords and financial information by charging them with violations of the website’s terms of service, and threatening to delete their accounts.   The phishing scam comes in the form of an email purporting to be from Facebook, and is convincing because it mimics security procedures used by many websites to prevent bad behavior...

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Chrome extension imports Facebook contacts into Google+
Jul04

Chrome extension imports Facebook contacts into Google+

One of the biggest challenges faced by Google’s newest social networking offering, Google +,  is that in order to attract members away from the current King of social media, users must bring all of their contact information into Google +, a potentially time consuming task, especially for those who take pride in their ever growing number of “Facebook Friends”. Google has released a Chrome extension named “Facebook Friend Exporter” that...

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Twitter clamps down again
Feb23

Twitter clamps down again

Twitter has tightened the collar again on another application, forcing TwapperKeeper, a program that lets twitter users archive their tweets based on person, hashtag, or keywords, to end an important part of their service in order to comply with its terms of service. TwapperKeeper announced on its blog yesterday that “We regret to inform our users that on March 20th, 2011, we will be moving the “export and download” and “API” features...

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