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Facebook moves to protect user data with PrivateCore buy

By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld | August 7th, 2014 Cybersecurity startup PrivateCore’s tech can help prevent hackers — or anyone — from accessing Facebook user data. Facebook Thursday moved to beef up its servers by agreeing to buy cybersecurity startup PrivateCore. Oded Horovitz, co-founder and CEO of PrivateCore, announced the acquisition in a blog post on …

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Facebook outage hits users

By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld | August 01st, 2014 Social network reports having an issue affecting all of its platforms at noon ET. Facebook is reporting “increased errors” on all of its platforms as users in the U.S. report that the social network has been down since about noon ET. Users began complaining that the site …

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Twitter and Facebook see a bright future for in-the-moment spending

By Zach Miners, IDG News Service | July 17th, 2014 If you’re an impulse buyer trying to reform your ways, Facebook and Twitter are not on your side. Both companies said Thursday they were working on new services to let their users either make purchases directly from their feeds or gain instant access to deals …

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Facebook tests ‘buy’ button to let users make purchases from their feeds

By Zach Miners, IDG News Service | July 17th, 2014 Users can buy products directly from their news feeds from select advertisers. Facebook is testing a “buy” button that lets users make purchases directly from their news feeds. A limited number of small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. are involved in the test, with …

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US lawmaker asks FTC to probe implications of Facebook ‘big data’ experiment

By John Ribeiro, IDG News Service | July 10th, 2014 Senator Mark R. Warner wants to know what oversight, if any, would be appropriate for studies conducted by social media platforms. A U.S. senator has asked the Federal Trade Commission to scrutinize the use of big data by Facebook and other Internet companies, following a …

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Yahoo, Facebook,Google to IETF: Where are the IPv6 users

Jul 27, 2011 03:51 pm | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan Where are the users? That’s what popular websites including Yahoo, Google and Facebook are asking the Internet engineering community when they are questioned about their long-range plans to deploy IPv6. These popular websites — and tens of thousands of others — participated in …

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Google, Facebook promise new IPv6 services after trial

By Carolyn Duffy Marsan | Computerworld June 9, 2011 05:07 PM ET One day after completing a successful 24-hour trial of IPv6, Facebook, Google and Yahoo said at a joint press conference that they would begin permanently supporting this upgrade to the Internet’s main communications protocol on some of their key websites. Joined by two …

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Facebook, Google, Yahoo commit to ‘World IPv6 Day’ trial

By Carolyn Duffy Marsan, Network World January 12, 2011 09:02 AM ET Several of the Internet’s most popular Web sites – including Facebook, Google and Yahoo – have agreed to participate in the first global-scale trial of IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet’s main communications protocol known as IPv4. FOR BACKGROUND: IPv6 Tutorial The …

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