Facebook Caught Red-Handed in Google Smear Campaign
The big story in Facebook land this week is the discovery of a slanderous PR campaign that Facebook aimed against Google. Facebook first hired the public relations firm Burson-Marsteller to do the dirty work through newspapers, but when they went a step further and contacted a well-known blogger to write anti-Google op-eds, the blogger refused and released emails and other documents proving Facebook’s intent.
Facebook to Face Privacy Laws
We hear about it over and over again. In fact, our own Jimmy Hoppa warns his friends on Facebook not to click on the latest Facebook scam. Now, a federal judge has decided to do something about all the tricks played on unsuspecting users, calling them invasions of privacy. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge James Ware denied Facebook’s claims that the lawsuit should be dismissed.
Security Increased to Protect Users
As an attempt to solve the problem of “hijacked” Facebook accounts, the social media network has designed a system to protect users’ personal information from being obtained so easily by hacking into their accounts. In order to access your personal information stored on Facebook, you will now need to go through a series of login approvals. The system goes as far as to send an access code to your cell phone that must be typed in before you are allow through to account information.