The class-action suit filed against Facebook in Vienna, Austria, by Austrian law student Max Schrems and his Europe Versus Facebook group is still alive despite its rejection by the commercial court in the city, as the regional court completed its “a limine” review and ordered Facebook Ireland to respond within four weeks.
Facebook teamed up with computer-industry association USENIX to launch the Internet Defense Prize, aimed at highlighting research that could significantly improve the security of the Web, and the inaugural winners, Johannes Dahse and Thorsten Holz, researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany, were awarded $50,000 for a paper titled, “Static Detection of Second-Order Vulnerabilities in Web Applications.”
If you have ever wanted to scroll back through your status update history on Facebook’s Timeline to delete old statuses (just in case someone ever looks), but you didn’t want to take the time to do actually sit and scroll through the years of regretted posts, there is now a solution for that, and it’s aptly named Status History.
Men on Facebook: Would you exchange a post on Facebook or Instagram or a tweet for a shave or beard trim? If you are anywhere near the Marylebone area of London Sept. 18 through 20, you can do just that.
The debate over the importance of likes on Facebook for brands hinges on several factors, and the take from SocialCode, a Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, is that brands and agencies must determine whether those likes have “lifetime value” before taking the steps to acquire them.
Polygraph Media, which enables brands on Facebook to optimize their paid, owned and earned media campaigns with data science, will announce its acquisition of predictive marketing technology company Offergraph Thursday.
Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer, Vice President of Business and Marketing Partnerships David Fischer, Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Financial Officer David Wehner, VP and General Counsel Colin Stretch, Chief Accounting Officer Jas Athwal and Director Susan Desmond-Hellmann detailed their trading activities with regards to exercising restricted stock units and selling off shares in the company in Form 4 filings Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A recent survey from multichannel loyalty and engagement platform PunchTab revealed that 75 percent of moms do NOT intend to use social media for back-to-school shopping this year. And yes, that includes Facebook. Whaaat?
Facebook has sharpened its focus on retailers in recent months, and the social network shared a guide for its Preferred Marketing Developers on the best way to target and position those advertisers in a post for the PMD News group.