Did Pennsylvania Facebook user Anthony Elonis do what many users of the social network do and share lyrics from a musical artist, hip-hop superstar Eminem, or was he threatening his ex-wife? The U.S. Supreme Court began arguing a case Monday that could have wide-ranging implications on the use of Facebook and other social networks.
As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Facebook security infrastructure engineer Benjamin Strahs spoke on a panel organized by Bloomberg Government in Washington, D.C., last week, along with representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, Google and Microsoft.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stressed advances in search during the company’s second-quarter earnings call last month, and the social network appears to be moving forward on that front, testing the ability by users of its mobile applications to search friends’ older posts by keyword, according to Bloomberg.
Happy 18th birthday, Michael Sayman: Now get to work, at Facebook. Sayman — who turned 18 Aug. 24, recently graduated high school in Miami and served as an intern at the social network this summer — received and accepted an offer for a full-time job as an engineer, Bloomberg reported.
Facebook’s announcement last month that it will include data from non-Facebook websites and applications in its ad preferences tool did not sit well with two privacy advocacy groups.
One Facebook shareholder is not happy with the company’s compensation policy when it comes to its board of directors, and the result, according to Bloomberg, was a lawsuit filed in Delaware Chancery Court.
Facebook is banned in China, but according to a report by Bloomberg, this isn’t stopping the social network from exploring the opening of a new sales office in that country to target local advertisers.
Facebook announced version 1.1 of its Paper iPhone application, with new features including notifications for birthdays and events; photo comments; group updates; and new article covers for select publishers.
When Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg left Google to join the social network in 2008, all Google employees were fair game in terms of recruitment, Sandberg said in a court filing for a lawsuit in which neither she nor Facebook are named, as reported by Bloomberg.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and five other technology executives met with President Barack Obama at the White House last Friday to discuss the National Security Agency and government surveillance, but the meeting apparently did not adequately address Zuckerberg’s concerns, based on a statement released by the social network.