Scams are all over Facebook. There are stories telling users that Facebook will end on a certain date, miracle diet pills, celebrity sex tapes, and other shady posts. With a little vigilance, though, users can make sure that they’re not continuing the chain. Miranda Perry, staff writer for Scambook, spoke with AllFacebook about ways that people can make sure that they’re not giving away information to scammers or spamming their friends’ News Feeds with malicious links.
The U.S. District Court for Northern California ruled in favor of Facebook in a case against a group of “typosquatters,” who purchase domain names that are nearly identical to those of established Web properties in order to direct Web surfers who mistype to potentially dangerous sites.
What is Facebook Publishing Garage? According to the website of Addie Marino, a creative strategist in the social network’s New York office, it is “a program geared at building world-class social publishing systems that enable brands to create the most meaningful connections with their connections and their friends through news feed stories.”
Facebook registered the domains FacebookLiveStaging.com, FacebookLiveStaging.net, and FacebookLiveStaging.org Nov. 30, just one day after loosening its arrangement with game developer Zynga.
Does Facebook want to be your supplier, and, if so, supplier of what? The social network added to its portfolio of domain names, registering a handful of URLs containing “Facebook Supplier” and “Facebook Suppliers.”
Facebook continues to scoop up domain names, this time acquiring the URL for wwwFacebook.com in order to ensure that users who inadvertently leave out the period after www still arrive at the social network.
Facebook seized control of another URL with a name close to its own, but this one was a little more on the randy side.
Facebook continued to flex its green thumb, reportedly buying a stack of domain names having to do with clean and sustainable energy using the identity shielding MarkMonitor service.
The recent acquisition of ZyngaSports.com by Facebook game developer Zynga may signal an attack on Electronic Arts, the leader in the sports game category.