FacialNetwork CEO Kevin Alan Tussy said in a press release that shortly after his company released the second demonstration video for its NameTag facial-recognition search engine, he received a cease-and-desist letter from Facebook, which had already taken away FacialNetwork’s access to Facebook Login.
Facebook took a step forward in its efforts to ease the process for developers seeking to integrate their applications with the social network, announcing the rollout “over the next few weeks” of a new app registration flow.
Facebook is facing another privacy-related lawsuit from Austrian law student Max Schrems and his Europe Versus Facebook group, but this time, the class-action suit will be heard on the group’s home turf in Austria, rather than in Ireland, where Facebook’s European operations are based.
Facebook announced an update for its iPad application, in which a new column was added on the right-hand side of News Feed, which includes birthdays, events, and four new sections aimed at promoting engagement with trending topics, videos, and games.
Yahoo is continuing its move away from allowing users of its services to log in with Facebook and Google, announcing in an email to users of its Flickr photo-sharing service that Facebook and Google user IDs will no longer be accepted after June 30, The Next Web reported.
Facebook is a natural advertising medium for games played on its canvas or mobile applications that are connected to the social network, but what about AAA console titles? Developer Ubisoft promoted the launch of its “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” with Facebook advertising, and it achieved stellar results.
Prepare to see fewer stories from applications in News Feed, as Facebook announced a change to its News Feed algorithm that will emphasize what it calls explicitly shared stories from apps, or stories that users share by taking explicit actions, and cut back on implicitly shared stories, or stories automatically shared by apps without actions by the users.
Facebook Changes Default Privacy Setting For New Users To Friends From Public, Announces Launch Of Privacy Checkup Tool
Users’ privacy is a perpetual hot-button issue for Facebook, and the social network announced several steps Thursday aimed at simplifying users’ efforts to control who sees their content, including changing the default privacy setting on new users’ posts to friends from public, and starting the rollout of a new, expanded privacy checkup tool to help users review their settings.
Developers looking for a way to more closely tie their applications together with their websites will soon have a solution, compliments of Facebook, which announced at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday that it is beta-testing a feature it is calling mobile install notifications.