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Google Plus Takes Aim At Facebook Connect With Launch Of Google Plus Sign-In

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The Facebook Connect button that appears on websites throughout the Internet may soon have company, as rival social network Google Plus Tuesday rolled out Google Plus Sign-In, which performs similar functions to Facebook Connect by allowing users of Google Plus, Gmail, YouTube, and other Google services to use their credentials to sign into applications.

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Will Facebook Be Forced To Charge European Users?

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Yes, we know: Facebook is free and always will be. But Eduardo Ustaran, head of the privacy and information law group at European law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse, which specializes in technology and intellectual property, warns that proposed changes in European Union data-protection laws may force the hand of the social network, as well as other free, ad-supported online services, such as Gmail.

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Search Through Your Facebook History With Archify

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So you remember a funny picture or a witty post from a Facebook friend, but you can’t recall when or which friend. Archify, which launched earlier this week, seeks to solve this problem by allowing users to easily search through their Facebook histories and see which of their friends and pages are the most active. Users can even access their Facebook histories from their Gmail accounts.

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California Employers, College Administrators Can’t Ask For Facebook Passwords

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As the link between Facebook usage and work comes under closer scrutiny, several states have made it a law that employers cannot request social media passwords to check up on their employees. California companies and public universities will not be able to ask for social media or email passwords, according to a law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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