The bad news: Facebook was one of the victims of what it called a “sophisticated attack,” whereby some of its employees’ laptops were inflicted with malware, and the investigation into the source of the attack is still ongoing. The good news: The social network said it found no evidence that user data were compromised.
More people access Facebook from their phones (and tablets) than on desktop, but that figure isn’t limited to iPhones, Androids, and BlackBerrys. Many people all over the world check their Facebook from feature phones, and it shows. Facebook For Every Phone, the official page for Facebook’s feature phone application, passed 200 million likes Tuesday and shows little signs of slowing.
A recent post on Forbes.com caused quite the riot. It first referred to Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg (aka right-hand woman to Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg) as Silicon Valley’s new It girl. That was one thing, and a fine thing. But when the article went beyond, comparing Sandberg to Kim Polese, former CEO and co-founder of now-defunct software company Marimba, that was quite another.