Facebook teamed up with AOL, Apple, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo on An Open Letter to Washington regarding global government surveillance reform, urging governments around the world to take action.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of Microsoft Co-Founder and Chairman Bill Gates discussing charity partnership group Giving Tuesday; as well as the photo atop the post, behind the scenes on the set of The Hobbit, from Director Peter Jackson.
Login with Facebook has arrived for applications using Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems, as Facebook announced in a post on its developer blog that Facebook Login for Windows 8 is ready to use in production apps, while Windows Phone 8 support is being launched in beta.
Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Manager for Windows Phone Program Management Joe Belfiore confirmed in a tweet Thursday that some Windows Phone users were having difficulties syncing their devices to Facebook, The Verge reported.
Facebook will host the Out for Undergrad Technology Conference at its campus in Menlo Park, Calif., this weekend (Oct. 19 and 20). The event is aimed at LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in technology.
The Department of Justice rejected motions made by Facebook and other tech companies that would allow them to share more details with users on the frequency and types of requests the government makes under its surveillance programs, according to AllThingsD. The DOJ petition was filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court earlier this week.
Facebook is still dominant when it comes to social login, but its share of the sector slipped slightly in the third quarter, as Google Plus Sign-In began to chip away at its lead, according to a study by user-management platform Janrain.