Palestinian information system expert Khalil Shreateh discovered a bug that allowed Facebook users to post on the Timelines of other Facebook users, even when they were not connected as friends, but when he submitted it to the social network’s white hat program, Facebook Security responded that it was not a bug. So Shreateh went straight to the top, exploiting the bug to post on the Timeline of none other than Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook is continuing to grow, shooting past 1 billion users, but where are these people coming from? A new report from social statistics firm Socialbakers shows that many of them are coming from the Middle East and North Africa region, which accounts for an average of 21 new registrations per minute.
Israel government officials used Facebook to help prevent scores of pro-Palestine activists from boarding planes going from Europe to Tel-Aviv to support a pro-Palestine event.
Israeli sympathizers are asking Facebook to pull a page calling for a third intifada against Israel beginning this May 5.
Protesters in Palestine’s West Bank and Gaza Strip have been organizing a March 15 demonstration through social media.
The so-called Facebook-powered revolution happening in Egypt appears to be emboldening an ever-widening array of middle eastern nations to call for their own protests and also seek supporting demonstrations at embassies around the world.
Aphoto mocking Palestinian President Mahmoud on Facebook didn’t even include local journalist Mamdouh Hamamreh, but someone tagging him in the image was enough to prompt authorities to detail him for 50 days and schedule a trial for next month.
A Palestinian man was arrested and suspected of “insulting the divine essence” after creating several Facebook groups declaring himself “God” and criticizing the Islamic faith.