Facebook found itself in the middle of another “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation involving content posted to the social network, this time over a photo of a young girl’s bare backside that was posted to the Coppertone page to mimic the classic 1953 ad from the sunscreen company of a young girl’s bathing suit being pulled down by a small dog.
Facebook filed a complaint last Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against New Jersey man Christopher Peter Tarquini, whom the social network accused of being a “recidivist” spammer behind messages that claim to direct users to pornographic images and videos of celebrities, including a fake sex tape featuring Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, Sophos’ Naked Security blog reported.
Spam has been an issue for as long as email has existed, and a new report by social media security and compliance company Nexgate sheds light on just how prominent spam has become within Facebook and other social networks, saying that social spam exploded by 355 percent during the first half of 2013, and sharing some particularly alarming statistics regarding Facebook.
Fox News Radio personality Todd Starnes claims Facebook is censoring conservatives, while the social network said its deletion of Starnes’ post over the weekend was a mistake.
Nearly twice as many attempts by kids to circumvent the parental controls of users of Kaspersky Lab’s products were aimed at Facebook and other social networks in May than at pornography sites, the Internet security firm reported.
There are too many Facebook pages and other social media accounts owned by or connected to brands, too many people with administrator privileges, and too many applications granted permission to access those social media accounts. Those were the main concerns discussed by Social iQ Networks Co-Founder and CEO Devin Redmond during “Protect Your Brand Pages,” a panel at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference in New York Wednesday.
Facebook Engineering Director Arturo Bejar spoke with the San Jose Mercury News, but the conversation had nothing to do with coding or new features on the social network. Instead, they discussed conflict resolution.
If you’re an online security firm, when opportunity knocks in the form of violent and pornographic images flooding Facebook, responding quickly is key.
People on Facebook are still talking about the pornographic and violent images long after they’ve disappeared from news feeds.