Facebook announced that it is open-sourcing its RocksDB embeddable, persistent key-value store, which enables fast storage and global, real-time data fetching of the social network’s massive cache of user data.
Facebook received about 8,500 requests for user data from governments of countries in the European Union during the first six months of 2013, involving some 10,000 accounts, Richard Allan, the social network’s director for public policy in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, said at a hearing organized by the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee, offering more details on the data released by the company in August.
Forget click-through rates: Those are so two hours ago. If Facebook Head of Analytics Ken Rudin has his way, the social network may soon be measuring pass-over rates.
Facebook: 9,000-10,000 Requests For User Data From U.S. Local, State, Federal Governments In Six Months Ending Dec. 31
For the six months ending Dec. 31, 2012, Facebook received between 9,000 and 10,000 requests for user data from U.S. government entities at all levels, local and national, related to between 18,000 and 19,000 accounts, outgoing Facebook General Counsel Ted Ullyot revealed in a release on Facebook’s Newsroom.
Warnings about a Facebook application called My Birthday Calendar have gone viral on the social network, but it turns out that the app is no more or less harmful than many other Facebook apps.
Social media marketing software provider Wildfire Interactive introduced an updated version of its Social Marketing Suite Friday, citing its new Social Audience Database as a highlight of Wildfire Social Marketing Suite 2.0.
When is a hack not a hack? With all the brouhaha over privacy lately, no doubt Facebook users would be disturbed to know that their details might have surfaced on an internet file sharing site.