When people quit Facebook, what are the reasons behind it? The University of Vienna analyzed the answers of more than 600 people who had pulled the plug on the social network, and privacy concerns were the most cited reason, by far.
The 35-year prison sentence handed down Wednesday to Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private who leaked some 750,000 pages of classified documents and videos to online anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, ignited Facebook, as Manning quickly became the top trending topic on the social network.
Bradley Manning’s Facebook page is playing a key role in the WikiLeaks investigation.
In an interview with Russia Today, Wikileads founder Julian Assange calls Facebook the ‘most appalling spy machine that has ever been invented’.
Reliance on donations is an old familiar practice for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but now his attorneys and accountants are actively soliciting contributions on a Facebook page created for that purpose.
Facebook is trying to develop a consistent set of policies to protect users’ privacy against pressure from the U.S. government to release data associated with WikiLeaks.
It was only a matter of time before someone put together a browser that would make it easier to search through the hundreds of thousands of leaked diplomatic cables that WikiLeaks began releasing in November of 2010. And it only made sense for Dazzlepod, makers of the cable browser, to team up with Facebook in order to support the release of the application.
Facebook has confirmed that it banned the Operation Payback page created by a group of hackers to show support for WikiLeaks.
A new status update referring to classified document sharing site WikiLeaks posts on Facebook at an average rate of about once a second.
A member of the U.S. State Department warned students at his alma mater, the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, that mentioning Wikileaks on their Facebook or Twitter profiles will harm their job prospects with federal government employers.