Last year, Facebook introduced a new feature on the social networking site called “Live Ticker” which displayed a live activity stream of your Facebook friends. Facebook Ticker was hated by a lot of users and also led to a few Facebook scams including the one where users were duped into believing that they could stop posts from showing in Facebook Ticker.

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Although methods like SPF and DKIM have been used in email phishing protection already, they have their limitations. Finally, all tech giants, namely Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, PayPal, Facebook and LinkedIn are going after spammers. They have decided to verify if the email sender is indeed the actual sender.

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Google+ has restricted its usage to those above 18 years of age, since its launch last year. However, in a new development, Google has announced that going further, it will allow teenagers to create a profile on their social network. Besides opening up to teenagers, Google+ also introduced a new set of privacy policies and [...]

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If you visit her profile recently, you will see that the employment details have been taken down. Even Louis Gray, the famous Google+ evangelist fell for this fake profile, and shared her profile as part of one of his circles.

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This new policy will help Twitter enter new geographical regions, which have stringent laws regarding free speech. It will also safeguard a user from strict and harsh free-speech laws within some countries.

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Facebook Finalizes Timeline, Rolling Out to All Facebook Users Now

Timeline was also released on 15 December as an opt-in feature, where you had to enable Timeline for your account by yourself. This time though, Timeline will be the default view on your profile.

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According to a report from the Kaspersky Lab, a new phishing attack on Facebook has been discovered that primarily attempts to steal account information of Facebook users and compromise the account. The attackers then attempt to gather the financial information including credit card data and other sensitive information from the victim.

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Facebook announced that they have now extended its comments plugin (the Comment Box) to work on mobile supported websites. Websites with the Comment Box plugin embedded in them will enable its mobile visitors to use the plugin to add their comments and views.

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Facebook App Lets You Post Your Last Status Update From The Grave

The Facebook app “If I Die On Facebook” is the first and only Facebook application that lets “you” create a video or a text message that will only be published after you die

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If you are a Facebook user in the United Kingdom or in France, then it’s time to change your account password. The infamous Ramnit worm, which earlier was used to gain access to financial credentials, is now targeting users on Facebook. Reports indicate that the worm was first detected 18 months ago, and is now continuing to evolve on the social networking giant.

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A new report suggests that Facebook is being used as evidence in one-third of divorce cases in the UK.

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According to a public post by Paul Allen, who claims himself as the “unofficial Google+ statistician”, the newly launched social networking site, Google+, in competition with Facebook, will have nearly 400 million users by the end of 2012.

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Some good news for Facebook addicts who always wondered whether it is possible to use the profile photo of anyone as an emoticon in a Facebook chat message. The answer is a clear “Yes”, even for people you aren’t friends with.

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Facebook has compiled a list of the most popular games played on its network in 2011. It was expected that CityVille by Zynga would top the list, but it is quite surprising to see that CityVille has been ranked third, while Gardens of Time by Playdom topped the list, followed by The Sims Social by EA in the second position.

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Google Plus Announces New Updates; Enables Multiple Administrators for Google+ Pages

Google has just announced a list of new improvements and changes for its Google+ social network. Google Plus Engineer, David, says that the Google Plus team have been closely going through all the feedback provided by its users on the network, and these new improvements are the most highly requested features by the users.

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