After Yahoo, Facebook may be getting sued for patent infringement by a number of other companies, including AOL and Mitel.

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A pair of researchers from the University College London – Shah Mahmood (student) and Yvo Desmedt, Chair of Information Communication Technology, have discovered and revealed a “zero day privacy loophole” in Facebook. The duo has named the loophole as “Deactivated Friend Attack”, and revealed details about it yesterday during the IEEE International Workshop on Security and Social Networking SESOC 2012, held at Lugano, Switzerland.

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Yahoo has slapped a patent infringement lawsuit onto Facebook, and is trying to make a quick buck right before Facebook’s IPO.

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This sounds funny, but Facebook has done it. The social networking giant has literally blocked over thousands of Indian accounts for using the word “chutia” in their name. For those who don’t know what the slang is – “chutia” or “chutiya” is equivalent to what is considered by many to be the most offensive word in the English language – “c***”

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iOS 5.1 will have Facebook Integration. We have some signs which tell us that with the iPad 3 announcement, Apple will also announce Facebook integration in iOS 5.1

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Friendsheet provides a Pinterest like interface for Facebook Photos. Browse your Facebook friends photos in a Pinterest like interface. Best Photo browser for Facebook.

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Facebook has officially released the Facebook Messenger app for Windows, which was leaked in December by an early tester. I suppose that many users have downloaded the leaked Messenger app and tried out its features. However, for those who have not tried it out, you can now download the officially released public app from the Facebook Messenger page.

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Facebook launched the new Facebook Pages last week, which has created a buzz around the web and the social network itself. Along with the launch of Timeline for brand pages, Page owners who switched to the new layout found an interesting feature on the new Timeline layout called the “Interest Lists”. The feature, however, has not been revealed by Facebook yet.

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Facebook recently rolled out the Facebook Timeline to all users. Unfortunately, it does not have any option for users to disable it making several users angry about the fact. Here is a simple way to disable/hide the Facebook Timeline, at-least for yourself.

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Yahoo is trying to force Facebook into entering a patent licensing agreement for 10 to 20 patents, threatening it with a lawsuit in case it fails to do so.

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China is crazy about Angry Birds. There are already 40 million downloads of the Angry Birds game in China. Rovio chose Shanghai as the first location for an international office, and plans to follow up by opening stores in Beijing and Shanghai.

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Claim yuor pages on Bing and link them to your Facebook profile.

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The intrusion of Facebook ads continues, the company will soon phase out classical ad formats and will replace them with new premium ads, according to leaked documents obtained by Gigaom. The official document clearly states that advertisers will soon be able to convert any published post on their Facebook page into an advertisement.

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Glenn Steven Mangham, a 26-year old software development student in the UK, has been jailed for eight months for hacking into Facebook from his bedroom at his parents’ house in York in northern England. He was also given a serious crime prevention order restricting his access to the internet and confiscating his computer equipment.

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Weibo will replace Twitter, Renren will replace Facebook, and no Xbox LIVE integration, in Windows Phone 7 for China.

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