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Fake iPad Facebook app removed from the Apple Store

The Facebook Ultimate Logo

 

 Many lucky people switched on their shiny new iPads for the first time this weekend, with quite a few downloading the iPad edition of Facebook.  

Called ‘Facebook Ultimate’ it was created by a woman called ‘Dill’ and cost $2.99.  The application itself quickly became one of the App Store’s top selling applications for the iPad. However, users soon realised that the application wasn’t good, didn’t work as well as expected and that it wasn’t created by Facebook at all.  And now, only days after the application was one of the most downloaded, Apple has promptly removed it from the App Store.  

All Facebook pointed out yesterday, the application rose to become number 7 in the top paid app on the App Store. The app received many poor reviews which warned that the app was poor and not to download it, but that apparently didn’t stop people and the downloads continued.  So, citing trademark infringement, Facebook took action and working with Apple, removed it from the store.  

There’s no word if any users who did download it will receive a possible refund.  

Did you download the app?  If so, what did you think of it?  

(via TechCrunch & All Facebook)

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More privacy changes ahead for Facebook users

Well, it looks like Facebook privacy changes are on the cards again folks! 

Facebook is planning more changes to its privacy policy so it can share your profile details (name, photo, friends list etc) with third-party websites.  Sounds straight forward, right?  Wrong.  Facebook want to “automate” the process.

The new privacy plans were revealed in a post by Michael Richter, who said the changes are necessary to “make way for some exciting new products”.  

He discussed the forthcoming Facebook location features, then detailed the plan to make users information available to a list of websites approved by Facebook themselves.  He then said that the idea of partnering with third-party sites to allow them to offer a “more personalized experience at the moment you visit the site”

These changes are no doubt linked to the recent news that Facebook is trying get external websites to integrate its ‘Like’ button.

However, compared to the previous privacy changes, the feature sharing your details with other websites would be activated automatically and you would need to opt out in order to prevent it.

The last set of Facebook privacy changes scared a lot of users into submission, with many opting to de-activate their accounts, with the possibility that scammers would be able to pinch your profile information at the drop of a hat.

Facebook boss, Mark Zuckerberg has been quoted saying that “privacy is no longer the social norm”.

Lets see what most Facebook users think…??

(via Electric Pig)

Koobface Facebook Worm is back!

If you are a Facebook or MySpace account holder, then you should be aware that the ‘Koobface’ worm is back.

It seems as if the virus has some unfinished business with these social networking sites.   The worm is disguised to trick you into downloading programs; these will then hijack your computer!

The latest version of the Koobface virus arrives as an invitation from a friend or contact, when you click on that invite link you will then view a video from a counterfeit YouTube website.  

You are then told that you need to install an Adobe Flash Plug-in to view the video.  That is when a Trojan horse program gives you the Koobface virus.

The worm takes control of the user’s computer, as well as their social networking account.  To make sure that the ‘Koobface’ virus does not trick you, only click on links in an email if you are certain the message is valid and has been sent by your friend.

@jaybranch

Can you live without Facebook???

Social Networking – now there’s two words which have so much power these days!  When I first started off in the world of computers all those years ago, social media didn’t exist…  well, not unless you class bulletin board chatrooms (bear in mind there was no broadband back then!) as social media?  I suppose you could. 

Then, I guess the next big social media site was Friends Re-United.  Lets face it… the site was crap!  Then, rolling forward to the noughties, all hail the legends of Social Network & Media, Facebook & Twitter to name but a few!

I login to both sites on a daily basis….  multiple times.  Twitter more than Facebook, but I always have to pop on both just for a bit, to see what’s happening.  🙂

Is this the norm these days???   There are 350 million people using Facebook today….  many people joining the site on a daily basis.  There are also many more leaving the site too.  Some feel they are being spied on with Facebook’s latest change in their privacy controls.  Will they ever stop playing about with it and just leave it alone!?  I very much doubt it.

Anyway… the question is this.  ‘Can you live without Facebook for one month?’    Well, could you?

I’ve challenged a friend to see how we get on.  We’re de-activating our Facebook accounts at 12:00pm on January the 1st 2010 until 12:00pm on February the 1st 2010, that’s if we decide to re-activate the accounts again!  🙂

You can find out more about how we get on and how many people join in by clicking here 

Could you last the full month??  What will you do instead of logging into Facebook?  Who knows!! 

Let the challenge commence!

Jay

Twitter versus Facebook: Should you Choose One?

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