Submitted by haikton on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:13
India, which accounts for over 93 million Facebook users, reported the largest number of bugs under the social networking giant's bug bounty programme last year.
The California-headquartered firm said it received a total of 14,763 submissions in 2013, of which 687 bugs were found to be valid and eligible to receive rewards. A bug is an error or defect in a software or hardware that causes a programme to malfunction. It often occurs due to conflicts in software when applications try to run in tandem.
Submitted by haikton on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 05:04
Arguments over social media platforms among romantic partners are damaging relationships, ending in negative outcomes like emotional and physical cheating, breakup and divorce, a significant research reveals. Individuals who are active Twitter users are far more likely to experience Twitter-related conflict with their romantic partners, researchers said.
Submitted by haikton on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:20
There are days when you just don't feel like running into anyone you know.
Luckily, there is a new iOS app called Cloak that could help you out.
It uses geo-location technology to track your friends and acquaintances – so that you can avoid them.
The concept works using data from Instagram and Foursquare to provide real-time updates.
Major networks Facebook and Twitter aren't included in the service (Twitter is ‘too vague', according to the company), but the makers hope to add more social networks in the future.
Submitted by haikton on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 17:57
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday he had called President Barack Obama to complain that the US government is undermining confidence in the Internet with vast, secret surveillance programs.
In a post on his own Facebook page, the founder of the huge social network expressed anger towards Washington, in what appeared to be a reaction to new revelations about US government surveillance.
"I've called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future," he wrote.
Submitted by haikton on Fri, 03/14/2014 - 18:25
Contagious effect of sad and happy messages in real life also observable in virtual networks, survey of Facebook data reveals.
The next time you feel compelled to share your misery on Facebook, spare a thought for your friends. For mood on social networks is contagious, and spreads to those you are connected to, scientists say.
Researchers in the US analysed over a billion updates from a million or so Facebook users and found that negative posts had a domino effect, causing similarly downbeat posts from others.
Submitted by haikton on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 18:02
Vast amounts of information collected by private companies, including Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter, give new insight into all aspects of everyday life -- and raise and accelerate ethical concerns. That's because your every online move leaves cyberfootprints that are becoming fodder for research without you realizing it.
Submitted by haikton on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:02
If the statistics available with the UT cyber cell are to be believed, well-educated youth from the city are mostly involved in putting up obscene content on social networking websites.
The data reveals that most involved in such crime are in the age group of 25-35 and are either studying or are settled in jobs.