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The Facebook Phone may be finally coming

The Facebook Phone may be finally coming

Earlier this year, you may still remember the HTC Status and HTC Salsa from AT&T, the pair of "Facebook phones" that weren't exactly up to their titular status. But just hours ago, reporters over at All Things Digital claim that social-networking company itself is working with a cell phone manufacturer to build, yes, a very Facebook phone, code-named Buffy (from the vampire-killer television series, for some reason). And most likely not one with just a tiny little Facebook button on the front.

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Facebook: We’ve ID’d porn hackers

Facebook: We’ve ID’d porn hackers

Facebook claims it has discovered the identity of the spam hackers that swamped the social network with a pornographic deluge in recent days, promising "appropriate consequences" to come. "In addition to the engineering teams that build tools to block spam" a Facebook spokesperson told PCMag, "we also have a dedicated enforcement team that has already identified those responsible and is working with our legal team to ensure appropriate consequences follow."

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Sheriff uses Facebook to deputize entire county

Sheriff uses Facebook to deputize entire county

While Sheriff Al Lamberti's 10,000+ Facebook fans don't technically have any power to do anything like making an arrest, it's been with their help that he's brought justice to a collection of crimes that might otherwise have never been solved. Lamberti's beat is Broward County, Florida, and he's been on the force in that sector for 34 years. A crime solved in this vein recently was an air conditioning theft and resale group whose description and car make were posted by Lamberti and thusly seen by his 10k fans. Inside 2 days of the post, a homeowner called 911 and said "I think they're at the house next door," this resulting in four arrests. Lamberti for the win?

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BMW grabs Nuance TTS for in-car email, Facebook, more

BMW grabs Nuance TTS for in-car email, Facebook, more

BMW drivers will soon be able to have their iDrive ICE systems read out messages, social network updates and RSS feeds, using the same voice control system as is expected to feature in the iPhone 5. A new deal with Nuance will see iDrive gain complex text-to-speech functionality in addition to its existing voice-dialing and music search, able to read SMS and emails - among other content - in a choice of 14 different languages.

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Facebook Open Graph ushers in new serendipitous era for apps [Video]

Facebook Open Graph ushers in new serendipitous era for apps [Video]

Open Graph is a whole new class of apps, this is the main message that Zuckerberg wants to push forth this week at f8 2011. Open Graph apps allow you to add activity to your news stream without having to press "OK" ever again. No more prompts, ever. With this functionality, "discovering new things through your friends", one of the main goals of the future of apps on Facebook, being accomplished simply. With Open Graph apps you will get a single "permissions" page that'll have you allowing all publishing all at once - Frictionless Experiences and Real-time Serendipity are the big power-points here, and sharing on the fly in real time is the vehicle.

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Zuckerberg reveals Timeline, a whole new Facebook at f8 2011 [Video]

Zuckerberg reveals Timeline, a whole new Facebook at f8 2011 [Video]

This year at the Facebook developer conference, Andy Sandberg introduced himself as Mark Zuckerberg and showed off their newest feature - the Slow Poke, a poke that takes 24 hours to reach the person being poked, plenty of time to be cancelled by the obviously drunk sender. Zuckerberg replaced him about 5 minutes into his mindless rant to mild applause and Mark himself continued on with the usual milestone listing. Half a billion people signing on in one day, for example. Then he went on to note that apps and depth of engagement were the next "way of the future," this future having very much to do with the way you present yourself with Facebook - the new way being Timeline.

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Was Facebook Holding Game Improvements Back for Google+ Release?

Was Facebook Holding Game Improvements Back for Google+ Release?

Earlier today we were graced with news from Google Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra about the fifth tab at the top of the Google+ social network, that being the Games tab, it rolling out with a total of 12 games to start including the smash hit Angry Birds, Zynga Poker, and Bejeweled Blitz. In response, it seems, tonight we're to understand that Facebook has just finished several features ready for release today, this announced by Jared Morgenstern at 7:21pm Central Standard time. This release is separated into three sections: A new game ticker, More room to play, and Bookmark your Favorites. One can't help but wonder if these updates were being held back in wait for Google releasing their inevitable games tab, much in the same spirit of the "Awesome" announcement of Skype / Facebook integration days after the initial release of Google+ in Beta mode.

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Anonymous Disowns Operation Facebook, Attack Talks Continue

Anonymous Disowns Operation Facebook, Attack Talks Continue

It appears very likely now that the original call to action for what was (and still possibly is) called "Operation Facebook" is now being disowned by a large number of members of the famous hacker group. If you'll take a look at the monstrously popular Anonymous Vows Facebook Destruction post from late night Tuesday, you'll find the original release as created by a very real member of the collective, but this newest set of information confirms that the entirety of the Anonymous collective may not agree with the proposed action.

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Anonymous Vows Facebook Destruction on November 5th 2011 [UPDATED]

Anonymous Vows Facebook Destruction on November 5th 2011 [UPDATED]

It's time again for us to hear from Anonymous, that rather well-known yet hacker group whose members remain largely, well, anonymous. The announcement made today makes clear that whichever member(s) of the hacktivist group have created said call to action are preparing to take down Facebook, one of the most popular and well-traveled social networks and indeed websites on the internet. Of course, as with all "Anonymous" messages, only time will tell if this announcement is "real", "fake", or just a message made by a single "member" of Anonymous to rally the rest of the "real" Anonymous troops. This message makes reference to several past news releases tying Facebook to the sharing of "private" user information and notes that Facebook is the antithesis of the AntiSec cause.

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Fetus Facebook: Social network adds your unborn child

Fetus Facebook: Social network adds your unborn child

Facebook has added an option to include unborn children on a user's profile page, allowing expectant parents to namecheck their fetus and specify when, exactly, the little bundle of joy is expected. "For years, people have been using Facebook to share the joyous news of expecting a child" a company spokesperson told The Telegraph, "and, a few months ago, we began testing a feature designed to make that process easier."

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