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Facebook mobile payments aim to join Paypal, not compete

Facebook mobile payments aim to join Paypal, not compete

This week the folks at Facebook have revealed - in short - plans to unleash their own form of mobile payments for real-world products. Though on the surface it would seem that Facebook's creation of a so-called "mobile payment system" would interfere directly with what PayPal already has in place - including inside Facebook - both companies have send assurances that they've got "a great relationship" with one another.

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Dump Google, Facebook and other US sites warns German security chief

Dump Google, Facebook and other US sites warns German security chief

'Stop using Google and Facebook' is the advice from Germany's highest security official, warning web users concerned about NSA monitoring to steer clear of anything that might pass through US services. "Whoever fears their communication is being intercepted in any way should use services that don't go through American servers" Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich cautioned today, the AP reports, the latest in escalating German concerns about the extent of US spying programs like PRISM

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Facebook and Microsoft reveal FISA and NSA data request numbers [UPDATE: Google speaks]

Facebook and Microsoft reveal FISA and NSA data request numbers [UPDATE: Google speaks]

Earlier this week, companies began to seek permission to release the number of government data requests it receives, something that was kicked off by Google with a letter it made public on one of its blogs. It has only been a couple days, but permission has been granted, and both Facebook and Microsoft have posted numbers detailing government requests and the particulars that go with that.

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HTC First “Facebook phone” UK launch plans axed [Confirmed!]

HTC First “Facebook phone” UK launch plans axed [Confirmed!]

Plans to launch the HTC First "Facebook phone" in the UK have been axed, with Facebook now focusing on finessing Home instead. A poor reception to the Android handset in the US, where carrier AT&T unexpectedly slashed the cost from $99.99 to $0.99 on contract after just a few weeks of sales, has been blamed for the decision, which is said to have come from Facebook rather than either HTC or the network. Update: EE has confirmed the First won't be launching in the UK; more details after the cut.

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Facebook is reportedly behind “Project Catapult” data center

Facebook is reportedly behind “Project Catapult” data center

Facebook is reportedly the company that's planning on building a $1.5 billion data center in Altoona, Iowa. Before, everything was kept hush-hush, and the only thing we knew about the data center was that it was referred to by officials as the cryptic "Project Catapult". Des Moines Register stated that it spoke with lawmakers about Catapult and discovered that it is Facebook who is behind the project.

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Facebook reportedly hires former Apple manager Richard Williamson

Facebook reportedly hires former Apple manager Richard Williamson

Back in November, word surfaced that Apple's Richard Williamson was given the boot as part of a change in the Maps team. Now sources have again talked to Bloomberg, this time saying that Facebook has hired him as a manager with its mobile software group. The alleged hiring is said to have happened sometime in the "past couple of weeks." The info comes from two sources who are said to be familiar with the dealings.

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