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Facebook works to fix confirmed privacy flaw with New Year’s message service

Facebook works to fix confirmed privacy flaw with New Year’s message service

Social network Facebook has confirmed that there is a privacy flaw with its New Year's messaging service called the Midnight Delivery feature. This feature was billed as a way to allow users to send messages automatically to all their friends at the stroke of midnight. Since some the messages could be private in nature, the service was supposed to allow messages to be read by the intended recipients. UPDATE: A spokesperson for Facebook has reached out to us to assure the world that this situation has been rectified - rest easy!

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Facebook tops list of most-viewed Wikipedia articles in 2012

Facebook tops list of most-viewed Wikipedia articles in 2012

We turned to our old pal Wikipedia a lot this year, but judging from a list of the most-viewed Wikipedia articles in 2012 put together by Johan Gunnarsson, some of the pages we visited most might surprise you. Wikipedia doesn't rank its pages at the end of the year like so many other sites do, so Gunnarsson put the 100-entry list together by looking at the service's log files. The page users visited most in 2012? Facebook, by a pretty significant amount.

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Facebook privacy settings changes start to go live

Facebook privacy settings changes start to go live

Facebook has rolled out the first wave of privacy changes that it has had planned for awhile now. Users in New Zealand are seeing new notifications and menus that are part of the changes. According to a spokesperson who talked with The Next Web, other Facebook users will begin seeing the changes over the course of the next week as the social network wraps up its testing.

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Facebook under real-name fire as Germany insists on pseudonyms

Facebook under real-name fire as Germany insists on pseudonyms

Facebook has been told to end its policy insisting that users give their real names, after a German privacy regulator highlighted that it contravenes local laws about pseudonyms. The social site has vowed to fight the demand "vigorously", though it has not yet been adopted across Germany. So far, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ULD) in the state of Schleswig-Holstein has demanded a change in policy, according to German data protection law, but the expectation is that other states will follow suit.

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Facebook offers statement about site outage

Facebook offers statement about site outage

Earlier today, Facebook users experienced a site outage for about 20 minutes. The issue didn't affect mobile users, with smartphone and tablet access remaining unaffected. This issue originated after Google users were also affected by outages, prompting curiosity about whether the two issues were related. Turns out, Facebook was just tinkering.

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Facebook Phone universe expands with Orange “Party Call” service

Facebook Phone universe expands with Orange “Party Call” service

It's time once again, and again, and again, to think about a Facebook-centric phone with a deal that's been inked this week at Orange called "Party Call." This "social calling" service will work with Facebook specifically and will be working with both mobile and desktop versions of the social network. The big break in this plan as far as a Facebook phone goes is the fact that it's not Facebook that's leading this initiative, it's Orange using Facebook's open API as any other developer would, working with Orange's IP-based calling and messaging app Libon (Life is Better On).

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Facebook Mobile gets “share” button

Facebook Mobile gets “share” button

Facebook Mobile is finally, after countless requests and far too long, getting a Share button. This feature has been available on the desktop version of Facebook, allowing users to share statuses and images from other users on their own walls. Until now, the feature has been missing from Facebook mobile, however, a serious lack in an otherwise pretty decent app.

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Facebook testing nested comments, makes conversations easier

Facebook testing nested comments, makes conversations easier

If you've spent any decent amount of time on Facebook, you've no doubt noticed the inefficient means by which people are forced to carry on conversations in the comments section. Namely, if there are more than a handful of comments, users are forced to respond by tagging the user's name, or using the clunky "@Name" for those not on their friends list. Now Facebook is testing nested comments that will solve this issue, but it's only available for some users.

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Facebook downtime had nothing to do with Anonymous

Facebook downtime had nothing to do with Anonymous

Yesterday we talked about downtime at a Facebook that was originally thought to be the result of hackers. The rumor that Facebook was down due to hackers attacking their DNS servers stemmed from a twitter account called Anonymous Own3r the tweeted "I'm attacking Facebook rigth now." Facebook later admitted that the downtime and nothing to do with hackers.

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