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Facebook to go to trial over “Timeline” trademark

Facebook to go to trial over “Timeline” trademark

Amidst all of the good news Facebook has been throwing out, it looks like some bad news was just waiting to rain on its parade. Facebook was sued back in September 2011 by Timelines Inc. over the "timeline" trademark. Timelines Inc., which launched its website in 2009, claimed that Facebook infringed on its trademark when the social network roll out its timeline feature to its user base.

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Lack of Facebook “hide from search results” no reason to panic

Lack of Facebook “hide from search results” no reason to panic

This week we're hearing a lot of talk about how the upcoming Graph Search inside Facebook will be un-privatizing us once again - let's talk about why that's not true. In a report in Ars Technica they note how once Graph Search is turned on for the masses, information you'd previously had hidden from search results will become public. There's also a post on Quartz citing a segment in the Facebook Privacy Policy which interprets a "hiding from timeline" note as Facebook admitting it wont hide anything no matter how hard you try - that's simply not true.

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Facebook photos get massive overhaul

Facebook photos get massive overhaul

This week if you happen to be perusing some photos on Facebook, you'll find that the developers behind the layout section of Facebook's pages have done a bang-up job of making them look all the nicer. What you'll find is a grid of photos that's variable in both size and shape, with squares being the dominant figure in the Facebook photo gallery. You'll integration with this lovely view on your Timeline as well as behind the scenes, and much larger photos are included in the upgrade as well.

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Facebook embracing pseudonyms, verified accounts and Timeline brands

Facebook embracing pseudonyms, verified accounts and Timeline brands

Facebook is rolling out a new system to verify user accounts that will allow some users to use nicknames. Since Facebook at its core is looking for your personal information, it has always wanted you to use your real name unless you're a big star such as Lady Gaga. Facebook is positioning this account verification as a way to ensure that people don't subscribe to an imposter who might be trying to impersonate someone on Facebook.

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