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Facebook users get graphic images in spam attack

WASHINGTON — Facebook said Tuesday that a “coordinated spam attack” was responsible for graphic images appearing in the news feeds of some members of the world’s largest social network. Facebook, which has more than 800 million members, said some users of the social network were tricked into unknowingly sharing the…

Facebook hits iPad

Facebook on Monday landed on the iPad, releasing software that lets members of the leading online social network connect on Apple’s hot-selling tablet computers. The release of an iPad application is part of a move by Facebook to stay in synch with modern lifestyles that revolve increasingly around Internet-linked wireless…

Facebook revenue estimated at $4.27 billion

WASHINGTON — Facebook’s global revenue is expected to double this year to $4.27 billion, research firm eMarketer said Tuesday. The Palo Alto, California-based social network is expected to earn $3.8 billion worldwide this year in advertising revenue, eMarketer said, up 104 percent from the $1.86 billion it raked in last…

Facebook appoints director of privacy

WASHINGTON — Facebook, which has been dogged by complaints over privacy, announced Tuesday that it has named a director of privacy at the social network. Erin Egan, a privacy and data security lawyer with the firm of Covington & Burling, will join Facebook in mid-October, the Palo Alto, California-based company…

Facebook growth slows as it loses some U.S. users

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Facebook is approaching 700 million members but its growth is slowing and it lost users in the United States and Canada last month, the Inside Facebook website said Monday. Facebook had 687 million members at the start of June, said Inside Facebook, which closely tracks developments…

Facebook lost U.S. users in May

WASHINGTON — Facebook is approaching 700 million members but its growth is slowing and it lost users in the United States and Canada last month, the Inside Facebook website said Monday. Facebook had 687 million members at the start of June, said Inside Facebook, which closely tracks developments and trends…

Facebook messaging poses risks for users: watchdog

Facebook’s new online messaging service makes users of the social networking site more vulnerable to identity theft by cybercriminals, computer security firm Sophos warned Thursday. It urged users to be aware of the security risks before signing up for Facebook’s next-generation online messaging service that blends online chat, text messages…

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