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1: new post   Google "Perspective" Machine Learning To Hide Toxic Comments
A division of Google, Jigsaw, has developed a machine learning technology, dubbed "Perspective", helps automatically moderate abusive comments from user generated content.
Feb 23, 2017
2: new post   Amazon Deletes 500,000 "Incentivized" Reviews
In a little over a month the company has made good and is doing more than prohibiting, it's deleting "incentivized" reviews.
Nov 25, 2016
3: new post   vBulletin hacked: update your forums now
Administrators for any site that uses vBulletin should drop whatever they're doing and immediately install Monday's patch
Nov 5, 2015
4: new post   Amazon Files Lawsuit Over 1,114 Fake Reviewers
Amazon says it's aiming to protect its customers from this "misconduct."
Oct 19, 2015
5: new post   Zero Day Exploit Hits vBulletin Versions 4.x.x and 5.x.x
The hackers claim to have leveraged a "critical vulnerability" in vBulletin versions 4.x.x and 5.x.x.
Nov 18, 2013
6: new post   vBulletin + VBSEO Exploit in the Wild
vBulletin installations running VBSEO should be updated to the latest version. There is an exploit going around.
Feb 22, 2012
7: new post   Blogger Not Covered By Journalists' Legal Protection: Fined $2.5 Million
A blogger in the US state of Oregon has just been ordered by a court to pay $2.5m to an investment company because of a defamatory posting.
Dec 7, 2011
8: new post   Dentist Who Sued Yelp Must Pay Court Costs
Under California law, a dentist who sued both review site Yelp and the individual reviewers had her suit rejected and was required to pay the defendants' court costs.
May 18, 2011
9: new post   Answers.com Acquired for $127 Million in Cash
today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by AFCV Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of growth equity investor Summit Partners, for a total cash consideration of approximately $127 million.[br][br]"This is a great outcome for our shareholders," said Bob Rosenschein, Founder, Chairman and CEO. "After an exciting six years as a public company, we are very pleased to achieve considerable value for our investors."
Feb 3, 2011
10: new post   MySpace Redesigns To Target The Younger Audience
"The strategy hinges on drawing 13-to-35-year-olds seeking an entertainment- centric social network separate from parents and other adults on Facebook,"
Oct 27, 2010
11: new post   WSJ: Scraper Attacks on Community Sites Rising
The Wall Street Journal reports that a professional scraping industry is emerging to collect massive amounts of data from forums and social networks.
Oct 13, 2010
12: new post   Internet Brands Takes Civil Action Against Xenforo
vBulletin vs. former vBulletin developers making a competing forum software.
Oct 5, 2010
13: new post   Learning Why Social Media Is Important For Your Business
"Social media is quickly becoming a customer relationship management system, as companies have 'for the first time access to people's minds in real-time,'"
Oct 4, 2010
14: new post   Developer Release Of Diaspora
"From now on we will be working closely with the community on improving and solidifying Diaspora."
Sept 16, 2010
15: new post   Digg Clone News Site Sphinn Kills Voting
"Even as many sites seek to give their users more input, Sphinn is eliminating voting on stories and will use an editorial selection process instead."
Sept 2, 2010
16: new post   Judge: Site Owner Can't Be Sued For Libelous User Generated Content
A U.S. federal judge has reaffirmed that unfiltered UGC is the responsibility of the poster and that the site operator can't be sued for libel.
Sept 2, 2010
17: new post   Topix Eliminates Fee for Expedited Content Review
Under pressure from state attorneys general, Topix removes the fee and agrees to remove abusive posts within three days. Could other UGC sites be new targets?
Aug 11, 2010
18: new post   Facebook Launches 'Facebook Questions' (Beta)
"Facebook Questions is available to a limited number of people right now..."
July 29, 2010
19: new post   100 Million Facebook Users' Data Published
"People who use Facebook own their information and have the right to share only what they want, with whom they want, and when they want,"
July 29, 2010
20: new post   Facebook Reaches 500 Million Users
Facebook said the number was "an important milestone"
July 22, 2010
21: new post   Internet Social Networks: Our World View Is Narrowing
"We think we're getting a broad view of the world, because it's possible that our television, newspapers and internet could be giving us a vastly wider picture than was available for our parents or grandparents."
July 15, 2010
22: new post   FaceBook Gift Shop To Shut Down
"Facebook Gifts, the virtual shop born out of a 2007 "hackathon" by FB staffers, will close on August 1, even as the social networking giant looks for other ways to make money."
July 14, 2010
23: new post   Microsoft Adds Facebook Integration to Outlook 2010
"The add-on to Microsoft Outlook's Social Connector is available for download immediately."
July 13, 2010
24: new post   Facebook unveils child safety App
"The button, aimed at children and teenagers, will report abuse to the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) and Facebook."
July 12, 2010
25: new post   StarCraft/WarCraft Retreat on Real Forum Names
Amid a firestorm of protest from its users, Blizzard on Friday backed down on plans to require users in its "StarCraft II" and "World of Warcraft" forums to use their real names. "We've decided at this time that real names will not be required for posting on official Blizzard forums," Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, said in a statement.
July 10, 2010
26: new post   Twitter Launches Revenue-Earning @Earlybird Exclusive Offers
"We're starting with US-wide offers but will explore location-based deals in the future."
July 7, 2010
27: new post   Foursquare Raises B Round at $20Million
"... we've raised another round of capital. Today we closed on a $20m Series B round with Union Square Ventures, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and our newest partner, Andreessen Horowitz. "
June 30, 2010
28: new post   Twitter Adds Find Friends From Facebook and LinkedIn
"The app also lets you save your LinkedIn connections as a list, post your Tweets to LinkedIn, and add your Twitter account to your LinkedIn profile."
June 24, 2010
29: new post   AOL Sells Social Networking Site, Bebo, To Private Investment Firm
"Criterion Capital Partners, a small private investment firm, announced that it had bought the business, but did not disclose the amount paid."
June 17, 2010
30: new post   Twitter Says Stability Should Improve
"However, we certainly are not happy about the disruptions that we have faced and even caused this week and understand how they negatively impact our users."
June 16, 2010
31: new post   Twitter Extends Tests Of Its Own Link Shortener
"As a first step, developers who create applications on the Twitter platform can now begin to prepare for this service."
June 9, 2010
32: new post   Jason Calacanis Suggest 5 Things Facebook Can Do To Regain Trust
"We can all learn from these ideas."
June 4, 2010
33: new post   Social YouTube: Google Moderator Added To YouTube
"...we've integrated the ability to use Google Moderator into every single YouTube channel."
May 27, 2010
34: new post   New Facebook Privacy Settings Released, May 26
"I am pleased to say that with these changes the overhaul of Facebook's privacy model is complete."
May 26, 2010
35: new post   Facebook Rolls Out New Privacy Settings on May 26
"Social network giant Facebook will roll out a new set of privacy settings to all its users starting on 26 May."
May 25, 2010
36: new post   Twitter Bans Third Party Ad Networks From Injecting Paid Tweets
"aside from Promoted Tweets, we will not allow any third party to inject paid tweets into a timeline on any service that leverages the Twitter API."
May 24, 2010
37: new post   Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg on Privacy: "Sometimes we move too fast."
"Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that Facebook "missed the mark" over recent privacy concerns."
May 24, 2010
38: new post   Facebook and MySpace In Ad Data Privacy Loophole
"Most social networks haven't bothered to obscure user names or ID numbers from their Web addresses, said Craig Wills, a professor of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, who has studied the issue."
May 21, 2010
39: new post   Facebook Looks Set To Do A U-Turn On Complex Privacy
"it was listening to the message from users that it has 'made things too complex'."
May 19, 2010
40: new post   Twitter Fixes 'Follow' Bug, And Fixing Zero Followers
"Follower/following numbers are currently at 0: we're aware and this too should shortly be resolved."
May 10, 2010
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