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Facebook Attacks Fake Likers

In a move many will welcome, Facebook is going after and deleting fake ‘likes’ on the social network’s most popular pages. This action is coming after the site admitted that 8.7%, or about 80 million, user accounts on Facebook are phony, of which a substantial proportion are run by bots designed to spam, spread malware, or artificially…

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Facebook Feline Reunion

When hanging up posters, pestering friends and family, and going door-to-door won’t cut it for finding a missing feline friend, try Facebook instead. The social network helped one man, James Woodley, find his lost cat faster than traditional methods. All it took was a page, a few paid ads and a status update on Facebook to…

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Do People Not on Facebook Seem Suspicious?

For most of us, it’s hard to imagine life without Facebook; the mix of socializing and friend-tracking is highly addictive. It is perhaps for this reason that some individuals choose to abstain from or abandon Facebook—perhaps they have found that their social life has become largely confined to the online realm, and that they post…

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There Are 83 Million Fake Facebook Accounts

Amid growing concerns about the sustainability of its marketing platform, Facebook has been found to be home to a vast amount of illegitimate accounts, numbering more than 83 million at last count. There are currently 950 million monthly active user accounts on the social network, of which 8.7% are duplicates, misclassified or “undesirable.” A duplicate account occurs when…

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Tracking Facebook For Predators

Back in March, Facebook detected and flagged a chat that could have turned ugly, as, over the social network, a man in his thirties talked about sex with a 13-year-old girl from South Florida and made plans to meet with her after school the next day. Facebook, along with a number of other websites, uses a…

Facebook Ads a Flop

According to a recent BBC investigation, advertising on Facebook is not worth it, since companies do not receive the return on investment they expect. The vast majority of users go on the site to socialize with friends and family; the tiny ads on the right-hand side of the Facebook homepage don’t attract nearly as much…

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Are Your Friends Sabotaging You on Facebook?

Have you ever logged into your Facebook account only to find yourself tagged in a photo that is totally unflattering to you? Conversely, have you ever been so mad or spiteful at a friend that you uploaded a rather ugly shot of them to the social network for all to see? If so, you’re not…