What do you do if you manage to hack Grammy award-winning and controversial dresser Lady Gaga's Twitter and Facebook accounts? Go phishing and pretend you're giving away iPads to her millions of "little monsters." That's what hackers tried to do yesterday, before the the hacking ended.
Picking a seat for a flight has always been a spin on the roulette wheel. Will you have someone interesting to talk with, or will you be stuck in the screaming baby section? Now Dutch airline KLM wants to take out some of the guesswork, by letting you pick your seat neighbors on Facebook.
As if we needed more proof that Facebook remembers everything a user does on its website, 24-year-old Max Schrems of Vienna, Austria asked Facebook for a copy of all the data the social network has on file for him and not surprisingly, he got back a CD with a whopping 1,222 PDFs documenting his every move.
Attention people of New Zealand! You are officially small enough to qualify to get Facebook's new "Timeline" redesign ahead of everybody else in the world (who don't already have the beta). Yes, New Zealanders, Mark Zuckerberg and pals love you.
Regular people like you and I might use Twitter and Facebook to vent and share adorable cat pics, but according to the Associated Press, the CIA is combing through millions of our digital scraps for counterterrorism and counterproliferation purposes. Big Brother, is that you?
Server farms are expensive, but what's many times more expensive than the cost of all the hardware is the cost of keeping the place from incinerating itself with waste heat. Most farms rely on complex air conditioning systems, but Facebook has found a place where all it'll have to do is open a window: the Arctic.
Sure it's a great success, but Facebook has had some major snafus since its 2004 launch. From complicated privacy settings to Facebook "Lite," click the image below for a walk through of Facebook's wall of shame.
At long last, it's here. The app that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg didn't want to give us is finally here — Facebook's official iPad app — is up for download and it's pretty polished.
Still holding out for an official Facebook app for that iPad? Mashable reports that after much delay, the Facebook app will finally be shown off at Apple's October 4 event for the iPhone 5 and iPod refresh.
Users testing out Facebook's new "Timeline" profile might have noticed that they could see who "unfriended" them in an ordered manner. Facebook's since patched the so-called "bug," but not before everybody swarmed on to see who unfriended them.