Backlash Over Facebook Timeline Experiment Serves As a Reminder: User Expectations Still Trump Fine Print

Backlash Over Facebook Timeline Experiment Serves As a Reminder:  User Expectations Still Trump Fine Print

If you are one of the approximately 1.3 billion people who use Facebook, you’ve likely experienced the phenomenon where a single event (like Luiz Suarez biting that Italian guy or pretty much anything involving TSA) manages to raise the ire of a large number of your Facebook friends, causing them to flood your timeline with single-issue Facebook user rage.

Facebook Claims NY Court Violated the Constitution with Sweeping Search Warrants

Facebook Claims NY Court Violated the Constitution with Sweeping Search Warrants

Facebook filed a brief that states that the “Fourth Amendment does not permit the Government to seize, examine, and keep indefinitely the private messages, photographs, videos, and other communications of nearly 400 people—the vast majority of whom will never know that the Government has obtained and continues to possess their personal information.” 

LXBN TV: In Buying Oculus VR for $2 Billion, Facebook Acquires Potentially Massive Trade Secrets Suit

By | LXBN | June 16, 2014
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When Facebook first acquired Oculus VR, the makers of a virtuality gaming headset, it was unclear what exactly the social networking giant was acquiring the company for. Would the technology be used as a new interface for their existing social platform, was Facebook really trying to get into the future of video games—or were they getting something else entirely? Well, one thing’s for clear thus far: they’ve at least picked up a pretty hefty lawsuit.