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Facebook IPO will mean big business for thousands of smaller companies

Patrick Salyer doesn’t work at Facebook. He doesn’t own any of its stock. But he’s one of thousands of entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and around the world who stand to make a lot of money when the Menlo Park social network goes public later this year. Salyer, 30, is chief executive of Gigya, a Palo …

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Facebook is on a new mission: to take down clickjackers

Facebook has teamed up with the Washington Attorney General to put real resources toward getting rid of spam on the social network — starting with a lawsuit. “Security is an arms race, and that’s why Facebook is committed to constantly improving our consumer safeguards while pursuing and supporting civil and criminal consequences for bad actors,” …

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Ramnit Computer Worm Compromises 45K Facebook Logins

A computer worm that has traditionally targeted the financial industry has set its sights on social networking, recently stealing over 45,000 Facebook login credentials, according to security firm Seculert. In a statement, Facebook said the majority of the login credentials were outdated, but it was still notifying the affected users. The worm, known as Ramnit, …

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Should Students and Teachers Be Facebook Friends?

Should schools regulate or ban communications between teachers and students by cellphone, Facebook or e-mail? Times reporter Jennifer Preston found districts in New York State and across the country scrambling to create a social media policy in the wake of a few inappropriate relationships that included electronic communications. A district in Georgia has banned private …

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Facebook Threatens to Sue Mark Zuckerberg — No, Not That One

Facebook has threatened to sue Mark Zuckerberg, an Israeli entrepreneur who recently took the social network founder’s name. The new Zuckerberg, born Rotem Guez, legally changed his name Dec. 7. Zuckerberg II’s website, MarkZuckerbergOfficial.com, states that he first filed a lawsuit against Facebook in January, after the social network refused to give him access to …

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