Vonage, a pioneer of home phone service over the Internet, has a new application for the iPhone and Android phones that provides free calls between Facebook users.
The Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina is warning Facebook users about two scams that have popped up on the social networking site.
Beverly Baskin, president of the BBB, said they are phishing scams that attempt to get personal and financial information.
The two to watch out for now:
- Free Gift Cards: You'll see a message that says if you click "LIKE" you'll get a free gift card from Subway. Subway has said the deal is not affiliated with their business. Starbucks has been used in the same way. If you do click you'll be linked to a fake offer and taken to a site that asks for credit card numbers and other personal information.
- Fraudulent Status Update: You'll see a post that uses the name of a familiar company and an enticing headline such as ‘OMG!! McDonald's might soon shut down because of this! Warning: Your jaw will drop to the floor!’ If you click to read the story or see the video, you'll be taken from Facebook to another site where you'll be asked to take a survey. Again, it wants to know personal details.
Both links, if clicked on, could infect your computer with spyware, malware or viruses designed to steal any personal information or passwords stored on your computer.
A New York man claims that a 7-year-old contract he signed with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for software development entitles him to 84 percent of the company.
Facebook has spawned an economic ecosystem of its own with billions of dollars at stake. With over 550,000 apps and 1,500,000 fan pages.
Nice promo: You don't get 500 million friends without making a few enemies.
Our twin weekly papers - North Raleigh News and Midtown Raleigh News - have hit social media.
As noted in new editor Jason Foster's Wednesday column, some exciting changes are right around the corner for the North Raleigh and Midtown Raleigh News section. They'll be semi-weekly - Wednesday and Sundays - starting Aug. 1. And we've added four new staff members to cover the city more extensively.
Drop us an e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org - with any questions, comments or suggestions.
The rogue Facebook app spread virally gaining wall access of hundreds of thousands of users.
There are more than 100 million images uploaded to Facebook a day and Facebook has added a new feature to help tag photos of friends.
Facebook is rolling out a new feature that requires outside applications and websites to tell users exactly what parts of their profile they need to access in order to work.
Computing security form Sophos has issued a warning to Facebook users on a rogue app victimizing hundreds of thousands of users.