Russian Wiki Shuts Down to Protest Internet Censorship Bill

wiki_shut_down3The Russian-language Wikipedia website was shut down on Tuesday 10 July. Now it has a stark black line across its main page in protest at a bill, which may be used to censor the Russian internet.

“Imagine a world without free knowledge,” it said in a statement. Russian parliament will discuss on Wednesday amendments to an information law and they “could lead to the creation of extrajudicial censorship of the whole Russian-language internet”.

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Social Leaks: Privacy Issues of Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus

social_leaks5 July 2012 Social Searcher launched Social Leaks – a collection of the Social Networks’ Leaks exposing the privacy issues of Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.

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If the Social Networks were Cars

What if the Social Networks were cars? Check up this funny image with Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.
There are versions in 4 languages: English, German, French and Russian. Feedback is much appreciated!

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Twitter Search Update

twitter_searchSocial Searcher added Real Time Search Results to the Twitter Search service.
Now users can easily surf recent or popular tweets relative to their search keywords.

Following Search filters are supported:

1. Phrase search (””)

2. Terms you want to exclude (-)

3. The OR operator

4. From/To User Operators

5. Mentioning Operator

6. Attitude Operators

7. Question Operator

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Facebook Friendshake: Find Friends Nearby

facebook-friendshakeFacebook added a new feature to the mobile functionality, which helps users to find friends and other people by location.
Its original name is “Friendshake“, but the abbreviation specified in the URL (http://fb.com/ffn) means “find friends nearby“.

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Facebook Salaries Statistics

facebook_salaryFacebook is one of the Silicon Valley companies, which pays the highest salaries to the employees. Even Software Engineering Interns of the social network, can be paid more than $ 74 thousand per year, while the salary of the lead software engineer – $ 132 thousand.

In the Glassdoor.com ranking, where employees of the American corporations anonymously publish the amount of their salaries, Facebook is on the third position in the list of the companies, which are considered to be the most successful place for employment. Google is on the 5, and Apple – 7.

As it is in the most of technology companies, software engineers – are the most highly paid employees in the Facebook.
Facebook salary of the Senior Developer is about $ 132.5 thousand per year.

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Facebook Buys Facial Recognition Company Face.com

facebook_facial_recognitionBack in 2010 Facebook released Automatic Facial Recognition feature and now the social network acquires facial recognition startup Face.com.

Face.com was founded just three years ago and already provided some face recognition technology to Facebook. According to the Financial Times, the amount of the deal can be estimated in the tens of millions of dollars. The mass media called the sum of $ 80-100 million.

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How To Quit A Facebook Addiction

Facebook-addictPreviously, we published 5 Tips To Quit A Facebook Addiction. Now The Daily Telegraph reports that Facebook addiction appears to be even more stronger than alcohol or tobacco ones.

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Facebook Integration With Apple

facebook_appleOn Monday Scott Forstall announced integration of Facebook into the iOS 6 and OSX Mountain Lion operating systems at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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NASDAQ Offers $40 Million for Facebook IPO Glitches

facebook_nasdaq2As we reported before NASDAQ Will Compensate Facebook IPO Issues, now we know the amount: NASDAQ agrees to pay $ 40 million compensation for the trader’s losses caused by software issues during the Facebook initial public offering.

Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld apologized for the problems encountered on May 18.

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