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Founded Feb 2004
Headquarters Palo Alto, CA, USA
Website facebook.com

Facebook is a social networking service funded by some twins and eventually turned into a movie with a Nine Inch Nails soundtrack. Mark Zuckerberg almost called it TheFaceBook before settling on DeFacebook and eventually just Facebook. Zuckerberg has become one of the youngest and most successful entrepreneurs in the world, enjoying a healthy revenue stream (in the billions) while gradually eroding the entire world's privacy. As Justin Timberlake said, "You know what's cool? Willingly submitting all of your personal information to a third party website."

Latest Facebook news

  • Social media advertising pointless

    Huge numbers of companies are running extensive marketing campaigns based on social media but more than 62 percent of US respondents said Facebook, Twitter and other social networking site, do not have any influence on their product purchasing decisions.
  • Intel sells a Xeon to Google and Facebook

    Chipzilla is adapting the Xeon server chips it sells to unternet heavyweights like Facebook and Google by integrating them with programmable chips.
  • UK spooks don’t need a warrant

    GCHQ can snoop on British citizens' use of Facebook and Google without an individual warrant because the firms are based overseas.
  • Egyptian blogger gets 15 years in clink

    Seif wrote on Facebook that Abdel-Fatah was "waiting for the judge to give permission to the guards to allow them to enter the venue to attend their session, but instead someone from the prosecution went out and arrested them
  • Facebook allows users to skip targeted adverts

    Social notworking site, Facebook, will allow users who are annoyed by the targeted ads that pop up in their News Feed to opt out of them.
  • Facebook board sued over pay

    Mark Zuckerberg and other members of Facebook board have been sued by a shareholder who is furious that they can collect $150 million of stock each.
  • Thailand's junta turns to social notworking

    It has been a lot harder for the military to shut its population up when they post on Facebook. So the Junta has decided to create a patriotic, easy-to-censor Facebook rival of its own design.
  • Microsoft leans on US government over NSA

    So far eight technology companies including Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Yahoo asked for a reform of government surveillance laws and practices worldwide. Together they are sitting on shedloads of lobby dollars which help to put congressmen's kids through college.
  • Iranian hackers used Facebook socks

    Iranian spooks were involved in a three year hacker campaign using Facebook socks and a fake news website to spy on military and political leaders in the United States, Israel and other countries.
  • Iranians want Mark Zuckerberg in court

    A conservative Iranian court has started a case against instant messaging services WhatsApp and Instagram and summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over complaints of privacy violation.
  • Iranian President wants to embrace the internet

    Abdolsamad Khoramabadi, secretary of a state committee tasked with monitoring and filtering sites, last year called Facebook a US espionage project.
  • Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple are revolting....

    According to the Washington Post, if the government demands your personal, private email or other data, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, and others are reportedly taking steps to notify you faster and more frequently than they did in the past
  • Google+ bloke quits

    Google+ has over 300 million users, but it has not managed to draw users away from Facebook or Twitter.
  • Rock the Linux kernel module

    Netcat, which shares its name with a networking tool of the same name, told the world+dog on its Facebook page that the world was ready for Linux kernel module music.
  • Putin's mates take control of Russian Facebook

    The Tsar of Russia, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin I, has apparently taken control of the Russian Facebook to make sure that he can effectively monitor Ukrainian protests.
  • NYPD Twitter PR backfires

    "Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook," the department posted on its NYPD News Twitter feed.
  • Brazil creates web user bill of rights

    What was interesting was that the law stopped short of what many in the US feared – namely that companies like Google and Facebook would have to store local users' data in Brazilian data centres.
  • Microsoft plans to launch Surface Mini later this year

    To give you an idea how long Microsoft has been working on this project in September 2012, the benchmark app WP Bench detected the use of a device that it identified as "Microsoft Surface Phone

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