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Facebook is testing video ads between entries

12.17.2013, 16:28 clock | t-online.de, dpa

Facebook: News and backgrounds at a glance. (Source: perspective / imago)

Facebook is the most important social network on the Internet with more than one billion members. The company is now one of the most important players in the digital sector. The company, based in Menlo Park, California is regularly due to insufficient data protection regulations and opaque use of customer data in the criticism. Here we collect the latest news and background information on Facebook.

+ + + Facebook is testing video ads between entries + + +

In the U.S., Facebook users will soon be launched automatically commercials will find in their news stream. The online network announced a test of the new offering for advertisers. The ads will start by itself, as they arise while reading the entries on the screen. If a user wishes not to see her, he simply flips. The sound to the video there is only when clicking on it deliberately. The video ads will be played on both the PC and on mobile devices. On smartphones, the videos will be pre-loaded with wireless LAN connections, so as not to eat up the mobile data quota.

+ + + Facebook-threat justifies prohibition of contact + + +


threats like “I’ll make you cold” pronounce on social networks like Facebook, must expect that a court prohibiting contact with the threatened person. This has now the Higher Regional Court of Hamm ruled (Case No. 2 UF 254/12). At the decision points of the German Bar Association. In the treated case a mother and her son had requested a contact and restraining order after the Violence Protection Act in court. They had been threatened by a woman in power who cheated felt by the brother of the mother. The perpetrator had written about, that they make the son or another member of the family cold, lying in wait for them or will throw his son a stone at his head. The judge granted exemption as requested by the applicant. They forbade the woman to approach the apartment of the two to less than 100 meters. In addition, they must adhere to both a minimum distance of 30 meters. The messages on Facebook are unlawful threats, the mother and son would also have to take seriously. They limited the measure to the period until November 2014, because of the woman, since December 2011, no more threats were assumed.

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+ + + + + + The interested 2013

What really interests the users of Facebook? The Social Network has published an annual review and reveals the top themes to its users. It shows: Colorful topics and current events are at the top of the list. Also interesting: The death of Nelson Mandela was still pushed into the top ten. “Worldwide, 55 million people have exchanged more than 115 million times over the death of Nelson Mandela,” Facebook said it. Users can also create their own Facebook-annual review, you just have to go on facebook.com / yearinreview.

popular Facebook topics in 2013 around the world:

  1. Pope Francis
  2. choice
  3. Royal Baby
  4. Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
  5. Margaret Thatcher
  6. Harlem Shake
  7. Miley Cyrus
  8. Boston Marathon
  9. Tour de France
  10. Nelson Mandela

+ + + Veronica Ferres granted subsidiary Facebook ban + + +

Facebook Veronica Ferres apparently sees no fun. For their twelve year old daughter Lilly is still too young for the social network. “Facebook I think kids at that age for a total overtaxing” the actress said in an interview with Bunte.de. This Verres himself on Facebook and Twitter very active, but had informed about parenting and about how to protect children. Therefore, they consider the topic for very difficult. Lastly Ferres also recalled a case in which a girl was murdered after bullying on Facebook: “Since you are suddenly vulnerable to anyone and everyone can communicate with one so strong the kids are not even..”

+ + + Police warns of Facebook Hoax + + +

Currently, messages on Facebook that warn Christmas markets in front of an alleged fraudster trick spread. So criminals are currently distributing free gloves on women who are alone at the Christmas market or a parking lot. These gloves befänden with the intoxicant scopalamine contaminated needles. The fraudsters waited until the effect of the agent may establish in order to then rape and rob the women. However, the police instigated from Stuttgart: you had no such case is known. Therefore, the police called a “Hoax” said hoax and asks Facebook users not to disseminate the message about the alleged Christmas Market rapist.

+ + + login details from Facebook and Google stole + + +

A botnet called “Pony” to have stolen millions of login data from Facebbok, Yahoo and Google accounts. Affected are also probably other Internet services. Security researchers, Trustwave Spider Labs has probably located a control server of the botnet in the Netherlands. The security experts speak of 318,000 Facebook users discovered data.

+ + + Process to Facebook corpse photo starts + + +

In the U.S., the 4 A murder trial opened in December, in which Facebook plays a central role. In Miami, Derek Medina first appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to. He is accused of murdering his wife and should have posted on Facebook photos of the bloody corpse. When Medina was arrested, he confessed to the murder.

+ + + Facebook presents the most popular brands + + +

Facebook has released a list of the best loved brands in its network. For the 7th November was one of the Zuckerberg Likes the company of the brands represented and developed a worldwide hit list. We present the top 10, in which Coca-Cola is unchallenged at the top and do not occur German brands or companies.

  1. Coca-Cola (75.26 million likes)
  2. Disney (45.19 million likes)
  3. Red Bull (40.94 million likes)
  4. Converse (37.19 million likes)
  5. Playstation (35.41 million likes)
  6. Starbucks (35.38 million likes)
  7. Oreo (34.68 million likes)
  8. Walmart (34.01 million likes)
  9. iTunes (30.8 million Likes)
  10. McDonalds (29.65 million likes)
+ + +

Facebook revamp its Messenger + + +

Facebook has released a new version of its Messenger. The chat app is now an independent function, regardless of the Facebook app. In addition, the user can now integrate his mobile number, so that the Messenger also recognizes contacts with whom you are not friends on Facebook. The new look is strongly reminiscent of Apple’s iMessage and provides more clarity.

+ + + Facebook evaluates mouse movements + + +

According to a report of the “Wall Street Journal” Facebook is testing a software with which the user behavior can be read. In concrete terms, it will be evaluated the mouse activity. Thus, sees the social network in which areas a user is staying how long and how often. Users of mobile devices are excluded from this new feature for the time being.

+ + + adolescent users migrate + + +

benefit young people less Facebook? These statements have caused a price drop of Facebook shares. After the paper of the social network was initially increased after-hours thanks to encouraging business figures by up to 16 percent, the stock popped back down and was 2 percent in the red. Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman said in a conference call with analysts, the use of Facebook by U.S. teenagers had was indeed remained stable. But we have observed a decline in daily active users.

+ + + Facebook and Blackberry – what’s going on? + + +

smartphone pioneer BlackBerry offers Facebook allegedly for sale. As the “Wall Street Journal” reported company officials last week had explored the interest Facebooks on a possible bid. It was initially unclear whether Facebook will submit an offer. Both companies refused to issue an opinion on the report. If Facebook actually buy Blackberry, would get rumors about a Facebook phone new food.

+ + + Facebook removed Enthauptungsvideo + + +

Facebook gives after violent protests following a Enthauptungsvideo and away from his sides. The decision was not done in response to the protests, but on the basis of the applicable user policies. Facebook had introduced in May a lock on click Enthauptungsvideos pregnant, after users of the platform had complained that this kind images could lead to permanent psychological damage at the viewer. On Monday, the withdrawal of the decision on the grounds the company was known, however, the website serves the exchange of world events, which included assignments terrorist attacks and human rights violations. British Prime Minister David Cameron described the release of the lock without appropriate warnings as irresponsible.

+ + + Maintenance on Facebook solve problems + + +

No social interaction possible: Facebook users were on Monday afternoon published no entries, according to the online network has led to a breakdown in maintenance. “We have solved the problems quickly and are now back to 100 percent,” the company reported U.S. media and apologized. It gave no further details or numbers to affected users.

+ + + Facebook gives warnings for youth + + +

Facebook again changed the privacy settings – this time just for teens. For new users 13-17 years of age will continue as the default recipients for their entries “just friends” preset. So far, the information has been released automatically in the online network for friends of friends. An important second amendment on Facebook is that the teenagers get the opportunity to make records public – that is visible to all. Here they are but a warning is displayed the first time.

+ + + Facebook makes all user profiles public + + +

Previously users could prevent in the privacy settings that their profile is found using the search function. Facebook, however, prevent this setting soon. Thus can be found through searches on Facebook all future users. Hiding is no more. The function was installed last year they were removed for the users who had the setting is not enabled. Meanwhile, only use a “small percentage” of more than a billion Facebook members the option of Facebook said manager Michael Richter. They should be informed by such a reference on the Facebook home page of the changes. Who wants to restrict what information others can see on Facebook, should do it individually for each entry, advises judges. This is “the best way to control what people can find about you on Facebook.” Members may be set at status messages or photos, whether alone own Facebook contacts, their friends or the general public to get an entry to the face.

+ + + Facebook fan pages of companies are lawful + + +

The Administrative Court of Schleswig in the management of Facebook fan pages of companies has been classified as legitimate. Privacy advocates Thilo Weichert had three companies prohibited the operation of the fan pages, because Facebook of all visitors illegally raise data and processed. The judges ruled, however, that such a responsibility lies solely on Facebook, and not with the operator.

+ + + improved Facebook Graph Search + + +

Facebook optimizes its internal search engine “Graph Search”: As announced by the company are then targeted all public posts, comments or status updates can be searched for keywords. Your own commentary can be filtered by location and time again found. Until the search function in Germany enabled, it still lasts: Facebook is the update only once a smaller group of users available for testing


+ + + China allows Facebook in Shanghai + + +

In China, the access to various websites on the Internet was previously locked. Now the government wants to meet its citizens, at least in the Free Trade Zone of Pudong, Shanghai. So reports the “South China Morning Post” that the government plans to unlock certain websites. Facebook, Twitter or even the New York Times could therefore be accessible in Shanghai in the future. The Chinese government wants to make the free trade zone for foreign companies more attractive. Free access to public media should be a measure in this context.

+ + + Facebook Like falls under the right to freedom of expression + + +

A click on the “Like” button on Facebook falls, according to a U.S. court under the freedom of expression and is therefore protected by the U.S. Constitution. Six former employees of the Sheriff of Hampton, Virginia had appealed against her dismissal – they had the Facebook page of the opponent of their superiors in the election for Sheriff “liked”. A federal district judge dismissed the lawsuit. However, the Court of Appeal decided otherwise. Facebook itself and U.S. civil rights activists welcomed the decision.

+ + + Facebook users published figures from Germany + + +

Facebook has for the first time published daily user figures for Germany. Thus, grab some 19 million users from Germany daily on the social network. This use more than 13 million users mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets.

+ + + Facebook postpones launch of the new terms and conditions + + +

After numerous criticisms of the announced changes to the Terms of Use, the social network has responded: According to Facebook, the entry into force of the scheme has been postponed. “We take the time to ensure that users are viewing and comments incorporated with in the decision on whether further changes are needed,” the company said, according to “LA Times” in an email to. Six major privacy organizations had filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission FTC. Facebook had announced that in future the right to take to be able to advertise with user profiles and interests of users.

+ + + Facebook dominates Information Search + + +

According to a recent study by TNS use about two-thirds of 14 – to 29-year-old Facebook to search for information. The Internet is increasingly becoming the most important source of information for government, business and culture. The study by Facebook within the network well ahead of other research sources.

+ + + Facebook NSA and GCHQ spy + + +

billion-dollar NSA program codenamed “Bullrun” one of the biggest secrets of the Authority. Very few people had access to top secret information. Experts from the British intelligence agency GCHQ would last it apart on the code cracking especially on objectives such as Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Microsoft, it said in an article in the “New York Times”.

+ + + U.S. privacy advocates criticize Facebook + + +

Several American privacy groups have criticized the proposed rule change from Facebook. They wrote a letter to the U.S. regulatory FTC, the financial news agency Bloomberg reported on Thursday. In it she complained that Facebook in the future wants to assure the automatic permission to use profile pictures of users in promotional items. Facebook, however, points out that the change is to just make the existing advertising practice for users to understand. However, there are Facebook members in Germany for special treatment: In the German rules explicitly states that members can turn off this feature. This goes in the privacy settings under the ‘advertising’.

+ + + Facebook changes privacy rules + + +

The social network Facebook will update its use and privacy regulations. The company admits himself very extensive rights to the user data – in this update, it is among other things to provide personalized advertising and face recognition. Despite the announced by Facebook clarifications is not always clear what would make the company more closely with the data.

What rules changes to Facebook and how it informs about it?
Facebook updates its “Declaration of the Rights and Duties” and its “data-use policies”. The former explain the basics of the relationship between companies and Facebook users, concretize the latter, what Facebook can do anything with the data users. The company informs the user via e-mail about the changes. In addition, further information can be found on the Facebook pages for privacy (https://www.facebook.com/fbprivacy) and to the Site Governance (https://www.facebook.com/fbsitegovernance). Who of these two pages “Like” clicks, receives information about future changes.

What is it about the changes?
Facebook adapts the rules to reflect the new features and capabilities of the social network. In addition, the company wants to “explain in more detail” some regulations. The reason for this are, among others, court disputes with Facebook users. In this case, the social network stressed again that “you with the use of our services erteilst permission to use your information on Facebook.”

What do the new rules on advertising?
Facebook fetches the general permission to make use of all the information about its users for personalized advertising or other paid content. The company stressed, however, to only pass such data to advertisers, from which leave nothing to draw conclusions on the person. Facebook gives explicitly the right to use the profile photos and names of its users and its contents for advertising. Who can then see these ads, depends for whom a Facebook user has released the information used. He is not paid for the use of its name and its contents. Also, Facebook reserves the right to not always be identified as such advertising.

Now comes the facial recognition in Facebook again?
Facebook builds a database, in which profile pictures and other photos are to be included to enable facial recognition. “We can suggest that your boyfriend tagged on a Photo, by scanning the pictures of your friend and compare it with the information we have gathered from your profile pictures and other photos that you marked wast,” it says so. Last year, Facebook had the face recognition after criticism from privacy advocates in Europe switched off first. When and if it comes back in this country, is unclear.

What can I do as member?
Not much. Facebook users have until Thursday to comment on the changes, the company plans to then consider the comments. Unlike before, but the users have no option to decline the changes in a vote. Michaela believes prong from the Consumer Federation (vzbv): “It will bring nothing, leave a comment.” The new regulations will take effect automatically for German users after 30 days in power. Who still uses the network so that agrees with the new rules. Tine recommends at least check the settings for advertising. The can be found at the point “advertisements”. There, “my social actions with ads for Combine” should select the entry “nobody” at the point.

+ + + German spy partners from over Facebook + + +

Google, Facebook or Xing: 62 percent of men and women searching the net for information about their flock. Almost as many (61 percent) even spy on their own partner. The findings of a representative survey of Innofact. One in four would like to find out with the online search how honest partner or swarm really is. More than half of respondents (57 percent) informed about the explosion in the network.

+ + + Mail.ru finally rises on Facebook from + + +

The Russian Internet company Mail.ru has separated from the last remaining Facebook shares. In July and August, 14.2 million Facebook shares for $ 525 million (approximately 399 million euros) had been placed on the market, Mail.ru said in Moscow on Thursday. The billionaire Alisher Usmanov to the realm of the associated company made so that final checkout. The Russian company, was involved before the Facebook IPO, which was heavily criticized mainly because of the high valuation of the American Internet company.

+ + + Günter Grass calls Facebook “shit” + + +

Günter Grass has a definite opinion about the Internet and social networks like Facebook. In an interview with “Cicero Online” the Nobel said he was astonished about the fact that according to the findings from the NSA affair not millions of people of “Facebook and all that shit” distanced. “The idea to be constantly reachable, and I know now to be constantly monitored, a horrible idea,” said Grass. By his own account of the 85-year-old has no cell phone and no computer in his writing workshop.

12.17.2013, 16:28 clock | t-online.de, dpa

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