Facebook manipulates 700k users' newsfeeds in secrete study prompting backlash - ABC News Australia
Apparently, Facebook has been manipulating people’s timelines in the interest of SCIENCE! What’s interesting to me is that most of the people I talked to about this, really didn’t have a problem with it. Facebook’s terms of service is certainly going to cover their ass in this instance, but I don’t know that I like the fact that they’re playing with people’s timelines to gauge and emotional reaction. I deleted my Facebook account several months ago, but my wife and several family members and friends are on the site. I’d hate to find out that they’re all pissed off because Facebook is experimenting on them.
How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business at Will - Kevin Poulsen - WIRED
Small businesses beware. Your competition could potentially change information on Google that could impact your business. I would highly suggest managing, or getting someone to manage, your online presence.
This is an interesting infographic on how attackers are leveraging social media to phish or get someone to install malware.