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'Cloud Girlfriend' Makes Sad Guys Feel Worse About Being Single

It's easy to feel sorry for lonely dudes. Beyond the fact that they are desolate, there are entire industries devoted to making them feel worse and taking their money. (The same goes for lonely ladies, as well, but let's keep the focus on guys for a moment). So, when apps like 'Cloud Girlfriend' come along, offering to create the "perfect woman" who will fake a loving relationship with someone ...

Facebook Still Wants to Share Users' Personal Info With Third-Party Developers

Facebook plans to go ahead and share its users' home addresses and phone numbers with third-party developers, despite the concerns of privacy advocates, members of Congress, and just about everyone else. Yesterday, the company released a response (PDF) to Representatives Ed Markey and Joe Barton, who had penned a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg earlier this month voicing their concerns over th...

'Waiting Room' Tries to Break Up Your Facebook Crush's Romance

For those of you that have never had the pleasure of "changing" your Facebook relationship status, here's what it's like: random people "like" your misfortune, friends all comment "Wha!?" and suddenly the inbox is filled with inquiries and messages from your high school lab partner asking if you are okay. Putting relationship statuses on Facebook is a defining experience, where you can proudly ...

Facebook Shuts Down 'Breakup Notifier' App, Leaving Stalkers in the Dark

Remember 'Breakup Notifier,' the overtly stalker-friendly Facebook app that would e-mail you whenever any of your crushes changed their relationship status? Well, it appears to have been shut down after attracting more than 3.6 million users. App creator Dan Loewenherz received a message from Facebook yesterday, confirming that the site's automated systems flagged 'Breakup Notifier' for suspect...

'uProtect.it' App Hides Your Facebook Comments From Facebook

Facebook's customizable privacy settings may allow users to hide their comments from co-workers and ex-boyfriends, but a new tool called uProtect.it can conceal them from a much more ubiquitous observer: Facebook itself. Developed by Reputation.com, Inc., uProtect.it is a free app that encrypts all comments posted across Facebook, rendering them visible only to a select group of friends. After ...

New Facebook Mobile App Brings the 'Book to People Without Smartphones

Facebook launched a new mobile app today, geared exclusively toward the many people who don't have a smartphone. The so-called 'Facebook for Feature Phones' app can run on more than 2,500 basic devices from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, LG and other manufacturers, and offers instant access to the site's most popular features. With the new app, users will be able to easily scroll through their news feeds, ...

Facebook Offers App Makers Your Home Address and Phone Number

Update: Facebook has temporarily suspended contact information sharing with developers. Share On Friday, Facebook quietly announced that app developers will now be able to access users' home addresses and mobile numbers, in a move that has already raised concerns among privacy advocates and security experts alike. Developers who take advantage of this new feature will still have to request ...

'BranchOut' Will Help You Land a Job by Spamming Your Facebook Friends

Are you unafraid to annoy your Facebook friends until you finally land that new job? There's now an app for that. According to its description, 'BranchOut' is supposed to provide you with "inside connections at hundreds of companies" by "expanding your career network through all of your friends on Facebook." And how does it do that? With spam, apparently. Once you download 'BranchOut,' the too...

'1st St@tus' Facebook Scam Promises First Status Update, Delivers Annoyance

Share Sophos has unearthed a new '1st St@tus' Facebook scam that, like many others before it, is spreading like wildfire via suspiciously spammy Wall posts. The fraudulent posts read, "My 1st St@tus was: '[random message].' This was posted on [random date]," followed by a link, where other users can allegedly find their very own first 'st@tus.' Clicking on the link will take you to a Facebook ...

Justin Bieber Isn't Hitting Girls -- It's Just Another Facebook Scam

OMG, guys! Justin Bieber punched a girl! No, he didn't. But -- from distracting beach babes to 'Dislike' buttons -- every Facebook scam targets our deepest desires, and this latest one is no different. Whether you're a tween 'Tiger Beat' fan or a gentleman who takes his teen pop with a side of schadenfreude, you would probably not be able to resist a link that promises to show you Bieber smack...

Are You Ready for Some Faceball? EA Launches 'Madden NFL' for Facebook

On the heels of its wildly popular, Facebook soccer game 'FIFA Superstars,' EA has now decided to bring everyone's favorite video game to the world's most popular social network. As USA Today reports, the game maker recently launched a new Facebook version of its famed NFL game, entitled 'Madden NFL Superstars.' Much like 'FIFA Superstars,' which EA launched before the World Cup, the company's fr...

How to Make and Manage a Facebook Fan Page

@ Share We're sure that at least a few of you out there have a business, website or maybe a band that you want to promote on Facebook. Operating a standard Facebook profile for promotional purposes is hardly an ideal solution (and we're pretty sure, in the case of a business, a violation of the terms of service). So that's where pages come into play. Pages are distinct from profiles in several...

Danger: Facebook 'Dislike Button' Is Just Another Scam

Share Not to be party poopers or anything, but you know all those statuses you've seen on your friends' Facebook profiles, claiming to have finally installed that elusive 'Dislike Button?' Totally fake. Tragic news, we know, but, as of now, there's still no official dislike button, and anyone with a status claiming otherwise is just another victim of the latest scam to hit Facebook. As Sopho...

Facebook Child Safety App to Report Online Predators in U.K.

After hearing lengthy complaints and protests from child safety advocates, Facebook has finally decided to implement a new feature designed to help teenage users stay safe online. As Reuters reports, members between the ages of 13 and 18 will now automatically receive an invitation to add an application that allows them to easily report suspicious activity. The feature, which is the result of a jo...

Rogue Facebook Apps Brazenly Make You Do Their Dirty Work

Share At this point, we've been well-trained not to trust Facebook applications -- and seemingly with good reason, since every week another hack or phishing scam pops up. What makes the two most recent instances special, though, is their brazenness -- hiding in plain sight, and relying on people's gullibility to spread across the social network like wildfire. First up is yet another mock IQ t...