The social network said that it has increased its use of automated tools which can detect and remove fraudulent "Likes". Facebook's effort will include the use of updated security components which can better identify suspect behavior.
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Google has announced an update to its search ranking systems that will penalize sites that have been the target of numerous copyright takedown requests, in a move that should please copyright holders who have long called for this move.
Google purge continues in Cupertino. Apple will drop the stand-alone version of the YouTube video player from its iOS mobile platform. The company confirmed that beta versions of iOS 6 would be the first not to include a native YouTube app.
Google intends to shut down a number of its seldom-used web applications and services. The company will phase out its Google Apps for Teams and Video for Business services, a number of company blogs, and the Google Listen podcast platform.
YouTube has added the ability for users to blur the faces of people appearing in videos they upload to the site. The feature is designed to protect the anonymity of individuals in potentially dangerous situations, such as anti-government protests.
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said that CEO and co-founder Larry Page returned to work last week following an unspecified illness and is doing much better. "Larry ran the meeting. He is talking, but talking softly," Schmidt said.
Yahoo has confirmed reports that some 400,000 of its user passwords were stolen in security breach. An attacker breached company systems July 11 and lifted the data from archived account information related to the Yahoo Contributor Network.
Google has rolled out an update for the iPad version of its Google+ client software. The company said that the update would allow iOS users to see the improvements to the social network which Google introduced on Android last month.
In a court filing, Google has asked that Oracle pay costs including printing and copy fees, compensation for expert appointments and filing fees for both printed and electronic excerpts over the course of the Android patent infringement case.
Facebook and Yahoo have settled their patent infringement cases. The companies will cross-license each's respective patents. Also, they have struck a deal which will allow both sides to collaborate on advertising deals and promote content.
The company said that Sandberg would be taking on the role in addition to her current duties as chief operating officer of the social networking giant. The former Google VP will be the first woman to hold a board position at Facebook.
Microsoft has confirmed that it will acquire social network Yammer in a $1.2 billion cash transaction. The company said that the deal, which is still pending approval, will add social networking features and support for the Office platform.
Facebook's Chief Technology Officer has announced his resignation from the company. Bret Taylor, who in the past also worked for Google, said that he would be leaving the company in order to pursue a new business venture with a friend.
A Swiss court has relaxed the privacy and anonymization requirements being placed on Google's Street View service. Google won't need to guarantee 100 percent accuracy when blurring out the faces of individuals who appear in Street View images.
Google has acquired London-based mobile productivity firm Quickoffice in a bid to bolster its Apps platform. The company said that it had completed its purchase of the mobile document editing tool maker for an undisclosed sum.
While Google didn't disclose just how many domains it had applied for, Google chief internet evangelist Vint Cerf said in a company blog post that the company had chosen a number of domains based on their connections to existing Google products.
The ruling brings an end to second phase in the ongoing battle over Android's use of Java code. Oracle had previously won a partial victory on the matter of copyright infringement, though the jury remained split on other elements of the case.
Hours before its IPO, Facebook was hit with a $15 billion lawsuit, alleging that the social network knowingly infringed on user privacy when it used browser cookies to track activity. The suit included more than 20 complainants.
Facebook has unveiled plans for its App Center service, which will allow developers to offer their applications to users as both free and paid applications on the iOS and Android mobile platforms, as well as desktop- and web-based applications.
Apple's upcoming iOS 6 release will be reportedly be headlined by the debut of Apple's own mapping application, replacing the Google Maps application which has been part of the platform since the release of the first iPhone.