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Facebook reveals 83 million accounts are likely fake.
Facebook have revealed stats showing that 8.7% of user accounts are fake. That currently means 83 million user accounts, taking the total number of ‘955 million active monthly users’ down to 872 million.
The company says that 4.8% are duplicate accounts, 2.4% are user-misclassified, and 1.5% are spam accounts.
Facebook bans 20,000 accounts every day, and estimates that 600,000 accounts per day are compromised.

Facebook reveals 83 million accounts are likely fake.

Facebook have revealed stats showing that 8.7% of user accounts are fake. That currently means 83 million user accounts, taking the total number of ‘955 million active monthly users’ down to 872 million.

The company says that 4.8% are duplicate accounts, 2.4% are user-misclassified, and 1.5% are spam accounts.

Facebook bans 20,000 accounts every day, and estimates that 600,000 accounts per day are compromised.

Facebook approaching 1,000,000,000 active users.
Facebook released their second quarter earnings results last week, here’s the interesting stats:
Monthly active users (MAUs) were 955 million as ofJune 30, 2012, an increase of 29% year-over-year.
Daily active users (DAUs) were 552 million on average forJune 2012, an increase of 32% year-over-year.
Mobile MAUs were 543 million as ofJune 30, 2012, an increase of 67% year-over-year.
Facebook brought in US$1.18 billion in revenue in the three month period, up 32% from the same time last year.
Earlier this year a study indicated Facebook will reach the 1 Billion user mark this month, but more recent estimates say it may still be September or October before that happens.

Facebook approaching 1,000,000,000 active users.

Facebook released their second quarter earnings results last week, here’s the interesting stats:

  • Monthly active users (MAUs) were 955 million as ofJune 30, 2012, an increase of 29% year-over-year.
  • Daily active users (DAUs) were 552 million on average forJune 2012, an increase of 32% year-over-year.
  • Mobile MAUs were 543 million as ofJune 30, 2012, an increase of 67% year-over-year.
  • Facebook brought in US$1.18 billion in revenue in the three month period, up 32% from the same time last year.

Earlier this year a study indicated Facebook will reach the 1 Billion user mark this month, but more recent estimates say it may still be September or October before that happens.

Facebook monitoring you for illegal activity.
Facebook’s Chief Security Officer has revealed details of how the company screens users activity for potential criminal activity. It also monitors for evidence of “imminent bodily harm, or to protect ourselves and you from people violating our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities”.
Rather than have Facebook employees screen for activity directly, the monitoring is done by software which monitors for specific words or phrases.

The software pays more attention to chats between users who don’t already have a well-established connection on the site and whose profile data indicate something may be wrong, such as a wide age gap. The scanning program is also “smart” — it’s taught to keep an eye out for certain phrases found in the previously obtained chat records from criminals including sexual predators.
If the scanning software flags a suspicious chat exchange, it notifies Facebook security employees, who can then determine if police should be notified.
Keeping most of the scanned chats out of the eyes of Facebook employees may help Facebook deflect criticism from privacy advocates, but whether the scanned chats are deleted or stored permanently is yet unknown.

Facebook monitoring you for illegal activity.

Facebook’s Chief Security Officer has revealed details of how the company screens users activity for potential criminal activity. It also monitors for evidence of “imminent bodily harm, or to protect ourselves and you from people violating our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities”.

Rather than have Facebook employees screen for activity directly, the monitoring is done by software which monitors for specific words or phrases.

The software pays more attention to chats between users who don’t already have a well-established connection on the site and whose profile data indicate something may be wrong, such as a wide age gap. The scanning program is also “smart” — it’s taught to keep an eye out for certain phrases found in the previously obtained chat records from criminals including sexual predators.

If the scanning software flags a suspicious chat exchange, it notifies Facebook security employees, who can then determine if police should be notified.

Keeping most of the scanned chats out of the eyes of Facebook employees may help Facebook deflect criticism from privacy advocates, but whether the scanned chats are deleted or stored permanently is yet unknown.

Infographic: Facebook vs. Google.
With all the talk of Facebook on the stockmarket lately it’s easy to forget they’re still nowhere near as successful (financially at least) as Google.

Google receives approximately 40% more traffic than Facebook every month.

Check out the full infographic here.

Infographic: Facebook vs. Google.

With all the talk of Facebook on the stockmarket lately it’s easy to forget they’re still nowhere near as successful (financially at least) as Google.

Google receives approximately 40% more traffic than Facebook every month.

Check out the full infographic here.

Facebook App Center launched.
This happened a few days ago but seems to have passed me by, maybe because I’m in New Zealand and it’s only officially launched in the US so far. Or maybe because Facebook doesn’t want to draw attention to the fact that they’re jumping on the ‘App Store’ bandwagon and aren’t advertising it too much.
Either way it’s live here, and claims to “give you personalized recommendations, and lets you browse the apps your friends use”. You can access the App Center from any web browser or from the Facebook iOS or Android Apps.

You can send apps you find on your computer to your mobile device using the new “Send to Mobile” feature. If a mobile app requires a download, you’ll be sent to install it from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Facebook App Center launched.

This happened a few days ago but seems to have passed me by, maybe because I’m in New Zealand and it’s only officially launched in the US so far. Or maybe because Facebook doesn’t want to draw attention to the fact that they’re jumping on the ‘App Store’ bandwagon and aren’t advertising it too much.

Either way it’s live here, and claims to “give you personalized recommendations, and lets you browse the apps your friends use”. You can access the App Center from any web browser or from the Facebook iOS or Android Apps.

You can send apps you find on your computer to your mobile device using the new “Send to Mobile” feature. If a mobile app requires a download, you’ll be sent to install it from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Facebook statistics updated for 2012.
Internet World Stats have released their breakdown of Facebook statistics for the year ending 31 March 2012.
It puts the world total of Facebook users at 835,525,280 - that’s 11.9% of the world population.
Check it out for yourself here.

Facebook statistics updated for 2012.

Internet World Stats have released their breakdown of Facebook statistics for the year ending 31 March 2012.

It puts the world total of Facebook users at 835,525,280 - that’s 11.9% of the world population.

Check it out for yourself here.

Apple’s ‘other’ founder on why he left the company after only 12 days.
Although most people know Apple was founded by ‘the two Steves’, there was in fact a third person - Ron Wayne.
According to Wikipedia: 

Apple was established on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. Apple was incorporated January 3, 1977 without Wayne, who sold his share of the company back to Jobs and Wozniak for $800.

Yup, only $800. Even accounting for inflation, he still lost out on millions by deciding to quit. Now in a new book and on a Facebook post, he explains that even if he knew how successful Apple would become, he still would have left.

If I had known it would make 300 people millionaires in only four years, I would have stayed those four years. And then I still would have walked away. Steve and Steve had their project. They wanted to change the world in their way. I wanted to change the world in my own.

Check out the full post, here.

Apple’s ‘other’ founder on why he left the company after only 12 days.

Although most people know Apple was founded by ‘the two Steves’, there was in fact a third person - Ron Wayne.

According to Wikipedia

Apple was established on April 1, 1976 by Steve JobsSteve Wozniak, and Ronald WayneApple was incorporated January 3, 1977 without Wayne, who sold his share of the company back to Jobs and Wozniak for $800.

Yup, only $800. Even accounting for inflation, he still lost out on millions by deciding to quit. Now in a new book and on a Facebook post, he explains that even if he knew how successful Apple would become, he still would have left.

If I had known it would make 300 people millionaires in only four years, I would have stayed those four years. And then I still would have walked away. Steve and Steve had their project. They wanted to change the world in their way. I wanted to change the world in my own.

Check out the full post, here.

Off topic: What are you up to, this guy?
So I got an email from Facebook a couple of days ago asking someone called Yohanes Aria Rananda to verify his email address. A bit weird I thought but I left it. Then I got curious yesterday and went back and looked up the name on Facebook.
Turns out he’s claiming 8 Bit Future to be his own website, and has set up an email address only one letter different to mine. Have tried to ask him about it but now he’s blocked me on Facebook, and a Google search brought up a few dodgy looking things.
Time to change my email password anyway, I’ve been on edge about it since reading this article last year.

Off topic: What are you up to, this guy?

So I got an email from Facebook a couple of days ago asking someone called Yohanes Aria Rananda to verify his email address. A bit weird I thought but I left it. Then I got curious yesterday and went back and looked up the name on Facebook.

Turns out he’s claiming 8 Bit Future to be his own website, and has set up an email address only one letter different to mine. Have tried to ask him about it but now he’s blocked me on Facebook, and a Google search brought up a few dodgy looking things.

Time to change my email password anyway, I’ve been on edge about it since reading this article last year.