The viewBook.at link shortener service promises you one link to your Kindle book on the appropriate Amazon site for all regions.
That seems pretty cool until you realize what’s actually going on when you use their shortener.
Not only are you getting a short link, the service provider is adding a referral code to that shortened link, so that they get commissions off sales every time you use their short link. Continue reading →
On Saturday, the same day the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app enacted its revised terms or service, Yahoo Answers was inundated with threads from alarmed Instagram users who claimed to have lost access to their accounts for no apparent reason.
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Facebook’s Instagram photo sharing service has been hit with what appears to be the first civil lawsuit to result from changed service terms that prompted howls of protest last week.
In a proposed class action lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court on Friday, a California Instagram user leveled breach of contract and other claims against the company.
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From The Next Web: Twitter has started rolling out the option to download all your tweets by Martin Bryant
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has promised in recent months that an option for users to download an archive of all the tweets from their accounts would be available this year. At least for some, this long-awaited feature has arrived – and we’ve had a play with the archive browsing tool.
The first report of the new option that we saw in the wild was from user @Psilosophy, who indicates where the option supposedly can be found for those who have it enabled – at the bottom of your Settings page.
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From TechCrunch: Droidfooding: After Years Of Giving Employees iPhones, Posters At Facebook HQ Beg Them To Test Android by Joseph Constine
“In the early days we gave employees iPhones primarily”, a Facebook spokesperson tells me. That decision and the rise of Android has left Facebook scrambling to get employees dogfooding its apps for Google’s OS. Now the company’s headquarters is plastered with these eye-popping posters asking Facebookers to “switch today”, and fix Android flaws with its secret bug reporting tool “Rage Shake”.
Facebook is making a shift. Not just to mobile, but to a balanced focus across mobile through an informal program to nudge employees to Android. It was first mentioned by Business Insider’s Owen Thomas in August and I’ve since investigated. The campaign casually known as “Droidfooding”, a portmanteau of Android and dogfooding — eating your own dogfood aka testing your own products.
Copyright© 2012, Joseph Constine and TechCrunch. All rights reserved.
From examiner.com: Facebook users may no longer have their say on privacy policies by Cendrine Marrouat
Are you ready for some major changes? On Wednesday, Facebook proposed an update that will probably ruffle more than a few feathers.
The company would like to put an end to its voting system, a three-year old practice that allows users to share their feedback and weigh in on decisions regarding privacy on the site:
“We deeply value…
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All around the world – in France, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States – Facebook users are outraged that the social network has exposed, to all their friends, their private messages from years ago.
Facebook profile pages are now…read more
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