Facebook Open Graph: What it Means for Privacy

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At Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference today, the company fleshed out its plans to become the social center of the web. With the new Open Graph API and protocol and the ability to integrate websites and web apps within your existing social network, the platform will become more robust than ever before. The potential for this new technology is great — …

Google Gets Sued by Photographers Over Google Books

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Google Books, although an admittedly noble project as Google has framed it, is also a beleaguered one. Attacked first by writers and publishers, the immense online library is now the subject of a lawsuit brought by several professional photographers’ organizations. The American Society of Media Photographers, one of these groups, issued a statement today saying, “The suit[…] relates to Google’s …

Yelp Makes Big Changes in Effort to End Extortion Claims

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Local review powerhouse Yelp is rolling out a number of product changes on Tuesday in an effort to put to rest allegations that it hides negative reviews in exchange for money. Such allegations aren’t a new problem for Yelp, but came to a head in February when a class action lawsuit was filed against the company and included the headline-grabbing …