Happy Birthday Facebook!

I must admit you have given me lots of headaches and lots of mixed emotions, but you’re here to stay, it seems. And you managed to grow steady for 10 years now. Honestly – I’m impressed. So, congratulations to Mark Zuckerberg and rest of the Facebook staff, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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It is truly a remarkable story.  Check out this infographic on the Facebook history.

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And here are some of the memorable moments we’ve shared together:

The EU Parliament Rules Facebook With 1 Million Followers
The End Or the Beginning of Facebook?
For $5 You Can Buy A Fake Facebook Girlfriend
Facebook Accused of Copyright Infringement for Its “Like” Button
Facebookcalypse, Now?
All Facebook Users Are Now Potential Terrorists
Want To Be Ben Bernanke’s Facebook Friend?
Great Entrepreneurs Break the Law
World Soon To Be Run by Powerful Networks, US Intelligence

 All Human Rights Reserved (h) 2014

Yahoo Hacked Again: “We Are Under Attack”

…by the NSA, right?

EconoTwist's

Usernames and passwords of some Yahoo’s email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people, friends and family they have recently corresponded with, Yahoo Inc. says in a press release. It is the latest in a string of security breaches that have allowed hackers to grab personal information using software that analysts say is ever more sophisticated.

“We’re clearly under attack.”

Avivah Litan

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Yahoo, the second-largest email service after Google’s Gmail. There are 273 million Yahoo mail accounts worldwide, 81 million of them in the United States. The internet company will not say how many email accounts that have been compromised.

Probably because the Yahoo-people  don’t know for sure, yet.

This is the latest in a string of security breaches that have allowed hackers to grab personal information using software that analysts say is ever more sophisticated.

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How Much Time Have You Wasted on Facebook?

Too much….

Tech

Facebook will celebrate its 10th birthday next week. Created in a dorm room by Mark Zuckerberg and a few friends, TheFacebook.com came to life on Feb. 4, 2004. In its decade of existence, the social network has attracted 1.1 billion users, and all their pokes, wall posts, baby photos and engagement announcements add up to a whole lot of time. Use TIME’s calculator to see just how many days of your life have been lost to this ten-year-old.

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Methodology

Facebook doesn’t publicize data on exactly how often a user logs in, though you can bet that they’ve got that information. In lieu of that measurement, this app runs through the timestamps on every post in your feed until it reaches the earliest one, which it uses as the estimated date that you created your profile. Users who are extraordinarily active on the site may get an estimate…

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