Archive for September, 2011

Facebook denies tracking users

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Earlier in the week, Nik Cubrilovic, an Australian technologist, claimed Facebook was using cookies to track what users were doing, even after they had logged out of Facebook.

However, Facebook has released a written statement, saying:

“Facebook does not track users across the web. Instead, we use cookies on social plug-ins to personalise content (e.g. show you what your friends liked), to help maintain and improve what we do (e.g. measure click-through rate), or for safety and security (e.g. keeping underage kids from trying to sign up with a different age). No information we receive when you see a social plug-in is used to target ads, we delete or anonymise this information within 90 days, and we never sell your information.”

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iPhone 5 to be unveiled October 4?

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

A report from AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski, citing anonymous sources, claims the iPhone 5 is set to be unveiled on the 4th of October, US time.

A spokesman from Apple declined to comment on the rumour.

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Record price paid for Australian domain name

Friday, September 16th, 2011

The record for the most expensive domain name was broken yesterday, with put up for sale at auction. The domain ended up selling for A$125,000.

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Facebook doubles first-half revenue to $1.5b

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

According to an unnamed source, Facebook has doubled first half revenue to $US1.6 billion.

Facebook has a valuation of roughly $US80 billion.

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