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Facebook Fixing 'New Year's Midnight Delivery' Message Flaw

31 December 2012 9:40 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A security flaw that had allowed Facebook users to view others "New Year's Midnight Delivery" messages is being fixed by the social-networking service, according to a statement from the company cited by multiple tech websites.  The flaw was reportedly first pointed out by Jack Jenkins, who is described on a personal blog as a Business It student. Facebook's "Midnight Delivery" is an app that can be installed that allows users to send a message to another person at midnight on New Year's eve.  Story: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Donates $500 Million to Charity According to Jenkins, by

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- Erik Hayden

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Mark Zuckerberg's Sister Angry Over Facebook Privacy Breach

26 December 2012 9:23 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Even Mark Zuckerberg's sister is having Facebook privacy issues. Callie Schweitzer, Vox Media's marketing director, tweeted a photo on Christmas Day of the Zuckerberg family standing around a kitchen island while testing the new Facebook "Poke" app. Problem was, the photo was meant to be private -- Randi Zuckerberg intended to share it with "Friends Only" on her brother's behemoth social network. Schweitzer said she subscribed to Zuckerberg's public feed on Facebook and, when she saw the photo pop up, she figured it was public. "Not sure where you got this photo. I posted »

- Alexander C. Kaufman

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Facebook trialling premium messaging service

21 December 2012 6:36 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Facebook is trialling a premium messaging service as the firm continues to explore new ways of monetising its vast user base. The social network is exploring the possibility of charging users $$1 when they send an instant message to somebody who does not appear on their friends list. Mark Zuckerberg's firm made their announcement via its online newsroom, and was quick to stress that only a small number of account holders in the Us are testing the service. "Today we're starting a small experiment to test the usefulness of economic signals to determine relevance. This test will give a small number of people the option to pay to have a message routed to (more) »

- By Mark Langshaw

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Mark Zuckerberg donation: $500 million in Facebook stocks to Silicon Valley group

20 December 2012 8:00 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Mark Zuckerberg is feeling generous this holiday season. The Facebook mogul has announced a donation of 18 million Facebook shares, which equals around $500 million dollars.

Fox News reports the shares goes to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which Zuckerberg will work with to locate education and health programs as recipients of the funds.

Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, previously donated Facebook shares to a New Jersey program called Startup: Education. In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg writes of the program, "I'm really proud of the work we've done there, helping leaders like Governor Chris Christie and Mayor Cory Booker sign the most progressive teachers contract in our country, opening four new district high schools, 11 new charter schools and more."

Looks like the multi-billionaire behind the biggest social network in the world has decided to use some of his powers for good. Consider this "Liked." »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg donates $$500m to charity

19 December 2012 2:36 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mark Zuckerberg has donated almost $$500 million (£308 million) in company stock to a Silicon Valley charity. The Facebook CEO, worth an estimated $$12.5 billion (£7.7 billion), announced the news on the social network, revealing that he and wife Priscilla Chan have given 18 million shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The organisation helps donors distribute their money via grants which support health and education causes. Zuckerberg's donation, the second largest of the year following Warren Buffet's $$2.85 billion (£1.75 billion), comes after he gave $$100 million (£62 million) to public schools in Newark, New Jersey in 2010. He is a member of The Giving Pledge, a campaign conceived by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett that encourages the world's wealthiest individuals to give at least half their fortunes to good causes. (more) »

- By Colin Daniels

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Donates $500 Million to Charity

19 December 2012 11:49 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating almost $500 million in company stock to a Silicon Valley charity. The tech entrepreneur announced the donation of 18 million shares on his personal Facebook page on Tuesday.  Based on that day’s closing price, the stock is worth $498.9 million. Photos: THR's Philanthropy Issue The donation is the second largest of the year, following Warren Buffet's $2.85 billion (spread over three gifts) and ahead of Paul Allen's $300 million gift. The money is going to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to support health and education causes.

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- Andy Lewis

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Srk receives Brand Laureate Legendary Award

17 December 2012 4:01 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Few years ago, Shah Rukh Khan was honoured the Malaysian honorary title of 'Datuk' in recognition of his contribution to the world of entertainment. Now couple of days ago, King Khan took off to Malaysia for yet another special occasion. Srk attended Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohammad's birthday celebrations where the actor was also awarded the prestigious Brand Laureate Legendary Award for his contributions to the Hindi film industry and as India's foremost brand. Excited at this honour, Srk tweeted, "Got honoured at Dr. Mahathirs function & a beautiful digital Koran.Now to India. Way i travel i could be the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy." Past recipients of this Brand Laureate Legendary Award include Ratan Tata, Nelson Mandela, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Schumacher and Mohammad Yunus. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Facebook rolls out new iPhone, iPad app

14 December 2012 2:21 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Facebook has released a new and improved app for iOS devices. The revised application features speedier loading times for newsfeeds and timelines, as well as the option to choose which album photo uploads appear in. The news comes one week after the social network released a new native app for Android devices, offering enhanced speeds and navigation compared to its HTML5-based predecessor. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg previously identified the (more) »

- By Mark Langshaw

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'Duck Dynasty,' 'Honey Boo Boo,' 'Hunger Games' Top 2012 Facebook Trends

12 December 2012 1:15 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

America just couldn't get enough of television's most popular rednecks this past year. When people weren't watching them, they were busy talking about them. Facebook has released the top trending topics of 2012 and like it or not, "Honey Boo Boo" was the second most-mentioned television show on Mark Zuckerberg's social network, while A&E's "Duck Dynasty" was No. 1. Also read: Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Finale Gives A&E an All-Time High So what is it about these two reality shows that have captured the public's attention span? Both take place in the deep south, »

- Greg Gilman

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Degrassi: Las Vegas: Watch an Exclusive Sneak Peek From the One-Hour Wedding Special on TeenNick!

12 December 2012 9:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's time to meet Canada's version of Mark Zuckerberg! Well, at least Degrassi's version of the Facebook creator! Though the fictional social media site Face Range has long been a part of the TeenNick hit series, we've never learned about its creator...until now! In Friday's upcoming Las Vegas special, ambitious overachiever Katie (Chloe Rose) turns to the CEO for some financial help and we've got an exclusive sneak peek at their interesting negotiation process, which includes an awesome Pretty Woman reference! So why is Katie asking the CEO of a huge company for a $5,000 loan? Because she gambled away her savings account the night before! No, she hasn't developed a gambling »

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Facebook privacy poll fails to attract minimum votes

11 December 2012 1:53 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Facebook is likely to go ahead with its proposed privacy changes after a user poll on the issue failed to attract the minimum number of votes requited to make a difference. The social network wants to scrap public voting in favour of "more meaningful" user feedback, and conducted a user survey to gauge opinion on the move. "The Facebook Site Governance vote is now closed. Thank you for your participation," read a statement from Facebook. "We will be announcing the results and the next steps regarding the governance process shortly, so check back soon." Mark Zuckerberg's firm states that at least 300 million subscribers must cast a vote for the poll to make a difference. (more) »

- By Mark Langshaw

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Brooklyn Decker to guest star on 'New Girl'

5 December 2012 10:30 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

As if Nick, Schmidt, and Winston needed something else to fight over: Brooklyn Decker will guest star in an upcoming episode of New Girl, EW has learned. The supermodel/actress will play Holly, a patron at Nick’s bar who is specifically attracted to the brokenhearted. The three roommates compete for her by playing up their love wounds.

The episode, titled “The Cooler,” is scheduled to air early next year. Decker, who recently starred in the big-screen romantic comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting, has popped up on such shows as Ugly Betty, Royal Pains, and Chuck.

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- Dan Snierson

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Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs – and other great screen nerds

5 December 2012 4:51 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Forthcoming biopic Jobs joins a great tradition of film and TV geekery from The Social Network to The It Crowd

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs

As well as the (admittedly quite freaky) physical resemblance, Ashton Kutcher is perhaps the most qualified actor around to play Steve Jobs. After all, they're both technological visionaries: Jobs being the brains behind Pixar, the Mac, the iPod, iPad and iPhone, and Kutcher being an early investor in startups such as Skype, Airbnb and Foursquare. What's more, Jobs was known for his obsessive perfectionism and ability to convince the public of a product's desirability. Having been the host of Punk'd and the star of Dude, Where's My Car, Kutcher also ... no, I don't know where I'm going with this one.

Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg

Jesse Eisenberg only shares a handful of obvious traits with Mark Zuckerberg – like age, hair colour and the last syllable »

- Stuart Heritage

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Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs – and other great screen nerds

5 December 2012 4:51 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Forthcoming biopic Jobs joins a great tradition of film and TV geekery from The Social Network to The It Crowd

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs

As well as the (admittedly quite freaky) physical resemblance, Ashton Kutcher is perhaps the most qualified actor around to play Steve Jobs. After all, they're both technological visionaries: Jobs being the brains behind Pixar, the Mac, the iPod, iPad and iPhone, and Kutcher being an early investor in startups such as Skype, Airbnb and Foursquare. What's more, Jobs was known for his obsessive perfectionism and ability to convince the public of a product's desirability. Having been the host of Punk'd and the star of Dude, Where's My Car, Kutcher also ... no, I don't know where I'm going with this one.

Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg

Jesse Eisenberg only shares a handful of obvious traits with Mark Zuckerberg – like age, hair colour and the last syllable »

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Facebook linked with WhatsApp acquisition

3 December 2012 6:20 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Facebook has been linked with an acquisition of cross-platform chat application WhatsApp. TechCrunch cites inside sources claiming that Mark Zuckerberg's firm has held talks with the developers of the software, but a potential price for the buyout was not divulged. WhatsApp is a free messaging service for Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian, and Windows Phone devices that boasts around 100 million users per day across 250 countries. The firm revealed in October that (more) »

- By Mark Langshaw

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'New Girl' cast members talk romance, bromance and... Nick and Schmidt as detectives

2 December 2012 2:18 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

2012 hasn’t been just a big year for doomsday preppers and TMZ’s Lindsay Lohan beat reporter, it’s been a fine one for Fox’s New Girl, which further established itself as a force for good comedy. (In addition, Zooey Deschanel and Max Greenfield received Emmy nominations over the summer.) EW has named New Girl one of its Entertainers of the Year, along with Homeland, Ben Affleck, Seth MacFarlane, and others. Pick up a copy of the Eoy issue — which includes a tribute to the second-year roommate comedy by Bones star/Zooey’s sister Emily Deschanel — and scroll down »

- Dan Snierson

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MPAA’s Chris Dodd Says Facebook Rumor Illustrates Need For Copyright Protection

27 November 2012 3:33 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen a statement loaded with legalese that users post hoping to create a copyright protection for their content. It’s based on a belief that the social network company changed its rules so it can exploit the material. A minor, and mistaken, rumor? Perhaps. But MPAA chief Chris Dodd writes on the Huffington Post today that it “provides average Internet users with some insight into the point of view of the creators of movies, music or other artistic endeavors whose work has been subject to online theft” and indicates why “copyright protection is more important than ever.” It’s a sensitive point: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg — like most tech execs — opposed the MPAA’s failed effort early this year to persuade Congress to crack down on Internet piracy. Dodd says that ”it’s critically important that we continue a collaborative conversation with »

- DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor

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Facebook urged to rethink privacy changes

27 November 2012 8:06 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has been urged to reconsider controversial proposed changes to the social network's privacy policies. A Us privacy group has written to Zuckerberg after his company announced on November 21 that it would end user-voting on privacy policies, and allow the sharing of information across its services. The changes, which have generated more than 18,000 comments, also involve new settings giving users less control over who can contact them through the Facebook email system. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (Epic) said that the proposed changes "raise privacy risks for users", and may also violate a deal Facebook agreed with Us regulator, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Epic said that the voting system, introduced in 2009, was part of the now 1 billion member-strong social network's demonstration that (more) »

- By Andrew Laughlin

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Jesse Eisenberg Is Haunting In First Images From Richard Ayoade's The Double

26 November 2012 6:17 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Even though he's not even two years removed from his Best Actor Oscar nomination for The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg has felt weirdly absent lately. It might because when he was playing Mark Zuckerberg he was absolutely everywhere, and since then he's appeared only in tiny movies (Free Samples, Why Stop Now) or small studio films that nobody saw (30 Minutes Or Less, To Rome With Love). Ok, he also voiced one of the birds in Rio, but that barely even counts. Anyway, Eisenberg is on his way back early next year in the magician heist thriller Now You See Me, but much more intriguing is his team-up with Submarine director Richard Ayoade for The Double, a loose adaptation of a novel by Dostoevsky. Eisenberg stars as an ordinary man who slowly loses his grip on reality when he encounters his doppelgänger, and we've now got our first look at »

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Facebook under scrutiny from Irish watchdog

22 November 2012 10:44 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Facebook has come under fresh scrutiny from Irish regulators after announcing plans to alter its privacy policy. The social network recently unveiled proposals to scrap public voting on privacy matters, sparking an angry response from some users and rights groups. However, the Irish privacy watchdog's deputy commissioner Gary Davis has since said the organisation will be pressing Mark Zuckerberg's firm for clarification on what the new measures will entail. "We will be seeking urgent further clarification from Facebook Ireland and if we consider that the proposed changes require a specific consent from EU users we will require Facebook to do this," Bloomberg quotes (more) »

- By Mark Langshaw

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