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Alleged Facebook 'likejacker' settles with Washington state

Adscend Media agrees to not trick Facebook users with bogus "like" links and pay $100,000 in attorneys fees. That's a fraction of the $20M or so the company is accused of generating from likejacking scams.

By May 7, 2012


Facebook and Washington state sue alleged 'likejackers'

New lawsuits describe Adscend Media as a "lifejacker" that dupes Facebook users into "liking" links that redirect them to ads.

By January 26, 2012


Facebook hit by 'likejacking' as worms scam the 'like' button

Facebook's controversial 'like' button has given rise to yet another new type of Internet fraud: 'likejacking'

By June 14, 2010


Facebook general counsel exiting company

Ted Ullyot will depart his post as the social network's head lawyer. Ullyot was the company's first general counsel and one of its first "grown-ups."

By May 10, 2013


The 404 1,064: Where just enough is more (podcast)

Today's 404 show predicts the future of movie theaters, restaurants, graphic user interfaces, and social media spam.

By May 31, 2012


Buzz Out Loud 1499: Finally, Venn diagrams come to social networking! (Podcast)

On today's show, we're kind of down on Microsoft Office 365 and poor MySpace's future, but we feel a tiny bit positive about the overlapping circles of nerdiness that could be possible with Google's new Plus social networking beta. Also, find out what you love on Google, if you can, and see all the movies you want for $50 a month. Plus: our new favorite word! Philanthrodorks!

By June 28, 2011


Facebook feeds infested with infected malware

Your Facebook feed could be a wretched hive of scum and villainy, with around 20 per cent of Facebook profiles containing malware.

By November 24, 2010


Facebook attack tricks users into 'liking' malicious links

Just because your Facebook friend appears to "like" something doesn't mean you should too. Another clickjacking scam has hit Facebook.

By June 1, 2010