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Facebook Inc said that it is investigating a rash of unsolicited graphic images that hit some users’ accounts this week.

The images, internet links and videos depicting pornography and violence have hit some people’s Facebook newsfeeds in recent days.

“We experienced a coordinated spam attack that exploited a browser vulnerability,” Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said in a statement emailed to Reuters. “Our efforts have drastically limited the damage caused by this attack, and we are now in the process of investigating to identify those responsible.”

Facebook does not know yet who was behind the attack and a motive was not clear, Noyes added during an interview with Reuters.

via Facebook users hit by porn attack – The Times of India.


  • Vodafone India has launched a revamped own-branded app store, using a white-label platform provided by Appia.
  • The operator announced it is offering over 10,000 free and paid apps to its 145 million subscribers via the new Mobile Applications Store.
  • The platform includes apps for the Android, Java, Symbian and Blackberry mobile operating systems, and is available for Vodafone’s 2G and 3G subscribers. Appia boasts that the store currently supports some 3,500 different devices.
  • Available content ranges from categories games, entertainment, social networking and “local culture,” Vodafone India said. Vodafone India initially launched the Mobile Applications Store in February 2010. At the time, it was using technology from service delivery platform developer Arvato.
  • The operator gave no indication as to why it changed technology partners. Appia also provides its technology for customers including Samsung, Opera Software, Telcel and Vodacom South Africa.

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  • IBM has announced a new cloud offering aimed at the government that mixes social networking and cloud computing: the IBM SmartCloud for Social Collaboration for Government.
  • IBM has announced new services converging social networking and cloud computing for the federal government.
  • At a recent FedTalks event in Washington, D.C., IBM introduced its new offering known as SmartCloud for Social Collaboration for Government. Initially previewed in July, this new offering is a cloud-based service that combines social collaboration tools and email to maximize productivity and interaction among workers and across agencies, and with citizens. IBM officials said the new solution is ideal for private cloud environments. It is hosted in the IBM Federal Data Center and is compliant with Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) guidelines, IBM said.
  • Sandy Carter, IBM’s vice president of Social Business and Collaboration Solutions, introduced the IBM SmartCloud for Social Collaboration for Government at the FedTalks event on Oct. 11.
  • The federal government spends $80 billion annually on IT. Government officials have been trying to reduce that amount so there is a federal mandate to move to cloud services where possible to reap cost savings. The U.S. Federal CIO’s office earlier this year reported that the average cost savings associated with a move towards cloud-based technology would be $3 billion. Government agencies also have a need to work more efficiently by more effectively sharing knowledge across and between their organizations. According to a recent IDC report, IBM offers the No. 1 market share enterprise social software, so the company is an ideal candidate to fill these collaboration needs, IBM officials said.
  • IBM offers a variety of cloud technology and services and as part of its 2015 roadmap, Big Blue has a goal to generate $7 billion in revenue from its cloud business

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  • Myriad Group AG  a global leader in mobile technology and  Vodafone Essar Ltd., one of  India”s leading telecommunications services providers, have signed an agreement on Monday  to deliver social networking and messaging services over SMS and USSD to its subscribers across India.
  • Adoption of social networking on mobile devices across India is growing exponentially. In order to keep pace with market demands, our partnership with Myriad will enable us to quickly and seamlessly deliver social networking services on a massive scale across our entire subscriber base using SMS and USSD,” said Kumar Ramanathan, CMO, Vodafone Essar.
  • As part of the agreement, Vodafone Essar will leverage Myriad’s flagship mobile social networking platform, Xumii. With Xumii, Vodafone Essar will be able to seamlessly deploy social networking services on a massive scale, making mobile social networking accessible over USSD and SMS.
  • Vodafone Essar will be deploying the recently launched Myriad Updates, a first-of-its-kind text-based mobile social networking service accessible on low-end phones, without requiring users to have a data plan. Myriad Updates leverages Myriad’s leading mobile social networking platform and Self-Care systems to power services for Tier 1 operators around the world.

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