Daily Archives: October 3, 2011

On the heels of launching a series of new products that has Facebook users spilling more details of their lives online, the company has now announced a series of new ad products that give advertisers more information about their prospective customers and expands the tools advertisers can use to turn users’ ordinary Facebook activities into paid endorsements. 

Tech news from around the web:

Security researchers have warned that HTC Android  smartphones including the Evo 3D, the Evo 4G, and the Thunderbolt contain a flaw that gives Internet-connected apps access to personal information such as text message data, location info, e-mail addresses and phone numbers, CNET reports. “It’s like leaving your keys under the mat and expecting nobody who finds them to unlock the door,” Artem Russakovskii, one of the researchers, warns. 

Chris Nuttall

In this fevered climate of big funding rounds and IPO plans for the hottest tech startups, allegations of founder greed have been flying around.

Airbnb’s founders, who recently suffered a PR disaster when thieves vandalised the apartment of a user of their holiday letting service, this weekend found themselves under fire from bloggers again – this time over their latest funding round.