Facebook has announced a series of punitive measures against developers who leaked user ids. In a hard hitting blog post Facbook programmer Mike Vernal attacked applications that shared/leaked Facebook users' ids while also defending the social network's privacy policies.
Twitter's status blog reports that the social network's new interface is down. Users currently logging into Twitter are seeing blank screens, no error messages are being shown. Twitter clients such as TweetDeck and Hootsuite are not affected.
From accusations that it has outed gay users to poor security that allowed apps to leak user information to advertising agencies the Facebook has not had a good week. But in between these claims and accusations Facebook's users have genuine concerns for their privacy.
Speaking in response to an information request from this site the Irish Data Protection Commission said that as Facebook's Europe, the Middle East and Africa are based in Dublin it will be discussing the privacy issue with the social network.
Rumours have been circulating around Twitter in the last few days speculating that Facebook Places is about to launch in Ireland. While The Sociable can confirm that Places is not live in Ireland yet, we do expect this to happen in the very near future.
It was a busy day at Facebook HQ in Palo Alto, California yesterday, where Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made three very important announcements, largely giving Facebook users more control over what they share and precisely who with.
Jay Leno's wise cracks at the expense of Brian Cowen have met with uproar from the media, most of whom are disgusted at the treatment of the 'Prime Minister of Ireland,' but those sentiments don't seem to be share by Ireland's social media users.