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Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Twitter Account Hacked for Two Hours

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Twitter Account Hacked for Two Hours

Chipotle Mexican Grill's Twitter account remained under control of hackers for about two hours during the Sunday night. The company said in a statement that hackers within those two hours posted a series of offensive tweets on their Twitter account.

The company said that the hackers replaced Chipotle's avatar with a swastika, and tweeted several racial comments using vulgar language, including ones directed at President Barack Obama and various US government agencies.

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Facebook threatens court action against spammers who use fake ‘likes’ on the site

Facebook threatens court action against spammers who use fake ‘likes’ on the sit

In a recent announcement, social network Facebook has said that it will be cracking down on spammers, and will also not hesitate to take legal action against those responsible for malicious activities in the Facebook community.

Asserting that malicious activity of any kind on the social networking site is detrimental to businesses, Facebook said that it will also initiate legal proceedings against spammers who use fake 'likes' on the website, if technical measures cannot effectively combat such activities.

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Facebook’s new service allows advertisers to track shopping habits across devices

Facebook’s new service allows advertisers to track shopping habits across device

In a blog post published on Wednesday, social network Facebook said that it is rolling out a new cross-device service which will enable advertisers to keep a track of the shopping habits of Facebook users.

With the help of the new service, advertisers will be able to know where a particular product promotion was first viewed; and also when the promotion prompted a user to purchase a product. The service will allow the advertisers to track users between their electronic devices.

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LinkedIn social network acquires alert service Newsle for undisclosed amount

LinkedIn social network acquires alert service Newsle for undisclosed amount

In an announcement made on Monday, social networking service LinkedIn Corp. revealed that it has acquired 2011-launched alert service Newsle for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will apparently pave the way for LinkedIn to offer its users a mechanism to know all that is going on with important connections.

According to a CNET report, both LinkedIn and Newsle have said in a joint statement that the merger of the two companies will enable users of the LinkedIn professional network to know more about what different people on the website are up to.

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