renewing ACAccount credentials on iOS

An iOS 5/6 device can have system-level Twitter/Facebook accounts that become disassociated from the underlying service accounts. This means that the ACAccountStore framework will return you ACAccount objects that can be used to sign requests and get access tokens, but NONE OF THE REQUESTS WILL WORK and you’ll get MYSTERIOUS OAUTH ERRORS and LOTS OF […]

European privacy battle looms for Facebook, Google

To conform with Switzerland’s strict privacy law, Facebook could be required to contact people whose information has been posted online and ask them whether they agree to its being stored there, he said. So, tricky. Suppose this works. Then what? Facebook, let’s say, removes the tagging in photos for people who aren’t users of the […]

European privacy battle looms for Facebook, Google To conform with Switzerland’s strict privacy law, Facebook could be required to contact people whose information has been posted online and ask them whether they agree to its being stored there, he said. So, tricky. Suppose this works. Then what? Facebook, let’s say, removes the tagging in photos […]

Facebook and OpenID

She stumbled upon a solution whereby nearly 99.9% of all test subjects accepted the program, as long as they were given a choice, even if they were only aware of the choice at a near unconscious level. While this answer functioned, it was obviously fundamentally flawed, thus creating the otherwise contradictory systemic anomaly, that if […]

Facebook locks down the feed even more

Well, as of next month, Facebook developers can no longer put things in a feed unless it’s going in as a direct result of an action that the owner of that feed performed on a facebook page. Now, this is clearly spun as trying to prevent ‘you’ve been given a beer’ / ‘you’ve been bitten […]