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March 12, 2012

Facebook Makes It Slightly Harder To Share Blogger Posts

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Facebook and Google Blogger CaptchaIt’s no secret that Facebook and Google don’t really like each other and that fact was highlighted on Monday when Facebook made it slightly harder for Google Blogger users to share posts on the social network.

Facebook has added a Captcha check that requires users to enter hard-to-read text into a box after it is presented as a graphic.

Designed to filter out spam from bots and other tricksters. The program focuses on online sites and doesn’t appear at this time to affect other users such as Official Google Mobile Blog users.

It also appears that the Captcha does not affect more popular Google Blogger websites.

In the meantime LiveJournal, WordPress, TypePad and Squarespace blogging platforms remain free of the annoying captcha feature now used for the Blogger platform.  read more

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January 31, 2012

Google Blogger Platform To Be Censored In Certain Countries

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Less then a week after Twitter announced the censorship of Tweets in certain parts of the world search giant Google has announced a similar program targeted at the company’s blogger platform.

To reach the company’s new censorship goal GOogle will begin redirecting Blogger users to country-specific URLs for example instead of a Google.com blog in France the content would direct the users to Google.fr.

By adding country specific URLs Google can censor a blog post in one country but leave it untouched for example in the United States. read more

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September 26, 2008

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Sues Bloggers

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has sued one or several bloggers who have impersonated him online, seeking an injunction to stop the offenders from doing so in the future. NME knows why:

The blogs, posted on Blogspot.com, made reference to Tyler’s late mother, with the singer singling them out as the “most hurtful” in the lawsuit.

Fair enough, I guess. Apparently Google removed the blogs at Tyler’s request.

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