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Google, Facebook Bicker Over Contacts

Social network sneaks around search giant's block

(Newser) - Angered by Facebook’s data export policies, Google barred Facebook users from importing Gmail contacts last week—but Facebook quickly found a way around the problem, the Guardian reports. Calling for a “world of true data liberation,” Google labeled the social networking site a “data dead end”... More »

When Is A Facebook Friend Just A Friend?

Social sites clash over letting users share info between services

(Newser) - There’s a movement among some social Web services, from MySpace and Yahoo to Plaxo, to let users share data, the MIT Technology Review reports. Take Google’s new Friend Connect, a service that lets users transport profiles and connections among sites. But Facebook, for one, is swimming against the... More »

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