Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. We’re keeping our eyes on three particular stories of interest today.
Facebook Traffic Dropping in U.S. and Canada?
According to reports, Facebook traffic is dropping in the U.S. and Canada as the service nears 700 million users; however, we believe this is merely an adjustment of previous inaccuracies.
Anonymous’s Operation India Accounts Removed From Facebook & Twitter
The Facebook and Twitter accounts of Operation India, the arm of hacktivist group Anonymous that has recently begun protesting censorship practices in India by attacking government websites, have been removed.
Toshiba Thrive Now Available for Pre-Order
Toshiba’s tablet, the Thrive, is now available for pre-order directly from Toshiba, as well as from Amazon and Office Depot.
- Leon Panetta, the Central Intelligence Agency director, has warned senators that “the next Pearl Harbor that we confront could very well be a cyberattack that cripples” U.S.’s electrical grid as well as its security and financial systems.
- In an interview at a conference in Manchester, Bruce Daisley, sales director at YouTube and Google, disclosed that users skip only 30% of YouTube ads.
- Custom fashion and gifts site CafePress has filed for an IPO, through which the 12-year-old company hopes to raise $80 million.
- The first pictures of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords since she suffered a gunshot wound to the head five months ago have been released on Facebook