Topic / OpenSocial

AOL joins OpenSocial

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OpenSocial has said that AOL is officially joining the initiative to standardize how social-networking applications work, according to TechCrunch. Not much is mentioned, but it is Bebo – which AOL bought for $850 million – is already part of OpenSocial, and it is integrated with the Facebook platform as well. It is unknown if AOL will also support the recently announced fbOpen (Facebook Open), its platform to compete with the […]

OpenSocial hacked… again!

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Yes, I know. OpenSocial, Google’s API for making applications on the web, has been hacked… again. Shows how lazy Google are. And it’s the same guy who bought you the hacking of the RockYou application on Plaxo. This time, he claims to have hacked the iLike application on Ning. Specifically, according to TechCrunch; he could add and remove songs on other people’s playlist. And more damaging, he could see their […]

First OpenSocial app hacked in 45 minutes…

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The first application for Google’s OpenSocial API program has been taken down, after it was discovered that a hacker could change a person’s user profile. The application was built by third-party developer RockYou for Plaxo. A developer, named ‘harmonyguy’, alerted Vice President of Marketing John McCrea to the vulnerability in the RockYou “emoticons” for Plaxo via the OpenSocial API program. ‘harmonyguy’ was able to add emoticons without the permission of […]


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