Facebook roundup: cybersecurity, Android development, Instagram, FBX and more

Facebook works with FBI to take down cyber-criminals – Facebook helped the Federal Bureau of Investigation bring down a cyber-criminal ring responsible for infecting more than 11 million computers with “Yahos” malware and causing more than $850 million in losses. The social network helped identify the criminals and affected accounts, leading the FBI and international law enforcement agencies to arrest 10 people involved with the crimes between 2010 and 2012.

Android SDK out of beta – Facebook this week brought the Facebook SDK 3.0 for Android out of beta. The SDK helps developers build social Android apps by providing native UI controls, simplifying session management and improving API support. Facebook says the beta SDK was downloaded more than 80,000 times in six weeks.

Nimble launches CRM app for HootSuite

Nimble this week announced a strategic partnership with HootSuite to help users manage their business network and track social conversations. Nimble combines users’ business contacts, emails, social communications and calendar activities into a single social contact manager. The Nimble app for HootSuite allows users to view their Nimble contacts in HootSuite, add new contacts and more. They can view contact information and a complete conversation history, along with follow-up tasks and other notes.

Instagram to take steps against spam – Instagram let users know late last week that the company is working to reduce spam on the service. “There’s no quick fix, but we have a team of engineers working every day to tackle the issue and we hope you’ll notice their improvements,” the company wrote in a post on Instagram. The company also encouraged users to continue to report the spam they see in comments on photos.

RTB companies await FBX certification – Real-time bidding providers [x+1], Optimal and Kenshoo are still waiting for official approval to be considered partners in the Facebook Exchange, AdExchanger reports. The companies have been providing FBX services either through an integration with AppNexus or another company, or have been allowed early access as they await evaluation from Facebook. After final approval, they’ll be added to the new PMD Center, which includes a section for FBX partners.

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