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Briefly: Facebook's anti-malware, Pinterest's new analytical API

updated 11:00 pm EDT, Tue May 20, 2014

Facebook introduces free downloads of anti-malware software

Facebook has announced that it has added downloadable anti-malware software to its abuse detection and prevention systems. Provided in conjunction with F-Secure and Trend Micro, Facebook's new service is aimed at Windows users with infected devices. A pop-up notification appears upon signing into Facebook on an infected device; the app sends scan notifications within Facebook, and when the scanning is completed, the software uninstalls.

Pinterest to release new Business Insights API to marketing technology companies

Pinterest is announcing a new initiative to allows businesses to readily analyze its trend data. Its new Business Insights API will highlight which products are most popular, what images are most effective, and which Pins are generating sales. Businesses can customize their own Pinterest activity based on the greater analytical perspective. Currently, only a few technology partners have access to the API, but interested developers can sign up for weekly newsletter updates.

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