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Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook Data was ‘Grossly Unethical’

March 19th 2018

On Friday, Facebook announced that it had suspended Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) and its political data analytics company, Cambridge Analytica, for violating its Terms of Service, by collecting and sharing the personal information of up to 50 million users without their consent. The incident is demonstrative of ways that Facebook’s core business model —...
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Facebook Overhauls News Feed To Prioritize ‘Meaningful’ Posts

January 12th 2018

Facebook has vowed to prioritize “meaningful interaction” among users with a dramatic overhaul of its News Feed, which it says will now focus more on posts from users’ family and friends and less on viral videos. “We want to make sure that our products are not just fun, but are good for people,” Facebook...
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Police: Facebook Murder Suspect Found Dead

April 18th 2017

A man accused of killing a pensioner and posting gruesome video of the murder on Facebook is has reportedly been found dead in his car. Steve Stephens, 37, had been on the run since he allegedly gunned down a stranger, Robert Godwin Snr, 74, at random on Sunday afternoon in the US city of...
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Facebook Killer’s Cellphone Pings Detected in Pennsylvania

April 17th 2017

Pings from a cellphone owned by Cleveland Facebook murder suspect Steve Stephens have been detected more than 100 miles east of the city in Erie, Pennsylvania, police officials told CNN Monday morning. Authorities widened their warnings to residents of five states—Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana, and New York—as they hunt for the 37-year-old, who shot...
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Killing on Facebook – Manhunt in Cleveland [VIDEO]

April 16th 2017

Killing Streamed on Facebook Live – Manhunt in Cleveland Cleveland police were searching Sunday for a man who they said killed an elderly man live on Facebook and bragged about having committed many other homicides. The suspect, identified as Steve Stephens, is considered armed and dangerous, police said after the homicide in northeast Cleveland...
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Charges Expected in Chicago Facebook Live Kidnapping Torture

January 5th 2017

Chicago police say charges are expected Thursday for four people in custody for a Facebook Live video that appears to depict a group holding a young man hostage. The young man is kicked and hit, while his mouth is taped shut. The suspects in the video also shout “Fuck Donald Trump! Fuck white people!”...
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Facebook Co-Founder Dustin Moskovitz Commits $20M To Help Beat Trump

September 9th 2016

A co-founder of Facebook is donating $20 million of his fortune to Democratic coffers in a late and likely consequential move to help defeat Republican candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. …………………………… “This decision was not easy, particularly because we have reservations about anyone using large amounts of money to influence elections,”...
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3 Men Wounded in Facebook Live Shooting [VIDEO]

July 13th 2016

Three men were shot inside a vehicle on Tuesday in Norfolk, Virginia, and the event was captured in a Facebook Live video stream. The men, who have not been identified, are said to be in their late twenties and were taken to a local hospital with “significant injuries,” according to police. All three of...
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Facebook To Revamp ‘Trending Topics’

May 24th 2016

Facebook says it will switch up the top 10 list of sites it uses to determine its trending topics, but claimed there was no political bias in the process. The changes are meant to give editors clearer guidelines for the process as well as more reviews for the procedure. The move comes after Facebook...
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Man Shot While Live-Streaming on Facebook [VIDEO]

April 1st 2016

A man who was live-streaming footage of himself to Facebook was shot multiple times in a brazen daylight shooting in Chicago. The 31-year-old victim, who is reported to be in a critical condition and who local police alleged was a “known gang member,” was taking part in a Facebook Live video when the attack...
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Malik Sent Facebook Messages About Jihad

December 15th 2015

Tashfeen Malik, one of the two attackers who fatally shot and killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, this month, sent at least two private messages on Facebook to a group of Pakistani friends in 2012 and 2014 revealing her support for Islamic jihad, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. Malik reportedly “expressed her...
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Facebook to Launch Satellite in 2016 [VIDEO]

October 6th 2015

Facebook is planning to launch a satellite to bring Internet access to remote parts of Africa, Mark Zuckerberg announced Monday. The social network is teaming up with French-based provider Eutelsat and aims to launch the first satellite in 2016. The initiative is part of its Internet.org project, which critics have said gives the social...
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Supreme Court rules in favor of poster in Facebook threats case [VIDEO]

June 1st 2015

The Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 to reverse a lower court’s conviction of a man accused of making violent threats on Facebook. The court said jurors were incorrectly instructed to simply determine whether a reasonable person would interpret the posts as a threat, but that they did not have to take the man’s...
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Facebook Launches Natural Disaster Service [VIDEO]

October 16th 2014

Sometimes Facebook’s lack of respect for privacy can have good consequences. The tech company is launching a new service called Safety Check, which will allow people to register themselves as safe when a major disaster happens. It works by Facebook sending the user a push notification if their current location is in an area...
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Facebook Researchers Manipulated News Feeds in 2012 Study To Experiment With Your Emotions

June 30th 2014

A Facebook Inc. (FB) researcher apologized after conducting an experiment that temporarily influenced what almost 700,000 readers saw on their news feeds, reviving some customers’ concerns about privacy issues. The number of positive and negative comments that users saw on their feeds of articles and photos was altered in January 2012, according to a...
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Facebook to buy Oculus VR for $2 billion

March 26th 2014

Facebook on Tuesday said it agreed to acquire Oculus VR, a virtual-reality company that uses glasses to simulate game play, for $2 billion in cash and stock. “Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow,” said Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. “Oculus has the chance...
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Facebook headquarters cleared after false threat

March 12th 2014

Police flooded Facebook’s headquarters in Northern California to investigate a threat they later found wasn’t credible. Menlo Park police Commander Dave Bertini says Facebook’s campus was locked down Tuesday night after San Francisco police passed along a report of a threat shortly after 7 p.m. Bertini says the threat was found to be unsubstantiated...
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Facebook to buy Whatsapp for $16 billion – Time to Uninstall WhatApp

February 20th 2014

Facebook Inc will buy fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $16 billion in cash and stock, as the world’s largest social network looks for ways to boost its traffic, especially among a younger crowd. Facebook said on Wednesday it will pay $4 billion in cash and about $12 billion in stock in its single largest...
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Facebook ‘Could Lose 80% Of Users By 2017’

January 23rd 2014
Facebook ‘Could Lose 80% Of Users By 2017’

Facebook has hit its peak and could lose the vast majority of its users within three years, Princeton University academics say. Interest in Facebook has peaked and the social network could lose up to 80% of its users by 2017, researchers say. Academics at Princeton University used theories on the spread of disease combined...
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Facebook Sued for allegedly monitoring of users’ private messages

January 3rd 2014

Social media giant Facebook is being sued for the alleged monitoring of its users’ private messages in order to gather more consumer data that it in turn shares with marketers. A federal lawsuit filed Thursday in San Jose, California alleges that Facebook traces the contents of users’ private messages, including links to other websites,...
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Facebook starts rolling out annoying video ads to users

December 17th 2013

Facebook is rolling out video advertisements on Tuesday to a small group of users. The video ads will play automatically with sound muted as users scroll past them, according to a statement from Facebook.
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Apple, Google, Facebook, and Other Companies Launch a Campaign to Reform Government Surveillance

December 10th 2013

A group of tech companies — AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo — has written an open letter to President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress calling for a reform of government surveillance following numerous revelations about the NSA’s data collection practices. The coalition presents five core principles to inform future...
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Hackers Stole 2Million Facebook, Google Passwords: How to Protect Your Accounts

December 5th 2013

Any time you logged into Facebook, Google, Twitter, or a host of other popular web services the past month, there may have been a hacker peering over your digital shoulder, sneaking a peek at your password. The information security company Trustwave has revealed that the passwords to 2 million different accounts have been compromised....
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ARE YOU OKAY?? Snapchat turned down more than $3B from Facebook

November 14th 2013

The Los Angeles-based company, founded by 23-year-old Evan Spiegel, recently turned down the offer because it’s currently being courted by multiple investors, according to a source familiar with the matter. So maybe he’s not crazy, but 3 Billion, come on dude sometimes you have to say YES! The 2-year-old Snapchat has been approached with...
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Beware of Social Media: NSA is tracking you on Facebook and Twitter

September 30th 2013

The policy was intended to help the agency “discover and track” connections between intelligence targets overseas and people in the United States, according to an NSA memorandum from January 2011. The agency was authorized to conduct “large-scale graph analysis on very large sets of communications metadata without having to check foreignness of every email...
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Dating website closes after using photo of dead teen Retaeh Parsons for Facebook ad

September 19th 2013
Dating website closes after using photo of dead teen Retaeh Parsons for Facebook ad

Retaeh Parsons, 17, died in April after a suicide attempt following months of cyber-bullying after an alleged sexual assault. The dating website ionechat.com has been shut down after it used images of dead Canadian girl Rehtaeh Parsons for its Facebook advertising. Owner Anh Dung, who runs the site from Vietnam, told the Toronto Sun...
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Facebook Apologies For Dating Ad Showing Rehtaeh Parsons

September 18th 2013
Facebook Apologies For Dating Ad Showing Rehtaeh Parsons

Facebook has apologised for publishing a dating ad featuring a photo of a 17-year-old who had killed herself after complaining of being cyber-bullied. Canadian Rehtaeh Parsons took her own life in April having been severely bullied after a separate photo, showing her alleged rape by four boys, was circulated online, her mother has said....
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Derek Medina Posts Photo Of Wife’s Body, Murder Confession To Facebook (PHOTO)

August 9th 2013

A horrifying crime scene in South Miami hit Facebook Thursday when a man posted a photo of his dead wife — and a confession that he had killed her. Derek Medina posted the photo some time around noon Thursday, with the words “Rip Jennifer Alfonso.” The image shows his wife’s body slumped backwards from...
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Facebook Announces Video For Instagram

June 20th 2013

Facebook has announced video for Instagram, saying it aims to make video as easy to create and share as possible. Users can record up to 15 seconds of video. The updated app is available for iOS and Android, and the app includes 13 filters. Verge
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Close Your Facebook Today! Microsoft & Facebook Release Data on Government Surveillance

June 15th 2013

Facebook and Microsoft Corp. representatives said Friday night that after negotiations with national security officials their companies have been given permission to make new but still very limited revelations about government orders to turn over user data.
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