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Facebook Carried Out Secret Psychological Experimentation On Over 600,000 Users

Facebook Carried Out Secret Psychological Experimentation On Over 600,000 Users

Over 600,000 Facebook users have taken part in a psychological experiment organised by the social media company, without their knowledge. Facebook altered the tone of the users’ news feed to highlight either positive or negative posts from their friends, which were seen on their news feed.

| June 29, 2014 | 14 Comments
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Facebook’s DeepFace Recognition Software Reaches Human Accuracy Levels

Facebook’s DeepFace Recognition Software Reaches Human Accuracy Levels

This facial learning software that Facebook calls DeepFace uses a 3-D model to rotate faces and learn patterns.

| March 20, 2014 | 4 Comments
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Facebook Censoring Posts That Support Phil Robertson & Duck Dynasty

Facebook Censoring Posts That Support Phil Robertson & Duck Dynasty

Evidently our Phil Robertson story was too much reality for the fine folks at Facebook, who decided that reporting factual truth was a violation of their Community Standards policy.

| December 20, 2013 | 156 Comments
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Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Forms Global Partnership To Bring Entire World Online

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Forms Global Partnership To Bring Entire World Online

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg late Tuesday announced on his Facebook profile page the formation of a partnership with Samsung Electronics, Nokia, Qualcomm and others to make Internet access available to everyone on Earth.

| August 21, 2013 | 194 Comments
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Obama Rewards Facebook’s Campaign Support With Multi-Billion Dollar Tax Break

Obama Rewards Facebook’s Campaign Support With Multi-Billion Dollar Tax Break

Facebook will probably pay zero federal and state taxes—and even receive a federal tax refund of about $429 million—according to a Feb. 14 statement from Citizens for Tax Justice.

| February 16, 2013 | 15 Comments
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Major Defense Company Develops Software For Gov’t To Track ‘Trillions Of Entities’

Major Defense Company Develops Software For Gov’t To Track ‘Trillions Of Entities’

A top government defense contractor revealed it created software that can sift through social media sites to collect information from “trillions of entities” in order to reasonably predict a person’s next move.

| February 13, 2013 | 14 Comments
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Facebook To Begin Charging $100 To Send Messages To Strangers

Facebook To Begin Charging $100 To Send Messages To Strangers

Facebook is now giving you the option to pay a hefty $100 to send a message directly to a total stranger’s inbox.

| January 12, 2013 | 13 Comments
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Facebook Censors Navy SEALs To Protect Obama On Benghazi-Gate

Facebook Censors Navy SEALs To Protect Obama On Benghazi-Gate

Over the weekend, Facebook took down a message by the Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS) which highlighted the fact that Obama denied backup to the forces being overrun in Benghazi.

| October 31, 2012 | 22 Comments
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United Nations Planning To Pass Global Internet Tax

United Nations Planning To Pass Global Internet Tax

The proposal by the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association could force websites like Google, Facebook and Netflix to pay fees to network operators around the world.

| October 13, 2012 | 14 Comments
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Facebook Reaches One Billion Users Milestone

Facebook Reaches One Billion Users Milestone

It’s finally happened: Facebook exceeded 1 billion users. “This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month,” he said. “Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.”

| October 5, 2012 | 12 Comments
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This Is How Facebook Is Tracking Your Internet Activity

This Is How Facebook Is Tracking Your Internet Activity

In testing out a new diagnostic tool called Abine DNT+, we noticed that Facebook has more than 200 “trackers” watching our internet activity.

| September 10, 2012 | 12 Comments
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You Are Not Paranoid The Obama Gov’t Really Does Have YOU Under Surveillance

You Are Not Paranoid The Obama Gov’t Really Does Have YOU Under Surveillance

The U.S. government actually has the tools and capabilities to spy on all its citizens. These eyes go well beyond red light cameras. Right now, the government is tracking the movements of private citizens by GPS, reading private citizens’ emails, and possibly even reading what you’re saying on Facebook. It does so all in the name of law enforcement and Homeland Security, of course — but whether or not that makes you feel safer is up to you.

| May 8, 2012 | 8 Comments
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Facebook Numbers Fall As Hated New ‘Timeline’ Feature Drives Down Ad Revenues

Facebook Numbers Fall As Hated New ‘Timeline’ Feature Drives Down Ad Revenues

Facebook Timeline: The Ford Edsel of Social Media. Will Mark Zuckerberg, who was smart enough to create Facebook, be able to swallow enough of his ego to either fix or scrap Timeline? Will he even acknowledge that Timeline is the main, over-arching reason why people are using Facebook less?

| April 24, 2012 | 122 Comments
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US Marine Corps Now Proudly Displays Open Homosexuality

US Marine Corps Now Proudly Displays Open Homosexuality

An openly gay marine has caused a stir online after sharing the traditional home-coming first kiss with his boyfriend in Hawaii. Sgt Brandon Morgan of Oakdale, California, was captured as he jumped into the arms of boyfriend, reported by International Business Times to be called Dalan Wells.

| February 28, 2012 | 27 Comments
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Has Facebook Alerted You To WW3 Breaking Out? It’s A Hack Attempt!

Has Facebook Alerted You To WW3 Breaking Out? It’s A Hack Attempt!

WARNING: A fake news page saying, ‘U.S. attacks Iran and Saudi Arabia, the begin of World War 3,’ is the latest virus scam to circulate on Facebook. The story uses CNN’s logos, and appears to offer video footage of a breaking news story, but says users need to upgrade their Flash video software to watch. When they ‘upgrade’, they in fact infect their PC with a trojan. Security experts Sophos reported at least 60,000 people have already fallen victim. Cyber criminals have begun using fake news headlines to lure in victims on social networks such as Facebook.

| February 7, 2012 | 17 Comments
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U.S. Law Enforcement Obtaining Warrants to Search Facebook Profiles

U.S. Law Enforcement Obtaining Warrants to Search Facebook Profiles

U.S. law-enforcement agencies are increasingly obtaining warrants to search Facebook, often gaining detailed access to users’ accounts without their knowledge. A Reuters review of the Westlaw legal database shows that since 2008, federal judges have authorized at least two dozen warrants to search individuals’ Facebook accounts. Many of the warrants requested a laundry list of personal data such as messages, status updates, links to videos and photographs, calendars of future and past events, “Wall postings” and “rejected Friend requests.”

| July 13, 2011 | 8 Comments
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Facebook Now Knows What You Look Like As It Rolls Out Facial Recognition Software Secretly

Facebook Now Knows What You Look Like As It Rolls Out Facial Recognition Software Secretly

Facebook has eroded the online privacy of millions of its users byswitching on facial recognition technology without telling them, a technology expert said today. The leading social networking website has ‘enabled’ a function that automatically identifies people in photos without their knowledge. The feature has been expanded from the United States to ‘most countries’, Facebook said on its official blog yesterday.

| June 8, 2011 | 9 Comments
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Success! Facebook Drops Palestinian Uprising Page After Israel Protest

Success! Facebook Drops Palestinian Uprising Page After Israel Protest

A Facebook page calling on Palestinians to take up arms against Israel has been removed from the social-networking site after a high-profile Israeli appeal. Entitled “Third Palestinian Intifada,” the page had more than 350,000 fans before it was taken down. Facebook didn’t comment the removal on Tuesday.

| March 29, 2011 | 1 Comments
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Facebook Apps Allowing Access to Numbers, Addresses

Facebook Apps Allowing Access to Numbers, Addresses

Because this is sensitive information, we have created the new user_address and user_mobile_phone permissions,” Facebook wrote in a blog post. “These permissions must be explicitly granted to your application by the user via our standard permissions dialogs.” Facebook said the permissions only provide access to a user’s address and mobile phone number, not their friend’s addresses or mobile phone numbers.

| January 17, 2011 | 3 Comments
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