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This Chrome extension stops you from wasting time on Facebook

We all are perhaps accustomed to wasting time on Facebook once we open our News Feed. Viral videos, memes and a host of other content that often deviates our interest from tasks considered more productive. As unproductive as the News Feed often becomes, other parts of Facebook, like Groups and ...

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Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare

BANGKOK: Facebook sparked fear — and anger — among Thailand’s social media users after its Safety Check feature triggered a false bomb alert in Bangkok. The check-in feature allows users to signal to friends that they are safe after an event in their area such as a terror attack or ...

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Facebook not a traditional tech company, Zuckerberg opens up in live chat

In a live year-end chat, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken at length about the role he sees the social networking service essaying when it comes to information. Speaking to COO Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg also shed light on Facebook’s fight with fake news. Facebook to roll out new tools to ...

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Families of Orlando victims sue Facebook, Google, Twitter

The families of three Orlando nightclub shooting victims have filed suit against Facebook, Twitter and Google accusing them of providing “material support” to the militant Islamic State (IS) group by allowing the spread of extremist propaganda that inspired the attack. The assault by gunman Omar Mateen, who pledged allegiance to ...

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Facebook says government requests for account data rise 27 percent

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that government requests for user account data rose 27 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to the second half of last year, with US law enforcement agencies topping the list. Government requests for account data globally rose to 59,229 from 46,710 and more ...

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Facebook to roll out new tools to tackle fake news

Facebook said on Thursday it will introduce tools to prevent fake news stories from spreading on its platform, an about-face in response to rising criticism that it did not do enough to combat the problem during the US presidential campaign. The social network company stressed that the new features are ...

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Facebook has trapped us with one hilariously simple oversight

Sometime in mid-2006, Zuckerberg and his team at Facebook came out with what today is arguably the cornerstone of global information dissemination the news feed. The move at the time created such an uproar that Zuck himself penned (keyed?) a blog post titled “Calm down. Breathe. We hear you.” in ...

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Facebook in crosshairs as fake news battle heats up

WASHINGTON, DC: Hillary Clinton was about to be indicted, Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump: the battle over fake news is heating up after a White House campaign in which the misinformation industry may have swung the outcome of the vote. Last week, Google and Facebook moved to cut off ad ...

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Facebook to open new London HQ, create 500 new UK jobs

LONDON: Facebook will open a new London headquarters next year and create another 500 jobs, the leading social network said Monday, despite uncertainty over Brexit. The group said the move will take its UK workforce to 1,500 staff, adding that Britain “remains one of the best places to be a ...

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Facebook authorizes $6 bn share buyback

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook’s board of directors on Friday authorized spending as much as $6 billion to buy back shares in the leading social network. The stock repurchase program would go into effect at the start of next year, potentially allowing Facebook to take advantage of a price dip triggered early ...

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