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Facebook can tell you if your password was stolen

Facebook believes you shouldn't have to worry about hacked web passwords. It's there to protect you, it says. If if finds a hacked password, Facebook disables the password and notifies the account holder that this password is owned by hackers.

Facebook 'Safety Check' lets users post they're safe in disaster

Menlo Park - As severe storms spread across much of the southeast and Atlantic coastline, Facebook announced the release of Safety Check, an application that instantly allows user to notify family and friends they are safe following a natural disaster.

114-year-old woman forced to lie about her age to join Facebook

While social media is undoubtedly most popular with younger generations, Facebook also has an older presence — but some are actually too old for the website to handle.

Apple and Facebook are paying employees to freeze their eggs

Apple and Facebook will pay female employees up to $20,000 to help cover the cost of freezing their eggs. The idea is to enable women who want to continue focusing on their careers without sacrificing their chance to have children later on.

You could soon send friends money using Facebook Messenger

PayPal, Venmo, Square, and even Clinkle might have a new competitor on the horizon: Facebook Messenger. According to hacked screenshots...

Man kills friend for poking his girlfriend on Facebook

Nottingham - Scott Humphrey, of Britain, was sentenced to four years in prison for killing his friend who "poked" his girlfriend on Facebook.

Hunter Hayes surpasses two million fans on Facebook

Atlantic Nashville recording artist Hunter Hayes has celebrated a new digital milestone. He has surpassed two million fans on Facebook.

Twilight: Facebook to premiere five new short films

Stephanie Meyer’s popular “Twilight” saga is set to return, it has emerged, with five short films overseen by female directors.

Op-Ed: The murky future of Google+: Doomed, or primed for a comeback?

As Ello enters the social media world with enough vigor to challenge Facebook for its users, what might happen to the slumbering social giant, Google+?

How ads will be following you around the Web, thanks to Facebook

Starting today, Facebook is rolling out a new ad technology designed to show you ads outside of Facebook, based on what the social network knows about you.

Why your Facebook friends are inviting you to join Ello

In the past few days, you might have noticed your Facebook community pushing you to join Ello, a new social network best known for being ad-free. But what else should you know about this hot new startup?

New 'secure' social network Lassoh empowers users' privacy

A new social-networking app seeking funding on Indiegogo right now aims to hand total control over security and privacy to its users, creating a much safer site than the heavyweights like Facebook and Twitter. Here we take a quick look at their campaign.

Op-Ed: Facebook becomes way to share loved ones final days Special

Round Lake - In life's final days, my childhood friend used Facebook to share the last moments she spent with her grandmother. Increasingly, we see Facebook being used as a memorial tribute for loved ones who pass.

SmartWatches are so yesterday — Introducing the SmartRing

As Samsung, Apple and Co. are all launching their own takes on the SmartWatches, MOTA, a US company based in the Silicon Valley with its award-winning design team, has designed the next step in the high-tech consumer electronics: the SmartRing!

Facebook and LGBT community meet over 'real names policy'

Facebook met with city officials and activists in San Francisco following the criticism it has received over its name policy.

Study: Are habitual Facebook users easy marks for phishing scams?

Been a victim of countless social media scams or attacks? If so, chances are you are more than a casual Facebook user. According to a new study, habitual Facebook usage is making you an easy phishing target.

Dutch artist fakes five-week trip through southeast Asia

Amsterdam - In an effort to show how much we manipulate situations on the social media, Zilla van den Born from Amsterdam pretended to take a five-week trip away in southeast Asia, all the while keeping her friends on Facebook updated with photos of her great trip.

Mark Zuckerberg makes a move to threaten Google's search business

Facebook is testing a tool that will allow users to search for posts using keywords. Bloomberg reports that some Facebook users on the mobile app have been given the option to search for old posts from their Facebook friends.

Facebook donated $10K to anti-gay Utah AG candidate Sean Reyes

Salt Lake City - Facebook has come under fire after it was revealed that the social media giant donated $10,000 to the re-election campaign of Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage equality.

Facebook tests 'Satire' tag to help users spot fake news stories

Facebook representatives recently announced that they will be running a spoiler style "satire" tag on fake news stories from sites such as the Onion.

Op-Ed: Schmaltz overload as Facebook gratitude wave wanes

Sydney - It was only a matter of time before a sugar-coated social media fad happened. Apparently, these things don’t last too long. The Facebook “gratitude” thing is still going, but at least people are finally beginning to question it.

Country singer Josh Gracin posts suicide note on Facebook page

Country singer Josh Gracin earlier posted a very alarming message on his Facebook page that got country fans and listeners concerned for his safety.

Malaysia teen's Facebook 'like' prompts sedition probe

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian teenager is being investigated by police for sedition after "liking" a pro-Israel Facebook posting, sparking outrage over perceived growing intolerance in the Muslim-majority country.

Losses at Zynga continue

Online games maker Zynga has cut its outlook for 2014 as its losses continue to widen. A consequence of this is that new game releases have been delayed.

Op-Ed: Using Facebook 'Likes' to predict personality can be dangerous Special

Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act, so said George Orwell, author of "1984." Computers and the Internet have not only made the most significant advances in our lives possible, it has also been an unwitting betrayer.

10,000 Facebook users are infected with 'color change' malware

New reports from Security Company Cheetah Mobile state that the Facebook color change app has reappeared and 10,000 or more users are now infected.

17K join Austrian student's Facebook privacy class action lawsuit

Vienna - Thousands of Facebook users have joined an Austrian law student's class action lawsuit accusing the social media giant of violating their online privacy.

Los Angeles locals call 911 to ask police why Facebook is down

Los Angeles - When Facebook went down last Friday a few people considered it an emergency and called 911. Police officials used other social media tools to tell people they did not know when Facebook will be back up.

Most Americans have little or no trust in social media sites

The majority of Americans have little or no trust that social media sites will respect and protect their online privacy.

Using Facebook Messenger on your phone is about to get annoying

Facebook is becoming more and more invasive and it looks like they may be losing focus with what they are trying to offer. From the permissions requested in the Messenger Android app to the usage changes in the web messenger, it may be time to ditch them.
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