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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.

Man taking Facebook selfie with gun shoots and kills himself

A young Mexican man is dead after accidentally shooting himself in the head while posing for a selfie. Oscar Otero Aguilar had a Facebook page loaded with selfies of himself posing with women and fast cars. He aspired to take the "coolest" selfies of all.

Trolls bring down 'Reaganbook' 24 hours after launch

Conservative social media site "Reaganbook" was launched for a soft opening this week and was shut down 24 hours later after a myriad of trolls destroyed the entire premise of the site.

Student starts global class action against Facebook

Austrian law student Max Schrems launched a class action suit in Austria against Facebook for general non-compliance with European Union privacy law.

A Facebook Page Says: 'Barack Obama Must Die'

A Facebook Page Says “Barack Obama Must Die” and then defends it by saying they're only stating a scientific fact that he must die someday.

Op-Ed: Twitter will struggle to master ecommerce, but Facebook may adapt

Social media has been fun...but how much money is in it? Popular sites like Facebook and Twitter are working to capitalize on our screen time, now moving beyond online advertising and into online shopping itself. Will these sites master e-commerce?

Op-Ed: Facebook Cop is risky idea, but don't stop companies from giving

At first, it seems like the height of corporate generosity: Facebook is paying the salary of a local police officer, allowing the "Facebook Cop" to assist in community education and helping businesses plan for crises. But is this a conflict of interest?

Shakira breaks world record with over 100 million Facebook likes

Barranquilla - The only Facebook page with more likes than Shakira is Facebook's own Facebook page, as the popular Colombian singer hits an all time high of over 100 million likes.

Joe Nichols tops country charts with 'Yeah'

There is only one word that can describe Joe Nichols' most recent country music chart success: "Yeah," and ironically enough that is the title of his latest No. 1 single.

Op-Ed: State of CA deems Facebook pay in stocks Fair, Just, Equitable Special

Sacramento - While the purchase of Oculus VR by Facebook was announced back in March of this year, this past July 15, the State of California Dept. of Business Oversight conducted a 'Fairness Hearing' to ensure stock holders were protected in the transaction.

'Hot Cop of Castro' becomes newest Internet viral photo sensation

San Fransisco - A San Francisco police officer has become the newest Internet viral photo sensation after his photo was posted on Facebook by an admirer.

99 days without Facebook? 'Log-off ' freedom campaign wants you

Ever get a little sick of Facebook? Or a lot? Of the time you spend on it? Of the hours Facebook sucks up that produce few if any tangible results? If so then there is a cause you might want to make friends with.

Facebook controversial study sparks new experiment Special

It’s a small experiment where we ask people to take a break from Facebook and report to us how they feel and how they spend their free time.

'What's on your mind?' Anti-Facebook video goes viral

Oslo - Three brothers have put together a short film, outlining the miseries of life in the Facebook age. It seems to have struck a chord, as in less than a month, the video has received almost 7 million views.

World Cup 2014: Most talked about event ever on Facebook

There has never been an event - sports or otherwise - as popular on Facebook as this year's World Cup. As of today, there have been 1 billion World Cup-related posts, likes, and comments since the event began on June 12.

Bride-to-be killed on her way to her bachelorette party

Kansas City - Revelers became mourners when a woman’s life was cut tragically short in a vehicle en route to her own bachelorette party.

Burglar caught: Allegedly logged into Facebook: victim's computer

Minneapolis - A man in Minnesota was arrested, after allegedly logging into Facebook, but not logging out, on his victim's computer. Reportedly, some are scratching their head, and police are laughing over the incident.

Thief logs on Facebook at house he robbed and forgot to log off

Saint Paul - An individual steals a bunch of valuables from a man's house, logs on to Facebook using his computer, but then forgets to log off, leading the police to the suspect.

Acquisitions and venture capital signals rise of OTT app market Special

The $19 billion acquisition of text messaging app WhatsApp by Facebook earlier this year did more than cement some new billionaires and expand Facebook’s every growing portfolio, it validated the Internet communication market.
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