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Man with world's most unfortunate name gets banned on Facebook

A Vietnamese-Australian man by the name of Phuc Dat Bich cannot understand why people laugh at his name and why Facebook keeps blocking his account. What he doesn’t get is what the name sounds like when read phonetically. It turns out it was a prank.

Facebook 'Safety Check' to be used more widely

San Francisco - A Facebook tool that let people check whether friends were safe after deadly attacks in Paris will be used more widely in the future, the social network said.

Twitter, Facebook introduce tools to aid Paris attack victims

Paris - In the aftermath of the brutal massacre that has killed at least 129 people in Paris, Twitter, Facebook, and Google have jumped in with tools that can help people receive news and updates on friends and relatives residing there.

French search for friends, shelter online after Paris attacks

Paris - Survivors of the Paris attacks seeking shelter and people worried about friends or families all took to social media overnight following a wave of attacks in the French capital that killed 128.

McDonald's fires worker who threw water on Detroit homeless man

Detroit - A worker at a Detroit McDonald's who doused a homeless man with water after offering him a hamburger has been fired after the video went viral and stirred outrage.

Disillusioned young Poles lend refugees a helping hand

Varsovia - Angered by their country's foot-dragging on Europe's refugee crisis, 30 young Poles are lending a helping hand to refugees in the Balkans, breathing new life into a "Solidarity" ethic made famous in Poland in the 1980s.

Message requests to replace 'Other' messages on Facebook

Facebook announced it plans on getting rid of the "Other" inbox and replacing it with what is going to be known as Message Requests.

Mark Zuckerberg promises you'll get fewer Candy Crush invites

As Facebook revamps the way it thinks about notifications, we just got some great news: Mark Zuckerberg promises that you'll soon stop getting so many annoying game invites.

Facebook '2G Tuesdays' let employees taste the Indian Internet

Facebook is embarking on a new initiative that will see its employees' Internet connections throttled to 2G speeds on Tuesdays, giving them a better sense of how the site is used in developing markets like India.

Review: Viral videos claims your poop can smell like roses Special

Ever hear something like "She thinks that as the head cheerleader that her shit doesn't stink and smells like roses?" Well it just might be true. A viral video and is about to change all that and will make your crap smell like roses.

Why Apple, Facebook, Twitter, other tech firms protest CISA bill

Washington - A controversial cybersecurity bill that's now being heard in the Senate faces strong opposition from at least 22 of the world's top technology companies amid concerns that it infringes on users' privacy and civil liberties.

Facebook data breach lawsuit admissible: Austrian court

Vienna - Austrian student Max Schrems will be able to bring a lawsuit over alleged privacy breaches against US social media giant Facebook in Vienna, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Irish court orders investigation into Facebook data transfers

Dublin - Ireland's High Court on Tuesday ruled that the country's data protection agency should examine whether to suspend the transfer of Facebook users' data from Europe to the United States.

German daily documents anti-migrant hate speech on Facebook

Berlin - Germany's top-selling Bild daily Tuesday documented racist vitriol against migrants posted by Facebook users in a double-page newspaper spread, as pressure grows on the social network to eliminate hate speech.

Facebook to issue warnings if it detects government spying

Facebook has announced it is rolling out a new feature that will alert users if it detects they may be spied on by state-sponsored attackers. The warnings will be shown after login and are designed to combat unauthorized government surveillance.

Facebook admits its app may drain almost 50% of an iPhone's power

Facebook recently admitted its official iPhone app can experience some serious battery drain issues in iOS 9. The company is looking into the issue but for now users are seeing Facebook consume nearly 50 percent of an iPhone's battery during a day.

Op-Ed: Internet declares Bernie Sanders winner of Democratic debate

Las Vegas - During Tuesday night's debate, Hillary Clinton was poised and confident, and seemed veritably presidential. Her closest rival, Bernie Sanders, was ... well, Bernie Sanders. And the Internet loved it.

Facebook bug lets users see view counts for every post and page

Some users of Facebook's mobile site are being shown view counts next to every post on the social network, letting them see just how many times their own content has been seen as well as how popular friends' posts are.

Op-Ed: ECJ safeguards EU citizens’ rights with Safe Harbor ruling

Luxembourg - The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has taken another step towards strengthening the European Union and helping to ensure the European integration will leave a lasting legacy, with its recent ruling that invalidates the transatlantic Safe Harbor clause.

EU, US seek 'quick solutions' to data deal void

Luxembourg - Brussels and Washington want "quick solutions" to the legal void left by the collapse of a transatlantic data deal on which major companies like Facebook depend, a senior EU official said Friday.

Facebook announces six new emotions to sit alongside 'Like'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently confirmed the company is working on adding a "dislike" button to the social network, although he never put it as such. Today, the new options were unveiled and they're rather different than what people expected.

Snowden hails EU for quashing transatlantic data deal

Moscow - America's most-wanted whistleblower Edward Snowden on Tuesday hailed a decision by the EU's top court to strike down a transatlantic data deal used by companies like Facebook to send citizens' personal data to the US.

Facebook says 'imperative' for EU, U.S. to find data deal solution

Brussels - Facebook urged the EU and US to find a quick solution after Europe's top court struck down a key transatlantic data sharing deal that is relied on by the social media giant and other big firms.

Facebook blow as EU court quashes transatlantic data deal

Luxembourg - Facebook and other Internet giants could be barred from sending European citizens' personal information to the US after the EU's top court on Tuesday struck down a key transatlantic data deal in the wake of the Edward Snowden scandal.

U.S.-EU data deal at risk in Facebook case judgment

Brussels - The EU's top court is set to rule Tuesday on a transatlantic data deal, relied on by companies such as Facebook, a judgement that could see it declared invalid given spying revelations in the Edward Snowden scandal.

Digicel wants Google to pay up or it will block its ads

A mobile carrier in Jamaica wants Google, Facebook and Yahoo to pay money or they will block their ads from being shown to its customers.

Facebook blames engineer for causing net neutrality controversy

A day after controversy heated up over Facebook’s alleged role to end net neutrality in India, the social media giant has come out with an explanation to clear all doubts regarding its part in the Digital India initiative.

Facebook hit by another viral copy-and-paste privacy scam

Another Facebook privacy hoax is currently going viral on the social network, asking users to copy and paste a "privacy notice" to their profile if they want to avoid the social network charging $5.99 to retain access to private posts.

Vigilante lynchings go viral in Peru

Suspects forced to stand on anthills, made to eat raw chili peppers and stripped naked and whipped in public — mass Facebook vigilante movements are going viral in Peru, prompting civilians to punish alleged criminals for petty crimes.

Brief Facebook outage prompts flurry on Twitter

San Francisco - Facebook users experienced a brief outage of the huge social network Thursday, with many turning to Twitter to vent frustration or joke about the incident.
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