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Facebook launches livestreaming on desktop devices

Facebook has turned on desktop livestreaming for all its users, letting you broadcast video to your friends from any device. It comes half a year after the company commenced small-scale trials of the feature, designed to attract new audiences to Live.

Facebook launches Messenger Reactions and Mentions

Facebook has announced it is bringing its Reactions feature to Messenger. Reactions let you respond to a message with an emoji that signifies your feeling. The company is also launching Mentions for Messenger to include other people in a chat.

Facebook testing new comments design that looks like Messenger

Facebook is trialling a new design for its comments feed on mobile devices that closely resembles the current formatting of chat threads in Messenger. It suggests the company is trying to make comments more conversational to increase engagement.

Facebook to unveil 'mind-reading device' next month

Facebook is reportedly working on a "mind-reading device" as one of a number of experimental hardware projects ongoing in secrecy at the social network. The company could be planning to unveil a prototype next month, creating a new form of social media.

Facebook gang rape suspects to face trial in Sweden

Stockholm - Three young men suspected of gang raping a woman in Sweden and livestreaming the attack on Facebook are to face trial, Swedish prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Germany proposes heavy fines on Facebook for hate speech

Berlin - Germany's justice minister proposed a law Tuesday that could see social networks such as Facebook slapped with heavy fines if they fail to wipe illegal hate speech from their sites.

Facebook search traps Italian mobster in Mexico

Rome - A fugitive Italian mobster who had been living in Mexico under a false identity was behind bars Saturday after being tracked down on Facebook, police said.

Facebook's 'Messenger Day' Snapchat clone launches worldwide

Facebook is rolling out a new Messenger feature that adds a carbon copy of Snapchat to the immensely popular messaging app. Messenger Day lets you share ephemeral images with your friends. Predictably, they scroll in a carousel and vanish after 24 hours.

Man who posed as Justin Bieber faces over 900 child sex charges

Brisbane - A 42-year-old Australian man who was already facing child sex charges was charged with an additional 931 counts this week. He is alleged to have posed as singer Justin Bieber in order to extort sexually explicit images and sex from children.

BBC uses Facebook Messenger bot to reconnect you with nature

The BBC has announced a new Facebook Messenger bot to tie in with the U.S. launch of its Planet Earth II nature documentary. The bot builds you a personalised video of wildlife highlights based on your responses to a few simple questions.

Facebook users warned about sharing missing children posts

Kindersley - When missing children’s posts appear on Facebook, a lot of people share them hoping to increase the chances of the child being found. But an RCMP detachment pointed out sharing these posts may put children who are not really “missing" in danger.

Facebook wins case against refugee in Merkel selfie

W - Facebook clinched victory Tuesday in a German court case brought by a Syrian refugee whose selfie with Chancellor Angela Merkel had made him the target of racist trolls.

Facebook case brought by Syrian refugee in Germany heads to verdict

W - A German court was due to rule Tuesday on a dispute between Facebook and a Syrian refugee whose post of a selfie with Chancellor Angela Merkel fuelled fake news linking him to terrorism.

Facebook's new AI helps spot suicidal users

Facebook has announced a new machine learning tool which it's using to offer advanced suicide prevention tools on its social network. The company noted that somebody commits suicide every 40 seconds, many of whom could be saved if helped early.

WhatsApp Status is Facebook's latest attempt to become Snapchat

WhatsApp has launched a major new feature that lets you share disappearing photos with your friends and family. Clearly designed to take on rival Snapchat, Status is unique among implementations of the "Stories" concept as it uses full message encryption.

Facebook's new job board means you don't have to use LinkedIn

Facebook has taken aim at business-oriented social network LinkedIn by announcing a new feature that lets you find and apply for jobs without leaving its app. It directly connects prospective employers and employees, cutting down the time spent searching.

Facebook videos are coming to your TV

Facebook has announced a new video app for smart TVs that's designed to let you watch content from friends, family and publishers on the big screen. The launch marks the next step in Facebook's ambition to become a video site in its own right.

Facebook videos now play with sound by default

Facebook has announced a small but significant change to the way it delivers videos on mobile devices. Videos will now play with sound by default, leading to bursts of audio as you scroll through your news feed. The controversial change can be reversed.

Facebook now lets you give help to others during emergencies

Facebook has expanded its Safety Check crisis relief feature to let unaffected people contribute aid to the community. Safety Check can now be used to ask for and offer help, whether it's physical support or important resources that should be shared.

Oculus VR pop-ups closing in Best Buys due to lack of interest

Facebook is closing around 200 of its 500 Oculus virtual reality demo stations at Best Buy locations across the U.S., Business Insider has learned.

Mark Zuckerberg is officially the new Bill Gates

Back in the '90s, before memes were really a thing, it was kind of a meme to pass around pictures of Bill Gates as a Borg — the cyborg baddies of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" fame.

Syrian refugee, hounded over Merkel selfie, sues Facebook

Deutschland - A Syrian refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been repeatedly manipulated to link him to violent jihad, took Facebook to court on Monday for spreading defamatory fake news.

Facebook tweaks the News Feed to bury fake news

Facebook has announced another change to its News Feed algorithms that will help reduce the ranking of fake news. The company has introduced new signals that are better able to distinguish between authentic, relevant content and fake headlines.

How to manage social media and cope with newsfeed stress

A few years ago social media was a ‘fun’ activity. Now that it’s embedded in most people’s routines, managing page likes and newsfeeds creates its own special stress. Add to that dealing with unpleasant news and whole new stress factor is created.

Op-Ed: Trump ‘selling’ the internet? How naive can you get?

Sydney - A report is circulating that the Trump administration wants to sell the Internet to corporate interests to control internet access. 30 years ago, that might have been possible. Now, it’s about as dumb as you can get.

Facebook Stories is exactly what it sounds like

Facebook is testing a new feature in its app called Stories. If you haven't already guessed, it's a Snapchat clone that lets you post ephemeral photos into a slideshow that disappears after a day. Facebook has repeatedly tried to copy Snapchat's success.

Ex-Google and Xiaomi exec is new boss of Facebook's VR business

Facebook has hired Hugo Barra, the most prominent global executive at Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi and a former Google exec, to lead its virtual reality business.

Facebook bug let anyone delete any video

A recently disclosed bug in Facebook allowed anyone to delete any video published to the platform. A researcher realised it's possible to bypass the usual protections, letting him delete other users' public videos from his account.

One in five people snoop on others' Facebook accounts: study

While many people are concerned about strangers hacking into their phones and computers, most hacking of social media comes from people close to the user. One in five people report having surreptitiously gone into the Facebook account of a loved one.

Chelsea Clinton comes to defense of Barron Trump

New York City - Former First Daughter, Chelsea Clinton took to social media yesterday afternoon to defend Barron Trump. Since his father’s inauguration Friday, the 10-year-old has been subjected to online bullying for the way he appeared at his father’s swearing-in.
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