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Microsoft, Facebook building giant cable under Atlantic Ocean

Microsoft Corporation is collaborating with Facebook Incorporated to put up a subsea cable across the Atlantic Ocean to boost connections for cloud and online services.

Facebook apologises for banning 'undesirable' plus-sized model

Sydney - Facebook has been forced to backtrack after it banned an Australian ad featuring a bikini-clad plus-sized model promoting positive body image, initially saying the photo's depiction was "undesirable".

After conservative meet, Zuckerberg says Facebook open to 'all ideas'

San Francisco - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says conservatives are an important part of the social network after a meeting aimed at defusing concerns it is politically biased.

Facebook opens up about human influence on Trending Topics

Facebook's vice president of search explained in a post today how a combination of Facebook's algorithm and dedicated editors determine what goes in its Trending Topic box.

Facebook wins China trademark suit

Bejing - US social network Facebook has won a trademark case in China against a local company, state media reported Monday, weeks after a court ruled against tech giant Apple in a similar suit over its iPhone brand.

Instagram hacked by ten year-old boy

Helsinki - A ten year-old boy from Finland has hacked into Instagram, exposing a flaw in the Facebook-owned software. He has been rewarded by the company for his efforts.

NYPD using Facebook to take down the city's dangerous gangs

On November 12, 2014, a man arrived in Canarsie, Brooklyn, expecting to meet a young woman for a date he had arranged online.

NASA smacks down trolling climate change deniers on Facebook

Climate change deniers take note: If you hop on social media to deny that human-caused climate change is happening, don't cite NASA incorrectly. Because if you do, the U.S. space agency may embarrass you with a public smackdown.

Instagram rolls out longer videos to the public

Roughly two years after launching the video feature to the public, Instagram has made another big step, 60 second videos.

Chicago police probe shooting apparently caught live on video

Washington - Chicago police are investigating an attempted murder that the victim apparently captured in real-time using Facebook Live, officials said Friday.

Op-Ed: Anti-Israel RFE/RL Facebook message may inspire terrorists

U.S. taxpayer-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) posted an anti-Israel Facebook message which may inspire terrorists to violence against innocent civilians.

Ohio man may face jail for parodying police on Facebook page

Parma - An Ohio man may face criminal charges that accuse him of creating a Facebook account that parodies the Parma Police Department's official page.

Facebook apologizes for Safety Check glitch after Pakistan blast

San Francisco - Facebook apologized on Sunday for a bug that sent a Safety Check notification to users around the world following a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan.

BlackBerry slams Facebook for discontinuing mobile app

Facebook is discontinuing its mobile app for BlackBerry users, taking many of the strong Facebook integration features of the BlackBerry 10 software with it. The move puts another nail in the coffin for BlackBerry's proprietary OS as it moves to Android.

World's leading tech companies plotting to strengthen encryption

As Apple fights the FBI over an order to decrypt its own software, some of the world's largest technology firms are planning to increase the encryption applied to user data, according to a report today. The move will antagonize law enforcement worldwide.

Warden, guard injured in Alabama prison riot posted on Facebook

Atmore - A prison in Alabama was placed on lockdown Saturday when a riot involving about 100 inmates erupted, according to the state Corrections Department. The warden and a guard were stabbed in the melee at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility.

Teen girls charged in France over 'concert hall attack plot'

Paris - Two teenage girls have been charged in France with allegedly plotting to assault a Paris concert hall some four months after the nation's deadliest terror attacks, legal sources said Saturday.

Portrait of Donald Trump with tiny penis pulled from Facebook

While it is seemingly okay to joke about the possible size of Donald Trump's penis, drawing a nude portrait of The Donald with a small penis is a no-no with Facebook. And Facebook is not the only Internet site to not allow the drawing to be shown.

Brazil judge orders release of Facebook executive

S - A Brazilian judge ordered the release Wednesday of Facebook's vice president for Latin America, a day after he was arrested for refusing to hand over WhatsApp messages to the police investigating a drugs case.

Brazil arrests Facebook executive in row over police access to data

S - Brazilian police arrested the vice president of Facebook for Latin America on Tuesday after the social media giant refused access to data the authorities said was important to a criminal probe.

New study proves social media abuse can be detrimental to sleep

Can't sleep at night? Maybe you're spending too much time on Facebook or Youtube. A new research found an association between sleep disturbances and Social Media (SM) abuse.

Facebook wants everyone to livestream their day

Facebook has announced it is expanding Facebook Live to users of Android phones and more countries around the word. The service lets people broadcast live video of themselves to friends, competing with apps like Twitter's Periscope.

Facebook adds Reaction feature to social network

There will now be a new option for Facebook users to choose from besides "Liking" a post. The social media network will begin rolling out Reactions that will incorporate emoticons as a response.

Roll Up the Rim theft on Facebook

Conception Bay South - A web-savvy opportunist steals a woman's prize after she posts a picture of the winning Tim Hortons cup on her Facebook account.

Facebook to open source wireless tech to help build new networks

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new project that will see the company head a body of telecoms firms tasked with designing networks and open-sourcing the results. It hopes to accelerate the rollout of 5G and other wireless technologies.

How to set up Facebook friends/groups

Facebook world mirrors the real world: it’s entirely possible that a few of your “friends” will not fully appreciate or except the nuances of your viewpoint on every topic.

ViaSat announces 1Tbps satellite to rival Facebook and Google

U.S. satellite company ViaSat has developed a plan to deliver blazingly fast Internet to remote regions by beaming it from space. It is working with Boeing to launch three satellites capable of delivering 1Tbps bandwidth for ultrafast speeds.

Facebook's plan to give free Internet to the poor banned in India

Facebook's Free Basics program, a plan to give people in developing countries free access to the Internet, has been banned in India amid concerns that it violates net neutrality regulations. Facebook has come under fire for prioritizing content types.

'Facebook killer' sentenced to life for wife's U.S. murder

Miami - A Miami court imprisoned for life a US man who killed his wife and then splashed a photo of her bloodied body on Facebook, where he confessed to the fatal shooting.

Poet attempts 24000 verse epic 'Ramayana' through Facebook

An Indian poet and journalist is attempting something quite unique. He is simplifying and posting the 24000-verse Indian epic "Ramayana," on Facebook.
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