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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.

WhatsApp used by one billion people worldwide

Popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp has announced that one billion people are now active on its network, making it one of the largest services online. WhatsApp has been experiencing explosive growth over the past few years.

One in seven people now use WhatsApp

WhatsApp, Facebook’s immensely popular messenger app, now has over one billion users, having raced ahead of Facebook Messenger, which has 800 active monthly users.

Facebook ready for global rollout of new 'Like' button

According to reports, Facebook is on the verge of launching its new Reactions feature across the world. A revised form of the 'Like' button, Reactions lets users express emotions including "Love", "Wow", "Angry" , "Sad" and "Haha".

Op-Ed: Why my family got off Facebook

Two years ago, my family decided to delete our Facebook accounts and we have never been happier. Maybe it's time for more of us to do the same.

Hidden settings reveal WhatsApp will share data with Facebook

Hidden menus in a recent beta version of the popular instant messaging app WhatsApp have indicated the company is preparing to start sharing the details of its users with parent company Facebook. Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014.

DARPA held a contest to find Twitter, Facebook bots

The US military has enlisted academics to fight a new enemy: Twitter bots. The fascinating 4-week competition, called the DARPA Twitter Bot Challenge, was detailed in a paper published this week.

Teen arrested after 'confessing' boyfriend's murder on Facebook

Hemet - Nakasia James, the young woman who eluded sheriff's officials for over a week after allegedly confessing on Facebook to murdering her boyfriend was apprehended Sunday evening, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff's booking records.

WhatsApp now free as $1 annual subscription charge ends

Facebook-owned WhatsApp, the data-based messaging app used by almost a billion people worldwide, has announced it is dropping its $1 annual subscription fee and turning itself into a completely free service. It has pledged not to turn to adverts instead.

Woman tags former sister-in-law on Facebook, faces year in jail

A woman in New York faces a year in jail because she allegedly violated an order of protection that involved her former sister-in-law. It's reported that she tagged the woman in a Facebook post and called her "stupid."

Facebook obsessively tracks whether you think it cares about you

Facebook cares about whether you think it cares about you. Alongside the typical list of acronyms tracked by internet companies — MAUs, DAUs, ARPUs — Facebook also obsesses over "CAUs."

Facebook 'deliberately broke' its own app to test user loyalty

Facebook has been accused of crashing its own Android app to secretly test the loyalty of its users. The social network allegedly broke the news feed feature on purpose several times to see if users would try its mobile site instead or just give up.

Op-Ed: 10 of the most epic criminal punishments

Our already unfair, slightly convoluted and definitely interesting criminal justice system continually sentences wrongdoers to punishments suitable for their crimes. However, these 10 punishments are too epic not to reveal.

Kyrgyzstan expels Briton after 'horse penis' Facebook comment

Bichkek - A Briton working at a Canadian-owned gold mine in ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan has been expelled after comparing a local delicacy to a horse penis in a Facebook post, an interior ministry spokesman confirmed Monday.

Facebook founder urges India to approve free Internet plan

New Delhi - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg urged India Monday to approve a controversial plan that would provide a free Internet service to the poor, his latest bid amid an escalating row with authorities.

Man distracted by electronic device walks off a cliff and dies

San Diego - The man who was distracted by the electronic device he was holding and fell 60 feet to his death at San Diego's Sunset Cliffs has been identified, lifeguards say. The incident happened around 4:50 p.m. on Christmas day.

'Star Wars' fan threatens to shoot boy who spoiled plot

Helena - In Montana, a man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot a student he had befriended on Facebook for divulging a subplot from the recently released Star Wars movie, according to court documents.

Vandals attack Facebook Germany HQ with rocks, paint

Hamburg - A group of 15 to 20 people damaged the Germany headquarters of US social media giant Facebook and daubed the message "Facebook Dislike" on its walls, police said Sunday.

You can now view, like and comment on Facebook while offline

Facebook has announced that its app can now display News Feed stories even while offline or on a slow connection. The feature will be an invaluable addition for users in emerging markets, many of whom remain restricted to 2G mobile Internet.

Thai man likes post criticizing king on Facebook, gets arrested

Samut Prakan - Thanakorn Siripaiboon, 27, reposted an infographic on social media and he 'liked' a photo from an anti-monarchy group. As a result, he was arrested by Thailand police.

Facebook to open-source 'Big Sur,' a server built for AI

Facebook has announced it will be open-sourcing the hardware designs of the computers powering its artificial intelligence systems to aid future advances in the field and foster innovation. The design of 'Big Sur' is now freely available.

Erdogan friends Zuckerberg over pro-Muslim message

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday praised Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for emphasising the difference between Islam and terror, after the social-network billionaire posted a message defending Muslims against discrimination.

Facebook kills Creative Labs, pulls apps from stores

Facebook has quietly closed down its Creative Labs group designed to give potential ideas for standalone apps a breathing space within the company. Apps released by Creative Labs have failed to become popular, forcing Facebook to reconsider.

Facebook to free your News Feed from terrible 'viral' stories

Facebook wants to make sure that you're not be inundated with "viral" stories that you're not actually interested in. Facebook says that hoaxes are the perfect example of the kind of viral post that people don't actually like.

Op-Ed: Mark Zuckerberg giving 99% share of Facebook to charity

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan celebrate the birth of baby daughter Max in style and with novelty — the creation of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative using 99 percent of their current shares in Facebook with a value of $45bn (£30bn) today.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, wife, donating 99% of Facebook shares

San Francisco - In a letter to their newborn daughter, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledged to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to charity so that their child may "grow up in a world better than ours today."

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.
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