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France wants to make Facebook, Google accountable for hate speech

France is hoping to make internet companies such as Google and Facebook accountable for social media posts promoting terrorism, Bloomberg reports.

Department of Justice settles over fake Facebook profile lawsuit

The Justice Department reached a $134,000 settlement with a New York woman after the Drug Enforcement Administration used her information to set up a fake Facebook profile to track other suspects.

Donations pour in to help quadruplets after Arizona mom dies

Phoenix - Worldwide, thousands of dollars in donations have flooded in to help pay for the care of newborn quadruplets whose mother died after giving birth to them, according to a fund raising website set up in the woman's name.

Facebook may know you better than friends and family, says study

A recent study from Stanford University and the University of Cambridge has found that a computer with data from a person's Facebook “likes” was better able to predict that individual's personality than most of their friends and family.

Facebook founder in Colombia to promote affordable Internet

Estanzuela - Improved Internet access can be a force for peace, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said during a trip to Colombia to promote his project to boost web availability for two-thirds of the world not yet connected.The project "Internet.

Facebook adds Amber alerts to news feeds

Menlo Park - Social media giant Facebook announced Tuesday that it will begin including missing child advisories, known in the United States as Amber Alerts, in users' news feeds.

Facebook takes another step in bid to replace need for YouTube

New statistics released by Facebook demonstrate the rapid growth of video sharing on the social network—and underscore the company's ambitions to be a serious rival to YouTube in the video space.

Anonymous threatens to 'out' misogynistic male Dalhousie students

Halifax - Anonymous is taking action against Dalhousie University and demanding that the school take steps to expel members of a misogynistic Facebook group called the 2015 DDS Gentlemen's Club.

Dalhousie suspends 13 male students for disturbing Facebook page

Halifax - Several male dentistry students have been partially suspended almost a month after women protested about the violent, misogynistic comments on the Facebook page "Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen." A statement regarding the suspensions was released Monday

How Facebook influences voter participation

2015 will be an interesting year for politics. Whether you love it or hate it, social media is completely changing the landscape of voter participation, one Facebook post at a time.

Facebook fury after Sarah Palin posts photo of son 'abusing' dog

Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin triggered a social media firestorm after she posted Facebook photos of her son using the family dog as a step stool.

Mark Zuckerberg asks FB users for his 2015 resolution

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided to let Facebook users decide what his 2015 resolutions should be, and he put up a public post asking for ideas on his next "personal challenge."

What you need to know about the beefed-up Facebook Graph

Have you ever tried to track down an old Facebook conversation, only to send up lost in your own timeline? What if you could find it by simply typing in a few keywords from the relevant status updates?

Facebook friend rejection prompts suspect to slap elderly woman

Seminole - A Florida woman is in jail for reportedly slapping an elderly person for rejecting a social media request on the Internet.

Op-Ed: Will Facebook ever make a dislike button?

With Facebook revealing during the company's Q and A that they are currently developing new buttons, the question of whether Facebook will ever introduce the highly controversial and requested dislike button comes to the forefront.

Facebook video is driving YouTube off Facebook

For the first time ever, Facebook Page owners uploaded more videos directly to Facebook than they did via sharing from YouTube videos, according to new data from Socialbakers, a company that tracks social media data.

Iranian blogger Soheil Arabi sentenced to die for Facebook posts

A leading Iranian judicial official told reporters there is "no pardon" for a blogger sentenced to death for allegedly insulting the Muslim 'prophet' Mohammed on Facebook.

Game reviewer contacts mothers of trolls who sent rape threats

Video game reviewer Alanah Pearce received many rape threats of juvenile online trolls and has responded by contacting their mothers.

Supermodel Kristina Pimenova, 9, 'most beautiful girl in world'

Moscow - Meet Russian child star Kristina Pimenova, 9, "the most beautiful girl in the world." Kristina is the subject of a raging controversy over the age appropriateness of her status as a supermodel. Critics are alleging that her handlers are "sexualizing" her.

Scientists say social media not accurate for sociological studies

Scientists at two universities have determined that social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are not representative of society in general and should not be used for studies.

Police arrest teen for running prostitution ring on Facebook

Venice - A 17-year-old girl from Venice, Florida, has been arrested after being accused of running a high school prostitution ring on Facebook.

Australia's PM denies buying Facebook 'likes'

The Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, says that his increased Facebook popularity in India is due to his appearance with India's leader, Narendra Modi.

Down's syndrome man receives 30,000 birthday cards via Facebook

Paris - A French man, Manuel Parisseaux, with Down's syndrome has been sent 30,000 birthday cards after Facebook appeal by his mother.

Obama uses Facebook to announce immigration plans for Thursday

President Obama used social media today to invite Americans to watch his immigration reform announcement Thursday night at 8 p.m. The White House posted a video to its Facebook page giving the public a heads-up on what's coming.

Facebook is working on an 'at work' version for enterprises

New reports indicate that social network giant Facebook is gearing up to transform collaboration in the workplace by creating a new tool currently dubbed "Facebook At Work", designed specifically for enterprises.

Today is National Unfriend Day on Facebook

A new trend that is now making people take long looks at their friend list and deleting those "extra" friends. With the encouragement of privacy and security, Today is National Unfriend Day. It reminds us all that cleaning your friend list is a good idea.

Once again, brands' reach on Facebook will get cut

On Friday, Facebook announced that unpaid posts will be curtailed. Organic posts, or unpaid posts, that are considered to be too promotional will be affected.

Coffee giant bows to customer demands on social media

Seattle - When you settle in for a nice, hot eggnog latte at your local Starbucks cafe, you'll know who to thank, right? Twitter and Facebook got your back this time!

This is Facebook's plan to conquer Russia

Facebook is planning to take over as Russia's No.1 social network, and it's enlisting an army of app developers to help it get there.

Facebook users often unable to tell real from fraudulent links

An exhaustive, multi-year study of malware and phishing scams present on Facebook reveals that users often have a hard time distinguishing between real Facebook links and harmful viruses.
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