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Facebook to bring in new 'Like' button

After carrying out research with representative users of its service, Facebook will change the design of its "like" button.

Facebook to emphasise friends above pages, harming publishers

Facebook has announced it is changing the algorithm used for News Feed posts once again, this time to place your friends' status updates above those of publishers and groups. It said it wants to make Facebook a more personal place, emphasising closeness.

U.S. President Obama backs entrepreneurs at global tech summit

Palo Alto - U.S. President Barack Obama told the best and brightest in the technology industry on Friday that the government would partner with private industry to keep the Internet free and open to innovation.

Facebook adds political bias training following news controversy

Facebook has added political scenarios to its bias training program in the wake of the controversy that the social network was suppressing conservative news, Sheryl Sandberg announced during an interview with the American Enterprise Institute.

Op-Ed: Anti-online terrorism software ready, but will it prevent terror?

Washington - Since extremists started recruiting online, people have been looking for ways of stopping them. The new solution for online recruiting, appropriately enough, is closely related to the software used to combat child pornography.

Florida prosecutor suspended after anti-Orlando Facebook rants

Orlando - An assistant state attorney in Florida has been suspended after he posted nasty remarks about Orlando shortly after the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub. This is not the first time he has been in trouble over social media posts.

Man livestreaming on Facebook shot to death in Chicago

Chicago - A Chicago man was outside with his children and some friends, broadcasting live on Facebook. The video shows the 28-year-old being gunned down by an unknown assailant and the panic that ensued.

Facebook thinks its site will be 'all video' within five years

A Facebook executive has made some bold predictions for the future of the social network. The site expects to be "all video" within the next five years as people reduce their reliance on text and move towards more visual ways of expressing themselves.

Facebook Messenger is getting a radical redesign with a new home

Facebook has announced a major redesign of its standalone Messenger app for iOS, Android and Windows 10 devices. The company has added an all-new home screen to the app that uses a modular design. It replaces the current list of recent conversations.

Facebook aiding probe of France live-streamed killing

Washington - Facebook said Tuesday it was cooperating with French authorities probing the killing of a police commander and his partner in an incident that included a live-streamed video statement on the leading social network.

Facebook 'declares war' in Philippine flag gaffe

Manila - Facebook has apologised for accidentally declaring the Philippines was in a state of war, in what was meant to be an innocuous flag tribute for Independence Day.

Facebook tries to be Twitter with a new kind of post

Facebook is testing a new kind of post that works similarly to tweets on Twitter. The company has developed a feature that lets you permanently hide a post from your timeline right from the moment it's created, making it disappear more quickly.

Facebook Messenger flaw lets hackers hijack your conversations

A serious flaw in Facebook Messenger, a service used by over 900 million people worldwide, could have allowed hackers to hijack your conversations and pose as your contacts. The vulnerability could have been used to host other malware.

Mark Zuckerberg used 'dadada' as a password, gets accounts hacked

A number of online accounts owned by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have been compromised by hackers. The attackers are believed to have gained access by finding Zuckerberg's password in a data breach, unbelievably "dadada," a very weak phrase.

Social media blamed for sexual teacher/student relationships

Houston - Inappropriate relationships between teachers and students are on the rise in Texas and legislators and others believe social media is to blame or at least plays a part in this increase.

Facebook might be monitoring everything you say using your phone

Facebook's mobile app could be continually recording your conversations with other people using your phone's microphone, an expert has claimed. The company is allegedly using the data to tailor advertisements to you based on your interests.

Utah tenants draw the line at building's new Facebook policy

Salt Lake City - Residents of the City Park Apartments were baffled and angry to find a note taped to their doors Thursday night, titled the "Facebook addendum."

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.
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