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Facebook Disabled and Restored Terror Suspect’s Profile Nine Times

Facebook often finds itself in trouble for the content it removes from its platform — or the content it doesn’t. That was the case this week when it was revealed in court that Facebook disabled, then restored, a suspected terrorist’s Facebook account nine times. Abdulrahman Alcharbati is standing trial in the UK for allegedly sharing…

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Tech CEO: Facebook Is Addictive And Should Be Regulated Like Cigarettes

Facebook comes under a lot of criticism for its treatment of user privacy. However, many experts also blame the company for something even larger and more insidious — reprogramming our minds. That’s why a prominent tech leader blasted the social media giant this week, comparing it to big tobacco and saying it should be regulated.…

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Facebook Gives Users More Control Over Privacy

Facebook is no stranger to strict European privacy laws. The social media giant has often had to grapple with these policies in court, such as the sweeping new rule called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that would impose hefty fines on the company if it mishandles user data. However, Facebook got ahead of the…

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Report: Fake Celebrity Stories Are Still Rising Up Facebook’s Search Results

Facebook has worked hard to remove fake content over the past year, deprioritizing spammy posts and even hiring fact checkers to weed them out. However, according to a new report from Media Matters for America, phony stories about celebrities are still rising up Facebook’s search results even after they’ve been debunked by Facebook’s fact-checking partners.…

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Facebook Selfie Helps Convict Woman Who Killed Best Friend

Never let it be said that selfies are stupid: a seemingly-random Facebook picture helped Canadian police convict a woman who strangled her best friend with a belt and left the body on the side of the road. Two years ago, the 18-year-old Saskatoon woman was found dead, and while searching for clues, police discovered a…

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Facebook Gets Grilled By U.S. Senators

Facebook and other major tech companies were called to the carpet by U.S. lawmakers this week to explain what steps they’re taking to combat hate and extremism online. While Facebook, YouTube and Twitter faced tough questions from the Senate committee, lawmakers also acknowledged the difficulty these tech giants face in respecting user privacy and freedom…

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Facebook Criticized For Hosting Scam Ads

Fraudulent ads are one of the most common methods scammers use to take advantage of Facebook users. These ads are a nuisance at best, and can link to harmful malware at worst. The company has vowed to crack down, but these promises weren’t enough for one British lawmaker who slammed the social media giant this…

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Facebook Underage Sex Post Leads To Over 1,000 People Getting Charged

Facebook has made a very public effort to combat so-called “revenge porn,” or the unwanted sharing of nude photos, on its platform. Those efforts got taken to a whole new level this week when the social media giant tipped off U.S. authorities about the existence of a video that purported to show two 15-year-olds having…

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Report: Facebook Wants To Enter Your Home With Portal Video Device

Facebook is used to dealing with privacy concerns, but the company is reportedly about to introduce a product that will bring a whole new level of scrutiny. According to a report from online news network Cheddar this week, Facebook is preparing to launch a home device to rival the Amazon Echo Show. That means, if…

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Facebook Settles Landmark Case With Teen Girl Over Naked Photos

Facebook is no stranger to dealing with litigation from its users. However, users rarely win these cases. That’s why the recent settlement between the social media giant and a teenage girl in Ireland is so monumental. The case began when nude photos of the girl were allegedly posted on a “shame” Facebook page several times…

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Facebook Bug Exposed Users’ Phone Numbers To Advertisers

Facebook might be a free platform, but there is a hidden cost for users: personal information. Indeed, the company says that by providing it with your email address and phone number, you can ensure your account’s security. But a recently-exposed flaw shows that wasn’t exactly the case. A team of security researchers recently discovered a…

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Mark Zuckerberg Vows To “Fix” Facebook In 2018

New Years is a time of reflection for many of us, and it seems as though Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no different. This year, Zuckerberg promised to fix the host of problems that plagued Facebook over the course of 2017. Indeed, no matter your opinion of the social media giant, there’s no…

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