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Facebook Fined By French Watchdog Group For “Unfair Tracking”

Facebook has long dealt with stricter penalties and a more suspicious public in Europe than in the rest of the world. It seems as though people there are far more concerned about their privacy than we are here in the United States. Facebook learned that lesson again this week when it got slapped with a…

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Facebook Gets Tough On Fake “Live” Videos

Facebook announced this week that it will strengthen its Facebook Live policy to prevent fake streams. According to TechCrunch, Facebook will add a line to its Live API Facebook Platform Policy that reads “Don’t use the API to publish only images (ex: don’t publish static, animated, or looping images), or to live-stream polls associated with…

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Report: Pharmaceutical Drugs Traded In Facebook Black Market

Facebook is home to marketplaces for just about every product and service imaginable — including, according to a recent report from NBC News, an underground black market for pharmaceutical drugs. These prescription drug markets are full of financially-needy patients who must rely on each other to trade for vital and potentially life-saving medicine. The drugs…

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Facebook Announces Crackdown On Spammy Links

When people talk about Facebook’s problem with fake news and spammy content, what they’re really discussing is the site’s News Feed algorithm. After all, that’s what allows these malicious posts to reach users in the first place. So, it was big news this week when the social media giant announced it will roll out a…

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Bar Owner Catches Dine-And-Dashers & Facebook Shames Them Into Paying Bill

From the spread of fake news to violent live videos, Facebook has dealt with a lot of bad publicity lately. But the social media giant can still serve as a force for good — even if it’s just to settle small-time crime. That’s what happened this week when a Wisconsin bar owner Facebook-shamed a group…

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Police Save Teen Girl Live Streaming Suicide Attempt On Facebook Live

Finally, a Facebook Live story that ends well. Just one day after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook is hiring 3,000 more people to find and remove violent content from the site, police in Georgia were able to save a teen girl who was live-streaming a suicide attempt on the video platform. According to…

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Facebook Has Made $4.23 Off Your Profile This Year

As Facebook users, we take it for granted that we get to use the platform for free — but that doesn’t mean we don’t pay a price. With the data it gathers from us, Facebook is able to sell billions of dollars’ worth of advertising every year. In its recent quarterly report, the social media…

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Facebook Adding 3,000 Employees To Monitor, Remove Violent Content

Facebook has come under near-constant criticism in recent weeks for not doing enough to curb violent content. Mark Zuckerberg himself even said the site needed to improve. It now appears the social media giant has put its money where its mouth is. This week, Facebook announced a plan to hire 3,000 new employees responsible for…

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Facebook Accused of Data Mining Troubled Teens

Most knowledgeable Facebook users understand the site possesses a ton of information about us. However, what the site does with that data can be somewhat of a mystery. That’s why it was so shocking this week when an Australian newspaper obtained an alleged 23-page leaked document from Facebook detailing how it can help advertisers target…

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Experts: Facebook Must Do More To Control Violent Posts

Facebook itself said it needs to do a better job controlling violent content on its pages. Many prominent experts and academics agree, even going so far as to call out the site for focusing on the collection of our personal data instead of our protection. While Facebook may want to step up its efforts to…

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Facebook, Google Fall Victim To $100M Scam

Facebook catches a lot of criticism for not doing enough to protect its users. However, a recent criminal case shows that the tech giant might not always be great at safeguarding itself, either, as it recently admitted to falling for a $100 million scam. The massive scheme was allegedly orchestrated by a Lithuanian man, Evaldas…

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Rev. Jesse Jackson, Chicago Officials Call On Facebook To Temporarily Drop Facebook Live

When Facebook introduced its live streaming video tool Facebook Live, it never could’ve predicted the technology would become one of the biggest hot-button issues in the country. However, with a recent spate of terrible violence being broadcast on the platform, that is exactly the case. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and several prominent Chicago figures have…

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