Russia eyed after Facebook says it was used by 'malicious actors' during US presidential election

A report released by Facebook this week “does not contradict” the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s assertion that Russia attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/28/russia-eyed-after-facebook-says-it-was-used-by-malicious-actors-during-us-presidential-election.html

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Horrific Facebook baby killing casts spotlight on social media savagery

A 20-year-old man streamed the murder of his 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live Monday, before committing suicide. Wuttisan Wongtalay filmed the gruesome act on the rooftop of a deserted hotel in Thailand.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/26/horrific-facebook-baby-killing-casts-spotlight-on-social-media-savagery.html

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Thai man hangs baby daughter on Facebook Live then commits suicide

A man in Thailand hanged his 11-month old daughter on Facebook Live then killed himself in a sickening murder-suicide, police said Tuesday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/25/thai-man-hangs-baby-daughter-on-facebook-live-then-commits-suicide.html

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Facebook launches review of video content after horrific Cleveland killing

Facebook says that it will launch a review of its video content after horrific footage showing the killing of an elderly man was posted on the social network Sunday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/19/facebook-launches-review-video-content-after-horrific-cleveland-killing.html

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Snapchat unveils World Lenses as Facebook battle wages on

As the battle between Snapchat and Facebook over camera supremacy wages on, Snapchat has unveiled a new “World Lenses” feature, bringing augmented reality to everyday objects.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/19/snapchat-unveils-world-lenses-as-facebook-battle-wages-on.html

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Cleveland Murder Intensifies Scrutiny of Facebook Live


Video footage of a senseless murder in Cleveland, posted after the fact on Facebook Live, has attracted national attention to the role of the platform in criminals’ minds. Authorities Tuesday morning announced that Steve Stephens — the 37-year-old suspect wanted for the cold-blooded shooting of Robert Godwin Sr. — shot himself to death after a short pursuit by Pennsylvania State Police. Officials had responded to a tip about a sighting of Stephens’ white Ford Fusion in a parking lot in Erie, Pennsylvania.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84464.html?rss=1

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Facebook's new faces of death

Footage posted to Facebook showing the horrific random killing of an elderly man is yet another example of how the social network has become a sort of modern-day Roman coliseum for gruesome acts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/17/facebooks-new-faces-death.html

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Facebook is introducing new tools to combat revenge porn

Going forward, if you happen to come across an intimate image on Facebook that you believe was shared without permission, it will be easier to report it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/05/facebook-is-introducing-new-tools-to-combat-revenge-porn.html

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Facebook tightens privacy, bans developers from harnessing data for surveillance

Facebook, saying it is “committed to building a community where people can feel safe making their voices heard,” updated its privacy policies on Monday to state unambiguously that developers are forbidden from using its data to create surveillance tools.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/14/facebook-tightens-privacy-bans-developers-from-harnessing-data-for-surveillance.html

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Facebook is using AI to identify suicidal thoughts — but it's not enough, experts say

For many of its nearly 2 billion users, Facebook is the primary channel of communication, a place where they can share their thoughts, post pictures and discuss every imaginable topic of interest.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/facebook-is-using-ai-to-identify-suicidal-thoughts-but-its-not-enough-experts-say.html

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A technical glitch left some Facebook users locked out of their accounts

Concerned certainly describes the mindset of a number of Facebook users who, out of the blue and for no apparent reason, found themselves logged out of their accounts on February 24.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/27/technical-glitch-left-some-facebook-users-locked-out-their-accounts.html

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Silence the political rants on your Facebook feed

Facebook didn’t start out as a political pulpit, and there’s no reason it has to be one. If you turn to Facebook to relax and share recipes, photos and life updates with your closest friends, that is absolutely your right. But at the same time, you don’t necessarily want to unfriend people you care about because they happen to be blowhards.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/18/silence-political-rants-on-your-facebook-feed.html

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In lengthy post, Zuckerberg details new ways Facebook is combating fake news

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just shared a lengthy post that reads like a mission statement. The 6,000-word note covers everything from fake news to civicengagement, as well as how Facebook can play a role in fixing these (and other) global issues.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/17/in-lengthy-post-zuckerberg-details-new-ways-facebook-is-combating-fake-news.html

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