Facebooks internet-beaming drone managed not to crash on its second outing

Facebook’s internet-beaming drone suffered a crash landing at the end of its debut outing last year. However, the team has clearly improved its design, on Thursday reporting a successful test flight and landing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/30/facebooks-internet-beaming-drone-managed-not-to-crash-on-its-second-outing.html

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Social media live videos a disturbing new platform for public suicides

For two hours, Naika Venant spoke about her troubles on Facebook’s live streaming service before the 14-year-old girl used a headscarf to hang herself from a shower rod inside a Miami foster home.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/17/social-media-live-videos-disturbing-new-platform-for-public-suicides.html

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Oculus slashes Rift prices as sales sag

Oculus Rift

Oculus sales are lagging behind both the HTC Vive and the Sony VR. Facebook’s solution? A whopping 25% price cut.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/245262-facebook-slashes-oculus-rift-prices-user-growth-sags?source=Computing

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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg donates $1 million to Planned Parenthood, report says

Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, has reportedly made a sizable donation to the organization.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/01/facebooks-sheryl-sandberg-donates-1-million-to-planned-parenthood-report-says.html

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Facebook's Safety Check feature triggered by fake news

Facebook’s Safety Check feature has been erroneously triggered in Bangkok by a wave of false social media reports about a bomb explosion that didn’t happen.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/27/facebooks-safety-check-feature-triggered-by-fake-news.html

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Facebook's alleged secretive censorship guidelines leaked in new report

Facebook’s content removal policies, including its confounding guidelines on hate speech, have been detailed in alleged internal documents leaked in a new report by German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/21/facebooks-alleged-secretive-censorship-guidelines-leaked-in-new-report.html

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Fact-Checking Social Content


There’s an argument that it’s not Facebook’s job to fact-check the growing flood of fake news coming at us through its portal. After all, Facebook is just a set of pipes delivering something and is not responsible for the content. Nebulous others have that responsibility. However, Facebook is in the business of delivering content to a wide variety of people for a multitude of reasons. Businesses have an expectation that Facebook will deliver to them readers with a potential for making purchases or otherwise engaging with brands.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84123.html?rss=1

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Facebook's Internet-serving drone under investigation over test flight accident

An accident involving Facebook’s internet-serving Aquila drone is being investigated by U.S. aviation safety agency the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Facebook previously touted the drone’s first test flight as a success.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/22/facebooks-internet-serving-drone-under-investigation-over-test-flight-accident.html

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Facebook buys stolen passwords from hackers to keep your accounts safe

Facebook’s Alex Stamos has said that the firm has been buying stolen passwords from the black market to secure user accounts, an outside-the-box move that keeps the social network relatively scandal-free when it comes to security.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/11/facebook-buys-stolen-passwords-from-hackers-to-keep-your-accounts-safe.html

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Facebook's 'fake news' highlights need for social media revamp, experts say

Facebook’s struggles with ‘fake news’ underscore the urgent need for a new social media legal framework, experts warn.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/11/facebooks-fake-news-highlights-need-for-social-media-revamp-experts-say.html

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Facebook's Trending feed published another hoax story, this time about the Sept. 11 attacks

Facebook’s recently automated Trending feed has made another blunder, this time showing users a fake news article about the September 11 attacks. The mishap comes just weeks after it published two unsuitable articles in quick succession.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/12/facebooks-trending-feed-published-another-hoax-story-this-time-about-sept-11-attacks.html

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Facebook exec adds insult to injury with 'pipeline' comment in response to poor ratings on diversity report

Facebook diversity exec blames applicant “pipeline” on Facebook’s diversity problem, highlighted in the company’s recent diversity report. Data shows that pipeline is not this issue, and critics say that Facebook needs to take a hard look at its hiring practices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/18/facebook-exec-adds-insult-to-injury-with-pipeline-comment-in-response-to-poor-ratings-on-diversity-report.html

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Conservatives need Facebook

This week I went to a meeting at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California. And then I became a bimbo, a cancer, and a scumbag. Behold Twitter:

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CPAC organizers slam Facebook's content bias probe, question conference coverage

The organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) have slammed Facebook’s investigation into allegations of political bias related to its Trending Topics section – saying there are still unanswered questions about the handling of stories from CPAC 2016.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/26/cpac-organizers-slam-facebooks-content-bias-probe-question-conference-coverage.html

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WhatsApp 'disappointed' by order in Brazil to block app second time

It’s not the first time and it’s likely not going to be the last, but Facebook’s WhatsApp has been banned in Brazil again for failing to turn over data in a criminal investigation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/02/whatsapp-disappointed-by-order-in-brazil-to-block-app-second-time.html

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