Brazilian judge briefly shuts down WhatsApp, crippling communications

Article Image Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service was briefly shutdown in Brazil on Friday (local time), the result of an order by a state judge in Sao Paulo calling for a longer 48-hour suspension.

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Facebook forces some workers to switch from iPhone to Android to reflect majority of users & new markets

Article Image Facebook’s chief product officer is reportedly requiring a number of team members to switch from iPhones to Android phones so they can experience how most people interact with the social network.

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Facebook updates Notes in move to get you blogging again

Facebook’s Notes feature was an early addition to the social networking site, though over the years it’s received little attention from developers, and for most users has simply slipped from view.

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Facebook's future is telepathy, Mark Zuckerberg says

Public Q&A sessions at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters have become a regular part of company life since CEO Mark Zuckerberg led the first one in November 2014.

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Instagram's new Hyperlapse app simplifies timelapses, Square's Cash 2.0 allows transfers to all via text message

Facebook’s Instagram launched a new application on Tuesday dubbed Hyperlapse, which allows users to quickly shoot polished time-lapse videos. In addition, Square updated its Cash app for iOS to version 2.0, bringing a host of new features including transferring cash to any number over text message and address book importing.



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In a kerfuffle about the Facebook messaging app? Here are 5 things you should know

Facebook’s recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive.

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Emotional Backlash Unlikely to Unsettle Facebook


It’s unlikely that Facebook’s psych experiment that turned some 700,000 of its users into involuntary lab rats will hurt its brand or advertising revenue. However, it has unleashed a torrent of criticism. Facebook has faced this kind of outrage before, though, and the results have almost always been the same. “All these things blow up for a day or two, and they blow over amazingly quickly, and everyone goes back to normal afterwards,” said Jan Dawson, chief analyst with Jackdaw Research.

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Anger mounts over Facebook’s news feed experiment, company denies wrongdoing

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Facebook’s admission that it manipulated news feeds to measure how it would impact user response is kicking up a great deal of controversy — and the company doesn’t seem to understand the problem.

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