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87% of World Governments Have a Facebook Presence

Facebook has rapidly become an invaluable communication tool which many people rely on to keep in contact with relatives and forge key business relationships. It’s difficult to imagine the platform was originally set up to organize…

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Facebook Tagging Violates Protective Orders

Remember when you kept getting tagged in all those status? How about when you were tagged in pictures which didn’t even contain you? Sometimes it can get a little annoying, and sometimes it can go beyond…

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Neighbours Unhappy Again!

Mark Zuckerberg is not really ingratiating himself with his neighbours within the local but admittedly expensive community that is Liberty Hill in San Francisco. The extensive construction and the accompanied noise and disruption has not been…

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German Court Rules Facebook’s ‘Friends Finder’ Unlawful

The highest court in Germany has ruled that Facebook’s ‘Friends Finder’ function is unlawful on the grounds that it scrapes the e-mail contacts of users in order to market the social media site to other users.…

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‘Snooper Charter’ Causes Issues With Google, Microsoft, Twitter And Others

The Investigatory Powers Bill (IP Bill for short) goes by another name, the Snooper Charter. The bill is aimed to help extend and update the government’s legislation surrounding their surveillance powers, this extension though is gaining…

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Doctors Notes Is What Happens When Doctor Who Meets Social Media

Doctor Who is a science fiction show that has spanned generations, with multiple actors coming and going as both supporting and main characters featuring some of the biggest names in their credits and having inspired more…

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Has Facebook Suffered From a 46 Year Old Bug?

Facebook is certainly a phenomenon which has travelled to huge swathes of the globe and, in turn, gained huge adoption. From celebrities being able to instantly update followers regarding their latest escapades to Mr and Mrs…

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Intel Buys Altera for $16.7 Billion

Altera, the US-based manufacturer of programmable logic devices, has been purchased by Intel in an all-cash deal worth $16.7 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal (paywalled, via Engadget). “Altera is now part of Intel, and…

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Zuckerberg Shocked India Doesn’t Appreciate His Free Internet

The Internet.org “free internet” initiative – now known as Free Basics – is under threat of closure by Indian authorities, but its founder, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, doesn’t get why India isn’t grateful for his efforts. The…

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Pirate Bay Founder Says “The Internet is S***. It’s Broken”

The Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde has made the sad declaration that “The internet is s**t today. It’s broken. It was probably always broken, but it’s worse than ever.” Speaking to Vice Motherboard, he laments the…

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SHA1 Ending Could Block People From Secure Websites

When you connect to websites you sometimes find yourselves on a secure site, this means that the communications between your computer and the website are encrypted. One of those encryption technologies used is called SHA1. SHA1…

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Zuckerberg and Chan Giving 99% of Their Facebook Shares to Charity

Mark Zuckerberg is not one to shy away from the public spotlight with his charitable activities. Facebook is part group providing refugee camps with internet and recently joined with another billionaire, Bill Gates, to help fund renewable energy.…

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SnapChat Daily Video Views Reach 6 Billion

Social media websites from Facebook to Snapchat have attempted to move beyond basic text communication and encourage video sharing. Currently, Facebook users watch on an average 8 billion videos per day, which almost defies belief. However,…

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Why You Haven’t Heard about the Thing You Can’t Say on Facebook

Have you ever heard about the social media website Tsu.co? I’m going to guess that most of you haven’t, and that’s mostly because we now know that; The first rule of Facebook is you don’t talk…

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Facebook’s AI Seeks to Conquer Humans at Go

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a concept almost everyone has heard of, from the movies and stories where an AI seeks to overthrows humanity. From Terminator to I Robot we’ve seen humans and artificial intelligence battle it…

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Activision Buys Creator Of Candy Crush

On the train, in the car and even at work, people enjoy games on their mobile phones. From the days of the first game boy, the idea behind mobile gaming devices was always to let you…

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Snapchat Defends Privacy Policy Changes

Photo sharing on social media websites has become extraordinarily popular due to the “selfie” craze as smartphone users try to capture the moment. Snapchat is one of the most popular choices and revolves around quick snapshots…

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“2G Tuesdays” Arrives For Facebook Employees.

Facebook is launching a new initiative by the name of 2G Tuesdays, sounds like a tech version of TFI Friday, which will give all employees a taste of a super slow connection to better emphasize the…

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Facebook App Update Delivers iPhone Battery Life Fixes

Recently we brought you news that the Facebook app was one of the main culprits for poor battery life on iPhones. Even when the app was not being used the app remained active in the background whilst…

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Facebook Will Let You Know if Your Account is Hacked by the NSA

Facebook has revealed a new feature that will notify users if it suspects their account has been hacked by parties “working on behalf of a nation-state,” including the US. If your account has potentially been compromised,…

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Oculus Rift to Sell 5 Million Units Next Year – Still Won’t Turn a Profit!

It’s no secret that the Oculus Rift is expected to do well, but given the level of investment and the level of research that has been plowed into the hardware, software and much more, how are…

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Facebook to Blame for Poor iPhone Battery Life

As an avid user of an iPhone 6 Plus, I’m sure that most will be aware of how great the battery life can be, but on the other hand, how downright bad it can also be.…

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Facebook Only Paid £4327 Corporation Tax in 2014

Facebook has paid its 362 UK staff members a staggering £35.4 million in share bonuses according to the Companies House filing. Additionally, the company reported fourth-quarter profits of $701m (£462m). Despite this, the official figures show Facebook only…

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World Wide Web Inventor Says “No” to Internet.org

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web infrastructure for the internet, is vehemently opposed to Mark Zuckerberg’s Internet.org plan to bring a limited internet to poor countries, an initiative that has long been criticised…

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Facebook’s New ‘Dislike’ Function Isn’t What You Think

Announced last month, Facebook’s new ‘dislike’ button has finally been unveiled, and it’s not as we expected it. Instead of a simple ‘thumbs down’ – a reverse of the familiar ‘like’ button, which founder Mark Zuckerberg…

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Mark Zuckerberg Plans To Connect Refugee Camps Via The Internet

Mark Zuckerberg has built a powerhouse in the form of Facebook which has both revolutionized the notion of a social network for consumers and also provided a platform for discussion and quick responses to world events.…

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The Pope Argues Social Media Has Caused Loneliness

Social media is an integral component of modern society and theoretically helps people to stay in contact with friends, family members and business acquaintances. However, our over-reliance on impersonal communication is arguably causing humans to experience loneliness…