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Facebook Will Consider Time Spent Viewing in News Feed Optimization

Being the first page most users see when they log into Facebook, the New Feed is obviously one of the areas that most research and optimization would focus on. As part of an effort to improve…

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Facebook Messenger Gets its First Game

Facebook seems to be thinking of allowing games on its Messenger platform in the near future. The first one spotted on the platform is said to be Doodle Draw Game and although it’s nothing fancy, it…

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Microsoft Killing off Facebook Integration

Microsoft have taken a strange move in their plan of development. The business giant, Microsoft is killing off one of the key selling points of the Windows Phone operating system. Facebook integration. Microsoft first launched the…

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Unity Plug-In Leaves Millions of PCs Vulnerable to Data Theft

Jouko Pynnönen, a security researcher from Finland, has uncovered a security flaw within the Unity Web Player plug-in that could make hundreds of millions of gamers vulnerable to having their data stolen from any website they…

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Get Ready for More Ads on Your Instagram Feed

It looks like Facebook wants more money out of its services and is now looking into monetizing Instagram. Though there were limited ads present on the service, a lot of marketers and investors were eyeing the…

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Facebook Started Looking for EU Talent by Opening an AI Research Lab in Paris

Are you a Ph.D. graduate or really good and enthusiastic about artificial intelligence? Well, if you live in Europe, you should know that Facebook is opening a new AI research lab in Paris and is looking…

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Florida Public Schools to Spy on Students’ Social Media

The Orange County Public Schools District have chosen to monitor people’s social activity in their area, the district announced on Thursday that it has signed up with a service called Snaptrends, which bills itself as “Pioneering…

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Facebook Now Supports GIFs

Brace Yourself! A flood of GIFs on Facebook are coming! Finally, Facebook is rolling out support for GIFs. Other Social Networking sites like Google Plus has supported this for a while. Facebook has not laid out…

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Track the Movements of Your Facebook Friends With This Creepy Chrome Extension

A coder has created an extension for the Google Chrome browser that can track the location and movement of your Facebook friends. Using location data from the Facebook Messenger mobile app, Marauders Map plots every place…

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Scammers Find New Way of Stealing Facebook Users’ Credentials and Money

Scammers will never stop finding ways to try to steal your accounts and money. The latest points to a method involving Facebook messages sent out to random users, stating that their account will be disabled if…

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Oculus Founder Sued by Total Recall Technologies

No, we aren’t going to see Arnie stroll into the Facebook offices and cause some Martian havoc; although I would love a new Facebook status emoji ‘I’ll be back’ with an audio clip of Arnie’s voice.…

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Facebook Wants to Give You More Information on Contacts with New Caller ID Feature

Social media giant, Facebook, has been busy as of late, providing users with more and more features to help them in their daily activities, as well as make them stay and enjoy their social media platform…

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Internet.org Is a Two-Tiered Ghetto For the Internet’s Poor

A coalition of internet advocacy groups from 31 countries has formed to stand against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s “free” internet project, Internet.org. In an open letter, supported by groups from India, Colombia, Uganda, and Iceland, to…

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AI Pioneer Concerned About Direction of Intelligent Computers

Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science and founder of the Center for Intelligent Systems at the University of California and pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, drafted a letter to the AI community asking it…

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Facebook Messenger Games on their Way?

Facebook’s attempt to make their social network and instant messenger separate entities has had mixed opinions. This divergence looks like it is about to be bolstered with the addition of games to the Messenger platform. The…

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Internet.org Gets Trashed by Global Internet Activists

Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire Facebook founder, recently unveiled plans to offer a ‘free’ internet – essentially a sponsored internet portal through which limited filtered content can be viewed – to the world’s poor through his Internet.org…

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YouTube and Netflix Marked as a Threat to a Greener Internet

While Netflix and YouTube users sit comfortably in their chairs and watch their favourite TV series and subscribed channels, service providers are constantly struggling to come up with better and greener solutions to power their data…

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Facebook Could Be Hosting News Articles as Soon as Tomorrow

Facebook’s plan of self-hosted editorial content or “Instant Articles” could be going live as soon as tomorrow. The Instant Articles will have articles from The New York Times, Buzzfeed, National Geographic, and NBC News. New York…

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‘Tweet-A-Pizza’ Coming to Domino’s This Month

Do you fancy Domino’s pizza and use Twitter on a regular basis? Then you will be happy to hear that the company is looking into techy ways of attracting customers and will add a ‘tweet-a-pizza’ system…

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Uber Bids $3 Billion for Nokia’s ‘Here Maps’

As Nokia is planning to sell its Here Maps, many companies are eager to get ahold of it for themselves. Uber has bid $3 Billion for Here, which is much less than the $8.1 Billion that Nokia…

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Internet.Org, What Is It And Whats Happening?

Internet.org has been in the online news a lot recently, but what is it and why is it in the news? Internet.org is a scheme created by Facebooks Founder Mark Zuckerberg, the aim of which is…

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Facebook Testing New News Feed Features

It’s no secret that Facebook are always working on new ways to curate content on our news feeds. I’ve been with Facebook since it first went public and it’s a shadow of what it used to…

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More than 70% of Facebook’s Revenue Is Mobile

Facebook has shown us a thing or two about itself in its first three years as a public company. It knows how to make serious amounts of money, is increasingly mobile and keeps attracting users even…

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Facebook Collects All Text Typed Into it, Whether Posted or Not

It’s no secret that Facebook is greedy for your data – it’ll take anything you offer up and sell it on to advertisers – but it has been revealed that the social networking site collects all…

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Facebook Wants to Bring Free Internet to Europe

Free internet is something that everyone wants nowadays, and for good reason too. Where do you go when you want to read the latest news, speak to friends or check your email account? This is why…

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Facebook Messenger is Now Available on Web Browsers

It looks like Facebook has brought its Messenger counterpart to web browsers. Though users can chat with their Facebook friends inside Facebook.com as they did up until now, the Messenger.com looks to work and look like…

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Live in New York? Serve Your Spouse Divorce Papers on Facebook

In New York you can now use Facebook to be social and serve your spouse with divorce summons. A Manhatten Supreme Court judge just ruled that you can do just that on Facebook now. When you serve…