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How Facebook uses you to sell stuff to your friends

ABC Online - ‎9 hours ago‎
Many Facebook users have no idea that the platform is using their name to advertise products to their friends. Some experts say that this kind of naivety leads to a dangerous power imbalance between these platforms and their users, writes Tim Roxburgh.
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Landlord's Demand for Facebook Friends Backfires Terribly

Money Magazine - ‎2 hours ago‎
A Utah apartment complex that tried to force tenants to “friend” its Facebook page has learned the hard way that you can't force anyone to be your friend, even if you try to make them sign a contract.
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Facebook planning encrypted version of its Messenger bot, sources say

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
The system will let users deploy so-called end-to-end encryption meant to block both authorities and Facebook from reading users' texts.
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North Korea's 'Facebook' hacked by Scottish teenager - ‎9 hours ago‎
A North Korean imitation of Facebook has been hacked into by a Scottish teenager just hours after it was discovered. The site, “Best Korea's Social Network”, was hosted on a North Korean server and appeared to be an off-the-shelf template designed to ...

Facebook and the sexes: Melbourne University study finds big gender differences

Herald Sun - ‎8 hours ago‎
A study of more than 65,000 Facebook users and millions of posts found women are more compassionate and polite in their posts, while men are more hostile and impersonal.

Facebook using people's phones to listen in on what they're saying, suggests professor

The Independent - ‎5 hours ago‎
Facebook could be listening in on people's conversations all of the time, an expert has claimed. The app might be using people's phones to gather data on what they are talking about, it has been claimed.

8 Facebook Marketing Tools You Should Be Using

Forbes - ‎1 hour ago‎
From a branding perspective, Facebook FB -0.62% is an unparalleled platform in the history of marketing. Able to boast of more than 1.6 billion active monthly users, an international reach, free page creation, and an advertising platform that offers ...

Sooo, who's winning on Facebook?

Courier Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
A study of more than 65,000 Facebook users and millions of posts found women are more compassionate and polite in their posts, while men are more hostile and impersonal.

Fears Facebook publicity caused deaths of lost dogs

ABC Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
When Darwin woman Jen Clarke's two dogs disappeared she turned to Facebook to spread the word they may have been stolen, but she now fears it may have ultimately caused them to be killed.
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Plano Man Killed Girlfriend, Posted Picture on Facebook: PD

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - ‎3 hours ago‎
Kenneth Alan Amyx, 45, is facing a murder charge in connection with the stabbing death of Jennifer Spears. Investigators said Amyx took a photo of himself and one of the victim and posted them on her Facebook page.
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The Biggest Mistakes CEOs Make With Their Personal Facebook Accounts

Wall Street Journal - ‎15 hours ago‎
For the same reason, Facebook is a crucial platform for the leaders of those companies: When social-media usage is so overwhelmingly skewed toward Facebook, CEOs can't afford to limit their professional online presence to what some might consider the ...

Sketch: Watermelon Grayling an explosive hit on Facebook Live

The Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
'Facebook Live', which lets you broadcast live on Facebook, is new-ish. Its potential is vast, but it is of particular use to anyone not deemed interesting enough for the 24 hour news channels to carry, of which Her Majesty's Lord President of the ...
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Publishers' Facebook videos are shared 7 times more than links

Digiday - ‎13 hours ago‎
Publishers are cramming more video onto their Facebook pages as the platform rewards them in the form of exposure and in some cases, even financial incentives.
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One month in: What CNN has learned from Facebook Messenger bots

Digiday - ‎13 hours ago‎
“Our vision is to be the worldwide leader in mobile and video news storytelling. Messaging apps are in many ways as important a growth platform as mobile has been,” said CNN svp and chief product officer Alex Wellen.

Facebook's director of product design on why websites may be a dying business

Mashable - ‎16 hours ago‎
After the dominance of URLs, we're entering the platform era where more design diversity online is not necessarily better, Jon Lax, director of product design at Facebook, suggested at the design event Semi Permanent in Sydney Friday. SEE ALSO: How ...

Lebanon: Lawyer Held for Facebook Posts

Human Rights Watch - ‎1 hour ago‎
On April 12, Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk filed a libel and defamation complaint against al-Halabi with the Public Prosecution in Beirut, citing the Facebook posts. A senior advisor to Machnouk also filed a separate libel and defamation complaint ...
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Outraged Gorilla-Lovers Are Threatening the Wrong Michelle Gregg on Facebook

Jezebel - ‎2 hours ago‎
Now, people who evidently would have preferred to see a toddler die in Harambe's place are angrily threatening the boy's mother on Facebook. Except, displaying the typical savvy of the online vigilante, many of them are going after totally unrelated ...

Chat with a Werner Herzog bot on Facebook

CNET - ‎3 hours ago‎
This is the first thing WernerBot -- a whimsical Facebook message bot that claims to be the "best and only way to chat with Werner Herzog over the Internet" -- will say to you when first engage it with a simple greeting, "Hello Werner.