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This Week's Edition
How Millennials Consume the News
Does America’s first digital generation follow the news?
Facebook Admits to Tracking Web Browsing Activity of Non-Users
Facebook claims a bug caused it to place a cookie in the browser of anyone that visited the site.
French Courts Lead EU Challenge to Facebook and Other US Giants
A painting entitled L'Origine du Monde sparked a challenge to Facebook's claim to be legally based in California.
Turkey Lists Social Media as Top Threat in Leaked Document
The government lists social media alongside ISIS as one of the biggest security issues facing the country.
Facebook Tests Solar-Powered Internet Drones, Wider Than a Jumbo Jet
Facebook says the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle will be used to connect remote regions to the internet.
Bucking Industry Norms, Amazon Keeps Government Requests for Data Secret
After the NSA scandal, most major tech companies have been transparent about which governments are asking for customer data.
ISIS, Nudity, Revenge Porn: Facebook Updates its Community Standards
Facebook gives a glimpse into how it makes its decisions on content.
After the Apple Watch, Is The iCar Next?
Apple’s the most valuable company in the world, and desperate to reinvent itself.
Facebook Wants to Use Its Interface to Stop Suicide
The social network is introducing tools so users can help people who seem at risk.
Danish Terrorist Used Facebook ‘Memorialisation’ Tool to Swear Allegiance to ISIS
El-Hussein's account was visible until Monday, and a 'remembering' epithet had been posted above his name.
Facebook Finally Figured Out What to Do With Dead Users
Facebook users can now opt to have their accounts permanently deleted upon their death.
Facebook Says Temporary Outages Were Not Result of Third-Party Attack
The social media network said an internal software error was the problem.
Turkey Threatens to Ban Facebook Over Depictions of Prophet
A judge has said that Facebook pages which seem to insult the Prophet Muhammed should be blocked.
Feds Settle Over Fake Facebook Profile Used in Drug Case
An upstate New York woman reached a settlement with the government after the DEA created a fake Facebook profile of her to nab drug dealers.
Facebook Claims It Boosted World Economy by $220 Billion
A report, commissioned by Facebook, says it supported over a million jobs in the U.S. alone.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Resolves to Read More Books
The social media giant’s co-founder and CEO wants to read a new book every other week, and you can join him.
Lawsuit Claiming Facebook Scanned Private Messages to Better Target Ads Moves Forward
California judge rules the social network must go to court over controversial practice.
Zuckerberg Talks Dislike Button, Real Name Policy, Privacy and Ethics in Live Q&A
Facebook team answers community questions in second global town hall.
Hashtags and Human Rights: Activism in the Age of Twitter
Social networks offer new campaign tools. But beware slacktivism and clicktivism.
Little Room for Manoeuvre for Osborne in Crackdown on UK Tax Loopholes for Tech Giants
There is wide public support for making the likes of Amazon and Facebook pay their tax
Prince Abandons Twitter and Facebook Accounts
The Purple One also deleted all but three videos from his YouTube channel.
Facebook’s Working on a Social Network for the Office
The tech giant is looking to reach beyond its approximately 1.35 billion monthly active users.
Zuckerberg Talks Internet Drones, Ebola, Newsfeed Changes in Live Q&A
Facebook team, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, addressed a slew of topics in its first global town hall.
Facebook May Have Made a Difference in This Year’s Midterm Elections
Though turnout was dismal, a study shows the “I’m a Voter” app may have brought more people to the polls
Head of GCHQ Says U.S. Tech Companies Are Shielding Terrorist Activity
Joins FBI directory in demanding greater access to personal data
Facebook Third-Quarter Revenue Rises 59 Percent
Facebook Inc grew revenue by 59 percent in the third quarter, edging past Wall Street targets, as the online social network saw strong demand for its mobile ads.
Are We All Just a Bunch of Internet Cynics? Ello CEO Explains How His Ad-Free Social Media Network Will Make Money
CEO Paul Budnitz calls the assumption Ello will fail “heartbreaking” and “short sighted.”
Facebook Launches Safety Check Feature for Natural Disasters
“Mom, I’m fine!” A new feature allows users in the vicinity of natural disasters to ease the fears of friends and family.
Law Enforcement Stands by Its Distribution of Spyware to Parents
ComputerCOP is meant to protect children but actually makes families vulnerable
Facebook Plots First Steps Into Healthcare
On the heels of fellow Silicon Valley technology companies Apple and Google, Facebook is plotting its first steps into the field of healthcare