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08/05/2017 07:38

«Revenge porn» on «mass scale» in Australia

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Researchers on Monday urged tougher laws to protect victims of «revenge porn» in Australia after a survey revealed abuses, including shooting and sharing intimate images without permission, on a «mass scale».

25/04/2017 11:01

Thai man murders child, kills himself on Facebook Live

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A man in Phuket filmed himself killing his girlfriend's child and then himself on Facebook Live, Thai police said Tuesday, the latest example of the social...

21/04/2017 05:55

Tech firms urge court to toss Trump travel ban

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Scores of technology firms including Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft joined a legal filing urging a judge to toss out President Donald Trump's latest travel ban.

20/04/2017 12:53

Facebook out to read minds

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Facebook wants to read your mind. At least, when it comes to what you'd like to say or type.

19/04/2017 06:23

Zuckerberg vows work to prevent next «Facebook killer»

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Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday vowed to work to keep the world's leading social network from being used to propagate grisly acts like the murder of an elderly man on Easter Sunday.

19/04/2017 05:30

Facebook pushes to augment reality through smartphones

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Facebook on Tuesday launched a mission to make smartphone cameras windows to augmented reality, focusing on what people have in hand instead of waiting for high-tech eyewear.

19/04/2017 00:08

US «Facebook killer» takes own life after police chase

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A US gunman accused of murdering an elderly grandfather and posting the footage on Facebook killed himself after a brief police chase, bringing to a close a frantic nationwide manhunt.

17/04/2017 06:25

Police seek US suspect accused of committing murder on Facebook

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Police on Sunday were searching for a gunman they said murdered a man live on Facebook in the US state of Ohio.

17/12/2016 07:03

Facebook lets users click to report fake news

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Facebook on Thursday unveiled a tool that allows users to report fake news, a move aimed at stemming a wave of misinformation some claim influenced the 2016 US election.

12/12/2016 06:26

Sydney New Year fireworks to be live streamed on Facebook

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Sydney's famous New Year's Eve fireworks, which traditionally kick off the world's major celebrations, are set to be streamed live on Facebook for the first time, officials said on Monday.

29/11/2016 16:04

Stunned tech sector ponders future under Trump

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After disbelief, anger and grief, the US tech sector is looking to come to grips with the presidency of a man described by many of its leading lights as a «disaster» for innovation.

21/11/2016 17:40

Facebook announces 500 new jobs in «global hub» London

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Facebook on Monday became the latest US tech giant to announce new investment in Britain with hundreds of extra jobs but hinted its success depended on skilled migration after Britain leaves the European Union.

19/10/2016 12:13

Online sharing a treasure trove for snoops

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They show what we like, reveal who we've been with and flag where we are going. Social networks offer windows into people's lives, and exploiting those insights is big business -- with some sounding the alarm over the ever-growing intrusion from corporations and governments alike.

16/10/2016 07:51

New messaging apps gain traction in workplace

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Looking to break out of a «messy» email situation, the nonprofit group dosomething.org recently switched over to a new way of communicating among its far-flung teams.

12/10/2016 16:22

China to free up internet for those attending 2022 Olympics

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China's tough controls over the internet will be temporarily lifted for people attending the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, officials promised Wednesday.

09/10/2016 07:45

Tech giants race for edge in artificial intelligence

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Major technology firms are racing to infuse smartphones and other internet-linked devices with software smarts that help them think like people. Here are some of the offerings available.

11/07/2016 21:53

Families of US-Israeli victims sue Facebook over Palestinian attacks

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Israeli and American victims of Palestinian attacks sued Facebook Monday, claiming that the internet giant enables the militant Hamas group to use its platform and demanding $1 billion in damages.

17/06/2016 10:44

Facebook out to play at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016

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Facebook has come a long way since early days when «Farmville» players reached out to one another for help tending virtual acreage. But, the leading social network was very much in the game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) that ends Thursday in Los Angeles.

16/06/2016 10:54

Live-streaming of attacks a challenge for social media

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As more gruesome crimes and attacks show up on live online video, social media platforms are facing new challenges on preventing the spread of gruesome and horrific content.

31/03/2016 16:04

Silicon Beach: LA tech hub where the sun always shines

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Better known for its palm trees and celebrities, Los Angeles is also emerging as a tech hub, with its so-called Silicon Beach area offering a sun-kissed alternative to Silicon Valley.

20/10/2015 19:08

Irish court orders investigation into Facebook data transfers

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Ireland's High Court on Tuesday ordered the Irish data protection agency to examine whether to suspend the transfer of Facebook users' data from Europe to the United States.

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