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Should Police Be Allowed to Shame Suspects on Facebook?

Should Police Be Allowed to Shame Suspects on Facebook?

By Denise Lavoie | Jul 14
A driver mows down six mailboxes, slurs her words and tells police she has a lizard in her bra. Throw in a wisecracking police officer, and what do you get? A flippant post on Facebook, along with photos of the woman, and of course, her lizard.

Facebook Drone Could One Day Provide Global Internet Access

Facebook Drone Could One Day Provide Global Internet Access

Jul 4
A solar-powered drone backed by Facebook that could one day provide worldwide internet access has quietly completed a test flight in Arizona after an earlier attempt ended with a crash landing.

Number of People Using Facebook Reaches 2 Billion

Number of People Using Facebook Reaches 2 Billion

Jun 29
CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the new marker was reached early Tuesday and in a Facebook post said that he's proud of the role his company is playing in connecting people around the world.

Facebook Now Deleting 66K Posts a Week In Anti-Hate Campaign

Facebook Now Deleting 66K Posts a Week In Anti-Hate Campaign

Jun 28
Facebook said Tuesday that it deleted about 66,000 posts a week in the last two months as the social media giant cracks down on what it deems to be hate speech.

Facebook Wants to Nudge You into 'Meaningful' Online Groups

Facebook Wants to Nudge You into 'Meaningful' Online Groups

By Barbara Ortutay and Michael Liedtke | Jun 25
At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing.

Facebook Says Using AI to Fight Terrorism on Its Platform

Facebook Says Using AI to Fight Terrorism on Its Platform

Jun 16
Facebook says it's using artificial intelligence to help it combat terrorists' use of its platform.

German Court Denies Mother Access to Dead Daughter's FB Data

German Court Denies Mother Access to Dead Daughter's FB Data

May 31
A Berlin court has denied a mother access to her deceased daughter's Facebook data, ruling German privacy laws outweigh her parental rights.

Need Cash? Facebook Expands Personal Fundraising Tools

Need Cash? Facebook Expands Personal Fundraising Tools

May 28
Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses.

Suicide Online: Facebook Aims to Save Lives with New Actions

Suicide Online: Facebook Aims to Save Lives with New Actions

By Jeff Martin | May 13
Facebook is testing how computers can quickly identify posts where it's likely someone is expressing thoughts of suicide, and provide resources to the person even if someone on Facebook has not reported it yet.

Facebook Ramps Up Its Response to Violent Videos

Facebook Ramps Up Its Response to Violent Videos

By Barbara Ortutay | May 8
Facebook is stepping up its efforts to keep inappropriate and often violent material - including recent high-profile videos of murders and suicides, hate speech and extremist propaganda - off of its site.

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