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Woman killed by man she met through Facebook

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She believed she was going on a date with a man who helped orphans whom she met on Facebook: a horrible example of why we shouldn't meet with online strangers.

The social media network that's worst for bullying is...

Which Social Media Network is worst for bullying

We asked you which social network was the worst for bullying and you answered with gusto. But not as much gusto as 4Chan's /pol/ board. They got really, really, really excited about it.

Facebook head of AI wants to stop you from posting things you may later regret

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Facebook AI is on track to stop you from drunkenly posting photos of yourself at a party for all the world (and your mom, and your boss) to see.

Facebook launches keyword searching on past posts

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Time to scrub your Timeline of embarrassing stuff you might have shared publicly, before somebody Google-ishly pairs your name with blush-worthy terms on Facebook!

Man jailed after posting ex's topless photos to her employer's Facebook page

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Not just anywhere on Facebook, mind you: hiding behind a pseudonym, the man posted the photos to his ex's employer's page, and urged them to fire her. His one-year sentence comes from the first conviction under the revenge porn law California passed in October 2013.

Supreme Court quotes rap as it mulls Facebook free-speech case

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The Supreme Court is wrestling with violent Facebook postings and the notion that posting "rap lyrics" is therapy that kept a ranting guy from really killing.

Whatsapp now provides end-to-end encryption by default for messages


A new update to the Android version of WhatsApp includes an unexpected but pleasant surprise – end-to-end encryption that is enabled by default.

Would you allow access to Facebook at Work? [POLL]

What would you say to a variant of Facebook that you could use at work?

And not just *at* work, but *for* work?

Protect your teens: 7 apps and websites parents should be aware of

Protect your teens: 10 sites parents should be aware of

Teens and tweens are heading in droves to apps and social platforms where they can't bump into their dads. Here are 7 apps and websites you need to be aware of.

Facebook translates its privacy policy into plain English

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Facebook updated its privacy policy on Thursday, this time with an eye toward crystal-clear explanations in big fonts, bright colors and nice, short words.

Paedophile caught after targeted girl's father impersonates her on Facebook

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A paedophile was on bail waiting to be sentenced for a string of sex offences when he contacted what he thought was a 10-year-old girl, telling her she was "gorgeous" and that she should come to his home for "cuddles".

Government demands for Facebook user data soar by 24%

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Government requests for Facebook's user data rose by almost a quarter in the first half of 2014 compared with the second half of the previous year, according to the social network.

Facebook prowls the internet looking for your password

Facebook prowls the internet looking for your password

Facebook explains that it's keeping its eye out for credentials - email, password combinations - dropped on sites after data breaches, running them against its own users' credentials to see if password reuse is going to land its users in trouble.

Facebook: Dear DEA, please don't set up fake profiles to trap criminals

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Facebook CSO Joe Sullivan sent a letter to the DEA on Friday in which he explained how law enforcement agencies need to play by the same rules as the rest of us and not lie about who they are.

Is Facebook building a "Moments" app for ultra-private sharing?

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The company's reportedly putting the finishing touches on a separate app for composing intimate updates, designed to be an entirely different experience than what we have now: the kludgy toggling of the sharing settings on one composer interface in order to create both intimate content and blasted-out-to-the-universe Newsfeed updates.

Facebook meets with LGBT community over real-name policy

Facebook meets with LGBT community over real-name policy

After mounting protests, Facebook reps scheduled a meeting with San Francisco activists and city officials over its real-name policy, which many say discriminates against the LGBT community.

Facebook predator charged after posing as teenager to stalk girls online

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A 22-year-old man from New Jersey has been charged with stalking one teenage girl and soliciting sexually explicit photos from another via Facebook.

Facebook wants to know why you hate specific adverts

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Facebook's not happy to just let us hide ads anymore; now it wants to know why we hid a given ad so it can purge newsfeeds of super-cruddy ads.

Facebook tests Snapchat-like vanishing act for posts

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Faceboook's going Mission: Impossible, ephemeral-message on us, having confirmed that it's testing an auto-delete feature that will let users schedule their posts' demise.

How dare you use my camera! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's this week's 60 Second Security.

A week of news distilled into a swift minute of amusing but informative video...