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Facebook in dispute with Germany over data requests as part of criminal inquiries

Facebook is in hot water in Germany after politicians and security officials accused the company of withholding critical data during criminal investigations. The company denies the allegations, but could face tougher measures in the future.
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Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi service for developing markets debuts in India

Facebook Wi-Fi is now available in India thanks to the company’s new paid internet service, launched in collaboration with local telecoms providers. A pilot version of the Express Wi-Fi program is currently live in the country.
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A crash course in how to make your own memes

Memes are truly an important part of Internet culture. Here's how you can make one yourself - just remember, with great power comes great responsibility.
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NBC jumping on the Snapchat train with original content for some shows

NBC will be capitalizing on Snapchat's popularity by producing original content for some of its hit programs like The Voice, SNL and The Tonight Show, exclusively for SnapChat users.
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Federal Trade Commission cracking down on nondisclosed celebrity ads

It's fine with the Federal Trade Commission if celebrities are paid to endorse products, as long as it's absolutely clear they're being compensated. Putting #ad at the end of a Tweet won't cut it, nor will a mere mention in a Youtube…
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Weekly Rewind: The next moonshot, quantum computer duets, stateside Skodas

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
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Can’t find any GIFs of the Olympics? That’s because they’re banned

The IOC has placed a ban on GIFs and Vines of the Rio Olympics. Media companies will not be able to share the visual clips on social media, and the public is not permitted to broadcast livestreams from the games.
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Facebook taps team behind Eyegroove app to make your videos more musical

Facebook has hired the team behind Eyegroove, a video app that offered SoundCloud integration, allowing users to create their very own music videos. The app itself has now been shut down as a result of the buyout.
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Snapchat-style selfie filters being tested during Olympics may be coming to Facebook

Facebook users in Brazil and Canada will see a new option when they open the app starting Friday. The social media giant is testing a Snapchat-like selfie camera that automatically turns on when a user begins a status update from…
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10 comedians you should be watching live-stream on Facebook

Facebook Live is a global live-streaming phenomenon, and no one is using it to interact with fans quite like comedians. This list brings together the most frequent (and funniest) live-streamers on Facebook that are sure to make you laugh.
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Ikea pokes fun at Instagram food porn obsession in new ad

For rather obvious reasons, Instagram wasn’t around in the 18th century. If it were though, this is likely what it would look like, complete with painter, horse-drawn carriage and a butler to present your 'likes.'
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Pinterest to integrate video into its visual search tools

Pinterest is building a native video player and updating its visual search tools to work on videos, making it easier than ever to find and watch clips on the service. The updates will be launched in the coming months.