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India’s ban of Facebook’s Free Basics over net neutrality has ripple effect 2:37

India's decision to essentially ban Facebook's "Internet Lite" program, Free Basics, is having a ripple effect across the globe due to its implications on net neutrality.
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Facebook ordered to stop tracking non-users in France within three months

The French data protection authority has ordered Facebook to stop tracking non-users’ Web activity without their consent within three months or face fines. The issue concerns Facebook's use of cookies to gather data, which is then…
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Facebook just banned medical marijuana dispensary pages

Looking for medical marijuana? Take your search off Facebook. According to local reports in New Jersey, a state that has legalized the sale of cannabis for medical purposes, the social media giant has begun deleting dispensary pages,
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Facebook update did not intentionally disable Crypter encryption app, company says 1:15

Crypter, an encryption tool that lets you secure Facebook messages, was rendered unusable after an update. While Crypter speculates it was intentionally blocked, Facebook says the problem lies within Crypter's code.
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We’re not sure if #BeforeFacebookI makes us want to laugh or cry

While Facebook is celebrating its 12th birthday on Friends Day, others are remembering back to a time before the social network ruled (or ruined) their lives, with comedic results.
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Facebook users have 3.5 degrees of separation from one another, data shows

It's not a milestone, but Facebook is bringing a lot of attention to its 12th birthday. Its research team released data that shows how close Facebook users are to one another. Plus, custom Friends Day video and #BeforeFacebookI.
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Facebook celebrates 12th birthday with Friends Day videos, faces plenty of media snark 2:55

Facebook is celebrating its 12th birthday as some media outlets take shots at the social media network, Apple is giving Android users a feature it doesn't allow its own iPhone customers, and a new app serves up a fresh Spotify…
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Facebook will have 5 billion users by 2030 predicts Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg claims that 5 billion users will be on Facebook by 2030. The announcement comes as the social network celebrates its 12th anniversary by emphasising its role in helping people create friendships online.
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Facebook reveals extensive list of things you care about — and some of it is outright strange

As part of the launch of its Audience Optimization Tool, Facebook has publicly made available the complete list of users' interests on its platform. From emotions to celebrities, find out all the random things millions of people like on the…
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Facebook is planning a ride-sharing feature for its Events pages

A patent application filed by Facebook reveals that the social network wants to introduce a ride-sharing feature to its Events pages. The update will allow users to find and share rides with other attendees of the same event.
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How Facebook is profiting off the 2016 presidential election

By November of this year, one candidate will have won the 2016 presidential election, many will have lost, and Facebook will have profited. American elections, which continue to grow more expensive, have learned the power of social media.
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3G internet just arrived for Myanmar farmers, but they've had Facebook for ages

While Google and Twitter might vie for users in the West, in Myanmar no one has even heard of it. They're Facebook users through and through and have had active accounts well before they had access to 3G internet.