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Facebook is rolling out Live video on desktops in response to user demand

Facebook has begun rolling out its Live video streaming feature on desktops. Previously only available on mobile, a select number of users can already use Facebook Live to stream from their desktops and laptops.
Social Media

Sandberg admits Facebook messed up handling of ‘Napalm Girl’ photo

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has expressed regret over her company’s oversight in regards to its removal of an iconic Vietnam War photo. She made the statement in a letter addressed to Norway's prime minister, who had criticized the move.
Social Media

Facebook and Twitter take steps to wipe the web of fake news

Facebook and Twitter are fed up with fake news, so much so that they've joined media giants such as the New York Times and CNN to tackle the proliferation of bogus stories, and on a wider scale to improve the overall quality of information…
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Teenage girl’s lawsuit against Facebook over naked photo to go ahead

Facebook has failed in its legal bid to stop a 14-year-old girl from suing the company over a naked image of her uploaded to the social network, described as a method of child abuse. The case will now proceed as a full trial.
Photography

Lawsuit contends photographing your own ballot shouldn’t land you in jail

Should you be allowed to take a photo of your own ballot? One lawsuit says yes, challenging a state law that prohibits photography at the polls. With no federal ban in place, several states have their own rules about photographing your…
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Why Facebook Co-Founder Dustin Moskovitz is donating $20 million to help Hillary Clinton

On Friday, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz wrote a Medium blog post entitled "Compelled to Act," in which he explained the impetus behind his family's decision to donate $20 million to help Democrats in the 2016 election.
Social Media

Facebook and Instagram are demanding this app change its name

Lawyers representing Instagram and its parent company Facebook are ordering British anti-littering app “Littergram” change its name. The app's owner now claims he has been issued a deadline by which to rebrand.
Mobile

Facebook Moments app now offers unlimited full-resolution photo storage

Facebook has updated its Moments photo-sharing app with a trio of new features including "joinable moments" aimed at helping you connect with non-users, and a new tab that lets you save an unlimited quantity of images.
Social Media

Facebook's Trending feed publishes 9/11 conspiracy article

Facebook’s recently automated Trending feed has made another blunder, this time showing users a fake news article about the September 11 attacks. The mishap comes just weeks after it published two unsuitable articles in quick succession.
Social Media

Facebook backtracks by reinstating iconic Vietnam War photo after censorship outrage

Facebook has reinstated an iconic image taken during the Vietnam War after repeatedly removing it for violating its restrictions on nudity. The move could set a precedent affecting the platform's approach to its Community Standards.
Cool Tech

Elon Musk still unsure how launchpad explosion of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket happened

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launchpad at Cape Canaveral in Florida. It's the second of the company's spacecraft to do so in the past two years, and could represent a significant setback for the private space…
Social Media

Facebook lets small businesses go global with international ad-targeting tools

Facebook has updated its international ad-targeting tools to make it easier for small businesses to reach customers globally. The company has also created a new marketing handbook for business users, and is hosting online business webinars.