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KLM using Facebook Messenger as social portal for boarding passes, customer service

Air travel can be a real pain, but Facebook wants to change that. Thanks to a new partnership between Facebook and Dutch airliner KLM, passengers can now opt to use Facebook Messenger to get their boarding passes and flight info.
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Ohio man arrested over parody of police department’s Facebook page

Man makes parody Facebook page about his local police department. Local police department finds it. Local police department doesn't like it. Man gets arrested. Man could go to prison for up to 18 months. Yes, this is happening now in Ohio.
Mobile

Facebook may be prepping a way to make in-store purchases through Messenger

Facebook Messenger allows you to send money to friends, but soon it could allow the same to stores, enabling for in-store purchases and putting it up against the likes of Apple Pay and Android Pay.
Computing

Silicon Valley’s fight for encryption goes global as France considers legislation

While Apple's spat with the F.B.I. continues, Silicon Valley giants are facing a new round of encryption debates in Europe, as a number of governments consider new law enforcement legislation.
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Facebook sorry for global Safety Check error after Pakistan bomb blast

Facebook's Safety Check feature is meant to offer reassurance to those with loved ones unlucky enough to be close to a calamitous event, but a glitch with the service following Sunday's bomb blast in Pakistan ended up spreading more worry…
Social Media

Facebook’s ‘On This Day’ feature now boasts 60 million daily visitors, 155 million subscribers

To mark the first anniversary of 'On This Day,' Facebook has announced the feature's impressive user figures. Additionally, the platform has tinkered with the tool using AI to filter out any unhappy moments from the selected posts it shows…
Computing

Oculus VR CEO reveals that the first Rift headset has shipped

The Oculus Rift seems like it's been in development forever. But that's not true, of course: we've just been really eager to get our hands on the final $600 consumer-based product. The company revealed on Thursday that the first unit has…
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Facebook’s latest test feature notifies you if someone is impersonating your account

Facebook is reportedly testing a new feature that will alert you when someone is suspected of impersonating your account by using your name and photo. The function is already available in 75 percent of the world, with plans for further…
Mobile

Facebook to follow WhatsApp and drop support for BlackBerry phones

Facebook is following in the footsteps of WhatsApp and some time this year will stop supporting BlackBerry phones. A BlackBerry executive said his team was "extremely disappointed" with Facebook's decision although it's now looking for a…
Social Media

Live from E! gets interactive with daily Facebook Live broadcasts

Cable network E! is launching its first Facebook Live talk show. Live From E! will be shot on an iPhone 6S Plus and live-streamed each weekday from the broadcaster's Facebook page, which currently boasts over 9 million likes.
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Zuckerberg talks business culture at China Development Forum despite Facebook ban

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg ditched his infamous grey t-shirt for a suit and flexed his Chinese alongside Alibaba Group Holding co. CEO Jack Ma onstage at the China Development Forum in Beijing.
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Facebook and Twitter are trying to acquire rights to stream live TV content

If Facebook and Twitter get their way, you’ll be able to stream live TV content via their social media platforms. The two companies are vying for rights to do so, according to a report from the New York Post.