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Have a question for the TSA? Now you can ask it on Facebook Messenger

The TSA started taking questions by way of Facebook Messenger on Thursday morning. It's the first federal agency to introduce a customer service platform on the social media site.
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Facebook to start testing in-app video downloads in India

Facebook is preparing to test an exclusive feature in India that will let users download videos on to its app over Wi-Fi to view offline at their discretion. The trial is due to be rolled out to a limited selection of users on July 11.

Facebook’s OpenCellular makes it easier to start your own mobile network

Facebook's OpenCellular, an open-source hardware and software initiative, aims to lower barriers to entry for small mobile providers in developing nations. It's part of the social network's broader initiative to extend internet access to…
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Facebook is a ‘monster’ that obstructs terror investigations, says Israel’s Interior Minister

Israel's Interior Minister has labeled Facebook a "monster" that is deterring terror investigations by not taking down extremist content from its platform. The damning allegations were made during a TV interview.
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Ex-Facebook employee says company ordered women to avoid ‘distracting clothing’

Former Facebook product manager Antonio Garcia Martinez has released a new book that details the "oppressive" conditions at the social network, particularly for female workers. Martinez worked at the company for two years before being…
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Facebook's Messenger platform now has quick replies, video support and more

Hot on the heels of news that Messenger now has 11,000 bots, Facebook has added a slew of features to the platform, including ratings and quick replies. The features should help improve user engagement with bots.
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No English? No problem: Facebook can translate posts into different languages

Facebook is testing a new feature that will allow you to automatically translate posts. Once translated, posts will display in their translated versions to those who don't speak the language of the original post.

11,000 bots now live on Facebook Messenger after just three months

Facebook launched bots on Messenger just three months ago, but developers are all over it. Over 11,000 bots have launched in that short period of time, but is anyone actually talking with the things?
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Don’t just like: Give. Facebook flips the switch on donate button for nonprofits

Facebook has launched a set of tools that allow you to raise money from your friends to donate to a registered non-profit charity of your choice. The feature will be rolled out to all U.S. users over the coming weeks.

RIP Paper: Facebook shreds its experimental, redesigned app for iOS

Facebook is shutting down Paper, its experimental attempt at a redesign of the Facebook app, which emphasized news reading and design. The app has been removed from the App Store, and was only available on the iPhone.
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Landmark privacy ruling in Belgium could end Facebook's European woes

Facebook has won an important legal battle in Belgium that allows it to continue to track the web activity of non-users of its social network. The country's data watchdog now plans to file a counter appeal against the social network.
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Facebook puts friends first in your feed thanks to transparent News Feed Values adoption 2:58

Facebook is making big adjustments to how it feeds your personal Facebook news feed, putting friends first, pushing out Spam, and pushing sponsored content down below what it believes you will find most relevant.