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Irish privacy regulators confirm Facebook wiped facial recognition data in Europe

After regulators in Ireland and Germany took Facebook to court over its face recognition technology, the social network has backtracked and pulled the feature as well as promised to get rid of the data. The Irish and German DPC have…
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Facebook’s Connect outage begs the question, is the Internet too connected?

Facebook Connect took out all if not most Facebook integrated Websites and the issue sheds light on the inherent dangers of today's connected Internet. Did we put all out eggs in one basket too soon, or are we OK to depend on the social…
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Tumblr’s new notification feed: Is Tumblr trying to one-up Facebook?

Tumblr is now testing a new live notification feed in user's dashboards. While it seems pretty simple at first glance, is there something more to it than meets the eye?
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Video-sharing service Telly introduces My Telly to pull your eyeballs away from YouTube

Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube all want your eyeballs locked to their ecosystems when it comes to video. But Telly wants to be the one place you'll need for finding video you and your friends are sure to enjoy.
Mobile

LG has a new series of mobile phones all wrapped up, will reveal all soon (Updated)

LG has started teasing us about its plans for the near future, by adding a picture of a neatly wrapped present to its Facebook page, with the promise of a new series of mobile hardware coming soon.
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The Facebook Deactivation Agreement: Dad to pay daughter $200 to quit site for 5 months

A Massachusetts father has agreed to pay his daughter $200 if she stays off Facebook for at least five months. A contract drawn up by the pair shows that Paul Baier will take full control of his daughter's account, while the cash will be…
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Escort services using Facebook to recruit

Facebook is a haven for recruiters, even of the unwanted kind from escort services - including one looking for underaged girls to join its operations.
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If Facebook was a country, it’d be larger than China in three years

In less than four years, Facebook could end up being larger than any country on Earth, according to new analysis of the site's growth over the last five years. Are you ready for a New World Order where Mark Zuckerberg is in charge of…
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BangWithFriends is tacky, tawdry, and gross … but does it work?

BangWithFriends took the Internet by storm last week ... but mostly just suspended us in disbelief. Who would use this? Who needed it? Is it a joke? It is not, friends.
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Facebook makes it (slightly) easier to opt out of targeted ads

Facebook is finally getting on board with the AdChoices logo, an icon that alerts you when third party advertisers are using your browsing history to target content. Be on the lookout, it will roll out soon.
Mobile

Facebook reportedly developing a friend tracking app

Sources with Bloomberg report that Facebook is developing an app that will rival Apple's Find My Friends app for its ability to track your location.
Mobile

Cool new apps: Penultimate, Jam.it, Epic Citadel, Google Play Music, and more

BlackBerry 10 adopters are about to experience the joys of browsing through pages of apps and finding the best options for their new phone and OS. In the mean time, we've got the best apps and updates from the week, including Penultimate…