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Instagram isn’t going chronological, but it is changing how feeds work

Despite persistent rumors, Instagram is not going back to chronological order. However, it is introducing a new feature that will make give users more control over their feeds.
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After data scandal, Zuckerberg promises to ‘do better for you’ in newspaper ads

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took out full-page ads in U.S. and U.K. newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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With Willow Village, Facebook moves from digital communities to real ones

Do you love Facebook? Well, how would you like to live in the town that Zuckerberg built? Facebook thinks you do because the company has began work on a residential community known as Willow Village.
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Social Feed: Regrams join Stories, YouTube bans guns, Pinterest expands shopping

In case you were too busy watching the Facebook privacy scandal, here's the social media news you might have missed, including a potential "regram" option inside Instagram Stories inside Friday's Social Feed.
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Craigslist, Reddit prep for legal woes from FOSTA sex-trafficking bill

Preparing for censorship, Craigslist and Reddit buckle down as the controversial FOSTA bill heads to the White House for President Trump's signature. Based on the bill's wording, all unsuspecting websites will face legal woes.
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Facebook was always too busy selling ads to care about your personal data

Facebook sold four billion dollars in ad revenue last year. Ultimately, the Cambridge Analytica scandal happened because Facebook has always cared more about selling ads than protecting your personal data.
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Instagram is messing with the news feed again, and more changes are coming

Instagram feed look different? That's because Instagram is now moving recent posts further up the feed. The company says it will be making news feed changes over the next few months, along with testing a refresh button.
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South Korea fines Facebook $300K for allegedly throttling its services

The Korea Communications Commission determined that Facebook intentionally throttled its services while negotiating fees with South Korean ISPs, breaking one of the local laws. Facebook says it can't guarantee service.
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Social (Net)Work: How does social media influence democracy?

Social media creates a platform for speaking up and sharing information, but that same platform makes possible fake news, spam bots, and “information cocoons.” We asked three experts to weigh in on how social media influences democracy.
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Zuckerberg releases first statement on Cambridge Analytica, vows more security

After several days of silence, Mark Zuckerberg finally addressed the Cambridge Analytica controversy, outlining a detailed timeline of events, and pledging that Facebook will do better in the future.
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Have a big group chat? Messenger adds admin tools and links for groups

Messenger group chats just got a bit easier to manage. Facebook now allows users to create chat administrators with the power to add and remove users, along with the new option to invite users via a link.
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Can’t quit Facebook? You can protect yourself without deleting your account

If the recent Cambridge Analytica hack worries you but you're not prepared to give up Facebook entirely, there are a few ways you can go about protecting your personal data. Here we outline some changes you can implement right now.