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  1. Business - Companies

    Facebook, Zuckerberg plan to sell 70m shares

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 02:58am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Facebook, Zuckerberg plan to sell 70m shares Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, is selling shares to help pay taxes, joining the company and some other shareholders in an offering worth about US$3.9 billion. About 27 million shares would be offered by Facebook and almost 43 million shares were being sold by stockholders, including 41,350,000 shares ...

  2. News - World - INTERNET

    Facebook lifts ban on decapitation videos

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 10:05am by Reuters in San Francisco

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Social network allows content with graphic violence if users ‘condemn’ them Facebook has surreptitiously resumed allowing decapitation videos to be posted on its ... “Facebook has long been a place where people turn to share their experiences, particularly when they’re connected to controversial events on the ground, such as human rights abuses, acts ...

  3. News - World - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Facebook about-turn as video of beheading is removed

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 10:16am by AFP

    ... Facebook pulls gory video of beheading Facebook has removed a beheading video from the social network following outrage over its lifting of a ban on gory images. The about-turn comes as Facebook seeks to balance the diverse sensitivities of its billion-plus members with a desire to be a platform for free speech and real-world news stories. "People turn to Facebook to share ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Facebook has a moral duty to police the posting of violent videos

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 01:22am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Facebook's moral duty Facebook has become an integral part of life for many of its 1.15 billion users. A decision by the company to reimpose a ban on the posting ... morality issues are involved. Social media, given its prevalence and role, should follow the same example. The test is one of offensiveness. Facebook has been inconsistent in this regard, tightly ...

  5. News - World - INTERNET

    New setting leaves nowhere to hide for Facebook's one billion users

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco New setting leaves nowhere to hide Facebook is ending a feature that allowed users to hide from the social network's billion-plus members. The feature will be removed from November 11, meaning that someone looking for another Facebook user can more easily find that person. "The setting was created when Facebook was a simple ...

  6. News - World - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Facebook removes teen restrictions, allowing them to share with everyone

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 08:39pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Francisco Ability to share posts with everyone on the internet raises fears of exploitation Facebook removes restrictions on teens Facebook is now allowing teenagers to share their posts on the social network with anyone on the internet, raising the risks of minors leaving a digital trail that could lead to trouble. The change affects Facebook users ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Teens sharing less but learning more from Facebook, study finds

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Facebook use among teens shifts, study finds Social networking site Facebook is losing its popularity as a communication tool among Hong Kong teenagers ... that 52 per cent of those polled used Facebook less this year compared with last year. Only 10 per cent said their usage had increased. However, most youngsters said they would continue to use ...

  8. News - World - INTERNET

    Facebook's Zuckerberg buys homes next door to protect his privacy

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Facebook founder buys homes next door, and privacy He made his fortune by persuading over a billion people to share their lives online, but when it comes to protecting his own privacy Mark Zuckerberg appears to spare no expense: the Facebook founder has reportedly spent US$30 million buying four houses that surround his own home in California. Zuckerberg acted after ...

  9. News - China Insider - CENSORSHIP

    'Is Facebook real?' China's internet users ask in frustration as Iran lifts its ban

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 11:02am by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com China, along with North Korea, is among the few countries which still block Facebook and Twitter China’s online community brimmed with disappointment- if not despair-  on Tuesday after online media reported that Iran had granted its citizens access to Facebook and Twitter. Both sites had been walled off from Iranian users since 2009. This leaves China, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology

    FTC to scrutinise new Facebook facial recognition feature

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 01:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco US officials will examine changes to Facebook’s privacy policy to determine whether they violate a 2011 agreement with federal regulators, a Federal Trade ... regulators would study the changes as part of the government’s oversight of Facebook’s privacy practices, which began in 2011 after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg apologised for privacy missteps ...




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