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  1. News - World - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Facebook takes aim at users selling guns after safety advocacy campaign

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Social network to block minors from seeing pages, posts involving private sales of firearms Facebook takes aim at users who sell guns Facebook is taking aim at people who are using its social network or the Instagram photo-sharing platform to sell guns. Under pressure from gun safety advocates, Facebook will block members under 18 years ...

  2. News - World - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Despite chatter, Facebook not down and out with teens yet

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:11am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Social network battles to stay relevant as youth spread their love to rivals Facebook not down and out with teens yet Owen Fairchild doesn't hang out at Facebook as much as he did when he was younger. It is not that he and his friends are abandoning the social network. They are spreading their love to rival networks like Twitter, ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - World - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Other social media firms back Facebook in privacy court battle

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Other tech firms and civil liberties groups back fight over police warrant seeking data Support for Facebook in battle over net privacy Facebook's battle ... Kickstarter, Meetup, and Tumblr said on Monday they were seeking to join the clash on Facebook's side. The New York Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union also said they were ...

  7. News - World - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Law student seeks a billion Facebook users to join class-action lawsuit

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 01:38am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Vienna Facebook users invited to join lawsuit Austrian law student Max Schrems has appealed to a billion Facebook users around the world to join a class-action lawsuit against Facebook's alleged violations of its users' privacy, stepping up a years-long data-protection campaign. Schrems, a thorn in Facebook's side who has a pending European Court of Justice case ...

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    Trial starts in patent infringement case against Facebook

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Alexandria, Virginia Patent case against Facebook begins Facebook infringed on patents held by a Dutch computer programmer who tried to launch a similar site called "Surfbook" more than a decade ago, according to a lawsuit heard by a jury on Wednesday. The civil trial is underway in US District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, where social media giant Facebook ...

  9. News - China Insider - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Will the Chinese Communist Party become social media’s ‘most followed’?

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:37pm by Chris Luo

    ... to the public pages on Facebook. Businesses, celebrities and news media make up the majority of public accounts on the platform. This has prompted some to wonder if the party’s account could potentially become the most popular in China – and by some distance. Unlike social media platforms outside the country, such as Twitter and Facebook, WeChat does not publish the number of followers to its ...

  10. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    They ban it from citizens, but Chinese officials are active on Facebook

    Posted May 18th 2014, 01:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China’s Communist authorities ban their own people from accessing major global social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. But when ... to Facebook, the world’s most-popular social network. China’s Internet users, who now number 618 million, have been blocked from using it since 2009. But the city’s “Modern Marco Polo” competition-- ...




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