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Ian Bush
July 10, 2018 - 7:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Facebook wants to be your virtual fitting room. The social networking site is testing ads that use selfies to help pitch products. Designer Michael Kors thinks augmented reality ads make sense for selling sunglasses. While scrolling through your feed, users can click...
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Ian Bush
July 09, 2018 - 3:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A data breach of a social media app has exposed the personal data of more than 20 million people. Officials from the Timehop app said names, email addresses and some phone numbers were stolen in the July 4 attack on its network . It said no private messages, stored...
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Facebook Declaration of Independence
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July 05, 2018 - 6:01 pm
(CNN) -- Facebook's policies for censoring hate speech have again come under fire after the social media giant labeled a passage from the Declaration of Independence as hate speech. Facebook apologized to a Texas newspaper on Tuesday for deleting its post that included the passage. The Liberty...
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In less than three days, a California couple raised over $3 million through Facebook to help reunite undocumented families that have been separated at the border.
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June 20, 2018 - 11:41 am
By Amanda Jackson, CNN (CNN) -- In less than five days, a California couple has raised nearly $10 million -- and counting -- through Facebook to help reunite undocumented families that have been separated at the border. Charlotte and Dave Willner were inspired to start the campaign when they saw...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan
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June 12, 2018 - 11:47 am
By David Crary, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Fueled by a surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in 2017 topped the $400 billion mark for the first time, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns. The...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
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June 06, 2018 - 12:56 pm
By Gerry Shih, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Chinese phone maker Huawei said Wednesday it has never collected or stored Facebook user data, after the social media giant acknowledged it shared such data with Huawei and other manufacturers. Huawei, a company flagged by U.S. intelligence officials...
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Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson
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June 05, 2018 - 9:55 am
By Gene Johnson, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Monday sued Google and Facebook, saying the companies failed to maintain information about political advertising as required by state law. Washington law requires the companies to maintain information about...
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Facebook is taking action in the wake of the Russia investigation
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Tim Jimenez
June 04, 2018 - 7:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Facebook, which has been under the microscope for how it handles user information, has been sharing data with cell phone makers according to a new report. The New York Times reveals, for the last decade or so, that Facebook has played "let's make a deal" with dozens...
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Ohio police offer to test residents' meth for Zika
Gratis Police Department
May 30, 2018 - 10:23 am
By Janet DiGiacomo, CNN (CNN) -- In a recent Facebook post, the Gratis, Ohio, Police Department issues a warning and makes an offer: "WARNING: If you have recently purchased Meth in Preble, Montgomery, Darke or Butler Counties it may be contaminated with the Zika Virus. Please bring it to the...
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Google is the most valuable brand in the world. Alibaba and Tencent are also in the top 10 ranking.
May 28, 2018 - 10:45 pm
By: Alanna Petroff (CNN Money) - - A new list of the world's most valuable brands is out, and China has claimed two of the top spots for the first time. Alibaba has joined the top 10, alongside Chinese tech group Tencent, as well as stalwarts such as Google and Apple. Ranked at No. 9., Jack Ma's...
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