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The logo of social networking site Facebook is reflected on the screen of a smartphone resting on a laptop keyboard.
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Tim Jimenez
March 14, 2019 - 7:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Facebook family of apps are mostly back up and running again after a major outage left users in the dark for much of Wednesday. The company had to go on Twitter to communicate about the outage with users. We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble...
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March 13, 2019 - 2:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue. According to downdector.com, which monitors websites, the outages started around 12 p.m. E.T. on Wednesday in parts of the U.S., including the East...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2016, file photo, new features of Messenger are displayed during the keynote address at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco.
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March 12, 2019 - 8:17 pm
(AP) — Facebook, already the leader in enabling you to share photos, videos and links, now wants to be a force in messaging, commerce, payments and just about everything else you do online. The company's ambitions harken to how WeChat has become the centerpiece of digital lifein China, where people...
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In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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March 07, 2019 - 9:57 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After building a social network that turned into a surveillance system, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's shifting his company's focus to messaging services designed to serve as fortresses of privacy. Instead of just being the network that connects everyone, Facebook wants...
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Tim Jimenez
March 07, 2019 - 8:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerburg says changes are coming, and the focus will be on users' privacy, in a long post called "A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking." Zuckerberg says the way things are going, a lot more people are gravitating...
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Dreamstime
March 04, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A California court recently decided whether the police have the right to make you open your cell phone — with your face. California police wanted to access Facebook Messenger communications as part of an investigation, so...
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Three online video channels designed to appeal to millennials have collected tens of millions of views on Facebook since September.
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February 18, 2019 - 12:42 pm
By Donie O'Sullivan, Drew Griffin, Curt Devine and Atika Shubert, CNN (CNN) -- Three online video channels designed to appeal to millennials have collected tens of millions of views on Facebook since September. But the pages pushing the videos do not disclose that they are backed by the Russian...
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Kristen Johanson
February 04, 2019 - 7:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jurors will be back in court Tuesday to decide the fate of a Philadelphia man prosecutors call a "predator" of transgender women. Matthew White, 34, is accused of targeting and robbing transgender escorts and killing one's boyfriend two years ago. The defense say he...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo shows the Facebook app icon on an iPhone in New York. Apple says it has banned a Facebook-made app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their data.
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January 30, 2019 - 8:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. In doing so, Apple closed off Facebook's efforts to sidestep Apple's app store and its tighter rules on privacy. The tech blog TechCrunch reported...
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Kristen Johanson
January 28, 2019 - 8:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The trial of a man accused of murdering another and preying on transgender women began Monday, and authorities say they linked him to the crime through Facebook. Prosecutors say Matthew White shot and killed Barry Jones, the boyfriend of a transgender woman who worked...
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