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In this March 29, 2018, file photo the logo for social media giant Facebook, appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square.
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April 09, 2019 - 11:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook says it will use artificial intelligence to help find profiles of people who have died, so their friends and family members won't get, for instance, painful reminders about their birthday. The social network said Tuesday that it is also adding a "tributes" section to...
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Evan Sharp, Pinterest co-founder and chief product officer
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April 08, 2019 - 11:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pinterest, among a gaggle of tech companies planning to go public this year, hopes to raise as much as $1.5 billion in its initial offering of shares. The digital scrapbooking site said in a regulatory filing Monday that it will put about 75 million shares up for sale at a price...
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In this April 18, 2017 file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif.
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April 08, 2019 - 9:18 am
By Danica Kirka, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The U.K. unveiled plans on Monday to vastly increase government oversight of social media companies, with a first of its kind watchdog that could fine executives or even ban companies if they fail to block content such as terrorist propaganda or...
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Facebook is facing housing discrimination charges from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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March 28, 2019 - 5:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government charged Facebook with high-tech housing discrimination Thursday for allegedly allowing landlords and real estate brokers to systematically exclude groups such as non-Christians, immigrants and minorities from seeing ads for houses and apartments. The civil...
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In this March 13, 2019, file photo Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone in New York.
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March 27, 2019 - 1:38 pm
By Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is extending its ban on hate speech to prohibit the promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism. The company previously allowed such material even though it has long banned white supremacists. The social...
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A Facebook start page is shown on a smartphone in Surfside, Fla.
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March 21, 2019 - 4:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook left millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company acknowledged Thursday after a security researcher exposed the lapse . By storing passwords in readable plain text, Facebook violated fundamental computer-security practices. Those call for...
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March 20, 2019 - 3:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the company while it was happening? Facebook says no. According to its deputy general counsel, Chris Sonderby, none of the 200 or so people who watched the live video flagged it to...
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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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