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Algeria turns off the internet, blocks Facebook nationwide during student exams     – CNET
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Sorry Algeria, no Netflix and cheat for you.

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Facebook Will Harass You Mercilessly If You Try To Break Up
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schwit1 shares a summary from PJ Media: Breaking up with Facebook is apparently as difficult as breaking up with a bad boyfriend or girlfriend who won’t accept your decision. That’s the experience Henry Grabar of Slate had when he stopped signing on. He stopped logging in on June 6 and stayed off Facebook for ten […]

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Facebook May Ban Bad Businesses From Advertising
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Facebook will now let you file a complaint about businesses you’ve had a problem with if you bought something after clicking on one of their ads. If enough people complain about a business, it could lead to Facebook banning the company from running ads. The Verge reports: The new policy is rolling out globally starting […]

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Facebook says it gave ‘identical support’ to Trump and Clinton campaigns
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Facebook’s hundreds of pages of follow-ups to Senators make for decidedly uninteresting reading. Give lawyers a couple months and they will always find a way to respond non-substantively to the most penetrating questions. One section may at least help put a few rumors to rest about Facebook’s role in the 2016 Presidential campaigns, though of […]

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Facebook kept sharing users' friend data in special deals, report says     – CNET
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The deals extended access for some companies after Facebook cut off most app developers in 2015, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Facebook let select companies have “special access” to user data, per report
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Enlarge (credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) Facebook maintained secret deals with a handful of companies, allowing them to gain “special access to user records,” long after it cut off most developers’ access to such user data back in 2015, according to a new Friday report by the Wall Street Journal, citing court documents it did not publish […]

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Facebook privacy goof makes posts by 14 million users readable to anyone
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Facebook disclosed a new privacy blunder on Thursday in a statement that said the site accidentally made the posts of 14 million users public even when they designated the posts to be shared with only a limited number of contacts. The mixup was the result of a bug that automatically suggested posts be set to […]

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Facebook cuts down annoying ‘now connected on Messenger’ alerts
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“‘You Are Now Connected On Messenger’ Is The Worst Thing On Facebook” BuzzFeed’s Katie Notopoulos correctly pointed out in a story yesterday. When you friend someone on Facebook or Messenger, or an old friend joins Messenger, you often get one of these annoying notifications. They fool you into thinking someone actually wants to chat with […]

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Facebook shared data with Chinese telecom Huawei, raising US government security concerns
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Concerns around Facebook’s recently revealed data sharing relationship with some device makers just took a turn for the worse. The practice, first revealed over the weekend, is now confirmed to have included relationships with Chinese companies Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo and TCL, according to The New York Times. Given that the U.S. government has longstanding national […]

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