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Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend deleted Facebook after attack

The girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock deleted her Facebook account just hours after the mass shooting, according to search warrants unsealed on Friday. While Marilou Danley was in the Philippines at the time of the massacre, investigators said ...

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Why it’s okay to like Facebook

Everyone’s social media “Frenemy,” Facebook, recently made waves when co-founder — and the man made famous for changing the way musicians didn’t get paid — Sean Parker claimed that Facebook was built to exploit human vulnerability. But before everyone starts ...

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Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Focus on What Friends and Family Share

“When people are engaging with people they’re close to, it’s more meaningful, more fulfilling,” said David Ginsberg, director of research at Facebook. “It’s good for your well-being.” Facebook has been under fire for months over what it shows people and ...

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Meghan Markle deletes Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts

Meghan Markle just got less social. The future bride of Prince Harry deactivated her Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts Tuesday— about a month and a half after announcing her engagement to the British royal. She decided to delete her social ...

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Facebook Job Ads Raise Concerns About Age Discrimination

Several experts questioned whether the practice is in keeping with the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, which prohibits bias against people 40 or older in hiring or employment. Many jurisdictions make it unlawful to “aid” or “abet” ...

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State of the Art: Facebook Conceded It Might Make You Feel Bad. Here’s How to Interpret That.

Then came 2017. The concerns over social-media-born misinformation and propaganda during last year’s presidential race were one flavor of this worry. Another is what Facebook might be doing to our psychology and social relationships — whether it has addicted us ...

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Facebook Says Little Evidence of Russian Meddling in ‘Brexit’ Vote

“Over all, I think the Russian activity during Brexit seems to have been minimal,” said an author of the study, Prof. Philip Howard of the Oxford Internet Institute, which studies online propaganda. “The real source of misinformation about the Brexit ...

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Trilobites: Tracking Dolphins With Algorithms You Might Find on Facebook

The method she and her collaborators developed worked in steps. First, a detection program scanned through years of audio recordings and pulled out all segments with dolphin clicks. Their algorithm then carved these segments into five-minute blocks, generating an average ...

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Facebook debuts new Messenger app for kids 6 and up

Facebook announced they are launching a Messenger app for children as young as 6 years old. The app, Messenger for Kids, will allow parents to have control over who their child chats or video calls with, as the app will ...

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Facebook Has a New Messaging App Aimed at Those 13 and Under

Yet Facebook is bracing for what will likely be a skeptical — if not outright hostile — response for creating a product specifically for children. Many parents are already concerned about the amount of screen time children spend with smartphones ...

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