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Families Use Facebook to Search for Loved Ones After Fires

Families Use Facebook to Search for Loved Ones After Fires

By Andrew Dalton | Oct 12
The increasingly familiar ritual of posting heartfelt please for help in locating loved ones was seen with recent hurricanes Harvey, Rita and Maria and after last week's Las Vegas shooting.

False News of the Vegas Attack Spread on Google, Facebook

False News of the Vegas Attack Spread on Google, Facebook

By Ryan Nakashima | Oct 3
A story by pro-Trump political website "The Gateway Pundit" named an uninvolved person as the shooter, claiming the individual was "a far left loon" and "a Democrat who liked (MSNBC host) Rachel Maddow."

Facebook Tightens Ad Policies After 'Jew-Hater' Fiasco

Facebook Tightens Ad Policies After 'Jew-Hater' Fiasco

By Barbara Ortutay | Sep 24
Facebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like "Jew-haters" as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out.

UK Leader to Press Tech Companies to Block Extremists

UK Leader to Press Tech Companies to Block Extremists

Sep 22
Prime Minister Theresa May is urging internet companies to block the spread of extremist material, calling on social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google to develop technologies that will prevent content from being posted in the first place.

'Need Help': Harvey Victims Use Social Media When 911 Fails

'Need Help': Harvey Victims Use Social Media When 911 Fails

By Amanda Lee Myers | Aug 29
Desperate for help and unsure whether traditional rescue efforts will come through, Harvey victims are using social media to share maps of their location and photos of themselves trapped on rooftops and inside buildings.

AP Explains: Why Does A WWI General Merit A Trump Tweet?

AP Explains: Why Does A WWI General Merit A Trump Tweet?

Aug 20
President Donald Trump is being criticized once again for lauding the alleged tactics of Gen. John Pershing in dealing with Islamic extremists in the Philippines at the turn of the last century.

Facebook Fighting Court Order Over Law Enforcement Access

Facebook Fighting Court Order Over Law Enforcement Access

Jul 18
Facebook is fighting a court order that blocks the social media giant from letting users know when law enforcement investigators ask to search their online information, particularly their political affiliations and comments.

Australia Plans Law to Force Tech Giants to Decrypt Messages

Australia Plans Law to Force Tech Giants to Decrypt Messages

By Rod McGuirk | Jul 17
The Australian government on Friday proposed a new cybersecurity law to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by suspected extremists.

70-Year-Old YouTube Hit Redefining Beauty in South Korea

70-Year-Old YouTube Hit Redefining Beauty in South Korea

By Youkyung Lee | Jul 16
One of South Korea's hottest YouTube stars is a 70-year-old grandmother whose cool, undaunted style and hilarity are a breath of fresh air in a social media universe that exalts youth and perfect looks.

Facebook Drone Could One Day Provide Global Internet Access

Facebook Drone Could One Day Provide Global Internet Access

Jul 4
A solar-powered drone backed by Facebook that could one day provide worldwide internet access has quietly completed a test flight in Arizona after an earlier attempt ended with a crash landing.

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