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Facebook Tells Thai Users Their Data Not Given to Government

PERSONAL TECH | May 14
Facebook is seeking to reassure Thai users that it safeguards their private data, after a series of arrests raised concerns the social network had failed to protect personal information from Thailand's military government.

Facebook Shows New Ways to Chat, Stream Video

PERSONAL TECH | By Brandon Bailey | Apr 14
Looking for new ways to engage with its audience, Facebook says people who use its Messenger chat service will soon be able to order flowers, shop for shoes and talk with a variety of businesses by sending them direct text messages.

Facebook Programs Computers to Describe Photos for the Blind

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Apr 9
Facebook is training its computers to become seeing-eye guides for blind and visually impaired people as they scroll through the pictures posted on the world's largest online social network.

Ebola Meth? Police Joke Nets At Least 1 Drug Arrest

PERSONAL TECH | By Nomaan Merchant | Mar 30
The joke has shown up on some police department Facebook pages: Anyone in possession of methamphetamine or other illegal drugs should stop by the police station for testing because the drugs might somehow contain Ebola.

German Competition Watchdog Opens Probe Against Facebook

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Jordans | Mar 3
Facebook's privacy rules are under fresh scrutiny in Germany after the country's competition watchdog said Wednesday it suspects the social networking site of abusing its dominant market position.

Facebook Employees Called Out for Erasing "Black Lives Matter" from Its Signature Wall

PERSONAL TECH | Feb 29
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is calling out his employees after someone erased the "Black Lives Matter" slogan from the signature wall at the company's headquarters.

Facebook's 'Like' Button Gets New Friends

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jasdanun | Feb 27
On Wednesday, Facebook started making "haha," ''angry" and three other responses available in the U.S. and the rest of the world.

Court: Facebook Can Be Sued in France in Nude Painting Case

PERSONAL TECH | By Philippe Sotto | Feb 13
Facebook lost a crucial legal battle Friday as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting.

Agencies Contend Facebook is Breaching French Privacy Laws

PERSONAL TECH | By Philippe Sotto | Feb 11
Two agencies contend Facebook is breaching privacy laws in France by tracking and using the personal data of more than 30 million users, as well as non-users who are browsing the Internet.

Kansas Lawmaker Says sharing Facebook Post 'In Bad Taste'

PERSONAL TECH | By John Hanna | Jan 10
A Kansas legislator said Thursday that he regrets sharing a post on Facebook that mocked Hispanics who speak accented English to make a derogatory comment about President Barack Obama.

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