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Facebook still accessible in Thailand despite government threat
May16

Facebook still accessible in Thailand despite government threat

Facebook remains accessible to millions of users in Thailand after government in that country backtracked on threats to ban the social media website. The earlier threat came as a result of some videos that violate lese majeste laws, which prevent the country’s royal family from criticism. Angered by the “illicit” posts as well as content, the government then issued a 10:00 am deadline, which expired today for the controversial pages...

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Facebook Group admins can now screen prospective members through questionnaires
May13

Facebook Group admins can now screen prospective members through questionnaires

Facebook Group admins now have more power to screen prospective members. If you are a Group admin, Facebook says you can now add new members by establishing up to three questions for them to answer. It means you now have the power to screen potential members to ensure they are the right people you want in your Group. As TechCrunch reports, the new update has already been rolled out to every group admins globally, and will help make...

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Facebook rolls out cards, stickers and flowers to celebrate Mother’s Day
May12

Facebook rolls out cards, stickers and flowers to celebrate Mother’s Day

Mothers are irreplaceable—they occupy special place in our hearts. That’s why Facebook wants this year’s Mother’s Day to be one to be remembered for a long time. If you feel like you owe it to your mum to show how much you appreciate her love and care towards you these past years; then you will love the special purple flower reaction popping up on Facebook. To make this year’s Mother’s Day an unforgettable one, Facebook has added...

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Facebook Express Wi-Fi now commercially available in India
May04

Facebook Express Wi-Fi now commercially available in India

Facebook Express Wi-Fi, which went live in India last November, has now been commercially launched in the country. Facebook said it’s making the service commercially available to people in partnership with Bharti Airtel, one of the leading telecom firms in the country. Bharti Airtel, according to TechCrunch, has concluded plans to bring additional 20,000 hotspots online starting from the next couple of months. The social media giant...

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Facebook denies targeting unstable people
May02

Facebook denies targeting unstable people

Facebook has debunked reports making the rounds that it was deliberately targeting the young and unstable in a bid to please advertisers. The report, published by The Australian, claimed to have stumbled upon a new document outlining how the social media behemoth can target “moments when young people need a confidence boost.” In a swift response [well, it took at least 48 hours from the day the report was published], Facebook has...

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Facebook alleged to have targeted young and unstable people in its data collation
May01

Facebook alleged to have targeted young and unstable people in its data collation

A new document has outlined how Facebook can target “moments when young people need a confidence boost,” reports The Australian. According to the report, Facebook is said to be using advanced algorithm to identify and exploit Australians as young as 14 years of age with the aim of allowing them to be targeted by advertisers. The algorithm helps advertisers to target them [children as young as 14] when they are at the most vulnerable...

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