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Friday, March 24, 2017
  

Facebook says its data shouldn’t be used for surveillance

Facebook wants people to know that it doesn’t want its data used for surveillance. The world’s largest social network updated its developer policies Monday to make it clear that its data should not...

Facebook Messenger takes on Snapchat with new feature

The competition between Facebook and Snapchat keeps heating up. On Thursday, Facebook released a new feature for its messaging app that lets users add visual effects, frames and art to photos and...

Pinterest acquires Jelly, a Q&A startup created by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone

Pinterest said Wednesday that it is acquiring Jelly, a search engine that lets users ask questions and crowdsource answers. The San Francisco tech firm declined to disclose the price of the acquisition...

You might use Tinder, but are you elite enough for Tinder Select?

The VIP section at the club. The “black” American Express card. The private jet. All are symbols of being one of the elites, if you will, in the world. You can...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to give Harvard commencement speech

Facebook CEO and Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg is headed back to the university on May 25 to deliver the commencement speech to this year’s graduating class. Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook in a Harvard...

Facebook calls cops on BBC journalists investigating company’s handling of child porn

In a move being called “extraordinary,” Facebook called the cops on BBC journalists who provided examples of child porn they found on the social network. The BBC, which wrote an article with...

Snap shares plummet, marking first selling wave since IPO

Shares of Snap nose-dived on Monday,  losing more than 12 percent in a single trading day, marking the first setback for the fledgling owner of the popular Snapchat social networking app. The shares...

Facebook combats fake news with new warning label

Don’t believe everything you read on Facebook. The Menlo Park tech firm has started rolling out a new warning label for news stories that are “disputed” by a  third-party fact checker such...

Twitter gets more proactive, steps up efforts to curb online abuse

Twitter said Wednesday that it’s taking more steps to combat online harassment by not only making it easier for the users to filter out what they don’t want to see but...

Facebook adds suicide prevention tools for live video and Messenger

Facebook wants to help prevent suicide in real time. On Wednesday, the tech firm said that it was adding new tools so users could report a video in which someone is live...

President Trump’s speech set Twitter record with 3 million tweets

For someone who loves to use Twitter to get his messages out, President Donald Trump will probably be pleased with how busy people were tweeting about his speech before Congress Tuesday night. Twitter...

Snapchat is getting more popular with older Americans as battle with Instagram heats up

Snapchat is all the rage among teens, but it turns out more American parents are also jumping on the social media bandwagon. The ephemeral messaging app, which allows users to capture short...

Tweeter-in-chief: How campaign staffers tried to keep Trump’s tweeting under control

President Donald Trump won’t stop tweeting even after he was elected to office, but tweaking his media diet could be the key to keeping his social media habits under control. Six former...

Facebook in talks with MLB to live stream games, report says

Can Facebook step up its game when it comes to live streaming sports? The tech firm is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the upcoming...

Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto includes idea for tackling nudity, violence and other inappropriate content

Facebook landed in hot water last year for taking down an iconic Vietnam war photo showing a naked girl running from a napalm attack and deactivating the social media accounts of Korryn...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey buys $7 million in company stock

Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey showed some love for the tech firm on Valentine’s Day by purchasing about $7 million of the company’s shares, regulatory filings posted on Tuesday show.#LoveTwitter...

Twitter reverses one new safety rule, admits misstep

In a fresh stumble for Twitter, the social network has abruptly reversed one of its safety rules to combat bullies and abusive behavior. The difficulties began when Twitter issued a recent notice that...

Facebook is rolling out a video app for television

Watch more Facebook videos on your television? Yes, there’s going to be an app for that. The social media giant, which has been making bigger bets on video, said Tuesday that it was...

Google software engineer creates Trump-tweet stock bot to help investors and raise money for...

Trump tweets, you score. That’s the rationale behind a bot, created by Google lead software engineer Max Braun, that monitors Twitter for presidential tweets about publicly traded companies, then buys or short-sells...

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey plans to continue being a dual CEO as tech firm struggles

Twitter’s stock took another big hit on Thursday, but CEO Jack Dorsey doesn’t plan to stop juggling two jobs anytime soon. Dorsey, who is also CEO of mobile payment service Square, was...