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Facebook Privacy: 25 Things The Social Network Knows About You

Facebook has 1.393 billion active monthly members from across the world. And Facebook knows a surprising amount about us – information we willingly volunteer. This isn’t just basic details like name, age, and education: some of these things are very personal. Show More Summary

Facebook now allows custom gender options

Facebook now allows its users to enter any term they want to describe their gender, and also indicate how they’d like to be addressed. The social network previously offered a list of gender identities to choose from, but now allows users to add their own preferred terms. Show More Summary

Facebook Shares Its Design Secrets in the Apple App Store

Facebook is releasing a new iPhone app through the Apple App Store, but it’s not for everyone. It’s for the world’s software designers. This morning, the social networking giant unloaded an app-ified version of Origami, the primary design...Show More Summary

Facebook updates feature for suicide prevention

Facebook began rolling out a feature update Wednesday that aids suicide prevention. The updated tool lets users flag content on both the desktop and mobile version of the social network that they find concerning. If a Facebook friend...Show More Summary

Twitter says it tripled the number of staff handling abuse reports within 6 months

Twitter has a rampant abuse and trolling problem — even its CEO knows it. But the social network claims it has made some big strides to mend this issue Twitter says it now receives five times as many abuse reports than it did six months...Show More Summary

Google exec hints at Photos, Hangouts and G+ split

Rumors have long suggested that Google might separate the parts of Google+ that people have been most interested in -- photos and messaging / Hangouts -- away from the social network's main stream. Now it appears that Sundar Pichai agrees with that v...

Facebook's new gender options let you choose anything you want

Facebook is now giving users unlimited possibilities when it comes to gender identity The social network updated its site Thursday with a new custom field in profiles' gender section. The field allows users to type in anything they want. See...Show More Summary

Facebook Allows Users to Add Their Own Gender Identities

Facebook added 58 custom gender options for its users last February, and the social network announced No. 59 Thursday, offering a free-form field for them to populate as they see fit. The new option was revealed in a Facebook Diversity...Show More Summary

Facebook Finally Stops Trying To Restrict What Gender You Can Choose

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A little over a year ago, Facebook finally did away with its highly restrictive gender options. (It was male, female, or nothing.) But instead of being open-ended, the social network would still only let you choose from among a list of 56 options. Show More Summary

What We Can Learn From the Social Networks of Tomorrow

The internet is a rapidly changing landscape. Although Facebook and Twitter are relatively old compared to most other forms of social media, their downfall has been predicted by many. There are several characteristics of newer social...Show More Summary

Facebook Enhances Suicide-Prevention Tools

Facebook teamed up with Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention on a suite of tools to help users of the social network report posts that might signal thoughts of suicide. Forefront is an interdisciplinary organization based inShow More Summary

Facebook is adding a new feature to help with suicide prevention in the US

Facebook is rolling out a new mechanism to help combat suicide in the US. This means that posts on the social networking site that appear to be suicidal will trigger a series of notifications offering help. The announcement, made inShow More Summary

Facebook’s Bug Bounty program paid $1.3 million last year, with Oculus and Moves now included

Facebook has announced that it paid 321 hackers worldwide last year over $1 million to help spot security flaws in the social network’s software. That brings the total amount of money awarded since the program started in 2011 to over $3 million. Show More Summary

Japan’s Largest Airline is Focusing on LinkedIn. Shouldn’t Your Business?

We all know that LinkedIn is the default social networking for business-to-business (B2B) social media marketing, but many forget that LinkedIn is also the social network that could also be where the most educated and affluent consumers are. Show More Summary

Facebook Tops 2M Active Advertisers, Debuts Ads Manager iOS App

Facebook announced Tuesday that it now has more than 2 million active advertisers, and the social network launched its Ads Manager application for iOS. Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg announced during the company’s second-quarter-2014...Show More Summary

Facebook now has 2 million advertisers

Facebook now has 2 million active advertisers, a figure the company included in an announcement for its new mobile app "Ads Manager." For Facebook, the number is a moving target. Six months ago, the social network boasted 1.5 million active advertisers, meaning they had advertised within the last month. Show More Summary

Emma Watson Responds To Those Prince Harry Dating Rumors

Twitter is often the fastest way to correct false rumors, and Emma Watson seems to know this. The former Harry Potter star used the social networking site to allay the gossip that she and Prince Harry are dating. Last week, an Australian...Show More Summary

How To Be An Entrepreneur

I’ve raised venture capital. I've sold companies. I've scaled products to millions of users. And I've made every mistake in the book. The truth is, entrepreneurship is nothing like The Social Network. It’s fierce out there. It???s...Show More Summary

Facebook Debuts TV Ads in U.K.

Facebook has been dabbling in television ads in the U.S. since October 2012, when it debuted a campaign called \"The Things that Connect Us.\" TV viewers in the U.K. will now start seeing spots promoting the social network. BusinessShow More Summary

ABC's Oscars live stream keeps weirdly switching to 'The Social Network'

Yes, this Oscars has been boring but, jeez, ABC — no need to preempt it with a movie. ABC's livestream suffered from a widespread issue during its presentation of the Oscars on Sunday night. Many (including this reporter) saw the stream randomly switch to the David Fincher film The Social Network. Show More Summary

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