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Facebook Like Button Lands German Sites in Hot Water

A German consumer watchdog this week sued two e-commerce websites it said were wrongfully transmitting user data to Facebook through the social network’s ‘Like’ button placed on their sites.

Four Years Later, Man Still Fighting Facebook for Censoring Courbet’s “Origin of the World”

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

It's been more than four years since French teacher Frédéric Durand-Baïssas, after posting a link to a documentary about Gustave Courbet's "L'Origine du Monde" (1866) on Facebook, returned to the social network to find the post removed and his profile suspended.

Facebook Messenger Adds Contextual Information on First-Time Senders

Facebook Messenger users who have ever received messages and wondered where they knew the senders from will embrace a new feature the social network introduced Thursday. Mashable and TechCrunch both reported that when Facebook usersShow More Summary

It Doesn’t Matter If You’re Not On Facebook: They’re Still Tracking You

A new report claims the social networking service is tracking people without their permission. It doesn’t matter if you don’t even use Facebook: they’re still watching you. Here’s what that means to you, and what you can do about it....Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Posts Business Bona Fides on LinkedIn

Hillary Rodham Clinton has joined LinkedIn, the social network intended to help people expand their professional network, and, occasionally, get a job.

Facebook Acqui-Hires Publishing Startup Tugboat Yards

Facebook’s focus on publishers spurred its latest acquisition, as Tugboat Yards, a startup specializing in publishing tools, announced that it has been acqui-hired by the social network. Tugboat Yards said in a blog post that its team...Show More Summary

Verizon test engineer spills the beans on Motorola and updates

In a couple of Google+ posts today (that have since been deleted), a Verizon test engineer took to the social network to speak out on Verizon, Motorola and the manufacturer’s Lollipop updates. Jose Arturo, who works for Verizon, has said that Lollipop for the Droid Turbo is still at least a couple [...]

Facebook Bullying Publishers Into Faustian Bargains With Instant Articles?

Facebook’s Instant Articles launched last week — a partnership between the social networking giant and publishers to provide tailored content encapsulated within the Facebook app. In the wake of this announcement, there has been some...Show More Summary

Q&A: Unlike You, Your Facebook Account Can Be Immortal

The social network lets you assign a sort of executor of your Facebook estate who can update your cover photo and post information.

INFOGRAPHICS: Facebook Pages’ Organic Reach Survives Changes

How were Facebook pages’ like counts and organic reach affected by the social network’s recent changes? Social media marketing firm Komfo studied more than 3,500 pages between March 10 and April 10. Facebook began removing deactivated...Show More Summary

Facebook Messenger's video calling lands in (almost) every country

Facebook Messenger's video calling feature is now available in more locations -- almost everywhere, according to David Marcus, "with the exception of a few countries." Marcus, the social network's Vice President of Messaging Products, announced the development as a status update. Show More Summary

It looks like Google+ wasn’t a total waste after all

You’d be hard-pressed to find a Google+ user with any affinity for the service, but that’s not to say there aren’t elements of the social network experiment worth saving. Bloomberg News first reported last year that Google might be planning...Show More Summary

Zac Efron is starring in a movie that looks like 'The Social Network' for DJing

Warner Bros. just debuted a trailer for a new Zac Efron movie and it looks a lot like "The Social Network" for DJing. Following last summer's smash hit "Neighbors," Efron will return to college in "We Are Your Friends." This time around, the 27-year-old will play an aspiring DJ who tries to break through onto L.A.'s electronic music scene. Show More Summary

Pinterest gets serious about making money, rolls out video ads

Pinterest on Tuesday announced video ads for the social network called Cinematic Pins. Cinematic Pins work similarly to Pinterest’s current ad products, Promoted Pins, in that they’re formatted to blend in with other items in your home feed — except for the fact they're motion-based. Show More Summary

Pinterest Puts Its Own Spin on Video Ads With These Cinematic Pins

Pinterest ads are now more on point. The social network has started letting brands target audiences, and it has a new kind of Promoted Pin—one that's animated. The ad updates come more than a year after Pinterest first started selling Promoted Pins, and the changes are a big step for its ad technology. Show More Summary

Facebook Wants To Bring Games To Messenger

But can it stabilize the social network’s wobbly platform?

Facebook Messenger could be adding games in the near future

Facebook Messenger officially became its own platform back in March, so we knew the social network geniuses over at Facebook were brainstorming new ways they could add more exciting features into the service. Today we learn games could soon be making their way to the platform.

The Silicon Tower

I am a data junkie. As I researched my column last week about the implications of Facebook’s study on the sharing of political content, I practically drooled over the data the social network had released as part of it. In order to identify...Show More Summary

Facebook wants to put games in Messenger after all

Contrary to previous reports, it appears Facebook is still toying with the idea of featuring games in Messenger. According to The Information, the social network plans to strengthen its instant messaging platform by adding games, as it looks to find a fresh, more lucrative source of revenue. Show More Summary

INFOGRAPHIC: How Brands on Facebook Can Ensure a Hot Summer

Facebook IQ shared some tips for marketers looking to heat up their summer efforts on the social network. The infographic below revealed statistics including: 70 percent of Facebook users in 21 countries — Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France,...Show More Summary

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