The disturbing connection between Facebook use and hate crimes

An Afghan migrant and his child at the Greece-Macedonia border, where many refugees were hoping to continue on to Germany.Image: Georgi Licovski/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Facebook bubbles are dangerous.  Not in an abstract, immeasurable way. They actually make communities more prone to racial violence, claims a disturbing new study from the University of…

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74 percent of Americans have changed their relationship with Facebook

42 percent of Americans say they've taken a break from Facebook in the past year.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images For a majority of American users, Facebook is now in the doghouse.  A new study from Pew Research found that 74 percent of American users have taken one of three actions to…

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Facebook has committed to using 100% renewable power for global operations by 2020

Earlier today, Facebook said that it has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent and using 100 percent renewable energy to power global operations at the social networking giant by the end of 2020. So, while the company may have problems keeping foreign nationals from using the platform…

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Say Aloha: A closer look at Facebooks voice ambitions

Facebook has been a bit slow to adopt the voice computing revolution. It has no voice assistant, its smart speaker is still in development, and some apps like Instagram aren’t fully equipped for audio communication. But much of that is set to change judging by experiments discovered in Facebook’s code,…

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Facebook’s earnings call was a complete disaster

Facebook just had a disastrous earnings call.Image: Getty Images/sean gallup Think you had a bad day? Talk to Mark Zuckerberg.  Facebook reported its second quarter earnings Wednesday and the results, which were worse than expected, sent the company’s stock into free fall, wiping out more than $100 billion off Facebook’s…

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Toblerone to revert to original shape

But the new widely-spaced triangles in the lighter bar left fans feeling cheated. On Toblerone’s Facebook page, Louise Bennett wrote: “After a busy day at work I decided to treat myself. I was super excited, until I opened it and discovered half of the pieces missing!” And Scott Blackadder wrote:…

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Facebook loses $120 billion in market cap after awful Q2 earnings

Facebook’s share price fell more than 20 percent in after-hours trading today after the company announced its slowest-ever user growth rate and a scary warning that its revenue growth would rapidly decelerate. Before today’s brutal Q2 earnings, Facebook’s share price closed today at $217.50 — a record high — but…

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Stumbleupon, the purest social media site, is dead

The explosion of online content and people's changing internet habits ultimately led to the site's demise ironically at a time when we need something as simple and unfiltered as Stumbleupon the most.Image: shutterstock/mashable composite Happy stumbling no more. Stumbleupon shuttered recently after 16 years of bringing tailored content to users.…

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House rep suggests converting Google, Facebook, Twitter into public utilities

Amidst questions about how conspiracy theorists’ accounts are treated during today’s House Judiciary hearing with Facebook, Google and Twitter on social media filtering practices, Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) dropped a bombshell. “What about converting the large behemoth organizations that we’re talking about here into public utilities?” King’s suggestion followed his…

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Facebook reverses its crypto ad ban

As there’s clearly too much ad revenue potential to ignore, Facebook today announced it’s reversing its cryptocurrency ad ban effective immediately. The decision comes with a few caveats, however. The company says it will allow ads and related content from “pre-approved advisers,” but will still not allow ads promoting binary…

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Facebook blocks ad for actual news claiming it’s ‘political’

Of course.Image: Christophe Morin/IP3/getty Having missed the boat completely on fake news, Facebook appears to now be dropping the hammer on the real stuff.  The nonprofit investigative journalism outlet Reveal published a major story this week regarding immigrant children allegedly being forcibly injected with drugs at a government-contractor run detention…

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Facebook applies for patent on tech to turn on your phone’s mic

Basking in that sweet, sweet data.Image: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/getty To hear Facebook tell it, no one at the company is secretly using your phone’s microphone to listen in on your conversations for the purpose of ad targeting.  But that doesn’t mean they aren’t open to the possibility.  A patent application filed…

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Amazon Affiliate Profits #Free #VideoCourse

Amazon Affiliate Profits #Free #VideoCourse Are you ready to Become a Super Amazon Affiliate a lot faster? This is the next best thing to having an Amazon Affiliate expert right beside you, showing you how it’s done… Of course, hiring an Amazon Affiliate expert would easily set you back hundreds…

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