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Facebook tries to explain motives for secret user experiments

One of Facebook's team members that helped to run secret psychological experiments on some of its users has now written a note explaining the motivations behind their efforts, adding an apology for how its scientific paper on the research describe their efforts. In a post on his own Facebook...
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Facebook for Windows Phone 8.1 nabs small update

Head into the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see an update for app that always seems a little bit faster. Yup, the official Facebook app picked up an update today. Notice anything new? You’ll see Facebook for Windows Phone now at version 8.1.5.9 in the settings. Previously it was at version 8.1...
Official Facebook app for Windows Phone gets a quick update

Official Facebook app for Windows Phone gets a quick update

It may be a holiday here in the US, but that doesn’t mean the official Facebook app for Windows Phone can’t get an update. Facebook is a long time works project, evidently, meaning it needs lots and lots of love from Microsoft. This morning, we being bumped to version 8.1.6.0, up from 8.1.5.9...

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What Facebook is about to do to your News Feed will SHOCK you!

What Facebook is about to do to your News Feed will SHOCK you!

Facebook, in a decision that could change the course of humanity as we know it, today announced that it's going to "reduce click-baiting headlines." That is, it's going to give less relevance to post with headlines like the one we used on this post, and instead give preference to headlines that...
Facebook acquires PrivateCore, aims to better secure your data on its servers

Facebook acquires PrivateCore, aims to better secure your data on its servers

Facebook, the world's biggest social network, is buying online security company PrivateCore for an undisclosed amount of money. It's almost certainly not Instagram or Oculus levels of cash, never mind the tens of billions thrown at Whatsapp, but it will, apparently, help Facebook secure all of...
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Official Facebook app for Windows Phone updated with recent beta features

Microsoft has just updated its official Facebook app for Windows Phone, adding all of the recent features that users of the beta version have been trying out. The change log for the app bumps the version number up to 8.3.1.0 and adds the following new features: Updated design Improved...
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Facebook posts Q2 2014 earnings: $2.9 billion revenue, 1.32 billion monthly active users

Facebook has just reported its Q2 2014 earnings, showing growth in revenues, income and user numbers. As for the financials, Facebook saw a 61 percent jump in revenue over Q2 2013 to $2.91 billion, with net income also jumping to $791 million, a boost of 139 percent over last year. Operating...
ZEN & TECH 69: Facebook, social experiments, and what you need to know!

ZEN & TECH 69: Facebook, social experiments, and what you need to know!

ZEN & TECH is Mobile Nations' lifestyle podcast where we work on centering our inner geeks and using technology to help reduce stress and live better connected lives. In today's episode, Georgia and Rene talk about the recently reported Facebook psychology experiments, how social affects our...
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Facebook rolling out 'missed call' ads to boost revenue from India

Looking to increase revenue from emerging markets like India, Facebook has announced that it rolling out a new "missed call" ad service that allows users to easily access information from brands and advertisers without incurring data or voice charges. The new ad service allows users to place a...
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Facebook draws ire of UK regulators over secret news feed study

Facebook is being investigated by UK regulators over concerns that the social network may have infringed on data protection laws in the country. This is a follow-up to findings that the social network conducted experiments on some of its user base without prior permission. The social network...
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Facebook tries to explain motives for secret user experiments

One of Facebook's team members that helped to run secret psychological experiments on some of its users has now written a note explaining the motivations behind their efforts, adding an apology for how its scientific paper on the research describe their efforts. In a post on his own Facebook...
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Facebook ran secret psychological experiments on users

A report from a team at Facebook that was first published in a scientific journal earlier this month reveals that the social network ran secret psychological experiments on 600,000 users without their awareness. The report, published in the Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences,...
Official Facebook app for Windows Phone gets a quick update

Official Facebook app for Windows Phone gets a quick update

It may be a holiday here in the US, but that doesn’t mean the official Facebook app for Windows Phone can’t get an update. Facebook is a long time works project, evidently, meaning it needs lots and lots of love from Microsoft. This morning, we being bumped to version 8.1.6.0, up from 8.1.5.9...

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