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Facebook blocks Russian page supporting Navalny, Putin’s biggest critic – Washington Post


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Facebook blocks Russian page supporting Navalny, Putin's biggest critic
Washington Post
MOSCOW — In a sign of new limits on Facebook's ability to serve as a platform for political opposition movements, Russian users appear to have been blocked from accessing a page calling for a protest in support of a prominent dissident. In 2011
Navalny Protest Rally Facebook Event Page Blocked in RussiaGlobal Voices Online
Russia Blocks Navalny Protest FB PageRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 12:08 pm

Facebook should stop cooperating with Russian government censorship – Washington Post


ABC News

Facebook should stop cooperating with Russian government censorship
Washington Post
Facebook should be ashamed of cooperating with this demand for censorship by Russia's repressive government, and should rescind that cooperation immediately. In fairness, the Post article quotes a Facebook spokeswoman to the effect that the company is …
Goodbye Facebook Revolutions? Page Supporting Putin Critic BlockedABC News
Facebook Blocks Page Supporting Putin CriticBuzzFeed News
It Looks Like Facebook Just Caved to the KremlinVocativ
Times of India
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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 6:13 am

Why Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion Under Facebook – BostInno


Forbes

Why Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion Under Facebook
BostInno
It took just a few days of discussion between Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom to reach an agreement: In spring of 2012, Facebook acquired the photo sharing app for $1 billion in cash and stock. At the time, Instagram only had 30 million …
Instagram Worth $35 Billion, Facebook Stock $91, Citi SaysForbes
Instagram is now worth 49 times what Facebook paid for itEngadget
Facebook's Instagram Is Worth So Many Billions You Won't Believe ItTheStreet.com
Slate Magazine (blog) -Fortune -New York Times
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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 4:08 am

Facebook Sticks With The Sticker Fad, Brings Stickered For Messenger Into The … – Android Police


Android Police

Facebook Sticks With The Sticker Fad, Brings Stickered For Messenger Into The
Android Police
You know what would make me use Facebook Messenger more? (… Said no one ever, but let's just pretend, OK guys?) If I could send my friends photos with a bunch of stickers plastered all over them. Thinking that it's a great idea 4SHO (that's one of
Facebook Messenger gets the slickest read receipts in townCult of Mac
Facebook Launches Separate “Stickered” For Messenger App That Lets You TechCrunch
Facebook's new Messenger spin-off app lets you put stickers on your friends' facesThe Next Web
ReadWrite -IBNLive -Mashable
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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 12:24 am

Happy holidays! Facebook packages up highlights of your year in pictures – VentureBeat


Happy holidays! Facebook packages up highlights of your year in pictures
VentureBeat
Instead of weaving together a video of pictures users put up on Facebook the way the social networking company did last year, for this holiday season, Facebook is automatically assembling a presentation of images and text that you can scroll through at

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 8:31 pm

Ukip warns members not to join Facebook or Twitter – The Independent


The Independent

Ukip warns members not to join Facebook or Twitter
The Independent
I have no Facebook page, Twitter account or Instagram thingy. It's lovely.” In addition to this, a copy of the new constitution seen by The Observer prevents supporters, members and officials using its logo without permission. The tough new rules for
Keep off Facebook and Twitter, UKIP tells activistsWest Briton

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Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:30 pm

Facebook seeks to block prosecutor’s search warrants – Chicago Daily Herald


Chicago Daily Herald

Facebook seeks to block prosecutor's search warrants
Chicago Daily Herald
Facebook Inc. is asking a New York appeals court to block the largest set of search warrants the company says it has ever received, as the tense relationship evolves between social media and law enforcement. Lawyers for the company will appear today …

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Posted on 20 December 2014 | 2:09 pm

Facebook Has So Much To Announce, Its f8 Conference Expands To 2 Days In … – TechCrunch


TechRadar

Facebook Has So Much To Announce, Its f8 Conference Expands To 2 Days In
TechCrunch
Facebook has more news to share at f8 than can fit in a single day, so it's adding a second for its developer conference now slated for March 25th and 26th, 2015 at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center. Registration for the first two-day f8 will open in
Facebook doubles its next F8 conference for a two-day extravaganzaTechRadar
Facebook F8 Will Be a Two-Day Affair In March 2015Marketing Land
Facebook's next F8 Developer Conference will be held on March 25-26, 2015The Next Web
Beauty World News -WebProNews
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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 8:43 pm

Teens continue to flee Facebook, study shows – CNET


CNET

Teens continue to flee Facebook, study shows
CNET
The percentage of teens ages 13 to 17 who use Facebook in the United States fell to 88 percent this year, says a report based on a survey conducted by research firm Frank N. Magid Associates. That number revealed a drop from 94 percent in 2013 and 95 …
US Teens Are Deserting Facebook Faster Than EverTIME
SORRY ZUCK: Teens Have Once Again Declared That Facebook Isn't CoolBusiness Insider
Facebook's Popularity Among Teens Dips AgainBloomberg
IBNLive -CBS Local -The Age
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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 6:42 pm

New Study Finds Facebook’s Mobile Ad Network Ripe For App Marketers – Wall Street Journal (blog)


Wall Street Journal (blog)

New Study Finds Facebook's Mobile Ad Network Ripe For App Marketers
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Marketing mobile apps is a big business for Facebook FB +2.92%. In fact, Facebook's unique ability to deliver ads to people that will get them to download mobile games on their phones has been a huge driver of Facebook's overall mobile ad revenue …

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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 12:03 pm

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Russia makes Facebook block page of Putin's top critic

Russian authorities convinced Facebook to shut off a page inviting people to attend a rally in support of an opposition politician, drawing ire from Internet users Sunday. Supporters on Friday created an event page for January 15, the day President Vladimir Putin's biggest critic Alexei Navalny will hear his verdict in a controversial embezzlement case which could see him sent him to prison for …

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:10 am

Volokh Conspiracy: Facebook should stop cooperating with Russian government censorship

Facebook should reverse its apparent decision to cooperate with the Russian government's demand to block access to a page supporting opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 6:15 am

Goodbye Facebook Revolutions? Page Supporting Putin Critic Blocked

Facing pressure from Russian authorities, Facebook blocked a page today supporting a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin.

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 2:22 am

Facebook blocks Russian page supporting Navalny, Putin's biggest critic

The move is a sign of limits on the social network's ability to be a platform for opposition movements.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 10:22 pm

Facebook Adds Auto-Enhancing for Smartphone Pics

Facebook will now automatically spruce up your photos for you, unless you want it to have a hands-off approach.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 10:00 pm

Facebook's Instagram Is Worth So Many Billions You Won't Believe It

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (TheStreet) — The law of truly large numbers seems to apply to Facebook -owned photo social network Instagram, which announced last week that it has 300 million active users. The milestone member number makes Instagram worth — wait for it — $35 billion, according to Citi Research. "Using what we believe to be conservative assumptions around user growth and monetization, we …

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 7:44 pm

Facebook's Celebrity Year In Review 

As the world counts down to 2015, Facebook has released a countdown of the top trending entertainers, TV shows, movies, songs, and celebrity deaths of 2014.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 5:25 pm

Facebook's losing teens again: Study

Fewer teenagers are using Facebook, according to a new report. Here's where they're going.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 4:18 pm

Facebook's losing its teen cool-again: Study

Fewer teenagers are using Facebook, according to a new report. Here's where they're going.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 4:15 pm

Will Facebook (FB) Stock Be Helped by Higher Price Target Today?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Shares of Facebook are slightly down 0.09% to $78.33 in pre-market trading Friday, after the social media giant had its price target raised to $91 from $86 by analysts at Citigroup this morning. Analysts at the firm maintained its "buy" rating, on the heels of Facebook-owned Instagram's announcement that it reached more than 300 million users. Citigroup upped its …

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 2:43 pm