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Column: What you should know about taking quizzes on Facebook – WTOP


WTOP

Column: What you should know about taking quizzes on Facebook
WTOP
Q: Are those Facebook quiz posts that I see all the time safe to use, or are they a scam? A: We've all seen them: what does your name truly mean? What nationality do you look like? When and who will you marry? While very few of them are actual scams, …
Facebook data transfers threatened by EU rulingFinancial Times
Facebook Hit With Fresh Challenge to Its European OperationsFortune
Irish privacy watchdog refers Facebook's US data transfers to EU courtReuters
SocialTimes –Irish Times –The Register
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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 1:13 am

‘Chewbacca Mom’ visits Facebook, gets Wookiee surprise – Today.com


Today.com

'Chewbacca Mom' visits Facebook, gets Wookiee surprise
Today.com
"We invited Candace Payne — whose Chewbacca mask video got 141 million views and is now the most-watched Facebook Live video ever — to come by Facebook HQ today," wrote the 32-year-old billionaire on his Facebook page. "And we had a fun …
Chewbacca Mom pays visit to FacebookSan Jose Mercury News
Chewbacca mom visits Facebook and has an amazing timeTelegraph.co.uk
'Chewbacca Mom' tours Lucasfilm, Facebook on Bay Area visitSFGate
Mirror.co.uk –hellomagazine.com –SFist
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Posted on 25 May 2016 | 8:44 pm

How Whisper Mastered Facebook’s Algorithm and Sold Ads With First-Party Data – Adweek


Adweek

How Whisper Mastered Facebook's Algorithm and Sold Ads With First-Party Data
Adweek
Twitter and Pinterest have Facebook pages, but they only typically get a few hundred likes and reactions per post. Whisper, to the naked eye for anyone scanning its Facebook page, clearly outperforms them, and the anonymous social app claims to average …

Posted on 25 May 2016 | 6:31 pm

Facebook Planning to Shut Down its Ad Exchange – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Facebook Planning to Shut Down its Ad Exchange
Wall Street Journal
Facebook had pared down the number of partners eligible to buy ads via FBX in early 2015 and lately appears to have shifted its focus to its own Audience Network, which lets marketers buy ads across the Web using Facebook's data–through direct deals …
Facebook goes all-in on mobile with dumping of web ad platformCNBC
Facebook Is Shutting Down Its Desktop-Based Ad Retargeting ExchangeAdweek
Facebook will shut down FBX, its desktop ad exchangeTechCrunch
Marketing Land –SocialTimes –AdExchanger
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Posted on 25 May 2016 | 6:11 pm

Women From Venus, Men Still From Mars on Facebook, Study Finds – New York Times


New York Times

Women From Venus, Men Still From Mars on Facebook, Study Finds
New York Times
Women used warmer, gentler words in their status updates on Facebook compared to men, who were more likely to swear, express anger and use argumentative language, a study of 10 million postings released on Wednesday found. In a bit of a surprise, the …

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Posted on 25 May 2016 | 6:03 pm

My Facebook News Feed May Not Be So ‘Neutral’ After All – Huffington Post


Naked Security

My Facebook News Feed May Not Be So 'Neutral' After All
Huffington Post
Conservative pundits have criticized Facebook over claims the social network has willingly been suppressing right-wing news. The scandal has grown so large that Mark Zuckerberg himself had to host the nation's leading conservative news chiefs, anchors, …
Facebook finds no anti-conservative bias but will still change trending newsNaked Security

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Posted on 25 May 2016 | 4:44 pm

Move over Apple, Wall Street dotes on a new tech darling – CNBC


CNBC

Move over Apple, Wall Street dotes on a new tech darling
CNBC
Apple may have been the darling of Wall Street for some time while Facebook tagged along, but in the past few months, that pairing has been flipped on its head. Hedge funds poured close to $3 billion in new and existing Facebook positions in the first

Posted on 25 May 2016 | 4:18 pm

The new media startup pitch: Save journalism from Facebook’s death grip – Mashable


Mashable

The new media startup pitch: Save journalism from Facebook's death grip
Mashable
Media executives, editors and reporters — this reporter included — are fearful of Facebook's power over the industry. It's a topic of conversation inside board rooms, at newsroom happy hours and in media columns. Some of those same media insiders

Posted on 25 May 2016 | 12:23 pm

Chewbacca mask video star visits Facebook – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Chewbacca mask video star visits Facebook
USA TODAY
The broadcast which she streamed live from her car parked outside a department store while wearing a T-shirt with the Death Star and the caption "Epic fail," racked up 141 million views, making it the most watched Facebook Live video ever. And, on
This Chewbacca Video Broke Facebook Live's RecordVoice of America (blog)

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Posted on 25 May 2016 | 1:46 am

Is Facebook eavesdropping on your phone conversations? – NEWS10 ABC


NEWS10 ABC

Is Facebook eavesdropping on your phone conversations?
NEWS10 ABC
(WFLA) – It's irresistible, enticing and addicting. And, it's available 24-hours a day all over the world to billions of people. Facebook beckons to users seemingly with a two-prong approach – both the pressure and pleasure to post. We share stories
Expert Warns Facebook Could Be Eavesdropping Through Your PhoneBreitbart News

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Posted on 24 May 2016 | 2:55 pm