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Facebook is the most popular social media service in the world with more than 2 billion monthly active users as of June 2017.

Facebook was launched in February of 2004 for college students and then rapidly grew as it opened the service to more than those with a .edu email address.

In 2012 the social media giant offered its IPO and Facebook earned the title of the fastest company to grow to $250 billion market capitalization in the S&P 500.

Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg has shared that it’s not enough to connect the world, the social media service also needs to bring the world closer together. One of its recent efforts to do so is the “Good Adds Up” campaign.

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A new investigative report from The Wall Street Journal today looks into the controversial practice of popular third-party iOS and Android apps sending very personal user data to Facebook. In some cases, this happened immediately after an app recorded new data, even if the user wasn’t logged into Facebook or wasn’t a Facebook user at all. Notably, the report highlights that Apple and Google don’t require apps to divulge all the partners that user data is shared with.

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After Onavo Protect and Facebook Research iOS apps pulled, Facebook finally takes the hint

After Apple forced Facebook to pull Onavo Protect from the iOS App Store, and to cease using Facebook Research, the social network seems to be finally taking the hint about its spyware …

Facebook Stories February 18

The British parliament has said that tech giants can’t be trusted to do the right thing, and need to be regulated.

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee said there are three areas in which legislation is needed …

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Facebook Stories February 14

Facebook’s constant string of privacy scandals is finally catching up to it. The Washington Post reports today that Facebook is negotiating a record breaking, multi-billion dollar settlement with the FTC.

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Facebook Stories February 12

Judge rules we can’t know about US government trying to force Facebook to decrypt Messenger calls

A judge has ruled that the public cannot know the details of a battle between the US government and Facebook on whether or not the social network could be forced to decrypt Facebook Messenger calls …

Facebook Stories February 7

Facebook is shifting its focus when it comes to winning back the youth. According to a report from Recode today, Facebook has restructured its “youth team” of more than 100 employees and is abandoning plans for a meme app titled “LOL.”  expand full story

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