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Facebook helps readers tell truth from fiction

2014-08-19 13:15

Facebook is testing a way to let members know when articles posted to the social network are tongue-in-cheek instead of hand-on-heart.

Japanese man captured in Syria

2014-08-18 08:10

Japan is looking into reports that a Japanese man has been captured by Islamist militants in Syria, but is not aware of any statement claiming responsibility or making a ransom demand.

Teens speaking out: Who is responsible?

2014-08-15 17:11

As the row over a Jewish school boy’s Facebook post deepens, News24 looks at how far teenagers are responsible for what they say.

5 Facebook messenger app myths busted

2014-08-13 12:05

Facebook's effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Check out the myths versus reality.

How safe is your data with foreign firms?

2014-08-11 09:07

The location of your personal data has no relevance if the government requests a company to hand over information, says an industry insider.

Facebook buys cyber security start-up

2014-08-08 11:11

Facebook has announced it was buying California-based cyber security start-up PrivateCore, in a move to boost defences of its vast server network.

Facebook service disrupted

2014-08-01 18:39

Facebook, the world's number one social network, has suffered a service disruption that made the website unavailable to some users.

How social media is destroying our society

2014-07-29 07:58

I was an early adopter of social media and once again I find myself an early adopter as I join the ranks of millions of people who are shutting down their social media profiles, writes Chemory Gunko.

Facebook strikes gold with mobile

2014-07-24 06:32

Facebook's fast-growing mobile advertising business has helped drive a 61% increase in revenue, beating Wall Street targets and sending shares to a record high.

Bill ensures emails, photos won't die

2014-07-17 11:59

A group of influential US lawyers has the answer to the question of what would happen to Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when a person dies.

Social media - are you in?

2014-07-05 05:45

Andrew Marshall takes a look at the social media figures SA as at the end of last year and wonders who can afford not to use it.

Facebook: We never meant to upset you

2014-07-03 11:29

Facebook's attempt to manipulate its users during a psychological study was "poorly communicated", the social media giant's chief operating officer has said.

Facebook toys with your emotions

2014-07-01 05:00

Facebook manipulated news feeds to study and control almost 700,000 users’ emotions.

Facebook toys with your emotions

2014-06-30 14:38

Facebook manipulated news feeds to study and control almost 700,000 users’ emotions.

Facebook toys with your emotions

2014-06-30 14:00

Facebook manipulated news feeds to study and control almost 700,000 users’ emotions.

Facebook manipulated users' emotions in secret study

2014-06-29 21:35

A study detailing how Facebook secretly manipulated the news feed of about 700 000 users to study "emotional contagion" has prompted anger on social media.

Tech Tips: Facebook ads, tracking and you

2014-06-20 09:39

If you use Facebook, the specific ads you see have been based mostly on what you do on Facebook - your profile information, status updates, likes and interests. Here's how to stop it - sort of.

Facebook down for South Africans

2014-06-19 10:32

Facebook appears to be down for South Africans, as access to the social network is unavailable for many.

Facebook hints at SA office

2014-06-17 12:02

Rumours are rife that Facebook is planning to open up an office in South Africa, but are they true and if so, why now? Fin24 finds out.

Frenchman dead in Facebook dare

2014-06-13 22:29

French police have warned youth against a Facebook dare after one dies and another is injured for life.

Facebook offers users control on ads viewed

2014-06-12 21:21

Facebook will begin allowing users more information about the ads delivered to them, and to block marketing messages they don't want to see.

Algerian jailed for filming police 'theft'

2014-06-10 19:50

Algeria has jailed a man for two years for posting a video of policemen stealing in the desert region of Ghardaia, during ethnic violence that erupted late last year.

Facebook buys Finland's Pryte

2014-06-03 19:08

Facebook has agreed to buy the Finnish-based tech startup Pryte, which enables smartphone users to purchase mobile data on demand, the companies announced.

 

Cops investigate bogus Nxesi Facebook page

2014-08-18 21:22

Police are investigating the creation of a bogus Facebook page for Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi.

China fishes for growth with massive aquarium

2014-08-18 08:09

The world's largest aquarium, in China is being promoted as a testing ground for reforms aimed at encouraging domestic consumption as the driver of economic growth.

Black teen's death creates twitter rampage

2014-08-13 14:34

After the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old African-American triggered violent protests in Missouri, many have taken to Twitter to protest the violence and question the media's portrayal of black teens.

Social media firms back Facebook in privacy fight

2014-08-12 07:26

Facebook's fight against New York City prosecutors over search warrants for users' postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies.

Living via social media vs living for real

2014-08-11 07:26

We are becoming a generation that believes that Likes and reTweets measure our worth and that people will forget us as soon as they log off, says Venolia Rabodiba.

Egypt: Militants attack checkpoint, kill 5 police

2014-08-06 16:32

Egypt's interior ministry says militants attacked a police checkpoint in the country's north, killing five policemen. Security forces killed four of the attackers in a gun battle that followed.

Facebook offers free internet in Zambia

2014-07-31 10:02

Facebook is launching a mobile app that gives users in Zambia free access to a handful of online services on mobile phones.

2 girls killed in Pakistan blasphemy row

2014-07-28 12:33

A mob in Pakistan has torched an Ahmadi Muslim neighbourhood killing a woman and two girls in a row over blasphemy, in the latest attack on one of the country's most persecuted groups.

Facebook stock hits all-time highs

2014-07-24 21:00

Facebook stock have jumped to record highs as strong earnings from the leading social network sparked fresh buying.

Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

2014-07-23 19:06

New social networks, Bubblews and Bonzo Me, promise to reward people with money as well as 'likes' for their posts.

Is social media killing you?

2014-07-11 09:41

I fear for the youth getting lost in social media so deeply that we end up living our lives over the phone or iPad, writes Zareef Minty.

Journal regrets handling of Facebook study

2014-07-04 09:21

The scientific journal that published a study by Facebook and two US universities examining people's online mood swings regrets how the social experiment was handled.

UK regulator probes Facebook over psychological experiment

2014-07-02 08:32

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in the UK is investigating whether Facebook broke data protection laws when it allowed researchers to conduct a psychological experiment on users.

Facebook toys with your emotions

2014-06-30 15:00

Facebook manipulated news feeds to study and control almost 700,000 users’ emotions.

Facebook toys with your emotions

2014-06-30 14:28

Facebook manipulated news feeds to study and control almost 700,000 users’ emotions.

Military brass investigate Facebook dating scam

2014-06-30 07:43

Australian and New Zealand authorities are investigating whether the identities of top military officers are being used in an international Facebook dating scam.

Facebook still tops among US teens

2014-06-25 07:36

A report has showed that Facebook is still by far the most popular among US teens despite the rise of new apps and services.

We're sorry for outage, says Facebook

2014-06-19 12:37

Facebook has apologised for the brief outage that the social networking website experienced.

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Facebook launches Snapchat-like app

2014-06-18 07:50

Facebook has released a new instant messaging app that enables users to send photos or video to selected friends who can only see them if they send an image back.

Facebook wins victory in patent case

2014-06-14 13:52

Facebook successfully defended itself against a lawsuit that claimed the social media company infringed on patents held by a Dutch programmer who launched a website called "Surfbook".

Dumb Facebook dares cause death

2014-06-13 14:47

French police are warning young people about the dangers of a dare spreading on Facebook that has left a young man dead and another severely injured.

CIA uncovers sense of humour in debut tweet

2014-06-07 22:09

For a spy agency that likes to blend into the background, the CIA's debut on Twitter has revealed a covert sense of humour.

Social media boost sales

2014-06-03 16:40

The rise of social media brings a new dynamic to the sales environment- expert.

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