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Facebook changes real-name policy

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Facebook said it would change its policy requiring users to go by their real names on the social network.

Facebook apologises to drag queens for name policy

2014-10-02 08:46

Facebook is apologising to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names.

Court orders woman to remove Facebook comments

2014-09-25 12:22

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court has ordered a woman to remove defamatory comments about her ex-boyfriend and father of her child from her Facebook page.

Facebook 15 on trial for speed-trap warnings

2014-09-13 16:14

If a person tells a friend: 'Look out, there's a speed-trap south of Bloem' is that a crime? Extend that to telling 10 000 people on Face book - is that a crime? Seems to in France...

Facebook hits 100 million mark in Africa

2014-09-08 14:35

One hundred million people or 10% of Africans are logging on to Facebook every month.

Fighter jet crash kills 5 in Libya

2014-09-04 08:49

A Libyan security official says a military jet has crashed in the country's eastern city of Tobruk, killing the pilot and four other people.

Facebook to host Cape Town hackathon

2014-08-28 14:50

Facebook will host its first ever hackathon in Africa with a Cape Town event, the global social network announced.

Worried US parents keep kids off Facebook

2014-08-25 14:07

Some US parents with privacy and safety concerns have begun avoiding posting content of their children on Facebook.

My name is Violet, and I’m a Facebook addict

2014-08-21 10:54

Violet, unable to deny the fact that she has a problem any longer, joins a support group where she can finally admit the truth: She's addicted to Facebook.

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.

 

2 000 UK supporters rally behind Hong Kong

2014-10-02 12:23

From London to Taipei, thousands have rallied around the world to support the protests in Hong Kong, many clutching umbrellas and holding up brightly-lit smartphones in solidarity.

Facebook set to win WhatsApp bid - sources

2014-09-25 18:46

Facebook will win unconditional EU regulatory approval for its $19bn offer for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp, two people familiar with the matter say.

What's your brilliant tech idea worth? Not much

2014-09-22 11:01

A technology idea is just that; and has no intrinsic value until someone has invested to extract commercial value out of it.

Vietnam to punish inmate for drug photos on Facebook

2014-09-08 14:44

Vietnamese authorities have vowed to "seriously punish" a prisoner caught posting photographs of drugs alongside status updates on Facebook from a smartphone smuggled into jail.

Facebook rolls out 'privacy check-up'

2014-09-05 13:34

Facebook has begun rolling out its "privacy check-up" aimed at helping users of the social network better manage sharing their information and postings.

WhatsApp 'taking over' SA mobile chat

2014-09-01 12:03

South Africans are hooked on WhatsApp as the instant messaging chat application has taken a dominant market share in the country.

Social media users shy away from opinions

2014-08-27 07:29

People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline.

That awkward social media moment

2014-08-25 09:53

Social media faux pas are great for a laugh – until it happens to you, writes Sam Brighton.

Facebook awards 'Internet Defence Prize'

2014-08-21 09:01

Facebook has awarded an Internet Defence Prize to a pair of researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in web applications.

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.

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