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Thai family mourns girl killed in video streamed on Facebook

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — The funeral was held Saturday for an 11-month-old Thai girl who was killed by her father in a video broadcast live on Facebook before he then hanged himself.<p>Mourners buried the girl along with some of her toys in the grounds of a temple Saturday on the southern island of …

Crime

Ohio family surprised when Mark Zuckerberg comes to dinner

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio family says they learned just 20 minutes before dinner this week that a planned mystery guest would be Facebook …

Mark Zuckerberg

Here's how Facebook's 10-year 'master plan' is going

In the company’s first 10 years, Mark Zuckerberg transformed Facebook from a college side-project into a multi-billion dollar platform.<p>Along the way, Zuckerberg was given many opportunities to exit. He was offered $75 million from Viacom in the very early days, and then $1.5 billion later on …

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s AR Studio blows the market wide open

Last week at Facebook’s F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg went all in on augmented reality (AR). Since then his announcement has been praised as a great thing for the AR developer world and panned as an attack on Snapchat. See it here in full:<p>As a longtime AR developer, I can tell you the announcement …

Augmented Reality

'Stories' become key battleground for Facebook vs. Snapchat rivalry

The battle for social media dominance features two goliaths: Snapchat and Facebook — and while the latter currently has the upper hand, the former …

Snapchat

Here's Mark Zuckerberg totally 'not' campaigning in Indiana

In our latest installment of "No, really, Zuck is honest-to-god not running for political office," we find Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg taking a ride around South Bend, Indiana, with Mayor Pete Buttigieg.<p>Zuckerberg is calling this yet another stop in his 2017 personal challenge to "get out and talk …

Mark Zuckerberg

Harjit Sajjan issues Facebook apology for recent gaffe over role in 2006 offensive

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan issued an apology on Facebook Saturday morning for the recent miscue regarding his role in a 2006 offensive against …

Canada

Mark Zuckerberg Surprises Ohio Family Who Voted for Trump at Their House for Dinner

Exclusive Details<p><b>Mark Zuckerberg</b> completely shocked an Ohio family by crashing dinner at their house to talk politics ... among other things.<p>Daniel …

Mark Zuckerberg

Tech companies may have a public-image issue in political battleground states

A study by a GOP polling firm finds mixed views on the likes of Airbnb, Facebook and Uber.<p>Presidential candidates obsess every four years over swing states like Florida and Pennsylvania, where undecided voters can make or break their campaigns.<p>For tech companies like Airbnb, Facebook and Uber, …

Elections

How Facebook plans to make esports and game videos more social

At its recent F8 annual developer event in San Jose, California, Facebook doubled down on its gaming initiatives, announcing the progress it has made with Instant Games, Gameroom, and Gaming Video. That’s all part of its vision to become the place where people play, watch, and share games.<p>The …

Gaming

Ban Facebook, Google in India: Sunil Mittal's radical suggestion to counter H1B visa restrictions

As the US under President Donald Trump turns more protectionist, telecom czar Sunil Bharti Mittal asked if India should say no to Facebook and Google …

India

Elon Musk, Satya Nadella, Irene Rosenfeld, Mark Zuckerberg: People to Watch

Elon Musk, whose Tesla Inc. will report earnings Wednesday afternoon, is expected to give fresh insight on the launch of the Model 3. Mr. Musk hopes the sedan will make his electric-car company more mainstream and less of a niche luxury player. In a talk Friday, Mr. Musk didn’t back down from his …

Tesla

Facebook and Google were conned out of $100m in phishing scheme

Not even two of the biggest US technology firms are safe from fraud, as the social network and the search company named as victims of sophisticated attack<p>Google and Facebook were phished for over $100m, it has been reported, proving not even the biggest technology companies in the world are immune …

Fraud

Google and Facebook scammed out of $100M in elaborate phishing attack

Back in March, reports surfaced that a cunning Lithuanian phishing artist had purportedly scammed two unnamed US tech giants out of the hefty sum of $100 million – as it turns out, the two unsuspecting victims were none other than Google and Facebook.<p>The two industry titans have now come forward …

Fraud

Facebook admits ‘malicious actors’ spread misinformation during the 2016 U.S. election

It also cites a government report that found Russia played a major role in the presidential race.<p>Almost six months after a U.S. presidential election that was rife with controversy over fake news, Facebook acknowledged that “malicious actors” had created “fake personas” to spread misinformation …

Elections

Facebook Data ‘Does Not Contradict’ Intelligence on Russia Meddling

The social platform says it has a problem with government-run efforts to manipulate public opinion.<p>Less than six months ago, Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the idea that the social publishing platform he founded was being used to manipulate voters as “pretty crazy.”<p>But in a new report, Facebook now says …

Russia

Facebook Marketing: Why It Is Time to Rethink Everything

Do you use Facebook to market your business? Wondering how marketing on Facebook is evolving? To explore how marketers should adjust to Facebook’s …

Digital Marketing

Mark Zuckerberg is way nicer than you think

Mark Zuckerberg has a complicated public image. In early interviews, the Facebook chief often appeared awkward. The 2010 film <i>The Social Network</i> portrays him as a chilly, socially inept, narcissistic boy-genius. And the media has often depicted him as a ruthless, ambitious lone-wolf type, willing to …

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook now lets Pages make money from people who steal their videos

Video piracy is pretty rampant on Facebook. No, not in the sense that you can download the latest episode of your favorite show, but rather that videos are shared – and ad revenue gained – without proper attribution.<p>Facebook introduced the Rights Manager last year to help combat some of this, but …

You Tube

5 Ways Scammers Exploit Facebook To Feed You False Information

Fake profiles, fake likes, fake content.

Security

Google and Facebook were some of the victims in an $100 million internet scam

We are constantly reminded that there are tons of internet scam artists out there, just waiting for us to make a mistake. These errors could result in stolen money, identify theft and more. As it turns out, two of the biggest technology businesses in the world, Google and Facebook, are not immune …

100 Million

Facebook 'observed propaganda efforts' by governments

<b>Facebook has admitted that it observed attempts to spread propaganda on its site, apparently orchestrated by governments or organised parties.</b><p>The firm has seen "false news, disinformation, or networks of fake accounts aimed at manipulating public opinion", it revealed in a new report.<p>"Several" such …

Propaganda

Mark Zuckerberg drops by University of Michigan-Dearborn

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited Michigan for the first time Thursday. His first stop? The Ford Rouge Plant in Dearborn.<p>Mark …

Mark Zuckerberg

These are the companies investing most aggressively in AR and VR

Facebook, HTC and Intel, among others.<p>The main takeaway from Facebook’s F8 developer conference last week was that the social media giant is making big bets on augmented and virtual reality.<p>Worldwide revenues for the augmented reality and virtual reality market are projected to approach $14 billion …

Technology

When Does Facebook Start To Make You Unhappy?

What people who feel bad about Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and other apps have in common.<p>When it comes to app use, less is — perhaps …

Happiness

Facebook Now Lets Creators Earn When Their Content Is Pirated (FB)

Facebook Inc. (FB), the social media network operator, is enabling content creators to make some cash when people pirate their content on its …

You Tube

Newswire: Facebook pledges to take on government-sponsored fake news

No longer content with just trying to keep people from spewing racist rants in public, or post illegally pirated episodes of <i>One Piece</i> on their walls, Facebook is getting into the world of international intrigue. The company released a new report today detailing its efforts to combat what most of us …

Security

Facebook creators will profit from people stealing videos

Facebook's video platform has grown like a weed, mainly thanks to auto-plays and a significant rise in accounts presenting other people's work as their own. In 2015, the company introduced a video matching system aimed at curbing the practice, and now it's taking that one step forward with the …

You Tube

Here's Mark Zuckerberg's first-ever TV interview from 13 years ago today

Thirteen years ago this week, a 19-year-old named Mark Zuckerberg appeared on CNBC's "Bullseye" to discuss his new, expanding social networking site …

Mark Zuckerberg

Beyond 'fake news:' Facebook fights 'information operations'

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to sway political sentiment, including elections.<p>That's a long way from CEO Mark Zuckerberg's assertion in November that the idea that bogus information on Facebook influenced …

Fake News