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  • Facebook has more users than the nation's 1,300 newspapers combined

    Facebook attracts more visits than the country's 1,300 newspapers and the social network's users stay connected for nearly 30 minutes, nearly 10-times longer than they do on a news site.

  • Facebook tests 'Buy' button

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world's biggest online social network. The company said in a statement Thursday that the button will let people buy products directly from businesses without leaving...

  • What happens to your online accounts when you die?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — You've probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online? Grieving relatives might want access for sentimental reasons, or to settle financial issues. But do you want...

  • Facebook tip leads to arrest in hit-and-run crash

    ISCHUA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a tip called in by a Facebook follower led to the arrest of the motorist who was involved in a hit-and-run accident with an Amish horse-drawn buggy on a western New York road. State police say they posted information on the July 7 crash in Cattaraugus...

  • Iranian court sentences Facebook activists to jail

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — TEHRAN, Iran (AP) —An Iranian court handed jail sentences of eight to 21 years to eight Facebook page administrators, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday. The report said the defendants were convicted of plotting against national security, spreading...

  • Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media. The 80-officer Bangor Police Department, which serves a city of about 33,000, has attracted more than 20,000 likes on its Facebook page after humorous pictures of a stuffed duck were...

  • 'Ban Bossy' creator brings her special brand of feminism to India

    Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer and the force behind the “Ban Bossy” campaign, is now educating women in India how to be leaders.

  • Journal expresses 'concern' over Facebook study

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The scientific journal that published a study by Facebook and two U.S. universities examining people's online mood swings regrets how the social experiment was handled. In a note of contrition, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that the...

  • UK opens probe into Facebook's psych experiment

    LONDON (AP) — British regulators are investigating revelations that Facebook treated hordes of its users like laboratory rats in an experiment probing into their emotions. The Information Commissioner's Office said Wednesday that it wants to learn more about the circumstances underlying a...

  • Jealousy over Facebook chat prompts Brazil murder

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police say a Facebook conversation made a man so jealous that he killed and dismembered a friend of his wife. The Rio de Janeiro police department says in a statement emailed on Wednesday that Anderson Gomes Aleixo grew jealous when he found out that his wife and a...

  • The reason the U.S. government is investing huge money in social media

    Social media's rise in popularity is being accompanied by a rise in federal spending on it.

  • Facebook says class action fails to make claim under Wiretap Act

    OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Facebook has filed a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit against it for allegedly violating users’ privacy by using data from private messages to generate targeted advertisements. Facebook believes the plaintiffs have failed to state a claim under the...

  • Brian Schweitzer apologized on Facebook for his remarks and the comments are insane

    Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer apologized on Facebook for his offensive comments about House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and the commenters on the post are ridiculous. "I recently made a number of stupid and insensitive remarks to a reporter from the...



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