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Govt asks Facebook to remove 3 contents

Govt asks Facebook to remove 3 contents

Bangladesh government has asked the Facebook authorities to remove three contents from its website, published between July and December 2013, a report by the social media giant says. Facebook published its second transparency report on April 11 this year. The first transparency report published in June 2013 said that Bangladesh government had asked for personal...

Visionary or looney? Zuckerberg on spending spree

Visionary or looney? Zuckerberg on spending spree

Facebook's latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to wonder if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality. Longtime technology analyst Roger Kay wonders whether Zuckerberg "is nuts" for agreeing to pay $2 billion for Oculus less than five weeks after inking a deal...

Facebook buys virtual reality firm

Facebook buys virtual reality firm

Facebook has announced it will buy Oculus VR, a Californian company which specialises in virtual reality products, for around $2bn (£1.2bn). The start-up's flagship product, the Oculus Rift, is a goggle-like "immersive" headset for video gaming. It was developed with funds raised through crowd funding site Kickstarter, and subsequent investment. Facebook's boss, Mark Zuckerberg, said Oculus'...

Facebook headquarters cleared after false threat

Facebook headquarters cleared after false threat

Police flooded Facebook's headquarters in Northern California to investigate a threat they later found wasn't credible. Menlo Park police Commander Dave Bertini says Facebook's campus was locked down Tuesday night after San Francisco police passed on a report of a threat shortly after 7:00pm. Bertini says the threat was found to be unsubstantiated and not...

Facebook unveils news feed redesign, one year later

Facebook unveils news feed redesign, one year later

Facebook started to roll out a redesign for its news feed yesterday, almost exactly one year after the company initially announced a major overhaul at its Menlo Park, California, headquarters. The new look includes font changes and more prominent photos that span the entire news feed, but the overall look is more subtle than...

Facebook tightens rules on gun posts

Facebook tightens rules on gun posts

The world's biggest social networking site Facebook has tightened its rules on posts relating to guns. The site said it will remove posts from users who "indicate a willingness" to break the law - like requiring no background check - to sell firearms. Access to posts related to sale of guns and other regulated items...

Facebook buying drone firm

Facebook buying drone firm

Facebook is in negotiations to buy a drone manufacturer with the aim of using its high-altitude autonomous aircraft to beam internet connections to isolated communities in Africa, according to reports. The social networking company is one of the main backers of the internet.org project, which aims to connect the large parts of the world...

German cartoonist apologises for Zuckerberg piece

German cartoonist apologises for Zuckerberg piece

A German cartoonist who depicted Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg as a hook-nosed octopus has apologised for causing offence. Jewish groups had complained that the caricature resembled Nazi propaganda. Cartoonist Burkhard Mohr said he had intended to illustrate Facebook swallowing up rival WhatsApp. The cartoon was published last Friday in early editions of daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung....

Facebook launches new gender options

Facebook on Thursday freed members from the bonds of being either male or female, letting people opt for custom genders such as transsexual or "intersex" at the social network. Facebook said it worked with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activist groups to create a thorough list of gender options, which can be found in an "other" category on profile About pages.  

Facebook's Zuckerberg biggest giver in '13

Facebook's Zuckerberg biggest giver in '13

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013, with a donation of 18 million shares of Facebook stock, valued at more than $970 million, to a Silicon Valley nonprofit in December. The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported Monday that Zuckerberg's donation was the largest charitable gift on the...

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Vajpayee weakest PM: Congress

Vajpayee weakest PM: Congress

Days after the Congress .......

It's Gandhi vs Gandhi

It's Gandhi vs Gandhi

It is being viewed as Gandhi versus Gandhi.....

New book adds fuel to fire

New book adds fuel to fire

A new book by a former top ...

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