31 December 2012
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Facebook: Please Send Your New Year Greetings Now

What are you going to be doing at the stroke of midnight next Tuesday, as 2012 shuffles off the stage and 2013 bursts upon the scene? Well, if Facebook has anything to do with it, you’ll be sending out congratulatory New Year’s messages to all your friends. But they don’t mean to see you tapping […]


20 December 2012
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Facebook’s New Privacy Settings And Two Other Stories You Need to Know

Welcome to this morning’s edition of ‘First To Know,’ a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories. Facebook Pushes New Privacy Settings Facebook has started pushing its new privacy settings, which are showing to users that are logging […]


20 December 2012
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New Web App Recommends Books Based on Your Tweets

Reading a book is a significant investment of time. That’s why it’s common to ask friends for recommendations when looking for interesting literature. If you haven’t said it yourself, you’ve probably heard someone say the common refrain: “Read any good books lately?” That method has worked fairly well thus far, but an innovative new web […]


20 December 2012
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2012 Was the Year of News on YouTube [INFOGRAPHIC]

Superstorm Sandy, the presidential election, Red Bull’s Stratos space jump — what do they all have in common? Millions of people watched or uploaded video of them to YouTube this year “When something big happens in the world, the YouTube community responds,” wrote YouTube Director of Content Partnerships for News and Education Tom Sly in […]


20 December 2012
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Report: Facebook Starts Rolling Out New Privacy Settings — in New Zealand

Users in New Zealand are starting to see new settings for their Facebook accounts that make it easier to set privacy controls, according to a report. The Next Web reports that those users are seeing a “new privacy shortcut menu” that has been added to the main bar on the site. A “privacy settings and […]


18 December 2012
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Internet ayatollah: Iran’s supreme leader likes Facebook

DUBAI (Reuters) – Facebook – banned in Iran due to its use by activists to rally government opponents in 2009 – has an unlikely new member: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Launched a few days ago, the Facebook page “Khamenei.ir” displays photographs of the 73-year-old cleric alongside speeches and pronouncements by the man who wields […]


18 December 2012
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The NRA’s Social Media Silence Isn’t Working

Gun control and gun rights have instantly come to dominate the American conversation, but the biggest gun lobby in America apparently has decided to sit this one out — at least on the Internet. Since the Newtown school shooting Friday, the National Rifle Association has deactivated its Facebook account, AdWeek noticed, just days after announcing it it had reached […]


18 December 2012
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Instagram Now Shares Your Data With Facebook

Instagram has updated its privacy policy to reflect that the company was acquired by Facebook In the preface to the changes, Instagram is quick to point out two important details — users still choose who can see their Instagram photos, and they still get to choose whether they post photos on Facebook That said, the […]