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Facebook Express Wi-fi goes live in India - BBC News

Facebook Express Wi-fi goes live in India - BBC News | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
Facebook's scheme offering internet access for underserved regions goes live in India.
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Bursting the Facebook bubble: we asked voters on the left and right to swap feeds

Bursting the Facebook bubble: we asked voters on the left and right to swap feeds | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
Social media has made it easy to live in filter bubbles, sheltered from opposing viewpoints. So what happens when liberals and conservatives trade realities?
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Facebook probably pays less UK tax than you do

Facebook probably pays less UK tax than you do | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
Campaigners have called on the government to take more drastic action on corporate tax, after it emerged that social media giant Facebook paid less than £5000 in tax in the UK last year. George Osborne has introduced a 'Google Tax', officially called the diverted profit tax, which charges a 25% levy in all profits that HM Revenue and Customs deems to have been moved outside the UK artifically.
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Universities twice as likely as other employers to use zero-hours contracts

Universities twice as likely as other employers to use zero-hours contracts | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
Half of universities and two-thirds of further education colleges use zero-hours contracts, freedom of information requests reveal
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Facebook has a billion users in a single day, says Mark Zuckerberg - BBC News

Facebook has a billion users in a single day, says Mark Zuckerberg - BBC News | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
Facebook boast a new record, with more than a billion people using the social network on a single day this week.
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Hilarious ad shows how Facebook would've been if it existed in the 90s

Hilarious ad shows how Facebook would've been if it existed in the 90s | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
Comedian Brent Weinbach made this great fake commercial showing how The Facebook—as Mark Zuckerberg originally called it—would have been if it existed in 1995.
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That Facebook Copyright Thing Is Meaningless and You Should Stop Sharing It

That Facebook Copyright Thing Is Meaningless and You Should Stop Sharing It | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
You know that bit of legal-sounding text that all your friends are sharing on Facebook? "I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details..." blah blah blah? Yeah: it's meaningless. We'll show you why, line by line.
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Six types of killer use Facebook to commit crimes, says study

Six types of killer use Facebook to commit crimes, says study | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
Criminologists identify murderer profiles who use networking site but emphasise technology itself is inherently safe
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The Facebook Comment That Ruined a Life

The Facebook Comment That Ruined a Life | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
Approximately one hour after Justin Carter posted a sarcastic comment on a Facebook thread, his life began to ­unravel.
The first reaction occurred behind the scenes, in another country. The 18-y...
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▶ Nick Couldry on Mass Surveillance & Social Media - Westminster Journalism Conference 2013 - YouTube

Nick Couldry, Professor of Media and Communications and Director of the Goldsmiths Centre for the Study of Global Media & Democracy at Goldsmiths College, de...
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Bursting the Facebook bubble: we asked voters on the left and right to swap feeds

Bursting the Facebook bubble: we asked voters on the left and right to swap feeds | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
Social media has made it easy to live in filter bubbles, sheltered from opposing viewpoints. So what happens when liberals and conservatives trade realities?
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Facebook relaxes 'real name' policy in face of protest

Facebook relaxes 'real name' policy in face of protest | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
Following complaints from civil liberties groups, company promises more awareness of context of real name complaints
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Facebook plans satellite ‘in 2016' - BBC News

Facebook plans satellite ‘in 2016' - BBC News | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says satellite will provide internet access to remote parts of Africa.
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Zuckerberg: one in seven people on the planet used Facebook on Monday

Zuckerberg: one in seven people on the planet used Facebook on Monday | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
Social network hit ten-figure milestone on Monday, but Mark Zuckerberg maintains it is still ‘just the beginning of connecting the whole world’
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Facebook now used by half of world's online users - BBC News

Facebook now used by half of world's online users - BBC News | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
Half of the world's estimated online population now check in to the social networking giant Facebook at least once a month.
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British army creates team of Facebook warriors

British army creates team of Facebook warriors | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
Soldiers familiar with social media sought for 77th Brigade, which will be responsible for ‘non-lethal warfare’
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Russell Brand And Susan Sarandon Declare Support For Edward Snowden

Russell Brand And Susan Sarandon Declare Support For Edward Snowden | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
Musicians and actors ranging from Russell Brand to Susan Sarandon expressed solidarity Monday with Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor whose leaking of sensitive documents last year led the U.S. government to charge him with three felonies.

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Why Facebook Suddenly Wants to Handle Your Money

Why Facebook Suddenly Wants to Handle Your Money | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
It's quickly becoming the biggest battle zone in tech
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Facebook pays no UK corporation tax for a second year

Facebook pays no UK corporation tax for a second year | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
Social media company reports a pre-tax loss of £11.6m for 2013, despite its US parent making a net profit of £900m. By Mark Sweney
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US Spy Programs May Break the Internet if Not Reformed, Google Leader Says | WIRED

US Spy Programs May Break the Internet if Not Reformed, Google Leader Says | WIRED | The Truth about Facebook | Scoop.it
You own your data. And the government needs to start respecting that.
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