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Monday, 22 Sep 2014

Joan Rivers promotes iPhone 6 from beyond the grave

Joan Rivers promotes iPhone 6 from beyond the grave

Despite passing away five days before the unveiling of the iPhone 6, famed comedian, Joan Rivers, appeared to post an update to her Facebook page last Friday, praising the phone and announcing her plans to buy one.

Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014

Facebook hit with international class action privacy lawsuit

Facebook hit with international class action privacy lawsuit

An Austrian privacy activist has launched an international class action lawsuit against Facebook for breaching European data protection law. Anyone outside of the US and Canada with a Facebook account can join the lawsuit which is seeking damages of €500 per user.

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014

Facebook's Save feature lets you view stuff later

Facebook's Save feature lets you view stuff later

Ever come across an interesting news link or a music video on Facebook, but just don't have the time to click on it? Facebook lets you view all that content at a later time with its new Save feature.

Monday, 30 Jun 2014

Facebook Conducted Psychological Experiments on 600,000 Users in January 2012

Facebook Conducted Psychological Experiments on 600,000 Users in January 2012

The Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences published a report earlier this month that Facebook conducted psychological experiments on 600,000 users without their knowledge in January 2012.

Thursday, 26 Jun 2014

Facebook Takes Aim at CISCO with the Introduction of Wedge

Facebook Takes Aim at CISCO with the Introduction of Wedge

Facebook is trial testing an open source network switch code-named "Wedge" that might revolutionize the way we approach networking. More details within.

Monday, 23 Jun 2014

Facebook Improves Android App After Team Trip to Africa

Facebook Improves Android App After Team Trip to Africa

If you have noticed Facebook on Android feeling quicker, it's a Facebook team trip to Africa that you have to thank.

Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014

Facebook Buys Oculus Rift For US$2 Billion

Facebook Buys Oculus Rift For US$2 Billion

Facebook has just announced a deal that will see it buy virtual reality headset makers Oculus Rift for US$2 billion in cash and stocks, with another US$300 million depending on Oculus Rift's performance.

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014

WhatsApp Private Messages Reportedly at Risk Due to Security Flaw

WhatsApp Private Messages Reportedly at Risk Due to Security Flaw

An IT consultant claimed he has found a security flaw in the Android version of popular instant messaging software, WhatsApp. By using a malware with unrestricted access to the Android device's SD card, a hacker is able to extract WhatsApp private messages and upload them without the owner's knowledge.

Thursday, 20 Feb 2014

Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp for US$19 Billion

Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp for US$19 Billion

Facebook just announced on its blog that it will be acquiring WhatsApp for US$19 billion.

Monday, 3 Feb 2014

Facebook Readies Paper, a New Content Reader Mobile Application

Facebook Readies Paper, a New Content Reader Mobile Application

Facebook has announced Paper, the company’s new content reader application. This first product from the Facebook Creative Labs allows content from your Facebook News Feed to be presented in a new UI. In addition, excerpts of news articles from Time and other well-known publications are included.

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