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Facebook VP says he was treated “with a lot of respect” by Brazilian jail authorities

Facebook VP says he was treated “with a lot of respect” by Brazilian jail author

Facebook Vice President Diego Dzodan, who is based in São Paulo, said that he was treated with respect by Brazilian jail authorities this week, during his one-day detention resulting from an ongoing dispute between Facebook subsidiary WhatsApp and Brazilian law enforcement.

Dzodan disclosure about how he was treated by the Brazilian jail authorities came during the course of his Saturday address at a conference on business trends n Latin America. The conference organized by the students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management.

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Facebook launches new mobile ad format called ‘Canvas’

Facebook launches new mobile ad format called ‘Canvas’

Social network Facebook announced the launch of a new mobile ad format on Thursday. The format is called ‘Canvas;’ and it will enable advertisers to create interactive ads which unfold a better user experience than current ads.

The new ads created with the help of the Canvas ad platform will be mobile-only ads, and will be available on iOS as well as Android.

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ISIS propaganda video makes direct threats against Facebook and Twitter CEOs

ISIS propaganda video makes direct threats against Facebook and Twitter CEOs

In an evident response to the efforts undertaken by Facebook and Twitter to curb terrorist activity on their social networking platforms, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have been threatened directly in a propaganda video released by Islamic State supporters.

The video has been posted to the Telegram social media service -- which is used by ISIS -- and was first spotted by Vocativ deep web analysts.

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Facebook Officially Rolls Out Multiple-account Support for its Android Messenger App

Facebook Officially Rolls Out Multiple-account Support for its Android Messenger

There is good news for families where many members use the same tablet, as Facebook has formally introduced multiple-account support for its Android Messenger app.

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Researchers determine 3.57 “degrees of separation” between any two people in the world

Researchers determine 3.57 “degrees of separation” between any two people in the

In a recently released report, researchers at Facebook and the University of Milan have upended the famous "six degrees of separation" theory, and have asserted that people across the world are more closely connected than one may think.

The "six degrees of separation" phrase was first used by Hungarian playwright Frigyes Karinthy in 1929. The theory claimed that an average number of 'six' acquaintances separate any two people in the world.

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Facebook’s patent application hints at carpooling feature for Events Page

Facebook’s patent application hints at carpooling feature for Events Page

According to reports, a patent application has been filed by social network Facebook for a carpooling feature which would potentially go with the company’s Events Page.

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Facebook updates its Android app to offer support for Tor anonymity service

Facebook updates its Android app to offer support for Tor anonymity service

In an announcement made on Tuesday, Facebook said that it has rolled out a new update to the Facebook for Android app, giving users the ability to privately connect to the social network using a Tor connection.

According to Facebook's announcement, the connection which will enable Facebook users to privately access the popular social networking site via Tor anonymity service has been provided by the Tor Project's 'Orbot: Proxy with Tor' app.

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Facebook Would Offer Internet to Refugees, says Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Would Offer Internet to Refugees, says Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook recently while speaking at the United Nations Private Sector Forum said that Facebook will team up with the intergovernmental body to make internet accessible to those who so far have been able to use it.

The New York Times reported that Zuckerberg also noted that if more people will be online it will be beneficial to Facebook itself. But Zuckerberg didn't tell how and when internet was coming to the refugee camps.

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Oculus-Facebook in trouble due to accusations against Oculus founder

Oculus-Facebook in trouble due to accusations against Oculus founder

Trouble is apparently brewing for Oculus-Facebook, which were largely being considered the most dominant players in the ‘Virtual Reality’ arena.

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Facebook launches Internet.org app in India

Facebook launches Internet.org app in India

Facebook has launched its Internet.org app in India this week, giving free access to basic Internet services to millions of people in the country. The app has been launched in India by Facebook in collaboration with local cellular carrier Reliance Communications.

The Internet.org app launched by Facebook in India is now available in six states —Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Telangana. The app gives Reliance customers – even those without a data plan - in these six states ‘free’ access to more than three dozen Web services.

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