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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg summoned by Iranian court

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg summoned by Iranian court

The Associated Press has revealed in a recent report that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been summoned by an Iranian judge, to seek response from him about allegations that Facebook apps have breached people's privacy.

The judge has asked Zuckerberg to appear in the court and explain his standpoint with regard to accusations by some unidentified Iranians as to why their privacy is being invaded by Instagram and WhatsApp.

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Facebook rolls out new ‘Privacy Checkup’ initiative

Facebook rolls out new ‘Privacy Checkup’ initiative

Close on the heels of its recent launch of a number of new initiatives which give the users the ability to share more information, social network Facebook has now announced its 'Privacy Checkup' initiative.

The new 'Privacy Checkup' initiative is now being rolled out by Facebook to all its nearly 1.28 billion users. The new feature will run through all the parts of the users' Facebook page so as to ensure that users are aware about the people with who can see their information --- close friends, networks, or the general public.

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Facebook introduces puzzling new relationship Ask feature

Facebook introduces puzzling new relationship Ask feature

Social network Facebook has recently introduces a perplexing new function for the 'Ask' feature. The new function gives the users the ability to inquire into the relationship status of other Facebook members without actually having to interact with them.

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FT: Facebook developing its own video-chat app

FT: Facebook developing its own video-chat app

The Financial Times has revealed in a recent report that social network Facebook is developing its own video-chat app, which is internally being referred to as 'Slingshot.' Facebook's reported 'Slingshot' project is a "top secret" project which is being overseen by the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself.

According to the FT report, citing information shared by unidentified 'inside' sources, Facebook has been working on the planned video-chat app for several months. The app will essentially give the users the ability to send short video messages using a touch-screen.

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Oculus VR CEO says the firm’s acquisition by Facebook will help it expand more rapidly

Oculus VR CEO says the firm’s acquisition by Facebook will help it expand more r

During an appearance at TechCrunch Disrupt on Monday, Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe discussed his virtual reality (VR) firm's $2 billion acquisition of social network Facebook in March; and asserted that the acquisition will facilitate a rapid expansion of Oculus VR.

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Facebook offers Anonymous Login Option for Third-party Apps

Facebook offers Anonymous Login Option for Third-party Apps

Many people use their Facebook account to get quick access to websites and Facebook has announced that the social network will offer Anonymous Login option for its users on different websites. This feature could offer privacy to users while offering them option to use more functions on third-party websites and apps.

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More time on Facebook Linked to Lower Self Esteem Among Young Women

More time on Facebook Linked to Lower Self Esteem Among Young Women

Spending more time on social networking site Facebook has been linked with lower self-image as per a combined study led by Scottish and US Researchers. Young women, who spend time watching images posted by their friends on Facebook compare themselves in many cases and this might lead to lower self esteem. Users share their photos on Facebook, often ‘selfies’ - a self-portrait photograph, clicked with a hand-held camera phone.

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Facebook Grabs Oculus VR for $2 billion

Facebook Grabs Oculus VR for $2 billion

Social networking giant Facebook has announced acquisition of virtual reality glass maker Oculus VR for $2 billion. As the focus shifts on wearable tech, the latest deal announced by Facebook has been taken positively by stock traders. The Facebook stock ended on Nasdaq 1.2 percent higher at $64.89.

The virtual reality headset market Oculus VR is part of long term plan of Facebook, as the company management expects wearable technologies and virtual reality to find major roles in people’s life in near future.

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Facebook Losing Popularity among Teens; WhatsApp, Snapchat Gain Further

Facebook Losing Popularity among Teens; WhatsApp, Snapchat Gain Further

Facebook is fast losing teenager user base and people are shifting to other social networking services. Facebook has been termed “Simply not cool anymore” by recent reports by Daniel Miller on theconversation.com story which discusses results from European Union-funded Global Social Media Impact Study. The research team evaluated responses from 16-18 year old users in eight European countries and found that teenagers do not find Facebook cool anymore.

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Kidney Seekers finding Solution on Facebook

Kidney Seekers finding Solution on Facebook

A large number of people are joining social networking sites to connect with their loved ones located at far places. However, there are a few who are also looking forward for locating kidney donors.

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