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It's Time to Ditch Facebook and Start Over

Most of us have had Facebook accounts for the past few years, some have had one closer to a decade. But time and bloat have turned once-beloved font of nostalgia into an onslaught of faux-sentimental sludge from strangers. So as Facebook stands poised to break itself into a bunch of different apps, we say to you: Screw it. It's time to start fresh. Read More >>

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Facebook Adds "Nearby Friends" to Show Americans Where Their Friends Are

Facebook's newest feature, Nearby Friends, begins rolling out today -- sadly for Americans only, to begin with. The opt-in feature broadcasts your exact location, and can even give real-time updates as you move around, if that's the kind of thing you want to share with your friends. Read More >>

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Facebook Reportedly Received Nearly 2,000 Data Requests From UK Police Last Year

It turns out our law enforcement agencies aren't that out of touch with the modern world, as Facebook reveals that UK police made 1,906 requests for access to Facebook user data in the last six months of 2013. The requests affected 2,227 separate accounts, and more then 70 per cent of requests saw data handed over to the authorities. Read More >>

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Facebook Wants to Clean Up News Feed Spam

Facebook's cleaning up your News Feed a little, ripping out Like-baiting posts, repeated content, and spammy links. Read More >>

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Report: Facebook Will Pull Chat Out of Main Mobile App

TechCrunch reports that Facebook will be removing chat from its standalone mobile apps in an effort to force people to use its Facebook Messenger application. If true, the move would be Facebook's latest aggressive play to take control of your messaging life. Read More >>

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Twitter's Facebook-Lite Look Kicks in Today

That major redesign Twitter was teasing earlier this year? It's here. And it's got a few features we hadn't heard about thrown in for good measure. Welcome to Facewitter, or Twitbook. It's actually pretty nice! Read More >>

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Facebook App Blamed for Nuking iPhone Batteries

A former Apple, ahem, Genius, claims to have devoted "years" of his life to solving the issue of poor battery life on iOS devices, a problem that appeared to become more widespread with the arrival of iOS 7.1. His hypothesis? It's mostly Facebook's fault. Read More >>

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Expect to See Even More New Types of Adverts on Twitter Soon

In another attempt at mimicking the actions of other social networks, Twitter is set to introduce 15 new types of adverts, some of which seem to have been "inspired" by Facebook. Read More >>

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Why Facebook Ditched a Nice Redesign

Last year Facebook debuted a nice redesign that featured big, beautiful pictures, seen above. But Facebook never rolled it out. Why? Because most people have crappy old computers. Read More >>

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Facebook's Drone-and-Laser Plan to Give Internet to Everyone

In its quest to get the whole world online, Facebook's Internet.org project has included partnerships with companies like Samsung and Nokia, as well as with NASA. Now it seems that rumors about Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook drone dreams are true, and the social network giant is planning on internet-delivering drones, satellites, and even lasers. Here's our first look at how that might take shape. Read More >>

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Minecraft VR is the First Casualty of Facebook's Oculus Rift Buyout

Facebook's buyout of promising virtual reality company Oculus (makers of the Oculus Rift headset) has split the gaming community right down the middle. And it's alienated at least one high profile developer -- Markus Persson, creator of Minecraft. Read More >>

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Facebook Could Give You the Oculus Rift You Always Wanted

The news today that Facebook will buy Oculus—the makers of the best virtual reality experience in existence—caused paroxysms of upsetment and surprise. That's fair! But once the smoke clears, this could turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to the most promising technology we have. Read More >>

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Facebook is Buying Oculus, the Future of Virtual Reality, for £1.2 Billion

For some completely inexplicable reason, Facebook has announced that it is buying Oculus VR—the future of virtual reality awesomeness—for $2 billion (£1.2 billion). What?! Read More >>

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The Onion Explains Where all "The Teens" Leaving Facebook are Going

The wonderful thing about internet communities is that it's very hard to artificially build them, but they arise organically in the strangest ways. And sometimes The Teens, those rapscallions, find the strangest places to commune online. Read More >>

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Facebook's Facial Recognition "Approaching Human-Level Performance"

For years Facebook has been working on facial recognition to auto-tag photographs, but has now reached a point where its technology is 'closely approaching human-level performance.' In fact, in some ways it might even be better. Read More >>

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This WhatsApp Redesign Would Make Facebook's $16 Billion Buy Worth It

Whatsapp has been one of the most talked about start-up giants in recent memory. Building upon the most basic of mobile services, messaging WhatsApp has managed to monetise and evolve the service through cross platform integration and making it free (among many other things). Following the $16billion acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook I thought that this is a good as time as any to look at what this means for WhatsApp and what changes both aesthetic and functional might be implemented by it. Read More >>

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