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German court upholds WhatsApp-Facebook data transfer ban

But the court overturned the privacy regulator's order that the companies delete data they had already transferred

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Facebook updates Workplace as enterprise collaboration gets hot again

Facebook is changing its collaboration service by integrating enterprise services, like Office, Salesforce, OneDrive and Box, and adding other features.

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Can the enterprise save Facebook bots?

Business users may get more out of Facebook's automated conversations than consumers

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Twitter sues the US government for demanding it unmask an 'alt' account

Twitter is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and alleging the government is misusing an investigative tool as part of an internal witch-hunt to uncover who is behind a Twitter account that is critical of the immigration...

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Facebook appeal over New York search warrants fails

The court decision did not address key issues of whether the broad searches, which were coupled with gag orders, were unconstitutional

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Twitter accounts hacked, Twitter Counter steps forward as culprit

It's the second time in four months that Twitter Counter has allowed hackers to post messages to high-profile Twitter accounts

Facebook bars developers from using data feeds for spying tools

Facebook and Instagram have publicly changed their terms and conditions to tell developers they can't use public user data feeds to develop tools that can be used for surveillance

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Open source Microsoft Graph Engine takes on Neo4j

The project allows for graph data to be kept in a distributed in-memory, key-value store and crunched at scale

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Facebook shareholders would have uphill climb ousting Zuckerberg from board

Group files a proposal calling for board chairman to be an independent member

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Trump administration is giving us a good lesson on Twitter security

Recent mishaps with White House-related Twitter accounts are highlighting security risks with the social media service

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Terrorists are winning the digital arms race

Countries need to work together to craft an online counternarrative, security experts say

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Social network App.net to shut down, open-source its platform

The developer-centric alternative to Twitter and Facebook might give rise to something new—but it probably won't be a social network

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Families of ISIS victims sue Twitter for being 'weapon for terrorism'

Analysts question whether a social network can be held responsible for users' actions

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What were the most disruptive iPhone apps of 2016?

From mobile augmented reality to social live-streaming, here are the trends that iPhone apps brought to the mainstream this year. And what we should expect in 2017.

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Google and Facebook: It’s your job to fix a broken internet

The internet giants need to step up and repair our information system, because only they have the wherewithal to do it

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Facebook 'misled' EU regulators over its takeover of WhatsApp

Facebook could be fined up to 1 percent of worldwide revenue for ‘misleading’ EU regulators about its 2014 takeover of Whatsapp

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Facebook tries crowdsourcing, fact-checkers to fight fake news

Flagged fake news stories will be labeled with a warning on users' news feeds

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Facebook encrypted messages: Setting up Secret Conversations in Messenger

Even Facebook lets you have a little privacy, letting you send encrypted messages using the Secret Conversation feature in Facebook Messenger. Here’s how it works.

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