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Marc Andreessen Did A Magnificently Bad Tweet 

Facebook board director, venture capitalist and proof-of-concept egg/human hybrid Marc Andreessen has carried out a most impressive feat — a tweet so bad he simultaneously destroyed Facebook’s party line about its Free Basics program and implied that India would be better off still ruled by England.


France Demands Facebook Stop Tracking Non-Users And Sending Data To US 

French authorities are not impressed with Facebook: The nation’s data protection authority has told the social network that it has just three months to stop tracking the browsing of non-users.


Facebook's Free Basics Banned For Good In India

Late last year, the Indian government temporarily banned Facebook’s free Basics program over net neutrality concerns. Now, it’s banned for good.


The British Are Coming (For Google And Facebook Data On American Servers)

The US and UK are currently holding secret meetings with the hopes of making it easier for police and spy agencies to access emails and other electronic data held by private companies on both sides of the Atlantic, the Washington Post reports.


Don't Believe Facebook's Claim That 'Six Degrees Of Separation' Is Bogus

Yesterday, a Facebook post revealed that each Facebook user is an average of only 3.57 connections away from all users on the site. That by itself is interesting, but instead, Facebook’s comparing it to the popular theory of six degrees of separation — presenting its user base and the general population as two groups that, hell, may as well be considered one in the same!


Secret Trick Turns Your Facebook Photos Into Awesome Text Art

We’re not exactly sure why they’re doing it yet, but a self-described ‘Web standards fanatic’ named Mathias Bynens has discovered that Facebook and Instagram are automatically making ASCII art versions of every photo you upload. And accessing the lo-fi versions of your images is super easy.


Why Did Facebook Kill The 'Yay' Button?

We have no way of knowing why Facebook rejected the “Yay” button. But it’s kind of funny because “Yay” is slang for cocaine! Realistically, however, the world probably won’t be getting a “Yay” button because joy is confusing.


Facebook's Made 360 Video Files 80 Per Cent Smaller Using Maths

There’s no denying that 360 video is cool, but the files required are large and can really bog down if your’re watching them online. Now, Facebook has developed a way to compress the videos by as much as 80 per cent without any loss in quality.


Facebook Notify Review: The Perks And Pitfalls Of A Never-Ending News Stream

Facebook’s Notify, an app that pushes news alerts to your lockscreen, can sometimes be a headache. But when it comes to breaking news, this little app proves its worth.


Nielsen Is Going To Read What You Say About TV On Facebook

The ratings company Nielsen has been keeping tabs on what you say about TV while using Twitter for a while. Now it plans to mine what you have to say on Facebook, too.


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