Menlo Park Headquarters
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Facebook’s Menlo Park Headquarters Evacuated After Bomb Threat

A bomb threat prompted authorities on Tuesday to evacuate a building at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Facebook near San Francisco, police said, but hours after a sweep of the structure began there was no word of explosives found. The New York Police Department received an anonymous tip about a bomb threat regarding Facebook’s campus in Menlo Park, […]

Mark Zuckerberg
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Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook in New Data Breach Controversy

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg pushed back Wednesday against emails showing the social media giant offering Netflix and other popular apps preferential access to people’s data even after it had tightened its privacy rules. A British parliamentary committee investigating whether the social media behemoth was being used to manipulate the results of elections published 250 pages of […]

Facebook Messenger
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Facebook Messenger to Soon Let You Delete a Message Within 10 Minutes of Sending

Facebook is planning to roll out a new update to Messenger that will allow users to delete sent messages from chat threads within 10 minutes of sending. A Twitter user spotted the feature listed as “coming soon” in the release notes for version 191.0 of Messenger’s iOS client, The Verge reported on Wednesday. “Coming soon: Remove a message from a […]

Twitter
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Twitter Deletes Over 10,000 Accounts That Sought to Discourage US Voting

Twitter deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts posting messages that discouraged people from voting in Tuesday’s US election and wrongly appeared to be from Democrats, after the party flagged the misleading tweets to the social media company. “We took action on relevant accounts and activity on Twitter,” a Twitter spokesman said in an email. The removals took […]