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  • Journal expresses 'concern' over Facebook study

    July 3, 2014 5:24 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The journal that published a study by Facebook and two U.S. universities about how people's moods spread on the social network is now expressing reservations about the paper. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says that as a private company, Facebook had no obligation to... more »
  • Three accused of child porn

    February 13, 2014 12:43 PM

    EUNICE - Authorities and members of the Attorney General's high-tech crime unit arrested three men recently on suspicion of possessing or distributing child porn. Investigators arrested Adam Shilow, 33, of Eunice; Scott Paul Touchet, 40, of Erath, and Gilbert Dupre, 45, of Duson. Shilow and Touchet were arrested Tuesday,... more »
  • Facebook unveils social search feature

    January 15, 2013 12:49 PM

    MENLO PARK, Calif. - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled a new search feature on the world's biggest online social network. Called "graph search," the new service lets users search their social connections for information about people, interests, photos and places. Until now, Facebook users were unable to search for... more »
  • Facebook updates iPhone app to speed it up

    August 23, 2012 12:03 PM

    NEW YORK- Facebook wants to address what's perhaps the biggest complaint with its iPhone app: It's releasing an update that's faster. Facebook Inc. says it is launching the newest version of the app on Thursday. Rather than add a slew of new features, the company says it rebuilt it from... more »
  • 83 million Facebook accounts are fake

    August 3, 2012 11:09 AM

    Facebook is trying to disable 83 million of its accounts that are fake. Some are malicious and others are pages created for pets. The social network says more than eight-percent of its 955 million monthly active users worldwide are duplicate or false accounts. Facebook has divvied them up into... more »
  • Sheriff: Facebook spat led to 2 shooting deaths

    February 9, 2012 12:13 PM

    MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn> - Authorities say a father who was upset after a Tennessee couple deleted his adult daughter as a friend on Facebook has been charged with killing the couple. Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece said Wednesday the victims had complained to police that Marvin's Potter's daughter was harassing... more »
  • Google opens Plus social network to everyone

    September 20, 2011 12:55 PM

    NEW YORK - Google says it has opened up its Google Plus social network to everyone after testing it for 12 weeks. It is also adding a search capability. Google Inc. said in a blog post Tuesday that it will now let anyone sign up for Google Plus.... more »
  • Facebook launches video calls, group chat features

    July 6, 2011 12:56 PM

    NEW YORK - Quick on the heels of Google's launch of its latest social-networking venture, Facebook is rolling out video calls. It's powered by Internet phone company Skype. Facebook said Wednesday that it is also rolling out a group chat feature. Facebook users can now create instant... more »

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