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This Is Why There Are Now Blue Ticks On WhatsApp

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech

If you've recent updated WhatsApp you may have noticed that there are now... blue ticks. But what do these mysterious signifiers mean? What is thei...

Facebook Can Also Influence Whether You're Likely To Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook can alter your mood based on what news stories it shows you. Apparently it can also manipulate whether you're likely to vote. Outrage h...

Facebook Launches 'Newswire' Page For Journalists Looking For Stories

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has always been a place to find interesting news - even if quite a lot of it ends up being baby announcements, rants about UKIP and cat video...

Facebook To Buy Solar-Powered Drone Company?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook is reportedly in talks to buy a company which makes huge, solar-powered drones. Titan Aerospace builds unmanned aircraft which it claims a...

There Are Now 56 Ways To Describe Your Gender On Facebook

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Tech

Transgender activists have hailed a decision by Facebook to increase its range of gender options to more than 50 as a "big advance". The social net...

Does Facebook's New App Make Its Old One Obsolete?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has unveiled 'Paper', its brand new reading and sharing app. And the early reactions suggest it's a winner - good enough, in fact, to kill of...

Facebook Lifts Another Big Feature From Twitter...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has added a 'trending' topics page to the front of its site. But they're not copying Twitter. Honestly. Nope. The feature will appear to t...

Zuckerberg: US 'Blew It' Over NSA Spying

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Tech

The US government "blew it" in the row over "spying" on users of social media, Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has said. "It's...

Facebook Boycott Over Domestic Violence Images Draws 222,000 Signatures

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Tech

Thousands of people have demanded that Facebook act to remove pictures, groups and videos from its site which they say promote violence against women....

How A Facebook Bug Shut Down Most Of The Internet

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Tech

A Facebook bug shut down large swathes of the Internet on Thursday evening and early Friday morning. A problem with the mechanics of Facebook's 'Li...

Facebook Denies Private Messages Appearing On Timelines

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Tech

Facebook has been forced to deny reports that a bug was causing private messages to be republished in public. Rumours emerged on Monday evening tha...

Facebook's Oldest User Meets Mark Zuckerberg

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Tech

Think you're getting too old for Facebook? Hardly. Facebook's oldest registered user - 101-year-old Florence Detlor - recently visited the company'...

Zuckerberg Loses $4.7bn In Six Days After '83 Million Fake Accounts' Admission

Huffington Post UK | Michael Runde | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Tech

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has lost about $4.7bn on paper in six days after the company's stock crashed on a series of bad news. Its stock dipped...

Facebook Promises To 'Do Better' After Anti-Women Hate Speech Outcry

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Tech

Facebook has pledged to "do better" after thousands of people demanded it remove pictures, groups and videos from its site which promote violence agai...