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Why Is Everyone Updating Their Privacy Policies?

This morning, I opened my email inbox to find yet another privacy policy update from a site whose privacy policy I was never really all that worried about, and I'm not alone.

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Facebook Wants Your Nude Pics in an Effort to Protect You From Revenge Porn

This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "junk mail."

In lieu of protecting our elections, Facebook has decided to protect our boobies. The social networking giant launched an experimental program designed to combat the scourge of revenge porn by taking preemptive measures. The program works by assigning a digital fingerprint to nude content, which will then block the image from spreading.

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Facebook Employee Fired for Abusing Customer Info to Stalk Women on Tinder—Is Our Privacy Safe Now?

Sure, the Cambridge Analytica thing was a big deal, but Facebook is really sorry about that now. Surely we can count on them to go out of their way to ensure that no one abuses the data they've gathered to target an unsuspecting user base, right? Oh, one of their employees was using customer data to stalk women on Tinder? Okay, never mind.

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Everyone Is Dunking on Mark Zuckerberg About His Facebook Congressional Hearing

Group catharsis.

Who would have guessed that a guy who dipped his feet in violating people's privacy for a Hot or Not knockoff in college and faced a disciplinary hearing for it at the time—despite how much he'd like to pretend it's not at all related—would wind up answering for the same lack of (or willful ignorance of) foresight in front of the United States Congress, on the much larger scale of a global userbase?

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It’s Way Past Time for the World to #DeleteFacebook, But Is It That Easy?

The Cambridge Analytica data breach makes the #DeleteFacebook movement hard to resist. But is it that easy to walk away?

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Facebook Shut Down the Group Planning to Trash Black Panther’s Viewer Ratings

Yesterday, news made the rounds of a Facebook group—purportedly run by the same person who took credit for attacking Star Wars: The Last Jedi's user ratings on review site Rotten Tomatoes—that was aiming to bring down user review scores for Marvel's Black Panther later this month. Despite the administrator's seeming glee at all the news coverage, it has come back to bite them: Facebook has removed the page.

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Facebook Is Filling Its “Jail” With Women Instead of the Men Harassing Them

Women are getting harassed on a daily basis on Facebook, and Facebook is ignoring them. Now they're speaking up, even just with hyperbolic jokes, and Facebook is silencing them.

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Strangers: One of the Best Shows on Television Is Actually on Facebook

Despite the inherent benefit of being able to clog our timelines with their videos, Facebook has been strangely ineffective with marketing their new streaming platform. Or at least, that's what I'm gathering from number of people I've heard discussing the site's show Strangers, which is close to zero. That's unfortunate, because Strangers is hands down one of the very best new shows this fall.

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Free Speech So Important, the DOJ Is Demanding Info on Members of an Anti-Trump Facebook Group

As we all know, issues of free speech are of the utmost importance to the current U.S. government. Which is why the Department of Justice is trying to force Facebook to disclose information about thousands of people who "liked" an Anti-Trump page. Because you're allowed to freely share your long as they're in support of your President. Or white supremacy.

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Facebook’s Virtual Reality Dating Show Is Pretty Fun, but Maybe Not Multiple-Episode Fun

Proof that a bad date is a bad date, even when you're taking the form of a dinosaur.

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Artificial Intelligence Invents New Language Humans Can’t Understand

In an artificial intelligence (AI) experiment at Facebook, two AIs began chatting to each other in a more efficient version of English that the human researchers couldn't decipher. Let the plot to overthrow humanity begin!

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Honest Trailers’ Take on The Social Network Deserves a Million Likes

Honest Trailers takes on The Social Network, that one movie that the world couldn't seem to get enough of, just like the social network that lies at the heart of the movie: Facebook.

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Mark Zuckerberg Whitesplains Diversity to Black College Students in North Carolina

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has been on a tour of all 50 U.S. states to reach out to folks outside of Silicon Valley and learn a little more about what their lives are like —and how they feel about things like community and tech, presumably to make Facebook better at serving them. However, at a recent stop at a university in North Carolina, a discussion about diversity became uncomfortable to watch.

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Secret U.S. Marine Facebook Page Shared Nude Photos of Female Colleagues Without Their Consent

The U.S. military has a long history of misogyny, sexual assault, and gender inequality within its ranks, and it seems that this type of behavior and disregard for its female members extends to life outside the armed forces, too. Today, we learned that many Marines are semper fi to misogyny as we learned about a Facebook group where male Marines, both current and retired, posted and shared nude images of female colleagues.

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Save Yourselves: Facebook Launches Initiative to Combat Fake News Ahead of French Election

As France heads into its own presidential election, Facebook and Google redouble their efforts to combat fake news.

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Nearly 100 of U.S.’s Biggest Companies (Facebook, Google, More) Filed a Court Motion Against Trump’s Muslim Ban

How's that whole "businessman president" thing going?

One of Donald Trump's key redeeming points was supposed to be that he could run our country like a business, whatever that vague nonsense means, but our actual business leaders are extremely unhappy with what he's doing so far—an impressive feat at just over two weeks in office.

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Things We Saw Today: Free Nazi-Punching Film Festival in Brooklyn Tomorrow

Punch will also be served. The drink kind, not the fist kind. Unless you're a Nazi.

Sit back, relax, and watch some Nazi-punching.

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Things We Saw Today: Patton Chen’s Figure Skating Recreations of Yuri!!! on Ice Routines

Patton Chen, a Chinese figure skater and a big fan of the anime Yuri!!! On Ice, has been recreating routines from the show and putting them on his YouTube channel.

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The Horrific Facebook Live Assault Had Nothing to Do With #BlackLivesMatter, and Saying It Did Only Undermines the Tragedy

Equating the two dangerous. It's also a complete disservice, not just to the Black Lives Matter movement, but to the victim of this horrible tragedy. It robs him of his humanity and turns him into propaganda.

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Here’s How Stranger Things Brought the Demogorgon to Life Because You Don’t Need Sleep in 2017

Now that we're inching closer to season two (an official return date still unknown), the team behind the show is giving you a closer look at what it takes to bring the monster to life.

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