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Ello: what you need to know about the 'anti-Facebook' social network

Briefing Fri 26 Sep, AT 15:02

Fast-growing new site Ello promises 'beauty, simplicity and transparency' – and no advertising

NeoFace: how police face-detection software works

Briefing Tue 26 Aug, AT 15:51

From Facebook to the FBI, facial recognition software is everywhere – but is it a 'critical threat' to our privacy?

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Usies vs selfies: the latest web photo trend

Talking Point Fri 1 Aug, AT 12:24

Social bonding or rampant narcissism? Academics argue over the cultural significance of 'usies'

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OkCupid: five things it learned about love by tricking its users

Summary Tue 29 Jul, AT 13:15

OkCupid dating site admits to removing people's photos and lying about how well matched they are

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Meow Chat: what is it and how do I block the endless invites?

Briefing Mon 28 Jul, AT 16:13

Popular chatting app urges users to request their Facebook friends to join up, prompting outcry

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Flight MH17: Facebook scammers exploit plane crash

One-Minute Read Tue 22 Jul, AT 11:05

Facebook pages set up in the names of flight MH17 victims link to porn sites and malware

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Was Facebook's 'creepy' study funded by the US military?

One-Minute Read Thu 3 Jul, AT 14:16

Confusion over military involvement, but the American military is already studying you

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Facebook blackout silences social network – for 20mins

One-Minute Read Thu 19 Jun, AT 09:49

Longest Facebook blackout 'in recent history' sends users flooding onto Twitter

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How GCHQ can spy on your Facebook without a warrant

One-Minute Read Tue 17 Jun, AT 15:07

Top official reveals secret government policy justifying mass surveillance of social media users

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Which social media sites won't let you #freethenipple?

Summary Tue 3 Jun, AT 15:27

Instagram has strict rules on nudity – but not all social media sites are so puritanical

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