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What happens to your Facebook profile when you die?

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Fri 13 Feb, AT 11:17

Social network rolls out 'legacy contacts' to allow people to pass on their Facebook page after they die

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Facebook can video you without your knowledge, MPs warn

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Fri 28 Nov, AT 11:00

MPs criticise 'legalese' terms and conditions and say social media companies should reform how they collect and use data

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Mark Zuckerberg 'stuns' Beijing with fluent Mandarin

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Thu 23 Oct, AT 14:52

Founder of Facebook apologises to audience for his 'terrible Chinese' before holding full Q&A in Mandarin

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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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Thu 3 Jul, AT 14:16

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

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