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Facebook has the ability to detect that you are typing even if you do not post the content

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Facebook has the ability to see what users type even if the posts are not published. Apparently, users were notified about this setting in the Data Use Policy — a statement that I bet barely any of Facebook’s users have read through. Facebook can track any post that is longer than 5 characters typed into the social network even if the post is never published, according to the L.A. Times.
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Facebook gets a ‘dislike’ button through sticker pack in Messenger

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Facebook now has a “dislike” button as part of a stick pack designed for Facebook Messenger. This means that you will not be able to directly dis like Facebook statuses. There are certain circumstances where Facebook statuses should not be “liked” such as someone talking about a hardship that they are going through.

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Judge orders Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to face IPO lawsuit

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Facebook and dozens of banks will have to deal with a lawsuit that alleges the company of misleading investors about their financial performance before going public based on a decision from a federal judge.
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Facebook buys sports social media company SportsStream

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Facebook has acquired SportStream, a second screen company for sports that shows the best tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram photos, stats, and news for every game. Last month, Facebook select SportStream as an API partner for getting deeper access to sports data.
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Facebook Inc (FB) launches auto playing video ads starting with Divergent movie

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Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is launching video ads very soon starting with the movie Divergent. The ads will play automatically on News Feed, but the sound will only be activated if users click on the videos. Video ads generally demand higher advertising rates so Facebook will see major revenue boosts as a result. Facebook has been rumored to be working on video ads for the last several months.

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Facebook places ‘Donate Now’ button for non-profit pages

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Facebook has added a donation feature that lets users give cash to non-profits. This feature comes just in time for the holiday season when people are in the giving mood. Facebook partnered with 18 non-profits as part of the launch. Partners include Charity Water, Boys & Girls Club of America, Livestrong Foundation, and the World Wildlife Fund.
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Facebook for iOS now has auto-playing videos

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Facebook’s iOS app has been updated to support auto-playing videos. Facebook started testing out the auto-playing videos on mobile devices three months ago. As you scroll down the News Feed, videos will start playing without audio. To play sound on the video, simply tap on it once. If you do not want to watch the video, just keep scrolling. This feature clears the way for potential video ads that automatically play in mobile devices.
[Source: TechCrunch]

Facebook Inc (FB) is joining the S&P 500 as Abercrombie gets the boot

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Goodbye Abercrombie, hello Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). S&P Dow Jones has announced that Facebook will be joining the S&P 500 and 100 indexes. S&P also said that Abercrombie & Fitch will be removed from the S&P 500. These changes will be reflected at the close of trading on Friday. Facebook shares are up over 30% since going public despite a rocky build up. Abercrombie will be joining the S&P MidCap 400. Facebook is going to replace The Williams Companies in the S&P 100 and Terdyne in the S&P 500, according to Forbes.